Stupid Business Catch Phrases and Buzz Words

These stupid business catch phrases and buzz words drive me up the wall. They are all either condescending, insulting, or just plain overused. Every industry has its share of abbreviations and jargon, but some business catch phrases spread like wildfire from one organization to the next.  These annoying  buzz words are regurgitated again and again in […]

Update On My Amazon Complaint

So yesterday I wrote about a recent experience with Amazon customer service that left a bad taste in my mouth. I didn’t go on a rampage or trash the company or anything, I just expressed my frustration with the way they handled the situation. Well, less than 12 hours after I clicked the Publish button […]

5 Reasons an Online Business Beats Brick and Mortar

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A couple years ago a buddy of mine had a backyard birthday party for his son and a few of us were sitting at a table knocking down beers and talking about how quickly time flies by. Inevitably, the conversation turned to work and everyone started complaining about how much they hated their job and […]

Netflix Agrees to Pay Comcast for Smoother Service

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The massive merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable hasn’t happened yet, and the deal may never go through at all if regulators don’t approve it.  But Comcast is already flexing its muscles in its negotiations with content providers. In a joint statement, Comcast and Netflix announced they had entered into an agreement under which […]

Consumers Prepare to Get Screwed by Proposed Merger of Comcast and Time Warner

Have you heard that Comcast has reached an agreement to purchase Time Warner cable for $45 billion?  These are already the two largest cable television providers in the nation and the merger will make Comcast an absolute giant.  Is that a good thing or a bad thing? I’m going to go out on a limb […]

Will the Super Bowl Really Help the Local Economy?

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The Super Bowl is now less than a week away and various local news broadcasts and newspapers claim that the big game and all the hoopla surrounding it will inject an estimated $600 million into the local economy. But how accurate are those numbers? After doing some research I’ve found that independent studies show these estimates […]

People Spend More Money On “Free” Apps Than Paid Apps

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My buddy Paul has been teaching himself how to code so he can develop smart phone apps.  His plan is to develop a bunch of paid apps to create another stream of income, and his first app is set to be released soon.  I can’t tell you what it is yet (he’s afraid someone will […]

Changing Your Mindset from Employee to Entrepreneur

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More and more people are realizing they’re not cut out for the corporate jungle.  Office politics, pathetic raises, and the constant threat of layoffs cause significant stress among today’s workforce. The corporate world sucks people in when they’re young with delusions of grandeur.  Then it uses them up like a natural resource and spits them […]

Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $35

Amazon lovers will be a little disappointed when they hear this news:  Amazon’s Free Super Saver Shipping for $25 is no more.  You now need to spend at least $35 to qualify for free shipping. This is the first time in over a decade that Amazon has changed the minimum order amount for free shipping […]

Damn, I’m Glad I Don’t Work for Macy’s

So much for holidays. It’s bad enough when retailers open at midnight on Black Friday to lure in consumers eager to find a killer deal, but in recent years stores have started opening earlier and earlier and taking away a good portion of the Thanksgiving holiday itself. Macy’s is just the latest retailer to announce […]

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