Tuesday, August 28, 2007

50 Factors that Affect the Value of the US Dollar | Currency Trading.net

50 Factors that Affect the Value of the US Dollar | Currency Trading.net
50 Factors that Affect the Value of the US Dollar

August 8th, 2007

Friday, August 24, 2007

CNN Money

CEOExpress: Business portal for executives created by a busy executive
New home sales up, prices down Sales pace bucks forecast to show increase as builders cut prices in effort to cut inventories.

Business week

Not So Smart
Not So Smart
In an era of easy money, the pros forgot that the party can't last forever

Truth telling Risk Amaing HBR case study

Monday, August 20, 2007

Good look premium

Beautiful people earn 12% more than Ugly Bettys - Independent Online Edition > Sci_Tech

Help, I look like a workplace failure

Work guru Catherine Kaputa has formulated a five-point plan for salvaging your looks and achieving success:

1 Package yourself: clothes will not help you perform but will help how your performance is perceived

2 Emphasise features: be confident about your looks and build a strong image

3 Have a trademark: think Bono's shades or Sir Robin Day's bow ties. Stand out from the crowd

4 Focus on "soft power": use your values, style and point of view to attract others to you. Stand tall, and never slouch

5 Hone your speech: the ability to sell yourself and your ideas is critical

Saturday, August 18, 2007

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Friday, August 17, 2007

Indias richest..

India's 40 Richest - Forbes.com
India's 40 Richest
By Naazneen Karmali 11.16.06, 6:00 PM ET

India's rising fortunes are underscored by the increasing prosperity of its wealthiest citizens. Members of our third annual ranking of India's 40 richest businesspeople are worth a collective $170 billion, up from $106 billion last year. India's top 10, worth $112 billion, account for two-thirds of that wealth. The rankings include 36 billionaires, 9 more than last year. India's hot stock market, up 39% this year, and its robust real estate market helped swell most fortunes. The minimum net worth needed to make the cut rose to $790 million, up from $590 million

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala Investing Mantras..

rediff.com: Great investment tips by Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

To be successful in investing, five things are critical. There has to be:

  • an attractive, addressable, external opportunity;

  • a sustainable competitive advantage;

  • scalability and operating leverage; and

  • a qualified and integral management

  • Last but not least, it is of vital importance what one buys and at what price.
  • Monday, August 13, 2007

    Goldmans Alpha

    Goldmans Alpha
    Across most sectors, there has been an increase in

    overlapping trades, a surge in volatility and an increase in

    correlations. These factors have combined to challenge many of the

    trading algorithms used in quantitative strategies

    China Has a Worse Mortgage Problem Than the U.S.

    Paul Kedrosky: China Has a Worse Mortgage Problem Than the U.S.

    China Has a Worse Mortgage Problem Than the U.S.

    Here's the some inverted reassurance: One Chinese academic told the
    South China Morning Post today's' that China's mortgage market is in
    even worse shape than the U.S. sub-prime market.

    Tuesday, August 07, 2007

    Indian real estate

    Indian real estate: boom or bubble? - July 10, 2006
    Indian real estate: boom or bubble?
    Property prices are rising fast as the tech boom spreads across the country.

    At Home and Abroad, What Value Do Non-Resident Indians Bring to Multinational Corporations?

    At Home and Abroad, India Knowledge@Wharton
    "The most important contribution of NRIs to first-generation MNCs was probably indirect,"
    he adds. "Through their outstanding professional contributions in the
    U.S. and Europe, NRIs established the credibility of Indian talent and
    added luster to the India brand. This cleared the way for Indian
    companies to sell their products and services in the West. And through
    their annual remittances of $20 billion or more, NRIs helped strengthen
    the Indian rupee, making overseas acquisitions more affordable."

    Closing the deal in negotiations

    How do you close a deal in negotiation

    Stage 1: Bridge (Relationship and communications)

    Stage 2: Substance (Interests/options/legitimacy)

    Stage 3: Decision-making (Alternatives/Commitment)

    A CEO's Six Steps to Effective Feedback from HBR

    Harvard Business Review

    A CEO's Six Steps to Effective



    Sunday, August 05, 2007

    25 Most Popular Business Websites July 2007

    25 Most Popular Business Websites | eBizMBA

    25 Most Popular Business Websites July 2007

    In today’s competitive financial environment you need to be armed
    with the best information possible in order to succeed in business. To
    that end, we at eBizMBA here provide you with the Top 25 Business
    Websites ranked by a combination of Inbound Links, Google Page Rank,
    Alexa Rank, and U.S. traffic data from Compete and Quantcast. For
    entries where a wide range exists between the two data sets the highest
    numbers were used for ranking purposes. Although no traffic metrics are
    completely accurate we do believe the data below to be useful for
    gauging relative audience size. [Banks and financial service sites have been excluded from our list.]

    Thursday, August 02, 2007

    Essential Elements of a Powerful Elevator Pitch

    How to Craft a Killer Elevator Pitch That Will Land You Big Business - Dumb Little Man
    Essential Elements of a Powerful Elevator Pitch
    1. Concise. Your pitch should take no longer than 30-60 seconds.

    2. Clear.
      Use language that everyone understands. Don't use fancy words thinking
      it will make you sound smarter. Your listener won't understand you and
      you'll have lost your opportunity to hook them.

    3. Powerful. Use words that are powerful and strong. Deliver the "Sis-Boom-Bang" to grab their attention!

    4. Visual. Use words that create a visual image in yo

    Wednesday, August 01, 2007

    What is the value of stuff..

    Another brilliant essay

    The value of some new acquisition wasn't the difference between its retail price and what I paid for it. It was the value I derived from it.