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Milton C. Lauenstein What's Your Game Plan? Creating Business Strategies that Work

Milton C. Lauenstein has had a long career as a top executive. He was CEO of Ventron Corporation for 14 years. Subsequently, he served as director of over a dozen corporations and was Chairman of three of them. He was on the staff of A.T. Kearney & Co. for three years and later headed his own consulting firm. He taught business policy and strategy at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and at Northeastern University. He has written numerous articles on business strategy and was a contributing editor for the Journal of Business Strategy. He served as President of the International Business Center of New England and as director of other business groups. He holds an engineering degree from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Gail Gates Lawler A Short Historical Introduction to the Law of Real Property

Gail Gates Lawler was a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

John J. Lawler A Short Historical Introduction to the Law of Real Property

J. John Lawler was a professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. 

Richard Levich Exchange Rates and Corporate Performance (with Yakov Amihud)

Richard M. Levich is Professor of Finance and International Business at New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He is also a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He currently serves as Editor of The Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting. Professor Levich has been a visiting faculty member at many distinguished universities in the United States and abroad. He has lectured in many executive education programs and has been a consultant or visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. He has published more than fifty articles on various topics dealing with international finance, and is the author or editor of thirteen books. Professor Levich received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. 

Beryl H. Levy Cardozo and Frontiers of Legal Thinking: With Selected Opinions

Beryl H. Levy was a professor at the Columbia University School of Law.

Donald R. Levy Financial Planning for High Net Worth Individuals (with Richard H. Mayer)

Donald R. Levy, JD, MBA, is an attorney and benefits consultant. A graduate of Harvard College (cum laude) and Harvard Law School, he also received an MBA in accounting from New York University where he received the New York State Society of CPAs prize for being first in his graduating class among accounting majors. A combat veteran of World War II, he practiced law with Wall Street firms, became Vice President in the employee benefit consulting department of Johnson & Higgins, and then became Vice President-Human Resources, Personnel and Industrial Relations, Policy and Planning at United States Tobacco Company (now UST, Inc.) from where he retired. Then as Senior Technical Consultant with Prentice Hall, he authored their updated Pension Handbook. He subsequently became Senior Technical Consultant for Research Institute of America. Mr. Levy has since authored or edited a number of books from his own office including the IRA Answer Book, Executive Compensation Treatise, 403(b) Answer Book, Guide to Cash Balance Plans, Quick Reference Guide to IRAs, and the State-by-State Guide to Managed Care Law. He has taught at the University of Connecticut and Mount Holyoke College, has served as panelist for the Practicing Law Institute, and has lectured before other professional groups.

James P. Lewis

Team-Based Project Management
Working Together: 12 Principles for Achieving Excellence in Managing Projects, Teams, and Organizations

James P. Lewis is President of Lewis Institute, Inc., a training and consulting company specializing in project management, which he founded in 1981. An experienced project manager, he teaches seminars on the subject throughout the U.S., England, and the Far East. He is a member of the Project Management Institute. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Psychology from North Carolina State University in Raleigh. Lewis lives with his wife, Lea Ann, in Vinton, Virginia.

Shaw Livermore EarlyAmerican Land Companies: Their Influence on Corporate Development

Shaw Livermore was Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Michigan

Wyndham E.B. Lloyd A Hundred Years of Medicine
David Lovett

Corporate Recovery: Managing Companies in Distress (with Stuart Slatter) 

David Lovett is a Principal with AlixPartners, an internationally recognized firm that helps companies improve operating and financial performance and restore corporate value. He has some twenty-five years' experience advising troubled companies and in leading many restructurings and turnarounds, acting as CFO or CRO. He formerly was with Andersen and established their London-based turnaround practice. He is a business graduate from The University of Westminster, London, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, and a fellow and founding member of the Society of Turnaround Professionals. 

John Macdonald Calling a Halt to Mindless Change: A Plea for Commonsense Management

John Macdonald is a recognized pioneer in bringing the quality and managerial revolution to Britain. In the United States, he has been referred to as "the leader of the new wave of implementers." As the author of numerous books, and as a sought-after speaker, his credibility has been firmly established to discuss the new management culture. His experience in business, politics, and in teaching enhance his regarded reputation for practical advice.

