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Sharon Oster Comments on Bill Gates’s Focus on the Gates Foundation

July 18th, 2006

Sharon Oster discussed Bill Gates's decision to quit his day-to-day role at Microsoft in two years to spend more time on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. "A lot of corporate foundations were born in the corporate style, but few have had someone of Gates's stature get involved personally in the execution of their programs," Oster told the Washington Post.

Barry Nalebuff: Hidden Fees Drive Customers Away

July 18th, 2006

In the Boston Globe, Barry Nalebuff commented on hidden fees that companies tack on—a credit card company that offers low annual fees but charges high late fees and interest rates hidden in the fine print, for example.

Ira Millstein Discusses Launch of Yale Center for Corporate Governance and Performance

July 18th, 2006

Ira Millstein discussed the launch of the Yale Center for Corporate Governance and Performance (YCCGP).

Dina Mayzlin Blogs About Word of Mouth Marketing

July 18th, 2006

The Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) has launched a website devoted solely to the field of word of mouth (WOM) research.

Owen Lamont Testifies in Senate Judiciary Hearing on Hedge Funds

July 18th, 2006

Owen Lamont testified as an expert witness in the United States Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “Hedge Funds and Independent Analysts: How Independent are Their Relationships?” In his testimony, Lamont said that although short selling has come un

Jonathan Koppell Comments on Government Venture Capital Funds

July 18th, 2006

Jonathan Koppell discussed government agencies such as NASA and the CIA that are developing venture capital funds in Government Executive.

Ed Kaplan Appointed Member of the Naval Studies Board

July 18th, 2006

Ed Kaplan has been appointed as a member of the Naval Studies Board (NSB).

Bruce Judson: Culture Makes Start-Up Success Elusive Abroad

July 18th, 2006

Bruce Judson discussed why the start-up successes of Silicon Valley have been elusive abroad in USA Today. He said culture plays a big role. "A flourishing entrepreneurial economy requires a culture that values individualism, does not penalize people for trying and failing, and assumes individuals will work at many companies throughout their careers."

Roger Ibbotson on Lessons Learned from ’70s Stock Market

July 18th, 2006

Roger Ibbotson discussed the lessons that can be learned from the 1970s stock market in a Los Angeles Times column that was syndicated to newspapers around the country.

Will Goetzmann Discusses Art Assets

July 18th, 2006

Will Goetzmann discussed art and collectibles as assets in a financial portfolio in Wealth Magazine, published by Northern Trust Bank. He said, "Whenever you have, say, 10% of your wealth in any asset class, it's going to change the way the other assets are allocated. All portfolios are an organic whole where the correlations across the assets are really important."

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