Nick Slepko

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  • Who’s Hiding News of Bad Drugs?

    By Nick Slepko - July 10, 2012 | Tickers: NVS, SNY | Editor's Choice

    It is now commonplace to find stories of inferior, fake, or otherwise substandard pharmaceuticals.  However, a couple of papers published this week are more interesting than most and could have far reaching implications for manufacturers of World Health Organization-approved malaria products, which include Novartis (NYSE: NVS)Sanofi (NYSE: SNY)Ipca (BSE:524494)(NSE:IPCALAB), Cipla (BSE:500087)(NSE:CIPLA), Ajanta (NSE:AJN) and Guilin (SZSE:002275).

    Featuring scholars from American more »

  • Turkey's Got Talent

    By Nick Slepko - June 1, 2012 | Tickers: KO, TKC, TUR, TKF, WU | Editor's Choice

    Turkey has increased its billionaires by 50% in the same time it has taken Warren Buffett to raise a similar amount in corporate welfare from US taxpayers.  Despite the last several years of global financial angst, Istanbul is currently home to 38 billionaires (ranked seventh worldwide), none of whom are anchored to the oil curse like the majority of their neighboring billionaires, nor are they slaves to the yo-yo cash more »

  • John Carter of Amazon

    By Nick Slepko - May 4, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN | Editor's Choice

    There are many articles recounting terrible experiences working for Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), and, though they may be aberrations, they are also probably true for the most part. However, there is one story from a long time ’Zoner that will help investors grasp the Jeff Bezos philosophy. The narrative comes from one of the last people anyone would ever suspect of going corporate, let alone thriving in the culture of “relentless more »

  • An Interview with Craig Jelinek, Costco President & CEO, part 2

    By Nick Slepko - January 6, 2012 | Tickers: COST, PG | Editor's Choice

    As of January 1, 2012, Craig Jelinek became the president and CEO of Costco Wholesale Corp. While former CEO and President Jim Sinegal was well-covered by the media during the past couple decades, I wanted to know more about the not-so-new new guy. So I called him up.

    [Continued from part 1.]

    Slepko:  Do you buy everything from Costco?  What is your personal Costco connection?

    Jelinek:  Yes, a good deal more »

  • An Interview with Craig Jelinek, Costco President & CEO, part 1

    By Nick Slepko - January 6, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, COST, EXPD | Editor's Choice

    As of January 1, 2012, Craig Jelinek became the President and CEO of Costco Wholesale Corp (NASDAQ: COST).  Raised in California’s Mojave Desert, in 1984 at age 30 he migrated up to the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest to manage a warehouse for the remaining 40 years of his professional career.  Now he oversees almost 600 warehouses as head of one of the most beloved retailers in America – and more »