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Guantanamo Bay

Here's the slide deck MySQL used to raise $16 million in 2003

Behold the slide deck that MySQL used to raise its $16 million Series B round back in 2003 - and learn from the company that ended up selling for $1 …

MySQL

What to Watch on TV This Summer

The most anticipated new TV shows this summer include Cameron Crowe’s return to rock, Ellen Barkin as a family matriarch and Baz Luhrmann on ’70s New York<p>Some of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars and directors will be turning up on television this summer in new shows for cable and streaming services. …

TV

Economic History Books

<i>First posted 18 January 2015; last updated: 8 February 2017</i><p>I keep getting asked for survey-type books/articles on the economic history of particular …

Economics

Protection Made to Order: Domestic Industry's Capture and Reconfiguration of U.S. Antidumping Policy

The Obama administration has proposed changing several Commerce Department antidumping procedures. Those changes would expand the scope for findings …

If Google’s right about AI, that’s a problem for Apple

Before the iPhone, RIM’s BlackBerry was the king of smartphones. They seemed unstoppable, because by most accounts, they were the best and most …

Big Data

The 30 startups whose value ballooned the most during the 'steroid era' of funding

Now that the steroid era of startup funding is coming to an end, these richly valued companies are in the spotlight. Many will end up being worth a lot less than their last valuation. A few will surpass it.<p>Business Insider worked with PitchBook to rank the companies that juiced up their valuations …

Venture Capital

Tastemakers Sommelier of the Year nominees share current wine faves

The nominees for the 2016 CultureMap Tastemaker Awards Sommelier of the Year comprise some of the most knowledgeable spirits professionals in …

Wine

The Hottest Patios In Dallas, Spring 2016

It’s officially patio season, Dallas. Which, of course, means that it’s time to put on those floppy hats and sunglasses and head out to the city’s best spots to dine (and drink!) in this fabulous spring weather.<p><b>But where are the Dallas' hottest patios?</b> You already know about the old standbys and …

Texas

Komali Purchased By Dallas Couple John Broady and Emanuel Salinas

Chef <b>Abraham Salum</b> has sold his Mexico City-inspired restaurant <b>Komali</b> to Dallas couple <b>Emanuel Salinas</b> and <b>John Broady</b>. The duo were on a search to open their own restaurant and felt an "instant connection" with Salum and the space. Salum wanted to sell because Komali "became too much to handle alone" …

Dallas

The 15 Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

Do you want to make your commute or lunch hour more productive? Then you should give these podcasts a listen.<p>Podcasts have become a very useful tool for the busy entrepreneur. They're easy to create, are quick to digest (especially for those with longer commute times or who use public transport), …

Self-improvement

In His Spare Time, Immigrant Noubar Afeyan Has Started 38 Companies In America

Starting one successful company is a fine achievement. How does one describe someone who has helped found 38 companies?<p>Noubar Afeyan was born to Armenian parents in Lebanon. At the age of 13, he immigrated with his family to Canada and attended college there. Noubar was accepted to a Ph.D. program …

Startups

This CEO barely survived the 2008 market crash — now his startup has 400 million users, and it's going head-to-head with Facebook

It felt like the start of good times that would last forever. But not too long after that the Great Recession of 2008 hit, just in time for AnchorFree to need another cash infusion.<p>"It was the worst time possible," Gorodyansky says. "It was the hardest thing ever."<p>Ultimately, AnchorFree was able to …

Human Rights

10 books about markets and finance you should read right now

But when you're hunting for the best resources on the topic, it's difficult to know where to start. Indeed, if you type "investing" into Google, you get about 293,000,000 results. The query, "investing resources for beginners" yields 187,000,000 results.<p>So, to help guide you in the right direction …

Investing

Management Consulting: Is It for You?

During my years working in management consulting, I was often asked by friends and family, “So, what exactly do you do…?”

Management Consulting

7 favorite places to dine in D-FW from the chef at Nick and Sam's steakhouse

Nick and Sam's -- frequented by Tony Romo, Dez Bryant and Jason Witten -- has built a glitzy image as one of Dallas' most popular steakhouses. When …

See which articles have been most popular with mckinsey.com readers in 2015.

New research suggests that the secret to developing effective leaders is to encourage four types of behavior. more<p>Strategic and organizational …

Chef Stephan Pyles' 8 favorite places to dine in Dallas

Chef Stephan Pyles has lived in Dallas long enough to have seen decades of dining trends. He helped establish Southwestern cuisine as a growing …

10 restaurants to take your out-of-town guests

December is the month for holidays, and for many people, holidays mean visitors from out of town. As a good host, you need to know where to take …

Sundance

The Silk Road Affair: Power, Pop and a Bunch of Billionaires

Even in post-Soviet Uzbekistan, an ancient crossroads where torture and bribery allegations are endemic, Gulnara Karimova, the president’s …

Corruption

Are Earnings Reports Obsolete?

It’s easier than ever to find up-to-the-minute data on companies. So why are investors in love with old-fashioned financial statements?<p>Public …

Stanford University

Santander's Ana Botin Has Something to Prove

“Who do you bank with?”<p>Ana Botín can’t help herself. As group executive chairman of Madrid-based Banco Santander, she manages the most valuable …

São Paulo
Europe

Salting the Economy to Death—-Lessons From The San Joaquin Valley

One popular delusion that won’t seem to go away is the notion that policy makers can stimulate robust economic growth by setting interest rates …

Why Spike Lee Is Wrong About Gentrification

Why Spike Lee Is Wrong About Gentrification<i>We’ve yet to find a better alternative for urban revival.</i> BETH J. HARPAZ/AP/CORBISColumbia Heights, one of …

Urban Design

The Netflix Effect: More Streaming Means Better Shows

Kathleen Grace has done pretty well for herself in 2015. In June her production company, New Form Digital, posted a pilot on YouTube for <i>Single by 30</i>, …

Televisions

CalPERS Debunks Private Equity: Executive Summary

CalPERS’ last board meeting included a private equity workshop that featured a series of panels, led almost entirely by outside experts, the most …