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Kogod in the Media/March 2010

 

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Kogod Professors Recognized by the Washington Business Journal's Venture Capital Awards
Professor Don Rainey and Professor Jonathan Aberman have recently be recognized by the Washington Business Journal's Venture Capital Awards. Professor Rainey was the winner of the "Friend of the Entrepreneur" Award and was cited for his work with Grotech Ventures as the general partner. He has been especially recognized for his contribution to LivingSocial, a service that runs social networking sites. Professor Aberman was the runner-up for the "Friend of the Entrepreneur" Award and was cited for his managing director position with Amplifier Ventures, especially with regards to his creation of a program to help new technology enterprises. View full article (03/11/10)

Kogod Professor Gerald Martin quoted in BusinessWeek
A recent article by BusinessWeek titled "Buffet Ends Credit-Card 'Fiasco,' Losing 45 Cents on Dollar" discusses Berkshire Hathaway's credit-card business shutdown. Warren Buffet explains that the Geico Platinum Mastercard has suffered many loses during the economic recession and its policies contrast with the strategy espoused by American Express Co., one of Berkshire's biggest and oldest investments. Gerald Martin, Kogod Professor of Finance was approached for his expertise in the matter: "I'm sure there's some overlap between American Express clientele and Geico, but those customers probably don't need a Geico credit card." View full article (03/01/10)