Monthly Archives: January 2007

In Praise of Wal-Mart — Can you believe it?

I think that for those of us who have worked fro "Mom and Pop" organizations we may recognize so truth in this article.   http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/SavingandDebt/Advice/InPraiseOfWalMart.aspx?page=2  

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Talking about Ford posts its deepest loss ever – Earnings

 Still waiting.  How long can Detroit afford to wait? Quote Ford posts its deepest loss ever – Earnings – MSNBC.com

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Outsourcing — More ways to toss out your money

One of the little mentioned sidebars to the story of the container ship that sunk off the coast of England was that every year 10,000+ containers are wahed overboard.  Talk about throwing money overboard.  Outsourcing the costs to your bottom … Continue reading

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Talking about Clinton: ‘- Politics – MSNBC

 What, no "Listening Tour"? Quote Clinton: ‘I’m in and I’m in to win’ – Politics – MSNBC.com

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Top 10 Cliches 2006 — Poor Moving Forward

The Wall Street Journal on January 17, 2007 listed he top 10 cliches of 2006 as compiled by Factiva based on press citations.  Here we go in order of best to worst (most to least): At the end of the … Continue reading

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Hollywood and the Golden Globe Awards

Could it be that "they" are getting it wrong.  The reason why Jack Nicholson and Clint Eastwood get so much attention is not that they are pretty boys, but rather are interesting and good at what they do.   http://entertainment.msn.com/tv/globes2007/best-worst/?GT1=8966& … Continue reading

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TV — Don’t be so fast to jump off the bandwagon

Network TV ratings are  up 7% in Fall 2006 with almost all of the gains against cable.  Is the Internet entertainment fad the next to fall from favor?  TV is still the underrated medium.  TV is still the most economical … Continue reading

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The Wall Street Journal Drinks the “New Coke”

In an "extreme makeover", the Wall Street Journal decided to save money for four pages of newsprint and stop publicshing all the stock and mutual fund quotes.  They replaced them with a few tables that interest them.  The financial pages … Continue reading

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Rosie v. The Donald

This is too good to e true.  Rosie and Donald, please keep it up.  We can’t go back to Brittany and Paris.

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Outsourcing — Maybe the world isn’t flat

The disadvantages of outsourcing contiue to mount.  It is slow to market, transportation costs can eat you alive, it is needlessly complex etc.  Now add more costs that can escalate.  Office space in Mumbai, Hong Kong and even Aberdeen, Scotland … Continue reading

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