Posted on October 24th, 2013 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library
According to Paul Guzzi, President of the Boston Chamber of Commerce, “We estimate along with the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau that each home game is worth $9 million. That’s a potential $36 million in addition to our approximately $10 million that has come in to the state and city’s economy from the recently concluded series.”
Posted on October 23rd, 2013 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library
According to the National Retail Federation’s Halloween spending survey, conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, nearly 158 million consumers will participate in Halloween activities, slightly less than the survey high of 170 million people last year. Those celebrating will also trim their budgets, with the average person expected to spend $75.03 on décor, costumes, candy and fun, down from $79.82 last year. Total spending is estimated to reach $6.9 billion in 2013.
Happy Halloween from Kirstein Business Library!
Posted on October 17th, 2013 by Gregor Smart in Electronic Resources, Kirstein Business Library
The ProQuest Dissertation & Theses electronic resource is the go to source for locating dissertations and theses. Available via in-library use only.
- Dissertation and theses from around the world from 1861 – Present
- Over a million full text dissertations available for download in PDF format
- More than 70,000 dissertations and are added each year
- Dissertations published since July 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author
- Master’s theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts
Here are some recent results when searching under the subject category, “Entrepreneurship”:
- CEOs’ Transformational Leadership and Managers’ Innovative Behavior: The Investigation of Intervening Effects in an Entrepreneurial Context
- Executive coaching practices: What do executive coaches do?
- The effect of type of education on an individual’s self employment choice: Comparison of vocational and college education
- The up-and-comers: A design system for the new entrepreneurs’ urban approach
- The art of the elevator pitch: A qualitative study on the key rhetorical features of a successful venture capital pitch
- Founder succession in small businesses
- Connecting the business mind and the altruistic heart
Posted on October 12th, 2013 by Gregor Smart in Electronic Resources, Kirstein Business Library
The Morningstar Investment Research Center is a great way to check out a company, fund, or get investing advice. This service offers PDF access to current and archive newsletters from their mutual fund, stock, and ETF strategists.
Check out the October issues for articles on:
- Our Former Holdings: Where Are They Now? – DividendInvestor
- Know Your Fund Company’s Achilles’ Heel – FundInvestor
- Common Investor Mistakes – StockInvestor
- Best Ideas – ETFInvestor
To find, click on the image below and select the “Newsletters” tab:
Posted on October 8th, 2013 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library
I just finished reading Seeing What Others Don’t: The Remarkable Ways We Gain Insight by Gary Klein. It is a thoughtful, well written book. I highly recommend it. It is available as an e-book or a print book at the Boston Public Library.
Seeing What Others Don’t: The Remarkable Ways We Gain Insight
(Book or E-book — 2013)
Klein uses stories to illustrate his research into what insights are and how they happen. He discusses how organizations discourage insight with their desire for predictablility and avoiding mistakes. He also examines the potential for information technology to block discoveries. He shows us that insight is a whole new way of understanding, not just an “aha” moment.