Bob Mandrell

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How fossil fuels could become a zero-emissions energy source

A 50 megawatt, zero-emissions natural gas demonstration plant near La Porte, Texas, had its first successful fire in May. NetPower, the company that …

Fossil Fuels

Don't Waste Time On A Startup Business Plan -- Do These 5 Things Instead

Traditionally, startup businesses draft a business plan for three specific reasons: to articulate their vision for the business, to document how they plan to solve key challenges, and to pitch their business idea to potential investors.<p>But what if I told you that business plans for startup …

Entrepreneurship

The Economy Is Humming, but Trump Is Tweeting. Republicans Are Worried.

WASHINGTON — As Democrats enter the fall midterm campaign with palpable confidence about reclaiming the House and perhaps even the Senate, tensions are rising between the White House and congressional Republicans over who is to blame for political difficulties facing the party, with President …

U.S. Politics

The Secret to Cracking Trump’s Base

We know that Donald Trump, the first president without a pet since James K. Polk, appears to hate dogs. And the feeling is mutual, according to one of his ex-wives. He also uses pooches as pejoratives when insulting women.<p>Dogs, though known for their loyalty, can take only so much from one abusive …

Jeff Sessions

House GOP 'screwed' as bad political numbers pile on Trump

Midterms 2018<p>WASHINGTON — The political numbers look bad — very bad — for President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans less than two months from the midterm elections.<p>Or, in the succinct estimation of one veteran GOP strategist to NBC News, the House GOP is already "screwed."<p>Several …

Human Rights

This Billionaire Investor Who Predicted the Financial Crisis Says His Seven Bubble Indicators Are "Flickering"

He sees a recession by 2020.<p>One of America’s wealthiest hedge-fund managers says his favorite indicators of economic trouble are ‘flickering’ and …

Hedge Funds

The Trump-Russia coverup that Democrats fear

CNN is reporting that top congressional Democrats are planning to take an unexpectedly soft line on new and potentially very damning information that has emerged about Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Russia probe.<p>Why? Because Democrats understand full well that Sessions, of all people, could …

Jeff Sessions

I Used To Be A Trump Troll — Until Sarah Silverman Engaged With Me

I used to be That Guy. I always voted Republican. I watched Fox News. I read clickbait articles on Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. I echoed these …

Elections

10 years after the Great Recession: What 2008 taught us not to do with our money

Money<p>Take control of your money, using the last decade as a roadmap of what to avoid.<p>Where were you when the economy lost $1.1 trillion? It’s been a decade since the financial crisis of 2008. Whether or not you were among those who lost a job or financial stability, we all learned important lessons …

Home Ownership

Warren Buffett: Every bubble is built on two words

It starts with a “sound premise.” And then the price action takes over.<p>On May 26, 2010, Warren Buffett was interviewed by the Financial Crisis …

Stock Markets

The Real Crisis In Leadership

Being trustworthy and selfless; truthful and compassionate – these are wonderful qualities. If leaders consistently displayed these traits, workplaces and employees would be doing much better. But not all leaders, including many of the most famous and successful, exhibit these qualities.<p>Together …

Employment

Trump’s Student Debt Policies Are Mind-bogglingly Corrupt

The Republican Party’s economic policies have grown so corrupt and regressive as to be literally unbelievable. In focus groups, Democratic operatives …

Student Finance

Thomas Paine Knew How to Deal With a Mad King Like Trump

America has become careless with its democracy. So careless, it seems, that it is allowing the return of the very institution that it had to remove …

George Washington

Pete the Planner: Long-term health care costs blow up couple's retirement planning

<b>Dear Pete: It's too late for me. I'm 89 and my husband and I have been retired for 19 years. We started out with about $2 million, enough for us to live to age 120, so they said. We never took out more than our required minimum distribution (RMD). Two years ago the health effects of Parkinson</b> …

Retirement

Use This Simple Strategy to Handle Any Conflict Like a Pro | Inc.com

<i>What are the most productive ways to handle conflict? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Celeste Headlee, Public radio host, author, communication/human nature expert, on Quora:</b><p>Let's …

