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2 ways to analyze an income statement

However, you can't look at these financials in isolation - it's important to compare a company's results to other companies in the selected industry, companies outside of the industry, and against other years to determine whether or not that company might actually be an attractive investment.<p>This …

8 Common Habits That Are Completely Killing the Chances of Living Out Your Dream

"The chains of habit are too light to be felt until they're too heavy to be broken." -- Warren Buffet.<p>Are your habits ruining your chances of a bright future?<p>Success and failure are both a result of a gradual process. The habits you develop over time cement themselves. Your circumstances act as a …

Are Cosmologists Fooling Themselves About The Big Bang, Dark Matter And More?

Richard Feynman once said of the scientific process, “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool.” The idea that scientists might be fooling themselves (whether out of ignorance or in order to preserve their jobs) is a common accusation made by …

Dark Matter

6 simple ways to take better photos on any camera

But even as we all take more and more pictures, many of us assume our talents are limited. "Real" photographers use expensive equipment and have "good eyes" for pictures. The reality is that much of the difference between pros and everyone else can be broken down into a few simple guidelines.<p>Here …

Videography

Best mobile games of 2015 (pictures)

Best iPad and iPhone apps UK 2018: Photography, work, eating, dating and more on iOS

Our pick of best iPhone and iPad apps for iPhone and iPad for 2018, so you can make the most of your iOS device<p>The sheer number of apps for iOS can …

Apps

The 10 best books of the year, according to Amazon

The winners span two-dozen categories, including everything from literary fiction to mysteries and thrillers.<p>From gripping nonfiction that delves deep into historical accounts to novels that take readers into fascinating imaginary worlds, here are the top 10 books Amazon chose for 2015.<p>1. <b>"</b><b>Fates and</b> …

Forget Instagram: These are the 9 photo apps you really need

Instagram is a great app, but defaulting to it at all times can seriously limit your photography.<p>As the cameras in our phones have evolved to be more and more crisp, app developers have come out with a string of innovative tools that can take your photography to all sorts of interesting …

10 Habits of Ultra-Likable Leaders

Likability isn't a birthright. It results from acquirable skills that are crucial to your professional success.<p>If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for …

Emotional Intelligence

What Happened Before the Big Bang?

Source: BBC 2015 The Big Bang theory is the prevailing cosmological model for the universe from the earliest known periods through its subsequent …

Paul Krugman explains the latest draft of the TPP

40 Rare Motivational & Inspirational Picture Quotes

It’s about time we drop another <i>brand new collection of motivational and inspirational picture quotes</i>. We have scoured 1,000’s of tweets and shares …

Amazon releases the 100 sci-fi and fantasy books you should read in your lifetime

Amazon’s book editors have been busy assembling collections of the 100 books everyone should read in their lifetime — and today they took on the …

Science Fiction

TPP signed: the ‘biggest global threat to the internet’ agreed, as campaigners warn that secret pact could bring huge new restrictions to the internet

An agreement that some campaigners have called the “biggest global threat to the internet” has just been signed, potentially bringing huge new …

The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Asia-Pacific Integration: A Quantitative Assessment

Understanding the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a big deal in the making. With the Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations at an impasse, the TPP …

What You Need to Know about the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Senate voted today to prevent a filibuster against Trade Promotion Authority, legislation essential to advance the Trans-Pacific Partnership, …

Understanding the Estimated Gains from Trade Pacts

In a previous blog post, I discussed the results—and also some limitations—of our estimates of the economic impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership …

The Case for TPP: Rebutting the Naysayers

The long-anticipated agreement on a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade accord—reached after many days of negotiations on October 5—will usher in a …

The Pharma Compromise on TPP Is Good for US Consumers

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement announced October 5 had been held up until the final hour by protections sought by the US …

Trans-Pacific Partnership

Trans-Pacific Partnership

U.S. Reaches Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal With 11 Pacific Nations

Trans-Pacific Partnership created after bitter fights over automobile industry, intellectual property rights and dairy products<p>ATLANTA—The U.S., Japan and 10 other countries around the Pacific reached a historic accord Monday to lower trade barriers to goods and services and set commercial rules of …

Trans-Pacific Partnership

US, Japan and 10 countries strike Pacific trade deal | Financial Times

The US, Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim nations have struck the largest trade pact in two decades, in a huge strategic and political victory for US …

Globalization

Expert reveals the best questions to ask during a job interview

Asking why the previous person who held the job left is among the best questions candidates can ask during an interview with potential employers, an …

What You Think Makes A Good Leader Probably Doesn’t

We think we know what makes a good leader, but psychologists have shown we’re often wrong.<p>What does it take to be a good leader? One reason that’s such a perennial question is because it’s so hard to answer. Many of our opinions about leadership are based on subjective experiences rather than the …

Leadership

The Table Is Set For The Next Financial Crisis

<i>Submitted by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog,</i>The housing market peaked in 2005 and proceeded to crash over the next five years, with existing …

The Volkswagen emissions scandal: A case study in corporate misbehaviour

<i>The authors are professors at Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario. Tima Bansal holds a Canada Research Chair in business sustainability; Michael King holds the Tangerine Chair in Finance; Gerard Seijts holds the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Chair in Leadership.</i><p>The news that Volkswagen rigged …

20 cognitive biases that screw up your decisions

You make thousands of rational decisions every day — or so you think.<p>From what you’ll eat throughout the day to whether you should make a big career …