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industry with a target on its back. new year, time for a new job? how to pound the pavement in the digital era. a wharton professor who missed out on an opportunity. ho to recognize good ideas. one small business this weekend has their super bowl and space cowboy. mary thompson finds out what it takes to become an astronaut. "on the money" starts now. >> this is "on the money," your money, your life, your future. now, becky quick. >> more than 150 million people around the world are expected to watch the broncos and the panthers in the super bowl this weekend. to some of the fans the winner of the real game isn't as important as the outcome of the fantasy games where prizes can be more than a million dollars. our daily fantasy sportss just a game or gambling? that's the cover story.
largest sites have spent more than $200 million on ads promising big paufs. users compete trying to pick the best player for the virtual team. the winner is determined by the player stat that is day and a cash p pze is awarded. nearly 57 million people in the united states and canada play fantasy sports. up nearly 90% since 2008. professional sports leagues and big companies invested in the concept. but as daily fantasy sports have grown in popularity so have questions about the legality. that's spurred protest. most players lose money. a study by sports business journal found in the first h hf of 2015, 91% of baseball's daily fantasy player profits were won by 1.3% of users. the attorneys general of six states call it gambling or illegal under state laws. investors like the dallas mavericks owner mark cuban say it is a game of skill.
daily fantasy aren't gambling. period. end of story. >> comcast and nbc universal, the parent company that produce it is program own a stake in fan duel. are daily fantasy sports skill or gambling? timothy fong is from the ucla gambling studies program and rick ca are, ro is a sports attorney. thank you for being here. rick, what do you think? is it a game of skill or gambling? >> it's a game of skill based on my prior history. in the 60s i would send draft picks in the mail to friends. we would play a forerunner of fantasy and frankly 5% of the entire industry is the daily ntasy industst. the rest of the industry is fantasy on a seasonal basis that nobody questions. i think we'll see in the future most of this evolving into technology companies as opposed to media companies which is another issue.
>> why do you think the daily fantasy sports are seen one way, season long sports are seen a different way. >> in my opinion season-long fantasy sports is skill based. players are constantly making moves. things are changing. daily fantasy sports is gamblingg because it is a game of chance. any events can happen that day, alter the game, outcome and essentially be just determining the outcome which is gambling. >> i want to come back to you. when you say it's legal attorneys general say fan duel d draft k kgs isn't legal in their opinion. in fact it's been this week we saw an attorney general stand up, from rhode island who said he thinks it is legal but needs to be regulated. what do you say to the attorneys general? >> it needs to be regulated.
different kind of game. my point is this. the games themselves are evolving. i have lost money on both. don't judge it by that. the bottom line is that the game of skill is evolving and it really doesn't turn on whether it's one week, two or a season. the companies that are prevailing are the ones that will figure out how to use the communal aspect of playing these games because every league has relationships and teams do with this kind of process. the issue is not to put your head in the sand and say it's illegal. the question is how you regulate it, tax it and evolve it. >> i'm not sure where i come down on this. let's talk about your expertise in gambling. some of the ccerns from people who look at this say, wait a second, you can get addicted to something like this. what do you think about this with the potential for gambling addiction? have you seen cases like that? >> absolutely. there is definitely risk to develop addiction.
clinic as well as the state treatment program for men and women who suffer harmful consequences because of daily fantasy sports or fantasy gambling. it's a new and emerging form of gambling and a potential for addictive behaviors from that. >> is that enough to make it illegal, to rick's point? >> again, it's not that it should be illegal. this is a form of gambling. it should be regulating. at its best it's entertainment. modern day entertainment that can bring people together. what's important to me is that all forms of entertainment are regulated to protect consumers and businesses to make sure we have a really effective product that moves society forward. >> you mentioned all of the major leagues have had a relationship with the fantasy sport sites. although a lot of them backed away since attorneys general started making noise about this.
out? >> regulation and clarification of where this isis going. more and more people understanding that fantasy, as a communal activity whether moe bile or otherwise is going to evolve. the attorneys general are right. they need to protect their interests. if it is taxation, evolution. again, the media companies have been driving this. let's understand in the future technology companies will emerge to take it to the nextstep. >> rick, tim. thanks for joining us. >> thank you you. >> a >> now a look at what's making news. as we head into a new week "on the money" a mixed employment report for january. the economy created 151,000 jobs which was slightly below expectations with strength in the retail sector. the unemployment rate fell to 4.9%, the lowest in eight years. if you didn't like what the market was doing this week all you had to do was wait a day. stocks were flat, falling or
looked. most of the week they moved as oil did. they fell on friday. martin shkreli appeared at a capitol hill hearing on drug pricing this week. in spite of the fact he said little he infuriated many representatives with the smirk on his face and silence. the company acquired the rights to a life-saving drug. he raisese the price by 5,000% to $750 a pill. later he tweeted it's hard to accept these imbeciles represent the people in our goth.vernment. classy. >> with salaries expected to rise now may be the time to look for a new opportunity. there are some things you need to know before sending out your resume. sharon epperson is here now with ideas on how to make the most of your job hunt. sharon, what are some of the trends you're seeing in today's market and where are some of the hottest areas for hiring?
are low skilled workers are getting the training to get into higher skilled jobs. we talked about increasing wages. that's another great sign for people. whether they are currently working in a company or know they will be hired at a higher level of pay. also seeing more diversity in terms of management. more women in the managerial ranks and moreounger people. people under 30. the career builder survey that came out. they looked at areas where industries are adding more workers than the average number. and those industries like financial services and health care and technology, that's where a lot of folks will be seeing added fulle-time workers. the hottest areas within that because just because you are in financial services doesn't mean you have t t job security. you have to look at the areas that are the hottest now and there were areas like customer service, sales, production. also looking at information technology which is a hot area. > if i'm actively looking for a job are there things i need to know about digital branding?
