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Monthly archive April, 2011

Meir Statman tells us “What Investors Really Want”

Got a minute (well, 70 seconds, actually) to invest in building your knowledge about investor psychology? Tune in as  Meir Statman, Glenn Klimek Professor of Finance at the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, and author of “What Investors Really Want” explains the complex relationship between mind and money.  LearnMore
Toward a More Advanced Society: AP Exam-takers Double in the 2000s

Toward a More Advanced Society: AP Exam-takers Double in the 2000s

A College Board report, cited in The Chronicle of Higher Education, states that, “the number of high-school seniors who took at least one Advanced Placement examination before graduating has almost doubled since 2001.” References to the Lake Woebegone Effect aside, this increase in AP exam takers accurately predicts educational attainment:  LearnMore
Round-up -- McGraw Hill Business Authors in the News

Round-up — McGraw Hill Business Authors in the News

Made fresh weekly with organic pixels, here’s what McGraw-Hill Business authors have been up to lately.  LearnMore
Digital Grown-Ups -- New Jobs, New Skills for Workers over 50

Digital Grown-Ups — New Jobs, New Skills for Workers over 50

Economic necessity, the desire to continue learning, and businesses’ dependence on the seamless transfer of knowledge from one generation to the next are pushing an increasing number of older Americans back into the workforce.  LearnMore
Deepwater Horizon One Year Later: BP Fuels Up for Future Growth?

Deepwater Horizon One Year Later: BP Fuels Up for Future Growth?

Damage to the Gulf of Mexico from the BP/Deepwater Horizon spill may take years, even decades to fully measure. Viewed from the perspective of dollars and cents, however, the disaster appears to have had minimal effect on BP.  LearnMore
Toyota Under Fire: FT Weighs In

Toyota Under Fire: FT Weighs In

Toyota is continually retooling its approaches to quality control and public relations, appealing simultaneously to consumers and pundits alike (an unenviable task…). Jeffrey Liker, author of The Toyota Way books, road-tests the auto giant’s efforts in Toyota Under Fire — and FT.com is along for the ride:  LearnMore
How Toyota Pulls out of a Skid

How Toyota Pulls out of a Skid

Jeffrey Liker and Timothy Ogden authors of Toyota Under Fire, explain the causes and effects, the hows and whys of Toyota’s recent crises — and how the automaker plans use the lessons of the past two years to drive future growth.  LearnMore
When Bad Management Happens to Good Businesses

When Bad Management Happens to Good Businesses

Apart from Bialystock and Bloom, the titular characters from “The Producers,” nobody in their right mind sets out to be a bad manager or leader, right? But for some reason, bad management happens…  LearnMore