There has been a lot of recent discussion on these forums as well as in the media regarding the value of an MBA. As a longtime member of the community and someone who recently made the decision to pursue an MBA, I thought I’d share some thoughts.
Online, straight from the gut and politically incorrectHERE is a qualification to conjure with: the Jack Welch MBA. At last, you too can manage like Neutron Jack, thanks to the legendary former General Electric boss’s $12m investment in Chancellor University in Ohio, which will offer the degree through its newly named Jack Welch Management Institute.
You can’t be certain that too many things in life will absolutely, positively happen to you. I can count my own list on one hand: Paying taxes to the government. Begrudgingly getting married at some point in the future. And eventually owning a Doberman named “Hulk.” Those are “life events” that I deem inevitable.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he will toughen investment rules for foreign state-owned companies after approving bids by CNOOC and Petroliam Nasional Bhd.
Canada will no longer allow state-owned companies to takeover businesses in the nation’s oil sands and will toughen requirements in other industries. Today, he approved CNOOC’s $15.1-billion takeover of Nexen and Petronas’s $5.2-billion takeover of Progress Energy Resources Corp.
In a press conference, Harper said those two transactions are the end of a “trend.”
By The Gold Report:Mike Niehuser, founder of Beacon Rock Research, incorporates his banking school background into his mining industry analysis. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, he assesses the macroeconomic situation from a banker's perspective, explains why he is convinced gold is ready to take off and shares the names of companies poised to profit from mining in the northwestern United States.
By Simon Johnson
President Obama is embarked on a major charm offensive with regard to the business sector, as seen for example in the appointments of Bill Daley (ex-JP Morgan; now White House chief of staff) and Jeff Immelt (still head of GE, now also the president’s top outside economic adviser). This should not be an uphill struggle – much of the corporate sector, particularly bigger and more global businesses, is doing well in terms of profits and presumably C-suite remuneration.