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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