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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...
  • India's B-School grads now rake in the big rupees

    04/24/2006 8:13:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies · 2,259+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 21, 2006 | Anuj Chopra
    It's spring, and at the Indian Institute of Management - a premier management school in this industrial town - the campus is abuzz with company recruiters offering fat pay packages to new grads. . Bagging a $185,000 per year offer, Manan Ahuja, an affable 26-year-old lad, coyly notes that his salary package offered by Barclays Capital, a British investment bank, is far more than his father, a Delhi government bureaucrat, earned in his entire lifetime. "It feels great to get an international offer," Mr. Ahuja says. "Beyond the salary, this promises an interesting job profile and great growth prospects." Ahuja's...
  • MORFORD: Do You Need A $500 Vibrator?

    04/21/2006 10:03:30 AM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies · 1,010+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/21/6 | Mark Morford
    Short answer: Of course you do. Longer answer: Wait, a what? Are you serious? Where? It is a time of great wonder and sporadic hope and hot liquid sighs masquerading as just another day in your life. It is a time of vital physical awakening and innovative technological excellence resulting in unprecedented levels . . .
  • Raising the bar in the MBA race

    03/26/2006 12:33:48 PM PST · by Ninian Dryhope · 2 replies · 349+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 26, 2006 | SHANNON BUGGS
    No one wants to admit it, but the University of Texas changed everything. The state's flagship university brought its brand of business education to Houston and upended the local MBA market. Before UT showed up, Rice University's Jones School of Management was the highest-ranked business school in the city and offered its curriculum only to full-time students and seasoned executives earning Master of Business Administration degrees on the weekend. Before UT, the University of Houston's Bauer College of Business abandoned efforts to offer an MBA program to full-time students and refocused its mission to cater exclusively to working professionals taking...
  • The Apprentice Live Thread

    02/27/2006 6:06:23 PM PST · by mnehring · 34 replies · 607+ views
    Something that was useful at the MBA Association I would like to recreate here is a live thread (completely vanity) on The Apprentice. This is for only those who actually enjoy the business aspect of the program and would like to analize the actions of the members.
  • Bush's cinematic war on terror (Insane Liberal alert!)

    02/11/2006 12:24:08 PM PST · by Angus MacGregor · 45 replies · 1,268+ views
    Bush's cinematic war on terror Gene Lyons Why do Republican-oriented pundits spend so much energy lashing out at Hollywood for its sins? Professional jealousy. Partly because so many Americans imagine the world beyond Wal-Mart as a movie set, the Bush administration does its best work in the realm of illusion. I was reminded of this when a Kansas student recently asked President Bush what he, "as a rancher," thought of "Brokeback Mountain." On cue, Cowboy W said he hadn't seen it and would rather discuss "ranching." The TV networks ate it up. Never mind that it was sheer fakery. Bush...
  • Does having a Harvard MBA make someone a better stock picker?

    01/18/2006 6:12:25 AM PST · by Panzerfaust · 24 replies · 843+ views
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | Tuesday January 17, 2:19 pm ET | Ashton Dorkins (
    Does having a Harvard MBA make someone a better stock picker? We think not! We're now two weeks into the TradingMarkets/Playboy 2006 Stock Picking Contest and 4 of the 10 Playboy models are beating 11,705 out of the 11,739 equity mutual fund managers in the United States. Yes, that's right, 4 of the Playboy models would be ranked in the top 1% of all mutual fund managers if Morningstar tracked their performance! Here are the highlights of the contest so far: 1. 9 out of the 10 contestants are beating the S&P 500. 2. The average performance of all ten...
  • MORFORD: To The Drunk Who Smashed My Car Quite a wreck you made, didn't you?

