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Author Archives: Ed Waldman

Selling Brett Favre

Maybe Brett Favre moving from team to team is just an NFL plot to sell more jerseys. According to an Associated Press story, Favre’s No. 4 Minnesota Vikings jersey was the top seller on the league’s merchandise Web site for ...

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Texting in sick

A first for me. Someone at The Daily Record texted in sick to me this morning. And, a little to my surprise, I was OK with it. I wouldn’t do it, mind you, but after thinking about it for about ...

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The lady or the player … how would you decide?

This doesn’t have a whole lot to do with business, but I’m sure there are a lot of business moms and business dads out there who can relate. Two times in the last three weeks I’ve attended high school softball ...

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A tough day

Wednesday was a challenge for me. Editing The Daily Record’s story about the layoffs at The Sun was difficult because the journalists let go were “my people” — men and women who are about my age, many of whom I ...

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Conficker … go figure

Well, I’m still on line. It seems that Conficker was over-hyped. At least so far. (But by putting this up, have I just put a bulls-eye on my laptop?) Has anyone out there been affected by the worm? Is anyone ...

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Spam goes low tech

Maybe this is new to me because I’m not a “Director/CEO,” but I do get letters like this all the time in my email. My wife (who actually is a “Director/CEO”) got this letter by snail mail on Friday. Is ...

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PR release of the weak

I usually don’t do this, because — believe it or not — I make my share of mistakes. But here is a release that just landed in my inbox: The FTC collects identity theft complaints from consumers throughout the year ...

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Madoff survival guide

When Bernie Madoff arrives in prison, he likely won’t be the most popular inmate. According to some experts Bloomberg interviewed — including a former inmate who advises convicts on surviving time behind bars — the other prisoners are bound to ...

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Maryland’s bad timing

Here’s another huge piece of evidence that Maryland waited too long to approve slot machines. The Associated Press is reporting that the 11 casinos in Atlantic City, N.J., reported a 19.2 percent drop in revenue last month, the biggest monthly ...

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