Sunday, November 18, 2007

November 18,2007 Edition

Welcome to the November 18, 2007 edition of Corporate Vigilance.

Steven Silvers presents Rockies ticket sales fiasco a case study in bad news. posted at Scatterbox at, saying, "The Colorado Rockies offer every business executive a lesson in how to turn an operational melt-down into a public relations disaster."

Tupelo Kenyon presents Persistence and Perseverance for Winners – Losers Just Quit posted at Tupelo Kenyon, saying, "Giving up is easy. Most people make a habit of giving up. In fact, they make a life of it Persistence through a solution-oriented attitude is for visionaries, dreamers and other winners who refuse to take “no” for a final answer. (Enjoy soothing instrumental music as you read plus songs with lyrics related to each article – all free.)"

Ian Welsh presents One Reason Everyone's "Surprised" By the Curent Market Meltdown | The Agonist posted at The Agonist.

David Kam presents Bad Chief Officers, The Downfall of Many Companies | Marketing and Business Strategy - posted at

Leon Gettler presents Rupert Murdoch and the accidental director posted at Sox First, saying, "Rupert Murdoch continues to rewrite the rules of corporate governance by appointing Natalie Bancroft, a 27-year old opera singer, to the News Corp board. With no experience in journalism and business, she has been put there to rubber-stamp Murdoch and not look after shareholders or the public interest."

Sagar presents WebDev Rage Hall of Fame: 10 Hilarious (and Familiar Sounding) Rants posted at Virtual Hosting.

Charles H. Green presents The CEO vs. the Bankers: Death by Transactions posted at Trust Matters, saying, "The history of capitalism is one of scale economies, enabled by parceling out pieces of work to others. Every time you do that, you gain scale, and you create a transaction. But what happens to the incentives to act ethically when there are no relationships to be harmed, and no timeframe in which to be held accountable?"

Charles H. Green presents Terrorists and Convenience Stores: When Social Trust is Threatened posted at Trust Matters, saying, "Our response to socially-hostile acts in a networked world has been to systematize the human networks—instead of humanizing the systems. In other words, we now treat everyone like a terrorist. The problem is, we quickly become hostage to the very thing we tried to prevent. We're now drowning in costly solutions, trying to boil the ocean."

Tupelo Kenyon presents Inspire Yourself on Purpose – Inspiration from Inside Out posted at Tupelo Kenyon, saying, "Here are twelve common sense reminders on how to inspire yourself. The word “inspire” derives from root words that mean “in spirit” or “spirit within.” Although there’s always another step to take, these points are a natural result of recognizing and identifying with this realization of who we really are. (Enjoy soothing instrumental music as you read plus songs with lyrics related to each article – all free.)"

Keyboard Culture Community, Lori Prokop Co-Founder presents Sabbaticals-The Right Way posted at Joyce Gioia - Herman - Future Workforce Trends, saying, "Keyboard Culture Expert Joyce Gioia-Herman, famous Strategic Business Futurist, advises as the employment market continues to tighten, expect more organizations (profit and non-profit) to offer sabbaticals as part of their Employee Value Propositions. Joyce’s review of this year's list of “Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Places to Work®” reveals 22 companies offering fully paid sabbaticals. There are more companies not on the list. Consequently, expect more different types of services to support sabbatical-takers in making the most of their time off, including Sabbatical Consultant to companies and Sabbatical Coaches who help clients maximize their time off."

David presents Tips for Business Start-ups | Helping you Start your own business » Taxes S-Corporation posted at, saying, "An S-Corporation’s earnings will pass through to your income taxes (no double taxation). However, you will have to maintain all the business records and comply with state regulations."

David presents Tips for Business Start-ups | Helping you Start your own business » Corporation Limited Liability posted at, saying, "The corporation is characterized as a separate entity and can offer liability protection to the owners, if the owners adhere to the following corporate formalities:"

David Kam presents Color Dress Code For Your Business posted at

David presents Tips for Business Start-ups | Helping you Start your own business » Maintaining Corporate Identity posted at, saying, "It is important to separate the identity of the corporation from its owners."

Sagar presents Top 100 Entrepreneur Podcasts posted at Bootstrapper.

David presents Tips for Business Start-ups | Helping you Start your own business » International Trade Loan posted at, saying, "The International Trade Loan is designed to increase presence in the export market or international trade, or increase local efficiency on markets effected by import competition."

Leon Gettler presents Facebook Über Alles posted at Sox First, saying, "Facebook's plans for world domination have been revealed. The company’s chief financial officer Gideon Yu says there’s a group of people there who want to take over the world."

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Sunday, November 4, 2007

November 4, 2007 Edition

Welcome to the November 4, 2007 edition of Corporate Vigilance.

Mike Harmon presents Take Care of Your Achievements With Small Business Accounting posted at Basic Accounting, saying, "Keeping a tab on various financial transactions throughout the year is a tough job, especially when you are a businessperson handling small business. Whether you own a big or small business enterprise, every organization needs an expert to take care of his or financial numbers efficiently."

Sue Massey presents What Your Employees Expect of You posted at Business Management Life, saying, "Employee retention is one of the most pressing issues facing forward thinking leaders and managers."