George Mace Judicial Review and American Democracy

George Mace is emeritus faculty from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and presently a faculty member at John A. Logan College, Carterville, Illinois. Mace is internationally published, and is a world renowned scholar highly regarded for his studies in western political and legal theory, democratic theory, and American constitutional history.

Ian C. MacMillan Corporate Venturing: Creating New Businesses Within the Firm (with Zenas Block)

Ian C. MacMillan is the Director of the Saul C. Snider Entrepreneurial Center and George W. Taylor Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Wharton. He joined the Center in June 1986, after having served as the Director of Entrepreneurial Studies at New York University.

Jeff Madrick Taking America: How We Got from the First Hostile Takeover to Megamergers, Corporate Raiding and Scandal

Jeff Madrick is a contributing economics columnist for the New York Times, editor of Challenge Magazine, and a contributor to the New York Review of Books. He was formerly a reporter and a commentator for NBC News and Finance Editor of Business Week magazine. He teaches at Cooper Union and the New School University.

Sir Henry Maine Ancient Law

Sir Henry James Sumner Maine, 1822-1888, was a distinguished lawyer, academic, and civil servant in mid-Victorian England. He held chairs in Civil Law at Cambridge and Oxford, was the legal member of the Council of India, 1862-1869, and Master of Trinity Hall at Cambridge from 1877. He was a pioneer in the historical and comparative study of institutions, and his prolific writings had a great influence on modern anthropology.

Barry Marcus Unique Value: The Secret of All Great Business Strategies (with Andrea Dunham)

Barry Marcus is one of the founders of Dunham & Marcus, a preeminent general management and brand marketing consulting firm. He is currently Chief Executive Officer of Unique Value International, Inc. a business, marketing and brand consultancy where he helped develop the proprietary Unique Value = ROI model, a model used to create many successful businesses and brands in the US for Fortune 500 companies. Photo from the back cover.

Mitchell Lee Marks Managing the Merger: Making It Work (with Philip H. Mirvis)

Mitchell Lee Marks is a leading international expert on the human and organizational aspects of corporate mergers, and principal in the Los Angeles office of William M. Mercer, Inc, one of the world's foremost consulting firms.

Richard H. Mayer Financial Planning for High Net Worth Individuals (with Donald R. Levy)

Richard H. Mayer, Chartered Life Underwriter, Registered Investment Advisor. Mr. Mayer has more than 40 years of experience in the insurance industry where he specializes in advising high net worth individuals and in developing executive compensation plans. He is the chairman of an insurance company in Bermuda. He is considered a leading expert in variable annuities and has pioneered the development of private placement variable life insurance. Mr. Mayer has designed the executive benefit plans of thirteen FORTUNE 500 companies. Mr. Mayer was an infantry captain during the Korean War where he was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor. He attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

Marion McCollum Building a Health Care Organization: A Challenge for Physicians and Managers (with Stephen M. Davidson and Janelle Heineke)

Marion McCollom Hampton, Ph.D., is an organizational consultant, educator, and lecturer. She served on the Organizational Behavior faculty of Boston University’s School of Management from 1986 to 1997 and now works with the Owner-Managed Business Institute in Boston.

Forrest McDonald  Insull: The Rise and Fall of a Billionaire Utility Tycoon

Forrest McDonald retired in 2002 as Distinguished University Research Professor at the University of Alabama after a teaching career at Brown University, Wayne State University, and the University of Alabama spanning more than 40 years. He is the author of numerous books. He has five children, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He lives with his wife Ellen on a farm outside Coker, Alabama.

Carl McDowell Ocean Transportation

Carl E. McDowell was Executive Vice President of the American Institute of Marine Underwriters and an Associate Professor of Transportation and Foreign Trade in The Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Reginald C. McGrane Foreign Bondholders and American State Debts

Reginald C. McGrane complete the necessary study for writing Foreign Bondholders and American State Debts in Canada, England and Holland. This study was made possible by the award of a fellowship grant by the Guggenheim Foundation. A grant from the Trustees of the Charles Phelps Taft Memorial Fund enabled him to complete the writing of the manuscript. 

Albert P. Melone  Judicial Review and American Democracy

Albert P. Melone is a professor of political science at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He has been on the faculty since 1979. Prior to this, he taught at Idaho State University and was then a member and chairperson of the Department of Political Science at North Dakota State University. Melone is the author, co-author, and editor of eleven books. He has also written numerous scholarly articles, book chapters, encyclopedia pieces, and book reviews.

