Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Rothschild Bloomberg Grinblat

The Value of Information: Who is Jonathan Grinblat? Unless you were watching The Rachel Maddow Show last night, you probably have no idea. But if you were watching - or if you keep reading - you will know exactly who Jonathan Grinblat is.

Jonathan Grinblat
This is a photo of Jonathan Grinblat.

Because of the peculiar spelling of his name - if you Google "Jonathan Grinblat", you will discover more information about Jonathan online and accessible than you think you ought to know.

As you can see, Jonathan and Abq Jew are already on a first-name basis. Remember: the same information is available about you.

Who is Jonathan Grinblat? Let's first talk about the Rothschilds. Wikipedia tells us:
The Rothschilds
The Rothschild family, known as The House of Rothschild, or more simply as the Rothschilds, is a European dynasty, of German-Jewish origin, that established European banking and finance houses starting in the late 18th century.

During the 1800s, when it was at its height, the family is believed to have possessed by far the largest private fortune in the world as well as by far the largest fortune in modern world history.

The Rothschilds already possessed a very significant fortune before the start of Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815), and the family had gained preeminence in the bullion trade by this time. From London in 1813 to 1815, Nathan Mayer Rothschild was instrumental in almost single-handedly financing the British war effort, financing the shipment of bullion to the Duke of Wellington's armies across Europe, as well as arranging the payment of British financial subsidies to their Continental allies.

The brothers helped co-ordinate Rothschild activities across the continent, and the family developed a network of agents, shippers and couriers to transport gold across war-torn Europe. The family network was also to provide Nathan Rothschild time and again with political and financial information ahead of his peers, giving him an advantage in the markets and rendering the house of Rothschild still more invaluable to the British government.

In one instance, the family network enabled Nathan to receive in London the news of Wellington's victory at the Battle of Waterloo a full day ahead of the government's official messengers. Rothschild's first concern on this occasion was to the potential financial advantage on the market which the knowledge would have given him; he and his courier did not immediately take the news to the government.
Or, as Abq Jew sees it: the Rothschilds got the information first and acted upon it.

Who is Jonathan Grinblat? Let's next talk about Michael Bloomberg. Wikipedia tells us:
Michael Bloomberg
Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942) is an American businessman and politician who is currently Mayor of New York City. With a net worth of $22 billion in 2012, he is also the 11th-richest person in the United States. He is the founder and 88% owner of Bloomberg L.P., a financial data-services firm.
And what do we know about Bloomberg LP? Wikipedia tells us:
Bloomberg L.P. is an American multinational mass media corporation based in New York City, New York. Bloomberg makes up one third of the $16 billion global financial data market with estimated revenue of $6.25 billion in 2009. Bloomberg L.P. was founded by Michael Bloomberg with the help of Thomas Secunda, Duncan MacMillan, and Charles Zegar in 1981 and a 30% ownership investment by Merrill Lynch.

The Bloomberg Terminal
The company provides financial software tools such as analytics and equity trading platform, data services and news to financial companies and organizations around the world through the Bloomberg Terminal (via its Bloomberg Professional Service), its core money-generating product. 
Or, as Abq Jew sees it: Michael Bloomberg's Terminal enables investors to get the information first and act upon it.

Who is Jonathan Grinblat?  Jonathan Grinblat is an employee of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the Avionics Subsystem Lead for Cruise, Approach, and EDL [Entry, Descent & Landing] Operations for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission.
Aka the guys who just landed the Curiosity rover on Mars.

And, says Rachel Maddow, Jonathan Grinblat was The Best New Thing in the World Today on Monday August 6.

Why? Because, says New York Magazine:
When the rover Curiosity safely touched down on Mars at 1:32 a.m. this morning — Eastern Standard earth time! — the brainiacs at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory were understandably elated, and shared in this elation together, as a team. Except for one guy, whose computer seems to have tipped him off to the mission's success about three seconds earlier than everyone else. Pre-celebrations: so exciting, yet so lonely.
Rachel Maddow picked up on this and tracked down "our guy" - Jonathan Grinblat - "the man I most identify with," as she explains:

Or, as Abq Jew sees it: Jonathan Grinblat is the guy who - following in the illustrious footsteps of Rothschild and Bloomberg - was able to get the information first and act upon it.

Mazeltov to everyone involved!

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