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March 13

Do Not Believe Reports of Dubai’s Demise; How to Be Happy during the Crisis; When Men Lose Their Jobs; History's Celebrated Scandals; The Difference between PR and Publicity; The Oddest Barbies Ever

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March 12, 2009 3:40 by



Do Not Believe Reports of Dubai’s Demise

Dubai has had its share of obituaries during the current credit crisis, but the news of its death has been greatly exaggerated, says the Financial Times.

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What Went Wrong

The IMF blames inadequate regulation, rather than global imbalances, for the financial crisis, says the Economist.

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Cause for Optimism in the Middle East

A series of recent amiable gatherings among the various Arab states is good news, says the Telegraph.

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How to Be Happy during the Crisis

Happiness in hard times isn’t so rare after all, explains Paul Ingram, a professor at the Columbia Business School, in an article in Portfolio.

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When Men Lose Their Jobs

Could they be doing more around the house, asks Slate.

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The Difference between PR and Publicity

Most PR firms do publicity, not PR, says marketing guru and blogger, Seth Godin.

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Beware Of Creating the Wrong Brand Impression

Advertisements are complex signs, says Branding Strategy Insider, adding that in some cases, it can have the opposite effect to what was intended.

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History’s Celebrated Scandals

Business Week takes a look at some alleged financial frauds that have been prosecuted over the years.

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The Oddest Barbies Ever

More than a billion Barbie dolls have been sold since the first one was created 50 years ago says Newsweek, and checks out her stranger side.

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10 Greatest Imposters in History

From the Man who sold the Eiffel Tower, to an ex-soldier who drew investors to a fictional country, Oddee lists some of the world’s greatest fraudsters.




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