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At some point the economy will jump from deflation to hyperinflation

"What do we stand for as a publishing business?" they asked.<p>"Who are we? How are we different from anyone else? What do we think that others don't?"<p>We are not the only publishers to offer opinions. And not the only ones with alternative points of view.<p>So, to answer these questions, let's look first …

How Can We Picture the Fourth Dimension? Brian Greene Explains.

<b>Brian Greene:</b> The possibility of dimensions of space beyond the three that we know about is an idea that — it cropped up in the early part of the …

Financial literacy in Canada

A message from Canada’s first Financial Literacy Leader about her mandate.<p>Strategy that sets out national goals and priorities to help Canadians …

The IMF's Prediction, the Federal Reserve and the $2.6 Trillion Time Bomb

The International Monetary Fund, with Managing Director Christine Lagarde, changed their estimate of the rate of growth of the United States domestic product in 2015 from 3.1 percent to 2.5 percent. Under these conditions, the IMF announced that the U.S Federal Reserve should not raise short-term …

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Opening a 529 College-Savings Account

So you’ve investigated 529 plans and have decided to open an account. Kudos to you. But now you have to make it happen. Here are five potential mistakes and ways to avoid making them.<p><b>1. Picking the wrong 529 plan</b><p>Thankfully, you cannot mess up too badly in choosing a 529 plan. The state agencies …

Retirement

The 8 Immutable Laws of Sharp Portrait Photographs

In portrait photography, it's not always easy to get the perfect shot. You need to get the right light, framing, angle, emotion, and sharpness. …

How Netflix Reinvented HR

Artwork: Freegums, Good Vibrations, 2011, acrylic on wood, 8′ x 15′<p>Sheryl Sandberg has called it one of the most important documents ever to come out of Silicon Valley. It’s been viewed more than 5 million times on the web. But when Reed Hastings and I (along with some colleagues) wrote a …

Why So Few Managers Understand Their Company's Strategy

<b>Donald Sull</b>, senior lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management, gets to the source of the problem and offers recommendations for translating strategy into results.

Reinvent Your Sales Process While Still Hitting Your Numbers

If you have a monopoly, then your reward is a quiet life, one devoid of having to deal with competition. But most firms face changing competition, threats to their installed base, and quarterly investor expectations — all of which place sometimes conflicting demands on sales efforts. Sales forces …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.