Quora

By calling Jeff Sessions a dumb Southerner, Trump has done the impossible

<b>(CNN) —</b> If, as Bob Woodward alleges and is being reported in early extracts of his tell-all book about the Trump White House, President Trump called his Attorney General Jeff Sessions, an Alabama resident, a "dumb Southerner," he may have finally done something he has long been unable to do: unite …

South Carolina

When Trump attacks the media as the 'enemy of the people,' people like Robert Chain believe him

Hot Take<p>“These are just dishonest, terrible people, I'm telling you that!” bellowed Donald Trump while pointing at the members of the media covering his campaign rally on Thursday, Aug. 30 in Indiana. The loving crowd responded with loud, angry boos directed at the journalists, as Trump repeated, …

Donald Trump

How These 6 Entrepreneurs Dealt With Difficult Employee Issues

From firing to rewarding talent, these founders share how they handled tough personnel decisions.<p>This story appears in the September 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>For entrepreneurs, business is always personal -- which can make tricky staffing changes especially hard to implement. We asked …

Entrepreneurship

6 Signs We're Closer to the Next Recession Than You Realize

Despite a strong U.S. economy and a low unemployment rate, trouble could be right around the corner.<p>Chances are that if you invested at any point …

Economics

7 Reasons To Own Less

Ten years ago, I decided to embrace minimalist living.<p>I was spending too much of my life caring for possessions and I was wasting too much money managing and accumulating things I didn’t need. Those possessions were not bringing me joy or lasting happiness. They were keeping me from the very things …

Hobbies

Preliminary US-Mexico trade deal leaves trail of uncertainty

WASHINGTON (AP) — Canada's minister of foreign affairs is scheduled to hold talks in Washington on Tuesday in hopes of reaching a trade agreement with the United States, an urgent response after President Donald Trump announced a deal with Mexico on Monday that left out Canada.<p>The official, …

Donald Trump

Your Team Will Only be as Loyal to You as You Are to Them

Make your people your top priority.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Loyalty is still alive and not for sale. Loyalty, like trust, is easy to tear down and priceless to build up and maintain. True loyalty is never based on lavish perks, fear-driven or on a threat that …

Employee Engagement

How You Can Delegate Without Micromanaging

Are you delegating, or just micromanaging?<p>Dr. Julian Birkinshaw is a professor of strategy and entrepreneurship as well as the deputy dean for executive education at the London Business School. He’s the author of 15 books. He’s ranked in the thinkers 50 list of the world’s most influential …

Leadership

Andrew Sullivan: Here’s Where Things Get Dangerous With Trump

There was a sense among some this week that we had at last reached that golden “inflection point” when all of Trump’s lies, scams, cons, and crimes …

Donald Trump

Scoop: Republicans secretly study their coming hell

Congressional Republicans are getting ready for hell. Axios has obtained a spreadsheet that's circulated through Republican circles on and off …

Donald Trump

Flipboard

Titles Don't Make Leaders

Being a long-time student of leadership, I’ve naturally heard a lot of pithy quotes about the subject. One of my favorites is from Margaret Thatcher: “Being a leader is like being a lady. If you have to remind people you are, you aren’t.”<p>Well said, Madame Prime Minister!<p>And another, by John Quincy …

Ohio State University

How This Will End

Sooner or later, tyrants are always abandoned by their followers.<p>Michael Gerson, one of the most eloquent and principled critics of Donald Trump, insists that we are at June 1973, the moment when John Dean’s testimony broke the dam that a year later swept Richard Nixon off into disgrace. Others …

Donald Trump

5 Ways Bad Leadership Can Destroy Your Business

Lead your team from the front.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Contrary to what you believe, you don't have a marketing or sales problem. Most businesses think they do. In reality, they have a <i>leadership</i> problem. That's one of the biggest lessons you can learn as an …

Leadership

How To: Start Your Own Remote Business & Make Money as a Freelancer with Upwork

If you're on the hunt for a profitable side-gig, or even a completely new way to to make money, you'll want to take a look at Upwork, a leading …

Employment