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Ray Dalio Speaks, Sense on Cents Listens

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 3rd, 2012 8:05 AM |

While most people see the trees, the waves, and the stars, there are a few money managers and economists out there who see and speak truly about the forest, the oceans, and the galaxies.

Who are a few of these individuals?

Jeremy Grantham of Grantham Mayo, whom I highlighted a week ago. Bob Rodriguez of First Pacific Advisors of whom I have written often. Harvard economist Kenneth Rogoff is without peer in understanding and delivering on the depth and breadth of our global economic crisis. I personally think the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy’s Amar Bhide is in a class with only Simon Johnson in addressing what the world of finance needs to do in correcting itself circa 2012.

Who else also occupies the loftiest of spots in the Sense on Cents Hall of Fame and distinguishes himself along with these other luminaries?


Sense on Cents 2009 Halls of Fame and Shame

Posted by Larry Doyle on January 4th, 2010 9:47 AM |

For those who missed last evening’s No Quarter Radio’s Sense on Cents with Larry Doyle Hall of Fame and Shame Induction, I am compelled to provide a recap and listing of all those honored or dishonored — depending on one’s perspective. What was the measuring stick to make these assessments? Very simply, the pursuit and promotion of truth, transparency and integrity as we navigate the economic landscape.

Some names you will immediately recognize, others you may not. Additional information about these individuals can be found via the search window (located above the right sidebar) at Sense on Cents. The names appear in no specific order of priority or importance. With no further adieu . . .

Sense on Cents 2009 Hall of Shame Inductees

1. Bernie Madoff
2. Nicholas Cosmo: ran financial scam at Agape World
3. Tim Geithner: tax cheat amongst other things
4. Larry Summers: arrogant, condescending, and sleep deprived
5. Auction-Rate Securities dealers and managers, especially Oppenheimer Holdings, E-Trade, Schwab, Pimco, Van-Kampen, Blackrock
6. The Wall Street Journal
7. George Soros
8. Chris Dodd (D-CT): reasons too numerous to mention
9. The Board of FINRA
10. Franklin Raines and Leland Brendsel: former CEOs of Fannie and Freddie
11. Wall Street management, especially Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs
12. Frank Dipascali: a special place in hell for Madoff’s CFO
13. Rahm Emanuel
14. Jimmy Cayne: CEO of Bear Stearns
15. Dick Fuld: CEO of Lehman Bros.
16. Congress collectively
17. Barney Frank (D-MA): reasons too numerous to mention, but start with “I want to roll the dice…”
18. Bank Stress Tests: a total sham
19. Allen Stanford
20. Steven Rattner: car czar
21. Bruce Malkenhorst: receiving a 500k pension from Vernon, CA
22. Barack Obama: just another politician (more…)

Bob Rodriguez: The Best Fund Manager of Our Time

Posted by Larry Doyle on December 1st, 2009 11:53 AM |

Listening to and learning from the best makes life worth living. The wisdom proffered by giants within their fields is the equivalent of a fabulous dining experience. Well, on that note, get ready to sip of the finest wine and savor the best steak that the financial industry has to offer. What chef is preparing our meal? The best in the business, an Economic All-Star here at Sense on Cents, none other than First Pacific Advisors’ Bob Rodriguez.

Our dining experience with Mr. Rodriguez last June 1st was nothing short of spectacular as he regaled us with his treatise, Reflections and Outrage. Bring your appetite again as Rodriguez was recently interviewed by Consuelo Mack.

Why do I think so highly of Bob Rodriguez? His life story resonates with me. I relish his emphasis on integrity, discipline, balance, history, prudent risk, and differentiating oneself.

This clip runs for 25 minutes. If we embrace the wisdom offered by Bob Rodriguez, the lessons can last a lifetime.

High five to MC for sharing this clip. Please share your thoughts on Mr. Rodriguez’s perspectives. If you like what you taste, in the season of giving, please share it with friends and colleagues. They’ll thank you.


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