Why did we create the Wall Street ExecutiveLibrary.com?

The internet is an amazing place. Since 1991 (i.e. the mesozoic era in relative pre-www terms), we’ve used the net to research finance, stocks, economic trends, demographics, and industry information. We quickly found that the problem wasn’t a lack of information on these topics but rather mountains of data from many different sources. Unfortunately, only a few of these resources provided relevant and useful information.

When the world wide web arrived we realized that for 90% of the research we did we referenced the same sites. The difficult part was that as we upgraded computer operating systems or web browsers, the bookmarks that we had indexed did not always make the move with us. In addition, the links to the sites would often change, and we’d spend more time searching for the new http:// path.

We thought it would be a great idea if someone created a web directory for the best business information sources. A public directory that listed only the most relevant and useful business sites. We knew if we created it, our Wall Street ExecutiveLibrary users would be amongst the web’s intelligentsia, … the cognoscenti. They would be a tough, demanding, elite. This group wouldn’t need explanations, or how to guides, … only quick access to the best of the web’s resources!

The result of all of this thought is The Wall Street ExecutiveLibrary.com, The Web’s Best Business Sites! Over 1000 content rich resources for an informed, intelligent, perspective.

Kurian Mathew Tharakan, CEO
Wall Street ExecutiveLibrary.com

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Who uses the Wall Street ExecutiveLibrary.com?

We’ve been criticized for catering exclusively to the web’s intelligentsia. We say “exclusively” was never our intent. However, our site does appeal to a certain “type” of person.

Our readers are insightful, creative, and determined individuals who consistently bring innovative solutions to problems. They understand the vast difference between data and actionable information. They delve beyond mere appearances to the real facts and issues. They quickly recognize emerging patterns in a situation’s dynamics, and then devise the right strategy to succeed. These are the people others seek for vision, leadership, collaboration, and an informed, intelligent, perspective.

Each day, people from companies as diverse as 3M, ABN Amro, Aon, A.G. Edwards, Alcoa, Allstate, Amgen, Anheuser-Busch, Apple, Astrazeneca, Bain & Company, Bank of New York, Bank One, Barclay’s, BASF, BBC, Bear Stearns, Bloomberg, Boeing, BP, Bristol Myers Squibb, Capital One Financial, Caterpillar, CBS, Charles Schwab, Chase Manhattan Bank, ChevronTexaco, Chrysler, Chubb, CIBC, Cigna, Citicorp, Costco, CS First Boston,Dean Witter, Deloitte & Touche, Delta, Deutsche Bank, Disney, Dow Jones & Company, Dun & Bradstreet, Dupont, Eastman Chemical, EDS, Edward Jones, Enterprise, Fannie Mae, Fidelity, First Union, Ford, General Electric, General Motors, Genuity, Gillette, GlaxoWellcome, GMAC, Goldman Sachs, Halliburton, Hewlett Packard, Hitachi Data Systems, Honda, IBM, Intel, Intergraph, ITT Hartford, John Deere, John Hancock, JP Morgan, KLA-Tencor, Kodak, KPMG, Lexis-Nexis, Lexmark, Lilly, Lockheed-Martin, Lucent, McGraw-Hill, Manulife, Merck, Met Life, Microsoft, Moody’s, Morgan Stanley, Motorola, NEC, New York Stock Exchange, Nokia, Nortel, Oppenheimer, Oracle, OwensCorning, Paine Webber, Palm, PeopleSoft, Pfizer, Phillips, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prudential, Raytheon, RBC Financial, Readers Digest, Red Hat, Reuters, Rolls Royce, Saloman Smith Barney, Sandia National Laboratories, Simon & Shuster, Siemens, Sony, SNC Lavalin, Staples, State Farm, Sun, Texas Instruments, The Hartford, Tiffany & Co., Time Warner, Thomson, Toyota, Towers Perrin, Turner Broadcasting, UBS Financial Services, United Airlines, UNICEF, US Army, US Marine Corp, Vanguard, Verity, Wachovia, Wal-Mart, Wells Fargo, The World Bank. The Wrigley Company, Xerox, as well as thousands of other organizations, universities, and colleges, use the Wall Street ExecutiveLibrary.com to stay on top of the business internet.

Our readers come from many different countries, including: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Yugoslavia. According to internet monitor Alexa, the traffic we now receive puts us squarely in the top 1% of all web sites in the world.

We must be doing something right! Here’s what people are saying about us:

Harvard Business School Working Knowledge

Many sites collect Web links of interest to executives, but we like Wall Street Executive Library for its clarity of design and depth of resources—literally more than a thousand links just a few clicks away.

The site points to various resources that any executive would find helpful. Broad categories of information here include weather, flight times, date and time, and tools such as dictionaries, calculators, and maps.

You will also find links to financial, company, and industry research; most major newspaper and other media outlets; marketing advice; leisure time activities; and many other topics.

With a design that makes browsing easy, the site is a great place to start your online research.

JournalismNet – Top Ten Pick’s

#8 Wall Street Executive Library A convenient, easy-to-read page that gives you the top of the news sources from around the world — plus ways to search for more headlines and stories. The site also offers excellent research strategy tips with good sites to start your search on US and Canadian government and business web pages.


