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What’s the number one demotivator at work?

Apathy in organizations is often a result of a disconnection between what matters to the person and what they’re asked to do. Yet apathy isn’t always …

We Spoke To A North Korean Defector Who Trained With Its Hackers — What He Said Is Pretty Scary

There have been some reports recently about North Korea's special cyber warfare unit, known as Bureau 121. The North Korean government has made grooming its "cyber warriors" a top priority for decades, and has given first class treatment to its hackers.<p>Jang Se-yul, a North Korean defector who now …

Supply Correction Will Support Oil Price in 2015

As the year draws to a close, if you chose an assessment point for the Brent front month futures contract price in June and squared it against the current price in December, chances are you’ll record an oil price decline of around a whopping 46% over the period. Yet, as I have been insisting for …

The Real Story of How America Became an Economic Superpower

Adam Tooze's study of the two world wars traces a new history of the 20th century.<p>Very rarely, you read a book that inspires you to see a familiar story in an entirely different way. So it was with Adam Tooze’s astonishing economic history of World War II, <i>The Wages of Destruction</i>. And so it is …

Why Gold and Silver Are at an Important 'Make-or-Break' Point

Gold and silver have been some of the worst performing markets in the past few years. After experiencing a parabolic surge in 2011, precious metals, along with other commodities, have been in a steady downtrend as the Fed continues its march toward tighter monetary policy as the economy shows …

Opinion: Bearish sentiment gives gold bugs glimmer of hope

Sentiment toward gold is at such a bearish extreme, it seems as if every market seer is saying it’s time to buy because nearly everyone else has been …

Why Are Stocks Still Rising? Is This A Bubble?

Investors often ask me, “why is the stock market still going up after five years?” They think it must mean ‘prosperity is ahead.’ Actually, it’s largely due to financial engineering: stock buybacks.<p>It’s important to see who has been doing the big buying. The only big buyers of stocks over the past …

New technique could boost internet speeds tenfold

The problem with TCP/IP<p>Data is sent over the internet in "packets," or small chunks of digital information. The exact format of the packets and the …

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Finding Stocks That Can Double

My favorite question to ask of a CEO is what are you working on that has the potential to double your stock price over the next 3 to 5 years? If the CEO cannot provide a good answer to this question, there is no reason to believe the stock can do any better than an index fund so I’ll pass. It’s …

The next great financial crash: How our corporate overlords are setting us up to fail (again)

While profits soar, wages continue to stagnate and anti-tax zealots gut the safety net — a recipe for disaster<p>The denial of fundamental economic principles is setting the world up for another Great Crash.<p>Although wages have been flat or declining since the West started following Thatchernomics and …

Taxi medallions have been the best investment in America for years. Now Uber may be changing that.

CHICAGO — A taxicab is a car remade by government, modified dozens of ways by edicts within subsections of articles of the city’s taxi code.<p>“Everywhere on this car has been regulated,” John Henry Assabill says. “Look at it!”<p>He throws up his arms in the direction of his gold-colored 2012 Ford …

Monoprice sells its electronics supplies at deep discount

Products made in Asia can rival leading brands<p>You'd only have to drive by the empty shells of Circuit City stores, and soon RadioShacks, to see why a company in Rancho Cucamonga (San Bernardino County) represents a nightmare for the retail electronics industry.<p>Off Interstate 15 is the …