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16 March 2007

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the March 16, 2007 newly improved and streamlined edition of On the Moneyed Midways, the only weekly review of the best business and money-related posts from each of the week's major blog carnivals! Each week, we seek out the best posts from among the hundreds posted to the various blog carnivals posted each week and we select one post as being The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!(TM) As an added bonus, we also cite the near contenders for the best post of the week as being Absolutely essential reading!(TM)

This is also the first week in which we've scrubbed the blog carnivals running on autopilot from our consideration. We were actually rather surprised at how many blog carnivals that was this week. How can a carnival host get back in our good graces? Three things:

  1. Read the contributed posts.
  2. Edit out the ones that don't fit into the general topic of the carnival you're hosting.
  3. Describe the posts that make the cut accurately and why someone might choose to read them.

In other words, be an editor. Our recent experiment confirmed that carnival hosts that do these three things deliver more traffic to the contributor blogs. Learn the lesson.

But enough about the state of blog carnivals! The best posts of the week that was, from the best-hosted carnivals of the past week that was, begins below....

On the Moneyed Midways for March 16, 2007
Carnival Post Blog Comments
Carnival of Career Intensity The WHY of Clutter It's Not About Your Stuff Jessica Duquette observes that when most people get around to focus on the clutter around them, they never ask why.
Carnival of Career Intensity Why the Non-Resume Strategy Beats Out a Traditional resume Every Time! OhCash.com John1212 presents a strategy for doing an end-run around many companies' HR departments. Well worth reading!
Carnival of Entrepreneurs Failure and the Measure of Success Verve Coaching Erek Ostrowski cuts right to the point in teaching one of life's great lessons: "Keep doing what works. Stop doing what doesn't work."
Carnival of Fraud Tax Fraud Might Mean Tax Preparer, Too Tick Marks Can you be on the hook if an unscrupulous tax preparer does a number on your return? Dan Meyer reviews a recent tax court ruling that says yes. Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of Investing Gold as Investment: When One Pound of Gold Is Not Equal to One Pound of Gold Money, Matter, and More Musings Golbguru is new to investing in gold and offers up a wealth of what he's learned so far. If you've ever considered buying the bright shiny yellow metal for your portfolio, read this first!
Carnival of Investing The China Syndrome SOX First Leon Gettler sees the shape of things to come in the world's capital markets following last week's worldwide stock market drops.
Carnival of Real Estate The Implied Accusation in Real Estate: How to Win the War on Your Attitude Bloodhoundblog "Your cockiness and arrogance is only matched by your incompetence" was the message Greg Swann received in the comments for one of his blog posts. Greg takes the comment and provides invaluable advice in how to deal with hostility and personal attacks in The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Carnival of Real Estate Investing Real Estate Investment Theories that Can Actually Help You Make Money Bloodhoundblog Michael Cook confronts his pet peeve about too many theories that don't work in practice with a handful of theories that do work in practice for real estate investing. Absolutely essential reading!
Carnival of the Capitalists There Aren't Many Ways to Reach a Suspect James S. Logan Jim Logan targets how to deliver the message about your product or service to the right person in an organization.
Economics and Social Policy Ethical and Socially Responsible Investing: Why It Can't Be Done Getting Green Matthew Paulson on the impossibility of being able to truly focus one's investment portfolio on those companies you perceive to be socially responsible.
Personal Development Carnival Boxing and The Law of Attraction Martial Development What does the Boxer Rebellion tell us about The Secret? Chris Marshall reveals the hidden connection.

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