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The Little Book of Venture Capital Investing: Empowering Economic Growth and Investment Portfolios by Wesley A. Whittaker, Louis C. Gerken

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An Introduction to Venture Capital Investing

Occupy Wall Street protesters are planning to occupy the subway in New York City; because if there’s one place to confront the nation’s wealthiest 1 percent, it’s the subway.

—Conan O’Brien

Who Are the 99% and Why Are They So Angry?

In September of 2012, I saw a headline on the inner pages of my Wall Street Journal, “Occupy Movement Turns 1 Year Old. Its Effect Still Hard to Define.” Under the headline were details of arrests for disorderly conduct and photos of what looked like the aftermath of a tornado. Clues to the protestors’ incongruent discontent were scattered through the crowd on professionally printed signs and hand-painted placards in fractured disarray.

The CRISIS is CAPITALISM
IPO = I’m Pissed Off
Where is the CHANGE we voted for?
I’m so angry, I made a sign

The obvious disconnect was that the protestors were actually beneficiaries of the successful ventures of the 1 percent they so willingly maligned. The entire Occupy protest was conceived, coordinated, and thoroughly documented on various forms of social media, from Tumblr to Skype to Facebook to Twitter. The protests were photographed on Apple iPhones and Android phone cameras. The protestors kept up their energy by chugging Red Bull and eating LUNA bars. They filled Zucotti Park with nylon popup tents from Ozark Trail, slept in North Face sleeping bags, kept warm with Coleman heaters while sipping Starbucks lattes. Some signs were hand-painted, but many were printed ...

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