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The 15 Most Profitable Industries to Start a Business (and the 15 Least Profitable)

Want to start a new business? Here are some ideas for which industries to consider and which to possibly avoid.<p>Thinking of starting a profitable small business? Looking to partner with or sell services to other profitable small businesses?<p>Or just hoping to avoid starting a business in an incredibly …

Startup spending guide: Where to spend money

We’ve all come across numerous “Top 100 resources for startups”-type posts at least once as we Google our way to entrepreneurial success. But after reading just one of them, it’s not hard to go from “I have no idea what’s out there” to “I have no idea how to choose” … Oh good: Only 14 helpdesk …

The Future Of Branding Is Debranding

Branded content camouflages what companies have been trying to do since time immemorial: Sell you stuff. Here’s a better idea.<p>As digital media blunts the impact of advertising, brands are looking for new ways to lure consumers. The latest, buzziest effort has been to publish stories that look and …

Meet the best venture capital firm you’ve never heard of — it had 7 of its companies go public since 2014

Try doing a Financial Times online search of top VC firms Accel Partners, Sequoia Capital or Andreessen Horowitz, and you'll find an average of 300+ article mentions apiece. If you do the same search for Sapphire Ventures and its previous incarnation, SAP Ventures, the total number of online …

A Guide to the Occupy Wall Street API, Or Why the Nerdiest Way to Think About OWS Is So Useful

Occupy Wall Street demoed a flexible, open-source set of components that other protests have remixed into a movement<p>The most fascinating thing about Occupy Wall Street is the way that the protests have spread from Zuccotti Park to real and virtual spaces across the globe. Metastatic, the protests …

CoxGomyl Building Access Solutions - Guangzhou International Finance Center (IFC)

Guangzhou International Finance Center IFC

Private Investment in the Developing World - Investigating International Finance - Episode 4

Capital controls - Investigating International Finance - Episode 2

Kurdish intelligence chief: ISIS can be beaten in weeks

Speaking near the Sinjar front, a northern Iraqi town where Kurdish forces drove ISIS out last week, intelligence chief Masrour Barzani told the <i>BBC</i> that it was important to militarily defeat ISIS.<p>"Once they lose territory, there is no area for jihadist around the world to come to and they will lose …

Middle East

ISIS Strategy Evolving To Larger, Coordinated Attacks On The West, US And Europe Counterterrorism Officials Say

The Islamic State group is changing its tactics, counterterrorism officials in the U.S. and Europe said this week, by borrowing from the playbook of …

Why Germany Could Be ISIS’s Biggest Target

Never mind that the attacks were ordered by a terrorist organization masquerading as a state with territory in at least two countries. As soon as …

Challenging the ISIS and Islamophobe Narrative on Islam

In the wake of the recent Paris attacks, new atheist writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali is screaming out at her loudest again. "Islam needs reform," she insists.<p>But is she right?<p>We must understand that Muslims are not a monolith. They come in all colors and sects. I, for instance, identify with the Ahmadiyya …

Religion

7 books every MBA should read before they look for a job

I learned an incredible amount over those 12 weeks, not only about the job I was doing but about the many other areas of our business that are crucial to building a world class company.<p>And while I had fantastic resources and opportunities to learn about startups and hypergrowth companies during my …

Employment

Here's How China's One-Child Policy Started in the First Place

With China’s one-child policy ending on Thursday after more than three decades, looking back to when—and why—the strict policy was first implemented …

China

Explainer: Why commodities have crashed | Financial Times

Commodity prices have fallen to their lowest level since the financial crisis and — by at least one measure — to the lowest this century. While the …

Businesses quietly switch to dollar in socialist Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — It's still possible to buy a gleaming Ford truck in Venezuela, rent a chic apartment in Caracas, and snag an American …

This is the Most Important Site For Entrepreneurs Today

Sometimes the hardest part of starting a new business is just getting people to know it exists. This site has changed that.<p>If you're an entrepreneur and haven't heard of Product Hunt yet, it's time you get out from behind your desk and take notice of what's happening in the world.<p>I'd argue that …

The 10 Most Common Startup Marketing Mistakes

<i>Some marketing mistakes are inevitable, but these all-too-common startup marketing mistakes can be avoided if you know what to look for.</i><p>Startups face a number of unique challenges when it comes to marketing. With restricted budgets, limited resources, and a desperate need to get their name visible …

Entrepreneurship

Why do men still exist? Scientists finally find the answer

New research suggests that sexual competition for mates keeps populations healthy<p>Feminists have debated it for decades, but scientists have finally got to the bottom of why men still exist.<p>Biologists have always puzzled over why males have survived given that their only contribution to reproduction …