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James Surowiecki Launches New Blog at The New Yorker

Timing is everything! So, in light of the ever-deepening financial crisis, what better time for The New Yorker‘s resident business expert James Surowiecki to become the latest addition to the New Yorker‘s line up of blogs. Starting this week Surowiecki will be penning the Balance Sheet. And it seems to be a good fit — Surowiecki has filed a number of lengthy posts since Wednesday, complete with embedded videos. This from his inaugural post:

The only other thing I’ll say by way of introduction is that the economics and business blogosphere that I hope I’ll become a part of is extraordinarily rich and engaging, featuring a fantastic mix of academics, practitioners, and journalists. The substance and rigor of the thinking on display every day is amazing, and I hope can add something meaningful to that ongoing conversation.

He also thinks Bush has actually made some good speeches re the economic crisis, the problem being his credibility is shot and NO ONE IS LISTENING.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.