Dean Gathercole

26 Flips | 5 Magazines | 20 Likes | 3 Following | 2 Followers | @DeanGathercole | Keep up with Dean Gathercole on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Dean Gathercole”

Watch Nirvana Perform “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Just Days After the Release of Nevermind (1991)

It’s hard to imagine a time when Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” didn’t belong to all of us. One day it didn’t exist. And then one day it did, …

Kurt Cobain

Here's Benjamin Graham's key to investing

I recently came across an old piece that Zweig wrote for the CFA Institute that outlined some of the lessons learned from that experience. Zweig touches on Graham's five kinds of brilliance:<p>One of the more fascinating anecdotes Zweig talks about that I had never heard before is that before …

Yes, you should write a fucking business plan.

Just because you’re a startup, doesn’t mean you won’t need it.<p>I know business plans aren’t in vogue. They’re not popular. Many of the startups that I …

It's the end of the bubble finance era

We are nearing a crucial inflection point in the worldwide bubble finance cycle that has been underway for more than two decades.<p>To wit, the world's central banks have finally run out of dry powder. They will be unable to stop the credit implosion which must inexorably follow the false boom.<p>We will …

Interest Rates

Cash: £1 to £3 in 100 years. Shares: £1 to £348... Why?

Graph of the week: The stock market has outperformed bonds and cash spectacularly. We look at why<p><i>A LARGER VERSION OF THE GRAPH ABOVE CAN BE FOUND HERE</i><p>Cash is safe, shares are risky. That is the belief of large numbers of people who shun the stock market and choose to keep their money in the bank …

HSBC fears world recession with no lifeboats left

The world authorities have run out of ammunition as rates remain stuck at zero. They have no margin for error as economy falters<p>The world economy is disturbingly close to stall speed. The United Nations has cut its global growth forecast for this year to 2.8pc, the latest of the multinational …

Hockey's changed song on budget

He’s tireless, Joe Hockey, spruiking for Australia. When he paused for a coffee on Monday morning, he did not stop pitching his “have a go” budget. …

Low interest rates mean it's no longer business as usual

These very low nominal rates mean savers investing in risk-free assets (government bonds) are earning negative <i>real</i> rates of return – because nominal …

Are We Close To The Next Stock Market Collapse?

Due in large part to actions by the Federal Reserve and the lack of good investment alternatives, the stock market may be in the midst of one of the greatest bull markets of all time. With interest rates on cash at record lows and much of the bond market will likely suffer losses when interest …

Stock Markets

The 1 percent are parasites: Debunking the lies about free enterprise, trickle-down, capitalism and celebrity entrepreneurs

<b>Edward Lampert, Jamie Dimon, Donald Trump (AP/Gregory Bull/J. Scott Applewhite/Reuters/Steve Marcus)</b><p>The rich don’t generate jobs. Rising tides do not lift all boats. And they probably built that with government help<p>Andrew Sayer<p>April 11, 2015 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Why We Can’t Afford The …

The world's next credit crunch could make 2008 look like a hiccup

Is this why central bankers are so scared of raising interest rates?<p>A solar eclipse, the FTSE 100 breaching 7,000 and the US Federal Reserve speaking in tongues - truly some kind of financial apocalypse must be nigh. Well, maybe.<p>We are certainly living in strange times. An unprecedented monetary …

Belief in the Middle Class Unshaken by Economic Shifts

Neither the Great Recession, nor the sluggish recovery, nor a widening wealth gap has shaken many Americans’ belief that they are solidly middle class, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows.<p>Despite a rapidly shifting economy that’s largely hollowed out middle-class jobs and deepened …

30 stocks traders are shorting like crazy

But it can be a sure way to avoid burning cash when a company's shares crash, making it worth the bet.<p>Several Chinese online retailers have a significant amount of short interest on this list.<p>And Bill Ackman says he is doing "God's work" by crusading against Herbalife, as more investors bet the …

Ticker

The Only Way You Will Ever Get Really, REALLY Rich

Want to become really rich? (While there are many ways to feel "rich," in this case we're talking about monetary wealth.)<p>Then check out this little …

What These 6 Entrepreneurs Learned From Their Biggest Mistakes

As a business owner, learning from what you've done wrong can help prevent the same problems from occurring in the future.<p><i>We asked members of the</i> <i>Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO)</i> <i>to share the lessons they learned after some of their biggest misses in business.</i><p><b>Define Roles Clearly</b><p>"After we hired our …

Opinion: Four safe-haven investments to replace Swiss francs and gold

Greece is on the edge of a dramatic exit from the euro EURUSD, -0.9891% The Russians are meddling in the Ukraine again. The oil price CLH5, +0.00% …

8 Really Smart Ways to Create an Ideas Culture in Your Small Business

A new study reveals that innovation increases with a company's size. What's a not-so-big enterprise to do?<p>Is innovation one of your employees' top strengths? It turns out the smaller your company is, the likelier you are to answer no to that question.<p>This surprising finding comes from a recent …

30 Albums That Made 1995 A Vintage Year For Music

What a vintage year for music 1995 was: a mammoth 12 months which produced all-time classics from the likes of Radiohead, Oasis, Chemical Brothers, …

Wall Street Is Ordering Suits And Shirts From This Men's Clothing Startup In Bulk

They do not have time to go shopping.<p>They do not have time to try on clothes.<p>They do not have time to drop off/pick up their dry cleaning.<p>But they must always — always — look sophisticated. Not just good. Sophisticated.<p>In the past the solution to this problem was a parade of speedy tailor fittings …

Why the Way You Read Affects How Successful You Are

Do you read every word and pay close attention to the details and nuances, or do you fly through the information in front of you for the main idea?<p>With the advent of text messages, emails, and other technology-based forms of communication, the way in which we--and our employees--read has more to do …

The World's Next Mortgage Crisis?

How the rise of the Swiss franc could destabilize Europe<p>My breakfast companion looked gloomy.<p>He’d flown into Washington from Vienna the day before. When he deplaned, he found a shocking email waiting for him: a demand from his banker for immediate payment of €12,000. Although a resident of Austria, …

The 10 Most Popular New Businesses for Entrepreneurs to Start

Surprise! Technology is not on the list.<p>Dreaming of starting a business and wondering what kind it should be? We can't answer that, but we can tell you the types of businesses other entrepreneurs are most interested in starting.<p>Every month, more than a million people visit Bplans and search among …

Now is the time to invest in solar, because people are stupid

If you’re thinking of investing in solar energy companies, now might be a good time to buy.<p>Most of the major publicly traded solar companies have …