Zac Bissonnette…. on his way to star status!

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Huge congratulations go out to my dear friend, Zac Bissonnette. Zac is one of my editors at WalletPop.com, and sophomore at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He just signed a huge book deal with Portfolio after a bidding war between 3 publishers.

Publishers Weekly and Media Bistro’s GalleyCat both report on this big book deal. Publishers Weekly says:

The author, a college sophomore and co-editor of AOL’s WalletPop.com, will argue that American parents and their high school children need to rethink their approach to choosing and paying for college. Bissonette, who contends that most elite private colleges are overrated, is paying his own way through the University of Massachusetts at Amherst; he’ll show parents and students how to assess the value of a private versus public university degree, demonstrate the ramifications of saddling oneself with student loan debt and explain how students can use their college years to position themselves for long-term success.

What a great opportunity for a wonderful person who works hard and deserves all the success in the world!

Overstock.com: What are you hiding?

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The “Black Ops” train at Overstock.com (NASDAQ:OSTK) has been chugging full steam ahead over the last month, so that can only mean one thing… Patrick Byrne and his minions have something to hide.

And indeed, the fourth quarter financial results were not so good. So in order to deflect your attention from the numbers and the facts, the so-called “executives” spend their time smearing those who criticize the company. Executives take pot shots at writers who question the company and its management… writers like Herb Greenberg, Gary Weiss, Floyd Norris, Zac Bissonnette, and others. And then there’s Sam Antar.

Sure, Sam Antar is an easy target for Bryne and his lead stalker, Judd Bagley. After all, he is a convicted felon because of his role in the fraudulent family business, Crazy Eddie, which caused over a hundred million dollars in losses. But even when doing the right thing, Sam’s still a target… he decided to give law enforcement the goods on the Crazy Eddie business. Of course, instead of portraying this as an individual who took responsibility for his actions and did the right thing by confessing, Sam is vilified as a rat. He can’t win! Continue reading

Usana: The New Milli Vanilli?

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No, I can’t take credit for this bit of brilliance. It was Zac Bissonnette over at Blogging Stocks. All Zac.

Poor Usana Health Sciences. They just can’t catch a break can they? What with Barry Minkow and Company ruining things for them. You know… a few experts like me, Robert FitzPatrick, Dr. Manfred Kroger, Dr. Jon Taylor, Doug Brooks, Esq. Experts with real degrees, credentials, and credibility.

And in the other corner, we have Usana. Continue reading