Engines That Move Markets: Technology Investing from Railroads to the Internet and Beyond

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John Wiley & Sons, 2002 - Business & Economics - 494 pages
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A comprehensive history of market-shaping industries and their impact on how we invest today
This engaging book highlights the history of industrial development and its impact on investors. Today's investors will learn about past approaches to technological advances such as-electricity, the railroad, the telephone, the computer, and much more-while gaining insights on how to appraise the "new technology" companies of the future. This complete and well researched history of industries and investing wouldn't be complete without a look at: how Thomas Edison lost control of his company, the impact of the Standard Oil breakup, the early days of the wireless industry, and the changing face of the computer industry today. Investors looking for industry-shaping investments will undoubtedly use Engines That Move Markets as their guide.
 

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Contents

The Industrial Revolution
1
The Story of the U S Railtoads
27
Edison and the Electric Lamp
101
The Search for Oil
145
The History of the Automobile
177
The Story of Wireless
241
From Adding Machines to Mainframes
297
The Rise of the PC
337
How TimeShare Computing
389
The Pathology of Technology Investing
449
Notes 481
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ALASDAIR (Sandy) NAIRN is Chief Investment Officer of the Scottish Widows Investment Partnership in Edinburgh, responsible for the management of over $130 billion in assets. Prior to this, he spent over ten years with the Templeton organization, most recently based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where he was director of global equity research. Nairn holds a bachelor's degree in economics and engineering, and a PhD in economics.

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