December 2012 archive

Maintaining Wealth Eludes Most Professional Athletes

Sports Illustrated provides a surprising statistic: “By the time they have been retired for two years, 78 percent of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress; within five years of retirement, an estimated 60 percent of former NBA players are broke.” There are many contributing factors that quickly spring to mind …

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Mobilization of the Internet

Is your webpage ready for the smartphone revolution? With about half of all cell phone subscribers now owning smartphones, and two thirds of new phone purchases being smartphones, the internet is becoming increasingly mobile. Focusing on cell phones merely scratches the surface, as it does not take into account the tablets (such as the Apple …

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Consumer Confidence at Five-Year High

Despite the looming “fiscal cliff,” consumer confidence is at a five-year high. This is good news for retailers going into the shopping season, but there are slight signs of wear and tear. The final November index for consumer sentiment is lower than it was in early November, which could mean that the “fiscal cliff” is …

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A Different Angle on the Must-Ask Interview Question

Kevin Morell, of the software company Referly, has posted on his blog the main question he asks when interviewing engineering and marketing applicants for his company.  It is interesting in that it goes contrary to all of the mental gymnastics question that have been the fashion at other high tech companies and have been the …

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SEC Whistleblower Hotline is blisteringly “hot”

The SEC issued its fiscal 2012 (ended September 2012) report regarding is complaint reporting system that is maintained pursuant to Section 21F of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. This article describes this program. The SEC received over 3000 complaints. With this volume, no wonder that the SEC received complaints came from …

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Judges continue to aggressively grant Daubert challenges

PWC updated its annual study of Daubert challenges. The current study covers through the end of 2012, for a total of twelve years. The results are nearly the same as what is reported in last year’s study, which is summarized here. The most important change from the prior study involve challenges to financial witness, which …

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