At the beginning of the national era the internal commerce of the United States gave small promise of the tremendous development it was to undergo during the ensuing century. There was as yet too little differentiation of occupation to give rise to a large interstate trade in native products, and the proximity of the greater part of the population to the seacoast made it cheaper and more convenient to carry on the small interstate trade that did exist by means of small sailing vessels plying along the coast. ...
The most beautiful thing about youth is its power and eagerness to make ideals, and he is unfortunate who goes out into the world without some picture of services to be rendered, or of a goal to be attained. There are very few of us who, at some time or another, have not cherished these ideals, perhaps secretly and half ashamed as though to us alone had come an inspiration of a career that should touch the pulses of the world and leave it better than we found it. And in the making of youthful ideals we have changed...
Making the connection; identifying international markets; foreign market entry; the export transaction; export financing; transporting goods internationally; strategic alliances & foreign investment opportunities. Includes an exporter's directory section consisting of: small business development centers; international trade contacts in other Federal agencies; state government international trade resources; foreign embassies in the U.S.
The quiet industrial struggle through which the United States passed during the last decade of the nineteenth century cannot fail to impress the student of political economy with the fact that commercial revolution is a normal result of industrial evolution. Within a period of twenty-five years the transportation of commodities has grown to be not only a science, but a power in the betterment of civil and political life as well; and the world, which in the time of M. Jules Verne was eighty days wide, is now scarcely forty....
I n early 2007, I was at dinner with some friends in Berlin. We
were talking about global warming. After an increasingly intense
exchange about the threats from climate change, one overeager
American at the table blurted, “We need to wage a war on carbon.
Governments need to mobilize. Get our troops on the march!”
Then he fell back into his chair, proud of his bold resolve, sipping a
bit too much of the wildly too-expensive red wine.
THE number of English arithmetics before the sixteenth century is very small. This is hardly to be wondered at, as no one requiring to use even the simplest operations of the art up to the middle of the fifteenth century was likely to be ignorant of Latin, in which language there were several treatises in a considerable number of manuscripts, as shown by the quantity of them still in existence.
THOUGH Russell H. Conwell's Acres of Diamonds have been spread all over the United States, time and care have made them more valuable, and now that they have been reset in black and white by their discoverer, they are to be laid in the hands of a multitude for their enrichment.
In the same case with these gems there is a fascinating story of the Master Jeweler's life-work which splendidly illustrates the ultimate unit of power by showing what one man can do in one day and what one life is worth to the world.
It is the positive and aggressive attitude toward life, the ethics of action, rather than the ethics of negation, that must control the modern business world, and that may make our modern business man the most potent factor for good in this, his own, industrial period.
The Clock that Had no Hands
Newspaper advertising is to business, what hands are to a clock. It is a direct and certain means of letting the public know what you are doing. In these days of intense and vigilant commercial contest, a dealer who does not advertise is like a clock that has no hands. He has no way of recording his movements. He can no more expect a twentieth century success with nineteenth century methods, than he can wear the same sized shoes as a man, which fitted him in his boyhood.
In the belief that the establishment of a first-class Terminal Market system, worthy of twentieth century requirements, is a matter of vital importance to every family in New York, I have spent considerable time during the past few months investigating markets on both sides of the Atlantic.
As a result I am more than ever conscious of the need for an enlightened public opinion to support the efforts of the Terminal Market Commission to secure this benefit for our community.
The contents of this volume originally appeared as weekly articles by Lord Beaverbrook in the Sunday Express. They aroused so much interest, and so many applications were received for copies of the various articles, that it was decided to have them collected and printed in volume form. He who buys Success, reads and digests its precepts, will find this inspiring volume a sure will-tonic. It will nerve him to be up and doing. It will put such spring and go into him that he will make a determined start on that road which, pursued with perseverance, leads onwards and...
The illustrations chosen for this issue are all from the Byzantine Romanesque work in the province of Apulia, that portion of Southern Italy familiar in school-boy memory as the heel of the boot. Writers upon architecture have found it difficult to strictly classify the buildings of this neighborhood, as in fact is the case with most of the medieval architecture of Italy, although the influences which have brought about the conditions here seen are in the main plainly evident.
But up to now not only few but also rather inadequate empirical segmentation studies of
these markets have been carri ed out and published. So, this book will present the results
of a newer and better designed segmentation study of Chinese consumer goods markets.
This study identifies and characterizes 12 market segments that are internally
homogeneous and externally heterogeneous with regard to the product related needs and
wants of their members. Moreover, it explains the possibilities of a segment specific
tailoring of some other elements of the marketing mix.
This paper addresses all these issues by measuring the impact of luck on mutual fund performance.
Specifically, we use the False Discovery Rate (F DR) introduced by Benjamini
and Hochberg (1995) in the statistical literature—the F DR measures the proportion of
lucky funds among the significant funds. We extend this methodology by developing
a new approach which allows us to separately compute the F DR among funds with
significant positive estimated alphas (called hereafter the best funds) and funds with
significant negative estimated alphas (called hereafter the worst funds).