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Last Updated Mar 17, 2008 2:19 PM EDT

Former CEO Magazine editor, William Holstein, has shaken things up with his post on H1-B visas, with people coming down vehemently on all sides of the issue. What do you think? Are H1-B visas good for America? Do they help keep jobs from going overseas? Or do they solely serve the interests of big businesses seeking cheaper white collar labor?

Meanwhile, Sales Machine's Geoffrey James, never to be outdone on the controversy front, says that business books are mostly self help B.S. Really want to learn how the real world works? Read Gibbon. Readers recommend Machiavelli, Sun Tzu and Steven Covey, he of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" fame. What biz books, if any, would you recommend?

In another post, James offers six habits for highly effective salespeople. But some people think he belongs to Ye Olde School. Is that such a bad thing?

So our office has little March Madness sports betting pool. So what? You got a problem with that? Our resident business ethicist, William Baker, discusses office gambling and asks you, Where's the Line?