Michigan State University
Life after Google
April 22, 2019 - 4:52:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

“Google’s algorithms assume the world’s future is nothing more than the next moment in a random process. George Gilder shows how deep this assumption goes, what motivates people to make it, and why it’s wrong: the future depends on human action.” — Peter Thiel, founder of PayPal

Looking for a succinct history of the blockchain or Google? Need a relationship tree of all the tech billionaires at the core of the Google empire? Check out Life after Google: The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy

Futurist, author, visionary George Gilder takes aim at Google to...

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Flexibility in Denmark
April 18, 2019 - 3:05:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

Every year, The World Bank publishes a report on the ease of doing business. In late 2018, The World Bank published its 16th Edition, comparing business regulation and scoring countries in 190 economies around the world.

Coming in third place for ease of doing business was the Nordic country of Denmark (population 5.8 million), where starting a business (allegedly) requires just five procedures and 3.5 days startup time. 

In 2018, Denmark made enforcing contracts easier by adopting an e-filing system "that allows users to file the initial complaint electronically and judges...

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New Database: CFRA Industry Surveys
April 08, 2019 - 10:43:00 am (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News

This year, the Gast Business Library acquired access to CFRA Industry Surveys.

CFRA's financial data provider is S&P Global Market Intelligence. The company is one of the world’s largest providers of independent financial and investment research and their industry surveys are some of the most regarded intelligence on the market. CFRA Industry Surveys cover industry trends, forecasts, major players and market share data, key ratios, and statistics.

Recently, CFRA announced plans to roll out 2019 surveys "that will allow readers to quickly identify and process key data,...

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MSU Author Spotlight: James Ming Chen
April 03, 2019 - 3:32:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News

What is "responsible financial consumption behavior"? 

Caution: It is very hard to define.

Financial decision-making is complex. There are many motivations which affect purchase behaviors. In order to understand and measure consumption behavior and financial decision-making, MSU author James Ming Chen investigated the interplay of attitudes, behavioral control, and financial literacy. Chen's research, published (2019) in the International Journal of Consumer Studies, confirms the following:

"Consumers want enough money to buy the things they like, pay all their...

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PressReader for Business News
March 26, 2019 - 3:48:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News

Did you know that the library provides access to over 200 business publications in full-color electronic display?

Technically, PressReader provides access to thousands of magazines and newspapers from around the world. Included in the database are full-text, full-color newspapers and magazines, as well as a searchable, 60-day archive.

Popular business publications listed, include:

Fast Company

Additional full-color access exists for most major U.S. news publications, hundreds of trade publications, as well as international business news. 

If you'...

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Twenty Years in San Francisco's Mission District
March 18, 2019 - 8:40:00 am (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Map Library   Categories: Collections
Penciled in proposed route for Van Ness Street in San Francisco

This custom-bound book was owned and used by longtime San Francisco real estate agent Harry Cecil Jenkins.  It marks out every real estate parcel in the Mission District and nearby Horner’s Addition, a combined area that runs south of famous Market Street about a mile southwest of downtown.  The Mission District has a long interesting history and is still home to a close-knit Latinx community.  Today the area is facing transition and gentrification as high-tech companies move into the area.  

Harry’s meticulous marks in the book, made between 1909 and about 1930, describe street and...

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Report: US Millennials 2019
March 14, 2019 - 2:11:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News

Think about it, is this true for you...?

According to an eMarketer report released in February 2019, millennials (now ages 23 to 38) are "more willing than their elders to share data with companies" but they are also "more habituated to expecting something in return."

There's a similar pattern in shopping too. Millennials have adopted ecommerce "en masse," but they are no strangers to physical stores. Shopping for millennials often combines the digital and the non-digital, and most research indicates that millennials still approach shopping as a process of researching first...

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Marrying Bloomberg and the Business FAQ
February 28, 2019 - 11:46:00 am (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News

Did you know that the Gast Business Library has a Bloomberg terminal?

The Business Library maintains a Bloomberg terminal for College of Business faculty and students. The terminal can be utilized anytime the library is open, roughly 92 hours/week. 

What's a Bloomberg terminal? 

A Bloomberg terminal brings together real-time data on almost every market and includes breaking news, in-depth research, analytics and insights. It's basically a portal into markets, securities, and assets all over the world. Since Bloomberg—the company—is really at the cutting edge of...

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Best Industries for Undergraduates
February 13, 2019 - 11:44:00 am (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News

Whether you're a graduate or an undergraduate, Vault Career Insider is an indispensable source for information about careers, industries, and occupations. 

Vault is a recognized leader in career search resources and their Career Insider database offers a wealth of job information, including internships and foreign employment opportunities, cover letter tips and career advice, as well as MBA and industry rankings.

According to Forbes, Vault guides are "CliffNotes for Careers." 

In addition to a host of 2019 guides and updates, Vault recently released their "Best...

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Live Work Work Work Die
February 08, 2019 - 3:29:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News

"...If Silicon Valley and Black Mirror had a book baby, it would be Live Work Work Work Die.” - Booklist

If you haven't already, check out one of our New Popular Business Books, titled Live Work Work Work Die

Journalist and Author Corey Pein literally journeys to the heart of Silicon Valley in search of the vigor and verve of the "New Economy". Once in the valley, Pein shines a bright light on the "PayPals" that inhabit it, offering a fairly frank discussion of big tech social politics. 

If you like sarcastic critiques of American popular culture, especially tech...

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