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All Bubbles Burst

by SMD · 1 Comment 

& All Booms Bust! I was reading the Rich Dad insider article about the Real Estate bubble and he mentions the book, The Dollar Crisis by Richard Duncan: If you want to better understand why the real estate bubble bust and the crash of the dollar will probably lead to a prolonged recession, you may [...]

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Mark Cuban – 7 Years Ago Today

by SMD · 1 Comment 

Mark Cuban has a wonderful entry on his BlogMaverick site today in which he describes the day of his company’s [Broadcast.com] IPO. He recalls having bets on where the price would open [the offering price was $18]. He had guessed 34-36: Finally, I think it was around 12:30 give or take an hour, the stock [...]

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Carnival of Personal Finance – #5

This weeks Carnival of Personal Finance being hosted by IWillTeachYouToBeRich.com and you can see the entire collection of personal finance articles here. As usual there is a diverse collection of valuable information. A couple highlights: Phil Town is totally right about our unhealthy obsession with being (overly) financially conservative in Safety Net Nation. Nice job. [...]

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“Coined the Term ‘Weblog’ – Never Made a Dime”

When you live almost at the North Pole like I do, your copy of Wired magazine arrives a later than the rest of the planet. So, my apologies for this story being a bit dated, but I liked it enough to present it anyways. The July edition of Wired has a story about Jorn Barger. [...]

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BlogChina aims for Nasdaq

I caught this story on TimYang.com about the BlogChina network and decided to dig a little deeper. I had no idea that there was anything so well developed and on the scale of BlogChina. BlogChina, established in June last year, has gone from just one employee to 210 staff. “We are adding 50 employees a month at [...]

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Purina Introduces Podcasts for Pet Owners

by SMD · 1 Comment 

This is the first example which I am aware of, of a major corporation using Podcasting technology. Purina.com is offering it’s radio programs as podcasts: Purina’s Animal Advice radio programs are now available as podcasts. Listen in as veterinarians and pet lovers like you discuss topics such as animal training, pet surgery, behavioral theories and pet [...]

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Wondering About a Market Crash

Let’s imagine it’s Monday, October 28th, and the year is 1929. You’re sitting, eating your breakfast and pretending to be interested in what your spouse is saying. All is normal. If it really was 1929, the next day [black Tuesday] the stock market, and the economy in general, would take a tumble that would last [...]

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PGA.com – Potato Growers of Alberta

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Getting Things Done – Productivity Method

I have a joke about myself that I use quite a bit. It goes something like this, “My favorite way to remove items from my to-do list, is to let them decay off the bottom.” So you can imagine that I was interested when I saw this Wired story about how to get more done [...]

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 Implementing GTD alleviates the feeling of overwhelm, instills confidence, and releases a flood of creative energy. It provides structure without constraint, managing details with maximum flexibility. The system rigorously adheres to the core principles of productivity, while allowing tremendous freedom in the “how.” The only “right” way to do GTD is getting meaningful things done with truly the least amount of invested attention and energy.

From David Allen‘s website. I also found this very useful diagram of the process for managing incoming tasks [workflow management]. This seems to be at the core of the Getting Things Done [GTD] philosophy. In general I have been starved for a systematic way to improve the processing, organization and prioritizing of incoming tasks and information. I’ll be implementing some form of this system immediately.

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5 Insidious Lies about Selling On the Web

image credit As a subscriber to Perry Marshall’s mailing list, I received an offer a couple weeks ago to fill out a one-page survey an get an mp3 called 5 Insidious Lies about Selling On the Web. I was very impressed with the ideas that were presented. Being exposed to alternate points of view can be [...]

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