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Why the Earth Will Never Be Invaded

Why haven't the Borg invaded the Earth yet? I have watched every episode of <i>Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager,</i> and <i>Enterprise</i>, and myriad movies where the Earth is invaded by aliens. I love science fiction. But it is only fiction and will remain so.<p>Many people, …

MARK CUBAN: This is just the start of the college implosion

One person not surprised by Sweet Briar's news was Mark Cuban, the entrepreneur and billionaire investor. For years, Cuban has been warning of a "student loan bubble," which he says will soon burst and leave many schools suffering.<p>On Tuesday, after Sweet Briar made its announcement, Cuban tweeted …

The Secret Formula that Will Set You Apart in a Salary Negotiation

Use this one sentence to prove your worth, says Jim Hopkinson of SalaryTutor.com.<p><i>This is the sixth in a series of six posts on salary negotiation</i> …

Employment

ClosedClub.co: The New Graveyard for Failed Startups

A new site offers a catalogue of failed startups--and insight into why they shut their doors.<p>Leaving the startup you spent months, if not years, of your life building is never easy. But it's common: Twenty-five percent of small businesses fail within the first year, and the odds only worsen from …

Startups

101 Super Effective Ways to Reward Your Employees

You have the power to dramatically increase worker productivity and loyalty. The best part is that there are many quick and easy ways to do it.<p>According to recognition expert Dr. Bob Nelson, 58 percent of workers report that they seldom if ever receive a "thank you" from their boss for a job well …

Swiss Army Knives

GOLDMAN: Here Are The 40 Cheapest Stocks In The Market

Despite what has been a 200% rally in the market since early 2009, Goldman Sachs' David Kostin believes the S&P still has the ability to go from 1,960 today to 2,050 by the end of the year. From there, Kostin sees it going to 2,200 by the end of 2016.<p>While further gains in the market are likely to …

50 Websites Your Startup Needs to Succeed

It might seem like it, but your startup isn't alone.<p>You have more help, tools and talent at your disposal than your partners and first employees bring to the table. Even better, some of the tools are free, and the others come at a fair, competitive price. Not all of a startup's help comes in the …

Small Business

Warren Buffett's Best Productivity Hack Is A Simple 2-List System

The secret to the Buffett's success? If you look at how rigorously empty he keeps his calendar, you get the impression that he's a master prioritizer — and a story we spotted on Scott Dinsmore's productivity blog shows how we might gain that mastery.<p>While we haven't confirmed the story with …

Google Chair Eric Schmidt's 8 Rules For Running A Great Meeting

But a well-run meeting is something different. "It's the most efficient way to present data and opinions, to debate issues, and yes, to actually make decisions," Google's former CEO and current chair Eric Schmidt and former SVP of products Jonathan Rosenberg write in their new book "How Google …

10 Things I Learned by Studying Every 'Shark Tank' Pitch Ever Made

During its first five seasons, nearly 400 entrepreneurs have appeared on Shark Tank to pitch their ideas. In honor of the sixth season premiere, I analyzed every single one of them and found key lessons for anyone who wants to be successful.<p>I've spent years studying entrepreneurship and am now …

Entrepreneurship

7 Clever Ways To Keep Getting Smarter Throughout Your Entire Life

"Flash Boys" author Michael Lewis says that Ivy Leaguers flock to Wall Street because that's where they can become high-status and uber-rich without needing to think of anything new.<p>If you, like the bankers Lewis calls out, need fresh ideas, turn to Quora. The discussion-heavy site has recently had …

The Secret Art of the Follow-up Email

Use these tricks to immediately double your email response rate.<p>For years I'd been doing something that just came naturally to me when sending (or responding to) sales or pitch emails. That thing was sending a follow-up email. And I recently realized that more than 75 percent of the 2,000 deals …

Productivity

Education | Saving Money | GOBankingRates

17 Books About Money Everyone Should Read In Their 20s

Head back to the gym, explore a new neighborhood ... learn more about managing money and building wealth.<p>If that third one is on your list, you're in luck.<p>Here, we've highlighted some of the best personal finance books out there for 20-somethings, from expert-recommended classics to some of our …

9 Books Billionaire Warren Buffett Thinks Everyone Should Read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he says. "We want to …

Warren Buffett's 23 Most Brilliant Insights About Investing

Buffett is undoubtedly the most successful investor in history. His investment philosophy is no secret, and he has repeatedly shared bits and pieces of it through a lifetime of quips and memorable quotes.<p>His brilliance is timeless, and we find ourselves referring back to them over and over again.<p>We …

Acorns Micro-Invests Your Spare Change

There’s a growing arsenal of apps that integrate with your daily spending habits to deliver smart tips on how to make the most of your money. BillGuard, for example, helps you combat credit card fraud and hidden merchant fees. But a new entrant to the personal finance space is looking to go the …