Thursday, December 6

ByKevin Sheekey

Bloomberg by Bloomberg, Updated, by Michael R. Bloomberg to be Published January 7th (Business Wire)

In the two decades since Bloomberg by Bloomberg was first published, Bloomberg L.P., the company that Michael Bloomberg founded, has grown to nearly 20,000 employees in more than 120 countries.

His philanthropy has multiplied many times over: He had given away $6.4 billion before announcing his latest gift in November, a $1.8 billion commitment to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, devoted exclusively to financial aid – the largest gift ever made to an educational institution. The highly anticipated second edition of the book is the first major update of Michael Bloomberg’s autobiography since it was first published in 1997.

Told in his own words and candid style, Bloomberg by Bloomberg offers an intimate look at the individual who rose from a middle-class background in Medford, Massachusetts to become a pioneer of the personal computer age, mayor of New York, one of the world’s most generous philanthropists, and one of America’s most respected—and fearless—voices on gun violence, climate change, public health, education and other issues.

See the new cover and pre-order your copy at

Hot on the Bloomberg:
Stocks Rout Deepens With Banks Leading Latest Drop

‘Shocking’ Arrest of Huawei CFO Threatens to Upend Trump-Xi Trade Truce (Bloomberg)

Tariff Consequences? U.S. Trade Gap Widens to 10-Year High Amid Tensions With China (Bloomberg)

IMF Chief Christine Lagarde: ‘Not Sure’ Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Understands IMF Mission – “Our Mission is Prosperity” (The Hill)

Facebook Latest: Mark Zuckerberg’s New Enemy: European Lawmakers (Axios)

U.S. Day of Mourning:
George H.W. Bush’s Funeral Was the Feel-Good Moment that Washington Craves
(The New Yorker)
Opening line: What does it tell you that the feel-good events in Washington these days are funerals?

Presidential Funeral Train will be First in Nearly 50 Years (Associated Press)

Tweet of the Day by Susan Glasser: Every single person at the National Cathedral hoping that @jmeacham will give the eulogy at their funeral too.

Bloomberg’s Mary Schapiro: Climate Change Moves From Risk to Reward: America’s Biggest Financial Institutions Make Big Move to Invest in a Low-Carbon Future (Bloomberg Opinion)

Not for Sale: If Bloomberg Becomes President, He Says He’d Put Company in Blind Trust or Sell (Axios)
As Axios correctly notes, if Bloomberg is elected president in 2020, he would likely put his namesake company in a blind trust or sell it.

Michael Bloomberg to Deliver MIT’s 2019 Commencement Address (MIT News)
Bloomberg founded what is now Bloomberg LP as a one-room startup in 1981, revolutionizing the financial world and helping level the playing field for smaller firms. Bloomberg also built a “social network” and “cloud” for business and finance professionals before anyone had heard of either phrase.

Bloomberg London Wins Again! Architects Journal Names Bloomberg London Workplace of the Year (Architects Journal)
Central to Bloomberg’s ethos, the double-height ‘pantry’ on the sixth floor forms the heart of the building, reflecting the importance of sharing and collaboration at the company. This notion of teamwork flows into the desking systems and layouts of each floor. Bespoke, height-adjustable, radial desks are laid out in clusters and pods for up to six people, allowing for privacy, personalisation, wellbeing and collaborative working.

The building has a BREEAM Outstanding rating, and the highest design-stage score ever achieved by a major office development.

‘There’s a sense of really thinking through tactical problems and then solving them,’ applauded our judges. ‘Limitless cash has been well spent.’

Best of late night.

“A new report claims that the legalization and taxation of recreational marijuana in New York could provide enough funds to fix the city’s transit system. It would be the first time anybody’s used weed to make something go faster.”
— Seth Meyers

“It was quite a moving sight to see the presidents and the first ladies in the front row, waiting to honor President Bush, chatting comfortably with one another. Until Trump showed up, and then it became silent-staring time. Donald Trump is the only person in the world who can bring down a funeral.”
— Stephen Colbert

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