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Indy Mac Bank Fails!

Federal regulators took over Indy Mac today. Check out the story! Less banks and less money in the capital markets means more money necessary for investors from private sources! View post:Indy Mac Bank Fails! Share and...

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Rob Walker – Buying In: The Secret Dialogue Between What We Buy and Who We Are

From The Oprah & Friends Radio Show with Jean Chatzky, 16 June 2008 Buying In: The Secret Dialogue Between What We Buy and Who We Are by Rob Walker Brands are dead. Advertising no longer works. Weaned on TiVo, the Internet, and other emerging technologies, the short-attention-span generation has become immune to marketing. Consumers are “in control.” Or so we’re told. In Buying In, New York Times Magazine “Consumed” columnist Rob Walker argues that this accepted wisdom misses a much more important and lasting cultural shift. As technology has created avenues for advertising anywhere and everywhere, people are embracing brands more than ever before–creating brands of their own and participating in marketing campaigns for their favorite brands in unprecedented ways. Increasingly, motivated consumers are pitching in to spread the gospel virally, whether by creating Internet video ads for Converse All Stars or becoming word-of-mouth “agents” touting products to friends and family on behalf of huge corporations. In the process, they–we–have begun to funnel cultural, political, and community activities through connections with brands. Walker explores this changing cultural landscape–including a practice he calls “murketing,” blending the terms murky and marketing–by introducing us to the creative marketers, entrepreneurs, artists, and community organizers who have found a way to thrive within it. Using profiles of brands old and new, including Timberland, American Apparel, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Red Bull, iPod, and Livestrong, Walker demonstrates the ways in which buyers adopt products, not just as consumer choices, but as conscious expressions of their identities. Customer Rating: Read Reviews Tags: Rob, Walker, Buying, In:, The, Secret, Dialogue, Between, What, We, Buy, and, Who, We, Are, Social Bookmarking More: Rob Walker – Buying In: The Secret Dialogue Between What We Buy and Who We Are Share and...

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Richard Roeper – Debunked!: Conspiracy Theories, Urban Legends, and Evil Plots of the 21st Century

From The Oprah & Friends Radio Show with Jean Chatzky, 30 May 2008 Debunked!: Conspiracy Theories, Urban Legends, and Evil Plots of the 21st Century by Richard Roeper As he did in Urban Legends and Hollywood Urban Legends, and as he has done in dozens of columns for the Chicago Sun-Times over the last decade and a half, Richard Roeper lays out the basics of the conspiracy theory, quotes some of the true believers—and then tears the theory apart with his bare hands. 9/11 was an inside job. Lady Di and JFK Jr. were murdered. Heathens are winning the war on Christmas. American Idol is rigged. Barack Obama is a radical Muslim. The Secret will make you thin. The Virgin Mary is in the grilled cheese. That’s what it’s like to live inside the mind of the 21st-century conspiracy theorist, who believes that all you have to do is look at the signs and you’ll see what’s really going on. This book will appeal to the vast majority of readers who possess the common sense gene, as well as the vocal minority who believe they’re living in a world in which secret tribunals pull the strings and influence the outcome of everything from terrorist attacks to professional sporting events. Customer Rating: Read Reviews Tags: Richard, Roeper, , Debunked!:, Conspiracy, Theories,, Urban, Legends,, and, Evil, Plots, of, the, 21st, Century Social Bookmarking See original here: Richard Roeper – Debunked!: Conspiracy Theories, Urban Legends, and Evil Plots of the 21st Century Share and...

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Doug Roberts – Follow the Fed to Investment Success: The Effortless Strategy for Beating Wall Street

From The Oprah & Friends Radio Show with Jean Chatzky, 17 June 2008 Follow the Fed to Investment Success: The Effortless Strategy for Beating Wall Street by Douglas S. Roberts In Follow the Fed to Investment Success, Doug Roberts explains the method behind his “Follow the Fed” strategy. Much as was the case with The Little Book That Beats the Market the system is simple, but the importance of understanding and accepting the methodology behind the system is critical. Thus, Roberts will lay out in detail why the system works. Once readers understand the system, Roberts outlines exactly how to implement it successfully. He teaches readers how to do the basic analysis on their own if they choose and how to use his web site – which automates the system. Customer Rating: Read Reviews Tags: Doug, Roberts, , Follow, the, Fed, to, Investment, Success:, The, Effortless, Strategy, for, Beating, Wall, Street, Social Bookmarking Originally posted here: Doug Roberts – Follow the Fed to Investment Success: The Effortless Strategy for Beating Wall Street Share and...

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Start up funding | How to attract investors

Jim Butz has recently provided more information on how entrepreneurs can approach investors, angels and VC’s alike.  Check out his new web site.  Start up coast. Share This Blog more…. BlogPulse Technorati Cosmos Sphere It More: Start up funding | How to attract investors Share and...

