Category Archives: Business & Finance

Apple replacing AT&T in the Dow 30

The Dow Jones Industrial Average in name captures our grandparents’ generation, where the industrial footing of our nation was a base of our strength. For them and our parents, AT&T was a hallmark of corporate strength. A pension from AT&T … Continue reading

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Before we called it viral

This is an interesting article on how proven marketing techniques have stood the tests of time and new media. Article

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Listening first

This is a great article that on one level is about listening to customers rather than talking at them. But the advice is equally applicable in other areas of life as well…a worthwhile read: Listening

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Looking East

This is a telling milepost of our evolving world economy. There are now more millionaires ($USD) in Asia than North America. It seems likely this trend will continue. Perhaps more relevant to the 99% of Americans who aren’t millionaires is … Continue reading

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Facebook’s five core values

Some interesting perspectives from Mark Zuckerberg in his letter accompanying Facebook’s S-1 filing to go public. In it he explains Facebook’s five core internal values: 1. We expect everyone at Facebook to be good at finding the biggest problems to … Continue reading

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The world ends yesterday

At the risk of proving to be akin to the recent and ultimately wrong predictors of the world ending, I’m willing to entertain you with my thoughts on the price of gold. While already down from its high earlier this … Continue reading

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…second prize is a set of steak knives…

Good article debunking some traditional stereotypes of what it takes to be successful in sales. Gregarious and arrogant? Turns out, no. Leadership rather than back-slapping, yes. Curiosity, yes, and even some humility. I guess it turns out the kind of … Continue reading

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