Great video on entrepreneurship in the Philippines.
Shortly after losing a bid for MGM, Carl Icahn is back at it again. In the MGM deal he was battling against Spyglass chiefs Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum. This time he goes up against heavyweights The Blackstone Group for Dynegy. Carl is always ready for a good hostile takeover, and his story is an […]
I wanted to share this great cover article from FORBES recently which lists 2011′s top tech investors. Venture Capitalists like Peter Thiel, Michael Moritz and Mike Maples (who is interviewed below) are mentioned among others. Each profile lists their background and successful investments. It is good to see that most of these investors are stationed […]
George Roberts of KKR being interviewed at Stanford Business School. George describes how to pick a good business partner, as well as the early days of KKR. George is one of the pioneers of the leveraged buyout business. If you have read the book Barbarians at The Gate you will definitely enjoy this video.
John Johnson was the first African-American to appear on the Forbes 400 list, having amassed immense wealth from his successful magazine, EBONY. Johnson succeeded as an African-American entrepreneur during the 1940’s, thus his story is worth sharing and most remarkable. Johnson came from a very poor family but his leadership skills were exemplified early on, […]
Pretty interesting video on how The Grateful Dead had a different business model compared to other bands at the time. High cost music production forced the band to focus on touring only and provide their recorded music free of charge, claiming 100% of touring revenue instead of a fraction of album sales.
Below is a great brief interview of Larry Leight as he describes the beginnings of upscale eye wear brand Oliver Peoples. Larry basically started as an apprentice, networking and learning the intricate design components that piece together metal eye wear. As a salesman for retailers, he eventually knew what sold to customers and what didn’t. […]
Wanted to share this video of compiled statistics on social media marketing that various companies have implemented, and the ROI that resulted (results from Ebay to Burger King). Obviously social media marketing is important, but if these facts are true, it’s pretty remarkable, especially considering the low cost of these types of campaigns. Most interesting […]