    11/11/2005 9:31:11 AM PST · by BurbankKarl · 25 replies · 983+ views
    SF GATE ^ | 11/11/05 | Miss Morford
    Yes, I know you were drunk. Must've been. Either drunk or on serious meds and/or you just didn't give much of a damn about anything anyway because you're just one of those people, one of those types who comes lurching around the city like a chunk of numbed pain in your big-ass mid-'80s burgundy car with the white top and chrome bumpers -- an old Cadillac? Monte Carlo? -- early last Sunday morning to wreak casual havoc. Is that about right? Do you remember any of it? Here is what I'm guessing: probably not. Let me tell you what happened,...
  • MORFORD: Where Are The Gay Pro Athletes?

    11/02/2005 7:36:20 AM PST · by SmithL · 23 replies · 809+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/2/5 | Mark Morford
    No, the WNBA doesn't count. What about the NFL? The NBA? What about the big, macho men?You know they're out there. The gay pro male athletes, grunting and sweating and spitting and running and crashing and hurling, right now, acting all manly and tough and rugged and heroic on the field or on the court. And they're signing autographs and getting themselves all beloved by largely homophobic 'Murkin men and swooning 'Murkin boys and even handfuls of women as they jam the secret of their sexuality way, way down and go on raking in their millions, leading their lives...
  • The end of the prestige automobile - 8-4-2005

    10/19/2005 8:42:53 AM PDT · by vannrox · 18 replies · 1,657+ views
    Machine Design Magazine ^ | 8-4-2005 | Ronald Khol
    Like so many people today, I work a second job to make ends meet. I write a column for a quarterly magazine called the Turbo Diesel Register, a special-interest publication for the owners of Dodge Ram diesel pickup trucks, one of which I happen to own. I provide this background to explain why I happen to know so much about 1950s Cadillacs, and why dumb marketing at Cadillac is so emblematic of the deterioration of the entire General Motors Corp. For a recent TDR column, I found myself researching the early development of the Chrysler Hemi engine and the competitive...
  • Have you been there and done that? -

    10/19/2005 8:10:37 AM PDT · by vannrox · 14 replies · 1,183+ views
    Machine Design ^ | 7-21-2005 | Ronald Khol, Editor
    A relative of mine, immediately after graduating from college, went to work for a bank. Even though he had a university degree, he was assigned the job of repossessing cars. We kidded him a lot about that. He eventually ended up a vice president, but his entry into the banking industry was about as low as you can get, and we never let him forget it. In similar fashion, the Enterprise car-rental firm goes to college campuses to recruit management trainees, but among the first jobs these trainees handle is washing and cleaning cars coming off rental. When I moved...
  • MORFORD: God Does Not Want 16 Kids

    10/19/2005 7:48:41 AM PDT · by SmithL · 85 replies · 2,225+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/19/5 | Mark Morford
    Arkansas mom gives birth to a whole freakin' baseball team. How deeply should you cringe? Who are you to judge? Who are you to say that the more than slightly creepy 39-year-old woman from Arkansas who just gave birth to her 16th child yes that's right 16 kids and try not to cringe in phantom vaginal pain when you say it, who are you to say Michelle Duggar is not more than a little unhinged and sad and lost? And furthermore, who are you to suggest that her equally troubling husband -- whose name is, of course, Jim Bob...
  • Why you haven't "reinvented" your company - 5-5-2005

    10/19/2005 8:00:16 AM PDT · by vannrox · 1 replies · 596+ views
    Machine Design Magazine ^ | 31 August 2004 | Ronald Khol
    The word "reinvent" is a dumb term, having an overtone of redundancy. After all, when you have invented something, it exists. You can revise it or change it, but you can't "reinvent" it after you have already invented it. I never heard the term when I first entered the workforce. But somewhere in the 1970s or so, corporate executives-began using the word, and using it a lot. Then as now, the nation had its usual economic ups and downs, but suddenly after one downturn, our nation was heavily laden with companies that had reinvented themselves. What happened is that after...
  • MORFORD: What God Really Told Bush

