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  • MORFORD: You and your puny salary

    05/09/2008 8:07:51 AM PDT · by SmithL · 20 replies · 236+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/9/8 | Mark Morford
    You think a $100K salary is a lot? $500K? Please. The truly wealthy scoff at your paltry breadcrumbs. Then it came to pass that I stumbled across this story from Forbes magazine, which is officially called "Forbes" but is actually called "Forbes oh my God we worship ruthless CEOs like shiny meth in the summertime," and among the glittering ads for luxury intergalactic travel and sleek private jets and $50K Rolexes and big phallic yachts and surreal 20-page ad inserts for Abu Dhabi megadevelopments, there was an article about the new home being built in Mumbai right now for Mukesh...
  • Campus Populist

    04/11/2008 12:57:13 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 5 replies · 126+ views
    Campus Report ^ | April 11, 2008 | Bethany Stotts
    Campus Populist by: Bethany Stotts, April 11, 2008 Campus Progress (CP), a program of the Center for American Progress, argues that “30 years of heavily-funded conservative organizing has made its mark” on universities and it’s time to push back. To that end, CP recently promoted a new book highlighting the successes of countercultural “uncorporations” and political activists. “I come to you as a Democrat, by the way, but I get very disgusted with my party leaders sometimes. You know, like gratifying Bush’s illegal domestic spying program by making it legal. I got an email from a guy saying he hoped...
  • Execs busted cheating, brawling in 2007

    12/28/2007 3:10:31 PM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies · 47+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 12/28/7 | ELLEN SIMON, AP Business Writer
    NEW YORK - Could any reality TV show rival the swift falls and ignominious exits of top executives in 2007? Call it "MBAs Gone Wild" or "Survivor: Wall Street," since the only thing missing were tribal councils of teammates talking about their deep disappointment. For instance: _BP's chief resigned after admitting he lied to a judge about how he met his boyfriend. (The truth: An escort service's Web site.) _HBO's CEO was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend in a Las Vegas parking lot. He explained in a memo to employees, "Two years ago, I decided that I could handle drinking...
  • B-school Confidential: MBAs May Be Obsolete

    10/04/2007 11:56:42 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 55 replies · 1,924+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 10/04/2007 | Penelope Trunk
    The Master of Business Administration degree has been a holy grail for decades. If you wanted a career that mattered and didn't have the aptitude for medical school, an MBA was a good ticket to prestige and riches. But things aren't so clear anymore. If the MBA used to be the entrance fee to climb the corporate ladder, there are few corporate ladders to climb anymore -- and people are increasingly experimenting with ways to speed up that climb anyway. One way is to skip the MBA altogether. So if you're thinking of getting an MBA, you should probably think...
  • MORFORD: Eat this, you fat, sad idiot

    09/19/2007 8:14:22 AM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 115+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/19/7 | Mark Morford
    Who, pray who, is still sucked in by grotesque fast-food ads? Shouldn't there be a law? I admit scattershot naivete. I admit to a strain of blind optimism, a sort of sporadic myopia, a weirdly sanguine tunnel vision that makes me somehow think that we as a species and a culture and as a mad gaggle of individual human souls who are coupled with functioning hunks of semi-rational gray matter, we must, at least occasionally, be learning something, ever-so-slightly advancing our awareness of those things on this planet that want to harm us and sicken us and even kill us,...
  • Who Needs the Ivies? (An Ivy League education may not give that much of an edge after all)

    09/01/2007 9:22:52 PM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 35 replies · 2,514+ views
    Business Week via Yahoo News ^ | 08/31/2007 | Vivek Wadhwa
    I must confess to being disappointed five years ago when my son, Vineet, told me he had no interest in applying to any of the schools I consider elite. He said he would fit in better at a public state university and he didn't believe that choice would lessen his chances of career success. Perhaps it was the bias that my company's venture capitalists showed toward management teams from top-tier colleges that skewed my thinking. Whatever the cause, I have since concluded I shouldn't have been upset in the least. An education from one of the world's top schools may...
  • Best Books for an MBA

    08/12/2007 5:36:39 PM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 20 replies · 818+ views ^ | august 12th 2007 | Sam Huleatt
    Best Books for an MBA As the New York Times recently highlighted, a business student (or CEO’s) best friend is a well-constructed library. The following are the books that I highly recommend to any current, aspiring, or “damn, why did I go to law school!” MBA student. Certain titles may be a bit ‘atypical’ at first glance; indeed they are anything but. [Note: each title links to the listing on] The Power of ProductivityAtlas ShruggedAgainst the GodsThe Little PrinceWSJ Guide to Understanding Money & InvestingWikinomicsThe Art of WarThe Long Tail George Soros on GlobalizationWhen Genius FailedGuns Germs & SteelBeating...
  • Candidate Obama, legally blonde? (Mo Do on Barak Hussein Obama)

