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Seth Godin’s Blog

I don’t think you should text while working.

You’re competing against people in a state of flow, people who are truly committed, people who care deeply about the outcome. You can’t merely wing it and expect to keep up with them.

via Seth’s Blog.

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2011 in education, think

 

Rate on 30-year fixed mortgage rises to 4.8

The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage rose slightly this week, following increases in bond yields.

Freddie Mac says the average rate rose to 4.80 percent this week from 4.74 percent the previous week. It hit a 40-year low of 4.17 percent in November.

The average rate on the 15-year loan inched up to 4.09 percent from 4.05 percent. It reached 3.57 percent in November, the lowest level on records starting in 1991.

 

 

 

Rate on 30-year fixed mortgage rises to 4.80 pct. – BusinessWeek.

 
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Posted by on January 28, 2011 in economy, investing, money

 

Discover the New Kunekt Krush

Introducing the new Kunekt Krush. In a word – stunning!

It’s the perfectly-sized, go-anywhere entertainment, social connection and navigation device.

Google Android OS, the leading mobile operating system for tablets.

Tons of apps through the Android Marketplace

Multi-tasking Android that gives you the freedom to do what you want

Widescreen display optimally designed for mobile web, video and movies

via Kunekt Corporation – Tablets.

 
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Posted by on January 27, 2011 in investing, technology

 

Jimmy John’s founder contemplates moving headquarters out of Illinois

The founder of Jimmy John’s said he has applied for Florida residency and may recommend that his corporate headquarters move out-of-state as a result of the Illinois tax increases enacted last week.

Jimmy John Liautaud told The News-Gazette on Tuesday that he is angry about the moves, which boosted the individual income tax from 3 percent to 5 percent and the corporate income tax from 7.3 percent to 9.5 percent.

via Jimmy John’s founder contemplates moving headquarters out of Illinois | News-Gazette.com.

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2011 in business, economy, taxes

 

Our Lizard Brain Robs Us of a Great Life

We all have a lizard brain.  It is part metaphor and part science.  Scientifically speaking, it is two almond-shaped amygdala located deep in our heads that form a sort of mini-brain.

This mini-brain seems to take over when we are afraid, mad, aroused, hungry or out to get someone.  It is very primitive.  It has served to keep us alive as a species for a long time, but our lizard brain can also work against us.

via Our Lizard Brain Robs Us of a Great Life | My Super-Charged Life.

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2011 in education, info, technology, think

 

Greatest Trade Ever

 

John Paulson spent a career on Wall Street underappreciated as an investor, in relative obscurity. Only on Wall Street can you be worth about $100 million and still be in relative obscurity. He had slowly built up his hedge fund, and by 2005 or so he started getting nervous about this whole housing market and tried to think, maybe I should bet against it. And he wound up making the greatest trade in financial history. In 2007 alone he made $15 billion for his firm—by way of comparison, George Soros made a billion dollars betting against the British pound [in 1992]—and in the next, in 2008, he transformed the trade into more of a bet against financial firms and made another $5 billion. And yet he wasn’t a mortgage expert, or a real estate expert, and didn’t have much background in the derivatives he used to make the bets, like credit-default swaps (CDS).

via Hedge-Fund Manager John Paulson’s Greatest Trade Ever – Newsweek.

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2011 in business, economy, investing, money

 

Microsoft VP creates perfume that smells of money

If you, like me, sometimes wander around Sephora and find that all the perfumes seem to smell the same, I bring you the odor of change.

It’s called Money. It’s the nosechild of Microsoft VP of Sales Patrick McCarthy. And it gives off a fragrance of brand new bills.

via Microsoft VP creates perfume that smells of money | Technically Incorrect – CNET News.

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2011 in money

 
 
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