1 Whose Interests?: Some of the players and their motivations
2 Information Food Chain: Shows how changes in the pecking order affect wealth
3 Listen-Only Mode: The tactics of conferencing/webcasting
4 Good Call Bounce: More conference call tactics
5 Very Late-Breaking News: It's not what you know, it's when you know it
6 Now You See It. Now You Don't: Portrays how the IR portrait can be reportrayed
7 Basking in the Limelight: How executives can tag along on someone else’s glory
8 E-mail Alerts: Why you should be so wary of the constant messenger
9 Rolling Thunder: How the constant beat of the drum will turn your head
10 The President Came in Today!: Drumbeat is overdone
11 Boiler Room Redux: How to deal with the pirates and buccaneers
12 Chinese Walls, Sell-Side Analysts: How to deal with the pirates and buccaneers (redux)
13 The Lure of the Fee: Investment Banking: How the pirates and buccaneers deal with you
14 Annual General Meetings: How the annual performance review became a nice party
15 Story Pitch: Mutual back scratch and other deadline pressures
16 CEO Personality: A Pied Piper has many tunes
17 CEO Access: Private audiences with the Pied Piper
18 Chat Rooms: Anonymous, usually disgusting, frequently profane, but somehow compelling. Financial voyeurism?
19 Cone of Silence: Nothing today. Just us chickens here
20 Quiet Period: How rumors crank up when management is just reloading
21 Headlines & Embargoes: We have news, but not yet
22 IR DNA: Just what does it take to do this job?
23 Corporate Communications: Crossover and back-channel strategies
24 Investment Conferences: If Reg FD means it's all out there, how does the Alist perpetuate itself?
25 Arms Merchants: The non-judgmental gunrunners who make it work
26 Institutional Clout: We're really big and we like it that way. How dominance brings its own abuses
27 Disclosure: Disclosure is like a bikini...
28 Safe Harbor: Can management get away with anything or is business just very difficult anyway?
The Devil Made Me Do It
Financial Sucker Test
Financial Sucker Test Interpretation
Affirmation of Renewal
Glossary of Selected Financial Terminology
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