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Finance Archive

  • November 25, 2015

    A Good Barrel for Bad Apples in Business

    by Theodore Kinni
    In their new book, Nobel Prize–winning economists George Akerlof and Robert Shiller argue that free markets can allow unethical business practices to thrive.
  • November 18, 2015

    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.
  • November 4, 2015

    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.
  • October 19, 2015

    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.
  • September 17, 2015

    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.
  • August 24, 2015

    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.”
  • August 10, 2015

    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.
  • August 4, 2015

    The Capable Deal Maker

    by Akshat Dubey and Alastair Rimmer
    How private equity firms can unlock the M&A capabilities premium to win in a cutthroat market.
  • July 14, 2015

    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.
  • July 13, 2015

    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.
  • June 30, 2015

    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?
  • June 16, 2015

    Why Less Is More

    by Deepali Srivastava
    In his new book, marketing guru Philip Kotler identifies debt-supported consumer spending as a flaw of capitalism — along with 13 other shortcomings.
  • May 15, 2015

    Let’s Megadeal

    by Rob Fisher, Gregg Nahass, and J. Neely
    Seven strategies for managing the unique challenges of large technology acquisitions.
  • February 2, 2015

    The Redefined No of the CFO

    by Deniz Caglar, Matt Mani, and Josh Peters
    For today’s financial leader, decisions are based on strategy, not spreadsheets.