In a lively Centennial Speaker Series’ webinar, professor and historian Shennette Garrett-Scott painted an animated picture of Harlem in the roaring 1920s and explained how two African American women built a thriving financial enterprise in the heart of it.
The legendary billionaire Warren Buffett is best known for his distinctive value investment style. But there’s more to his success as chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., the American conglomerate that owns companies like Geico, Benjamin Moore, and Duracell.
Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” was one of the most influential writings in American history. Its arguments and Enlightenment-era ideas at the start of the American Revolution helped pave the way for the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and shaped the foundations of the United States of America.
Maximizing shareholder value and increasing profits is the “old story” of business. During his presentation as part of the Centennial Virtual Speaker Series, R. Edward Freeman, professor of business administration at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, said that we need to create a new story.
Trust in money is implicit, but when money is manipulated, trust is lost, leading to economic and social instability and human suffering. Such is the basis of an award-winning PBS documentary, “In Money We Trust?,” which was screened at Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business Lincoln Center campus in a program presented in partnership with the Museum of American Finance on November 11th.
On Sept. 25th, at the McNally Amphitheater, his biographer, James Grant (founder and editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer), explained why he and quite a few other historians call Bagehot “the greatest Victorian.”