The 10 Most Controversial Posts of 2010

Last Updated Dec 31, 2010 12:15 PM EST

Sales Machine often gets accused of wandering into controversial subject matter. This is probably because I insist upon treating religions (like Islam and Apple) as fair game for analysis and criticism. But it's also because I don't kowtow to the gods of brand marketing either.

Here are the 10 Sales Machine posts that generated the most controversy, based upon comments, emails, complaints to my editors, and even the occasional death threat. Enjoy!