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More 'Dollar' Warning

In August 2013, the Treasury Department through its Treasury International Capital data (TIC) put a scale on that summer's disruption. With a two …

The startup challenge: Raising money to make dreams become reality

You’ve got a brilliant, multimillion-dollar business idea and want to start a startup. Great! … Uh, now what?<p>To steal a joke from a 1998 South Park …

My Year in Startup Hell

Illustration by Jan Feindt<p><i>Hear the one about the unemployed middle-aged guy who tripped and fell into the new economy?</i><p><i>An exclusive sneak peek at the</i> …

The 7-Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

The 5-Step Guide to Launching Your Own Business

After a post-recession drop-off, startups are on the rise. And a growing number of Americans see promise in launching a business. Here's how to join …

Here are 18 books Wall Street will be reading this spring

Dave Lutz — head of ETF trading and strategy at JonesTrading whom BI readers know from his "super quick guides to what traders are talking about" briefs— compiled a dizzying list of the books Wall Street will be reading on "spring break" this year.<p>This year, Lutz got more than 700 responses.<p>And …

23 books Mark Zuckerberg thinks you should read

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a single mission: to connect people around the world.<p>It's one reason why he decided to launch a Facebook-based book …

Four 'everyday millionaires' reveal how they made so much money

Probably not. But it's that type of frugal living that helped four everyday people to amass their seven-figure net worth and, along with it, financial security.<p>More than 10 million U.S. households have a net worth of $1 million or more, a record high representing nearly 9 percent of all households …

The head of the Bank of England explains everything that's wrong with negative interest rates

Which means investors buying this government debt are willing to pay the government for the privilege even if that government is fiscally in worse shape than Greece! But "investors" is a funny word these days of central-bank craziness: the entity that buys every Japanese government bond that isn't …

23 books Mark Zuckerberg thinks everyone should read

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a single mission: to connect people around the world.<p>It's one reason why he decided to launch a Facebook-based book club last year, with a reading list that focused on "different cultures, beliefs, histories, and technologies."<p>Although the birth of his daughter, …

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Are we misreading the warning signs in financial markets?

Consider, for example, how wrong economists have been about the effects of the 2008 financial debacle. In April 2010, the IMF declared the crisis …

How will the Fourth Industrial Revolution affect international security?

A lot of attention has focused on the ways in which the Fourth Industrial Revolution will affect how we work, carry out business, or even how we …

Fourth Industrial Revolution

Inside the world's 8 best advertising campaigns of 2015

But what makes these successful campaigns different from the ones we avoid? The Gunn Report just produced its list of the most successful advertising campaigns of 2015, along with insights into each of the top 8's strategy, media execution and effectiveness.<p>The report identifies the most awarded …

4 ways to be more productive at work and life

Being productive at work for me means being productive at life.<p>As the co-founder of Centerview Capital, a new growth capital firm, my personal and …

What Are 5 Books That Can Change Your Life?

Little, Brown<p>Bloomsbury Publishing<p>Alfred A. Knopf<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Harper & Brothers<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Jonathan Cape<p>Viking Press, Dell …

8 ways to look like a millionaire, even if you're not

Regardless of how much you make, it's easy to project an air of power and confidence commonly associated with the wealthy, as long as you focus on the right things.<p>Sylvie di Giusto worked in human resources for more than 20 years before becoming an image consultant in 2009.<p>Her company, Executive …

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20 qualities that all great salespeople share

"Great salespeople are literally the engine of every economy in the world," says Grant Cardone, a sales expert and the author of "Sell or Be Sold: How to Get Your Way in Business and in Life"<i>.</i><p>So how does one become great? We caught up with Cardone, who shared the 20 qualities that he thinks set …

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You'll never hear successful people say these 15 phrases

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>Entrepreneur.com</i><i>.</i><p>By Sujan Patel, Entrepreneur.com<p>If you …

5 attributes that are crucial for success in the 21st century

We can no longer assume that being ‘in work’ is the same thing as being employed – ‘having a job’. As the world becomes more connected, so companies …

12 investing books to read if you want to get rich

"On average, millionaires invest 20% of their household income each year. Their wealth isn't measured by the amount they make each year, but by how they've saved and invested over time," writes Ramit Sethi in his New York Times bestseller, "I Will Teach You To Be Rich."<p>To help you get started, we …

10 things successful leaders remember when things go wrong

Whether it's a failure of planning, a bad judgment call, or an accident of fate, trouble eventually comes to every leader. And that's when leadership really matters.<p>Here are the principles that can guide you through the next storm:<p>Our reactions and moods are like a steering wheel that can move us …

17 podcasts that will make you smarter

The massive success of last fall's "Serial" true crime podcast and this year's "WTF" podcast interview with President Barack Obama marked a cultural shift in podcasts going from a niche interest to a mainstream form of media.<p>According to a report this April from the Pew Research Center, one-third …

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The invisible network that keeps the world running

Inside the humungous, algorithmically controlled matrix that supplies most of what you own<p>It's been just over 45 years since the Apollo Moon landings, and some would have it that we are failing to build big anymore; that we've since become too fascinated with the small, too impressed by our tablet …

The email habits of 10 top business leaders

When you receive almost 150 work emails every day, your inbox can quickly become the bain of your existence.<p>That suffering increases exponentially …

61 inspirational leadership quotes

Good quotes can add context, provoke thought, and inspire people in equal measure.<p>Here are 61 of the most inspirational quotes from global leaders …

Could this trick help you perform better in stressful situations?

Most of us know how nerve-wracking it can be to lead a presentation at work. There are the nightmares beforehand about showing up naked to the …

Empire of Deception

• <b>Author:</b> Dean Jobb<p><b>“A rollicking tale that is one part The Sting, one part The Great Gatsby, and one part The Devil in the White City.” —Karen Abbott, author of Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy</b><p>In a time of unregulated madness, nowhere was it madder than in Chicago at the dawn of the Roaring Twenties. It …

Why Most People Believe Affluence Is Wealth

When you drive through a fancy neighborhood where every home is a mini-mansion with a Mercedes or BMW in the garage, you probably think these people …