* What predicts whether coaching will work or fail?
* This is *very* good advice: keep going to the well until you see it's dry;
* What are your five rules for life? Thinking those through is a good exercise. Here are mine, by the way.
* Excellent post re: the non-confirmations that popped up at the most recent market highs;
* Stock market facing limited upside, given recent historical pattern;
* A look at the major indexes: Russell 2000 continues to show notable relative weakness;
* Thanks to a sharp reader for recommending this article on intuition and scientific method in health care, an issue quite relevant for trading;
* Jamie Dimon on ending "too big to fail";
* Looking for more hiring in 2010;
* Outlook for holiday retail sales: consumerism has come to an end.