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August 19, 2006

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to a special Saturday edition of On the Moneyed Midways, the only weekly wrapup of the best posts from the business and money-related blog carnivals. As always, one post each week is declared to be The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!(TM)!

Why a special Saturday edition? In one word - "fracturation" (yes, we're prone to making up words here at Political Calculations!). Once upon a time, there was only one blog carnival dedicated to covering money and business related matters on the web - the Carnival of the Capitalists. But, with the growth of the blogosphere, and the ease of creating new carnivals, the blogosphere has become "saturated" with new carnivals (today's edition features more carnivals than ever before.) These newer carnivals have tended to focus on narrow areas of interest, with the result being that carnival content has "fractured". Take the two key words involved, and we get "fracturation!"

But that's enough about the state of blog carnivals. This week's issue awaits below....

On the Moneyed Midways for August 19, 2006
Carnival Post Blog Comments
Carnival of Business Why "Better" Products Don't Sell trizoko It takes more than top-notch features to drive product sales - Trizoko highlights what "more" means.
Carnival of Career Intensity Are You Using This One Essential Rule to Sky-Rocket Your Career? Motivation for Success Tyler McKinna has a simple rule for jump-starting your career path toward the top.
Carnival of Debt Reduction How I Reduced My Credit Card Interest Rates Blogging Away Debt Tricia walks through the steps you need to take to lower your debt interest payments.
Carnival of Future Millionaires Before Your Idea Can Take Off J. Timothy King's Blog Running a small business means doesn't mean you need to become three different people to sell, advertise and market your wares. J. Timothy King thinks you just need to be a salesman.
Carnival of Investing Illumination Through Research Abnormal Returns How should you go about your approach to making an investment decision? Abnormal Returns says a rigorous approach is needed to travel a potentially "treacherous" path.
Carnival of Marketing Readability as an Online Marketing Tool Kicking Over My Traces Are you writing at the level of your desired audience? Cehweidel provides links to resources you can use to determine if your hitting your mark!
Carnival of Personal Finance Career Allocation… Asset's Estranged Cousin InvestorGeeks Have you ever considered diversifying your career the way you would your investment portfolio? Vince of InvestorGeeks discusses how to determine your career allocation.
Carnival of Project Management When Everything Goes Wrong Software Project Management Pawel Brodzinski provides leadership tips for what to do when everything goes wrong in your project.
Carnival of Real Estate Two Real Estate Cycles Real Central VA Jim Duncan shares his theory that "we are in the midst of two separate, distinct yet interconnected real estate cycles."
Carnival of the Capitalists Negotiate to Win (But Let Your Opponent Win Too) Bouncing Back Jeannie Bauer oulines three steps to make your negotiations more successful. The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Cavalcade of Risk A 95% Failure Rate HealthFlux Wellness programs reduce health insurance costs, but their not catching on with businesses. Justin says providers need to bundle the programs with their insurance offerings to realize their benefits.
Festival of Frugality Cut College Costs GraceGarth Grace Garth has a fantastic way to cut your or your child's cost of college - don't take classes at college (if you can help it!)
Investing Carnival Buying the Right Franchise BOB - Business Opportunities Blog Looking to launch your own business by buying into a franchise? Marcus Markou advises you to perform all the due diligence you can do!
Personal Development Carnival Can We Copy Our Heroes? David Maister's Passion, People and Principles David Maister asks the question - but the real challenge is in the answering!

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