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What if saving the economy was the easy part?

As the nation’s financial system teetered on the brink of collapse seven years ago, top officials at the Federal Reserve huddled inside their marbled headquarters in Washington to brainstorm what it would take to save the American economy.<p>They called it “blue-sky thinking,” and then-Fed Chairman …

Prospects for Emerging Markets Aren’t as Bad as You’ve Heard

It’s obvious that emerging markets are facing severe headwinds. 2015 will be the fifth consecutive year of slowing economic growth. The days of break-neck growth in China are gone for good. Global volatility — coupled with strength of the U.S. economy — is making investors retreat to the safety of …

Emerging Markets

Why the term 'printing money' is misleading

As you likely know, I am a real stickler for operational realities. And this narrative does not mesh well with reality.<p><b>The term "printing money" is highly misleading.</b> First, all "money" is a financial asset. And financial assets are, by definition, someone's liability. Some people seem to think …

What America’s Best BBQ Joint Can Teach You About Pricing

Aaron Franklin, proprietor of the Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas, has been lauded for his pit master skills, specifically in smoking beef brisket. <i>Bon Appetit</i> anointed his fare the best barbecue in America, and he was awarded Best Chef: Southwest by the James Beard Foundation. Barbecue lovers …

James Beard Foundation

JACK BOGLE: Get ready for a decade of 6% annual returns in the stock market

This month, the <i>Journal of Portfolio Management</i> published "Occam's Razor Redux: Establishing Reasonable Expectations for Financial Market Returns." (Sorry, the link is to an abstract only.) Authored by Jack Bogle and Michael Nolan Jr., the article projects U.S. stocks to gain about 6% over the next …

How bad is the JP Morgan crisis?

We knew it’s a risk, but we never thought it would happen. Such is our perception of risk. But time and again, the Rs.13 trillion Indian mutual funds …

OyeHappy’s business is to make you happy, literally

Do you know what defines an entrepreneur? I believe it’s the ability to create their own opportunities by doing things they truly care about by …

Morocco's Best-Kept Secret Is This All-Blue Village

Tucked high in Morocco’s Rif Mountains, the all-blue town of Chefchaouen is a calming respite from the overwhelming frenzy of Marrakech and Fez. Photographer and writer Lucy Laucht takes us on a tour of Morocco's hidden gem.

Automated Business Reports With Google Apps - BetterCloud Monitor

The Ultimate to Google Drive<p><b>Until recently I, like the vast majority of Google Apps users, believe that Google’s word processing application is a</b> …

Real Estate: The fall has just begun

In global markets, gold has fallen over 40% in last 5 years and silver has fallen over whopping 70% during the same period. Commodities prices are …

The slow cook of equity

It always amazes me. The confidence with which people make such definitive statements. Gold is always the best investment. You can’t lose on real …

5 TEDTalks Every Entrepreneur Needs to Watch

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m a big fan of TEDTalks -- they’re full of insights on everything from human nature to scientific breakthroughs to trends in design. They’re inspirational, informative and eye-opening in ways that can help you become a better …

Entrepreneurship

Meet the two 'party entrepreneurs' of India

India’s demography is changing. With the country’s rising standards of living, parties have become a part of life to many. The growing party culture …

Entrepreneurship

Best Advice I Ever Got: Put People First

Instead of chasing down the next big thing, focus on the talent right under your nose.<p><i>Kevin Xu is the CEO of MEBO-International, a California- and Beijing-based intellectual property management company that focuses on the exploitation and management of the intangible assets regarding in situ</i> …

Sustainability

How a Gym Owner Went From Struggling to Make Rent to World Renowned

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most amazing things that I do every week is talk with world-class achievers. These men and women work in different industries, but they are people who have reached the top of their professions and overcame an …

Entrepreneurship

Skip the bank and get a small business loan from this Indian startup

When Harshvardhan Lunia was working in the small loan division of ICICI Bank, which is India’s second largest, he realized that small business owners …

Small Business

The Risks of Changing Your Prices Too Often

Today’s technologies allow digital businesses (as well as a growing roster of traditional companies) to change prices frequently, even minute-by-minute in real time if they want to. It is not unusual for prices to change on sites like Amazon, Expedia, and Priceline several times a day. But managers …

78 years ago, a journalist studied 500 rich men and boiled down their success into 13 steps

At the peak of Andrew Carnegie's career, he crossed paths with an impressive journalist named Napoleon Hill, who he trusted to document — and share with the world — the strategies that turned him into one of the wealthiest and most successful businessmen of all time.<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that …

Top 10 mantras for successful bloggers to become entrepreneurs

Blogging is not the matter by accident or over night matter of fact. Honestly, success does not happen by luck, and wealth does not happen by …

Entrepreneurship in India is a complete pain in the ass

Thirteen years ago, I was a normal kid from a small town who had absolutely no idea about the technology business, let alone technology startups. I caught the startup fever two or three years down the line, and I could never let go of my fascination. Ultimately, I started my own company.<p>Over the …

Startups

9 documentaries that will make you smarter about business

• A comedian says he prank-called Trump and Jared Kushner patched him through — here is the full transcript of that call<br>• Trump was reportedly surprised …

Jared Kushner

50 Global Entrepreneurs Recommend 50 Books That Forever Impacted Their Lives

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books, and I became more cultured, intelligent, informed and dare I say better looking. Books have the power to change lives. ( I feel like somebody needs to queue the <i>Reading Rainbow</i> theme song. …

Entrepreneurship

This guy left his $300,000 investment banking job for a fashion startup — and it paid off

After school, he went to Sydney University, got a bachelor of commerce and honours in finance.<p>After university, became an investment banker for Deutsche Bank in the corporate finance division.<p>After a couple of years, he was promoted to associate, and was earning a handsome salary of around $300,000.<p>…

Why Self-Care is Critical to Long-Lasting Success

In her new book, Ariana Ayu shows readers how to tap into your mojo and achieve authentic success. Rule number 1: Prioritize self-care.<p><i>In her new book, The Magic of Mojo: The Creative Power Behind Success, Ariana Ayu teaches entrepreneurs and other high-achieving individuals to tap into your mojo</i> …

Work-life Balance

5 Great Online Resources For First Time Entrepreneurs

“To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now. If you don’t, you’re going to regret it.” – Catherine Cook<p>I starved my entrepreneurial hunger …

99% of Networking Is a Waste of Time

Building the right relationships — networking — is critical in business. It may be an overstatement to say that relationships are everything, but not a huge one. The people we spend time with largely determine the opportunities that are available to us. As venture capitalist and entrepreneur Rich …

Networking

Your Business Has Two Options: Adapt or Die

12 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This story appears in the June 2015 issue of <i>Startups</i>. Subscribe »<p>In business, you change with the times or flame out.<p>Case in point: More than a century ago, CCM was a Canadian bicycle and automotive manufacturer until it …

Small Business