A-List Blogs for C-Level Execs

We wouldn’t waste your time and effort with not the must-reads.

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www.accountingobserver.com/blog Blogger Jack Ciesielski owns a Baltimore investment-research fund and writes about little-known corporate-accounting missteps, audits of major companies, and the actions of the S.E.C.

Argmax www.argmax.com/mt_blog This economic news, data, and analysis blog was started by John Irons, the director of tax and budget policy at the guts for American Progress. Previously, Irons served as an economics guide at About.com.

Blognoggle Business www.blognoggle.com This blog compiles the most recent posts from top business blogs and divides them into categories such as for example finance, marketing, recruiting, leadership, and manufacturing.

Corante www.corante.com On Corante’s network of blogs, experts and opinion writers pontificate on marketing, media, and innovation; an average post bemoans the sudden proliferation of "user experience" consultants for websites and other styles of media. The roster of contributing bloggers includes Dana Blankenhorn, a longtime business journalist who’s written for the Chicago Tribune and Advertising Age, and Dorian Benkoil, a former foreign correspondent for A.P. and Newsweek.

Dealbreaker www.dealbreaker.com This self-proclaimed Wall Street tabloid, founded by blogger Elizabeth Spiers (who has since departed), reports at length on the most recent deals and goings-on of finance and media moguls. Topics include I.P.O. analysis, compensation metrics for finance types, and commentary on topics of your day (like Murdoch’s Dow Jones bid, filled with "Murdoch Meter" cartoon).

Going Private www.equityprivate.typepad.com/ep The collected musings of an anonymous private equity professional, Going Private publishes analysis on press articles about the private equity and hedge fund business, commentary on deals in the news headlines, and lively excerpts from reader mail.

Feld Thoughts www.feld.com Foundry Group and Mobius Venture Capital’s managing director Brad Feld’s capital raising site is filled with cutting opinion writing (why "passive-aggressive behavior is useless in a startup") and even book recommendations.

Footnoted www.footnoted.org Journalist Michelle Leder dissects all the facts in routine S.E.C. filings, uncovering obscure deals like the reverse merger of Rodman & Renshaw, a little biotech investment firm with which former presidential candidate Wesley Clark is involved, and Enthrust Financial, a shell company.

Institutional Economics www.institutional-economics.com In Institutional Economics, Australian economist Stephen Kirchner analyzes the financial markets from a classical liberal economic perspective.

ModernGraham www.moderngraham.com In this website, investors Benjamin Clark and Jonathan Ritchie follow the lead of Warren Buffet and Benjamin Graham, analyzing today’s market via Buffet’s and Graham’s value-investing strategies.

Naked Capitalism www.nakedcapitalism.com Penned by Yves Smith, an investment banker and Ed Wright, a technology specialist, this website targets financial topics including market inefficiencies, currencies, the Fed, and even high-flown conceptual topics just like the "destruction of the center class."

Romenesko www.poynter.org/romenesko Started by veteran reporter Jim Romenesko to supply links to and brief commentary about articles regarding the press, this website is a must-read for journalists and for anybody who wants to know very well what reporters are reading, discussing, or thinking.

P.S.F.K. www.psfk.com Operated by trend specialists Pier Fawkes and Simon King, P.S.F.K. keeps track of what’s new in advertising, design, fashion, drink and food, and a large number of other categories.

Read/WriteWeb www.readwriteweb.com This technical and business Web news blog covers startups, the biggest internet companies, and everything among.

Seeking Alpha www.seekingalpha.com Read transcripts of company conference calls and also news on U.S. and overseas markets upon this blog, which also posts hedge fund industry jobs.

Seth Godin’s Blog www.sethgodin.typepad.com Seth Godin, former contributing editor to Fast Company, writes this marketing blog, which draws on content from his many business books.

TaxProf Blog www.taxprof.typepad.com TaxProf Blog contains tax news and legislation, salary analysis, and commentary from University of Cincinnati College of Law professor Paul L. Caron.

Trader Daily www.traderdaily.com Your blog of Trader Monthly magazine features news along with strategies and profiles of successful traders.

Valleywag www.valleywag.com A Gawker-Gizmodo hybrid covering Silicon Valley news (think gossip plus gadgets), this website targets new sites, conferences, products, and internet companies.

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