Sunday, August 12, 2007

August 12, 2007 Edition

Welcome to the August 12, 2007 edition of Corporate Vigilance.

Phil B. presents The Problems with IT Firefighting « Phil for Humanity posted at Phil for Humanity, saying, "People have to be punished for causing system malfunctions that they look to IT to fix for them. Due to the lack of planning or foresight of others, IT tech support is constantly in the position of resolving emergencies or putting out fires that they did not start."

Tupelo Kenyon presents Take Time for You posted at Tupelo Kenyon, saying, "Don't put yourself at the end of the list. You deserve to be first, at least some of the time. Don't let your entire life slip by with everything else (and everyone else) getting preferential treatment over your most important priorities. Their needs are important, but yours are important too. Celebrate life by taking time for YOU! (Enjoy soothing instrumental music as you read plus songs with lyrics related to each article – all free.)"

Randy Nichols presents Matt’s Creative Advertising Blog » Blog Archive » Advertising Jingles and Commercials - Radio & TV posted at Matt's Creative Advertising Blog, saying, "I offer some great tips to stop you from getting ripped off by advertising companies. It can happen if you don't follow these simple rules. Thanks for providing the carnival."

Chris Tackett presents How to Write a Headline and Grab Your Prospect by the Eyeballs! posted at Direct Marketing News, saying, "The art of writing headlines is important for direct marketing. I will cover how to come up with some great headlines just like the one I use in this article."

Eric Hudin presents You Can Make More Working Less posted at Everyday Marketing Ideas, saying, "Time management is a myth. Time doesn’t stop. There is no managing something you can’t control. What you can do is eliminate your wasted movements to become more efficient and effective."

Tom Stanley presents Finding The Right Information About Franchise Opportunities posted at Tom's Franchise Information Blog, saying, "If you are looking to buy a franchise business don't just jump right in. There are things you need research. This article will help you discover what to look for."

Jason Rakowski presents How To Deliver Technical Support That Delights The End User, Part Two posted at Learn Good Customer Service, saying, "For computer companies technical support can make or break you. If you are in high-tech this is a must read."

Leon Gettler presents Employees identify ethics gaps posted at Sox First, saying, "Five years after Sarbanes-Oxley was brought in to clean up corporate America, research shows that a substantial proportion of employees at publicly traded companies think their employers are unethical."

Charles H. Green presents Deer in the Headlights Decison-Making > Trusted Advisor Associates > Trust Matters posted at Trust Matters, saying, "When faced by surprises management often digs in its heals and chooses to decide that their decisions have been just right. This causes many corporate trainrecks. How do you avoid it?"

Pete Johnson presents Five ways to be a good executive wingman posted at Nerd Guru, saying, "Every once in awhile your boss' boss asks you to tag along in a meeting to provide them back up in some contentious discussions with another group or company because you understand the details that nobody else does. While this is an opportunity to shine, you can also make yourself look stupid, or worse, make your boss' boss look bad. This article describes 5 things to do or not do to put yourself in a position to make a good impression.

Alvaro Fernandez presents Training the Aging Workforce posted at SharpBrains: Your Window into the Brain Fitness Revolution, saying, "A new area to apply vigilance on."

FitBuff presents I Can Stand My Stand Up Desk |'s Total Mind and Body Fitness Blog posted at's Total Mind and Body Fitness Blog, saying, "May seem a little "out there" to the average astute businessman, but studies have shown that using a stand up desk can improve your posture, productivity, and energy. This article shows how you can try one yourself for free."

Leon Gettler presents Monster BAE profits posted at Sox First, saying, "Who cares about corruption allegations? British defence and aerospace company BAE Systems has reported a higher than expected 19 per cent rise in first half profits, driven largely by its expansion into the US. A little matter of endless war in Iraq and conflict in Afghanistan have also boosted its profits."

Roger Anderson presents Bob Nardelli? Chrysler - What Are You Saying? posted at ModernMagellans, saying, "It seems like the company continues to make headlines but fails to make them good ones. The recent announcement, by the private equity firm Cerberus, that it had hired Robert Nardelli to be the new CEO of Chrysler LLC., stays with that pattern."

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1 comment:

Pete Johnson said...

Nice list, thanks for including me!

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