    10/12/2005 7:56:21 AM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 1,192+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/12/5 | Mark Morford
    Apparently, it wasn't just "invade Iraq and Afghanistan in my name." A special report: Scene: White House private residence, night, not long ago. President Bush present in his most favoritest guns 'n' bunnies PJs. Laura asleep, knocked out by a combination of too much Good Housekeeping and excessive hair-spray fumes. Suddenly, a burst of black smoke. A deep, resonant voice speaks: "Psst! George! God here, taking a break from supervising the well-being of eight billion troubled souls along with infinite galaxies of unimaginable vastness to speak with you directly one more time because, well, you're special, aren't you, George? Yes...
  • MORFORD: Love Still Rules San Francisco

    09/30/2005 7:51:22 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 679+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/30/5 | Mark Morford
    Leather, techno, sex & war: more only-in-SF juice to make you proud. Take that, uptight neocons. It was the moment when we walked by a jam-packed S.F. City Hall and realized it was open to host a VIP techno dance party, while immediately outside its gilded doors upward of 50,000 revelers wandered and shimmied and flaunted their costumes and drank nasty Red Bull cocktails in the huge Civic Center plaza for the third annual Love Parade, everyone baring flesh and shaking their groove thangs to any one of 200 world-class (well, some of them) DJs spinning their wares on over...
  • MORFORD: Kneel Before The Meteorologist

    09/28/2005 7:53:00 AM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies · 1,082+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/28/5 | Mark Morford
    At last, one scientist BushCo will definitely -- albeit resentfully -- listen to. Sometimes. So now we know. This is what it takes. This is how far the nation has to crumble and this is how many people have to die and this is how many tens of billions it has to cost and this is how far his dirt-low poll numbers have to fall before Bush will finally come out and say he agrees with one of those godforsaken gul-dang book-learned scientist types. You know the ones. Those informed and well-educated data-crunchers he normally despises like a kid hates...
  • The Storm That Ate The GOP (Morford alert)

    09/14/2005 5:00:05 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 31 replies · 1,454+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/14/05 | Mark Morford
    Can you hear that? That low scraping moan, that painful scream, that compressed hissing wail like the sound of an angry alligator caught in a vise? Why, it's the GOP, and they're screaming, "No, no it can't be, oh my God, please no, this damnable Katrina thing is just an unstoppable PR disaster for us!" After all (they wail), who woulda thought dissing all those poor black people and letting so many of them die in filth and misery in the Superdome while our pampered CEO president enjoyed yet another vacation would cause such an ugly backlash, such harsh criticism...
  • US for an MBA, India for a career

    09/14/2005 6:30:10 PM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 6 replies · 496+ views
    The Press Trust of India ^ | September 15, 2005 06:45 IST | Rediff
    Visa restrictions imposed by the United States after 9/11 may have deterred many foreign aspirants from pursuing management studies in America, but not Indians. The number of Indians taking the Gradaute-Management Aptitude Test, a test required for admission in American Business Schools, increased by 19 per cent reaching 7123 last year, a Business Week report said. The Class of 2007 at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina has its highest number of Indian students in the past seven years, with a total of 20 out of about 275. Though the overall applicant pool decreased by 9...
  • Neigh to Cronies (MoDo)

    09/09/2005 8:23:39 PM PDT · by nj26 · 7 replies · 377+ views
    NY Times ^ | 9/10/05 | MAUREEN DOWD
    I understand that politicians are wont to put cronies and cupcakes on the payroll. I just wish they'd stop putting them on the Homeland Security payroll. Can't they stick their pals who failed at business in the Small Business Administration and their tomatoes over at the Oilseeds and Rice Bureau of the Ag Department? At least Bill Clinton knew not to stash his sweeties in jobs concerned with keeping the nation safe. Gennifer Flowers said that Mr. Clinton got her a $17,500 job in Arkansas in the state unemployment agency, though she was ranked ninth out of 11 applicants tested....
  • MORFORD: George W. Bush Still Rocks!

