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What Venture Capitalists Really Want
Friday, November 16, 2001
Reprint permission from worldlyinvestor.com. After years of free-spending excess, venture capitalists are revealing a new, back-to-basics attitude that's healthy for the venture-capital (VC) industry, and even healthier for the cash-strapped entrepreneurs it supports. No longer can venture capitalists throw a few bucks at a start-up, and confidently...
Bar Practice Of Putting Civil Case Files On The Web
Monday, November 12, 2001
Reprinted with permission from the November 12, 2001 issue of Crain's Chicago Business. The federal judiciary's governing body has just adopted a policy calling for U.S. courts to make civil case files available online. Anyone with a computer, a modem, and the petty cash to pay a 7-cent-a-page access fee will have the unfettered right to view just about...
Now Is The Time To Revamp The Nation's Tax Policies
Monday, October 1, 2001
Reprint permission from the October 1, 2001 issue of Crain's Chicago Business. The atrocities we witnessed Sept. 11 sent a shock wave through United States and world financial markets. And Congress has no choice but to forge an economic stimulus package to shore up public confidence and spur investment. When U.S. equity markets reopened Sept. 17, the...
Repricing Stock Options Should Not Be Tolerated
Monday, September 3, 2001
Reprint permission from the September 3, 2001 issue of Crain's Chicago Business. When it looked like the Nasdaq would never give ground, new economy companies aggressively relied on stock options to lure their top managers away from traditional firms. And since tech stocks started their free-fall, too many optionnaires have been rewarded for bad performance...
To Inventor Go The Spoils? That's Not Usually The Case
Monday, August 6, 2001
Reprint permission from the August 6, 2001 issue of Crain's Chicago Business. When inventors assign their patent rights to their employers, they may also give up the legal right to claim credit for their inventions on any patent applications that might be filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office. And inventors whose accomplishments go...
Good Riddance The Corporate Income Tax Takes Its Last Breaths, Repeal May Be Near
Thursday, August 2, 2001
Reprint permission from the August 2, 2001 issue of Crain's Chicago Business. The corporate income tax is on life support, and Congress needs to show mercy and pull the plug. The death knell has already been sounded at the unlikeliest towers of power — the majestic U.S. Courts of Appeal in St. Louis and Atlanta, and U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul H....
Compelling Workers to Take Job Claims to Arbitration is Bad for Business
Monday, June 25, 2001
Reprint permission from the June 25, 2001 issue of Crain's Chicago Business. The U.S. Supreme Court just decided that a company may lawfully require its worker to submit any future employment-discrimination claims to an arbitrator -- and forfeit his right to a trial. By so ruling, the high court may have resurrected a them-against-us mentality better left...
It Pays To Invest In State's Homegrown Technology
Monday, June 4, 2001
Reprint permission from the June 4, 2001 issue of Crain's Chicago Business. Chicago beat out Denver and Dallas and won the contest for Boeing Co.'s global headquarters partly because of an ambitious financial package valued as high as $64 million. But more than bragging rights are at stake. The aerospace giant represents an enormous economic development...
The Promises And Perils Of Web B-To-B Exchanges
Monday, April 2, 2001
Reprint permission from the April 2, 2001 issue of Crain's Chicago Business. Business-to-business exchanges connect companies electronically and help them effect real-time transactions, soon to amount to trillions of dollars a year, around the world. Buyers and sellers — and even competitors — can transmit huge volumes of information over...
Bag Bagmen: It's High Time To Ban State Inspectors' Fund Raising
Friday, March 30, 2001
Posted online at ChicagoBusiness.com on March 30, 2001. Public confidence in government needs to be restored, and Gov. George H. Ryan should do his part by backing a bill sponsored by Rep. John Fritchey, a Democrat from Chicago, which would ban state inspectors from soliciting campaign contributions. Those who discharge the public trust aren't hired to...
Hangover Effect Follows Market's Euphoric Party
Monday, March 5, 2001
Reprint permission from the March 5, 2001 issue of Crain's Chicago Business. The hungriest of investors, many never having lived through a bear market, were unshakable in their belief that tech stocks could only go up. They bought into Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan's suggestion that a new economic paradigm might be taking shape. They adopted...
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