George Soros, the best and longest performing global hedge fund manager and speculator the world has ever known, recently gave several unprecedented lectures on wide range of topics including open society, capitalism, economic, politics, and financial markets during a lecture series hosted by Central European University (CEU) from Oct 26-30, 2009. According to FT (Financial Times), these lectures are the culmination of a lifetime of practical and philosophical reflection. Mr Soros discusses his general theory of reflexivity and its application to financial markets, providing insights into the recent financial crisis. The third and fourth lectures examine the concept of open society, which has guided Mr Soros’s global philanthropy, as well as the potential for conflict between capitalism and open society. The closing lecture focuses on the way ahead, closely examining the increasingly important economic and political role that China will play in the future. To read and watch the lectures, here is the link from FT. Highly recommended for investors, traders, as well as speculators.