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The Rise of the Creative Class–Revisited: Revised and Expanded

The Rise of the Creative Class - Reivsed

Initially published in 2002, The Rise of the Creative Class quickly achieved classic status for its identification of forces then only beginning to reshape our economy, geography, and workplace.

Take Your Company Public!: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Alternative Capital Sources

Take Your Company Public: the Entrepreneurs Guide to Alternative Capital Sources

This book focuses on an alternate path for raising public capital which the author calls a “direct public offering” (DPO). It is written by a pioneer in applying direct marketing technology to selling securities. Mr. Field starts by discussing the traditional path, an initial public offering (IPO), and its advantages; then he presents a step-by-step guide to the DPO process.

The World Through Arab Eyes

The World Through Arab Eyes

In The World Through Arab Eyes, eminent political scientist Shibley Telhami draws upon a decade’s worth of original polling data, probing the depths of the Arab psyche to analyze the driving forces and emotions of the Arab uprisings and the next phase of Arab politics.

The Management Mythbuster

Buy: The Management Mythbuster
February 2, 2010 by David A. J. Axson, 2010,  ISBN-13: 9780470463628

Become a better manager by challenging the myths of commonly accepted management wisdom.

11 Financial Services Sector Stocks +8%

11 Financial Services Sector Stocks with Greater than 8% Yields  
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January 31, 2010 by David Hunkar on Seeking Alpha

The following stocks in the financial services sector pay dividends in excess of 8%:

Dividend Yield as of January 25, 2010

Apollo Investment Corp.

Ares Capital Corporation

Top 10 Reasons to Invest in BDCs

Top 10 Reasons to Invest in Business Development Companies
January 15, 2010 by Nicholas Marshi on Seeking Alpha

We thought readers might find interesting our Top Ten Reasons to invest in the relatively unknown world of Business Development Companies (BDC).


Why do we keep listening to VC as the barometer of innovation?

Read: Why do we keep listening to VC as the barometer of innovation?
November 03, 2009 by GEORGES VAN HOEGAERDEN

It baffles me how the representatives in Congress keep listening to, and the media stays enthralled with the self-serving circumstantial excuses of Venture Capitalists (VCs) that also still manages to keep some Limited Partners (LPs, their bosses) tuned in.

The New Leaders

The New Leaders: Transforming The Art Of Leadership Into The Science Of Results

Buy: The New Leaders:Transforming The Art Of Leadership into the Science of Results

As business reinvents itself at broadband speed, what makes leaders effective has inevitably been transformed. Old assumptions and old modes no longer hold; a new style of leadership that works has emerged amidst the chaos of change.

Venture to Nowhere

Read: Venture to Nowhere
Forbes Magazine dated January 12, 2009: by Rebecca Buckman, 12.25.08

The swashbuckling risk takers in venture capital have been laying giant eggs for a decade.

Billion Dollar Lessons

Buy: Billion Dollar Lessons: What You Can Learn from the Most Inexcusable Business Failures of the Last 25 Years 
September 11, 2008 by Paul B. Carroll and Chunka Mui

In the 1960s, IBM CEO Tom Watson called an executive into his office after his venture lost $10 million. Watson asked the man if he knew why he’d been called in. The man said he assumed he was being fired.

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