May 10 2012 | 8:09 AM
Johnnie Johnson at the 1996 Riverwalk Blues Fe...

Johnnie Johnson at the 1996 Riverwalk Blues Festival in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Photo: Wikipedia)

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Feb 9 2012 | 8:57 AM
Charging Bull, a bronze statue by Arturo Di Mo...

Arturo Di Modica's "Charging Bull" --  Source: David Prior 

The idea that someone can start at the entry level of an organization and work his or her way to the top is very powerful.  It’s the embodiment of the belief that brains, talent, hard work and perseverance create opportunity for success.

But that belief is not universal.  This came to my attention during a conversation I had a couple of months ago,...

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Feb 7 2012 | 9:34 AM
Parade for coming up Broadway, New York City, ...

Image via Wikipedia

With the Giants about to ride down the Canyon of Heroes this morning, right past your humble blogger’s office window (well, actually the conference-room window, down the hallway on the other side of the building), I thought it might be fun to look at what the market did on the date of ticker-tape parades historically.

Of course, your blogger thought of this only last...

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Feb 6 2012 | 9:26 AM


This is nothing as dramatic as “Little Caesar,” but your humble blogger is putting NYX 360 on ice for now.  (BTW, is that the greatest death scene ever filmed, or what?)

The 360 started as an offshoot of my main blog stream, back when I was really blogging, not just aggregating.  I used the 360 as an occasional “extra,” to highlight news that I didn’t have time to discuss in a substantive way.  What with the growth of this company and the firehose of coverage in and around it, the 360 became more frequent, then just about daily.

Over time, a couple of things happened.

One, I found myself focusing on the 360 almost to the exclusion of more substantive posts, which are my first love.  On the 360 I’ve been listing lots of topics that merit greater attention, but I haven’t had time to...

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