Uri Berliner http://kwit.org en Why You Won't Win Warren Buffett's Billion-Dollar Bracket http://kwit.org/post/why-you-wont-win-warren-buffets-billion-dollar-bracket <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kq_K5Hg8TrM</p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 15:32:00 +0000 Uri Berliner 41021 at http://kwit.org Why You Won't Win Warren Buffett's Billion-Dollar Bracket Tired Of Doom And Gloom? Here's The Best Good News Of 2013 http://kwit.org/post/tired-doom-and-gloom-heres-best-good-news-2013 Being a news consumer means you're constantly on the receiving end of bad news. War, unemployment, crime, political dysfunction — it can be enough to make you think we humans aren't doing <em>anything</em> right. But good news: We are. As the year draws to an end, here's a look at a few areas of real progress in the U.S. and around the world.<p><strong>Air Safety</strong><strong></strong><p>Let's start with flying. It's not a lot of fun: baggage fees, pat-downs, cramped seating, disappointing snacks.<p>But the odds are remarkably good you will land safely. Tue, 24 Dec 2013 07:57:00 +0000 Uri Berliner 36265 at http://kwit.org Tired Of Doom And Gloom? Here's The Best Good News Of 2013 Crippled By Sanctions, Iran's Economy Key In Nuclear Deal http://kwit.org/post/crippled-sanctions-irans-economy-key-nuclear-deal Some of the sanctions against Iran will be eased under an <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/11/23/246954418/reports-deal-reached-to-limit-iran-s-nuclear-program">agreement reached</a> between Iran and six world powers over the weekend. In return, Iran promises to temporarily curb part of its nuclear program.<p>There's widespread agreement that sanctions have worked, squeezing Iran financially and bringing its leaders to the negotiating table. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 07:52:00 +0000 Uri Berliner 34565 at http://kwit.org Crippled By Sanctions, Iran's Economy Key In Nuclear Deal The Roots Of Franchising Took Hold In A Hair Salon Chain http://kwit.org/post/roots-franchising-took-hold-hair-salon-chain <em>We have been reporting for several weeks now on </em><a href="http://www.npr.org/series/235557499/ddd">small businesses in America</a>.<em> Today, we explore a business system where entrepreneurs and corporations come together: franchising. Franchising is a bit like marriage. It takes a good long-term relationship to succeed.</em><p>It makes sense to begin a story about franchising and the hairstyling business by looking to Martha Matilda Harper, a servant living in Rochester, N.Y., in the late 19th century. In her spare time, she developed a special hair tonic. The tonic sold well. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 07:05:00 +0000 Uri Berliner 32220 at http://kwit.org The Roots Of Franchising Took Hold In A Hair Salon Chain Is North America The Next World Capital Of Energy? http://kwit.org/post/will-americas-become-world-capital-energy A perfect storm of sorts is leading some Western energy companies to step back from investments and operations in the Middle East. Companies see increased risk in the region because of the turmoil and violence following the Arab Spring. And, advances in technology have made it easier to produce oil in North America. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 07:55:00 +0000 Uri Berliner 31071 at http://kwit.org Coffee Futures: The Highs And Lows Of A Cup Of Joe http://kwit.org/post/coffee-futures-highs-and-lows-cup-joe <em>NPR's Uri Berliner is taking $5,000 of his own savings and <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/05/22/184201335/instead-of-snoozing-in-savings-let-s-put-5-000-to-work" target="_blank">putting it to work</a>. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 06:53:00 +0000 Uri Berliner 26267 at http://kwit.org Coffee Futures: The Highs And Lows Of A Cup Of Joe The Art Of Investing: The Rewards Aren't Always Financial http://kwit.org/post/art-investing-rewards-arent-always-financial <em>NPR's Uri Berliner is taking $5,000 of his own savings and </em><a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/05/22/184201335/instead-of-snoozing-in-savings-let-s-put-5-000-to-work" target="_blank">putting it to work</a><em>. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 07:17:00 +0000 Uri Berliner 25903 at http://kwit.org The Art Of Investing: The Rewards Aren't Always Financial How To Invest In Real Estate Without Being A Landlord http://kwit.org/post/how-invest-real-estate-without-being-landlord <em>NPR's Uri Berliner is taking $5,000 of his own savings and </em><a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/05/22/184201335/instead-of-snoozing-in-savings-let-s-put-5-000-to-work" target="_blank">putting it to work</a><em>. Though he's no financial whiz or guru, he's exploring different types of investments — alternatives that may fare better than staying in a savings account that's not keeping up with inflation. </em><p>Reckless bets on real estate can cause trouble. They can, for example, help to bring down the global economy. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 08:26:00 +0000 Uri Berliner 25614 at http://kwit.org How To Invest In Real Estate Without Being A Landlord Resisting The Temptation To 'Win' When Investing http://kwit.org/post/resisting-temptation-win-when-investing <em>NPR's Uri Berliner is taking $5,000 of his own savings and putting it to work. Though he's no financial whiz or guru, he's exploring different types of investments — alternatives that may fare better than staying in a savings account that's not keeping up with inflation.</em><p>Deciding how to invest in the stock market can be daunting. That's why I called on someone who's seen it all. Charley Ellis founded Greenwich Associates, a research and consulting firm, and wrote an influential investing book called <em>Winning the Loser's Game.</em> He worked in investment management for 50 years. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 07:24:00 +0000 Uri Berliner 25206 at http://kwit.org Resisting The Temptation To 'Win' When Investing How A Trip To Costco Can Work As An Investment Strategy http://kwit.org/post/how-trip-costco-can-work-investment-strategy <em>NPR's Uri Berliner is taking $5,000 of his own savings and <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/05/22/184201335/instead-of-snoozing-in-savings-let-s-put-5-000-to-work">putting it to work</a>. Though he's no financial whiz or guru, he's exploring different types of investments — alternatives that may fare better than staying in a savings account that's not keeping up with inflation.</em><p>Mark Cuban is a billionaire, so it may be a surprise that the owner of NBA's Dallas Mavericks purchases everyday items like razor blades and toothpaste in bulk batches. Thu, 30 May 2013 07:02:00 +0000 Uri Berliner 24922 at http://kwit.org How A Trip To Costco Can Work As An Investment Strategy