Lloyd J. Mercer

Railroads and Land Grant Policy
E. H. Harriman: Master Railroader

Lloyd J. Mercer is currently teaching economics at the University of California Santa Barbara. He has both a Ph.D. and M.A in Economics from the University of Washington, a B.S. in Agriculture and a M.A. in Agricultural Economics from Washington State University. He has written extensively on land grants and railroads as well as on general economics topics.

Tim Metz Black Monday: The Stock Market Catastrophe of October 19, 1987

After a twenty-three year career at The Wall Street Journal, Tim Metz left in January 1989, months after the book was published, to begin a now 15-year career as a top Madison Avenue financial, corporate, and crisis management advisor. In 1998, he started his own financial communications and media relations strategy and execution firm, today known as Hullen Metz & Co. LLC. Mr. Metz earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in Journalism at Marquette University in 1961 and 1966, respectively. He is married to Geraldine Fabrikant, a Senior Writer at the New York Times, and lives in New York City.

James Alexander Miller Landmarks in Medicine: Laity Lectures of the New York Academy of Medicine

Dr. James Alexander Miller received his medical degree in 1899. He was a co-director of Tuberculosis (later Chest) Service of the Columbia Division at Bellevue Hospital in New York. He was assigned to Bellevue by the Department of Medicine of the College of Physicians and Surgeons and arrived at The Chest Service at Bellevue, first designated the Tuberculosis Service, in 1903. 

Ira M. Millstein The Limits of Corporate Power: Existing Constraints on the Exercise of Corporate Discretion with Salem M. Katsh

Ira M. Millstein is Senior Partner in the international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where in addition to practicing in the areas of government regulation and antitrust law, he has counseled the boards of numerous large corporations on the issues of corporate governance. He is chairman of the Board of Advisors of the International Institute for Corporate Governance and the first Eugene F. Williams, Jr. Visiting Professor in Competitive Enterprise and Strategy at the Yale School of Management.

Meade Minnigerode

The Financial Giants in United States History

Meade Minnegrode, 1887-1967, received a B.A. from Yale in 1910, and was the author of numerous books. In addition to experience in the book publishing field and in business enterprises, he was a member of the Defense Council, and he was awarded the French Commemorative Medal for service with French troops, the French Victory Medal, and the Army Air Forces Aircraft Warning Service Medal.

James Minor Legal Aspects of Health Care Reimbursement

James D. Minor, formerly a law professor at the University of Mississippi, has his own law practice in Oxford, Mississippi.

Philip H. Mirvis Managing the Merger: Making It Work (with Mitchell Lee Marks )

Philip H. Mirvis is an organizational psychologist whose practice centers on mergers and acquisitions. He has lead seminars throughout the US and lectured in both Europe and Japan on managing the merger process

Terence F. Moore

Hospital Turnarounds: Lessons in Leadership

Terence F. Moore, MBA, MHA is president and CEO of Mid-Michigan Health headquartered in Midland Michigan. He is a fellow of the American college of Healthcare Executives, a past member of the board of the Michigan Hospital Association, and past chairman of the 23-member East Central Michigan Hospital Council. His most recent of many honors is the Meritorious Key Award from the Michigan Hospital Association, which he received in 1992. He has published 60 articles and two books, and is the coauthor or coeditor of five others.

Charles R. Morris Computer Wars: The Post IBM World

Prior to joining CapitalThinking, Charles Morris was for fifteen years Managing Director of Devonshire Partners, a consulting firm specializing in financial services and high technology. Clients included Merrill Lynch, the Blackstone Group, Equitable Capital, Apple, Xerox, and Texas Instruments. Previously, he was a Corporate Banking Group Executive at the Chase Manhattan Bank (responsible for loan pricing, currency consulting, trade banking, and cash management services) and was a member of the startup group for one of the country’s first successful for-profit private-practice HMOs. Charlie is also a lawyer, admitted to practice in New York and Washington State, and has written several well-received books and many articles (Harvard Business Review, Atlantic Monthly, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal) on finance and technology. 

Franklyn S. Morse The Reasonableness of the Law

Franklyn S. Morse was an instructor in history in the Collegiate School of New York City.

