I sit down with Michael Batnick, author of "Big Mistakes: The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments."
Some of Wall Street's greatest missteps are well documented: Bill Ackman's attempt at activism in JC Penny, or Warren Buffet's go-around with Salomon Brothers are two famous examples. However the great investors of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries ALL have their own investment blunders. Some went on to thrive after, while others called it quits. Michael Batnick and I spend 30 minutes analyzing these infamous lapses in judgement, INCLUDING Mark Twain's (yes the writer!) attempts at venture capitalism (yes he passed on an investment in Alexander Graham Bell's telephone)
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