Friday, June 10, 2011


- Heard recently from a respected media source: Approximately one in 10 new television shows makes it into season three or four, which is the longevity needed to take a show into syndication which is where profitability truly happens.

- The most creative person in business, according to Fast Company magazine? It's Wadah Khanfar, the mastermind behind Al Jazeera. Others in the top ten are: Scott Forstall, Apple; Yuri Milner, Digital Sky Technologies; Jack Dorsey, Twitter; Sebastian Thrun, Google; Guo Pei, Rose Studio; Sal Khan, Khan Academy; Conan O'Brien; Jim Yong Kim, Dartmouth; and Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post Media Group.

- Who knew that there was a demand for bedbug-sniffing dogs? Apparently there is so much interest in these canines who can sniff out the dreaded bedbugs that concern is building as to which dogs truly can sniff out the pests. The National Pest Management Association, beginning this month, will offer certification and training for dogs and handlers.

- So far this year, tornadoes have killed 504 people, the highest such death toll in the U.S. since 1953.

- And, our quote of the week goes to Courtney Love, wife of the late Kurt Cobain of Nirvana. Said Love, who has dated a varied lineup of men since Cobain's death in 1994, "I'm only interested in plutocrats--the really,really rich guys. I think I can be a real asset to a wealthy man." Hey, at least she's honest, huh?

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