    09/09/2005 8:05:04 AM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies · 1,142+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/9/5 | Mark Morford
    Stop criticizing! The rich man's CEO president is executing his job requirements perfectly. Everyone is slamming poor Dubya. Everyone is saying, oh my God, he's more inept than we ever imagined, he has no idea what's really going on, he's oblivious and in denialand he pretty much let all those poor black people die in filth and misery, and he basically ignored the massive Katrina disaster for days before finally being pressured into cutting his umpteenth vacation short and actually taking action. This is what they're saying. Kanye West was right, Bush doesn't care about black people, or the poor,...

    08/30/2005 9:40:50 PM PDT · by paulat · 46 replies · 970+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 8/31/05 | By MAUREEN DOWD
    [snip] What Hillary has going for her is exhaustion. Exhaustion kicks in with any party in power for eight years, let alone one that tricked the country into war. And at some point, voters may be too exhausted to resist Hillary's relentless ambition any longer. But by hanging back and trimming her positions, by keeping her powder dry until a more politically advantageous time, she may miss the moment when Americans are looking for someone to emerge from her cowering party to articulate their anger about Iraq or their fear about a Supreme Court that will scale back women's rights...
  • Maureen Dowd: My Private Idaho (Old Maid Dowdie Needs Some Fresh Air!)

    08/24/2005 7:57:00 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 105 replies · 3,097+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | 8/24/05
    W vactationed so hard in Texas he got bushed. He needed a vacation from his vacation.So he headed West yesterday to get away from his Western getaway--and the mushrooming Crawford Woodstock--to spend a couple of days at the Tamarack Resort in the rural Idaho mountians. 'I'm kind of hanging loose as they say,' he told reporters. W. didn't go alone of course. Just as he took his beloved feather pillow on the road duing his 2000 campaign, now he takes his beloved bike.An Air Force One steward tenderly unloaded W.'s $3,000.00 Trek fuel mountain bike when he landed in Boise.I...
  • Hey, What's That Sound? (Dowd)

    08/20/2005 3:11:55 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 48 replies · 1,698+ views
    NY Times ^ | 8/20/05 | Maureen Dowd
    Richard Nixon once gave me a lesson in the politics of war. Howell Raines, then the Washington bureau chief for The Times, took some reporters to meet Mr. Nixon right before the 1992 New Hampshire primary. The deposed president had requested that Howell bring along only reporters who were too young to have covered Watergate, so we tried to express an excess of Juvenalia spirit. Before the first vote of '92 was cast, Mr. Nixon laid out, state by state, how Bill Clinton, who was not even a sure bet for the Democratic nomination at that point, was going to...
  • M.B.A. Students Bypassing Wall Street for a Summer in India

    08/09/2005 9:10:59 PM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 12 replies · 796+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 10, 2005 | NY Times
    Excerpts: BANGALORE, India, Aug. 9 - This summer, Omar Maldonado and Erik Simonsen, both students at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University, did something different. ...most from master of business administration programs, are vying for internships at India's biggest private companies. For many, outsourcing companies are the destinations of choice. ...but the sophistication of the work being done in Copal's Gurgaon office contrasts with the chaotic city outside. Mr. Simonsen said he was amazed. "I came expecting to see number-crunching and spreadsheet type of work; I didn't expect American banks to farm out intricate analytics,"...
  • PepsiCo, Pepsi Bottling Slip on Downgrade [Middle Finger Alert]

    07/01/2005 11:51:44 AM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 17 replies · 963+ views
    Yahoo Financial News ^ | July 1, 2005 | Yahoo Financial News
    PepsiCo, Pepsi Bottling Slip on Downgrade[No Indra?] Friday July 1, 1:04 pm ET PepsiCo, Pepsi Bottling Shares Dip on UBS Downgrade to 'Neutral' From 'Buy' NEW YORK -- PepsiCo Inc. and Pepsi Bottling Group Inc. shares dipped on Friday, after investment bank UBS cut its opinion on the snacks and soft drink maker, citing concerns about rising energy costs and signs of revival at its chief rival, Coca Cola Co. Shares of PepsiCo, the world's second biggest soft drink maker after Coke, shed 45 cents, or nearly 1 percent, to $53.48 on the New York Stock Exchange, where it was...
  • Author Dowd bringing her acerbic wit to Utah [Usual emetic content]

