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The Election & The Market

This year has been peculiar to say the least. A pandemic that started more or less in January killed more than a million people and is now on the cusp of a second wave across the globe. In late spring, we experienced nationwide protests against police brutality and racism that ultimately spread around the globe. Then riots captured our attention. Now we come to fall where we have, as you may have heard, likely the most important American election in the past 50 years. It may decide who the next Supreme Court Justice is. It obviously can flip the executive branch, but even more importantly,it may also flip the senate, resulting in the “blue wave” many political strategists have predicted (more on this later).…

A Virtual Chat with CEO and EiC of Poets & Quants, John Byrne

By Sanjna Shukla and Deirdre Keane

John Byrne is the former executive editor of Businessweek and founder and CEO of C-Change Media, the parent company of the wildly popular Poets&Quants.com. He has also served as the editor-in-chief for both Businessweek.com and Fast Company. A lifelong journalist, Byrne has written over 50 cover stories for publications such as Businessweek, Fortune, and Forbes. During his time at Businessweek, he became the first person to publish rankings for business schools and has since published several MBA and graduate school-oriented books. He has a BA in English and Political Science from William Patterson of New Jersey and an MA in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.…

NBA Finals Recap

The Los Angeles Lakers capped off a wild 2020 season by defeating the Miami Heat 4-2 in the NBA Finals.  The Lakers were led by Lebron James, who averaged 29.8 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 8.5 assists en route to becoming Finals MVP.  This was James’ fourth championship ring, and fourth finals MVP.

The 2019-2020 NBA season was unlike any seen before it.  The season was suspended on March 11, 2020 after Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the Covid-19 virus.  With Covid leaving activities across the country in flux, the league remained suspended for months.  Finally, play resumed in July, with the teams staying together in a bubble the NBA organized in Disney World. …

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