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Corporate class funds: An enticing way to defer taxes

<b>My financial adviser is recommending corporate class funds as a more tax-efficient investment. What are the pros and cons of this type of fund?</b><p>Any investment that can reduce your taxes is worth a look. However, like most investments, corporate class funds aren't for everyone, despite the promise of …

Investing

Jay-Z: Wins, losses and lessons for ROC Nation Sports

Not even for a hip-hop mogul athletes admire.<p>“The biggest agents in the world, they’ll lose out to guys just because it’s not the right fit,” says …

Box Founder Aaron Levie On The Fears And Realities Of Our Chaotic Times

The Innovators Dilemma argues that we should disrupt ourselves before we get disrupted. But what happens when that’s not enough? The wiry, 27-year-old founder of a $1.2 billion business has ideas.<p>Aaron Levie looks like a mad scientist. He’s not disheveled, but he’s got a jangly energy, along with a …

Innovation

Generation Flux Salon: What Does Talent Look Like In An Age Of Flux?

Welcome to the 21st century, an era when the old rules have changed and the new ones are evolving all the time. Share your strategies for navigating this era of chaos–and learn from some of the most successful members of the league of innovators dubbed Generation Flux by <i>Fast Company</i> editor-in-chief …

Rhode Island

Generation Flux: Raina Kumra

Raina Kumra is a former documentary filmmaker, digital strategy guru at Wieden+Kennedy, and founder of Light Up Malawi, but is now a federal contractor–the Codirector of Innovation at the federal agency, the Broadcasting Board of Governors.<p><b>“Fear holds a lot of people back,”</b> says Raina Kumra, 34. …

Time I

This Is Generation Flux: Meet The Pioneers Of The New (And Chaotic) Frontier Of Business

The future of business is pure chaos. Here’s how you can survive–and perhaps even thrive.<p><b>DJ Patil pulls a 2-foot-long metalbar</b> from his backpack. The contraption, which he calls a “double pendulum,” is hinged in the middle, so it can fold in on itself. Another hinge on one end is attached to a …

Innovation

The Secrets Of Generation Flux

How brilliantly managed chaos sparks success inside Nike, Box, Cisco, Foursquare, Intuit, and more.<p><b>If Wes Anderson ever</b> conjures up a hipster mad scientist, he’ll look a lot like Aaron Levie, the cofounder and CEO of an Internet company called Box. Levie’s a mess of jangly nerves, topped by a wild …

Leadership

Can Entrepreneurs Revive Martin Luther King’s Campaign For Economic Justice?

A three-day event marking the 50th anniversary of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech will pair a casting call for a reality show with the launch of a poverty institute. It’s all in the name of economic empowerment.<p>Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King gave his “I Have a Dream” speech. Next week, …