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10 Questions to Ask To Find a Great, Green Data Center Site
By Douglas Alger
Apr 17, 2009
Doug Alger provides 10 questions to ask about property you're considering for your next Data Center to help you have a productive, green server environment.
A 360º Look at the Subprime Mortgage Implosion
By Mark Zandi
Jul 15, 2008
The subprime financial crisis is the decade's #1 financial story. What happened?
A Crash Course in Commodities
By Carley Garner
Dec 27, 2012
Carley Garner discusses the establishment and evolution of commodities markets, including commodities exchanges, futures contracts, and commodity options.
A Crash Course in Commodities
By Carley Garner
Jan 13, 2010
Carley Garner explains the origin and evolution of commodities markets.
A Guide to Elder Planning: Asset Protection
By Steve Weisman
Jan 17, 2013
This chapter explains how to protect your assets from lawsuits, divorce, and other catastrophers. It covers insurance, prenuptial agreements, bank accounts, trusts, homestead protection, fraudulent conveyances, assets protected by law, joint ownership, tenancy by the entirety, and family limited partnerships.
A Philosophy for Developing Products and Services for the Bottom of the Pyramid
By C.K. Prahalad
Sep 24, 2009
C.K. Prahalad introduces the concept that in order to provide products and services to the market at the Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP) you must challenge assumptions that you have developed over a long period of time.
A Philosophy for Developing Products and Services for the Bottom of the Pyramid
By C.K. Prahalad
Sep 23, 2009
C.K. Prahalad introduces the concept that in order to provide products and services to the market at the Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP) you must challenge assumptions that you have developed over a long period of time.
A Pragmatist's Guide to Leveraged Finance: Credit Analysis for Bonds and Bank Debt
By Robert S. Kricheff
Feb 29, 2012
In this introduction to his book, Robert S. Kricheff discusses what the market is, how companies become part of the leveraged finance market, unique aspects of leveraged finance credit analysis, and the two starting points of credit analysis.
A Process for Analyzing Stocks on Your Own
By Harry Domash
Jan 17, 2003
Harry Domash describes his approach for finding, researching, and analyzing potential investments, based on sound principles that are practiced by market-beating money managers.
A World of Wealth: How Capitalism Turns Profits into Progress
By Thomas G. Donlan
Jul 29, 2008
Thomas G. Donlan looks at the world through the powerful lens of capitalist investment and productivity.
America's Four Growth Drivers Stall and Our Economy Stagnates
By R. Glenn Hubbard, Peter Navarro
Sep 8, 2010
How can America reharness the vibrant productivity growth of the private sector and resume its journey on the path of long-term prosperity? In order to answer this question—and thereby make things right—we first need a much better understanding of just what has gone wrong.
Analyzing Stocks On Your Own: The Analysis Process
By Harry Domash
Mar 10, 2006
Experts tell us that investment success requires a disciplined approach for finding, researching, and analyzing potential investments. This chapter describes one such approach based on sound principles that are practiced by market-beating money managers. It’s certainly not the only way, and it may not be the best way. But it’s a place to start, and following it will make you a better investor. After you’ve mastered these strategies, you can modify them to suit your needs.
Arbitrage, Hedging, and the Law of One Price
By Randall Billingsley
Nov 4, 2005
Arbitrage is the process of buying assets in one market and selling them in another to profit from unjustifiable price differences. This violates the expectation that the same product should sell for the same price. Arbitrage offers guaranteed profit with no risk, and therefore undermines the stability and functionality of markets. This chapter explains how these expectations and forces interact, and why arbitrage is such a dangerous thing.
Are You Better Off Than You Were as a Kid?
By Jane White
Sep 30, 2009
Jane White asks the question, “Are you better off than you were growing up?” The answer may very well be no.
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By Matthew David
Jan 1, 2003
Avoiding Late Fees and Overdrafts
By Debbie Stanley
Nov 5, 2004
Overdrafts and late fees can put a large dent in your finances. Learn how to get organized to avoid them in this sample chapter by Debbie Stanley.
Balanced Budget, Balanced Life: Setting Your Financial Priorities
By Liz Weston
Sep 18, 2012
Liz Weston offers strategies and techniques that can help you build a budget that works.
BAM! Part 2: Smarter Choices Require Better Information
By Alex Nghiem
Dec 5, 2003
Are you making critical business decisions based on old data? This common problem can be mitigated by using business activity monitoring (BAM) to get up-to-date information, which you can use to make more savvy choices.
BAM! Part 3: Proactive Management Through BAM
By Alex Nghiem
Apr 23, 2004
Alex Nghiem concludes his three-part series on business activity monitoring (BAM) with procurement and risk-management business scenarios that show how BAM can be useful in the enterprise.
BAM! Saving Money by "Watching" the Business Flow
By Alex Nghiem
Nov 7, 2003
This three-part series discusses how a major financial institution uses business activity monitoring (BAM) and business performance management (BPM) to make more informed decisions, resulting in millions of dollars in savings. Part 1 explores the client's business challenges.

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