Alan Padilla

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Surviving Your First Year As A Small Business Owner

If you are launching a business, you have probably heard the horror stories of business failure after business failure. Listen to some of the naysayers and you’ll start believing that 90% of new businesses are destined to fail. However, the reality is much brighter: according to the U.S. Bureau of …

Small Business

49 Maps That Explain The USA For Dummies

The United States is mind-boggling. Right?!

The remarkable eight years since Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone

<i>Smartphones existed before Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone on Jan. 9, 2007. But by upending existing technology platforms, application distribution, and carrier business models, he kickstarted a new era of computing whose impact is yet to be fully understood.</i><p><b>I knew one of the victims of the</b> …

Personal Information

20 Must-Try Street Foods Around the World

Can you imagine visiting Paris without having a crêpe? Strolling through Hong Kong and not eating an egg waffle? Passing up authentic jerk chicken in Jamaica? Trying street food is an integral of traveling to new places, and it's a delicious window into new cultures, a taste of human history. In …

Hong Kong

Everything You Need To Know About Beer, In One Chart

There are dozens upon dozens of different styles of beer out there, from pale ales to stouts to bocks — and those are just a few.<p>Being that there are so many styles, and so many exceptions to the rules, it's incredibly difficult (not to mention time-consuming) to get to know them all, but knowing …

Alcohol

This Is What GDP Growth Looks Like Around The World

The above map comes from RBC Capital Markets. It is a GDP heat map, showing the estimated growth rate of every country in the world for next year based on International Monetary Fund numbers.<p>There are a few things to note here: Europe is looking pale. Argentina and Venezuela are in for a rough …

Capital Markets
The Brain

15 Overlay Maps That Will Change The Way You See The World

Maps are all imperfect because they portray the globe in just two dimensions. Most maps, like the Mercator projection, distort the size or shape of land masses, which skews our perceptions of how big continents and countries are compared to one another.<p>When you consider square mileage though, a …

Maps

The 35 Most Powerful Militaries In The World

Despite the potential powder keg in the South China Sea, standoffs in Ukraine, and proxy wars throughout the Middle East, inter-state warfare between the world's military powers has been all but banished from the global scene (for the time being, at least).<p>For a simpler evaluation of military …

War

'Globalisation 2.0’ - the revolution that will change the world

China has taken the first step towards opening its financial system. It may change the world<p>Call it “globalisation 2.0”. China’s integration into the world economy is now a 35-year-old story, dating back to the free market reforms of Deng Xiaoping.<p>For both China and the West, the consequences have …

Cameron warns Putin as Russian president lashes sanctions

Vladimir Putin has admitted for the first time that he is prepared for his country to face a “catastrophic” slump in oil prices, as David Cameron said Europe would have no choice but to step up sanctions if the Russian president did not abide by previous agreements to respect Ukraine’s independence.<p>…

30 Crazy Things You Didn't Know About Russia

For most people, his words ring true to this day.<p>Although Russia is the largest country in the world and has the eighth-largest GDP, little is widely known about the nation and its culture.<p>Because Russia has increasingly made international headlines, it's a good idea to know a few things about the …

Russia

Take A Rare Peek Inside The Massive Data Centers That Power Google

But not Google. The search giant has shared with the world photos that lift the veil off its massive and beautiful data centers around the world, in places both domestic, including Iowa, Oregon, Georgia, South Carolina, and Oklahoma, and abroad, in Finland and Belgium.<p>Google says when you're on its …

South Carolina