Why one should never go into business

A recent LinkedIn discussion shows why there are people who should never go into business or give business advice. A “self-described Entrepreneur” posted about a disturbing trend. He was correct, it is disturbing, but nothing new. The trend was predatory “VC’s,” who offer limited dollars for exorbitant equity. These swindles are nothing new, as usurious […]

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Companies without points of contact

There seems to be a new trend with companies of all sizes, shapes, industries, and sectors. Customer Service with limited or no contact information. If you don’t use their internally generated customer service system (which limits the customer’s ability to convey the issue they are having) you can’t get a phone number, an address and […]

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Culture, Diversity, and Inclusion

Is it all encompassing? I have noted with increased frequency the use of these buzz words; Culture, Diversity, and Inclusion; populating both the media and individual writings found on social media. Culture, Diversity, and Inclusion appear in poll after poll, article after article. These words claim the terms as used are the reasoning behind the […]

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Does it matter where you bought that item?

I recently bought an Omoton KB395 Bluetooth keyboard. It was working like a charm, but I guess one would assume that to be the case. Pairing it to the iPad was seamless, but that seems more the norm than anything else these days (and I remember the days when it could be a nightmare). You […]

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On the spate of Mass Shootings

Yesteryear When I was in grade school, in the middle of the Cold War, we had air raid drills. We were taught to duck under our desks. I always thought (and I think I did back then) that it was absurd, if a bomb (and if it was an Atomic Bomb), what was my desk […]

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Automation of Accounts Payable

The other day a salesperson with one of the new expense programs that come with those virtual expense cards called. These programs seem to be all the rage, as in the last two years many new and some old companies entered this marketspace. I’m being told by salespeople and after reviewing numerous websites that there […]

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An open message to Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google.

Mr. Pichai, It would seem my private email server has been assigned a less than stellar reputation due to my error (ok, stupidity). The domain/IP address of my server had, for a brief time, an incorrectly configured DKIM record. I send one message to a mailing list of approx. 20,000 names, once a week. About […]

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Dun & Bradstreet – seven years later, still has bad data

Dateline: June 2015 In June of 2015 I wrote a blog titled “Dun & Bradstreet – Would you trust their data?  In that article I discussed all the erroneous information D&B had about me and my associations with different companies. Dateline: April 2022 On April 12th, 2022, I did another search on Corporationwiki. Interesting, how […]

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