    06/17/2005 11:44:03 AM PDT · by aculeus · 24 replies · 626+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | June 17, 2005 | By Brandon Griggs
    She writes two columns a week for the most prestigious newspaper in America, heckling the powerful with her trademark sarcasm while making witty allusions to movies and pop culture. It's a dream job for a journalist. But New York Times political columnist Maureen Dowd, on leave since early May to finish her second book, sounds a little burned out. "It [writing the column] is so stressful that I don't miss it at all," she said Wednesday by telephone from Washington. "For me, the hard thing is the psychological pressure of being original. I find that almost impossible. "You have to...
  • Maureen Dowd Writes a New Book, ARE MEN NECESSARY? .......

    05/25/2005 12:31:09 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 144 replies · 3,687+ views
    YahooBiz ^ | May 25, 2005
    NEW YORK, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Maureen Dowd, following the success of her acclaimed New York Times bestselling book, Bushworld, has turned her lapidary prose and wicked wit to a topic even more incendiary than presidential politics: sexual politics. Dowd's new book, ARE MEN NECESSARY? When Sexes Collide, will be published by G.P. Putnam's Sons on November 8th, 2005. The New York Times columnist who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1999 for saucy and incisive commentary about the roundelay of Bill, Monica, Hillary and Ken Starr, digs into the Y and X files, exploring the mysteries and muddles of sexual...
  • Maureen Dowd: The Republicans have created a monster - (Is this woman mentally competent?!)

    05/08/2005 11:02:37 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 24 replies · 1,101+ views
    I've seen just about every werewolf, Dracula and mermaid movie ever made, I have a Medusa magnet on my refrigerator, and the Sphinx of Greek mythology is a role model for her lethal brand of mystery. President George W. Bush's experiments in Afghanistan and Iraq created his own chimeras, by injecting feudal and tribal societies with the cells of democracy, and blending warring factions and sects. Some of the forces unleashed are promising; others are frightening. In a chilling classified report to Congress last week, General Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, conceded that Iraq and Afghanistan operations have...
  • Bringing Shakespeare to B-School (Two professors sound off on what's missing from most MBA programs)

    05/26/2005 9:34:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies · 673+ views
    Business Week ^ | MAY 25, 2005
    Two professors at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles teamed up to write an article that has turned the B-school world on its head. Warren Bennis, distinguished professor of business administration and founding chairman of the school's Leadership Institute, and James O'Toole, the research professor in the Center for Effective Organizations at USC and the Mortimer J. Adler senior fellow at the Aspen Institute, call for sweeping changes in B-school curriculum and administration in their article, "How Business Schools Lost Their Way," featured in the May, 2005, Harvard Business Review. Advertisement Q:...
  • Linda McQuaig says moving closer to U.S. promotes war, not peacemaking (SUPER BARF ALERT!!!)

    04/24/2005 9:17:23 AM PDT · by Heartofsong83 · 17 replies · 866+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | 04/24/05 | Linda McQuaig
    A common complaint is that revelations from the Gomery inquiry have brought the operation of the federal government effectively to a halt. One front that Ottawa seems to keep doggedly moving ahead on — regrettably — is our military integration with the U.S. Indeed, while the Gomery issue built to a crescendo last week, hardly any attention was paid to the release of a defence policy review that signalled Ottawa's intention to make the Canadian military more part of the U.S. war machine — a change that would likely offend most Canadians if they were aware of it. Of course,...
  • King of the Hill- Bert Blyleven:Clown, color man, and best eligible pitcher not in the Hall of Fame

    04/09/2005 1:31:06 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 4 replies · 336+ views
    City Pages ^ | 4-6-2005 | Britt Robson
    To fully appreciate how much Bert Blyleven cherishes his place in the history of the game of baseball, you have to see the balls. There are about 330 of them, regulation horsehide, individually mounted on little stands and arrayed in tiered rows in a huge glass display case along the wall behind the television and the trophies.