June, 2009

Is Oprah’s Fat-Loss Tip Making You Fat?

In 2006, I sent out a nationwide media release insisting that Oprah’s fat-loss methods – which included walking as her primary exercise – were actually making her fat. Even worse, they were making the millions of Americans following her lead fat too.

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Do You Have a Killer Support System?

Susan was tired of being a professional speaker. She’d often spend 200 days a year on the road, away from her family. And she knew it was time to build a business that wouldn’t be completely dependent on her. But how? She needed a killer support system to help her figure out what she could do and then help her do it.

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The Big Business of Stored-Value Cards

You know what a stored-value card (SVC) is, right? You’ve seen racks of them near the checkout counters at Walmart, Sam’s Club, Home Depot, Rite Aid, and thousands of other retailers. You probably call them gift cards. And you’re probably familiar with phone cards, too.

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The Perfect Business for Today

My ever-present, effervescent managing editor Suzanne came up with another good suggestion last week. “You know Richard Russell,” she said. (Richard Russell writes the Dow Theory Letters.) “I just came across an essay of his about the ideal business. It was very popular with his readers. His criteria mesh well with your advice, but I bet you’d have something to add – especially when it comes to starting a business in a down economy.”

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