Monday, August 29, 2011

Fastest Growing Small Companies

Fastest growing private companies from Inc.

If you need ideas about what is growing and happening in the economy today.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Implications Of A Post Middle-Class America

Can the middle class be saved?

Well, author Don Peck has done it again in The Atlantic. The America of the future will look very different as our middle class loses ground economically and culturally.

This article discusses the likely types of jobs that will dominate post-crash America

Read this article to understand what jobs might work for you and how to get and keep a good job in today's economy.

Hint: Education helps.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Neuro-Linguistic Programming

This might be interesting: books on neuro-linguistic programming. Bascially it amounts to programming yourself through positive thinking and goal articulation. There is also some application towards your relations with people. Speech and thoughts are very powerful!

Recommended for job-seekers or people wanting to make life/career changes.

Mall Maps on Bing

Attention retail science people, marketers and others.

You can get maps on Bing that show the insides of malls in America: current tenants, layouts, etc...

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Book Review: The Hellhound of Wall Street

Book review: The Hellhound of Wall Street : How Ferdinand Pecora's Investigation of the Great Crash Forever Changed American Finance

The Stock Market crash of 1929 woke investors up to the necessity of getting reliable info about the stocks they were buying. Companies often hid debt, investment banks flipped bad or mispriced securities to the public and otherwise leveraged information to their advantage.

Ferdinand Pecora was an unlikely government inquisitor - one of the few Italian-American lawyers at the time in New York. The book focuses on the testimony of investment bankers, financiers and other witnesses as Pecora exposes the inner workings of Wall Street. It's very easy to cheat people when you possess more information than they.

Bottom line: if you invest money, this is the book that shows how opaque risk is offloaded from Wall Street to you.

P.S. Know what the word opaque means before you start investing your own money.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Small Business Statistics

Some tough stats about small business from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

These stats show that basically there are fewer and fewer small businesses and that their share of national income is smaller than you think.

The bright side: you get to learn business in a tough environment, giving you mad business skills.