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Scrooge McDuck's Management Style Revealed

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I just finished editing Ethan Trex's amazing new Business School in a Box. Just like mental_floss' Law School in a Box and Med School in a Box, it's crammed full of all sorts of irresistible nuggets of business trivia. But there's plenty of hilarity packed in as well. Check out this segment on Scrooge McDuck from the "Management Styles of the Rich and Fictional" section:

Scrooge McDuck

The self-made Scottish duck tycoon seems to be a sort of infallible industrial titan with holdings in mines and mills. He does have a few cracks as a businessman, though. The opportunity cost of keeping all of one's money in a giant vault is vast. Even a conservative investment strategy could net Scrooge millions in interest each year, but he prefers to swim around in his coins. Scrooge's willingness to put his young, probably under-qualified nephews in key spots of his empire smacks of the worst kind nepotism. Moreover, any good HR person will tell you that a male boss who never, ever wears pants is a multimillion-dollar lawsuit just waiting to happen.

Also covered: Mr. Spacely and Montgomery Burns. In any case, look for the box to come out from QuirkBooks later this year. It's one of my favorite floss projects yet!

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Mental Floss Trivia Show is Coming to VidCon!
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Next stop for The mental_floss Trivia Show: VidCon in Anaheim! If you'll be at VidCon, come meet our co-founders Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur (among others) and support a great cause.

ANAHEIM

When: Thursday, July 23rd from 7-9pm and Friday, July 24th from 7-9pm.

Where: VidCon, Room 205

Proceeds: All proceeds benefit John and Hank Green’s P4A: Project for Awesome.

Tickets for VidCon are already sold out, but if you're already going, we'd love to see you there. 

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New York: Come to the mental_floss Trivia Show!
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Less than one week until the next stop for the mental_floss Trivia Show: New York! Come meet co-founders Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur (among others) and support a great cause.

New York

When: May 20, 2015, 6:30-8:30 PM

Where: Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St.

Good Cause: All proceeds benefit John and Hank Green’s P4A: Project for Awesome.

Cost: $15 (You get a great seat, hors d’oeuvres, and a chance to win lots of prizes.)

Go buy your ticket now! Your name will be on the master list at the door that evening. (Note: The show is 21 and over because of the whole being-at-a-bar thing.)

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