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Archive for June 2010

Sites You Should Follow: AVC

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Specifically, AVC’s series “MBA Mondays”.

Because “MBA Mondays” is an easy, well delivered, business school intro that won’t cost you a dime. As someone who’s spent close to a professional lifetime explaining financial concepts to non-financial executives, this series of posts is a nice starter set.

Lots of great introductions to cash flow, time value of money, forecasting, budgets, among others.

Plus, the comments seem to contain less dreck than many blogs. One result is that I’m re-thinking my aversion to Google docs. Granted, the functionality isn’t what you get with a non-cloud spreadsheet, but it’s a great way to share basic concepts and give people a data playground.


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13 June 2010 at 4:04 PM

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Job Title of the Week:

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“Perishable Senior Team Leader”*.

I didn’t read the ad, not yet having passed my sell by date, but I imagine it went something like this:

“Are you a senior looking to be worked to death? Come join our team for this exciting short-term opportunity! Benefits include life insurance with the company as beneficiary!

Immortals need not apply”

Alternatively, it could be an al-Qaeda recruiting piece:

“Looking to make a difference by taking on The Great Satan? We’re looking for a few good martyrs with the drive and dedication to handle explosive situations. This is a short-term opportunity with a prominent organization with an international presence and impact. This is an equal opportunity employer looking to diversify their organization to blend in around the world.

Requirements include knowledge of basic chemistry, wiring, and dodging predator drones.   Successful candidates may qualify for up to 72 virgins in the next life. Training provided.”

Or it could simply be an ad for a local grocery store looking for help. Nahhh.


* an actual title of a posting on Career Builder in June 2010.

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9 June 2010 at 8:52 AM

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Could You Care Less?

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On the lighter side – after consecutive posts on prospective monetary collapse and the sacrifices of Memorial Day, a dispensation of sorts on Americanisms:

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3 June 2010 at 12:08 PM

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