Archive for July, 2011

GBR Market Wrap: Will the United States Be Downgraded from the Triple-A Debt Club?

While the U.S. still enjoys its highly coveted AAA rating, phrases like “the clowns in Washington” do not exactly sound encouraging to lenders.

July 29th, 2011 - By


The Inefficient Market Advantage

The world is messy and a more pro-active approach than the Market Portfolio Theory of the 60s is needed to build portfolios that can stand the stress of our times.

July 28th, 2011 - By


PODCAST: The Financial Elements of Business Resilience with Garland Simmons, PhD

In this podcast, Garland Simmons, PhD, offers commentary on the financial elements of business resilience, offering examples of businesses that have flourished.

July 26th, 2011 - By


GBR Market Wrap: Dodd-Frank Report Card

While the debate about Dodd-Frank’s effectiveness continues, we must wonder what all the other regulatory agencies have been doing all along?

July 24th, 2011 - By


Rational and Emotional Trust

Dr. Bill Bleuel calls trust “the holy grail of relationship management,” explaining the difference between rational and emotional trust.

July 19th, 2011 - By


GBR Market Wrap: The Budget Ceiling is Closing In

The current U.S. debt ceiling debate continues as the price of Gold shoots up to an all-time record. The most pressing question: What happens next?

July 15th, 2011 - By


PODCAST: Understanding Secondary Meaning in Trademark Law

What’s in a name? Quite a bit, it turns out. This podcast summarizes the rules of secondary meaning in trademark law with Alexa Koenig, JD, MA.

July 13th, 2011 - By


GBR Market Wrap: Unemployment Remains Stubbornly High

Job creation remains one of the big missing pieces of the giant economic recovery puzzle.

July 8th, 2011 - By


More About Trust

Trust appears to be gaining in importance as a way of building customer relationships that transcend the multi-channel media.

July 7th, 2011 - By


GBR Market Wrap: Halftime Reports and Happy Fourth!

In this Week’s Issue: July 1, 2011 Weekly Snapshot Market Barometers Halftime Reports Recommended Read/Audio Weekly Snapshot • Euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 9.9% in May (Eurostat) • Purchasing managers’ indexes in Asia and Europe at multi-month lows (Reuters) • Japan’s Tankan survey shows sentiment worsened sharply after quake (WSJ) • U.S. corn futures […]

July 1st, 2011 - By