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35 Ways to Earn up to 11% on Your Money

Since the Great Recession, many investors' portfolios have been a tale of feast and famine. Stocks have racked up hefty gains, while the lowest …

Signs Of The Next Recession

The bad news about the next recession: most economists won’t predict it. The worse news: the few forecasters who will accurately predict the next recession will also be predicting recession for years of prosperity. Even though forecasts are not perfect, there are some warning signs that business …

Be the Most Persuasive Person in the Room: 9 Things Highly Influential People Always Do, According to Science

Sometimes facts, logic, and reasoning aren't enough. Here's how the most persuasive people make a great argument even more convincing.<p>Every successful person I know is extremely good at persuading other people. Not manipulating or pressuring, but genuinely <i>persuading</i>: Describing the logic and …

Self-improvement

30 Things About Life Everyone Should Learn Before Turning 30

This is the first big milestone.<p>Life is full of lessons. Some lessons are learned in an instant--like when you touch a hot stove. Others take time to fully understand--for example, what it truly means to be in love. But regardless of the size of the lesson, there are 30 important ones everyone …

Self-improvement

10 Huge Credit Card Mistakes

You'll want to avoid these at all costs.<p>Credit cards can be a dangerous thing when abused, but when used correctly, they actually offer a number …

Taxes will go up. Here’s why.

Let’s be clear: America is an undertaxed society. Our wants and needs from government — the two blur — exceed our willingness to be taxed. This has been true for decades, but it’s especially relevant now because the number of older Americans, who are the largest beneficiaries of federal spending, …

Economics

3 of the Best Credit Card Tips

Credit cards can serve you well, saving or even making you money -- but if you don't use them responsibly, they can cost you a lot and give you …

10 ways smart people stay calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with …

10 Steps Everyone Must Take to Get Rich

These moves will be your foundation for establishing positive financial habits that will move you closer toward your goal.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The millennial generation is at the point now where they’re starting to think hard about how to build …

Personal Finance

How to Manage Your Friends (Without Making It Awkward)

When you’re a fast-rising millennial stepping into a managerial role for the first time, there’s certainly a lot to think about. You’ve probably …

Leadership

What Would Keynes Think of Trump's Infrastructure Plan?

The famed British economist, known for championing Depression-era public-works projects, might not have supported similar initiatives today.<p>If President Donald Trump sticks to his campaign promises, politicians will soon be debating the merits of a $1 trillion infrastructure program. Before the …

Seven Things Great Employers Do (that Others Don’t)

For most people, paid work is unsettling and energy-sapping. Despite employee engagement racing up the priority list of CEOs (see, for example, The Conference Board’s CEO Challenge 2014), our research into workplaces all over the world reveals a sorry state of affairs: workers who are actively</i> …

We Still Don’t Know the Difference Between Change and Transformation

It’s been almost 10 years since HBR published John Kotter’s classic article,”Why Transformation Efforts Fail.” And although his suggestions for how to improve the odds have been widely accepted, the success rate of major corporate change programs remains essentially unchanged — it still hovers at …

Management

A Second Chance to Make the Right Impression

Romualdo Faura<p>Years ago a friend of mine, Gordon, interviewed for a position at a prominent university. During his daylong visit to campus, he had lunch with a senior faculty member (let’s call him Bob) who had final say over the hire. After their food arrived, Bob said of his meal, “You know, this …

Psychology

Prevent Your Star Performers from Losing Passion for Their Work

When Mohamed El-Erian abruptly resigned from his high-profile, and highly lucrative, position as Pimco’s co-chief investment officer a year ago, most observers were shocked. I wasn’t.<p>As a researcher and consultant to executives across diverse industries, I know how common it is for successful, …

Management

Why “Being Authentic” Is Holding You Back

Your “authentic self” may be just an excuse to stay in your comfort zone. Here’s how your leadership style might be getting in the way of success.<p>Many young people are advised at some point in their lives to figure out what you want to be, then go be it. After years of hearing the same advice, …

Surviving in a Family Business When You’re Not Part of the Family

We see all kinds of office politics – the good, the bad, and the ugly – in family-owned businesses. Families can be intensely political organizations, and non-family executives must know how to play politics both in the business itself and in the dangerous borderland between the business and the …

Leadership

The Mistake Most Managers Make with Cross-Cultural Training

Mark is an HR director looking to improve his company’s cross-cultural skills, especially in Germany where his company is doing an increasing amount of business. After considerable research, Mark hires a firm to deliver a training solution that seems like just what the doctor ordered. It’s a tool …

Employment