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Amazon’s CRaP CEO decides to cut the CRaP—finally, after 24 years CRaP-based growth

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Today’s WSJ reports that Amazon is now ending the sale of CRaP. That is their inside way of identifying products that “Can’t Realize a Profit.”So the richest man in the world, Mr. E-Commerce himself, Jeff Bezos, has finally figured out in December 2018, that the company he founded in 1994 should only engage in profitable activities. No s***hole country, S*erlock!In fact, he did NOT just figure it out. He knew all the time that his business model was CRaP. What changed is he is having more and more trouble getting away with it.His stock used to have a P/E ratio...

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The “best cities in America” rankings are often nonsense

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The San Ramon, CA public library is open Saturdays and Sundays. Why is that significant? It means the municipal government has a lot of money. Best city in CA for finding a job My local paper today said WalletHub says San Ramon is the best city in CA for finding a job. Since CA has for years been the best state for finding a job (I assume), that’s saying something.In October, Safewise said San Ramon was the third safest city in CA and the second safest in the San Francisco Bay Area.In September, WalletHub said San Ramon was the best...

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Why you should buy one of my coaching books as a gift for a football or baseball player or parent of a player

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I have written ten books on football and baseball coaching. Some who buy them are not coaches, but are just PARENTS of players or FANS of the sport..I think another group should read those books: PLAYERS and PARENTS who want to help their player. My son Dan played football from age 8 to age 22 ending as a tailback in the Ivy League. A month after he graduated from Columbia, he started helping me coach our neighborhood Monte Vista High School freshman team..About a month into that coaching, he observed that he would have been a much better PLAYER had...

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‘I wish I had this when I was young.’

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I am getting a lot of book sales these days—xmas gifts I assume.My Succeeding book is one of the top sellers. It is given to young people—late teens and twenties and mature-for-their-years younger teens. The younger you are, the more years you get to benefit from the book and the better start you get off to. About the real world On the other hand, the book is about the real world, which almost makes it unique in the field. The problem with really young readers of Succeeding is they have not yet interacted with the real world. They are naive....

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Japan finally allows immigration, we should allow more

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I have noted a number of times that the far East seems to be the most racist place on earth, not the U.S. even though we keep beating ourselves up about it—or at least the Democrat business model beats us up about it. . I have cited the Japanese word gaijin which means foreigner but like the n-word means African-American. I have also cited the fact that immigration to Japan is near impossible. There are other bits of evidence like Japanese parents immediately searching to see if their child’s fiance has any Korean blood. Koreans are Untermencsh to Japanese. ....

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