If The CFO Says He Feels ‘Fantastic,’ Sell Short

A study set to appear soon in the Journal of Accounting Research asks whether deceptive chief executives and chief financial officers give themselves away by the language they use in the course of their conference calls. David F. Larcker and Anastasia Zakolyukina, both of Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, have developed prediction models (though still rather…


Ode to Joy

One of the joys of live music is that you are there the moment beauty is created – when reading a book or viewing a painting your participation is well past the act of creation and in my view that is somewhat isolating. Live music is a shared cultural experience.