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Google Spent Years Studying Effective Bosses. Now They Teach New Managers These 6 Things | Inc.com

The transition from individual contributor to manager is not an easy one. In many cases, the skills that got you the promotion will not be the same ones that make you effective as a manager. Luckily, we have organizations like Google that have spent years researching this transition, to help us …

Stanford University

The jobs numbers aren't as good as they look

The headlines were sufficient to cause the 10-year US Treasury yield to increase 4 basis points to 2.26%, and for the 2-10 year Treasury spread to rise by 3 basis points. But after you experience the euphoria, look closely below the headlines. There is enough information for the yellow light to …

Economics

A computer predicted the success of Etsy, Spotify, and other major startups 8 years ago — and it's just generated a new list

The domain of picking "start-up winners" was — and largely still is — dominated by a belief held by the venture capital (VC) industry that machines do not play a role in the identification of winners.<p>Ironically, the VC world, having fuelled the creation of computing, is one of the last areas of …

Venture Capital

I put $600 into a roboadviser invented by a 25-year old Stanford grad and I'm beating the market — so far

The financial markets are complicated and so most people prefer to give their money to someone else to manage.<p>When Brian Barnes graduated from Stanford in 2012, he had a hard time finding a tool with which he could invest in the stock market on his own. This prompted him to start his own online …

Investing

The White House is only telling you half of the sad story of what happened to American jobs

White House Trade Council head Peter Navarro was explaining what he sees as the biggest problem with the American economy since the 1990s that exacerbated inequality and left the American worker in the lurch.<p>"Well, I think you start with the idea that we've had 15 years of subpar growth — 2 percent …

Economics

iOS 11 will change how you'll use your iPad forever

As simple as possible, but no simpler<p>iOS 11 is the most ambitious software update from Apple in a very, very long time. It’s ambitious because it’s packed with so many new features and technologies that it will be impossible for me to cover them all here. It’s ambitious because those new features …

Apps

Venture capitalists may face a cash crunch as more technology startups stay private longer

Raise a fund. Invest in hot startups. Cash out in 10 years with hefty profits (and fees) for your trouble. The model that has performed so well for venture capital over the last few years (and sometimes not so well) is stumbling.<p>Private equity research firm Pitchbook reports startup exits—sales or …

Venture Capital

The biggest mistake I made with my newborn

One way to keep them from developing it quickly is by helping them go to sleep all the time.<p>That's what my wife and I did. It's the biggest mistake we've made as parents (so far).<p>We did anything we could to get our baby to sleep — rock him, walk him in his carrier, nurse him.<p>Whenever I finally got …

Parenting

The state of the unicorn

So far, 2017 is shaping up to be a pretty good year for technology unicorns. Private investors are minting about one new unicorn a week this year, roughly the same pace as 2016. More existing unicorns are going public. And for those remaining private, capital continues to flow in while disclosed …

Venture Capital

Wall Street bank says a quarter of shopping malls will close in 5 years

In a research note published Tuesday, the bank estimated that 20% to 25% of the nation's 1,100 shopping malls — or roughly 220 to 275 shopping centers — would shut down by 2022.<p>Credit Suisse cited mass store closings, the rise of e-commerce, and the growing popularity of off-price chains — which …

Credit Suisse

"This Market Is Crazy": Hedge Fund Returns Hundreds Of Millions To Clients Citing Imminent "Calamity"

While hardly a novel claim - in the past many have warned that Australia's housing and stock market are massive asset bubbles (which local banks were …

Stock Markets

Here's Jeff Gundlach's full presentation on expensive stocks, the economy under Trump, and the Federal Reserve

Gundlach said that it is possible that the recent rise in bonds could continue, with the US Treasury 10-year yield possibly hitting 3.00%.<p>The bond guru was also surprised that there hasn't been more talk about the negative impact of President-elect Donald Trump's trade policies.<p>In order to …

Markets

A bond market insider explains why the market is illiquid

It was there that a friend and I invented the scenario involving a Russian and Chinese gold-backed currency that we played out in the Pentagon-sponsored financial war game described in that book.<p>Now I had returned for another private conversation with another friend. But this time we were not …

Stock Markets

Leak reveals Rex Tillerson was director of Bahamas-based US-Russian oil firm

Documents from tax haven will raise more questions over suitability of Donald Trump’s pick for US secretary of state<p>Rex Tillerson, the businessman nominated by Donald Trump to be the next US secretary of state, was the long-time director of a US-Russian oil firm based in the tax haven of the …

