Archive for May, 2009

Research Reports via Thomson ONE

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

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Investment company analysts’ research reports for companies and industries have been added to our Thomson ONE Banker subscription.

Ford Library has replaced the research report content lost when our subscription to Reuters Research On Demand expired by adding the Investext collection to Thomson ONE.

Duke users can now access these reports by taking the following steps:

  1. Connect to Thomson ONE Banker.
  2. Enter a company ticker in the top left search box, and click Go.
  3. Click the “Research” link in the left-hand menu to view the most recent reports.
  4. Click the “Conduct a search ..” link for more detailed searches.

Click the image at the top of this post or HERE for screenshot of this search strategy.

New Movies for May

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Just in time for the holiday weekend–

Bedtime Stories
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Dress to Kill
Enchanted April
The Happening
Last Chance Harvey
Little Nemo
Quantum of Solace
The Reader
The Spirit
Tale of Despereaux

The Wrestler
X-Men, v. 1 and 2
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Bride Wars
Death Race
Freaks and Geeks, the Complete Series
In the Electric Mist
I’ve Loved You So Long
Must Love Dogs
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Library Noise Alert!

Monday, May 18th, 2009

deep cleansing breaths

From Monday, May 18 until Wednesday, May 20, there will be periods of considerable noise in the Library.

During the first 3 days of this week (Mon.-Wed.), drilling and hammering for construction on the floor beneath the Library will make parts of the Library very noisy.

On Tuesday, May 19, new shelving will also be installed in the Library, further increasing the noise levels.

We welcome patrons and readers; but you may want to bring earplugs if you visit us this week!

Thanks for your patience during this necessary summer construction & renovation.

Book Review: Ahead of the Curve

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

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Broughton, Philip Delves. Ahead of the curve : two years at Harvard Business School. Penguin Press, 2008.

In 2004, Philip Delves Broughton left his position as Paris bureau chief of the London Daily Telegraph and enrolled in Harvard Business School. In 2006, he graduated with an MBA. This book recounts the details of those two years HBS, providing details on classmates, faculty members, and the day-to-day workings at HBS.

Delves Broughton is an ambivalent MBA. He applied to Harvard because print newspapers were dying and he wanted to change careers. He immersed himself into a new world, learning about valuation, negotiation and trading. He learned how to speak like an MBA, analyzing a case and making points quickly. He heard speakers like Warren Buffett and Hank Paulson. Yet in the end, he was haunted by the imagined life of a corporate drone, giving up his life to “airports and sales meetings and a paunch.” He is the only person in his section who does not have a job offer by graduation.

Throughout the book, Delves Broughton describes his struggle to reconcile two things he wants: The financial security that comes with a career like consulting or banking. And a life outside of work. He is at his best when describing this struggle and the choices he makes.

© Reviewer: Meg Trauner & Ford Library – Fuqua School of Business.
All rights reserved.

Summer Internships and Library Databases

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009


All rising Second Year Daytime MBAs (MBA 2010) who have been accepted for a summer internship are encouraged to check their email for an important message regarding the use of Library databases.

The message concerns the use of Library databases while you are employed in an internship this summer.

If you did not receive this email from us, please contact us to request a copy.

Thanks for your attention, and have a great summer!