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Arthur Levitt, a former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and a member of the board of Bloomberg L.P., takes a closer look at the brightest minds in business and politics through one-on-one interviews.

Arthur Levitt, a former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and a member of the board of Bloomberg L.P., takes a closer look at the brightest minds in business and politics through one-on-one interviews.
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Arthur Levitt, a former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and a member of the board of Bloomberg L.P., takes a closer look at the brightest minds in business and politics through one-on-one interviews.

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English

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212-318-2000


Episodes

Nuking the Moon And other Intelligence Schemes Left On The Drawing Board

6/13/2019
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This is a Closer Look at Vince Houghton, intelligence historian, US Army Vet and curator of the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. Houghton Joins former SEC chairman Arthur Levitt to talk about his new book, “Nuking the Moon: And Other Intelligence Schemes And Military Plots Left On The Drawing Board.” The book looks at covert projects and technology from WWII to through the Cold War that were seriously considered, but didn’t make the grade. Some were ultimately deemed too risky,...

Duration:00:25:28

Survival Became the Aspiration of My Generation

5/10/2019
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This is a Closer Look at St. Louis-based writer and journalist, Sarah Kendzior. She started her career at the New York Daily news, then she got her PhD in anthropology, studying authoritarian states in the former Soviet Union. Kendzior joins former SEC chairman Arthur Levitt to talk about “The View from Flyover Country, Dispatches from the Forgotten America," a series of essays on the economic problems in the “Heartland,” that she collected into an e-book, but after the 2016 election,” it...

Duration:00:14:17

A New Infrastructure Layout for the Internet

4/26/2019
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This is a Closer Look at Founder, Chairman and CEO of Circle, Jeremy Allaire. He saw the possibilities of the Internet while still in school and he founded his first company with his brother called, Allaire, an early pioneer in the web platform market that he eventually took public. Then he created, Brightcove, an online video platform used by media organizations worldwide that he also took public in 2012. Jeremy Allaire, joins former SEC chairman Arthur Levitt to talk about the company he...

Duration:00:26:42

Our Only Problem is That We Don’t Love Business Enough

4/12/2019
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This is a Closer Look at Tyler Cowen. He is the Holbert L. Harris Professor of Economics at George Mason University and the Director of the Mercatus Center. Foreign Policy magazine recently named him as one of its "Top 100 Global Thinkers. He is also an author, whose last book, “The Great Stagnation,” was a New York Times best-seller. Tyler Cowen joins former SEC chairman Arthur Levitt to talk about his new book, “Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero.” He says our only...

Duration:00:26:19

Education is the Most Important Pathway for Potential

3/29/2019
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This is a Closer Look at Robert Reffkin. He was a White House Fellow, where he spent a year working with Treasury Secretary John Snow. In 2012, he co-founded Real Estate tech disruptor, Compass, with partner and technology expert, Ori Allon. He also raised $1.3 million to help the Success Charter Network open its first school in the Bronx and he ran 50 marathons in 50 states to raise $1 million dollars for education. Robert Reffkin joins former SEC chairman Arthur Levitt to talk about the...

Duration:00:26:21

Self-Awareness is the First Step to Emotional Fitness (Podcast)

3/15/2019
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This is a Closer Look at Susan Packard. She was on the startup teams for HBO and CNBC and the cofounder of HGTV and Scripps Networks Interactive, which became one of the fastest growing cable networks in television history. In 2008 she was inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame. She is the author of the bestseller, “New Rules of the Game: 10 Strategies for Women in the Workplace.” Susan Packard joins former SEC chairman Arthur Levitt to talk about her new book, “Fully Human: 3 Steps to Grow...

Duration:00:26:11

With Commodity Trading There is Always a Loser

3/1/2019
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This is a Closer Look at Tom Dittmer. He was a farm boy from a small-town in Iowa who went on to serve in the ‘US Army’s prestigious 3rd Infantry Old Guard and as a White House aide under Lyndon Johnson. In 1969, he co-founded what was to become one of the largest commodities trading firms in the world, Refco, with his father, Ray Friedman. In 2006 he was inducted into the Futures Industry Association Futures Hall of Fame. Tom Dittmer joins former SEC chairman Arthur Levitt to talk about his...

Duration:00:25:47

We Are Seeing the Limitations of Our Existing Laws

2/15/2019
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This is a Closer Look at John Hennessy. He is the chairman of Alphabet, the parent company of Google and he has a long career of achievements in computer science and engineering, and too many awards to list here. He is one of the longest-serving presidents in Stanford University history with a 16-year tenure, having first joined the faculty in 1977. He stepped down in 2016 to start the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program. John Hennessy joins former SEC chairman Arthur Levitt talk about his new...

