MiB: Jason Zweig on Luck’s Role in Finance

This week in our Masters in Business interview, we speak with with Jason Zweig, the Wall Street Journal personal finance columnist, and author of Your Money & Your Brain and the forthcoming The Devil’s Financial Dictionary.

Zweig has been called “America’s most important investing columnist.” In 2013, he won the Loeb Award for Personal Finance writing. He was a writer for Money magazine, Time magazine and CNN.com and covered mutual funds as editor at Forbes. Today, he is the personal finance writer for the Wall Street Journal.

During our conversation, Zweig discussed the role of luck in so many things financial – including his own career. He talked about how he accidentally discovered the burgeoning filed of behavioral economics and the impact it had on his philosophy and writing. His being chosen as the editor of the revised edition of Benjamin Graham’s The Intelligent Investor was a matter of random luck. How he first Daniel Kahneman was also serendipitous – he went on to spend 2 years helping Kahneman write Thinking, Fast and Slow.

The full podcast is available on iTunesSoundCloud and on Bloomberg.  Earlier podcasts can be found on iTunes and at BloombergView.com.

Next week, we chat with restaurateur Bobby Flay

 

Jason Zweig on Luck’s Role in Finance

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