Category Archives: Business

Chuck Schumer

Could he be any more clueless?

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Debt Benefits

Here’s a new and different idea: Companies offering debt-related benefits, as opposed to the more traditional emphasis placed on retirement and other things. Because yes, it is distracting (remarkable that link is from 2002, when the good times still rolled … Continue reading

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Avoid Discounting

Advice for marketing in touch times.

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Tips to Become a Failure at Work

These sound about right.

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Spokesmodel Bill Gates

Too funny, Bill Gates in a Tandy ad.

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Oldie but Goodie from my Old Bookmarks

12 Breeds of Client and How to Work with Them.

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Speaking of Pricing & Value of Time

Interesting Erica Douglass post on being worth more than you think, setting a baseline and sticking to it. I’ve been having related thoughts lately, exactly the opposite of where I had been and could be taking my attitude in this … Continue reading

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Thumb Rules Worth Knowing

Good post on rules of thumb, some of which are familiar to me. I didn’t know the interruptions thing had a number attached, but I knew it was bad. I can seldom do much of substance without being free of … Continue reading

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Nagging Question

What does one charge as an appropriate rate to migrate a blog, from MT to WordPress or otherwise, for a blogger?

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FASB’s Fault?

It’s an interesting theory I could be inclined to believe. More troublesome is my impression when I learned in college about FASB and how it all works was that it’s an arm of the SEC in all but name, sometimes … Continue reading

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Not Surprising to See Issues

Credit Card Ghosts, including somr interesting links to factoids and statistics about credi cards.

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Imposter Syndrome

I’ve always had trouble battling imposter syndrome, which ties into my trouble charging a lot and accepting too little income, as I discussed with the recruiter yesterday. Not that it helps for what’s a good income to change so dramatically … Continue reading

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Recruiter

Just talked with a recruiter who apparently found me on Monster.com, and had a very favorable impression of him. I’m not a fit with the specific opening he had in mind, which would have required Foxpro background, but I’m going … Continue reading

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Hoarding

Apart from cost and fussiness, depending on model, I actually like the compact florescents, and what they did to the electric bill. At least, until the electric usage we were getting billed for nearly doubled for no apparent reason. One … Continue reading

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Selling Those High Fees

On an amusingly related not to my consulting fees post the other day, here’s a post on how to sell overpriced services. The dressing part feels tongue in cheek, even though it’s tried and true advice I first saw decades … Continue reading

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Barney Frank

Sounding sensible? Apparently it can happen.

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Consulting Fees

This is good post on determining consulting fees, even if it does date back to January. I famously have trouble with pricing, which may be tied up somewhat with self-esteem and excessive desire to please others on my part, and … Continue reading

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Reunion

Who’s who and reunion for the famous picture of Microsoft’s early employees.

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Gates and Usability

Via Dan, this is an amusing, lengthy article in which Bill Gates e-mails complaints about Microsoft end user experience to his own staff, which apparently was something he did regularly. I have to agree in general with Dan about Vista.

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Text Messages Private

Apparently text messages are private from employers, per the court.

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Undoing a Wrong

Richard Grasso is holding up well in court so far.

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Retirement

This is exactly my view of it.

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One of Rob May’s Best Posts Ever

My Business Magazines Lied to Me

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Trade Show Lessons

This is a great post by a local guy on participating in trade shows. While the perspective is that of a civil engineering business, there are pointers here for any business that might want to use them as a marketing … Continue reading

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Tin Whiskers

Weekend Pundit has regularly discussed tin whiskers, though due to the Blogmosis failure those posts are not available. I previously mention the problem in this post. So I was interested to see a “fact or fiction?” post and discussion of … Continue reading

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Blogs and Social Networking

A contrarian view, which is worh considering, if not 100% right.

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Speaking of Blogging

And how it is and is not newfangled, one thing is should not be is overly supervised, edited, stilted, and smothered.

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Clients… Can’t Live With or Without Them

How you can work with 12 different types of clients.

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Insuring the End of the World

I think I linked this elsewhere previously, but it’s still in my “to be linked” bookmarks and is interesting. Apparently there’s end of the world insurance that factors into investing, defaults, and expectations.

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Tragic Twitter?

Is Twitter really for the tragically connected? Is it a time waster or great tool? Time may tell. The contrarian view reminds me of what I always say about blogs, that blogs aren’t anything crazy special or new. They are … Continue reading

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