Top Entrepreneurial News of the Day

  • How to Cold Call Big Customers – Terrified by the thought of making a cold call? Does the thought of ringing a Fortune 500 firm and asking a high-profile executive for some face time give you goose bumps? There’s good cause to be anxious about cold calling.
  • Why the Network is Everything – Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub recently published a great memoir called When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead that illustrates the power of the network. In it, he tells story after story about how a relationship, properly maintained, brought him further along in his business than anything else.
  • Shadow Banks Benefit from Wall Street’s Red Glare – Hedge fund types don’t have much to complain about. The latest evidence is Blackstone’s seeding of a new fund for commodity traders, led by George “Beau” Taylor, who are leaving Credit Suisse .
  • Can Anyone Beat the iPad? – In a note to clients issued Monday morning, Canaccord Genuity’s T. Michael Walkley offers a snapshot of what he thinks the tablet market will look like by the end of next year.
  • The Worst Ads of 2010 – It seems advertisers are hell-bent on making the commercial breaks that separate fans from Mad Men and Jersey Shore the longest, most excruciating minutes of our lives.

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