Sunday, January 23, 2011

WGN Midday News: December 27, 2010

So it took me nearly a month to post the video of my chat with WGN Midday News anchor Steve Sanders back on December 27, 2010. Oops. But better late than never, right?

This was my first time on live TV and it was quite the experience. Steve was incredibly nice, and I told him that I was jealous of him because a few months prior he interviewed one of my writing heroes, Michael Lewis. He replied that Michael was a fascinating guy, and one of his favorite people to have on the show.

I have another TV appearance coming up at the end of this month on PBS's Nightly Business Report, so stay tuned for that!

Oh, and Go Bears!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Futures Magazine Reviews Zero-Sum Game

First and foremost, Happy New Year!

Zero-Sum Game received some great coverage since the last time I posted, but I'd been traveling over the holidays and neglected to update the blog. So here's a review from the January 2011 digital edition of Futures magazine, in which I'm compared to Alice in Wonderland. Love it!

While I'm curious (like Alice, how fitting) to know exactly what the reviewer felt I got wrong, as I had economists from CME Group review all of the high-level "educational" parts of the book, I'm very pleased that he understood Zero-Sum Game was mostly meant to be a behind-the-scenes look at what was going on inside the Chicago Board of Trade during its final year, as well as a story about the executives at CBOT, CME and ICE during a time of unprecedented change in the industry.