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Romer Wilson's first novel is a study in the life of Genius, a theme that would preoccupy her throughout her life. The eponymous Martin Schüler is a young German composer of genius in the years leading up to the Great War. His great passion is to create one magnificent work that will live forever. With his passions so consumed in his art, he makes sacrifices in his human relationships, going through a series of wrenching, unequal love affairs. The novel is of interest not only for Schüler's ...
 
EconTalk is an award-winning weekly podcast hosted by Russ Roberts of Stanford University's Hoover Institution. The eclectic guest list includes authors, doctors, psychologists, historians, philosophers, economists, and more. Learn how the health care system really works, the serenity that comes from humility, the challenge of interpreting data, how potato chips are made, what it's like to run an upscale Manhattan restaurant, what caused the 2008 financial crisis, the nature of consciousness ...
 
The Buffalo Fitness Expo Podcast hosted by Romer "The Dominican Rock" Mendez is a podcast dedicated to all fitness enthusiast. Romer will be bringing everyone up on current topics and news in the fitness world, as well as interviewing the best of the best in the fitness industry. And keeping everyone up to the on the biggest fitness expo in New York State - The Buffalo Fitness Expo on September 10th, 2016 at the Buffalo Convention Center.
 
Another remarkable World War I novel by Romer Wilson, "If All These Young Men" is a character study of a group of young 20-something friends in England dealing with the looming, grey presence of the War in their lives. The story begins on Good Friday 1918, and centers on Josephine Miller, a restless, strong-minded young woman who cannot tolerate trivialities or frivolities so long as the War goes on, and who agonizes over how to go on living in its shadow. The characters of Josephine and her ...
 
A weary survivor of the Great War, Major Rane Smith wanders in a great ennui amidst the mystical beauties of the fjords of Norway after the War, seeking a spiritual renewal. Deep in the forest he stumbles fatefully upon the strange, almost elvish home of Karl Ingman, an iconoclastic old Ibsen scholar. There Major Smith meets Ingman's two beautiful young daughters and his eldritch wife Rosa, entering into long days of profound dialogue with each member of the family. A rare and exquisite gem ...
 
Through their lives and work, failures and successes – get to know to the individuals who have been awarded the The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. The host for this podcast is Adam Smith, who has the happy task of interviewing new laureates. Nobel Prize Conversations is a podcast with a new episode every other Thursday. These easily-accessible conversations delve into how these personalities found their research fields — often by coincidence — how the ...
 
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The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Michiah Prull, founder of Avalanche Insights, to talk about setting up a company after the 2016 election (3:00), starting as a community organiser (5:00), the problem with messaging (6:30), using AI to understand emotions (8:35), finding the right people (11:00), how an algorithm intuits …
 
Michael Kremer is best known for his academic work researching global poverty, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2019 along with Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee. Less known is that he is also the founder of five non-profits and in the process of creating a sixth. And Kremer doesn’t see anything unusual about embodying the dual archetype…
 
The Ace List - Live Edition II with Antoine Pin & Fabrizio Buonamassa of Bvlgari – S01E14 On September 15th, 2020 we had Antoine Pin, Bulgari Watch Managing Director, and Fabrizio Buonamassa, Product Creation Executive Director, on the show. It was such a fun talk that we passed the 60 minutes mark by at least 20 minutes and we did not even had tim…
 
Author, lawyer, and poet Dwayne Betts talks about his time in prison and the power of reading with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Betts is the founder of the Million Book Project, which aims to put a small library of great books in 1,000 U.S. prisons. Betts discusses his plans for the project and how reading helped him transform himself.…
 
The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent brings on John Matze, founder of Parler, to talk about starting a social network (4:10), its first viral moment (7:05), reacting to the banning of people online (8:10), echo chambers (11:10), Parler’s hyper-partisan power users (13:25), the site’s rules (15:50), why he doesn’t regulate hate speech (19:50), how t…
 
The Ace List - Live with Anish Bhatt of WatchAnish - S01E013 Anish Bhatt is a true globetrotter and has taken Instagram by storm. He made watches sexy on Instagram. Today his company WatchAnish Media creates content for many luxury lifestyle brands over various platforms. Anish sits down with old time friend Alon Ben Joseph of Ace Jewelers to discu…
 
The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Jordan Fisher, founder of Standard Cognition, to talk about creating a video game (5:00), being rejected from venture capitalists (7:20), helping the financial regulator catch fraudsters (9:30), jumping into cashierless checkouts 12:10), the future of retail (16:30), launching in three st…
 
