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  • A Strategist’s Guide to Blockchain

    by John Plansky, Tim O’Donnell, and Kimberly Richards
    The distributed ledger technology that started with bitcoin is rapidly becoming a crowdsourced system for all types of verification. Could it replace notary publics, manual vote recounts, and the way banks manage transactions?
  • For Startups, Ideas Matter

    by Matt Palmquist
    Predicting a startup’s success before the venture is even launched may seem impossible. But entrepreneurs and investors should never overlook the value of assessing the basic concept behind the business.
  • The Margin of Safety

    by David J. Lynch
    In his new book, Wall Street Journal veteran Greg Ip makes the counterintuitive argument that the preventive efforts that makes us safe can encourage dangerous risk taking.
  • The Fed’s Original Intent

    by Neil Irwin
    In his new book, Roger Lowenstein describes how financial crises and political tensions spurred the creation of the U.S.’s central bank.
  • Be Your Own Activist Investor

    by Deniz Caglar, Vinay Couto, and Gary L. Neilson
    With these 10 principles for rethinking cost management, you can maximize value and avoid threats from Wall Street.
  • Navigating the Crowdfunding Landscape

    by Matt Palmquist
    Online peer-based fundraising tools have the potential to disrupt traditional investing models, but entrepreneurs and investors must overcome existing cultural and government barriers.
  • The A to Z of Tech Clusters

    Brett Gilbert, associate professor at Rutgers Business School, discusses how clusters, or groups of companies that congregate in a region around a particular field, are evolving. For more related insights, read “How Tech Clusters Form.”
  • The New Geography of M&A

    by Vikas Sehgal, Joachim Reinboth, and Evan Hirsh
    Before industrial companies sell assets, they must understand the motivations of the full array of potential buyers, especially those emerging in the East.
  • Deals That Win

    by J. Neely, John Jullens, and Joerg Krings
    Twelve years of data shows that mergers and acquisitions that apply or enhance capabilities produce superior returns.
  • A Case of Successful Failure

    by Daniel Gross
    This technology company almost died of financial hubris, but its behind-the-scenes resurrection proves there’s sometimes a fine line between winning and losing.
  • Currency Events

    by Michael Santoli
    Since its introduction in 2008, bitcoin has enjoyed a rapid and tumultuous rise. Is the digital currency built to last?