Come Together: The Business Wisdom of The Beatles
Faiza Elmasry, VOA News
by Richard Courtney and George Cassidy
Hardcover: 300 pages
Publisher: Turner Pub Co; (March 22, 2011)
Business advice is available from many sources - books, workshops, the Internet but - the Beatles?
Authors George Cassidy and Richard Courtney believe the Fab Four followed a classic business model on their way to success. For example, Cassidy says, in any enterprise, you have to be careful about picking your business partners. That’s what young John Lennon and Paul McCartney did when they started a band in Liverpool.
“They were fortunate in that they had an enormous personal charm; their personalities seemed to work together well. They were also extremely gifted in several areas. You have great singers and you have great song writers and great performers.”
Once they found each other, they set a goal.
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By Larry Gordon
Los Angeles Times (MCT)
LOS ANGELES — The University of California at San Diego faced a losing battle recently when it tried to hang on to three star scientists being wooed by Rice University for cutting-edge cancer research. The recruiting package from the private Houston university included 40 percent pay raises, new labs and a healthy flow of research money from a Texas state bond fund.
Another factor, unrelated to Rice, helped close the deal: The professors' sense that declining state funding for the University of California makes it a good time to pack their bags.
"What's happening now is that the UC and most of the public schools are getting in a much weaker position to play this game," said physicist Jose Onuchic, who has taught at UC San Diego for 22 years but will head to Texas this month, along with fellow physicist Herbert Levine and biochemist Peter Wolynes.
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(July 13, 1858 - 1929) was an ethnographer and author interested in games, art and dress. He believed that similarity in gaming demonstrated similarity and contact among cultures across the world.
Born Robert Stewart Culin
, a son of Mina Barrett Daniel Culin and John Culin, in Philadelphia, Culin was schooled at Nazareth Hall, a well-regarded boy's school in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. While he had no formal education in anthropology, Culin played a role in the development of the field. His interest began with the Asian-American population of Philadelphia, then composed chiefly of Chinese-American laborers. His first published work was an 1887 article entitled The Practice of Medicine by the Chinese in America. In 1889 Culin published a report about Chinese games, an 1890 article about Italian marionettes was inspired by a visit to a marionette theater in New York.
Read Street Games of Boys in Brooklyn, New York, by Stewart Culin, free from the Elliott Avedon Virtual Museum of Games at the University of Waterloo.
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