Chris Waltzek & The International Forecaster
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Capital Will Save Us & Forbes.com
Forbes is President
and Chief Executive Officer of Forbes and Editor-in-Chief
of Forbes magazine.
Since Mr. Forbes assumed his position in 1990,
the company has launched a variety of new publications
and businesses. They include: Forbes FYI, the
irreverent lifestyle supplement; Forbes Global,
the magazine's international publication; and
Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Brazilian, Russian,
Arabic and Hebrew editions of the magazine. Forbes
also publishes the Gilder Technology Report, as
well as a number of investment newsletters.
1997 Forbes entered the new media arena with the
launch of Forbes.com. The site now attracts over
seven million unique visitors a month and has
become the leading destination site for business
decision-makers and investors.
Kelly is the author of eight books including The
Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing,
a BusinessWeek best seller now in its 2010 edition,
and his newest title, Financially Stupid People
Are Everywhere: Dont Be One of Them, published
in June 2010. He also publishes The Kelly Letter,
a curiously readable weekly investment advisory.
graduated from the University of Colorado in 1993
with a BA in English, but not before a professor
told him that he would never succeed as an author
because he lacked a basic command of the English
language. Luckily, IBM disagreed and hired
Jason as a technical writer at its Silicon Valley
Laboratory in San Jose, California. Once income
from his freelance writing matched his income from
IBM, Jason left corporate life to become a full-time
freelance writer. About IBM hiring him for the only
real job hes ever had, Jason wrote
in Financially Stupid People, I keep a special
smile for Big Blue because of that break. It was
the only company that believed in me. I never knew
the meaning of the term competing offer.
of Jasons Japanese publishers, Shueisha, brought
him to Tokyo on book tour in 1999. He took that
opportunity to visit his old high school exchange
student friend, and wrote a funny article about
the experience. That article remains one of Jasons
most widely read. Its still on his site. Japan
went straight to Jasons heart, and he decided
to live there. He rented out his home in California
and moved to Sano, Japan in 2002 for what he thought
was going to be a one-year stay. Eight years later,
he still lives and works there.
addition to writing new books and The Kelly Letter,
hes also the angel investor in Red Frog Coffee
in Longmont, Colorado, a delightful little shop
managed by his sister and business partner, Emily.