Pre-2012 Blogs

Dear Mr. Buffett: Tavakoli’s interview by Financial Times, Warren Buffett on Charlie Rose show, & more

Feb 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Pre-2012 Blogs

  Janet Tavakoli’s live interview with Financial Times: Another Dear Mr. Buffett reviewer’s comments: Watch Warren Buffett’s interview on The Charlie Rose Show in October 2008.

Book Review of “Dear Mr. Buffett: What An Investor Learns 1,269 Miles From Wall Street,” by Janet Tavakoli

Feb 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Pre-2012 Blogs

Drinking Kool-Aid? by K. Graham Warren Buffett, the legendary “Oracle of Omaha,” started communicating in 2005 with Janet Tavakoli, author of the book Structured Finance & Collateralized Debt Obligations (yes, that book was the subject of the featured review article in the last edition of HQ Financial Views).  The gist of those conversations as they […]

Commodities: They’re not boring anymore

Nov 25th, 2008 | By | Category: Pre-2012 Blogs

ABSTRACT: In July 2005 for the first time all commodity prices rose in the same period, Goldman Sachs outlandishly forecasted oil prices rising to $105/barrel, Goldman and Citigroup stated that these oil highs wouldn’t last with Citigroup saying that declining demand would be the restoring factor.  Commodities expert Jodie M. Gunzberg, who is Marco Consulting […]

Staying Professional in Troubled Times

Nov 22nd, 2008 | By | Category: Pre-2012 Blogs

ABSTRACT In a year of transformation, communication skills can make or break your efforts.  Business Communications Trainer and Coach Cathy Emma gives sage advice on how to keep yourself and your team motivated while managing the emotions and anxiety that poor economic periods inflict on most individuals.  Immediately following this article is HQ Companies’ founder […]

2009 Financial Services Job Forecast

Nov 21st, 2008 | By | Category: Pre-2012 Blogs

ABSTRACT:  Kathy Graham is back at it again:  read her 2009 Financial Services Job Forecast.  Will it be as accurate as her preceding six forecasts have turned out to be?  Find out what sectors and jobs will be growing…and what won’t.  Listen to her 11/14/08 interview with First Business discussing her 2009 Financial Services Job Forecast […]

Derivatives Detox

Nov 20th, 2008 | By | Category: Pre-2012 Blogs

ABSTRACT Janet Tavakoli was one of the first and few voices speaking up about the risks of structured finance, including derivatives. The 2003 first edition of this book was a beacon warning of the dangers that this product line would play in creating the current global financial crisis.  Her new book, Structured Finance & Collateralized […]

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