Archive for the ‘Business’ category

Advancing Oligarchy: a conversation with James Kwak

November 4th, 2010

Among various pearls of wisdom in this article:

… one of the central arts of political combat is figuring out how to make a given question central as opposed to another question.

via Advancing Oligarchy: a conversation with James Kwak.

Jesse’s Café Américain: The Road to Serfdom Is Lawlessness: Inside Goldman Sachs

August 4th, 2010

This quote was just too good not to share:

“Giving sophisticated models and fast computers to traders is like giving handguns and tequila to teenage boys. Only complete mayhem can result and as we saw recently, complete mayhem did result.”

via Jesse’s Café Américain: The Road to Serfdom Is Lawlessness: Inside Goldman Sachs.

Update: another gem
OK, now what?

Top 25 Brazilian Sales: A Global List

December 9th, 2009

Here’s a recent item from the Brazil Stocks coverage at Seeking Alpha.
Top 25 Brazilian Sales: A Global List — Seeking Alpha.

The full list is linked in the 4give BIZ roll in the sidebar, and here.

Núcleo da Faculdade de Engenharia realiza Terças Empreendedoras

December 3rd, 2009

O evento é aberto ao público e será sempre de 17h às 18h, no recém inaugurado auditório do NEMPE, que fica na Faculdade de Engenharia da UFJF.

Leia mais aqui:
ECaderno.com – Universitário – Notícias – Núcleo da Faculdade de Engenharia realiza Terças Empreendedoras.

Obrigado pela dica: JF Clipping

Google Interview Questions

November 11th, 2009

There’s good news and bad news here, but I know some of us just like to do these kinds of tests.
15 Google Interview Questions That Will Make You Feel Stupid GOOG.
The article also links to 140 more questions, for those who just can’t get enough.

Thinkers 50 – C. K. Prahalad

October 17th, 2009

C. K. Prahalad discusses his latest book, The Future of Competition: Co-Creating Unique Value with Customers, published early in 2004.

“We are moving to a new form of value creation, when value is not created by the firm and exchanged with customer, but rather when value is co-created by the consumers and the company. So the first question is: how do you go from a unilateral view of value creation by the company, to co-creation of value by consumers?”

Read the full article at Thinkers 50 – Interview. More about him and others at The Thinkers 50.

Remote Workers, Collaboration Apps and Culture

September 30th, 2009

Bob Olwig shares his experience as a “continuous learner” at his Perspectives on Technology & Business site.  The post is at Remote Workers, Collaboration Apps and Culture.

The Collaboration Imperative

September 30th, 2009

Vineet Nayar sees a shift toward Collaboration 2.0 as “business requires the cover of a collaborative ecosystem”.

The Collaboration Imperative
Vineet Nayar – Harvard Business Review.

Thanks to Bloomberg for the coverage.

In Today’s Tough Economic Climate, Cooperate To Innovate

September 17th, 2009

In Today’s Tough Economic Climate, Cooperate To Innovate.

From Electronic Design Update.

Note: I am still test driving this publishing environment, so my posts may look a little weird.