The Federation of International Trade Associations


Ratings are big on the Web. There are lots of sites that say they’re the Best, the Biggest, the Most Useful, etc. I’m not sure what the criteria are for these ratings, but some of the sites really are what they claim to be. Take the Wall Street Executive Library’s Best Business Sites page at www.executivelibrary.com. This page has links to 1450 useful sites where you can read news, research companies, get answers to legal questions, hunt for jobs, look up medical information, download software, and find lots more good stuff that will help you run your business better. It’s worth a visit.


Tara Calishain

The Wall Street Executive Library

Looking for business and news reference? Check out the Wall Street Executive Library at http://www.executivelibrary.com/.

This is more a fingertip-reference type site; instead of an annotated link list this site is a link list gathered into topics that include News Center, Magazines and Journals, and Office Reference & Toolkit.

There must be several hundred links on the front page alone, but the site doesn’t stop at the front page. Check out the headers for a “more..” link. These links will take you to more extensive link pages elsewhere in the site (The entire site has over 1000 links.) Check the tutorial link for more information on how to use the site. I found a few cool new links here; worth an explore.


Suzanne Thornberry

An executive library

In contrast to the spare look of the BPubs home page, you’ll see hundreds of links to newspapers, magazines, and other information resources as you scroll down the home page of Wall Street ExecutiveLibrary.com. It’s a bit text-heavy, but the site is full of useful information. In addition to the extensive home page, which focuses on news and reference information, you can click links at the top for specialized directories, as shown in Figure A. The Research link takes you to the Government, Financial Market Research, and Statistics & the Economy links, as well as Business & Law and Marketing & Advertising information. The more ad-heavy Library page includes feature articles on business, but it is not generally as useful as the other pages.

The Wall Street ExecutiveLibrary.com Web site provides links to specialized directories.

The main attraction is the home page, which organizes sites by the types of information they offer. The News Center includes links to newspapers, wire feeds, financial news services, and television and radio sites, as well as Internet-only sources. In the Magazines, Journals, Etc. section, you’ll find links to news magazines, business publications, and technology sources. The Web Search & Computer section helps you find dozens of specialized search engines, tech support, and popular downloads. An interesting subsection lists engines that search the “Invisible Web”—databases generally hidden from public view.

Finally, the Office Reference & Toolkit section, shown in Figure B, hooks you up with business tools, encyclopedias, dictionaries, statistics, libraries, maps, and government information.

The Office Reference & Toolkit section lists links to business tools and statistics. In almost every category on the home page, you can click the more link to see a more exhaustive treatment of the topic. In all, ExecutiveLibrary claims to have links to more than 1,500 informational sites.

Although browsing the site is fairly easy, searching is not. The Search This Site link just performs a Google search on the site’s listing of links. Searching “Mac,” for example, just tells you that the site contains links to Mac Addict, Mac Central, Mac Week, and Mac World. Your other options are to perform a Google search of the entire Web or to browse Google’s Web directory—nothing unique.

Detroit Free Press

By Jeff Bennett

Business list of lists – Wall Street ExecutiveLibrary www.executivelibrary.com

Developers say they created ExecutiveLibrary because “it would be a great idea if someone created a single Web site . . . that listed only the most relevant and useful business sites.”

The library is a massive directory for the Net-savvy. It includes some of the best lists of links the Internet has to offer in more than 25 categories, including magazines, financial markets, travel and sports. A click on “More Governments” gives you a listing of all the local and city governmental Web sites for a state.



Executive Search

By Deirdre Lanning

The Wall Street Executive Library online is a great place to find useful business sites.

Before trying to sift through the millions of websites that profess to provide useful business information, check out the Wall Street Executive Library, which provides current links to the Web’s most relevant and useful business reference sites.

The site is divided into categories that include newspapers, government, statistics and the economy, and marketing and advertising. Users can link to more than 850 other websites that provide business news, facts, and information. In the magazine section, for example, users can find links to more than 30 business magazine homepages, everything from our own eCompany Now to the Worth website. Rounding out the list of links are more personal categories such as travel or health and medicine.

Some of our favorite links: Bureau of Labor Statistics, FedStats, and the London Times. Of course, the best place to search the Web for e-business information is the eCompany Guide, which you can access from the left side of our homepage.

Competia Magazine

Wall Street Executive Library

Wall Street Executive Library is one of the few places on the Web where you can find the necessary links to online newspapers and magazines, search engines, and other tools to find information for your respective industry. This site is a time saver for an individual who is a heavy user of the Web to undertake Competitive Intelligence gathering on a regular basis.

American Demographics

The editors at the Wall Street Executive Library have done all the work of putting together the perfect home page for you. Created for a “smart, net-savvy group” this page lists only “the most relevant and useful business reference sites…whose links are always up to date.” You’ll never have to type a URL again. Navigating the site is easy since it’s divided into three main pages: News, Search, Reference; Research; and Personal. With the click of a mouse you can be at the U.S. Census Bureau’s home page, reading American Demographics online, getting legal advice, making travel plans, and more. You can even click on the BMW link to check out the available options on their new 3-series. When the boss isn’t looking, of course.