It may sound obvious, but

It may sound obvious, but a new study shows that the single most important factor for online profitability is customer loyalty — getting customers to come back regularly. In fact, most online retailers lose money on one-time shoppers.
To earn customers’ loyalty, the study’s authors recommend, treat them as assets — not just transactions — and provide them with real value.
Customer Loyalty Key to E-Commerce Profitability

It may sound obvious, but

Career shortcut: In a hurry

Career shortcut: In a hurry to get on the Internet bandwagon? No time to figure out what you can do? The Monster.com Dotcom Job Converter will tell you exactly how to transform yourself from some useless old-economy role like “Teacher” into a way-new-economy position like “Internet Trainer.” Just pick your current job from the dropdown list and the Converter tells you how to get a new life.
Monster.com: Dotcom Job Converter

Career shortcut: In a hurry

FedEx founder Frederick W. Smith

FedEx founder Frederick W. Smith thinks that the majority of consumer dot-coms have vastly underestimated the costs and difficulties of delivering physical goods. If he’s right, the Standard’s Jonathan Weber writes, “the messy realities of the old economy be they militant teamsters or traffic congestion or high oil prices are likely to impinge on the development of Internet business in a much more dramatic way than many have anticipated.”
The Last Mile

FedEx founder Frederick W. Smith