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Entries by Stanley Bing from 03/2010

New Banking Rules We'd Like to See

| Posted 03.02.2010 | Business

News comes today that legislators are close to hammering out new rules for the banking industry. It couldn't come a moment too soon. Frankly, my bank pretty much blows and I'm sure yours does too.

Get Out of My Facebook, Larry!

| Posted 03.04.2010 | Business

What goes through people's minds when they think that people who they haven't seen in years and years might want to once again want to be in touch? Don't they remember what the original quality of their relationships was like?

I Want To Be Acquired by Mark Zuckerberg

| Posted 03.09.2010 | Business

The business of America is not business. It's monetizing vaporous start-ups that involve mystical social networking. As of right now, I'm getting with the program. Time is money.

I'm Mad as Hell and I'm Probably Going to Continue to Take It

| Posted 03.16.2010 | Business

I have two alternatives: Stop reading the newspapers, or learn to manage my anger. It's clear the world is not going to get any better. In fact, what's bad is bad and what was once sort of okay is getting worse.

St. Patty's Day in LA? I Don't Think So

| Posted 03.17.2010 | New York

I miss the politicians in the street. I miss the guys on the train at 8 in the morning with a beer bottle on their bellies and a "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" tee shirt stretched to bursting.

Are You a Company Person?

| Posted 03.18.2010 | Business

When I was a kid, there was an entity that everybody pretty much had contempt for. It was a thing called the Company Man -- a status to which just about everybody has now devolved.

The Stuff That CEOs Are Made Of

| Posted 03.22.2010 | Business

today, I find myself wondering what life must be like for those who must work for her full-time. Whatever power it is she possesses, they should probably bottle it and teach it at Wharton.

China and Google: Two Nations at War

| Posted 03.23.2010 | Business

I don't know about you, but I'd rather live in Google than in China.

Good Census Makes Good Neighbors

| Posted 03.25.2010 | Business

Filling out the Census made me feel quite good in a way that transcends the kind of glow I get when the stock goes up a few points, or somebody tells me I look thinner.

Dougan vs. Blankfein -- Compensation Smackdown!

| Posted 03.26.2010 | Business

Word comes from Credit Suisse that Brady Dougan, the Chief Executive of that fine fiduciary institution, earned $17.9 million in 2009, which is six times more than he made in 2008.

Value: Reality or Perception?

| Posted 03.30.2010 | Business

Looking over a list of the most valued public companies -- Exxon, Microsoft, Wal-Mart, etc. -- you have to wonder how much of their value is driven by a highly irrational factor: their stock price.