Tag Archives: IBM

HBCU Money™ Dozen 8/4 – 8/8


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Research

Report: Snowden allowed to stay in Russia for three more years l CIOonline trib.al/krX7qJJ

How hackers used Google in stealing corporate data l CSOonline bit.ly/1r3xMjp

How well do horses and humans communicate? l KY Equine Research ow.ly/A5AHR

IBM’s new brain chip could power the Internet of things l CIOonline trib.al/CxWj1yJ

Pacific dead zone has been shrinking for a century l New Scientist ow.ly/A5B4v

Accelerating Application Modernization at Airlines Reporting Corporation l CIOonline trib.al/KLlhUoJ

Federal Reserve, Central Banks, & Financial Departments

Consumer Confidence Soars to Near 7-Year High l CU Magazine swyy.co/7wU7qgb

Number of banks in the U.S. continues to decline, falling by 49 in Q2 to 5,693 l St. Louis Fed bit.ly/1urVmsH

Revealed: The secret why these 10 markets will grow the most in 3Q l Housing Wire hwi.re/6Y41Zj

Puerto Rico’s population has been falling for a decade. What are the causes and consequences? l NY Fed nyfed.org/1ogA1m6

Comparison of the data on those working part time involuntarily after the past two recessions l St. Louis Fed bit.ly/1kMzbqV

Report on the economic well-being of U.S. households l Federal Reserve go.usa.gov/NfMj

Thank you as always for joining us on Saturday for HBCU Money™ Dozen. The 12 most important research and finance articles of the week.

HBCU Money™ Business Book Feature – The Maverick and His Machine: Thomas Watson, Sr. and the Making of IBM


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The first complete look at one of America’s legendary business leaders

This groundbreaking biography by Kevin Maney, acclaimed technology columnist for USA Today, offers fresh insight and new information on one of the twentieth century’s greatest business figures. Over the course of forty-two years, Thomas J. Watson took a failing business called The Computer-Tabulating-Recording Company and transformed it into IBM, the world’s first and most famous high-tech company. The Maverick and His Machine is the first modern biography of this business titan. Maney secured exclusive access to hundreds of boxes of Watson’s long-forgotten papers, and he has produced the only complete picture of Watson the man and Watson the legendary business leader. These uncovered documents reveal new information about how Watson bet the company in the 1920s on tabulating machines-the forerunners to computers-and how he daringly beat the Great Depression of the 1930s. The documents also lead to new insights concerning the controversy that has followed Watson: his suppos ed coll usion with Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime.

Maney paints a vivid portrait of Watson, uncovers his motivations, and offers needed context on his mammoth role in the course of modern business history. Jim Collins, author of the bestsellers Good to Great and Built to Last, writes in the Foreword to Maney’s book: “Leaders like Watson are like forces of nature-almost terrifying in their release of energy and unpredictable volatility, but underneath they still adhere to certain patterns and principles. The patterns and principles might be hard to see amidst the melee, but they are there nonetheless. It takes a gifted person of insight to highlight those patterns, and that is exactly what Kevin Maney does in this book.”

The Maverick and His Machine also includes never-before-published photos of Watson from IBM’s archives, showing Watson in greater detail than any book ever has before. Essential reading for every businessperson, tech junkie, and IBM follower, the book is also full of the kind of personal detail and reconstructed events that make it a page-turning story for general readers. The Maverick and the Machine is poised to be one of the most important business biographies in years.

Kevin Maney is a nationally syndicated, award-winning technology columnist at USA Today, where he has been since 1985. He is a cover story writer whose story about IBM’s bet-the-company move gained him national recognition. He was voted best technology columnist by the business journalism publication TJFR. Marketing Computers magazine has four times named him one of the most influential technology columnists. He is the author of Wiley’s MEGAMEDIA SHAKEOUT: The Inside Story of the Leaders and the Losers in the Exploding Communications Industry, which was a Business Week Bestseller.
Residence: Clifton, VA.

“Watson was clearly a genius with a thousand helpers, yet he managed to build an institution that could transcend the genius.”
-from the Foreword by Jim Collins

“Like all great biographers, Kevin Maney gives us an engaging story. . .his fascinating and definitive book about IBM’s founder is replete with amazing revelations and character lessons that resonate today.”
-Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School, bestselling author of Evolve! and When Giants Learn to Dance

HBCU Money™ Dozen Links 10/14 – 10/18


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Did you miss HBCU Money™ Dozen via Twitter? No worry. We are now putting them on the site for you to visit at your leisure. We have made some changes here at HBCU Money™ Dozen. We are now solely focused on research and central bank articles from the previous week.

Research

Boson X: a running-style smartphone game with a particle physics twist l SLAC Lab bit.ly/19eKIM0

Non-Profit Solar Company Empowers Struggling Neighbourhoods l Clean Technica dlvr.it/496J82

Scientists develop heat-resistant materials that could vastly improve solar cell efficiency l SLAC Lab stanford.io/1fJd5Y2

Chytrid fungus is wiping out amphibians around the world by making their immune cells self-destruct l New Scientist ow.ly/pY9EC

IBM offers 2-factor authentication package for securing Android mobile transactions l Network World ow.ly/pY9Fz

Lost volcano set off an ice age, Homo skull 1.8 million years old, genes vs teachers and more l New Scientist ow.ly/pY9VD

Federal Reserve, Central Banks, & Financial Departments

Financial literacy may soon be a reality in schools in Florida. Its cost? About $138,000 over five years l Lusardi ow.ly/pY9WD

Taking stock of past year’s labor market improvements l Cleveland Fed ow.ly/pY9YL

Thinking about going to college? Check out this interactive infographic l St. Louis Fed bit.ly/16NiVmp

Do Teenagers Respond to HIV Risk Information? l World Bank Africa wrld.bg/peKC6

Financial crisis & recession impacted real GDP per capita in the U.S. l St. Louis Fed bit.ly/12hnSjh

California home sales fall to 1988 levels l Housing Wire hwi.re/496Rs7

Thank you as always for joining us on Saturday for HBCU Money™ Dozen. The 12 most important research and finance articles of the week.