    02/23/2007 6:57:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies · 1,136+ views
    NY Times via ^ | 02/15/2007 | Maureen Dowd
    BARACK OBAMA looked as if he needed a smoke and he needed it bad. Everyone knows you're not supposed to make two big changes at once. But Michelle Obama's price for letting her husband run was that he quit. So there he was, trying to meet the deep, inexhaustible needs of both Iowa activists and the global press behemoth on his first swing across the state, while giving up cigarettes. He was a tad testy. Traipsing around desolate stretches of snowy — and extremely white — Iowa to go into living rooms and high school gyms and take questions like...
  • Farewell, Dense Prince (Maureen Dowd Barf)

    12/16/2006 7:43:21 AM PST · by meg88 · 66 replies · 1,887+ views
    NY Times ^ | 12/16/06 | Modo Bird
    The Defiant Ones came striding from the Pentagon yesterday, the troika of warriors marching abreast in their dark suits and power ties.W, Rummy and Dick Cheney were so full of quick draw confidence that they might have been sauntering down the main drag of Deadwood.Far from being run out of town, the defense czar has been on a victory lap in Baghdad, Mosul and Washington. Yesterday's tribute had full military honors, a color guard, a 19 gun salute, and Old Guard performance in Revolutionary War costumes, & John Phillip Souza music. Even Joyce Rumsfeld got a Distinguished Public Service Medal...
  • Good Gracious: It's the Truth! (Dowd Barf)

    12/07/2006 7:17:34 AM PST · by meg88 · 26 replies · 935+ views
    Marin Independent Journal ^ | Article Launched:12/06/2006 10:16:33 PM PST | Maureen Dowd
    Maureen Dowd: Good gracious - It's the truth Staff Report Article Launched:12/06/2006 10:16:33 PM PST FIRST, JUNIOR TOOK over the house with big plans to remodel it and make it the envy of the neighborhood. But then he played with matches and set the house on fire. So now he's frantically trying to stop the flames from torching the whole block. The Bush administration has gone from a breathless plan to change the Middle East to a breathless plan to preserve it, from democracy promotion to conflagration avoidance. That was the cold shower offered Tuesday by Robert Gates, the former...
  • The Drapes of Wrath (Dowd Barf: Bill Clinton Was the First 'Female President')

    11/11/2006 10:15:24 AM PST · by meg88 · 61 replies · 10,146+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 11, 2006 | Modo Bird
    After 9/11, Americans had responded to bellicosity, drawn to the image, as old as the Western frontier myth, of the strong father protecting the home from invaders. The macho poses and tough talk of the cowboy president were undercut when he seemed flaccid in the face of the vicious Katrina. Even former members of the administration conceded they were tired of the muscle-bound style, longing for a more maternal approach to the globe. ?We were exporting our anger and our fear, hatred for what had happened,? said former Deputy SoS Richard Armitage. He said America needed ?to turn another face...
  • MoDo: White House abandons Iraq war slogan

    10/31/2006 7:52:54 AM PST · by presidio9 · 19 replies · 741+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 10/29/06 | Maureen Dowd
    THINGS have become so dire for the Republicans that now even Bush is distancing himself from Bush. The president is cutting and running from the president. In a momentous event at the White House on Monday, Tony Snow made a major announcement about an important new strategy for Iraq. The president will no longer stay the course on the rallying cry "stay the course." A presidency built on message discipline (Message: "Stay the course") is trying to salvage itself with some last-minute un-messaging. Of course, the administration has never really said what "the course" is, so it was never really...
  • M.B.A.s: The Biggest Cheaters-(I did not copy from that woman)

    10/28/2006 4:51:20 AM PDT · by Flavius · 22 replies · 896+ views
    market watch ^ | 10/29/06 | Thomas Kostigen
    Graduate business students take their cue from corporate scandals The corporate scandals that have plagued Wall Street in recent history are setting a fine example for young students looking to make their mark in the business world: They are learning to cheat with the best of them. Students seeking their masters of business administration degree admit cheating more than any other type of student, from law to liberal arts. "We have found that graduate students in general are cheating at an alarming rate and business-school students are cheating even more than others," concludes a study by the Academy of Management...
  • Obama’s Project Runway (Dowd Is Back And She Is Doing Better)

