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The Sociopathic Business Model™

Filler Frauds: From Fraps to Face

August 11, 2014 Quartz Did you know that coffee can have fillers like corn, potato flour, soybeans, or brown sugar, among other fillers?   Ground coffee is typically tested by taste, smell, or a gander under a microscope—hardly the level of sophistication you’d expect for the world’s second-most-traded commodity. But researchers in Brazil,...

Tony Stewart & The Sociopathic Business Model™

August 10, 2014 From The New York Times: Tony Stewart, a three-time Nascar champion, was moonlighting Saturday night. He had gone back to his racing roots for a few hours, competing in a local dirt-track event at Canandaigua Motorsport Park in upstate New York, bumping and grinding...

Tax Break for Whistleblowers? PRSpin UnSpun: IRS Edition

August 10, 2014 Accounting Today states that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has expanded its awards to whistleblowers, allowing tipsters to claim a potentially greater share of the proceeds the IRS collects on extra tax revenue. The final regulations released Thursday provide guidance for the whistleblower award program...

Google Grudge: Gods Among Mere Mortals

UPDATED: August 21, 2014 (below original story) August 6, 2014   Google did an excellent job not once but twice in burying the story of their executive Forrest Tim Hayes who died back in November 2013 of a heroine drug overdose; and, again the news this past July...

Sexist Marketing to Women: The Nine West Edition

August 5, 2014 www.ninewest.com As first seen on Consumerist. I get that Banana Republic did a Mad Men Collection but to actually take the sexist tone from the era and not just the style shows how out of touch some marketing executives really are when it comes to...

Medical Sexism: The Sociopathic Business Model™

August 1, 2014 Have you ever visited a doctor and felt like they weren’t listening to you, or dismissed your concerns?  You’re not alone and if you’re a woman, it’s much more common.  This as medical sexism.  I was almost a victim of medical sexism 24...

NFL is No NBA: Rice Should be Banned For Life

July 31, 2014 It's been noted here before that the NFL is likely operating under The Sociopathic Business Model™, and today they confirmed it with the inconsistent and contradictory language to action by giving NFL Ravens’ Ray Rice a two game suspension for dragging is unconscious...

SEC Has 6,500 Whistleblowers: PR Spin UnSpun

  July 29, 2014 According to the WSJ: 6,500 people offered confidential information under the whistleblower program of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The agency set up the program in mid-2011 with hopes of eliciting dirt on corporate wrongdoers. It offers a bounty of up to 30% of penalties for any...