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Book Review: “Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?” by Seth Godin

April 17th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Book Review, Economics, Technology

I happened across this sign while I was in the middle of reading Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin. It was perfect timing and I had to take a picture to include with this review. It’s safe to assume that the owner of this restaurant in the Texas Hill Country probably needs to read […]

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The Top 400 Taxpayers: Happy Tax Day!

April 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Economics

I couldn’t let April 15, Tax Day, pass without some post on the subject of economics. I’ve had the opportunity to work with some incredible financial services firms over the past 15 years at Toolbox Studios. When we talk about the target audiences for branding and marketing, it’s not unusual for us to use two […]

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An Entire Generation Looking for a Job

February 6th, 2010 · No Comments · Economics

Last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the January 2010 employment summary with a positive message that the “unemployment rate fell from 10.0 to 9.7 percent.” The mainstream media neglected to truly analyze the data and quickly reported that this may be the inflection point of a recovery. But the headline number doesn’t […]

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Book Review: “Bailout Nation”

January 31st, 2010 · No Comments · Book Review, Economics

Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy by Barry Ritholtz, Bill Fleckenstein, Aaron Task Barry Ritholtz is my favorite blogger, economist and author. This book does an amazing job explaining (in a very non-biased/political way) what happened to our economy in the past few years. Barry provides […]

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