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Sunday, July 16, 2006


Carnival of the Capitalists

It must be Monday again, and that means a new installment of the Carnival of the Capitalists. I'm sorry if this reads a lot like a cut and paste job, but I've been down with a touch of Bronchitis since Friday. What isn't important is how well I summarized these posts but that they exist for your reading pleasure and edification. Go on and take a look. Since I'm posting this Sunday afternoon, I'll check throughout the evening for any stragglers and add them tonight. Have a great week.

Jon Anderson at An Ordinary Guy’s Path to Success… Again. presents A Slice of Time and the One Million Visitor Goal merge…

Starling David Hunter presents Extraordinary Extradition II: Where's the Beef? posted at The Business of America is Business.

Jane Dough at Boston Gal's Open Wallet presents Wealth Score

Chris Welch presents A Buck, A Yen, A Mark or A Pound posted at InvestorGeeks.

The Sports Biz Blog reports the members of the Big XII conference are exploring the idea of cooperation in research commercialization through a venture capital conference for conference members held in connection with the conference's football championship game. This is a new area for an athletic conference and is an area of great promise for universities across the country. Read it here.

Econbrowser asks Can the economy shrug off $80 oil?.

Mike Pechar, the Interested-Participant gives us a story that merits emphasis is the opening of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline which connects the oil fields of the Caspian Sea to a terminal on the Mediterranean. Most noteworthy is that the 1,100-mile pipeline strategically bypasses Russia and the Middle Eastern nations of Iran, Iraq and Syria.

David Lorenzo presents Career Intensity Blog - David V. Lorenzo posted at The Career Intensity Blog.

Wayne Hurlbert gives some good advice on how to blog through a disaster. Found here

Andrew Trinh at Trizoko Biz Journal presents 3 Sweet Tips to Boost Team Productivity

Nick Tritt at Power Selling on eBay presents Keep Listings Simple

Jack Yoest presents The Modern Working Woman in Business, at Home posted at Jack Yoest.

Big Picture Guy at Big Picture, Small Office presents Hire Education

Boring Made Dull presents The Big Dig posted at The Boring Made Dull.

Jim presents Why Should A Business Have A Website? posted at Bizinformer.

Leon Gettler at Sox First presents Bob Geldof on poverty, corporate social responsibility and world trade

Adam at Sophistpundit presents The Citizen Economist

Tam Hanna presents On cheap staff posted at TamsPalm-the Palm OS Blog.

Leslie Carbone at LeslieCarbone presents One Red Paper Clip and the Power of the Market

Nina Smith at Queercents presents Buying Abroad

Jim Logan presents Sales Letters Sent To The Small Business CEO posted at Direct Response Works.

Paul at Paul's Tips presents How to work out if you're better off renting or buying a place to live

Dan Melson at Searchlight Crusade presents When The Appraisal Is Below The Purchase Price for Real Estate

Pawel Brodzinski at Software Project Management presents How to Make Presentation Memorable

Jeannie Bauer at Bouncing Back presents Surviving Office Politics (Part 1)

Bob Vineyard, CLU presents Today's Beef posted at InsureBlog.

Jim at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity presents First Monkeys, Now Computers Pick Stocks Better

Matt Inglot presents Thoughts on Entrepreneurship, Business, and Success » The Secrets of Creating and Growing an Online Business posted at Matt Inglot.

Christine Kane presents Have an Adventure Day posted at Christine Kane.

Barry Welford at The Other Bloke's Blog presents Outsourcing - Going With The Flow

David Maister presents Benchmarks posted at David Maister's Passion, People and Principles

Edge at The Edge's Webdev Blog presents How to make pocket money selling links on your blog or website

Wenchypoo at Frugal Wisdom from Wenchypoo's Warehouse presents This Thing Called "Inflation"

FMF at Free Money Finance presents Earn 20%, Guaranteed

Steve at The Sharpener presents British Business under American Rules

David A. Porter presents How much do i have to tell a mortgage broker about my stated income? posted at Pacesetter Mortgage Blog.

Steve Faber presents H-1B Visas - Good For America? posted at Debt Free

Peter Kua presents After Innovation: Sustaining It posted at Grow with Passion.

Pamela Slim presents Can you get VC money and mentors if you don't play hockey with Guy Kawasaki? posted at Escape from Cubicle Nation.

Peter Kua presents Stepford kids: Targeted advertisement gone extreme posted at Grow with Passion.

A Samuel at Property Blog presents The Home equity debate

David Foster, author of Photon Courier ctiicizes the Dean of the Columbia Business School's response to critiques of B-school education.

Pundits frequently tell us that it costs more to acquire a customer than to retain a customer. It is more important to accurately allocate acquisition and retention spend, in order to achieve maximum profitability. Read why here from Mine That Data.

In this exclusive interview brought to us by Leon Gettler, Bob Geldof talks about the Gates-Buffett mega-foundation, the lack of accountability of the G8 and Africa. He also warns that the world faces catastrophe if the Doha round of world trade negotiations collapses. Click this link to read more.

Carmine Coyote explores the prevalent approach to dealing with competitive pressures: one that is based more on brute force than clever or technologically-advanced ideas. By cutting staffing and creating long-hours cultures, many organizations are seeking to increase productivity in the simplest way possible.

Adrian Savage asks if loyalty to the boss and the company is always admirable, since too much loyalty can stifle dissent and leave no one willing to rock the boat by pointing out problems or faults—or even to use their creativity to bring forward new ideas.

"Are boys getting shafted in school?" Yvonne DiVita asks. Which gender is now getting the better education? Let's see... outlines how seeking to avoid certain outcomes can lead to those very outcomes.

Steve Conover used to think paying down the debt would be a good idea. After some research, he changed his mind. This article explains what happened when he tried it, and the probable reasons the results were the opposite of what conventional wisdom has led us to believe.

Sometimes, we're our own worst enemy says Bob Vineyard of Insureblog. Especially when it comes to paying for health care. Are we really making intelligent, cost-effective choices?

Nick Aster looks at a more free market approach to dealing with excessive lawns in desert areas.

Joshua Sharf writes that Morgan Stanley is proposing to remove Venezuela from its Emerging Market Index because the country's performance has been so dismal, and because the investment controls has made most of the country's stock's illiquid. Read about it here.

After hosting the Carnival of the Capitalists (always a pleasure, and always something I look forward to), it's high time I re-re-started the Carnival of Computing. I lost contact of many of those who hoped to host the Carnival of Computing, but if any of you wish to help me, I have more than 200 articles that need to be brought to a wider public.

Check back at Anyletter later this week for this semi-milestone. And if you wish to help, contact me at

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