Reason Why 2013 Stock Prices are in the Stratosphere

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And, as you probably know, leverage can also move the stock market. In the July-August Elliott Wave Theorist , Robert Prechter discussed the role of leverage in sending the market to new price highs. You have nothing to lose and exclusive market insights to gain.

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Deflation Will Take the Majority by Surprise

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In this July-August Theorist , Robert Prechter uses Google searches to make a point about deflation: "When I typed ''Inflation for 2013,'' there were 47,700 results. On March 13th, when I put this slide together, I also typed in "Deflation for 2013." He then goes on to search other phrases pertaining to deflation and inflation, which you can learn more about via a risk-free read of the Theorist. Preview what''s inside and learn how to get your risk-free review.

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Entrepreneurship: A Working Definition

Harvard Business Review

Because they are pursuing a novel opportunity while lacking access to required resources, entrepreneurs face considerable risk, which comes in four main types. Demand risk relates to prospective customers' willingness to adopt the solution envisioned by the entrepreneur.

Business Can't Solve the World's Problems — But Capitalism Can

Harvard Business Review

Even social business will not address those issues for which markets cannot be developed. Philanthropy is the market for love. Amazon was permitted to forgo investor returns for six years to build market dominance.

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Building a Minimum Viable Product? You're Probably Doing it Wrong

Harvard Business Review

For example, Drew Houston''s March 2008 Digg video for Dropbox generated 70K signups for a product that hadn''t been released yet — and went a long way in confirming product-market fit. While useful, invalidating MVPs are only possible when better products can be produced in small batches — making them difficult when product quality depends on scale of use or when low-quality alternatives abound in the market. Test market risk first.

Building a Minimum Viable Product? You’re Probably Doing it Wrong

Harvard Business Review

For example, Drew Houston’s March 2008 Digg video for Dropbox generated 70K signups for a product that hadn’t been released yet — and went a long way in confirming product-market fit. While useful, invalidating MVPs are only possible when better products can be produced in small batches — making them difficult when product quality depends on scale of use or when low-quality alternatives abound in the market. Test market risk first.

Can Your C-Suite Handle Big Data?

Harvard Business Review

Adding a chief marketing officer (CMO) became crucial as new channels and media raised the complexity of brand building, while Chief strategy officers (CSOs) joined top teams to help grapple with complex and fast-changing global markets. Because the new data analytics horizons typically span a range of functions, including marketing, risk, and operations, the C-suite evolution may take a variety of paths.