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To 16,000 customers starting with a computer and a desk

FusionCharts is today a common name among web developers with over 16,000 organizations in 110 countries using it. It is used by names as big as LinkedIn, weather.com, Google, Cisco, GE and World bank. Howmuchever it sounds like a carefully crafted 12-point business plan by a left-brained Harvard-passout, it is so much the opposite. It [...]

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Borrowed $500 and Started CelebriDucks

Back in 1986, I started an animation company that over time grew to become the largest publisher of animation artwork from television commercials in the country having created the first ever animation art lines for Coca-Cola, Anheuser-Bush, M&M/Mars, Pillsbury, etc., etc. I started it by borrowing $500 from two different good friends and eventually paid [...]

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The Roundup April 29

The Roundup April 29

100 Days From 40 to 60 percent of the presidential office is not in administration but in morals, politics, and spiritual leadership. He has to guide a people in the greatest adventure ever undertaken on the planet. William Allen White

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The Biz Roundup January 7

So who we going to borrow those trillion dollar deficits from now? Bernie Madoff? On Tuesday, President-elect Barack Obama predicted the possibility of trillion-dollar deficits “for years to come,” even after an $800 billion stimulus package. Normally, China would be the most avid taker of the debt required to pay for those deficits, mainly short-term [...]

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The Biz Roundup January 5

When you think about it, this is good news for mechanics and tow truck companies . . . The nation’s six largest automakers all reported December sales declines of more than 30% Monday, capping the industry’s worst year since 1992.Of the major automakers, Chrysler LLC took the biggest hit in December. Sales fell 53% from [...]

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The Biz Roundup January 2

The last time somebody tried this, Apple broadcast software that blew up the phones. But on Wednesday, a group called the iPhone Dev Team released a free piece of software called “yellowsn0w” that unlocks the iPhone 3G. The software lets users reprogram the phones so they can work on any wireless network based on the [...]

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Speaking of logos, how the best logo of 2008 was created

Speaking of logos, how the best logo of 2008 was created

If you’re in the market for logos of any kind, you should hear Sol Sender’s two-part video interview on how his team created the Obama ’08 logo. Now, most of you can’t afford someone of Sol’s stature and ability, but if you listen carefully, you’ll learn much about what separates an effective design from an [...]

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Yet Another Definition of Grownups and Hacks

Greg Mankiw gets in a little snit over Paul Krugman’s NY Times blog The Grownups Are Coming. Here’s the money quote from (Nobel-prize winner) Krugman:

Seriously, isn’t it amazing just how impressive the people being named to key positions in the Obama administration seem? Bye-bye hacks and cronies, hello people who actually know what they’re doing.

Since Mankiw actually served in the Bush administration, so you can’t blame him for getting a tad touchy on the subject:

Of course, if one defines “grownup” as a person who agrees with Paul Krugman, and “hack” as a person who does not, then one might dome to a different conclusion.

I think the world of Dr. Mankiw, but he totally misses Krugman’s point.

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