Duration:00:26:42

Nothing Kills Faster Than Success

2/1/2019
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Kirk Dando started his career at Arthur Anderson, observing the success and obstacles to company growth, which led him to become an advisor to founders and CEOs, helping more than 8000 executives overcome the inevitable crises. He says that challenges to growth are common to all and can be predicted and managed. He has put his theories into a bestselling book, “Predictive Leadership.” Kirk Dando joins former SEC chairman Arthur Levitt to discuss his book and how he has spent the last twenty...

Duration:00:25:26

Commercial Real Estate is the Largest Asset Class in the U.S.

11/7/2018
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An avid entrepreneur, Richard Sarkis has launched and run numerous businesses and most recently, he was an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company specializing in Financial Services. In 2013 he co-founded Reonomy, a commercial real estate data and analytics platform he hopes will democratize the world of commercial real estate data, bringing CRE into the 21st century and in line with other capital markets. Richard Sarkis joins former SEC chairman Arthur Levitt to discuss his company...

Duration:00:26:16

Some Conflicts That it's Impossible to Reasonably Mitigate

10/12/2018
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Jay Clayton spent much of his career at the Wall Street law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell, advising market participants on regulatory enforcement, after serving as a clerk for the Honorable Marvin Katz of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. In 2017 he became the Chairman the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Since he was sworn in he has focused on finishing Regulation Best Interest to replace the Fiduciary standard for investment advisors and he is looking...

Duration:00:26:51

The Path to Success is Never Linear

9/28/2018
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Mike Cagney is an entrepreneur who likes building financial services firms. He founded Finaplex, a wealth management technology firm, co-founded Cabezon Investment Group, a global macro hedge fund and co-founded Sofi, an online personal finance company. He joins host Arthur Levitt to talk about his newest ventures; a financial services startup called Figure and Provenance, a blockchain protocol for the origination, custody, trading and securitization of whole loans and other assets.Host:...

Duration:00:23:26

We Also Know There Are Other Dimensions of Transparency

9/14/2018
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Dr. Michael Piwowar first worked for the SEC as a visiting scholar from Iowa State University and in 2002; he joined the SEC in the commission's office of economic analysis.In 2013 he was appointed to the commission by President Obama after having served as chief economist for the Senate Banking Committee and he was designated Acting Chairman of the Commission from January to May 2017. In July of this year he stepped down and ended his long career and term of service to the SEC where he...

Duration:00:25:21

My Focus is on Customers & Making People Feel Great

8/31/2018
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He has been recognized as one of the top ten retail visionaries of his time by Women's Wear Daily. He is the Chairman of a three-generation family business, Mitchell Stores, with locations in Connecticut, New York, California, Washington and Oregon. He is a popular keynote speaker and author of 3 books, the most recent is "Selling the Hug your Customers Way: The Proven Process for Becoming a Passionate and Successful Salesperson for Life". This week on a Closer Look, Chairman of Mitchell...

Duration:00:25:47

The Consumer Debt Overhang in America is Getting Worse

8/17/2018
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Jobless claims rose in the week of August 11th from the prior week. But forecast risk is downward, as the economy accelerates and the labor market continues to tighten. This week on A Closer Look, Eugene Ludwig discusses GDP and employment numbers and how to assess the real economy for most people.

Duration:00:24:24

A Closer Look With Arthur Levitt: John Carreyrou

8/3/2018
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Arthur Levitt, former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, interviews John Carreyrou, author of, “Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup,” ”on "A Closer Look With Arthur Levitt." To contact the producer and editor: Michael Lysak +1-212-617-5560 or acloserlook@bloomberg.net

Duration:00:26:57

A Closer Look With Arthur Levitt: Frank Rich

7/20/2018
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Arthur Levitt, former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, interviews Frank Rich, executive producer of HBO’s Veep and Succession, on "A Closer Look With Arthur Levitt."

Duration:00:26:39

A Closer Look With Arthur Levitt: Liz Elting

7/9/2018
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Arthur Levitt, former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, interviews Liz Elting, founder, TransPerfect, on "A Closer Look With Arthur Levitt."

Duration:00:25:59

A Closer Look With Arthur Levitt: Charlie Cook

6/22/2018
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Arthur Levitt, former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, interviews Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of the Cook Political Report, on "A Closer Look With Arthur Levitt."

Duration:00:31:47

A Closer Look With Arthur Levitt: J. D. Vance (Audio)

6/8/2018
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(Bloomberg)--Arthur Levitt, former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, interviews J. D. Vance, author of, “Hillbilly Elegy,” on "A Closer Look With Arthur Levitt." To contact the producer and editor: Michael Lysak +1-212-617-5560 or acloserlook@bloomberg.net

Duration:00:25:54