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But can he get me through Vegas traffic at ISC?

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Friday, August 7, 2009
It's Friday, the sun is shining, and I'm trying to get everything I need to get done in time to get out of here at a reasonable hour, so, no, you're not going to get anything particularly deep today. Sorry.

Tired of summer-sales stories?

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Friday, August 7, 2009
Here's today's summer-sales model story. Promise I'll get off of this jag, but it's Friday, and we're finishing up our September issue today...Busy bees around here. This story says 35 Apx salespeople got their license revoked in Nacogdoches, Texas for "heavy sales tactics." Uh Oh.

Summer-model poll commentary smorgasbord

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Thursday, August 6, 2009
The results of the most recent SSN Newspoll are in, and the results are interesting.

Who's the summer-model bad boy today?

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Thursday, August 6, 2009
After yesterday's positive story about a summer-sales model alarm company, here's more of the usual. Today's is a story with complaints about Pinnacle salespeople run amok in Illinois.

Positive summer-sales model story

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009
I'm telling you every single day I read stories from all over the country detailing complaints about summer-sales-model companies and their sales people run-amok.

Say you wanted to build...

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009
I've discovered this new site, www.embedded.com, which is for hard-core dork engineers who are tasked with building things for OEMs. Some of it's way over my head, but it offers interesting insight into how products come to market.

What does 'stable' mean?

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009
I'm working hard right now on a software special report - I've got some 8,000+ words of notes already - and it's shaping up to be a look at what it means for software companies to really be "stable" and "reliable."

RIF at ADT helped balance sheet

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Monday, August 3, 2009
ADT's parent company, Tyco International, reported its Q3 earnings last week.

Protection Bureau announces 2009 scholarship award winners

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Monday, August 3, 2009
I just got a press release from The Protection Bureau. They've announced the recipients of the company's scholarships for the children of current Protection Bureau employees.

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