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What does it take to get a new lobbyist around here?

November 10th, 2011  |  Source: FT.com

In “The Broken Contract“, his essay in the latest edition of Foreign Affairs, New Yorker staff writer George Packer argues that the source of widening US inequality is to be found when…

Organized money and the conservative movement seized the moment back in 1978 to begin a massive, generation-long transfer of wealth to the richest Americans.


HP Chairman Ray Lane: A profile in courage

September 26th, 2011  |  Source: Real Dan Lyons.com

 

HP board chairman Ray Lane is lashing out at critics who are pinning the blame for HP’s mess on the board of directors, who are described in this New York Times article as the “worst board in the history of business.”


Starbucks’ Schultz Says 100 Leaders to Halt Campaign Giving

August 25th, 2011  |  Source: Bloomberg

Starbucks Corp. (SBUX) Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz said more than 100 business leaders have joined his pledge to boycott U.S. political campaign donations.


Financing the Road to Rio

July 23rd, 2011  |  Source: Globe-Net.com

 

Important discussions lie ahead on the road to Rio + 20 for the global investment community - UNEP FI Global Roundtable 2011, and GLOBE 2012.   

Banking and investment organizations worldwide are monitoring developments in the international financial markets preparatory to the Rio + 20 Earth Summit taking place in Rio de Janeiro, in June 2012.


The World’s 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams

July 13th, 2011  |  Source: Forbes Blog

 

The NFL has grown explosively over the past 25 years as TV revenue jumped 700%. The league’s 32 teams now divide $3.8 billion annually under the current round of broadcast deals, which expire after the 2013 season. With ratings at record levels, the next TV contracts are bound to be even more lucrative. Teams that were selling for $70 million in the mid-1980s are now worth $1 billion on average.

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How Harry Potter Became A $15 Billion Brand

July 13th, 2011  |  Source: Business Insider

 

Fourteen years, seven books and blockbuster films later, the Harry Potter brand, valued at over $15 billion, is still going strong.

Over 400 million copies of the Harry Potter books have been sold worldwide and translated into 67 languages, making Rowling the first billionaire author.

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The Spaceship Takes Off From Cupertino

June 10th, 2011  |  Source: Forbes

When a product company turns to real estate development, watch out!

Apple’s proposed headquarters campus will take up a lot of time, attention, energy, and money that might better be put toward staying focused on the business.

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B&N Says Foreign-Language E-Books Selling ‘Outrageously’ Well in U.S.

May 27th, 2011  |  Source: Paid Content.com

Selling foreign-language print books in the United States has always been tough due to high prices, hurdles at customs and the difficulties of transporting physical stock. Barnes & Noble expected that selling foreign-language e-books in the U.S. would work much better—but have been surprised at the demand for them, B&N Manager of International Digital Content Patricia Arancibia said the retailer’s sales of foreign-language e-books are now growing faster than sales of English e-books, she said.

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Red Bull's Billionaire Maniac

May 23rd, 2011  |  Source: Business Week

A rare interview granted to Business Week delves into why Dietrich Mateschitz is making a bold move into TV, movies, and magazines.

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