Matt Hanson presents Matt’s Creative Advertising Blog » Blog Archive » Promotional Goods Versus Advertising posted at Matt's Creative Advertising Blog, saying, "Promotional goods such as keyrings, pens, bags, caps, mouse mats, mugs, glasses and umbrellas can be more effective than media advertising in a number of ways."

Chris Tackett presents Trans-Promo Marketing - Communicate in a New ?Old? Way posted at Direct Marketing News, saying, "Trans-promo communication really isn’t that new. Credit card companies have been using it for years, albeit at a rather generic level. Now businesses of any size that send invoices or monthly statements to customers can implement it as a fine-tuned and targeted marketing vehicle."

Chris Moran presents The Joy of Party Plans posted at Everyday Marketing Ideas, saying, "You can organise a party plan for virtually any product or service that can be demonstrated. A party plan gives you the opportunity to demonstrate what you can do and encourage people to buy from you in the future."

Tom Stanley presents Advantages of the Franchising Business posted at Tom's Franchise Information Blog, saying, "In this article, I will provide a detailed listing of the advantages of using the Franchise System."

Jason Rakowski presents Barriers to Business Growth - Which Customers Are You Tee-Ing Off? posted at Learn Good Customer Service, saying, "Don’t kid yourself that your ‘customer service department’ is actually improving customer service - too often it’s just a self-perpetuating process that is doing little more than holding back the tide of dissatisfaction. Sooner or later you’ll find you no longer have a ‘customer service’ department - instead you have a ‘customer recovery’ department."

Chris Russell presents Are the ?Yeah, Buts? in Your Business or Organization Affecting Productivity? posted at Productivity Planner, saying, ""Yeah, we can do that, but so and so or whatever is keeping us from doing that." How are all of these "Yeah, Buts" affecting employee productivity and overall business results?"

Stacey Derbinshire presents Risk And The Entrepreneur - 3 Ways That Risk Separates The Winners From The Rest Of The Pack posted at Starting a Small Home Business, saying, "Starting a business is risky. Seventy-five percent of businesses fail in the first five years. The causes are varied, but I believe it has much to do with how much risk the business owner is willing to take."

Peter Quinn presents 10 Tips For Effective Negotiations in Life and Business posted at Easy Negotiation Techniques, saying, "These 10 points are things you need to have in mind to have a win-win."

Jason Whitmen presents Public Relations is a Discipline of Depth posted at Public Relations Insider, saying, "Contrary to popular misconception, public relations with an impact is the discipline of depth. In today’s business world, successful practitioners are those who can step outside the box of traditional agency practice, and embrace the communications trends that are working today."

Robert Michel presents Secrets of Effective Networking posted at Social Networking Skills, saying, "Effective networking really means purposeful networking, and purposeful networking is really about building relationships. No matter what you want to do, where you want to live or what specific job you seek, understanding how to network is an incredibly valuable tool."

Tupelo Kenyon presents Listen with Your Heart posted at Tupelo Kenyon, saying, "When someone is talking to you, do you hear with your ears, monitor with your mind, or listen with your heart? Invest a few minutes thinking about the importance of listening well – a deliberate conscious act – and watch your relationships grow to a new level of closeness and understanding. (Enjoy soothing instrumental music as you read plus songs with lyrics related to each article – all free.)"

Larry Russell presents Diversify To Avoid Investment Fraud posted at THE SKILLED INVESTOR Blog, saying, "Stories about investment fraud often seem to include the phrase "his or her life savings." There should never be a moment during your lifetime when your life savings are not heavily diversified across many investment vehicles and firms."

Ian Welsh presents There's No Free Lunch In Private Equity Or Nursing Care posted at The Agonist, saying, "When private investment firms buy up nursing homes, the first things they do are cut nurses and reduce care. Sure, the staff and patients suffer, but the investors are just there to make a fast buck, and the victims can't figure out who to sue."

Thomas Humes presents Are You Habitually Losing Money? posted at Wealth Building World, saying, "Psychologists tell us that up to 90% of our behavior is habitual. If you have a habit of letting your receivables get overdue, which is one of the most common unsuccessful habits, you will always get a predictable result. Negative habits breed negative consequences."

Kilroy_60 presents Ice Milk Dairy posted at Fear And Loathing - The Gonzo Papers, saying, "Putting a friend in business, because he's a friend, isn't the best idea, eh. Even worse when the business runs amock. I'd appreciate a good spot. 8-)"

Leon Gettler presents O'Neal's $160 million parachute: Merrill Lynch's reward for failure posted at Sox First, saying, "Merrill Lynch has shown the world that it's possible to get rich from failure, at least on Wall Street, with its announcement yesterday that after a loss of $2.2 billion last quarter following an $8.4 billion write-down, its former CEO Stanley O'Neal is walking away with more than $160 million."

GrrlScientist presents Bait and Switch posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, "Inspired by the book by Barbara Ehrenreich, which describes the tribulations faced by job seeking white-collar workers who are "in transition", I expound upon these challenges while also reviewing this book."

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