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Tadas Viskanta

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Biography

Tadas Viskanta is the founder and editor of Abnormal Returns. He is also the author of Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere, which culls lessons learned from his time blogging.

Author's Posts
Essential Listening: Insider Trading

One of the challenges of curating podcasts is that it is more difficult to sample a podcast than it is a blog post or article. That is why podcast recommendations from trusted sources are so valuable. Not surprisingly, the end of the year is a popular time to compile these types of lists.

Essential Listening: A/B Testing

The launch of the Serial podcast was a milestone for the medium. For whatever reason, Serial broke away from the podcasting pack and made an impact on the broader media world. For example, Saturday Night Live even lampooned it with its own parody. Now the second season of Serial has launched and is not surprisingly attracting a great deal of attention as well.

Essential Listening: DIY Biology

It's hard to remember a time when publishing your thoughts online was an arduous task. The launches of Typepad, Blogger, and WordPress have made blogging as easy as opening a Word document. Podcasting is not quite there yet. The technical aspects of the medium are still difficult and compose a barrier to entry for all but the most ambitious. But that may now be changing.

Essential Listening: Quieting Your Mind

One of the great things about the state of podcasting today is its diversity. If you look hard enough, you can find a podcast out there on just about any topic. You can listen to podcasts on everything from Charlie Munger, to analyst earnings estimates, to commercial space travel, to meditation.

Essential Listening: Concrete Discussions

The state of podcasting today in many ways parallels that of blogging in 2004, says Joshua Benton of NiemanLab. If things play out as they did in 2004, he sees the world of podcasting becoming increasingly professionalized and podcast producers growing in stature and size. By and large, Benton believes this will be a net positive for listeners.

Essential Listening: Fighting Complacency

It says something about the state of podcasting in finance that someone can come up with a top 10 list.

Essential Listening: Quant Strategies

One of the interesting things about podcasting is that there are a wide variety of forms. Some podcasts are short and of the moment. Some are simply two people talking about a topic. Others are highly produced and edited and seek to maximize the storytelling punch.

Essential Listening: Accurate Forecasters

One of the purposes of the Essential Listening series is to help in discovery, says Tadas Viskanta of Abnormal Returns. Among the challenges facing professionals, including those of us in the investing field, is finding new and interesting content.

Essential Listening: Intrinsic Values

One of the purposes of the Essential Listening series is to help in discovery, says Tadas Viskanta of Abnormal Returns. Among the challenges facing professionals, including those of us in the investing field, is finding new and interesting content.

Essential Listening: Apple, EMC, and Twitter

Not only are podcasts a great way for talent to connect with and grow their audience, they are also a great medium to expand the breadth and depth of your content consumption. Tadas Viskanta of Abnormal Returns curates a selection of essential finance- and investment-related podcasts.



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