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Why Apple's Intrinsic Value Will Be $1000+ In 3 Years

November 2nd, 2012  |  Source: Seeking Alpha

 

 

As part of our process, we perform a rigorous discounted cash-flow methodology that dives into the true intrinsic worth of companies. In Apple's (AAPL) case, we think the firm is worth $818 per share. In three years, we think the firm will boast an intrinsic value north of $1,000 per share.


Private equity guru’s mission to show big business can do altruism

October 30th, 2012  |  Source: Daily Telegraph - UK

 

Permira founder, Damon Buffini, explains why he wants to tackle social issues.

For many, CSR has become a glorified form of public relations, a chance for businesses to try to put a positive spin on their existence or distract from questionable activities elsewhere.

Damon Buffini is doing his bit to change that view. One of Britain’s best known private equity bosses and once voted Britain’s most powerful black male, the founder partner of Permira has in recent weeks stepped down as a full-time partner at the buy-out firm.


As America shuts out immigrant entrepreneurs, Chile welcomes them

October 13th, 2012  |  Source: The Economist

The lure of Chilecon Valley 


Niall Ferguson and the Rage Against the Thought-Leader Machine

August 25th, 2012  |  Source: HBR Blogs

Harvard historian Niall Ferguson ran into an online buzzsaw this week. He says the "liberal blogosphere" was out to do him in, and that was part of it. But there's something bigger at work: a groundswell of resentment for and frustration with the "thought leaders" who craft our conventional wisdom, get paid big speaking fees for it, yet often behave in ways that don't accord with this status. First Jonah Lehrer, then Fareed Zakaria, now this — and surely there will be more such brouhahas to come.


Too few Virgins; not enough Red Bulls

July 29th, 2012  |  Source: The Economist

Europe not only has a euro crisis, it also has a growth crisis. That is because of its chronic failure to encourage ambitious entrepreneurs


Bungled Bank Bailout Leaves Behind Righteous Anger

In the year since I stepped down as the special inspector general of the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the sadly predictable consequences of the government’s disparate treatment of Wall Street and Main Street have only become worse. As the banks amass size and power, Main Street continues to get pummeled.


What's Driving Americans to Retire Abroad?

July 18th, 2012  |  Source: K@W

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Do Business Schools Incubate Criminals?

July 17th, 2012  |  Source: Bloomberg

The recent scandals at Barclays Plc, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and other banks might give the impression that the financial sector has some serious morality problems. Unfortunately, it’s worse than that: We are dealing with a drop in ethical standards throughout the business world, and our graduate schools are partly to blame.


Microsoft’s Downfall: Inside the Executive E-mails and Cannibalistic Culture That Felled a Tech Giant

July 8th, 2012  |  Source: Vanity Fair

Analyzing one of American corporate history’s greatest mysteries—the lost decade of Microsoft—two-time George Polk Award winner (and V.F.’s newest contributing editor) Kurt Eichenwald traces the “astonishingly foolish management decisions” at the company that “could serve as a business-school case study on the pitfalls of success.”


Not for sale: What Money Can’t Buy

July 4th, 2012  |  Source: FT.com

Our romance with capitalism is a Faustian bargain, but two critiq:ues warn that giving free rein to markets comes at the cost of giving up a part of our soul

Martin Sandbu reviews:

What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets, by Michael Sandel, Allen Lane /Farrar, Straus and Giroux

How Much is Enough? The Love of Money, and the Case for the Good Life, by Robert and Edward Skidelsky, Allen Lane

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