Teah K Strandjord

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Exxon: Reputation is everything

There is an age-old adage that states reputation is everything, and with regard to business, it couldn’t be closer to the truth. Some experts even believe that reputation is a company’s bottom line. Martha Stewart knows it. ValueJet, at least by name...
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The Valiant Recessionary Investor

Although measures of investor confidence are up from their December 2008 low, the dizzy American market still teeters on fear. And it’s no wonder. With a full basket of financial woes and dominoes still toppling around the world, the economic prophets declare the Great Recession will persist through the rest of 2009.
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Skypes! The eBay IPO of Skype.

Synergy, a combination whose value is greater than the sum of the individual parts, danced like sweet business jargon through eBay’s corporate head when it acquired Skype in 2005. Indeed, former chief Meg Whitman paid $2.6 billion, or 43 times revenue, for its young telecommunications bride.

Teah K Strandjord

Teah K. Strandjord was one of the first Business Columnists for Alister & Paine Magazine. While writing for us she was embedded in a career in investment banking but she is presently pursuing a career as an actress, writer and producer. Her latest film won "best film" at the Minneapolis 48 Hour Film Festival. Her film, RESPECT, has a chance to screen at Cannes 2012.