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Is Your Network a Mile Wide But an Inch Deep?

Is your personal network deep or shallow?  Chances are, it’s a bit of both.  The question is, how strong is the deep part of your personal network?
A shallow network is where all of the people you meet will start out – and where, in my opinion, far too many of them will remain. In the [...]

The Shadow Industry

While traditional publishing counts for the bulk of all books that reach bookstores – brick-and-mortar or virtual – there is a significant shadow industry of self-publishing that accounts for, by some estimates, around $1 billion a year in sales.
That’s a long shadow.
But, as J.A. Konrath points out in his always-excellent and thought-provoking blog, A Newbie’s [...]

A New Site for News: A Good Thing

A new journalistic site, or organization, is about to launch, and that’s good news.
We don’t have enough independent voices in journalism. And different voices bring different opinions and the search for the truth (whatever the truth is, but that’s another story).
The journalist Glenn Greenwald, who broke the news about the NSA leaks and much more, [...]

Beware of Disappearing Blog Posts

Where did you go?
I’ve found myself wondering that when I’ve clicked on a link and found that an author has last posted during an earlier presidential administration. (Granted, this isn’t as disconcerting as getting a Facebook “birthdays this week” reminder for an acquaintance who’s passed away – which happened to me a few days ago [...]

Barnes & Noble Reports Fiscal 2012 Second Quarter Financial Results

Barnes & Noble Reports Fiscal 2012 Second Quarter Financial Results
EBITDA Increases 21% over the Prior Year
Comparable Store Sales Increase 10.9% over the Three Day Holiday Weekend
NOOK Tablet(TM) Becomes Fastest Selling NOOK(TM) Product
New York, NY (December 1, 2011) – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) today reported sales and earnings for its second quarter ended [...]

Corporate Controller Allen Lindstrom Appointed Interim Chief Financial Officer as Barnes & Noble Launches Search for New CFO

Barnes & Noble and Joseph Lombardi Agree to Transition Arrangement
New York, New York, October 21, 2011 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, today announced that Joseph Lombardi, Chief Financial Officer, has resigned from his current position, but will remain a non-officer employee until mid-2012 to assist in the transition as [...]

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