Scott A. Nammacher Investing in Junk Bonds: Inside the High Yield Debt Market (with Edward I. Altman)

Scott A. Nammacher holds a B.S. degree in Business from the University of Minnesota and a M.B.A. in Finance from New York University. He is a Principal and Managing Director of Empire Valuation Consultants, Inc., where he has worked since 1992. Mr. Nammacher has had extensive experience in financial consulting, business valuations, and acquisitions/divestitures. He has testified as an expert witness in a number of court cases, including litigation regarding a high-yield bond portfolio and has authored a number of articles on "junk" bonds.

William E. Nelson

The Literature of American Legal History (with John Phillip Reid)
The Roots of American Bureaucracy: 1830 – 1900

William E. Nelson is Edward Weinfeld Professor of Law and History at New York University.

Nitin Nohria Beyond the Hype: Rediscovering the Essence of Management (with Robert G. Eccles)

Nitin Nohria is the Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration and Chairman of the Organizational Unit at the Harvard Business School. He serves on the advisory boards of several firms. In 1988, Professor Nohria received his Ph.D. in Management from the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

Morris A. Nunes The Right Price for Your Business
Balance Sheet Management: Squeezing Extra Profits and Cash from Your Business

Morris A. Nunes is an attorney in private practice in Falls Church, Virginia, with over 25 years experience. His practice is concentrated in businesses and associations, real estate, taxation, and financial matters. He holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.B.S. from the Wharton School, in addition to a law degree from Georgetown University. He serves as an Adjunct Professor at Catholic University's Columbus School of Law and at Georgetown University Law Center. He is also the author of five books on business and legal subjects and numerous articles.

Frederick L. Nussbaum

An Early History of Economic Institutions of Europe

Frederick L. Nussbaum, 1885-1958, was an internationally acclaimed historian. He received a B.A. degree at Cornell in 1906 and a Ph.D. degree form University of Pennsylvania in 1915. After teaching at Northwestern, Temple, and the University of Southern California, he joined the faculty at the University of Wyoming in 1925 and taught there until his retirement in 1956. He was the author of numerous books, articles and reviews.
Sherry H. Olson Baltimore: The Building of an American City

Sherry H. Olson is a Professor of geography at McGill University in Montreal. She holds a Ph.D. in geography from The Johns Hopkins University. During her twelve-year stay in Baltimore, Dr. Olson was active in many civic organizations, neighborhood groups, urban renewal and model cities councils, an educational task force, and a commission on historic preservation. 

Howard Ottoson

Land Use Policy in the United States

Howard Ottoson is a Emeritus Professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska after serving as its Executive Vice President and Provost. He has memberships in different organizations, notable of which are the International Association of Agricultural Economics and the American Agricultural Economics Association. He lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Henry F. Owsley Distressed Investment Banking: To the Abyss and Back (with Peter Kaufman)

Henry F. Owsley is a founding partner and Chief Executive Officer of the New York based investment bank Gordian Group, LLC. He has over 25 years experience in the business of solving complex financial challenges as an investment banker. He is the co-author, with Peter Kaufman, of The Role of the Investment Banker in Distressed. He has consistently been named one of the ten leading investment bankers involved in bankruptcies and financial restructurings by The Deal. Mr. Owsley graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University and has a Master of Science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management.

Robert E. Parker Building American Cities: The Urban Real Estate Game

Robert E. Parker (Ph.D. University of Texas) is currently a full professor of sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he has taught and researched since 1989. In addition to Building American Cities, he is the author of Flesh Peddlers and Warm Bodies: The Temporary Help Industry and Its Workers (Rutgers, 1994). He has authored approximately 65 other articles, chapters, and book reviews, most of which are in the areas of urban sociology and the sociology of work.

Sandy Parker Fashion, Retailing and a Bygone Era: Inside Women's Wear Daily - A Look Back (with Isadore Barmash, Edward Gold, Marvin Klapper,  Sidney Rutberg, Mort Sheinman, and Stanley Siegelman)

Sandy Parker is a former editor of Women's Wear Daily.

Leonard A. Parry Some Famous Medical Trials

Dr. Leonard S. Parry was a physician and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Eric Partridge A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (authored by Captain Francis Gross)

Eric Partridge (1894-1979) was a lexicographer. He authored over forty books on the English language.

