Apr 10 2014
TOMORROW: Michael Lewis on Wall Street & High Frequency Trading, April 11 | NEXT WEEK: Ed Catmull, Co-founder, Pixar
 
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JOIN US TOMORROW — Michael Lewis (bestselling author, Liar’s Poker, The Blind Side, Boomerang, Moneyball, Panic, The Big Short, and more) and next week, we host Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar.
There is a nice feature on the Live Talks Business Forum in the Los Angeles Downtown News this week.  Read it here.
Details on each of the events in the links. 
 
Continental breakfast is provided and validated parking available for reduced parking. 
Doors open at 7:45am and the Forums are from 8:15-9:15am.  Tickets: $20-45
Enter the parking structure off of Flower Street, Just past 5th Street, on your right.
in conversation with Joanna Pearlstein, WIRED magazine
Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt
— See Michael Lewis on “60 Minutes,” Sunday, March 30, Stock Market Rigged
Excerpt, New York Times Sunday Magazine, April 6, The Wolf Hunters of Wall Street
NPR, Stock Market Rigged, says Michael Lewis, March 31
Forbes, Michael Lewis is about to Disrupt the Politics of High Speed Trading, March 29
Bloomberg BusinessWeek, High Speed Traders Rip Off Investors, Lewis says, March 31
Four years after his #1 bestseller The Big Short, MICHAEL LEWIS returns to Wall Street to report on a high-tech predator stalking the equity markets.   
 
Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post–financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, and more controlled by the big Wall Street banks. Working at different firms, they come to this realization separately; but after they discover one another, the flash boys band together and set out to reform the financial markets. This they do by creating an exchange in which high-frequency trading—source of the most intractable problems—will have no advantage whatsoever.
CREATIVITY, INC.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration 
— Ed Catmull is on the cover of Fast Company
Catmull’s book reviewed in the Los Angeles Times
ED CATMULL, who co-founded Pixar with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter, and has been honored with five Academy Awards, shares the ideals that have made Pixar so widely admired and profitable; on how to build an environment that fosters problem solving and creativity;
on how a leader enables his/her people to thrive and collaborate effectively, and especially on building and managing a creative corporate culture.
We have posted new videos:
— Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen in conversation with Peter Guber. See it here.  
— Seth Goldman, CEO, Honest Tea, with Keith Ferrazzi. See it here.
— Howard Marks, Co-founder and Chairman, Oaktree Capital. See it here.
Events in our evening series may also be of interest:
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