The Critical 'I'

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Wednesday, March 12, 2003

LOOKING BEYOND THE BUSINESS PAGE
Businesspeople like to fancy themselves as creative. As in most walks of life, only a very few are. But countless drones, hepped up on snakeoil books by Peter Drucker and Tony Robbins, etc. ad nauseum, psych themselves into thinking that they can think outside the box. So it is in that spirit, partially, that Inc. Magazine recommends that businesspeople look at more of their daily newspaper than just the predictable business section.

Actually, this piece is pretty well written, and makes some excellent points. Being one who habitually reads the entire newspaper every day, for equal parts business and pleasure, I fully endorse the ideas espoused here.

One thing I'd like to point out: In the course of dressing down the typical content of a daily newspaper's business section, the author mentions how much focuses on personal, vs. corporate, finance and news. That sound familiar, as I bemoaned that very trend a while back. Glad to see I'm not the only one unhappy about it.