Link Roundup

With his penchant for statistics and formulas, Tom would love this article on about a way to assess risk in financial securities. It’s a great deal of clarification of how we got into the mess we’re in. You’ve, no doubt, already added CDS to your vocabulary. Now, you can be versed in the term CDO as well.

One auto dealership in the Northeast U.S. is expanding while the rest of the auto industry is struggling. To find out one reason that Herb Chambers is thriving, read this blog entry at Enterprise

This came to us from the emails to tom at We leave it for you to decide, is there an idea here you can use? Free booklet (click on the book cover image) at

The McKinsey Quarterly has a terrific interview with Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO of Acumen Fund, on women and leadership.

This one’s on our media page, but we just love it when someone “gets Tom.” See what we mean in the article “What to Do in Recessionary Times” by Anja Merret on

Dan Pink pointed us to Zappos’ mesmerizing real time mapping of people purchasing shoes.

Cathy Mosca posted this on April 10, 2009, in General.
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