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Downloadable study data on cannabis use or work ethic in the 1970s? Sure!

Published by Mark Bodnar

Consider this... Research did not begin on the day the WWW was invented in 1989.  

Obvious? Sure. But most of us (myself included) are so addicted to the easy access, downloading, and manipulation of online data, that we have blinders on when it comes to older data -- we assume it doesn't exist, will be too hard to transcribe from print, or will be impossible to find.

On tidying up the office... (or not)

Published by Mark Bodnar

Sooo... Staples Advantage Canada has named today "National Clean Your Office Day."  My cynical side sees the obvious marketing ploy, of course, but my I-can't-find-my-desk side grudgingly accepts that perhaps some tidying and organizing (and recycling, scrubbing, airing-out...) might be worth investigating.

It's a small, small world in corporate director-land!

Published by Mark Bodnar

Okay, this is just too cool not to share...

I was just looking for something in our ThomsonOne-Investment Banking database when I noticed a feature that I hadn't really explored before.  Under Screening & Analysis > Individuals > Officers & Directors > Connections I was able to track the connections between two directors or C-suite personnel from different corporations.

On Flash Boys and High Frequency Trading

Published by Mark Bodnar

You may have heard about the new book by Michael Lewis, Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, in the last few days.  It's been reviewed, critiqued, excerpted, and discussed in places such as Slate, NYT Magazine, and the