Michael J. Peel The Liquidation/Merger Alternative

Michael J. Peel is a Professor of Financial Management at the Cardiff Business School where he teaches Managerial Finance and Accounting. He received his LLB (Hons) from Leeds University, an MBA from Bradford Management Centre, He was also awarded by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) a CDipAF.

Thomas Petzinger, Jr.

Oil & Honor: The Texaco-Pennzoil Wars; Inside the $11 Billion Battle for Getty Oil

Thomas Petzinger, Jr. has spent 20 years as a reporter, editor and columnist for The Wall Street Journal, where he created the widely read weekly column, "The Front Lines." He grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, and received his journalism degree from Northwestern University.

Boone Pickens

The Luckiest Guy in the World

Thomas Boone Pickens was born on May 22, 1928 in Holdenville, Oklahoma. He then moved on to Amarillo and attended Texas A&M in 1951. After working as a roughneck and in a refinery, he became a geologist for Phillips Petroleum, which he left in 1954.  He founded Mesa Petroleum in 1956, when he founded Petroleum Exploration with Eugene McCartt and John O'Brien. In 1959, Pickens formed Altair Oil and Gas Company which explored oil in Canada, serving both as president and major stockholder. The next years saw continuous growth, with the formation of Standard Gilsonite in 1960, and remarkable increase in both employees and investors. PEI eventually evolved to become Mesa Petroleum (after a friendly merger with Pioneer, a large Amarillo independent oil and gas company), also known as Mesa Limited Partnership, the nation's largest independent producer of domestic oil and gas and one of its largest gas producers. Mr. Pickens is a respected spokesman for business and industry. He has earned a national reputation for his innovative thinking and executive management. (read the full bio)
Harlan D. Platt

Why Companies Fail: Strategies for Detecting, Avoiding, and Profiting from Bankruptcy
The First Junk Bond: A Story of Corporate Boom and Bust

Harlan D. Platt is Professor of Finance in the College of Business Administration at Northeastern University. He is the author of two other books, The first Junk Bond an Principles of Corporate Renewal, and has published over 35 academic articles. Professor Platt is also the faculty dean of the Turnaround Management Association, where he created and administers its certification program. He serves on the board of directors of Prospect Street High Income Portfolio, Inc., listed on the NYSE, and VSI Enterprises, Inc. on the NASDAQ, and is president of 911RISK, Inc. a firm specializing in developing analytical models that predict corporate distress.

Jackie A. Puckett Comprehensive Emergency Mental Health Care (with Joseph J. Zealberg and Alberto B. Santos)

Jackie Puckett is an Assistant Professor of Social Work Limestone College. He finished his B.S.W. at Clinch Valley College of the University of Virginia, M.S.S.W. at the University of Tennessee and is a Licensed Master Social Worker. His areas of interests lie in program development in the areas of Aging, Mental Health, Emergency Psychiatry and Family Services.

Henry G. Prout A Life of George Westinghouse

Henry G. Prout wrote this book "for a committee of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers," whose chairman was Charles A. Terry. Both Prout and Terry were associates of Westinghouse.

Joseph A. Raelin Personal Career Development for Professionals

Joseph A. Raelin is Professor of Management at the Boston College Wallace E. Carroll School of Management. He received his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. His research has centered on executive and professional education and development. He is a prolific writer having produced over 75 articles appearing in the leading management journals. He is also a management consultant with over twenty years of experience working with a wide variety of organizational clients. 

He is also North-American co-editor of the journal, Management Learning. Among his most notable accomplishments was receiving the John Wiley "Best Paper Award in Management Education," at the 1994 Academy of Management Annual Meeting. 

Hugh Ray

Bankruptcy Investing: How to Profit from Distressed Companies

Hugh Ray is a partner in the law firm of Andrew & Kurth LLP and heads the firm's national bankruptcy practice. He is a member of the American College of Bankruptcy and has represented debtors, official committees, and creditors in many major bankruptcy cases including Bank of New England Corporation, Flagstar (Denny's), Continental Airlines, the Hunt Brothers, Zales, and Lomas.

Isaac Ray A Treatise on the Medical Jurisprudence of Insanity

Issac Ray, (1807-1881). In 1838, he published "A Treatise on the Medical Jurisprudence of Insanity". That book, and Ray's subsequent efforts established forensic psychiatry in the United States as a discipline with its own body of knowledge, skills, and professional goals. In 1896 Ray published a paper "Confinement of the Insane", in which he presented the three elements vital for any law regarding the involuntary hospitalization of the insane. 

