Archive for June, 2012

Database Name Change: Datamonitor 360

Monday, June 25th, 2012

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Datamonitor 360 has changed its name to MarketLine Advantage. MarketLine Advantage and Datamonitor 360 will both remain available to users until July 31. After July 31, links to Datamonitor 360 will be removed from Duke Libraries catalog systems and web pages.

A change in database content is also pending. After August 31, 2012, Business Insights industry report content on MarketLine Advantage will no longer be available to academic customers.

For an end user, the design and functionality of the MarketLine Advantage web site is almost identical to that of Datamonitor 360.  But we encourage users to begin conducting their research now on the MarketLine Advantage site, linked from our Ford Library Databases page.

Links to MarketLine Advantage will also be available in Duke Libraries catalog system and other web pages during the 2nd week of July 2012.

Fuqua Alumni: Update Your Lifetime Email Address!

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

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A properly configured Fuqua Lifetime Email Address (LEA) is crucial to your continued access to library resources for Fuqua Alumni.

If you haven’t yet updated your Fuqua LEA, it will continue to forward email to your Duke student email account, which will expire approximately 9 months after graduation. This means that any database account information we send to your Fuqua LEA will “bounce” and not be delivered. Without a valid forwarding address for your Fuqua LEA, you won’t be able to successfully register for access to Library databases for Fuqua Alumni.

To update your Fuqua LEA, visit the Fuqua Alumni web site, and click the light gray “My Profile” link on the left. After logging in, you can update or change the target email for Fuqua LEA. More information on the Fuqua LEA is available on the Fuqua IT Support web site.

Don’t miss out on access to online Library resources for Fuqua Alumni. Update your Fuqua LEA today!

Book Review: The Charisma Myth

Monday, June 18th, 2012

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Cabane, Olivia Fox. The charisma myth : how anyone can master the art and science of personal magnetism. Portfolio/Penguin, 2012.

Years ago, I attended a 3-day retreat with 35 members of Fuqua’s administrative staff.  One attendee was a charismatic man, a young faculty member who had achieved a key position as Associate Dean at an early age.  He was influential and inspiring, powerful but approachable.  Midway through the retreat, I noticed that other administrative staff had picked up his manner of speech and his habit of touching his shirt when making a controversial point.

The Associate Dean probably developed charisma at an early age.  By adulthood, his behavior was instinctual.   But in The Charisma Myth, executive coach Olivia Fox Cabane explains that the techniques of personal magnetism can be learned by adults.  She outlines a simple set of qualities that underlie personal magnetism and she provides exercises and tools to guide readers into developing their own charisma.

Cabane breaks down charismatic behavior into three core elements: presence, power and warmth.  Since people express themselves both verbally and in body language, these attributes can be learned and communicated, but only through much practice and patience.   Cabane provides techniques and tools for readers to practice, including exercises to remove obstacles to presence, power and warmth, such as anxiety and self-doubt.  She then shows how to create the right mental state to emanate warmth and power, using visualization.

The Charisma Myth includes examples of people with different charismatic styles, such as Bill Clinton and Steve Jobs.  Throughout the book are stories of anonymous people who learned to fully express their personalities to enhance their work performance.  This practical book is an easy read and is recommended for anyone wanting to improve his/her communication style.

© Reviewer: Meg Trauner & Ford Library – Fuqua School of Business.
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New Movies for June

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Our latest titles are:

Albert Nobbs
The Grey
Man on a Ledge
Memorial Day
Perfect Sense
Red Tails
The Secret World of Arrietty

Sherlock, season 2
Something Ventured
Take Me Home
This Means War
True Blood, season 4
We Need to Talk About Kevin
The Woman in Black
The Yellow Wallpaper

Database News: The Economist in Factiva

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

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This is advance notice that effective June 30, 2012, The Economist magazine will no longer be available in Duke Libraries subscription to the Factiva database.

However, the current full text of The Economist will continue to be available via the ABI/INFORM Complete database; and full text and full image of The Economist will continue to be available via the EIU database.

If you have any questions or concerns, email us at

The Director’s Picks: Summer 2012

Monday, June 4th, 2012

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Welcome to the Summer 2012 installment of Ford Library Director, Meg Trauner’s selections of five recent business books recommended to readers at the Fuqua School of Business.

Click the titles below for information on location and availability. Complete reviews, and audiobook versions are linked where they’re available.

The charisma myth : how anyone can master the art and science of personal magnetism by Olivia Fox Cabane
An executive coach provides practical tools developed for MIT and Harvard for influencing, persuading and inspiring others. Read the full review here.

Great by choice : uncertainty, chaos, and luck : why some thrive despite them all by Jim Collins and Morton T. Hansen
This sequel to Good to Great explores why some companies thrive under uncertainty and others do not.  Note: research ends in 2002. Also an audiobook.

Modern New York : the life and economics of a city By Greg David
The story of the business capital of the world, New York City, from the social programs of Mayor John Lindsey to the pro-business administration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking by Susan Cain
American business culture overlooks the positive characteristics of introverts such as persistence, reflection, and sensitivity to others’ feelings. Also an audiobook.

Wine wars : the curse of the Blue Nun, the miracle of Two Buck Chuck, and the revenge of the Terroirists. By Mike Veseth
Economics professor/wine enthusiast explains the complicated world of wine, analyzing its past and predicting its future. Read the full review.

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