For all entrepreneur, potentiel entrepreneur, and for the curious – Interview with the co-founder of Twitter

Here is an awesome interview done by Kevin Rose with Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter and CEO Square. Dorsey is very well spoken, has clear thoughts, and provide solid functional advices. What I like about the interview is that it feels like you are having a conversation with the guy. For anyone that has ideas floating in their head or paper, pay attention to the part on how to take it to the next level.

Going Long Microsoft?

MSFT: $29.75
52wk Range: 23.79 – 32.95
P/E (ttm): 14.88
EPS (ttm): 2.00
Div & Yield: 0.80 (2.70%)

Random Interesting Economic Facts

Nice find by Caleb White,

Morgan Housel from The Motley Fool published an article about economics facts.

Here are some of the most interesting ones:

1. The unemployment rate for men is 8.4%. For married men, it’s 4.9%.

3. According to The Wall Street Journal, in 2010, “for every 1% decrease in shareholder return, the average CEO was paid 0.02% more.”

7. China’s labor force grew by 145 million from 1990 to 2008. The entire U.S. labor force today is 156 million.
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Facebook revenue rises 32 per cent

Reposted from The Globe and Mail

Facebook Inc.’s revenue increased 32 per cent in the second quarter, as the social networking company said its number of users had grown to 955 million.

Shares of Facebook, which went public in a rocky initial public offering in May, were down 6.1 per cent a t $25.20 in after-hours trading on Thursday. Continue reading “Facebook revenue rises 32 per cent”

Facebook Earnings

Facebook earnings are expected at any time after market close. The stock is currently taking a beating after speculations that they won’t meet expectations. Zynga took a serious plunge yesterday by releasing trash earnings way off analysts consensus.

FB: $26.84

Why France’s Warren Buffett Is Worth a Bet

Reposted from Barron’s
By Jonathan Buck

Run by Vincent Bolloré, who’s sometimes compared to Warren Buffett, Bolloré is undervalued based on its holdings in Vivendi, Aegis, Havas, and its African-based operations.

An investment in Bolloré is a bet on France’s Warren Buffett—and his company is making a lot of things happen. The stock could soar at least 20% in the next 12 months as more of the company’s investments produce results.

Vincent Bolloré, chief executive of the family-controlled conglomerate, for years has been shaking up boardrooms to unlock value for shareholders. Earlier this month, Bolloré (ticker: BOL.France) revealed a capital gain of 450 million euros ($547 million) from its 26% stake in media outfit Aegis (AGS.UK), Continue reading “Why France’s Warren Buffett Is Worth a Bet”

Frontier Markets: Vietnam and Cambodia

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Courtesy of Wells Fargo Wealth Management Institute
Ron Florance, CFA, WBR Chief Investment Strategist

Here is a link to a research report done by Wells Fargo on Vietnam and Cambodia. This report outlines many of the opportunities, risks, and practicalities of implementing a global investment strategy that includes exposure to the nascent yet quickly developing economies of Vietnam and Cambodia.

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The Gold Series: Infographic by Visual Capitalist

Here is the first two parts of a four part serie on gold. Courtesy of Visual Capitalist.

Part 1: History of gold
Part 2: Mining and supply
Part 3: Uses and Demand
Part 4: As an investment

LIBOR Infographic for Dummies

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Twitter Business Case Study

Here is an interesting link about how companies use Twitter to increase business results. The study is provides concrete numbers and facts on well knows companies. It’s one of the first micro studies that I have seemed that measures the impact of social media on your business. Yes the study is hosted by Twitter so they might have weed out the bad ones but the data are independently provided by the companies mentioned. Nice find by Hugh Langis.

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