Lawrence R. Reich

You Can Go Bankrupt Without Going Broke: An Essential Guide to Personal Bankruptcy (with James P. Duffy)

Lawrence R. Reich, who is a practicing attorney and a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, has lectured widely on bankruptcy and corporate reorganization. He holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law (1965).

John Phillip Reid  The Literature of American Legal History

John Phillip Reid is Russell D. Niles Professor of Law Emeritus at New York University School of Law.

James Reston, Jr.

Galileo: A Life

James Reston, Jr. is the author of several books. He has written articles for the New Yorker, Esquire, Vanity Fair, Time, Rolling Stone, and many other publications, and the scripts for three Frontline documentaries. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Thomas Ricketts III

Partners: Forming Strategic Alliances in Health Care

Thomas C. Ricketts, Ph.D., M.P.H., is Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration at UNC-CH School of Public Health and Director of the North Carolina Rural Health Research Program and the Program on Health Policy Analysis at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at UNC-CH. He is Editor of the Journal of Rural Health, and a member of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine. He was named the Outstanding Rural Health Researcher by the National Rural Health Association in 1997.

William Z. Ripley

Railroads: Rates and Regulations
Railroads: Finance & Organizations  
Railway Problems

William Zebina Ripley was born Oct. 13, 1867, in Medford, Mass., U.S. American economist and anthropologist. Ripley was trained in civil engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and in political economics at Columbia University, New York City (Ph.D., 1893). He spent most of his career as professor of political economy at Harvard University (1902-33). During World War I he served as administrator of labour standards for the U.S. War Department. In 1920-23 he drew up for the Interstate Commerce Commission the Ripley Plan for the regional consolidation of U.S. railways. In 1931-32, while testifying before the U.S. Senate, he advocated close federal restraint on investment trusts and on the financial practices of large business corporations.

He died Aug. 16, 1941 in Boothbay, Maine.

Chester Rohrlich Law and Practice in Corporate Control

Chester Rohrlich was an attorney in New York. He has the Chester Rohrlich Professor of Corporate Law, Finance and Taxation named for him at the New York University School of Law.

John Rothchild

Going for Broke: How Robert Campeau Bankrupted the Retail Industry, Jolted the Junk Bond Market, and Brought the Booming 80s to a Crash

John Rothchild, a Yale graduate and Fulbright Scholar, is a well-known writer and editor. He has held editorial positions with the New York Times, the St. Petersburg (Fla) Times, the Washington Post, and the Washington Monthly magazine. As a writer he has published in numerous national magazines such as Esquire, the New Republic, Harper's, and the New York Times magazine, to name a few. From 1995-1996 he was Time magazine's chief financial columnist.

Michael Rothschild Bionomics: Economy as Business Ecosystem

Michael Rothschild earned his law and MBA degrees simultaneously at Harvard. He began his career in strategic consulting, working in many industries. He lives with his family near San Francisco.

Fabrice Rouah Performance Evaluation of Hedge Funds (with Greg N. Gregoriou, and Komlan Sedzro)
Hedge Funds: Strategies, Risk Assessment, and Returns (with Greg N. Gregoriou, and Vassilios N. Karavas)

Fabrice Rouah is Institut de Finance Mathématique de Montréal (IFM2) Scholar, and Ph.D. Candidate in Finance, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. Mr. Rouah is a former Faculty Lecturer and Consulting Statistician in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McGill University. He specializes on the statistical and stochastic modeling of hedge funds, managed futures, and CTAs, and is a regular contributor in peer-reviewed academic publications on alternative investments.

Sidney Rutberg Fashion, Retailing and a Bygone Era: Inside Women's Wear Daily - A Look Back (with Isadore Barmash, Edward Gold, Marvin Klapper, Sandy Parker, Sidney Rutberg, Mort Sheinman, and Stanley Siegelman)
Ten Cents on the Dollar: Or the Bankruptcy Game

Sidney Rutberg is a contributing editor to The Secured Lender, a magazine published by the Commercial Finance Association. He was Financial editor and columnist for 31 years at Women's Wear Daily and Daily News Record, and covered the bankruptcy courts for Fairchild Publications for ten years.


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