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Author Archives: Rebecca A. Fannin

Rebecca A. Fannin is the author of Startup Asia and Silicon Dragon.

Asia’s Rising Stars: 9 U.S. IPOs to Watch

The chance to become rich and famous by starting a new business is no longer just an American dream. It’s happening in Asia, and in record numbers. Since 2005, more than 6,000 startups in Asia snared venture capital to ramp up their businesses. More than half of those were in China or India.

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New Deans, New Directions

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Business school deans once cloistered themselves in ivy-covered towers within serene university settings, isolated from real world pressures. But no longer. Today, the top job at the world’s top schools presents challenges akin to those faced by corporate CEOs. Competition among schools has intensified, international curriculum and campuses are now de rigeur, and faculty recruitment and retention is more challenging.It’s ...

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India’s Outsourcing Boom

   The bumpy roads leading to Bangalore’s Electronics City are thronged with rickshaws, over-crowded buses, mopeds, noisy old trucks, ox-drawn carts of fruit and lumber-even the occasional cow ambling along, ignoring the blare of honking horns. Trash is strewn along the road, which is lined with aluminum shacks. In stark contrast to the chaotic street scene, are numerous cybercafes and ...

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Brand Leaders 2005

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Steve Jobs (#1) APPLE COMPUTER It was 1984, and Apple Computer had just plunked down $1 million to air a revolutionary TV commercial during the Super Bowl promoting its about-to-be-released Macintosh personal computer. Trouble was, Apple’s board of directors previewed the spot, determined it the worst commercial they had ever seen and asked CEO Steve Jobs to nix it. When ...

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