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The podcast and its content is made available as part of Phil’s “pay it forward” effort so the content is licensed under Creative Commons – Non-Derivative, Non-Commercial with Attribution. If you wish to use the content for any purposes no covered by the Creative Commons License, please contact us.

As of December 1, 2009, the FTC requires bloggers to provide disclosures whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.

First, the obvious: I am a tech executive, I write columns (Forbes.com), I’m an investor and I provide advice.

Second, the less obvious: If I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to specify this, as I would if I use an Amazon link that gets me 8 cents instead of an Amazon link that gets me 0 cents. If someone gives me something that then appears in photo, I need to disclose.

This would be tedious for me and obnoxious to you. But rules is rules.

To cover me and preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every recommendation, link, and product I use, the following all hold true:

(Illustrations courtesy of Louis Gray and Jeannine Schafer)