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The Six Things Non-Accredited Investors Need to Know About Title III of the JOBS Act

On May 16th, Title III of the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act came into effect. This final ruling expanded the capabilities of equity crowdfunding platforms, allowing non-accredited investors the opportunity to privately invest in companies for the first time in over 80 years. Title III …

Why the ETF acronym can be misleading

Sometimes an ETF isn't exactly an ETF.<p>As investors, the media and regulators put more focus on exchange-traded funds, it's worth asking what exactly an ETF is.<p>The term was coined back in 1996 by Morgan Stanley, which needed a generic name to put into the prospectus for its new World Equity …

Donald Trump's Glorious Threat To Default On The National Debt Is Just The Conventional Wisdom

Donald Trump has pointed out that if the US got into trouble with the national debt then it would be possible to negotiate that debt down. Perhaps buy it back at a discount, negotiate somehow with the holders of the debt so that they will agree to take less than the full amount they are owed. This …

4 Powerful Mantras to Help You Deal with Fear and Anxiety

<b>“Trust that, when you are not holding yourself together so tightly, you will not fall apart. Trust that it is more important to fulfill your</b> …

You won’t recognize the new world of digital payments without this report

The modern smartphone is a remarkable device. A single device that fits in your pocket can do all the tasks that once required cameras, camcorders, GPS devices, watches, alarm clocks, calculators, and even TVs.<p>But the next change might be the most radical of all—it could eliminate the need to carry …

Tyba, the Madrid-based graduate recruitment startup, acquired by Graduateland

Tyba, the Spanish startup that has created a “junior recruitment market” aimed at allowing companies like tech startups to more efficiently hire university and college graduates, has seen an exit of sorts.<p>The company, which had raised just over $4 million from backers such as Sunstone Capital, has …

The A-B-Cs of ETFs

If a mutual fund had a younger cousin, it would be an exchange traded fund (ETF).<p>An ETF is like a mutual fund in that it offers investors a pooled investment in stocks, bonds, and other assets. But that’s where the similarities end.<p>You can buy and sell ETFs any time during the trading day. But with …

6 Blogs That Can Teach You More Than an MBA

An MBA is still valuable, but so are the lessons taught daily in these blogs.<p>There are many good reasons to go to business school. Personally, I loved my two years at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Yet at the same time, there are reasons to <i>not</i> go to business …

These Are the Best Windows 10 Laptops You Can Buy

Some computer operating systems drive more buzz and industry-wide upset than others. The release of Windows 10 came with a retooled version of the …

Why Your Late Twenties Feel So Stressful

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Alexei Sayle's top 10 books about revolutionaries

The influential comedian, who grew up in a communist-supporting family in Liverpool, selects works with radical clout – from manifestos to life-changing guides, and tales of enemies within<p>As the son of members of the British Communist party the concept of revolution was common in our house. Luckily …

The 15 best poetry books of all time

12 books every investor should read

There are countless varieties of investments from stocks, bonds, options, real estate, commodities, peer-to-peer lending and many more. In contrast with committing money to an insured bank savings account, investing typically involves trading additional risk for the opportunity for greater …

How Employee Stock Options Work In Startup Companies

Stock Option Plans are an extremely popular method of attracting, motivating, and retaining employees, especially when the company is unable to pay high salaries. A Stock Option Plan gives the company the flexibility to award stock options to employees, officers, directors, advisors, and …

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5 Essential Principles for Understanding Analytics

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>I’m convinced that the ingredient for the effective use of data and analytics that is in shortest supply is managers’ understanding of what is possible. Data, hardware, and software are available in droves, but human comprehension of the possibilities they enable is much less common. Given …

China communist party paper says country should join U.S.-led trade pact

BEIJING (Reuters) - China should join at an appropriate time the U.S.-backed regional trade accord the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as its broad aims are in line with China’s own economic reform agenda, an influential Communist Party newspaper said on Sunday.<p>Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific …

Two Qualified Candidates -- Which One Should I Hire?

Dear Liz,<p>I’m in a quandary. I’ve been interviewing candidates who are applying for a newly-created position in my department.<p>It’s a National Accounts Specialist, not a sales position but a kid-gloves-type account management job working closely with my 14 salespeople across the country.<p>Our sales …

Award-Winning Novelist Cecilia Galante Shares The Realities Of Writing As A Profession

As a writer of non-fiction and an experienced blogger, I see myself as someone with a strong grasp of ideas and of the written word. But when it comes to writing an enthralling novel that impacts our understanding of ourselves and our lives, now that’s a completely different animal.<p>Cecilia Galante …

How to Stop Micromanaging Your Team

Micromanaging is a hard habit to break. You may downplay your propensities by labeling yourself a “control freak” or by claiming that you just like to keep close tabs on your team, but those are poor excuses for excessive meddling. What can you do to give your people the space they need to succeed …

Technology Is Destroying Our Work-Life Balance

In the winter of 1928, John Maynard Keynes wrote an essay called “Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren,” where Keynes imagined what the world …

How to Seize Everyday Negotiation Opportunities

<b>Deborah M. Kolb</b>, professor emerita at Simmons College School of Management, offers tips for negotiating for yourself — and explains how to bounce back if you're stonewalled.

Think Like an Author, Not an Owner

You might have never heard of Oswald The Lucky Rabbit, but in the late 1920’s he was more famous than Mickey Mouse.<p>Oswald’s story began when Walt Disney and Ubbe Iwerks—Disney’s star graphic artist—moved to California. Disney and Iwerks had made a name for themselves in Kansas making animated …

The Awkward Art of the Job Interview

Job interviews can make for some of the most awkward interactions humanly possible.<p>"It’s such a false scenario, right? Interviewing’s <i>weird,"</i> said Patty McCord, former Chief Talent Officer at Netflix and contributor to the Harvard Business Review. "But you want to get the chance to have an authentic …

How Machines Learn (And You Win)

“Machine learning.” You’ve heard the term, and you probably nod in agreement when someone tells you how important it is. But secretly you may not be sure what it is or how it works. Ask your data scientists to explain, and you may get lost in a sea of specialist talk about forks, leaf nodes, split …

Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Virtually all leaders believe that to stay competitive, their enterprises must learn and improve every day. But even companies revered for their dedication to continuous learning find it difficult to always practice what they preach.<p>Consider Toyota: Continuous improvement is one of the pillars of …

Climate Change, Poverty Better Solved Through Social Entrepreneurship

Blackbird is taking ride-sharing to the skies, expanding a service called Hitch that lets anyone hop a ride on a private plane. And you don't need to …

Why You’re Unhealthy, Stuck, and Miserable

<i>One Trick Anyone Can Use to Improve Their Circumstances Starting Today</i>I hear from people all the time who feel stuck in bad jobs, bad habits, and bad …

Be Your Own Best Advocate

Romualdo Faura<p>Most seasoned managers know how to handle formal negotiations at work—with clients over contracts, with bosses over budgets, with employers over compensation. But what about all the opportunities for informal negotiations that arise? Do you know how to recognize and seize chances to …

The Best-Performing CEOs in the World

The world’s top-performing CEO isn’t a household name. In fact, Lars Rebien Sørensen doesn’t even look like a big-time global executive. We recently traveled to the quiet town of Ridgefield, Connecticut, to meet with the CEO of the Danish pharmaceutical giant Novo Nordisk at his lakefront summer …