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Michael Pettis and Robert Gordon were selected for Bloomberg's Fifty Most Influential 2016 list. The list is a compliation of 'who commands the most power in financial markets'. Michael Pettis is an expert on emerging markets and an influential voice on Asian financial markets and the Chinese economy. Robert J. Gordon has attracted worldwide attention from academics, print media, and the blogosphere by his controversial analysis predicting that future economic growth in the U. S.

President Barack Obama announced the distinguished recipients of the 2015 National Humanities Medal. Abraham Verghese and Louis Menand are among 12 recipients who will receive the award on September 22 during a White House ceremony.

The Rise and Fall of American Growth by Robert Gordon for making the short list for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2016 award. The award will be presented on November 22. Good luck to Robert Gordon.

At TEDSummit, Don Tapscott gave the first TED Talk about the Blockchain, and its impact on the world. He argues that blockchain represents the second era of the internet — the Internet of value. Blockchain technology is a new, distributed platform that can help us reshape the world of business and transform the old order of human affairs for the better.
The technology that's likely to have the greatest impact on the future of the world economy has arrived — and it’s not self-driving cars, solar energy, or artificial intelligence. It’s called the blockchain.

John Urschel is known for the exceptional status he holds in two very disparate and demanding professions: mathematics and pro football. He is currently working on his PhD in Mathematics at MIT and plays for the Baltimore Ravens as an offensive lineman. Equally brainy and brawny, he is committed to promoting the importance of both math and sports as critical to the development of life skills. The winner of the "academic Heisman" coming out of Penn State, John has been asked to give the Commencement speech for his alma mater Penn State University this spring.