Get Out of Jail Free

Let’s celebrate Monopoly sets! The November-December issue of Mental Floss shares a poignant example of how a simple game can save lives. During WWII, the Red Cross delivered monopoly sets that contained secret extras like metal files, compasses, silk maps of safe houses and even real Italian, French and German currency under the fake money. …

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Perfunctory Bits

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Interesting Factoids

For those of you Financially savvy,¬† did you know that 90% of the Fortune 500 are using derivatives in thier portfolios? Here’s why this is interesting: it is further proof that not enough time is being spent on strategic decisions and instead too much time is given to minutia. Yes, No? Why are derivatives minutia? …

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Blueprint to a Billion

If you are in business and have lofty aspirations, then Blueprint to a Billion by David G. Thomson is a must read. No, there’s no need to be in high tech to reach a billion dollars in revenue. Indeed you may be surprised at which companies and industries really rocketed to the billion dollar revenue …

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