    10/21/2006 4:38:12 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 48 replies · 2,428+ views
    New York Times ^ | 21 October 2006 | Maureen Dowd
    "...How will we ever persuade him to give up his modeling gigs in Men’s Vogue, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair and Washington Life? How can we lure the lanky young senator from Illinois out of the glossy celebrity pages and back to gritty substance, away from Annie Leibovitz’s camera and back to Abraham Lincoln’s tradition? He may not want to come back, now that he has mastered that J.F.K. casual glamour pose in shirt sleeves and tie, suit jacket slung over his shoulder, elegant wife and pretty children accessorizing. The Washington Post’s fashion reporter, Robin Givhan, analyzed the Men’s Vogue spread,...
  • MBAs most likely to cheat

    09/22/2006 3:51:59 AM PDT · by voletti · 27 replies · 743+ views
    Times of India ^ | 9/22/06 | reuters
    BOSTON: Graduate business students in the United States and Canada are more likely to cheat on their work than their counterparts in other academic fields, the author of a research paper said on Wednesday. The study of 5,300 graduate students in the United States and Canada found that 56 per cent of graduate business students admitted to cheating in the past year, with many saying they cheated because they believed it was an accepted practice in business. Following business students, 54 per cent of graduate engineering students admitted to cheating, as did 50 per cent of physical science students, 49...
  • President wanted, MBA not required: Why the government isn't a business.

    07/04/2006 4:21:32 AM PDT · by Gondring · 74 replies · 1,498+ views
    The LA Times ^ | July 3, 2006 | Charles R. Kesler
    George W. Bush is the first president with an MBA (from Harvard Business School, no less), but it's not clear that being a master of business administration has made him a better chief executive.[...] Business schools are a relatively new institution. The MBA was invented in the Progressive era as a way to abort future generations of robber barons. The idea was to train a class of business administrators (the ethos was anti-entrepreneurial) who would expiate capitalism's sins by managing their corporations in keeping with higher morality. The higher morality was whatever the spirit of the age revealed to professors...
  • She's Baaack...!! Cindy Sheehan Does Canada

    06/30/2006 8:49:50 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 45 replies · 1,252+ views
    The Post Chronicle ^ | Jun 23, 2006 | Bob Parks
    As I said during my most recent radio spot, "listening to my arguments rarely involves having to have bail money ready." Think about it...." Whether it's gather all-the-facts ignorant students to engage in street protests while their protester-professors are usually curiously absent, liberals use kids to perpetuate their causes, just daring the authorities to do their jobs. If the kids get busted, it's considered a necessary evil, as more kids come along to fill any voids. Thus we now have (again) Cindy Sheehan in her latest quest for attention and relevance -- goading kids who've fully digested the anti-war diatribe...
  • Bring on 6$ a Gallon Gas

    05/10/2006 7:56:48 PM PDT · by Tzimisce · 50 replies · 2,161+ views ^ | Mark Morford
    No wait, not six. To hell with that. Make it 10. Ten bucks a gallon, no matter what the going rate for a barrel of light sweet crude. That would so completely, violently, brilliantly do it. Revolutionize the country. Firebomb our pungent stasis. Change everything. Don't you agree? Here's what we could do: Give gas discounts to cab drivers (at least initially) and metro transit systems and low-income folks, those who have to drive their busted-up '78 Honda Civics to their jobs scrubbing restaurant toilets and flipping burgers and vacuuming the residual cocaine from the seat cushions of numb SUV...
  • MORFORD: Christian Virgins Are Overrated

    05/12/2006 5:59:51 AM PDT · by SmithL · 19 replies · 1,740+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/12/6 | Mark Morford
    Think sex and drugs destroy America? Try naive chastity. Oh, and "Purity Balls" There are these things. These unholy events called "Purity Balls" and you should probably fall to your knees right this minute and thank a merciful and lubricious and happily polyamorous God that you do not know what they are and that you have access right this minute to vast quantities of wine to deflect their nasty karmic arrows because, you know, oh my God. But hey, free country. Purity Balls. No, not some sort of newfangled spherical chastity device to be inserted using vacuum tubes and pulleys,...
  • MORFORD: Can You Still Hate Wal-Mart?

    05/24/2006 7:44:47 AM PDT · by SmithL · 26 replies · 1,087+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/24/6 | Mark Morford
    It's a shockingly eco-friendly plan from the world's most toxic retailer. Did hell just freeze over? Sometimes you just have to let the possibility breathe. Sometimes you just have to allow that something grand and good and healthy might actually be born from the bowels of the dank and ravenous megacorporate world, like flowers from a dung heap, like vodka from old potatoes, even if it comes right alongside the nastiest, most abusive federal environmental policy you will see in your lifetime. Take Wal-Mart, the most famously offensive, town-destroying, junk-purveying, labor-abusing, sweatshop-supporting, American-job-killing, soul-numbing, seizure-inducing, hope-curdling retailer in the known...