FU Asks: How Would You Invest $100,000?

Welcome to an ongoing feature on the Floating University blog, FU Asks, where we open up the academic debate on our e-learning platform to the Big Think community. 


This week we're featuring a discussion prompt from William Ackman, Activist Investor and CEO of Pershing Square Capital:

Assume you just won $100,000 in the lottery.  How would you invest it? What would you do if you were responsible for investing the endowment of your college or university? How would this differ from how you might invest the money you won in the lottery? Why?

Here's Ackman offering a crash course on investment and compound interest, from his Floating University lecture on investing:

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