Magic: The Gathering: The Investment

When most people reminisce about their childhood, they think of the classic rites of passage: summers at sleepaway camp, Little League sports victories, friends. But I count myself among another, special group of children. Before we discovered Livejournal, zines, and the music of the Mountain Goats, we had to turn to collecting weird novelties like […]

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United Drug to make €40m investment at Dublin headquarters

Pharmaceutical wholesaler United Drug has announced a €40 million investment in technology and innovation at its headquarters at Citywest in Dublin. United Drug works with more than 1,800 pharmacies, hospitals, clinics and primary care centres across the country, and employs more than 650 staff across its four facilities in Citywest, Swords, Ballina and Limerick. The […]

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Glossy lifestyle magazines’ parents merge

Chicago’s two big glossy lifestyle magazines, CS and Michigan Avenue, will come under one corporate roof as their parent companies merge, though the current plan is to keep publishing both.  nRead invented by Teads Modern Luxury, owned by the Dickey family of Atlanta, said in a statement today that it’s acquiring GreenGale Publishing, formerly known […]

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Don’t let emotions influence your investing decisions

Let’s face it. Investing is difficult, and being human makes it harder. That’s why even the smartest people are affected by cognitive biases, especially when it comes to investing. Since Inauguration Day, it’s fair to say that many people are experiencing a volatile and highly emotional environment. Whether you’re happy with the Trump administration, upset […]

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How To Build Your Personal Magnetism and Charisma

With all the talk about, writing about and discussion about personal branding, this magnetism and charisma is already inside each one of us and part of the DNA of the personality we were born with. In Developmental Psychologist Jan Mercer’s article in Psychology Today: Temperament and Genetics, she confirms “biological factors determine the individual’s ‘temperament,’ the […]

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Angel Investments Since the Economic Downturn

In an earlier post, I discussed how venture capital deals have changed since the financial crisis and the Great Recession. Today, I want to point out some changes in angel deals and angel investments over the same period. Because there is a lot less information on angel investing than on venture capital, I will concentrate […]

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Mashable Raises $13 Million, Its First Ever Outside Investment

We’ve all heard of huge investments and acquisitions in the world of tech startups. Last year alone saw Yahoo’s $1 billion acquisition of publishing platform Tumblr. And there was also news of accounting software company Xero raising $150 million in capital for further expansion. In fact, we even saw some failed attempts like Facebook’s two […]

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