Ever since TheStreet.com (TSCM) issued this press release yesterday announcing that it had inked a new contract with Jim Cramer, there’s been no shortage of stories about the deal — most of which note the read more...
|We’ve all made mistakes … but probably not big mistakes like making snot beer, saying no to The Beatles, or turning down the patent for the telephone. In fact, here are some of the biggest business blunders in history: |
Turning Down The Beatles
SHOULD WE SIGN THEM UP?
Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Wed, 2008-04-16 10:33.
DataQuick is reporting Southland home sales log tepid gain; record price drop.
Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Tue, 2008-04-15 10:01.
Posted in: Wrong Number
APOPKA, Fla. -- Police in Central Florida said they've arrested a man who allegedly held young women against their will in a house to shoot a reality show called "Pauper to Princess."
Police say four women forced their way out of the Apopka house on Saturday. The show's director is charged with false imprisonment. He was released on $3,000 bail.Executive producer Jim Johnson denies the allegations. He says the women had been allowed to leave the house on recent weekends.
Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Mon, 2008-04-14 18:57.
CHENGDU, CHINA -- On the outskirts of this western city, in a field of bright yellow flowers, Wang Xi stood on a wrestling mat and eyed her opponent, a brawny man with short-cropped hair fresh from the army. After a quick bow, she lunged at his legs, flipped him over and, within seconds, pinned him to the ground.
Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Mon, 2008-04-14 10:14.
MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - More than a thousand barbecue fanatics in Uruguay grilled up 12 metric tonnes (26,400 lbs) of beef on Sunday, setting a new Guinness world record while promoting the country's succulent top export.
Army personnel set up a grill nearly 1 mile long and firefighters lit six tonnes of charcoal to kick off the gargantuan cookout.
Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Mon, 2008-04-14 08:29.
Research undertaken at Oxford University suggests that an increasing number of people are spying on their partners online.
Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sun, 2008-04-13 11:38.
“Join our fast-paced company”
“Casual work atmosphere”
“Some overtime required”
“Duties will vary”
Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sat, 2008-04-12 09:48.
Posted in: Crimeconomics
WASHINGTON - When the U.S. Postal Service rang up a $13,500 tab at an Orlando steakhouse, it spared no expense during a five-hour meal that government investigators are calling "abusive" in its extravagance.
Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Thu, 2008-04-10 18:55.
Posted in: Crazy Money
Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Thu, 2008-04-10 10:04.
Posted in: Wrong Number
Wal-Mart's internal meetings are on display in three decades worth of videos made by a Kansas production company scrambling to stay in business after Wal-Mart stopped using the firm.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. dropped longtime contractor Flagler Productions in 2006. In response to losing its biggest customer, the small company has opened its archive, for a fee, to researchers who include plaintiffs' lawyers and union critics seeking clips of unguarded moments at the world's largest retailer.