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Financial history The magazine of the Museum of American Finance in association with the Smithsonian Institution Issue 125 • Spring 2018 (ISSN 1520-4723) Kristin Aguilera IN THIS ISSUE FEATURES 13 The Bitcoin Premonition Lessons about modern-day cryptocurrencies can be learned from historical bubbles and manias.   By Edward Chancellor Editor Howard A. Baker, Esq. Howard Baker Associates Lawrence A. Cunningham The George Washington University Brian Grinder Eastern Washington University Bradley Jones 17 Wall Street’s “Weak Link” Profile of William Heath, one of Wall Street’s brightest stars in the mid-19th century.   By Julia Bricklin International Monetary Fund Gregory DL Morris Freelance Journalist Susie Pak St. John’s University Arthur W. Samansky The Samansky Group Bob Shabazian American Stock Exchange (ret.) Myles Thompson Columbia Business School Publishing Robert E. Wright 20 Warren Buffett: Learning Through the School of Hard Knocks Lessons from the Oracle of Omaha’s early life and career. EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD   By Glen Arnold Augustana University ART DIRECTION Alan Barnett Design MUSEUM STAFF David J. Cowen, President/CEO Kristin Aguilera, Deputy Director Tony Critelli, Accountant Maura Ferguson, Director of Exhibits Sarah Poole, Collections Manager Linda Rapacki, Managing Director of Visitor Services and Operations Mindy Ross, Director, External Relations 25 Corporate Spirit Commerce and religion grow together in the early United States.   By Amanda Porterfield 35 The Business of History Making history a viable business.   By Gregory DL Morris and Tara Patrick Copyright © 2018 by the Museum of American Finance, publisher, 48 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005. Telephone: 212-908-4110. All rights reserved. Financial History is the official membership magazine of the Museum of American Finance. 2    FINANCIAL HISTORY  |  Spring 2018  | www.MoAF.org Jason Zweig The Wall Street Journal