October 2009 Blog Posts (9)

The Week Ahead October 26-30, 2009


Tuesday: Durable Goods Orders (B), Case-Shiller Home Price Index, Consumer Confidence (B)

Wednesday: Durable Goods Orders (B), New Home Sales (C+), Crude Inventories

Thursday: Weekly initial jobless claims (C+), Gross Domestic Product (B)

Friday: Personal Income and Consumption (C+), Chicago Regional Manufacturing Surveys (B) *Rating Scale by Importance (A-F)

Larson note: Last week we saw Home… Continue

Added by Howard Larson on October 26, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Week Ahead October 19-23, 2009


Tuesday: Sept. Producer Price Index (B-), Sept. Housing Starts and Building Permits (B-) Wednesday:

Thursday: Weekly initial jobless claims (C+), Sept Leading Indicators (D-)

Friday: Sept Existing Home Sales (C+)

Larson note: Looking to keep the upward outlook this week. I am looking for producer pricing so say flat and housing starts to continue to go up and home sales to contintue strong as though the end of November with the… Continue

Added by Howard Larson on October 19, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

But I Don’t Know How to Network with People!


At a recent event, someone I hadn’t met before came up to me and asked me for advice on how to network. I was flattered that the person asked me and puzzled at the same time. I asked him why he wanted my advice. He told me that he was observing me and noticed how easy it seemed for me to meet people and start a conversation with them. He also mentioned that I looked calm, relaxed and sincerely interested in the person I was speaking with. That last comment caught my… Continue

Added by Gil Pizano on October 18, 2009 at 7:32pm — 1 Comment

Raised Toilet Seat

Who would imagine that something so simple as a raised toilet seat with handles could make my life so much better?

After spending ten days hoisting myself on and off the toilet, the raised toilet seat arrived yesterday. Ahhhhhhhhh!

It is so wonderful and my husband and son also love it. When you lose your mobility, you really appreciate the little things that make you more comfortable. When my ankle heals, I will never again take for granted being able bodied. This has really been a… Continue

Added by Leslie Kahn on October 18, 2009 at 1:13pm — No Comments

I've Fallen and I've Broken My Ankle

Friday, October 16. Well, it's been a week since I slipped on a wet grate on a sidewalk in Evanston, IL on my way to get something healthy to eat and broke my left ankle. I won't be massaging anyone any time soon. I have been hopping around on my right leg with the use of the walker. Now, not only does my left ankle hurt, but so does my right buttock and my arms. I have learned how to get on and off the toilet using only one leg. My cleansing experience consists of my kneeling against the… Continue

Added by Leslie Kahn on October 16, 2009 at 3:53pm — No Comments

The Exploitation of Social Media

Facebook, twitter, ning sites and other social medial sites are great ways to engage your customers. There are many ways you as a marketer can take advantage of this new and misunderstood phenomenon.

1. Incorporate social media networking into a header or footer in your email template. You can keep it simple with a little link to your facebook fan page of your business twitter account; of you can make it quite complex and encourage sharing to Digg, Delicious or other… Continue

Added by Howard Larson on October 13, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Week Ahead October 12-16, 2009

Monday: Tuesday:

Wednesday: Retail Sales, Business Inventories

Thursday: Weekly initial jobless claims, Consumer Price Index, Crude Inventories

Friday: Industrial Production, Capacity Utilization

Larson note: I was a little surprised by the retail sales report for September as were a lot of people. I guess school supplies were really selling like hot cakes. That and consumer bowering going down will only help in the long run. But it is still… Continue

Added by Howard Larson on October 12, 2009 at 9:03pm — No Comments

Whether You're Successful Or Failing, Listen To Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech

Steve Jobs delivering his commencement speech to the graduates of Stanford University in 2005. In it he talks about getting fired from Apple in 1985, life &… Continue

Added by Vincent Wright on October 6, 2009 at 1:56am — No Comments

The Week Ahead Sept 21-25, 2009

Monday: Tuesday:

Wednesday: Consumer Credit, Treasury Budget

Thursday: Weekly initial jobless claims, Wholesale Inventories

Friday: Trade Balance

Larson note: I was ready this week. Auto sales drop, employment rate higher. Still I like what I and my people are hearing off the street. This week, don’t expect anything good report wise. We need inventories to keep low and I am not sure if they are low enough. My only suggestion is to pick your… Continue

Added by Howard Larson on October 5, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

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