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|Boston Gal's Open Wallet
|How to Save When Doing Your Holiday Shopping Online
|Links to two sites offering coupons and discount deals to encourage online shopping
|What to Watch for Thanksgiving Week 2005
|A preview of the week's financial news, including the release of leading economic indicators
|Gautam Ghosh on Management
|The Passing of an Era
|Summarizes another writer's ode to Drucker
|View From a Height
|1925 This Ain't
|A detailed response to concerns about the Fed and the M3 money supply
|Kicking Over My Traces
|MD5 Collision Source Code Released
|A widely-used encryption method is now obsolete, putting some online business at risk
|Et Tu Bloge
|Government Could Make A Whorehouse Boring
|Canada's government-run casinos aren't even fun to visit, and a lack of profit motive is to blame
|Japan Gets Pwn3d!
|Japan, Inc.? Not anymore. More than 100 firms on the Tokyo Stock Exchange are at least 30% foreign-owned
|Blueprint for Financial Prosperity
|Local Max Complacency
|A personal example of moving beyond being good at what you do and finding what you're actually good at
|TV a la Carte
|What would happen in a world where viewers could pick their cable TV channels
|Could U2 Leader Bono Brand the USA?
|How U2's lead singer is a master of social marketing
|Death of Seasonality?
|A new set of stock indices and related instruments seeks to take advantage of seasonal market-timing
|Small Business Information
|Business Visionary Peter Drucker Dies at 95
|Three favorite Drucker quotes on entrepreneurship
|An interview with an Aetna executive about their new policy of pricing transparency for medical care
|A company calls itself "Open Source Media" but has no intention of being open-source
|Never Work Alone
|An exhaustive list of suggestions on how to conduct brainstorming sessions
|Random Thoughts from a CTO
|Delivering on Your Promises
|A strategy for avoiding the perils of over-promising and under-delivering
|Academia Provides Template for Telework and BCP
|Conventional office work is too much like study hall. Apply the lessons of homework to working from home.
|Business and Technology Reinvention
|Why Microsoft isn't a "me-too" organization
|The Entrepreneurial Mind
|Here Comes the Entrepreneurial Generation!
|Americans born in the last quarter-century will save the economy through entrepreneurialism
|Jobs for the Undegreed
|A dynamic table illustrating the best prospects for workers who don't have college degrees
|VS Express Editions 2005
|How Microsoft builds incentives into its software-registration process
|The Other Bloke's Blog
|Go On. Be A Tiger...Or Should You Just Stop Being Sick?
|Accenture's "Be a Tiger" marketing campaign may miss the point when so many firms are fundamentally flawed
|Blog Business World
|Auction Sales: Business Equipment at Low Cost
|Advice on how to use auction sales wisely in order to get bargains on business equipment
|The Prudent Investor
|M3 - Deafening Silence in the MSM and the Federal Reserve
|Is the Fed's plan to discontinue publication of the M3 money supply a conspiracy?
|The Kyoto Protocol FAQ (Poole Remix)
|A comprehensive overview of the economic and political challenges of the Kyoto Protocol
|The First Lesson in How to Look Like a Leader
|Projecting an image of leadership requires moving as little as possible
|Why Did Peter Drucker Teach Management?
|Drucker drew spiritual fulfillment from the teaching of management
|Like the First Robin of Spring
|Gas prices back to $2.00 a gallon? Surely Congress does not approve.
|Big Picture, Small Office
|Knock, Knock, Who's There?
|A personal vignette about saying "Yes" to an opportunity before all of the facts are in
|The Business of America Is Business
|BlogAds Analysis - Executive Summary
|80% of weblog ad revenue is determined by three factors: page views, the number of ads, and political orientation
|Hunting the Five-Pound Butterfly
|How the Internet and litigation have made the hiring process too checklist-centric
|Pacesetter Mortgage Blog
|The Truth about Online Mortgage Rates
|Most mortgages come from the same pot of funds; the difference in rates is due to the customer
|What is Zero Point Energy?
|A company claims it can extract cheap, zero-pollution fuel from superconducting polymers
|Miracles and Shoddy Thinking in Business
|Avoiding the "then a miracle occurs" fallacy
|Names matter, and the Internet enforces the need for originality
|Why You Should Ignore APR
|Why the APR quoted on most mortgage loans misleads the borrower
|The Economics of Being Poor
|The scale of poverty is relative -- and the wealthy of the world need to get working on ending poverty
|How Tennessee's Medicaid program became the state's biggest source of black-market prescription drugs
|The Big Picture
|Impossible Returns? Hardly.
|How a hedge fund is wagering billions that the random-walk theory is dead wrong
|Are You A Workaholic?
|Twelve signs of workaholism
|The Coyote Within
|The Natural Currents of Information
|How information flows upwards, downwards, and sideways in an organization
|Testimonials - A Marketing And Sales Tool Available To Every Business
|Testimonials are outstanding tools that are too often overlooked
|Roth and Company Tax Updates
|Feds Sue "Down Payment Assistance" Outfit
|Don't let the IRS catch you taking deductions on "down-payment charities" when selling a home
|The Internet Stock Blog
|Audible's AudibleWordcast: An Advance for Monetized Podcasts?
|Did podcasting take the poison pill when it started in a non-auditable format?
|McDonald's in Russia
|15 years after McDonald's invaded Moscow, the Golden Arches still rule fast food in Russia
|The Common Room
|An Impromptu Essay
|Four reasons free markets trump government intervention
|Jane Gets Educated
|How to get on board the word-of-mouth trend and employ women to lead the way
|A four-part take-home exam question about the economics of oil prices under the Bush Administration
|The Japan Stock Blog
|Advantage Apple: iPod Now Controls 60% of Market in Japan
|How Apple is driving well ahead of Sony in Japan's portable-music market
|Elliott Wilson on Bloggers, XXL Raps, Elliott Wilson and XXL
|An interview with the editor of XXL Magazine
|Worker Bees Blog
|News from My Old Life: Cisco Buys SA
|Cisco's buyout of a competitor leaves just two full-portfolio vendors of cable-data products in the market
|Peter Drucker Waits in Line
|Does St. Peter read "Managing for Results", or does he just pay Drucker lip service?
|Pajamas Media: The Law and Economics Quiz
|What's the best way to manage weblog advertising?
|The time is right for online advertising (NOTE: Some advertising on Ego may be Not Safe For Work)
|Greedy on the Way Up, Greedy on the Way Down
|Gas prices are falling in part because the oil companies are greedy
|Law and Regulation
|Marketing and Sales
|Health Care and Social Services
|Economics and Finance
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