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December 14, 2007

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, December 14, 2007 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, the blogosphere's only weekly review of the best posts contributed to and collected from the past week's best business and money-related blog carnivals!

It was a very slow week in the world of business and money-related blog carnivals! So much so that three of this week's top posts came from the Carnival of the Capitalists! With any luck though, next week should be much better as we'll be in sync with the carnivals that post on a biweekly schedule.

Until then, the best posts of the week that was await you below....

On the Moneyed Midways for December 14, 2007
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Carnival of Personal Finance 2 Ways to Save That Shouldn't Work Getting To Enough GTE finds two counterintuitive ways to increase how much you can save: spending part of your windfalls and not continually shopping for the best deals!
Carnival of Money Stories Losing My (Investing) Virginity Credit Withdrawal Randall was young once, and naïve, and a bit stupid about finance - and then one day became an investor. He recounts the story in a short post that highlights the first three investing mistakes he made, and what he'd do differently today.
Carnival of the Capitalists Do Sears' Troubles Hint at Coming Wave of Bankruptcies? The Corner Office Just two years ago, Wall Street whiz Eddie Lampert was considered to be a genius when he acquired Sears. Today, the company has falling sales and may soon be forced to restructure itself by selling off assets. William J. Holstein weighs in on the irony of an old-fashioned business being tougher to run than engineering hugely complex takeover deals.
Carnival of the Capitalists A Post-Mortem on a Lean Six Sigma Training Disaster The Scratching Post What good is training to implement Lean Six Sigma process improvement practices for an organization that can't really benefit from it? K T Cat compares the effort to Mao's disastrous Great Leap Forward in China.
Carnival of the Capitalists Madness of Groups SOX First Leon Gettler asks why smart executives make bad decisions, then points the finger of blame at "Groupthink." The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Festival of Frugality The Perfect Gift to Give When You're Broke Broke Grad Student The Broke Grad Student finds a gift worth giving that's cheap, shows you care, and tastes delicious!
Small Business Issues Refer, Refer and Be Referred Copywriting Tips Carol Bentley talks through a step-by-step method for creating your own referral matrix to track the progress of your business' relationships.
Odysseus Medal (Real Estate) Is Something Shaking at Point2 Agent/ The Phoenix Real Estate Guy Recently, Phoenix-based Realtor Jay Thompson commented on the departure of Point2's Chief Operating Officer. Soon however, his site traffic showed something a lot bigger was underway in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan as he ended up breaking a bigger story!

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