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02 June 2006

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the June 2, 2006 edition of Political Calculations' On the Moneyed Midways! Each week, we scan through all the business-oriented carnivals, seeking out the best posts which we present here for your weekend reading/catching up convenience! Plus, we've identified The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!(TM)

Before we go further though, I'm pleased to report that none of the Carnivals we cover were presented in a Haiku format this week, for which we'll be grateful to the individual hosts forever! But enough about that - here are the best posts of the week!

On the Moneyed Midways: June 2, 2006
Carnival Contributor Post Comment
Carnival of Business Opening the Books to Your Employees The Scratching Post K T Cat shows how honesty and openness about an organization's financial situation led it away from dire straits to prosperity.
Carnival of Career Intensity Are You Being Mentored? David Maister's Passion, People and Principles David Maister argues that everyone should have a mentor for their work and provides a list of characteristics that define what a good mentor does.
Carnival of the Capitalists 33 Bottles of Beer on the Wall Wordlab What's in a name? Abnu of Wordlab specializes in unlocking the potential in names and words for marketing, and uses the mysterious '33' that appears on each bottle of Rolling Rock beer to make his points.
Carnival of Debt Reduction Radical Saving Young and Broke Amanda reviews MSN Money Central's suggestions for radical lifestyle changes that can have a big impact on your ability to save.
Carnival of Entrepreneurship The #1 Mistake Entrepreneurs Make RadicalHop.com Who knew that the #1 entrepreneurial mistake is not having a business plan? Peter Kua finds that 99% of new entrepreneurs don't have one, then shows what having one does for you and outlines what goes in a business plan. A true business tour-de-force, and The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Carnival of Investing Fate, Providence, and the Elusive Art of Stock Valuation The Daily Bacon dbblog has formulized a means for determining the fair value of a stock, which might well end up as a tool over here in the near future!
Carnival of Marketing Is Your Company Seeing a Bozo Explosion? Scobleizer Bob Scoble extends Guy Kawasaki original 14 warning signs of whether your company may be facing a 'bozo explosion' and discusses how to prevent it.
Carnival of Personal Finance If Rising Interest Rates Causes the Real Estate Bubble to Pop, Will You Be Any Better Off Waiting to Buy? It's Just Money lamoneyguy asks and answers whether it makes sense to buy a house now, with low interest rates, or to buy a house later, at lower prices, but with higher interest rates.
Festival of Frugality How Layaways Can Save Your Thousands on Electronics SavingMoney SavingMoney's post is really all about guerilla negotiating tactics - but absolutely the sort of thing you need to do to extract the best deal possible from the electronic retailers.
Festival of Job Hunting The Type of Job I Can Look Forward To My Money Forest Tim MMF is focusing not just on his first job out of school, but also where he'll go in his career.

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