According to 24/7 Wall Street we will be saying goodbye to these ten familiar brands in 2012 . . . Here are my choices of brands that should be getting the boot!

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I love this time of year for many reasons . . . decorating the tree, turkey with stuffing, the smiling faces of anticipation of our 4 kids on Christmas Eve . . . and the fact that as the holiday season fast approaches we all tend to dawn our prognosticative hats in an effort to … Continue reading

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Celebrity CEO Series: John Little and Portal Software proves that you don’t have to make money to make money

Besides, $220 million is quite a premium for a company that lost $75 million last year, said Patrick Kelly, partner and founder of analyst firm OSS Observer. In fact, Portal hasn’t had a profitable year from a revenue standpoint since its very successful initial public offering in May 1999. from the April 13th, 2006 Connected … Continue reading

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Celebrity CEO Series: David Walsh – Building the Ubiquitous Bre-X Brand

But here’s the thing, besides the fact that Lefkofsky as the Times article pointed out, has a checkered entrepreneurial past involving what appears to be slight of hand dealings coupled with the apparent blind eye of the firms involved with the underwriting process, it is becoming abundantly clear that Groupon is about as golden as Bre-X. … Continue reading

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When did LinkedIn become a job search site dressed up as a social network?

As LinkedIn moves closer and closer to launching their long-awaited IPO I cannot help but recall a line from the 1976 movie All The President’s Men, when Deep Throat admonished Bob Woodward (played by Hal Holbrook and Robert Redford respectively) to “follow the money.” To what am I referring and, what does Watergate have to … Continue reading

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