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2B2B or Not 2B2B

Text messaging is big these days. Or rather, it is very small. The minuteness of our electronic communications devices and their tiny screens have turned us from a group of ham-fisted typists into thum-ba-dexterous comm wizards. What many folks don’t realize is that the texting use of shortened words is not new. It is auld,...


Deal Journal – WSJ.com : MBAs are Once Again the Ticket to Wealth

Link: Deal Journal – WSJ.com : MBAs are Once Again the Ticket to Wealth. At bplans.com we’re unsettled with the MBA phenomenon. Several of us have MBA degrees from brand-name schools (Stanford, Oxford, for example) and our software popularizes things learned at those schools. Still, our mission is to create software that brings key elements...


The Fresh Look

Back in the 1970s when I was a foreign correspondent living in Mexico City, I dealt frequently with an American diplomat who provided information about Mexico’s increasing oil exports, which were a big story back then. We had lunch about once a month. He became a friend. Then one day he told me he was...


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