I have posted two videos below. One is of Benoit Mandelbrot, a mathematician who passed away not too long ago. Here is a brief bio (and there’s more in the video):
Mandelbrot has been called a visionary and a maverick. His informal and passionate style of writing and his emphasis on visual and geometric intuition (supported by the inclusion of numerous illustrations) made The Fractal Geometry of Nature accessible to non-specialists. The book sparked widespread popular interest in fractals and contributed to chaos theory and other fields of science and mathematics. [Wikipedia]
And here is the video:
The other video is of Buron Malkiel. Malkiel is, of course, the author of the book A Random Walk Down Wall Street. Here is his bio:
Burton Malkiel is the Chemical Bank Chairman’s Professor of Economics at Princeton University and author of A Random Walk Down Wall Street, which played an important role in encouraging the use of index funds by institutional and individual investors. Malkiel has long held professorships in economics at Princeton, where he was also chairman of the Economics Department. He is a past president of the American Finance Association and the International Atlantic Economic Association. He holds a B.A. and M.B.A. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from Princeton. [link]
And the video is here: http://video.ft.com/v/73501360001/Burton-Malkiel-on-efficient-markets-and-China. Click on the link, watch the video and come back to this page (the video will open in a new page).
Your assignment is to post a comment below (30-40 words) on both videos in the context of Chapter 6 of your text book. The deadline is Friday, May 6th.