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Links for Thursday, November 27, 2008

  • Warren Buffett: 10 Ways to Get Rich – “When you first make money, you may be tempted to spend it. Don’t. Instead, reinvest the profits. Buffett learned this early on. In high school, he and a pal bought a pinball machine to pun in a barbershop. With the money they earned, they bought more machines until they had eight in different shops.
  • Coding Horror: Is Email = Efail? – “Why answer one person’s email directly when I could potentially answer a thousand different people’s email with a single blog post?
  • Dave Wright: Keys to Startup Success – “Don’t hide your killer product (you do have a killer product, right?) behind mounds of marketing speak that leaves visitors to your site wondering what in the world you’re selling. Just explain it, clear and simple. If your idea is bigger than your product today, sell the product you have today and your customers won’t be disappointed.
  • Peter Schiff: The Truth About Bailouts – “So for the same reasons that Washington should not bail out General Motors, the world should not bailout America. Like GM, our economy is in desperate need of a restructuring. Spending must be replaced with savings, and consumption with production. The service sector must shrink and manufacturing must expand to fill the void.