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Emily Treptow Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 6:08pm Categories: Library News

Laura Leavitt is on the editorial board of an open-access journal that will launch soon: Ticker: The Academic Business Librarianship Review. Ticker is published by the Academic Business Library Directors (ABLD) and is a forum for the exchange of the research, best practices, and innovative thinking in business librarianship and business library management. The journal will include research articles, opinion pieces, member profiles, case studies, and conference reports reflecting all aspects of business librarianship. Questions? Contact Laura Leavitt.

Emily Treptow Monday, March 2, 2015 - 3:36pm Categories: Uncategorized

Susan Cain is co-founder of Quiet Revolution and author of the New York Times bestseller, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking, which was named the #1 Best Book of the Year by Fast Company magazine, which also named her one of its Most Creative People in Business. Cain’s book was a TIME cover story, and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and others. Her TED talk has had over 7 million views, and was named by Bill Gates as one of his all-time favorite talks.

Cain will lecture for 45 minutes and then...

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Emily Treptow Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 8:15pm Categories: Uncategorized, Database Trials

The Gast Business Library will be discussing The End of Power this Thursday. Please join us and share your thoughts. Pizza will be served!

The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being in Charge Isn’t What it Used to Be

by Moisés Naím

Reviewed by: Terence O'Neill

Earlier this year founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg publicized his plan to read a book every two weeks for the duration of the year. For his first selection, he chose The End of Power, a book about the changing state of power relationships across...

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Emily Treptow Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 4:08pm Categories: Database Trials, Database Updates, Library News

ISI Emerging Markets EMIS is a great resource for emerging market company and industry information and we now have unlimited access to the Professional version.

The Companies section now includes an analytical workspace which can be used to build valuation models and analytical tools which can be used for aggregation analysis, concentration analysis, DuPont analysis, and statistical distribution.

The DealWatch section tracks completed deals, the top financial and legal advisers in deals, and deal intent.

If you create a personal account, you can:

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Emily Treptow Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 1:19pm Categories: Library News

We will be discussing Moisés Naím's book The End of Power at the library! The End of Power was the first book chosen by Mark Zuckerberg for his Year of Books challenge.

When: Thursday, Februrary 26 from 12pm-1:30pm

Where: Room 13 of the Gast Business Library

The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being in Charge isn't What it Used to Be discusses how power is shifting from large corporations and governments to start ups and individuals. The nature of power is also changing, becoming harder to use and easier to lose.

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Emily Treptow Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 2:41pm Categories: Database Trials

Over the next two weeks, there are some great career events that MSU business students can attend to talk to potential future employers!

The Career Resource Fair

When: 1/20-1/21 and 1/27-1/28 from 10:00 AM - 2:00PM

Where: 1st floor hallway of the Business College Complex

The Career Resource Fair is a one-stop shop for students to prepare for the Supply Chain Career Fair and the Diversity Career Fair!

Employers will be paired with Career Center staff to help service students in resume critiques, interviews, elevator speeches, career resourcing...

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Emily Treptow Friday, January 16, 2015 - 4:05pm Categories: Database Updates

The database PrivCo provides info on private companies, private market deals, venture capital funding and private investors. PrivCo recently released the PrivCo 100 rankings, which ranks the top 100 companies in the U.S. based on 2013 revenue.

Four companies headquartered in Michigan made the list:

17. Penske Corp: Bloomfield Hills, MI

Revenue: $23,100,000,000

26. Meijer: Grand Rapids, MI

Revenue: $16,620,000,000

41. Alticor, Inc.: Ada, MI

Revenue: $11,800,000,000

53. Gordon Food Service: Grand Rapids, MI
...

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Emily Treptow Monday, January 12, 2015 - 7:48pm Categories: Uncategorized

For those of you who aren't familiar with the term, a phablet is a smartphone with a screen size from 5.5 inches to less than 7.0 inches. The iPhone 6 Plus is an example. According to the mobile analytics firm Flurry, phablet activation increased 225% year over year during the week of Christmas, taking share away from full-size tablets whose activations were down 35.3%.

For more on phablets, or to read the full article, "Phablets Performed Fabulously on Christmas," go to eMarketer.

Citation: eMarketer. (2015, January 5) Phablets Performed Fabulously on Christmas. Retrieved...

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Emily Treptow Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 6:43pm Categories: Database Trials

It’s time for the end of the year, where we take a look at what we learned and figure out what to take with us to the next year. For me, that means taking a look at what I’ve learned about business in 2014 and what media has contributed to that. Here are some of the highlights from the television, radio, and computer.

This list is by no means comprehensive, but represents some of my favorite resources for learning more about the art and science of creating and operating businesses. Each of the following pieces of media was informally rated based on 1) my actually having read or...

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Emily Treptow Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 6:09pm Categories: Uncategorized, Database Trials

IBM recently announced a partnership with Twitter in which IBM will help companies make more strategic decisions based on Twitter data. This partnership aligns with their current goal of moving further into the analytics arena. The Twitter data will be added to IBM’s Watson technology, which is a cognitive technology that processes information like a human and is able to answer questions using natural language. The use of cognitive technology with data from Twitter is another large step in the area of data analytics.

The Eli Broad College of Business has made data analytics a...

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