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You are an Artist

Posted: October 3, 2012

Author: Jonathan Hoenig

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“Whether it’s a symphony or a coal mine, all work is an act of creating and comes from the same source: from an inviolate capacity to see through one’s own eyes—which means: the capacity to perform a rational identification—which means: the capacity to see, to connect and to make what had not been seen, connected and made before.”   -Ayn Rand, “The Nature of an Artist”, For the New Intellectual (1961)


Don Wade Update

Posted: October 1, 2012

Author: Jonathan Hoenig

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From Robert Feder: “WLS-AM (890) morning star Don Wade was recovering at home from brain surgery, he and his wife, Roma, could take an added measure of comfort from an unexpected source — the Arbitron ratings. In figures released Monday for the period from August 16 to September 12, the Cumulus Media news/talk station ranked No. 1 in morning drive (from 6 to 10am weekdays). The first-place finish and 7.0 percent share among listeners age 12 and older was the best performance by Don Wade & Roma in more […]


Tales from the Pit

Posted: October 1, 2012

Author: Jonathan Hoenig

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My old friend (and former floor trader) Ryan Carlson runs Trading Pit History, the definitive website on trading floors and open outcry.  While I don’t miss the experience, I was glad to have had it when I did. Image above was from the Chicago of Board of Trade financial room, late 1990s.


Putzel Premiere

Posted: October 1, 2012

Author: Jonathan Hoenig

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I was proud to be a minority investor in Putzel, a warm and inspiring new film by Jason Chaet which is premiering at the 2012 Woodstock Film Festival on October 14. Congrats to Jason and his amazing team!