Sunday, July 29, 2007

July 29, 2007 Edition

Welcome to the July 29, 2007 edition of Corporate Vigilance.

Jack Yoest presents Management Training: The Collected Sayings of Benjamin Franklin?s Grandfather posted at, saying, "The lineage of Benjamin Franklin is a bit murky. So Bill Oncken, Sr. would regularly attribute management training quotes to make a point more memorable .

“It’s hell to work for a nervous boss — especially when you are the one who is making him nervous.”

“Always do what your boss wants: if you don’t like what he wants, change what he wants, but do what he wants.”"

CA presents Every rivet is mission-critical posted at Atlantic Canada's Small Business Blog, saying, "Rivets are one of the minutest parts in the airplane, but each and every one of them is critical to the objective of the plane – flying safely. Check your business. Are your rivets mission-critical?"

artThailand presents Wanna buy a website……..? posted at artThailand.

Adam Pieniazek presents Robot Wanted, Human Will Do | Adam Pieniazek posted at Adam Pieniazek, saying, "This post is from a Management class I am taking at UMASS-Amherst. It's a sarcastic look at the job requirements for a Wal-Mart Sales Associate, which points out many of the inhumane conditions and sometimes odd skills that are desired."

Leon Gettler presents Six organizational pathologies posted at Sox First, saying, "When organizations go bad, they succumb to six pathologies: myopia, passive-aggressive behavior, paranoia, blindness to a charismatic leader, bureaucracy, and depressive features."

Sue Massey presents Leadership - Managing Time For Maximum Profit posted at Business Management Life, saying, "In this article I'll tell you some ways to focus on what is important to maximize your profit in your business"

Mike Harmon presents Decide Your Success With Bookkeeping Outsourcing posted at Basic Accounting, saying, "Bookkeeping outsourcing makes accounting hassle free for you and keeps a birds eye on all transactions because you cannot afford to miss a single transaction as it can hamper the growth of your business."

Matt Hanson presents Matt’s Creative Advertising Blog » Blog Archive » Building Visibility with Promotional Umbrellas posted at Matt's Creative Advertising Blog, saying, "One of the most clever marketing gimmicks that Ive seen recently was one used by a retailer in a little shore town well-known for its rainy days."

Chris Tackett presents Effective Direct Marketing posted at Direct Marketing News, saying, "I knew a guy that owned a vacant house once, and he always laughed at the amount of postcards he received every week. He said they all looked the same and he just threw them away."

Eric Hudin presents More Links You Receive The Better The Page Rank posted at Everyday Marketing Ideas, saying, "Many sites link back and forth to each other simply because it makes good business sense to do so. Search engines still count reciprocal links but they are not valued as much as one way links."

Tom Stanley presents Don?t Buy A Franchise with your Ego posted at Tom's Franchise Information Blog, saying, "When you are investigating franchise opportunities, what attracts your attention? Probable a large, well-known franchise. This is due to brand recognition."

Jason Rakowski presents CRM Software posted at Learn Good Customer Service, saying, "CRM is a complete way to manage the relationship with your customers. Capture information surrounding customer interactions and integrate it with every customer-related function."

Steven Silvers presents Despite the PR pundits, there’s not much to learn from the Whole Foods fiasco. posted at Scatterbox at, saying, "PR platitudes about reputation and ethics are mostly irrelevant to the melt-down caused by Whole Foods CEO John Mackey anonymously pumping his stock and flaming competitors on Internet investor boards."

Chris Russell presents Turning Coal into Diamonds: A Case Study on Customer Complaint Tracking posted at Productivity Planner, saying, "In order to reach the goal of fully utilizing customer feedback, a more comprehensive system for managing customer complaints is needed."

Stacey Derbinshire presents Kids and Entrepreneurship posted at Starting a Small Home Business, saying, "You do not need to be 18 years old to start your own business or start your on-the-job entrepreneurial training. This is something that kids need to understand and it is a good idea to tell them."upelo Kenyon presents Communication – Friend or Foe posted at Tupelo Kenyon, saying, "Our communication skills can make or break us. This article includes some refreshing insights on communication from an unusual vantage point. Celebrate life with newfound attitudes about the art and science of communication. (Enjoy soothing instrumental music as you read plus songs with lyrics related to each article – all free.)"

Henry Bagdasarian presents Why Some Executives Abuse Power posted at Free Identity Theft Prevention, Detection and Fraud Solutions.

CA presents Compensation structure gone wrong posted at Atlantic Canada's Small Business Blog, saying, "Assume your body is an organization. Let’s also assume the body parts are individuals. If you were to pay the body parts for services provided, what compensation structure would you assign to each?"

Leon Gettler presents Efforts to control bribery failing posted at Sox First, saying, "The latest Transparency International Progress Report on OECD Convention Enforcement suggests that the battle against bribery and corruption has run into a brick wall. The report blames it on a lack of political will I countries around the world."

Dan Harris presents How To Protect Your Company From Bad China Product posted at China Law Blog, saying, "Stay vigilent in dealing with China."

edithyeung presents Immigrant Success Interview Series: Yobie Benjamin (Socially Conscious Entrepreneur) - Part 1 posted at Edith Yeung.Com: Dream. Think. Act..

Jimmy Atkinson presents How Many Times Has Your Personal Data Been Stolen This Year? posted at Ask the Advisor.

