Carnival of the Capitalists for June 4, 2007

Welcome to this week's Carnival of the Capitalists, which includes submissions regarding business, economics, finance, and management (but not personal finance or career management; sorry). Here is this week's fine fare of business posting:

Pamela Slim at Escape From Cubicle Nation posts Obsession with the competition is a luxury of the over-funded. While the title really says it all, Pam has some great advice about keeping the proper perspective regarding competition.

Carmen Van Kerckhove at Race in the Workplace posits that Diversity Training Doesn't Work. Here's Why and knocks that topic out of the park straightaway to the deepest part of left field!

Pawel Brodzinski at Software Project Management demonstrates how NOT to implement a new cost cutting program in Cost Cutting for Dummies. Extremely generalizable to other corporate initiatives.

Wally Bock at Three Star Leadership has an interesting and nicely balanced take and the challenges of managing the new generation of workers who are Addicted to Praise.

Steven Silvers thinks that the eHarmony complaint proves once again that lawsuits are a great way to generate serious publicity for extremist silliness. I think he defames cavemen in the process.

Rob Sama at the samaBlog explains why he thinks we are (despite contrary indicators) in a period of high inflation. Interesting food for thought.

Charles Green at Trust Matters ask Who Should You Trust on Trust in Business: a respected researcher or a business magazine with pages to fill? Oops, I guess I tipped my hand!

Rob at BusinessPundit asks if dressing (or in his case driving) for success really matters in JB Fuqua and The Trappings of Success: Do You Need Them?. He wants to know if his '74 AMC Pacer might be holding his career back. Go leave him a comment!

James Hamilton at Econbrowser sings Don't Worry, Be Happy about anemic-looking first quarter real GDP. I sure hope he's right!

Wayne Hurlbut at Blog Business World discusses Marketing gimmicks: bending spoons and magic. "Marketing gimmicks" is redundant, right? Or is that "Marketing magic"?

The Laundry Capitalist share stats showing that The Poor Get Richer, as do the rich, leaving a few crumbs for the middle class. Ouch!

Becky McCray at Small Biz Survival tells us What I Learned From Failure. That girl has made more than her share of lemonade!

Michelle Cramer at GreatFX Business Cards write about Rules for Networking on MySpace.

Next's weeks Carnival will be at Steven Silvers' place. Maybe I should take back that defamation remark? Nah!

There were a few posts that I thought didn't fit the criteria listed above, but marginally, so I included them here:

Dan Melson's There's No Such Thing as Full Service Agency for a Discount Price

Leon Gettler's The Politics of Pay

Silicon Valley Blogger's Stock Market Technical Analysis Versus Fundamental Analysis, In Pictures

John Ingrisano's Is Franchising Right for You?

Thanks for stopping by, and please feel free to look around. There are some suggestions over there on the right.

posted by Mike at 11:09 PM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mike,

Thanks so much for including my post in the Carnival! Great collection of links - I look forward to reading all of these. :)

8:33 AM  
Blogger Mike said...


Thanks for submitting that post. It's the kind of well-written, timely topic I look for in reading the weekly CotC.


8:38 AM  
Blogger Becky McCray said...

Mike, thanks for a great Carnival. Lots of interesting reading, many from authors new to me. Your comments really help clarify the essence of each post. Thanks for connecting us to the new discoveries!

10:37 AM  
Blogger Mike said...


You're too kind! (Keep it up)


P.S. Link to your blog fixed!

11:10 AM  

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