Stock markets, trading & cigars – Sebastian Schwarzenegger #357

I came into finance a little bit by accident.I was meant to be an engineer,I did engineering in high school,and I was very interested in it.But then at one point I thoughtwhy not follow my passion?I started trading when I was 16,now I manage portfolios for friends and family.I started studying business and now finance […]

Why we have too few women leaders | Sheryl Sandberg

So for any of us in this room today, let’s start out by admitting we’re lucky.We don’t live in the world our mothers lived in,our grandmothers lived in,where career choices for women were so limited.And if you’re in this room today,most of us grew up in a world where we have basic civil rights,and amazingly, […]

The Surprising History of Tobacco

Tobacco: It was thought to be a heal-all, but in reality, a harm-all.The origins of this controversial plant are in the fields of the Americas, and the mostcommon species, Nicotiana Tabacum, originated in Mesoamerica, a region in the central partof the Americas.Tobacco usage started among the people of the Americas, then europeans through exploration,and eventually […]

Cigar vendor in the heart of the City, Nizir – Londoner #302

This is the Kandies tobacconist46-47 Leadenhall MarketLondon, EC3V 1LT.Customer: Thanks very much.Nizir: Okay, thank you.Most of our customers are smokers.Filmmaker Daniel: Do you smoke?Nizir: NoDaniel: Can you tell me about them?Nizir: Yeah,this one is ‘Romeo and Juliet’,These are ‘Punch’.This [is] ‘Oliva’.This [is] ‘Robusto’,‘Guantanamera’.Some are light ones,some are strong ones.Okay‘Romeo and Juliet’Daniel: And what type of […]

We’re quitting smoking, so why is big tobacco booming?

Smoking rates in the UK have been falling for decades,but at the same time cigarette companies are making more money than ever.They’ll tell you they are moving away from cigarettes and towards healthier alternatives,but if you look a little closer that’s nowhere near the full story.So, what’s really behind big tobacco’s big profits?Cigarette makers are […]

How to save 145,000 lives every year | Patrick M. Krueger | TEDxMileHigh

Translator: Helena Bowen Reviewer: Tijana MihajlovićEducation saves lives.In fact, we could save 145,000 lives every single yearif all adults in the United States had at least a high school degree.I know this because I’m a demographer.Demographers study populations.My research focuses on the healthof the entire population of the United States.To me, each one of you […]

My descent into America’s neo-Nazi movement — and how I got out | Christian Picciolini

My journey away from violent extremism began 22 years ago,when I denounced racismand left the American white supremacist skinhead movementthat I had helped build.(Cheers and applause)I was just 22 years old at the time,but I had already spent eight years, from the time I was 14 years old,as one of the earliest and youngest membersand […]

Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong | Johann Hari

One of my earliest memoriesis of trying to wake up one of my relatives and not being able to.And I was just a little kid, so I didn’t really understand why,but as I got older,I realized we had drug addiction in my family,including later cocaine addiction.I’d been thinking about it a lot lately, partly because […]