Rajkamal Vasu

Doctoral student, Finance, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

Valuing Innovation: Evidence from Cisco’s Acquisitions

Professor Krishnamurthy V Subramanian and researchers Chandra Sekhar Mangipudi and Rajkamal Vasu adopt a novel approach to valuing innovative assets of young, path-breaking firms by examining the value paid for their acquisition. Using data from Cisco Systems, a serial acquirer, their study arrives at quantitative estimates of the value of such firms, throwing new light on the price that established …

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Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder By Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Nassim Nicholas Taleb is back with another book on the role uncertainty plays in economic  life. Readers of his earlier books Fooled by Randomness and Black Swan will  have a fair idea of what to expect from Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder in terms  of  subject matter. However, Antifragile is the most engrossing of the three books. “Fooled  by Randomness” …

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