Yelena Giannuzzi

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In 2015, the San José Public Library's most checked out books from the Business collection were: 1) Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How To Build the Future : by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters: Silicon Valley legend Peter Thiel's vision for building the companies of the future. In Spring 2012, students at Stanford University packed a lecture hall to hear Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel teach a course called "Computer Science 183: Startup." Thiel told the class everything he knows about starting a company, going beyond the basics of running a business to answer the much...Read more...
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Since 2010, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has been deemed " Small Business Saturday ," a day that encourages people to support and celebrate locally-owned small businesses by shopping at them. Last year, 88 million people showed up to Small Business Saturday, and in 2013, customers throughout the United States spent $5.7 billion on just that one day! This year, Small Business Saturday falls on November 28. If you are a small business owner, and you would like free marketing materials to help inspire your customers to shop on Small Business Saturday, fill out your information at this link by November...Read more...
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Thanks to a generous donation from Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the San José Public Library purchased over 500 books on the topics of business and financial literacy. A sample of some of the new titles are included above. This new collection, the King Business Collection, is currently housed on the 3 rd floor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library . Come check it out! NOTE : Items are non-requestable. Also, don’t forget about our business programs at the library! We offer a number of business, career and job programs and workshops throughout our branch libraries.Read more...
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PrivCo is “the premier source for business and financial data on major, non-publicly traded corporations, including family owned, private equity owned, venture backed, and international unlisted companies.” PrivCo provides financial and business news on over 500,000 major private companies (generally those having at least $10 million in annual revenue) globally. Learn about the latest private company financials, mergers and acquisitions and private equity deals. You can view PrivCo at your local San José Public Library or from home, by logging in with your library card information. Recently, PrivCo compiled a handful of lists detailing top private market activity in 2014...Read more...