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What’s riskier: in or out of the stock market?

by Published: March 12,2007


Is the stock market a dangerous place to be right now? In my judgment, it’s more dangerous to be out of the market than to be in it. A recent book by Robert Kiyosaki and Donald Trump, “Why We Want You To Be Rich,” says that the stock market is a lousy place for people […] [...]

Planning, preparation are indispensible management tools

by Published: March 5,2007


Tuesday, February 27, 2007, marked three weeks since my knee replacement surgery. I had worried myself into believing the ordeal of surgery and recovery would be much worse than it actually was. Three weeks and I’m running at about half speed. Amazing! One of our readers, Dr. John Bower, sent me letter suggesting that I […] [...]

Post-surgery, it’s like a new ‘knees’ on life for me

by Published: February 26,2007


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Out with the old knees and in with the new this week

by Published: February 5,2007


Tomorrow is the big day for me. Out with the old knees, in with the new. As one might imagine it’s both a time of excitement and apprehension. I’ve enjoyed excellent health throughout my life and have little experience with hospitals and such. All that’s about to change. For a number of reasons, partly hereditary […] [...]

Mandatory healthcare insurance coverage schemes loom

by Published: January 29,2007


When July 1st rolls around later this year, residents of Massachusetts will be required to have health insurance coverage. Required — by law. This move is revolutionary and will, no doubt, have ramifications throughout the country, including Mississippi, and we appear to be at the beginning of serious dialog about our healthcare cost crisis. A […] [...]

Time right to let sun shine on AG, outside attorneys

by Published: January 22,2007


Charlie Ross, the state senator from Brandon, introduced an important bill in the Legislature January 12. The Mississippi Open Lawyer Fees Act is designed to bring added openness, oversight and accountability to the Attorney General’s Office, specifically when outside lawyers are hired to work on behalf of the state. The bill is endorsed by Mississippians […] [...]

For two big days every January, it’s all about EXPO

by Published: January 15,2007


Every year, the holiday season ends abruptly for the Mississippi Business Journal staff. As soon as we return from New Year’s, we move into EXPO mode — EXPO being shorthand for the Mississippi Business and Technology EXPO. This year the show will be held January 17th and 18th at the Mississippi Trademart in Jackson. Just […] [...]

More funds for broken school system mean little

by Published: January 8,2007


Let’s be honest with ourselves and admit that most of those resolutions to lose weight and save money have been forgotten by now — after all, the new year is a week old. So, I want to propose a resolution that Mississippians need to adopt and pursue in 2007 and beyond: Each and every one […] [...]

This year, maybe I’ll keep my resolutions ‘til spring

by Published: January 1,2007


Another year has come and gone, and we find ourselves in 2007 — whether we’re ready or not. Chances are, many of us are, in fact, not ready. Nonetheless, time waits on no one so we might as well get with the program and launch the new year with enthusiasm, perhaps even with a little […] [...]

Holidays a time to celebrate what’s really important

by Published: December 18,2006


Since we will publish our annual Book of Lists on December 25th, this issue is my last opportunity to write a column for 2006. With this week’s edition, we take a look back at a few of the business headlines of 2006, as well as anticipate a few of the important stories likely to unfold […] [...]

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