terms of social media sites? >> you definitely need a linkedin profile. you can't graduate from the graduate program without a linkedin profile. it is a way to show case your work, have your resume there and of course to have a great picture, professional photo. all of these things are things people look at. the first thing an employer does is google you and see what comes up. you want that profile to be what they see. >> are there things you need to make sure you do? >> you want to know about the company. do your research. know what you can about the person interviewing you and the company about the business unit you will be a part of. talk to as many people about that. do research on what's happening. the news of the day. sometimes you find out about changes in the daily paper that morning before you go into the interview. do your research there. also practice interviewing with friends, with colleagues, do
also have critical questions. come in there with things you want to know. you are interviewing them as much as they are interviewing you. the interviewer's job makes sure you fit in with the company. >> great advice. thank you. >> sure. >> nasa has the help wanted sign out. up next, how to land the ultimate new gig. mary thompson found out if she had the right stuff. and valued over a billion dollars. a really smart guy who made a big mistake and decided torite a book about it. now as we head to break look at
innovation and new ideas. to make change happen you need the people to get it done. adam grant is a professor of management in psychology at the wharton school of the university of pennsylvania. his back is originals, how noncformists move the world. me we talked to him about what it means and his research may surprise you. >> they are not necessarily the crazy ones. you don't have to be a round peg in a squarele hole to be original. many originals hate risk. >> i think of somebody who founds a company and think they must have a huge risk tolerance. who looks at that and doesn't want to look at the risk? >> it looks risky. but in their mind it is risky not to act. they have big ideas and what happpps if they don't if give it a shot? entrepreneurs who say i will keep my day job before i go all in are 33% less likely to fail. expect. you think you have to devote
an occupation. >> those are the stories we hear. a lot of successful entrepreneurs are people saying i want a backup plan and buy time to do the idea right. look at phil knight. he started nike but started as an accountant selling shoes out of the trunk. if he had gone in right away he would have had pressure to get the product to market. instead he built an extraordinary company. >> people watching at home might think how can i make myself more of someone like thisr help my kids to develop some of these characteristics. what would you tell them? >> first, generate more ideas. the data show your first 15 ideas e less creative than the next 20. most people never get to the next 20. they get hooked on idea one. >> i have to come up with 15 before a good one? >> the ten minines people generate about 15 ideas for solving a problem or coming up with a new business.
when they're told you have five more minutes, think more. they have another dozen and they are more original. the first ideas are conventional. >> what made you start thinking about things, how did you test it and develop theories? >> i made a bad decision on warby parker. >> for people who don't know they sell glasses online and started with an online glasses business. they have been successful. you knew them well. >> they are now a billion dollar company. they were named the most innovative in the world by fast company. neil bloominthat will was in the first class i taught at wharton and i opted out of investing which was depressing. i was curious about why i was so wrong. that led me to dig into the research. >> what are the lessons you bring up in originals can we apply to personal life?
architects and look at them versus technically skilled but unoriginalal peers. one thing is their parents were much more likely to focus on values than rules. they said, look. these are guiding principles but we want you to have freedom. they were more comfortable saying this is what i believe in. maybe not listening to nay sayers. >> it sounds like the idea of teaching kids to think, not what to think. >> exactly. >> i was a little surprised. there is evidence suggesting that parental conflict fuels creativity among kids. when your parents don't agree with each oh you have to think for yourself. >> that's a horrible lesson. i hate to hear it. >> i'm not saying to be screaming at each oh. the idea you have to be perfectly unified on every kids. other. assumptions. >> i like that. >> challenge authority, too.
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federal reserve chair janet yellin will begin testimony on the outlook for the economy and interest rates. on friday we'll see the strength of the consumer when retail sales numbers are released. listen up. you have until february 18 to apply for one of the coolest jobs in the world or even out of this world. we are talking nasa. let's head to the johnson space center in houston where the help wanted sign is out. as mary thompson tells us getting picked might be the easy part. >> just as you said, nasa is accepting online applications for the 2016 astronaut candidate pool. it is expecting inging receive, nasa will get 8 to 14 candidates. they need three years' professional experience in degrees in science, math and engineering. once they are accepted they go to a two-year training program to hone thehe physical, mechanical and intellectual skills. i asked nasa to put me through
>> life in space is gruelling. 16-hour work day that is include a mandatory two-o-ur workout. >> i'm supposed to run with this? >> astronaut candidates jog -- or in my case walk -- as they will in space, tethered to bungee cords to keep them in place. weighing bone density in space. along with the physical they learn the mechanical. >> got it. >> simulators like this one train them to capture incoming car go ships for the internationale space station. >> what i'm doing now is gettingng ready for a virtual extra vehicular activity better known as a space walk. candidates use gloves embedded with censorsensors to prepare for space walk where is handrails get them around the iss. >> i have it now. >> part of a two-year program to
some of the o oer training, underwater training and they have to learn a foreign language if they are assigned to the iss they have to learn russian. there is mission specific training. keep in mind they actually don't fly until 5 to 8 years after they start at nasa. back to you. >> that was awesome. you rock. after the training what does the astronaut make? >> they earn between $66,000 and $140,000 a yearar it depends on experience. >> i hope you get picked. that's so cool. mary, thank you. >> i don't have that undergraduate degree. >> anyway, that't' the show for today. i'm becky quick. thanks for joining us. next week if you and your valentine are planning to tie the knot it's not just the love but the money, too. what youeed to know before you say "i do."