The Ace List - Live with Adam Craniotes of RedBar Group and Revolution Magazine - S01E012 Adam Craniotes, founder of the RedBar Group and editor-at-Large of Revolution Magazine joined Alon Ben Joseph of Ace Jewelers and it became a very special episode. Adam is raw, pure and speak his mind. Something we really like. He is great fun and they discuss…
 
Audrey Tang began reading classical works like the Shūjīng and Tao Te Ching at the age of 5 and learned the programming language Perl at the age of 12. Now, the autodidact and self-described “conservative anarchist” is a software engineer and the first non-binary digital minister of Taiwan. Their work focuses on how social and digital technologies …
 
The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Shomik Dutta, founder of Higher Ground Labs, to talk about funding democracy tech (3:30), what happened after 2016 (5:30), losing the technology edge every four years (9:10), transforming the Democrats’ technology stack (11:15), creating a master voter database (15:15), Reid Hoffmann’s ro…
 
"I was always interested in big problems, and when I see a big problem I say, 'Let’s try to solve it, let’s try to think of a solution!'" Meet Christopher Pissarides, a humble London School of Economics professor who finished his PhD in two years and was awarded the 2010 Prize in Economic Sciences. He and his co-laureates Peter Diamond and Dale Mor…
 
The Ace List - Live with Rob Nudds of Fratello Watches - S01E011 Rob Nudds, Managing Editor of leading online watch magazine Fratello Watches will have a vivid talk with Alon Ben Joseph of Ace Jewelers about the current state of watchmaking and trends they have spotted in 2020. Rob is a watchmaker and long time friend of Ace Jewelers, we are quite …
 
The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Paul Romer, the Nobel prize-winning economist, to talk about the choice between killing people and killing the economy (3:00), the policy failures of the Covid response (7:30), what happens when we reopen (11:35), the state of the economy (16:15), why going back to “normal” is doomed to f…
 
The Ace List - Live with Ernie Romers - S01E10 Ernie Romers is a passionate watch collector, founder and former owner of Watchuseek. Although he is not affiliated with the website Watchuseek.com anymore, he is still considered a watch expert. Ernie joins Alon Ben Joseph of Ace Jewelers for a fun talk about the passion of collecting, independent wat…
 
Esther Duflo’s research improves our ability to fight global poverty. In just two decades, co-laureates Duflo, Banerjee and Kremer have transformed development economics with their innovative experiment-based approach, which is now a flourishing field of research. Thanks to their work we have clearer perspectives on the core problems within areas s…
 
To Alex Ross, good music critics must be well-rounded and have command of neighboring cultural areas. “When you're writing about opera, you're writing about literature as well as music, you're writing about staging, theater ideas, as well as music,” says the veteran music journalist and staff writer for The New Yorker. His most recent book, Wagneri…
 
How much has racism held back the U.S. economy? What would the country look like today if Black entrepreneurs and inventors had been welcomed and encouraged over the past century and a half? Economist Lisa Cook of Michigan State University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about her research into the impact of racism, lynching, and segregation …
 
The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Josh Browder to talk about building a robot lawyer DoNotPay (3:40), raising money (7:10), overturning parking tickets (10:10), targeting problems that affect at least 50 million people (12:05) his bot builder (13:00), his Silicon Valley evolution (14:55), becoming an investor himself (16:…
 
Lita Asscher, President of Royal Asscher Diamond Company, sits down for a virtual session with Alon Ben Joseph of Ace Jewelers to talk diamond cuts, designing jewelry, and life. Ace Jewelers is authorized dealer for Royal Asscher. This episode is streamed live from inside our friends location the “Conservatorium Hotel”. They are our neighbours and …
 
How does it feel to be one of the most famous behavioural psychologists of our time? Daniel Kahneman says that it is perfectly fine to be famous as long as you don’t let it go to your head. From an early age, Kahneman was interested in people - his mother, both with irony and objectivity, observed and was fascinated with people in her surroundings.…
 
The Ace List - Live with Antoine Pin & Fabrizio Buonamassa of BULGARI - S01E08 Antoine Pin, Bulgari Watch Managing Director, and Fabrizio Buonamassa, Product Creation Executive Director, talk about watchmaking at Bulgari, Italian design and their sixth world record with Alon Ben Joseph of Ace Jewelers. Ace Jewelers is authorized dealer for Bulgari …
 
The Ace List - Live with Sebastien Gautier of Ulysse Nardin - S01E07 Sebastien Gautier, Director Western Europe of Ulysse Nardin Watches, and Alon Ben Joseph of Ace Jewelers talk about the amazing evolution the manufacture in Le Locle, Switzerland is undergoing. The red line of the conversation is innovation, design, creativity and legacy. Ace Jewe…
 
