Jorge E. Irigoyen

12 Flips | 1 Magazine | 11 Likes | 2 Following | @JorgeEIrigoyen | Keep up with Jorge E. Irigoyen 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 “Jorge E. Irigoyen”

Caterpillar job cuts spell bad news for the global economy

Heavy-equipment manufacturer Caterpillar (CAT) announced Thursday that it will cut more than 10,000 jobs through 2018 at the same time that it …

Now anybody can use Robinhood, the no-fee trading app backed by Snoop Dogg and Marc Andreessen

And after months of waiting, it's now open to anyone who wants to join.<p>Robinhood, a zero-commission brokerage app for iPhone that launched in December to a 700,000-person waitlist, is now available to the general public.<p>Here's why Robinhood is unlike any existing stock market app.<p>For starters, it's …

Snoop Dogg

6 Very Risky Investment Mistakes Warren Buffett Says You May Be Making

What does risk mean to you? If you ask the average person, they’re likely to say the probability of losing money. If you ask most financial professionals, they’ll probably equate risk with volatility of returns. (While these may sound similar, they’re not exactly the same thing. Let’s say …

Sizing Up Bill Gurley's "Bubble" And The End Of The IPO

Bill Gurley is one of the best and most prominent venture capitalists in the U.S. right now. And let’s be honest, the current tech valuation climate has been very kind to him. So when he blogs about the “b word” (bubble) and follows it up with a media tour, no wonder serious people pay attention. …

Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything

Launching a new enterprise—whether it’s a tech start-up, a small business, or an initiative within a large corporation—has always been a hit-or-miss proposition. According to the decades-old formula, you write a business plan, pitch it to investors, assemble a team, introduce a product, and start …

Here’s The Part Warren Buffett Thinks You Missed in His Annual Letter

Warren Buffett gave investors a lot to mull over in his latest annual letter. Tucked in between some self-flagellation about his investment in Tesco and a note on the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting, however, were a few paragraphs that Mr. Buffett expected to attract more attention than they did.

Investing

Equity Crowdfunding: Growing But Not Yet Of Age

<b>Why equity crowdfunding is important</b> <br>Need less than $5 million to make your business dream a reality? Good luck with that! Banks regard startups as risky — unless you put your home up for collateral. A loan for growing your company? Not unless the bank thinks you can pay the monthly interest …

THE PAYMENTS INDUSTRY EXPLAINED: The trends creating new winners and losers in the card-processing ecosystem

The way we pay is changing dramatically. For example, people are beginning to use their smartphones for every kind of formal and informal transaction — to shop at stores, buy songs online, and even split their rent.<p>At the heart of these changes in how we pay are thousands of companies competing and …

FinTech

"Megacities" documentaries explore the inner workings of New York, Hong Kong and London

"Cities? Meh. Wherever you go, they're all the same, you know. When you travel, you've got to stay away from them. Go out to the countryside — that's …

Why America's Rich Citizens Are Fleeing to Puerto Rico

As its middle class flees, the Caribbean territory is doing all it can to tempt the U.S.'s richest people.<p>Bond trader Ben Eiler swapped life in suburban Georgia for an island in the Caribbean, and he didn't even have to apply for a visa.<p>The towering 38-year-old native of Arkansas is one of at least …

4 Movies Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As I look back on my entrepreneurial life, I find it interesting to think about the information that has influenced my entrepreneurial framework. I’ve found that much of my knowledge about entrepreneurship has been formed by books that I …

Entrepreneurship