Prof Darrell Duffie has been rooting around in the financial industry in the aftermath of the Wall Street meltdown and the Great Recession, trying to put the whole thing in perspective. Read more about his work as he explores the reality behind the numbers — and what he says still needs to be done to avoid future catastrophes.
Tesla is outselling similarly priced Mercedes and BMW models, according to a news flash from CNN. Not sure if this portends anything long-term sociologically or if it’s a momentary development. But it does give one a bit of local civic pride to drive down 880 in the East Bay and see the Tesla building with flags flying.
Interesting article in the NY Times about new challenges facing Taiwan. Home to major technology suppliers, Taiwan is finding itself confronting serious problems, such as a lack of innovation, that derive in part from its educational system and culture. The world is changing; mobile phone technology, for example, is giving computers a run for their money, and Taiwan must adapt. The island is facing pressure from two sides: the US and mainland China. I have personally been to Taiwan several times, and my wife’s family lives there — so I’m rootin’ for ‘em!
Did you know that there is a Census of Agriculture? It is the leading source of facts and figures about American agriculture. Conducted every five years, the Census provides a detailed picture of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. It is the only source of uniform, comprehensive agricultural data for every state and county in the United States.
So go ahead and count those chickens before they hatch!
** This is the LAST interdisciplinary energy workshop until Fall!
Need research on the Energy sector? Want to visualize your info using GIS data?
The GSB Library’s Industry Spotlight Series presents:
Tues May 14th 12-1pm
Branner Earth Science Library
- Industry and market research databases
- S&P NetAdvantage; Business Monitor; Lux Research; & Alternative Energy eTrack
- Interdisciplinary energy-related databases
- Scopus; Engineering Village; & One Petro
- Geographic information system (GIS) data to visualize energy research
Class team-taught by Geospatial, Earth Sciences, & Business Librarians.
Available as an e-book through Searchworks.
Invest in Yourself with Bloomberg!
Boost your resume – Bloomberg is vital for internships & jobs
Bloomberg Bulls Eye - 30 min lunch and evening sessions now avail.
**YOU MUST sign-up for a seat in the lab**
Don’t let the BB terminals intimate you anymore! Learn:
- basic user training
- topical functionality
*Due to the limited number of terminals, sessions are capped at 8 people. Contact Emily Alschbach to reserve your spot today!
How do you create a billion dollar business in the heart of Silicon Valley and still have work-life balance? Read this article on SurveyMonkey’s CEO, Dave Goldberg. Goldberg explains how experience is overrated, bad attitudes override good work & should be tossed, and why self-awareness and humility are key CEO characteristics.
Heads in Beds, by Jacob Tomsky, is a notable Popular Business Book here at the GSB Library. Tomsky writes of his ill-fated, unintentional career in the hospitality world in fantastically hilarious detail. He writes of the hierarchy of hotel staff, General Managers moonlighting as pimps, joyriding in valet cars, and infamous guests. He also gives noteworthy tips like how to freely raid the mini bar, upgrade your room, and always, always tip to get what you want (and more!).
This eye-opening account of a luxury hotel worker sheds light on the inner-workings of the hospitality industry and leaves you armed and ready for your next overnight stay.
Heads in Beds TX911.3.F75 T66 2012 (Popular Business Books)
The American Library Association has released their annual report, State of America’s Libraries 2013. The report talks about how as publicly funded institutions, libraies of all kind are feeling the effects of a down economy. But on the other hand people turn to libraries to access free services more when they want to try and save money in tough economic times. The report also talks about the popularity of reading e-books and that many users are unaware that libraries loan e-books and some publishers still refuse to sell e-books to libraries for lending.