Last Updated Aug 20, 2007 12:41 PM EDT
Even seasoned professionals are confused and fearful, and it's OK for managers to admit they're not exactly sure about all the intricacies of collateralized debt obligations and the other new-fangled financial instruments at the heart of the current credit crisis. Everyone has their specialty, and if yours doesn't happen to be finance, fear not. The good folks at Salon.com are offering a primer for smart people who don't quite get all the finer points of the latest trouble on the Street. Or, if you're looking for a little insight into the Fed's rate cut, check out the Wall Street Journal's explanation of the discount window, and impress your colleagues with your new found expertise.