Passport Capital Passport Capital invests in businesses approaching inflection points that result from growing demand and strong market positioning. Passport has combined macro-economic and sector analysis to identify opportunities resulting from the long term expansion of leading emerging economies, select natural resource scarcity, and the power of networks, brands, and intellectual property common to the technology, consumer, and service sectors. Investments primarily emphasize public equity securities. Who We Are - Teleos Leadership Institute Our published ideas set us apart as leading scholars. Our ability to radically transform organizations sets us apart as practitioners. Our relentless drive to improve the lives of leaders and everyone around them sets us apart as people. Our Beliefs We strive to walk the talk, driven by a profound belief that all human beings are seeking a meaningful life full of purpose for themselves, the people they love, their workplace, communities, and nations.
Gates Foundation pours funds into education advocacy groups Three of Washington's most prominent education advocacy groups share more than a desire to change the state's public-school landscape. All three — the League of Education Voters, the Partnership for Learning, and Stand for Children — also receive significant financial support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Here at home, as well as nationally, the Seattle-based foundation is a powerful player in public education. Appaloosa Management Appaloosa Management is an American hedge fund founded in 1993 by David Tepper and Jack Walton specializing in distressed debt. Appaloosa Management invests in public equity and fixed income markets around the world. History In 1993 David Tepper and Jack Walton founded Appaloosa Management, an employee owned hedge fund, in Chatham, New Jersey. The firm through the 1990s was known as a junk bond investment boutique and through the 2000s a hedge fund. 2002 Conseco & Marconi Corp.
The MAKCi Awards (Most Admired Knowledge City) Which communities, cities and regions are actively increasing their societal capital by transforming traditional and knowledge based wealth into innovative solutions to their development challenges? Which cities are recognised as social capital engines for their regions? the MAKCi Award is set out to identify such cities and recognise their efforts. Starting in 2007, the Most Admired Knowledge City Awards (MAKCi) is an international consulting process established to identify and recognize those communities around the world who are successfully engaging in formal and systematic knowledge-based development processes under the flag of Knowledge Cities.
Education Management Corporation Accused of Widespread Fraud While the civil lawsuit is one of many raising similar charges against the expanding for-profit college industry, the case is the first in which the government intervened to back whistle-blowers’ claims that a company consistently violated federal law by paying recruiters based on how many students it enrolled. The suit said that each year, Education Management falsely certified that it was complying with the law, making it eligible to receive student financial aid. “The depth and breadth of the fraud laid out in the complaint are astonishing,” said Harry Litman, a lawyer in Pittsburgh and former federal prosecutor who is one of those representing the two whistle-blowers whose 2007 complaints spurred the suit. “It spans the entire company — from the ground level in over 100 separate institutions up to the most senior management — and accounts for nearly all the revenues the company has realized since 2003.”
Renaissance Capital (US company) Renaissance Capital is a global provider of institutional research, money management, and index design services focused on newly public companies. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut. The firm's institutional research service covers newly public companies worldwide. Coverage is initiated prior to the initial public offering (IPO) and continues beyond the IPO during the period when underwriters are restricted from providing research. Zero-Friction Free Online Mind Mapping Software - Mind Map in the cloud This operation requires a valid MindMup Gold License. To export, save, publish and embed larger maps using MindMup Gold, please log in or sign up for a Gold account. Enter your e-mail or account name and we'll send you a one-time password. We have sent a temporary access code to your e-mail. Please wait, your license is being restored
Right-Wing Billionaires Invest in Wisconsin's Recall Elections to Save School Privatization Agenda As co-chair of Wisconsin’s powerful legislative Joint Finance Committee, Alberta Darling was charged by Governor Scott Walker with cobbling together the most anti–public education budget in Wisconsin history. And Darling delivered, with a plan to slash $800 million in funding for public schools across Wisconsin while at the same time scheming to shift tens of millions from the state treasury into the accounts of private schools. A volunteer waits to gather signatures for a recall petition against Sen. Alberta Darling (R) outside of a polling station at Village Center in Shorewood, Wisconsin, Tuesday, April 5, 2011. Darling has backed a plan to slash $800 million in funding for public schools across Wisconsin while at the same time scheming to shift tens of millions from the state treasury into the accounts of private schools.
Data and the fourth industrial revolution We are moving toward the fourth industrial revolution, in which mobile communications, social media and sensors are blurring the boundaries between people, the internet and the physical world. Data is increasingly building up on who we are, who we know, where we are, where we have been and where we plan to go. Mining and analysing this data lets us understand and predict how people behave at the individual, group and global level.