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Good Looking CEOs Earn More: Duke Study Finds

Interesting study. Reinforces the ideology that more attractive people live better lives.

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New York Investigates Banks’ Role in Fiscal Crisis

Not sure what will come from this investigation and why its taken 3 years to do.

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Silicon Valley documentary (how to build a billion dollar business)

Home to Netflix, Google, Facebook and others, this area has contributed more to the advancement of mankind than any other. Yeah, I said it. Now in this documentary several noted entrepeneurs talk about how they were able to build these historic companies in the Valley.

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The Budget Axe: Why Homeless Veterans but Not NASCAR?

This really makes you think were our priorities are…smh.

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LeBron James, Fenway in Deal

This Lebron guy is major…

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Jay-Z’s $450M Business Empire

Someone recently asked me how much I thought Jay made per show. I’d say this clip breaks down the Jiggaman’s ever evolving empire quite nicely.

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Google Release new publication Think Quarterly

Bruce’s thoughts from the rug:

It is interesting that they are choosing to actually make a media item. It’s well done and even a little designy. I haven’t had an opportunity to read in on a tablet, which I’m sure it functions much better on than a browser. You can download the pdf here. I’m not particular thrilled about the topic of this issue. Data is theirs and a lot of other’s passion. This might reach a lot of geeks but not the all the other fans of google. I’m looking forward to next one in June, until then I’ll follow them on twitter @ThinkQuarterly

Like most companies, Google regularly communicates with our business customers via email newsletters, updates on our official blogs, and printed materials.

On this occasion, we’ve sent a short book about data, called Think Quarterly, to a small number of our UK partners and advertisers. You’re now on the companion website, (also available at, if you’re on the move).

The first issue is dedicated to Data – amongst a morass of information, how can you find the magic metrics that will help transform your business? We hope that you find inspiration, insights, and more, in Think Quarterly.

We’re flattered by the positive reaction but have no plans to start selling copies! Although Think Quarterly remains firmly aimed at Google’s partners and advertisers, if you’re interested in the subject of data then please feel free to read on…

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0 — The Premier “Dating” Website for Aspiring Adulterers

What will they think of next?

Do you want to have an affair?

After hearing an ad on Howard Stern’s radio show or seeing a schlocky commercial on late-night TV, you might find yourself on — the premier “dating” website for aspiring adulterers. Type in the URL, and as the page loads a gauzy violet backdrop appears with a fuzzy image of a half-dressed couple going at it beyond a hotel doorway. “Join FREE & change your life today. Guaranteed!”

Setting up a profile costs nothing and takes about 12 seconds. First you check off your availability status: “attached male seeking females,” “attached female seeking males,” or, even though the concept of the site is that all users are in relationships and therefore equally invested in secrecy, “single female seeking males.” Next you’re asked for location, date of birth, height and weight, and whether you’re looking for something “short term,” “long term,” “Cyber affair/Erotic Chat,” “Whatever Excites Me,” and so on. If you’re like me, you choose a handle based on the cupcake you most recently ate — “redvelvet2″ — and then shave a few years and pounds off your numbers.

Once you provide an e-mail address that your spouse would presumably never have access to, you’re thrust into Ashley Madison’s low-tech pink and purple interface. And then, if you’re a woman, the onslaught begins.




Coca-Cola’s Secret Formula Discovered

Now all you need to do is bottle it and you have a billion dollars.

For 125 years, Coke’s secret recipe has remained one of the most heavily guarded trade secrets in the world. Now a group of accidental soda sleuths say they’ve stumbled across a list of its ingredients.

Producers of the radio program This American Life came across an article on the history of Coca-Cola in an old copy of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Coca-Cola’s hometown newspaper. Published on page 2B on February 18, 1979, the article received little attention at the time. But, producers say, that’s because no one realized the photo used to illustrate the story is a hand-written copy of John Pemberton’s original recipe, jotted down by a friend in a leather-bound recipe book of ointments and medicines, and passed down by friends and family for generations.

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Diddy Funds Budding Entrepreneurs

Take that! Take that!

Hip-Hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs is backing up claims to support young entrepreneurs with a $100,000 donation to help fund startup businesses for urban youth across the country.

Diddy was honored on Sunday (February 13th) during the 2011 Annual Bryan-Michael Cox Pre-Grammy Brunch at the Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

The annual event was organized by Cox, SESAC and 100 Urban Entrepreneurs, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving urban youth and developing future business leaders.

Diddy was so moved by the stories of the budding moguls in the 100 Urban Entrepreneurs program that he has personally committed $100,000 to the non-profit organization.

“”Puff challenged me early on by asking, Son, do you know how hot you really are? I walked away wanting to make even greater music,” Cox said. “Minorities are fundamentally at a disadvantage because many lack the access to financial resources and mentoring opportunities to start sustainable businesses.”


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