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"Strategists: full of bull"

A look at the question, "where is the value in these [Wall Street] strategists' forecasts?"

We laboriously put together 186 public forecasts, culled from 19 years of media coverage of their “annual market call” story.  And the data, the lengthiest ever for this purpose, is now available for your own public consumption here

Short answer: the forecasts are pretty lousy.


"Why Everybody Should Work in Hollywood"

Not for me, but your mileage may vary.

I’m convinced that working in Hollywood is the most effective and efficient way to teach people how to work.

You have to work well under constant pressure. You have to be responsible for more things than anyone should have to be responsible for. And you have to be cunning. I’ve worked in the development and production of major motion pictures and television, then switched over to working in content at an advertising agency, and now work as a creative director at a media company, but in all my travels, the most incredible workers were those who got their start in the film & television biz. When I think about the things that make me good at my job, I can trace them back to what I learned being at the bottom of the food chain in Hollywood and fighting my way up.