Article Archive for April 2016

More Business & the Business of Business Reading …
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Posted in Books on 29 April 2016
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The Hidden Wealth of Nations: The Scourge of Tax Havens “In The Hidden Wealth of Nations, Zucman offers an inventive and sophisticated approach to quantifying how big the problem is, how tax havens work and are organized, and how we can begin to approach a solution. His research reveals that tax havens are a quickly […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Q1 2016 Diecast Releases Visual Checklist
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 29 April 2016
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Since the release pattern has been so sporadic, this visual checklist might be helpful to find what is plausible out there but yes, what’s actually on the shelf is pretty fallow. So, good luck to you and happy shopping. If you can’t wait, Amazon has some and third party sellers have some available. (GREEN DOT […]

Business & the Business of Business Reading …
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Posted in Books on 28 April 2016
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Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent “As former Oracle engineer Roger Bamford told Wilson, Ellison coached his recruiters to ask new college graduates: “Are you the smartest person you know?“ If the candidate answered “yes,” they’d get hired. If they answered “no,” the recruiter would ask, “Who is?” Then they’d try to […]

Cracker Jack End of an Era
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Posted in Food on 28 April 2016
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Once upon a time, you got an actual toy in a Cracker Jack box. Then they replaced an actual toy with stickers. Now, you get an app. Launch the app, link with your code inside the bag and play baseball related games. You can read the Press Release. Updated lyrics? “Buy me some peanuts and […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Walmart 2016 Toons
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS Toons Diecast on 28 April 2016
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There’s not much of a new list but “John H.” notes that the cards have been slightly updated … As of now, there is nothing new – though if they actually air the TO PROTECT AND SERVE Toon, we might see the three-pack back. Thanks “John H.” Tweet This Post

Fun History Reading …
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Posted in Books on 27 April 2016
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The Romans in 100 Facts, “Roman history from the foundation to collapse of the empire, covering famous Romans, famous events and some of the more bizarre moments of Roman history.” Mongol Conquests – The Military Operations of Genghis Khan and Sube’etei – “The Mongols created the greatest landlocked empire known to history. It was an empire created […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: This Already Strange Year
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 27 April 2016
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In one way, the distribution situation is they same as it ever was – spotty – but of course, it’s stranger than ever – perhaps driven by the main direction that Mattel seriously considered the possibility that they might lose CARS 3 so if they did lose the license, then this would’ve been a “lame […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Brake for Brake, Boyd & Gurls
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 27 April 2016
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Thanks for the great pics, “John H.” Brake for Brake Boyd. Interesting rims. He’s Coriander Widetrack’s dad. While Brake doesn’t look large, he’s actually not that tiny – compared to Brad Winmiler. Coming soon, the third family member – Mrs. Boyd. Thanks for the nice pics, “John H.” (Yes, all three are from CARS 1 […]

Books to Read: The Food Lab – Better Home Cooking Through Science
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Posted in Food on 26 April 2016
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Food Lab – Better Home Cooking Through Science “As Serious Eats’s culinary nerd-in-residence, J. Kenji López-Alt has pondered all these questions and more. In The Food Lab, Kenji focuses on the science behind beloved American dishes, delving into the interactions between heat, energy, and molecules that create great food. Kenji shows that often, conventional methods […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Arriving Heather Drifeng & Michelle Moteretta
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Posted in CARS World 2016, Disney Pixar CARS, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 26 April 2016
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Thanks “Mariela P” for the heads up & photos … Arriving in stores finally – 2-pack Heather Drifeng & Michelle Moteretta Thanks Mariela P! Tweet This Post