Once upon a time, a man had an idea for a documentary on free-market ideas. Then that man was introduced to Milton Friedman. The result of their collaboration was a wildly successful book and PBS series, Free to Choose, capturing Friedman's view of the world, how markets work, and the role of individual liberty in free-market economies. The man beh…
 
The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent brings on Robert Bollinger to talk about hiss previous career selling shampoo (4:25), moving to Detroit (7:05), why he wanted to founded an electric car company (8:35), the Tesla effect (11:00), why pick-up trucks are important (14:35), how parts have become cheaper (20:00), funding the company himself (21:50), …
 
Robert-Jan Broer, the founder of leading Dutch online watch magazine Fratello Watches and our own Alon Ben Joseph of Ace Jewelers are long-time friends. This promises to be a fun talk about anything and everything watches. Obviously they will touch upon their shared passion for Omega and Speedmasters as well. All episodes are available on http://ww…
 
Matt Yglesias joined Tyler for a wide-ranging conversation on his vision for a bigger, less politically polarized America outlined in his new book One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger. They discussed why it’s easier to grow Tokyo than New York City, the governance issues of increasing urban populations, what Tyler got right about pro…
 
The Ace List - Live with Julien Tornare ZENITH Watches - S01E05 Julien Tornare, CEO of ZENITH Watches, joins Alon Ben Joseph of Ace Jewelers to talk about the past, present and future of Zenith, El Primero and their Manufacture in Le Locle, Switzerland. All episodes are available on http://www.TheAceList.com to watch back. #TheAceList #AceJewelers …
 
The brothers Lelio and Giacomo Zoccai, 5th generation of Italian manufacturer Zoccai Jewelry will have a vibrant session with Alon Ben Joseph of Ace Jewelers about what makes Zoccai stand out and produce such fine jewelry since 1839. Ace Jewelers is authorized dealer of Zoccai 1839. All episodes are available on http://www.TheAceList.com to watch b…
 
The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Dan Schulman, chief executive of Paypal, to talk about how the smartphone has changed everything (3:10), the evolution of Paypal (6:00), spending 24 hours as a homeless person (9:05), the wave of corporate 'wokeness' (13:40), how employee expectations have changed (17:20), how Covid has u…
 
Mike Asscher, Co-President of Royal Asscher Diamond Company, and Alon Ben Joseph of Ace Jewelers talk about the past, present and future of the diamond industry. Ace Jewelers is authorized dealer for Royal Asscher. They will all be available on TheAceList.com afterwards as well. #TheAceList #AceJewelers #Live #Interview #IGTV #RoyalAsscher #MikeAss…
 
Pascal Ravessoud, External Affairs Director & Watchmaking Expert at Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie joins Alon Ben Joseph of Ace Jewelers to discuss the challenges of watchmaking in a new era. The next episode is with Mike Asscher of the Royal Asscher Diamond Company. They will all be available on TheAceList.com afterwards as well. #TheAceList #Ac…
 
The Ace List - Live with Giles English, Founder of Bremont Watch Company - S01E01 Giles English, co-founder of Bremont Watches, and Alon Ben Joseph of Ace Jewelers talk about the rebirth of British watchmaking through the eyes of a company actively involved in achieving its re-establishment. Ace Jewelers is authorized dealer for Bremont Watches. Th…
 
What's the difference between invention and innovation? Could it be that innovation--the process of making a breakthrough invention available, affordable, and reliable--is actually the hard part? In this week's EconTalk episode, author Matt Ridley talks about his book How Innovation Works with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Ridley argues that we give …
 
The Ace List - Live Sessions - Test Run - S01E00 = The Audio version of the video recording recorded on 21 August 2020. BREAKING NEWS: Coming soon “The Ace List” Live Video Series! We are going to start a new stream of content for you. We are going to share our passion, knowledge and fun in our industry during live sessions with industry leaders, d…
 
The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson brings on Arisha Hatch, head of campaigns at Color of Change, to talk about organising the Facebook ad boycott (5:00), why she chose to focus on the tech industry (8:55), trying to force change (11:40), whether it feels futile (15:00), what comes next in the civil rights campaign v Big Tech (17:20)…
 
Note: This conversation was recorded in January 2020. Tyler credits Jason Furman’s intellectual breadth, real-world experience, and emphasis on policy for making him the best economist in the world. Furman, despite not initially being interested in public policy, ultimately served as the chair of the Council of Economic Advisors under President Oba…
 
Franklin Zimring's 2017 book, When Police Kill, starts with an alarming statistic: Roughly 1,000 Americans die each year at the hands of police. Zimring, criminologist and law professor at the University of California at Berkeley, talks about his book with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Zimring argues that better policing practices can reduce the numb…
 
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