Archive for December, 2011

Google Chrome Issues

Monday, December 19th, 2011

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Update 4:45pm, 12/19/11 – Resolved! With thanks to the Fuqua School web server gurus. You can now use Google Chrome v16 + to access web pages in the secure areas of the Ford Library web site.

The latest versions of Google Chrome (version 16.x or higher) will not allow users to view web pages in the secure areas of the Ford Library web site.

This error affects access to e-reserves and some database linking and information pages.

Here’s the text of the error as it will appear in your Chrome browser window:

Duplicate headers received from server

The response from the server contained duplicate headers. This problem is generally the result of a misconfigured website or proxy. Only the website or proxy administrator can fix this issue.

Error 350 (net::ERR_RESPONSE_HEADERS_MULTIPLE_LOCATION): Multiple Location headers received. This is disallowed to protect against HTTP response splitting attacks.

We are investigating ways to adjust our web site configuration, and awaiting feedback from Google. In the interim, we recommend that you use the Firefox or MS Internet Explorer browsers to access the secure web pages on our Library site.

You may also roll back to Version 15 of Google Chrome which is compatible with our secure pages. If you choose to do this, you’ll need to manually uninstall your later version of Google Chrome, and then re-install Version 15 from this link.

We’ll update this post when either we (or Google) has resolved this error.

New Movies for December

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Latest titles are:

30 Minutes or Less
The Art of Getting By
Bad Santa
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Horrible Bosses
The Ledge
One Day
Our Idiot Brother

Prep & Landing
Sarah’s Key
Seven Days in Utopia
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, pt 2
Cowboys & Aliens
Friends With Benefits
The Help
Mr. Popper’s Penguins

New Audiobooks for Winter Break

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

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Ford Library has recently added new audiobooks on CD; and we encourage you to check out a title to listen to during your winter break travels. You can also browse additional choices in our extensive audiobook collection in the catalog; or drop by the Library.  We also have most titles in print.

Unthinking: the surprising forces behind what we buy
by Beckwith, Harry; Ganser, L. J; Hachette Audio (Firm);  2011.
Harry Beckwith dispels the common misconceptions surrounding consumerism in this eye-opening audiobook.

The referral engine: teaching your business to market itself
by Jantsch, John;  2011, Your coach in a box.
The power of glitzy advertising and elaborate marketing campaigns is on the wane; word-of-mouth referrals are what drive business today.

The psychopath test: a journey through the madness industry
by Ronson, Jon and Tantor Media;  2011.
“In this madcap journey, a bestselling journalist investigates psychopaths and the industry of doctors, scientists, and everyone else who studies them.

Steve Jobs
by Isaacson, Walter; Baker, Dylan; Simon & Schuster Audio (Firm);  2011.
Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years, as well as interviews with more than a hundred.

The entrepreneur equation: evaluating the realities, risks, and rewards of having your own business.
by Roth, Carol and Chamberlain, Mike;  2011.
Examines the risks and rewards of starting, buying, and owning a business, and explains how to assess one’s potential to succeed as an entrepreneur.

Car guys vs bean counters: the battle for the soul of American business
by Lutz, Robert A and Dietz, Norman;  2011.
In 2001, General Motors hired Bob Lutz out of retirement with a mandate to save the company by making great cars again. He launched a war against penny pinching.

Off balance: getting beyond the work-life balance myth to personal and professional satisfaction
by Kelly, Matthew and Chamberlain, Mike;  2011.
One of the major issues concerning our lives today is work-life balance. No one has it and everyone wants it.

BCC Research

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Through the years, Fuqua’s collaboration with other Duke University schools, including the engineering and medical schools, has increased which has corresponded with our need to provide more in-depth research on biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and energy markets.  To assist our students looking for these reports, we’ve turned to BCC Research.

A major strength for BCC  is their use of experts within the industry to analyze and write the reports.  Though it’s not a database I suggest for many of our student projects, it is one I see as an outstanding resource for the whole Duke community.

Need more information on BCC?  Feel free to email me.

Christmas Movies You May Have Missed

Monday, December 12th, 2011

A French film based on several true stories, Joyeux Noel takes place along the Western Front in World War I when the Scottish, French and German infantry units declare a truce on Christmas Eve. The movie was a Golden Globe, Academy Award and BAFTA nominee in 2006. War movies are unusual Christmas fare, but this film is hopeful without overindulging in sentimentality or brutality.

A Nightmare Before Christmas showcases Tim Burton’s peculiar brand of dark wackiness and is great fun. Jack Skellington, King of Halloween, grows bored with his own holiday and tries to take over Christmas with disastrous results. It’s a film worth watching if only to hear Ken Page, playing a gambling bogeyman, sing the Oogie Boogie song.

A rare R-rated comedy, Bad Santa features Billie Bob Thorton as Willie, a foul-mouthed drunken reprobate who makes a living robbing malls after scoping them out by getting hired as Santa. Not a movie for the easily offended, Bad Santa does have some truly hilarious dialogue. Watch it after the kids have gone to bed.

Book Review: Impact Investing

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

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Bugg-Levine, Antony. Impact investing : transforming how we make money while making a difference. Jossey-Bass, 2011.

This afternoon (Tuesday, December 6) at 4:00pm, the Fuqua School’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship is presenting the 2011 Leadership in Social Entrepreneurship Award to Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO of the Nonprofit Finance Fund.

Bugg-Levine is also author, with Jed Emerson, of Impact Investing, a new book  that describes how for-profit investments can help address social problems.  In Impact Investing, the authors outline a set of investment strategies that generate financial returns while intentionally improving social and environmental conditions.

Instead of viewing management of financial assets as a tradeoff between social and financial results, the authors show how investors can take an integrated approach, generating a blend of values of shareholders and stakeholders alike.   Impact Investing is an optimistic view of what can be achieved when financial assets are managed in unison with values and beliefs.

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