You know their names today, even though they made their mark 100 years
ago and more. Cornelius Vanderbilt (railroads), Andrew Carnegie (steel),
John D. Rockefeller (oil), Marshall Field (retailing), and Henry Ford
(automobiles) left an enduring legacy of innovation, market dominance, and vast fortunes. They are among a handful of extraordinary entrepreneurs
who not only achieved great wealth, but also won international
(BQ) Looking back at the creation and accelerated development of the early U.S. and former-Soviet "space race," ebook Scientific American: Great Moments in Space Exploration profiles the intrepid American astronauts and Russian cosmonauts who boldly ventured where none had gone before. It also offers current facts on the most recent developments in space technology, including those involving international cooperation among countries.
Have you ever doodled creatures on the edges of the phone book while waiting for directory assistance? How many of you have scribbled on a scrap of paper while sitting in a boring meeting?
I would venture to say that almost everyone has at one time or another spent some time drawing the characters and monsters that populate our minds. For a few of us, this random doodling begins to become something more. We take these random images and expand on them until they are more fully realized.
This is believed to be the first book that takes a view of nanotechnology from a
telecommunications and networking perspective. Nanotechnology refers to the manipulation
of materials at the atomic or molecular level. Nanotechnology is getting a lot
of attention of late not only in academic settings and in laboratories around the
world, but also in government and venture capitalists’ initiatives. There now is a
major drive to commercialize the technology by all sorts of firms, ranging from startups
to Fortune 100 companies.
The Internet offers companies the opportunity to market goods and services to more customers than
ever before. Reaching these customers and developing their loyalty by delivering quality, convenience,
price competitiveness, and the right products and services, begins with a solid emarketing plan.
Whether you are making the move to emarketing or are already and emarketer, you will need to
develop a plan, implement the plan, be accountable for actual results, and utilize metrics that help
propel you towards e-business success.
Fading support by the financial system for firms, and especially new entrants, is a major concern
in the current context, underscoring the primary importance of fixing the financial system. Growing
aversion to risk combined with other factors (such as difficulties for investors to exit) is already
drying up many sources of seed and venture capital. The total amount of venture capital investment
in the United States started declining at the beginning of 2008, and the fall accelerated at the end of
2008 and beginning of 2009 (Figure 2).
Good renters enhance your venture in many ways. They take care of the property, protecting your
investment. They tend to stay on, reducing vacancy time and eliminating marketing expense.
In fact, experts claim it costs seven times more to find a new tenant than to keep an old one.
They recommend showing your appreciation to good renters by reducing the rent by $50 or $100
during the holidays or when they renew their lease or by sending a small gift.
Where do you find them to begin with? You can consider a rental agent who, for a fee, will find
and prescreen tenants...
When the history of the Nineteenth Century--'the Wonderful Century,' as it has, not inaptly, been
called--comes to be written, a foremost place must be assigned to that great movement by which evolution has
become the dominant factor in scientific progress, while its influence has been felt in every sphere of human
speculation and effort. At the beginning of the Century, the few who ventured to entertain evolutionary ideas
were regarded by their scientific contemporaries, as wild visionaries or harmless 'cranks'--by the world at
large, as ignorant 'quacks' or 'designing atheists.