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Economic Crisis

Parlor Game: Find the “Resets” and the Recessions

This week, on October 28th and 29th, we are hosting the third annual Value Investing Conference. The title of the conference is “Reset vs. Recovery: the Macroeconomy and Value Investing.” We have confirmed a range of provocative and compelling speakers. Some 600 people have registered to attend. (To learn more…

By Bob Bruner-
Economic Crisis

The “Most Fortunate” and Luck

"What we’re allowing to expire is the tax cuts that President Bush put in place for the most fortunate, the richest 2 to 3 percent of Americans." – Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, recently on Charlie Rose. The Economix blog picked up the question, “Are the Rich Just Lucky…

By Bob Bruner-
Economic Crisis, Organizational Behavior

Making a Start

“There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth…not going all the way, and not starting.” –Hindu Prince Siddartha Gautama, the founder of BuddhismThis is it: the end of summer. For my colleagues and me, the new school year formally begins tomorrow, when we gather…

By Bob Bruner-
Economic Crisis, Finance

Getting to 'Yes' From an Attitude of 'No'

“In his remarks at last year’s commencement, in May, The New York Times reported, University of Connecticut President Michael Hogan addressed the phenomenon of students’ turning down jobs, with no alternatives, because they didn’t feel the jobs were good enough. “My first word of advice is this,” he…

By Bob Bruner-
Economic Crisis

Sustainabilty — the Theme of the Decade

“The biggest change over the past decade has been the growing realization of sustainability and its impact on world growth into the future.”This morning, the Wall Street Journal carried this quotation of me in the inaugural segment of a series of articles on the decade just passed…

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Economic Crisis, Innovation

Stimulus and Innovation

Yesterday’s newspapers brought a study in contrasts. The Wall Street Journal conveyed assessments that the government’s stimulus funding to date has had little effect. New York Times opined that the U.S. economy needs an expansion of stimulus funding—the Times echoes sentiments that some economists’ blogs…

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Economic Crisis, Mergers & Acquisitions

The Depths of the Panic

Turning and turning in the widening gyreThe falcon cannot hear the falconer;Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhereThe ceremony of innocence is drowned;The best lack all conviction, while the worstAre…

By Bob Bruner-
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