Unexpectedly Intriguing!
September 30, 2006

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to this week's edition of On the Moneyed Midways, the only place on the Internet where you can catch up with the best posts from each of the week's blog carnivals related to business and money matters. Every week, we also award one post with the title The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!(TM)

This week had a much larger than average number of high quality posts hidden among each of the week's blog carnivals - several were serious contenders for being The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!, but in the end, we opted for our favorite kind of post - the kind that uses direct observation and/or data to contradict the "conventional wisdom" we hear all too often in the mainstream media! Scroll down for the best of the week that was....

On the Moneyed Midways for September 30, 2006
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Carnival of Business Improve Quality by Increasing Quantity WOW Alexander Becker finds it takes quantity to develop quality - his WOW blog is worth reading just to see where he developed his!
Carnival of Career Intensity Conquer Fear, Take Action! The Blogging Boss Eric Boehme focuses upon just what taking action means when it comes to overcoming one's fears.
Carnival of Fraud US Elementary and Middle School Curriculum "Overly Broad and Superficial" Freeman Hunt Are state and national learning standards short-changing U.S. students? Freeman Hunt asks the question that begs answers from the education establishment.
Investing Carnival How to Choose Dividend Growth Stocks The Skinny Investor The Skinny Investor shares a middle-ground strategy for choosing a portfolio of dividend growth stocks.
Personal Growth Carnival How to Get Ahead: Lie and Cheat? Passion, People and Principles David Maister wonders about the impact of a generation of MBA students where a majority admit cheating to get ahead in school.
Carnival of Debt Reduction Starting from Scratch - Laying the Groundwork Savvy Saver If you recently graduated from school with a lot of debts, the Savvy Saver takes you through the steps she's taking her brother to get financially independent!
Carnival of Personal Finance Would You Lose 10 Pounds If Someone Paid You $2000? Getting to Enough Could insurance premiums saved over 20 years be enough incentive to lose weight today? Gte has the scoop on one company's policies.
Cavalcade of Risk What Does It Mean to Live in a Riskier Society? RiskProf "Generally," says the RiskProf, "it means more wealth and well-being," in excerpting a book critique that compares today's world to 1970.
Festival of Stocks The Eighty Cent Dollar Inelegant Investor The Inelegant Investor provides their rationale for investing in a company that "has no employees," "leases nothing more than a storage space," and is sitting on a large hoard of cash.
Carnival of Real Estate Kicking the Tires on Housing Futures as a Predictive Tool True Gotham Are the new housing futures markets accurately predicting the direction of local housing markets? Douglas Heddings contrasts where the futures markets are pointing against his own direct observations in The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Personal Development Carnival Wanna Be More Productive? Trash that Bloody PDA! RadicalHop Peter Kua makes a great argument for P&P technology (that's "Pen and Paper") over the PDA in a fun post!
Carnival of the Capitalists Passchendaele in the Office The Scratching Post K.T. Cat identifies what today's managers could learn from a battle in World War I.

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