Bhupendra Khanal presents Second Mittal Coming -- Sunil Bharti Mittal posted at Analytics Bhupe, saying, "Sunil Mittal's Bharti Airtel has rewritten the Indian corporate history by bringing world best technology to India."

Cade Krueger presents 3 Huge Steps On How To Leap From The Security Of A Job To A Home Business posted at Write To Right.

Tristan L. Sullivan presents Hope For Reason posted at Imagine, saying, "Hi! Thank you for considering me; I think this article would be great for your next edition. Thanks so much!"

Larry Russell presents Summary Table of Traditional IRA and Roth IRA Tax Rules posted at THE SKILLED INVESTOR Blog, saying, "For your convenience, the table provided summarizes 2007 rules for traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs. The table has a left-hand column of questions and 12 columns of information. Read the first four questions in the first four rows to determine which of the twelve columns would apply to you. Be careful to distinguish between the rules about whether you can make a contribution and whether an allowable contribution is tax deductible."

Jeremy Hitchcock presents WTTF: Welcome to the Future » Archive » Budget Cuts at the Cryo Lab posted at WTTF: Welcome to the Future, saying, "One good reason to keep your cryogenic lab employees happy."

Matt presents Planning Out a Short Term Project posted at Realigned Living, saying, "Businesses need to know how to set up short-term projects that will lead to successful end results - this article explores a tried and true method that always works."

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Sunday, July 8, 2007

July 8, 2007 Edition

Welcome to the July 8, 2007 edition of Corporate Vigilance.

Tupelo Kenyon presents How to Keep Your Word posted at Tupelo Kenyon, saying, "What if corporations made a policy of always keeping their word. Celebrate life through the creative power of your word."

Matt Hanson presents Matt’s Creative Advertising Blog » Blog Archive » Printing Estimates - Harness These 5 Helpful Hints posted at Matt's Creative Advertising Blog, saying, "Many online printers provide printing estimates for clients who visit their websites. Many of these of course are canvassing for the best prices..."

Tom Stanley presents Advantages Of A Franchise Business posted at Tom's Franchise Information Blog, saying, "The advent of franchising brought a big change in business. Many have since become rich because of franchising. Franchising has indeed many advantages."

Jason Rakowski presents How To Avoid Common Pitfalls When Using Music On Hold For Your Business posted at Learn Good Customer Service, saying, "While on hold messaging is not a complicated product, it can be somewhat confusing for beginners because of all the available choices. This article will help you avoid the most common pitfalls that can trip up a newcomer who is looking to make the best decision for his - her business."

Marc and Angel presents Corporate America Asks Questions Without Wanting True Answers | Marc and Angel posted at Marc and Angel, saying, "The situation I am referring to involves a professional environment where multiple individuals in a strict business relationship disregard the truth in favor of delivering the ideal lie."

Larry Russell presents PIRATES OF THE CREDIT SEA - Part 6: Default under the Citibank credit card contract posted at THE SKILLED INVESTOR Blog, saying, "I have finally recovered all my treasure from Citibank. I have received a refund of well over $2,000. Yet, I still have never received any reasonable explanation or justification for this whole mess. My previous articles in this series have detailed this time-consuming ordeal. This final article in this series discusses the seven conditions of default under the Citibank / AT&T Universal card agreement. It also expresses my opinions about contractual relationships in general and about the Citibank / AT&T Universal credit card contract in particular."

Leon Gettler presents Employee scorecards and the curse of the SOX posted at Sox First, saying, "Here’s an unusual way for companies to go about controlling fraud and complying with Section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley. Instead of requiring management to assess the company's internal accounting activities, the company should check its internal control environment by having employees evaluate senior management's behavior and ethics."

Cade Krueger presents 3 Questions To Make Your Business Enjoyable And Durable posted at Write To Right.

Mike Harmon presents Bookkeeping Basics For Your Business posted at Basic Accounting, saying, "Many of small business owners would rather focus on making and selling their products than on keeping their books and records. However, bookkeeping is just as important as marketing and doing business."

Stacey Derbinshire presents Three Life Saving Tips For New Businesses posted at Starting a Small Home Business, saying, "While entrepreneurs that are starting their new business typically look for ways to save money on everything from office space to consulting services, there are some things that are worth the splurge and more often then not, can give you the competitive edge you need to succeed."

Thomas Humes presents Cash Flow - Life Blood for Every Business posted at Wealth Building World, saying, "The purpose of this article is to familiarize business owners with a kind of financing that is unfamiliar to many people, Factoring. I will explain, in a simple yet comprehensive way, how to improve your companys cash flow."

Leon Gettler presents Halliburton's dodgy numbers posted at Sox First, saying, "New allegations about Halliburton. The oil-field-services giant has been accused of deliberately distorting its accounts through false accounting. It’s been accused of fiddling its books to inflate its profits. Will Bush protect Cheney, as he did with Libby?"

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Name Discrimination! How It Affects Job and Career Choices, Life Status, Overall Success posted at The Digerati Life, saying, "This post discusses how companies discriminate based on name and other consequences of name bias."

Steven Silvers presents WakeUpWalMart defections might mean union-backed activist groups have done all they can do. posted at Scatterbox at, saying, "Departing leaders of a prominent political-style anti-Wal-Mart group perhaps think they’ll accomplish more through a well-coiffed multimillionaire populist presidential candidate."

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