Every Friday we list 7 of the best stories we’ve read throughout the week. Most involve something about business or business loans. Sometimes we add something else. Enjoy the stories below and please share something you’ve read this week.
Enjoy the 31st edition of Eyeball Worthy Links of the Week:
1. Lending to Small Business up 18% in 2011 — Reuters — “In a possible sign of economic recovery, small-business lending hit a four-year high in November, a new report shows. At the same time, the number of small-business loans in delinquency declined.”
2.Are Doctors Going Broke? — CNNMoney — “Doctors in America are harboring an embarrassing secret: Many of them are going broke …”
3. You’re Wired to Be a Leader — Inc. — “You were born with seven brain attributes for effective management. How much you turn the volume up or down depends on you–and what you want to accomplish.”
4. What’s an Entrepreneur? The Best Answer Ever — Inc. — “This classic 25-word definition pares entrepreneurship to its essence and explains why it’s so hard. And so addictive.”
5. I’m Trying To Be Respectful, But This Makes Me Crazy — FeldThoughts — “Following is something that happens to me on a regular basis, with a new and exciting twist. I’m telling this story both to vent (maybe I’m grumpy today – I don’t know) as well as for an object lesson on how not to interact with a VC, or at least with me …”
6. The Antikythera Mechanism: The Story of Humanity’s Oldest Analog Computer, circa 150 B.C. — brainpickings — “30 gear wheels of anachronism, or what a 2,000-year-old shipwreck reveals about the evolution of technology.”
7. Twinkies to keep coming despite bankruptcy — CNNMoney — “Rest easy, Twinkie lovers: Hostess Brands, the storied American manufacturer of snack cakes, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Wednesday, but said it will continue to churn out Ho Hos, Ding Dongs and other iconic products.”
Now it’s your turn. What did you see this week that is worthy of everyone’s eyeballs?