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Mark Jeffries – What’s up with your handshake?: Using the Secrets of Strategic Communication and Soft Skills to Win

From The Oprah & Friends Radio Show with Jean Chatzky, 17 June 2008 Follow the Fed to Investment Success: The Effortless Strategy for Beating Wall Street by Mark Jeffries Welcome to a toolbox of communication ideas designed to give you an advantage over everyone else in the business and social world. Unlock the secrets to: Controlling perceptions, Influencing decisions, Leading meetings, Manipulating opinion, Winning sales and Shining as a communicator. From the secrets of networking and conveying the right message to presenting the best image and gaining the boardroom advantage, this book examines in an entertaining and informal style how to fine-tune all aspects of your strategic ommunication and soft-skills. Whether negotiating a deal, selling a concept, asking for a payrise, motivating your team, being interviewed for a new job or simply conveying an idea – this book will make all the difference to your life and success. Customer Rating: Read Reviews Tags: Mark, Jeffries, What’s, up, with, your, handshake, Using, the, Secrets, of, Strategic, Communication, and, Soft, Skills, to, Win Social Bookmarking See original here: Mark Jeffries – What’s up with your handshake?: Using the Secrets of Strategic Communication and Soft Skills to Win Share and...

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Joe Nocera – Good Guys and Bad Guys: Behind the Scenes with the Saints and Scoundrels of American Business (and Everything in Between)

From The Oprah & Friends Radio Show with Jean Chatzky, 19 June 2008 Good Guys and Bad Guys: Behind the Scenes with the Saints and Scoundrels of American Business (and Everything in Between) by Joe Nocera A fascinating collection of profiles by one of America’s leading business journalists For three decades, in major publications such as Texas Monthly, Esquire, Fortune, and now The New York Times, Joe Nocera has reported on the people who dominate the business world, for better or worse. Everyone from Warren Buffett to T. Boone Pickens to George Steinbrenner to Ken Lay has fallen under his microscope. Now, in this collection of his best work, he explores how we define good guys and bad guys in business and concludes that things are often not what they seem. It turns out that there are surprisingly good qualities in classic villains like junk bond king Michael Milken and notorious stock analyst Henry Blodget. And some business celebrities who are widely admired, such as Steve Jobs, are not quite the good guys they appear to be on the surface. Good Guys and Bad Guys also offers a fresh perspective on some of today’s biggest controversies, such as global warming, Apple’s iPhone, CEO compensation, the tobacco industry, short sellers, and much more. Customer Rating: Read Reviews Tags: Joe, Nocera, Good, Guys, and, Bad, Guys:, Behind, the, Scenes, with, the, Saints, and, Scoundrels, of, American, Business, (and, Everything, in, Between) Social Bookmarking Read the original here: Joe Nocera – Good Guys and Bad Guys: Behind the Scenes with the Saints and Scoundrels of American Business (and Everything in Between) Share and...

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Number of mortgage brokers may be dropping by 80%!

Wow. The mortgage business has been hard for many mortgage professionals as the real estate market has cools from a flippers dream or from the idea that just owning a home makes you rich. I’ve seen many many mortgage originators and brokers go into other lines of work and honestly who could blame them? With Massachusetts adding the requirement of licensing, the number is now being seen as falling as much as 80% from the height of the real estate boom when mortgage brokers made easy money and lots of people entered the field. This comes from the Massachusetts Mortgage Bankers Association. Read the article from the Boston Business Journal! Thanks go to Danielle Rocheford for forwarding the article to me. There is likely a silver lining in this for the mortgage brokers that stick. They will have far less competition and the ones that stay should have a lot more business I’d guess. See the original post here: Number of mortgage brokers may be dropping by 80%! Share and...

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REOs Open! a big success!

The first REOs Open! for Worcester Real Estate Investors and the Northern Worcester County Real Estate Investors was a success! With 8 people in attendance, including Jeff Landry and Tina Miller of J.A. Landry Carpentry. Jeff is not only carpenter but he’s also a general contractor. Jeff and Tina helped with ballpark repair prices on each property that helped with analysis. Jeff and Tina are both board members of the Northern Worcester County Landlord Association. We visited 4 properties, 3 in Leominster and 1 in Fitchburg. 2 properties were SFH and 2 were multi-families. There was a lot of interest in the 3-family REO in Fitchburg. It’s not currently listed and needed some repairs and some asbestos remediation in the basement. The Duplex in Leominster was the worst house in a great neighborhood. The lot value alone is more than the current price! We analyzed the Fitchburg property to determine what the likely repair costs would be, carrying costs, etc., what the maximum amount that could profitably offered if performing the full repairs and remediation as well as will a more modest rehab. In other word, what needed to be done to know how the property would perform. We also discussed the types of financing that would be available and the cash down requirements for those loan products. So a lot of information was discussed and shared! The next REOs Open in Gardner is tentatively scheduled for June 22nd. Check your mailboxes! We look forward to another successful outing. More here: REOs Open! a big success! Share and...

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Robert Shemin – How Come That Idiot’s Rich and I’m Not?

From The Oprah & Friends Radio Show with Jean Chatzky, 23 May 2008 How Come That Idiot’s Rich and I’m Not? by Robert Shemin In How Come That Idiot’s Rich and I’m Not? bestselling author Robert Shemin reveals for the first time the inner-circle secrets of the mega-wealthy. Have you ever wondered why some people attract wealth while others stay financially trapped and in debt? The key is wealth-friendly, upside-down thinking. Stick with all the old moneymaking rules and stay broke. Break them and get rich. This is the book that shows you how. Customer Rating: Read Reviews Tags: Robert, Shemin, How, Come, That, Idiot’s, Rich, and, I’m, Not, wealth, nate, berkus, peter, walsh, clutter, organize, organizing, stuff, marianne, williamson, maya, angelou, spouse, issues, unemployment, instability, divorce, jean, chatzky, finances, financial, budget, money, marriage, robin, smith, Social Bookmarking See more here: Robert Shemin – How Come That Idiot’s Rich and I’m Not? Share and...

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