Rex Tillerson

Foreigners are dumping US Treasurys

What does this turmoil have to do with US Treasurys? China has been dumping them to stave off problems in its own house….<p>The US Treasury Department released its Treasury International Capital data for October, and what it said about the dynamics of Treasury securities is a doozie of historic …

Markets

Opinion: Look beyond the DJIA, S&P 500 records, and this has been a 3-year ‘Seinfeld market’

As U.S. stock markets hit record after record, those who diversified globally and/or with bonds have almost nothing to show for it.<p>Using S&P’s Target …

Investing

Everything we thought we knew about free trade is wrong

“I’m a free trader,” said Donald Trump, in his speech announcing his candidacy. That was in June 2015. Since then, he’s been singing a very different tune. Sounding more like a flannel-wearing protester than the ruthless tycoon of <i>The Apprentice,</i> Trump now says the US needs “fair trade, not free …

Economics

The 'Washington Euro' is setting up as the trade of 2017

The most important has previously been the Quantitative Easing effect of lower US yields, lower dollar and higher US stocks. But since Donald Trump's election the US market has formed <b>a new triangle of higher yields, higher dollar and higher stocks.</b> Money is moving out of the US bond market into the …

Stock Markets

China capital flight flashes warning as authorities forced to prick property bubble

Capital outflows from China are accelerating. The hemorrhage has reached the fastest pace since the currency panic at the start of the year.<p>The latest cycle of credit-driven expansion has already peaked after 18 months. Beijing has had to slam on the brakes, scrambling to control property …

ALBERT EDWARDS: The market's 'catastrophic distortions' will cause a collapse

In Wednesday's note, Edwards highlighted the work of his SocGen colleague Andrew Lapthorne, who contrasted the quantitative easing programs from the Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan.<p>The Fed, Lapthorne noted, allowed firms to borrow easily, and as their debt increased they bought back their own …

Bank of Japan

ROSENBERG: Vancouver's housing bubble has popped and 'the helium is coming out of the balloon' (TLT, USD, DXY, CAD)

Like many economists, Gluskin Sheff chief economist David Rosenberg thinks the Federal Reserve will decide to raise interest rates at its meeting in December.<p>Unlike others, however, he doesn't think the time is right.<p>Earlier this year, Rosenberg outlined why everyone was misreading labor-market …

Markets
Xi Jinping

The world’s most popular money tip came from a map-maker whose business got crushed by the Great Depression

It’s the nugget of financial wisdom behind savings accounts, 401(k)s, IRAs, and everything in between: “pay yourself first.”<p>Nearly a century after it was first coined, this bellwether budgeting cliche is still around—and still solid advice. “Pay yourself first” simply means that before you spend …

Great Depression

RED ALERT — Get ready for a 'severe fall' in the stock market, HSBC says

In a note to clients released Wednesday, Murray Gunn, the head of technical analysis for HSBC, said he had become on "RED ALERT" for an imminent sell-off in stocks given the price action over the past few weeks.<p>Gunn uses a type of technical analysis called the Elliott Wave Principle, which tracks …

Stock Markets

The City exodus is already happening. It just doesn’t look like you expect it to

Theresa May’s trip to Wall Street last month was not a resounding success.<p>By all accounts, she turned up to hear what the bankers had to say about Brexit and they turned up to hear what the new British Prime Minister had to say on the matter – consequently, not much got said. Neither side was …

United Kingdom

The Saudis’ strategic failure

Two years ago, the Saudi government put in place a strategy intended to protect its position in the world oil market. The plan was to increase their …

Oil

The Dash For Cash: Leaked Files Reveal RBS Systematically Crushed British Businesses For Profit

The RBS Files expose the bank’s secret scheme to boost revenues during the financial crisis by draining businesses of cash and stripping their assets, blowing apart its previous statements to the public and parliament.<p><b>The Royal Bank of Scotland</b> killed or crippled thousands of businesses during the …

Warren Buffett's favorite metric says stocks are way too expensive

The four valuation indicators we track in our monthly valuation overview offer a long-term perspective of well over a century. The raw data for the "Buffett indicator" only goes back as far as the middle of the 20th century. Quarterly GDP dates from 1947, and the Fed's balance sheet has quarterly …

Investing

How Apple's Tax Games Make Globalization Look Like a Big Scam

Whenever Brussels makes noises about getting tough with large U.S.-based firms, top U.S. politicians, business executives and commentators tend to …

Economy

Tesla is experiencing its first major identity crisis

But Tesla has never experienced a true <i>identity</i> crisis.<p>It is now.<p>The question for Elon Musk and his team to ask isn't, "Will we make it?" but rather, "What are we all about?"<p>Driving this identity crisis is the recent news that a driver was killed in May when his Tesla Model S running the Autopilot …

Tesla