February 2012

Untapped Opportunities…

/   Insights

As businesses strive to remain afloat in this post-Great Recession era, every cost must be scrutinized in order to ensure profit maximization. The challenging economic climate has resulted in the identification of an increasingly...

The Celebrity Factor

February 27, 2012
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Celebrities are just like us, only richer, right? There’s the glitz and glamor, of course, but there’s also the messiness of real life, only played out on a larger scale and out in the...

If you Build it, Will They Buy?

February 24, 2012
/   Voices

Building a product on time and on budget doesn’t much matter if nobody wants it. Just ask entrepreneur Eric Ries, whose new book, “The Lean Startup,” explores the value of validated learning to determine...

The Shadow Banking Alternative

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There’s something cool about being ‘alternative.’ It’s why so many of us are drawn to alternative medicine, alternative energy, even alternative music—it just sounds cool. But how about alternative banking? In a sense, that’s...

Stress Test

February 17, 2012
/   Insights

Maybe if the Occupy Wall Street folks heard about this, they’d go after another industry. The Wall Street Journal reports on a research report from the University of Southern California on the perils of...