Entries from August 2007

To Succeed W.Va. Can’t Be Infatuated with Misery

Date Written by Skip Lineberg on August 28, 2007

A few months ago, I attended a lecture by Stephen Dubner, co-author of the best-selling book Freakonomics. The book is heady, quirky, interesting, and informative. You must understand this book is written by economists that study questions in depth. I’m talking thousands of data points and years of observation. None of their answers are anecdotal [...]

Let’s Refuse to Participate in Last Place Reports

Date Written by Brian Alcorn on August 23, 2007

Okay – unless you have been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the July 11 special report from Forbes.com, entitled “The Best States for Business.” The business report placed West Virginia at number 50. Dead last!
I do business mostly in two states, West Virginia and Virginia. The latter ranked number 1 [...]