Thomas Seth Phillips

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Are You Ready For The Next Big Innovation In Workplace Productivity?

In “Why Is Productivity So Weak? Three Theories” from <i>The New York Times</i> on April 28th, the author’s “depressing scenario” suggests that innovations in technology (such as a computer on every desk) and management techniques (such as outsourcing noncore functions) have been fully implemented across …

New York Times

5 Brilliant Business Ideas to Inspire Your Next Company

Want to start a new venture, but don't know what's most ripe for disruption? Check out these fast-growing industries to help come up with your next company.<p>As an entrepreneur, there are seemingly endless business possibilities when you're trying to build the next big startup. You can always open up …

Welcome To Cowboyistan: Fracking King Harold Hamm's Plan For U.S. Domination Of Global Oil

<i>Fracking pioneer Harold Hamm has lost $7 billion since the oil market imploded. But where others see disaster, he sees a vast economic opportunity—for himself, and for America.</i><p>For someone who has lost nearly half his fortune in six months, Harold Hamm is pretty chipper when we meet up for dinner on …

Oil & Gas Industry

What The Rich Are Doing With Their Money In 2015 -- And You Should, Too

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>It’s hard to believe that the rich don’t have some secret knowledge about money that the rest of us “regular” people don’t have.<p>After all, the more zeros you have at the end of your paycheck, the smarter you must be about managing your finances, …

Personal Finance

Here's What A 'Grexit' Would Cost Europe

The amount Athens owes its partners is equivalent to just a tiny fraction of the eurozone's economy, but some analysts are still worried that a 'Grexit' could ultimately cost Europe its single currency.<p>Global markets plunged at the beginning of last week, seized by a fresh bout of fears that Greece …

Europe

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …