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How Goldman Sachs Profited from the Greek Debt Crisis

NationofChange is a nonprofit organization, and this website is funded by readers like you. Please support our work. Donate or give monthly.<p>The Greek …

The Implosion Of A Warren Buffett Wannabe

Sometimes, pretending to be the next Warren Buffett just doesn’t cut it. Investors eventually want to see actions and results befitting of comparison to the ‘Oracle of Omaha.’<p>In the case of Biglari Holdings, the holding company run by Buffett disciple Sardar Biglari, 37, there’s little evidence of …

Investing

Kanye West vs. white mediocrity: The real story behind Beck, Beyonce and “SNL” 40

Kanye takes more heat than anyone. Post-Grammys and “SNL” 40, we’re finally seeing his critics for what they are<p>There was a lot to criticize about the "Saturday Night Live" 40th anniversary celebration--Jerry Seinfeld’s #SorryNotSorry joshing around about "SNL’s" 40-year history of whiteness, …

10 Days to Total Financial Fitness

Beginning today, MONEY kicks off a 10-day program designed to pump up your finances for 2015. Before you can get started, though, you need to see …

Fortune.com

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9 Ways to Build Wealth in Your 50s

Here's how to shore up your finances in the final push to retirement.<p>Midlife is filled with challenges and opportunities. Yes, you might be in the …

5 Healthy Resolutions for Busy Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

It's that time again. The end of a new year always presents a time to pause and to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year. It is also the time that we define our resolutions for change in the year ahead.<p>I'm not one to make resolutions, preferring to think that I tend to keep things real …

5 Remarkably Powerful Habits of Great Leaders | Inc.com

There are literally millions of leaders, in all sorts of organizations, all around the globe. While some run businesses, others lead nonprofits and government offices and agencies. Regardless of the type of organization, however, <i>great</i> leaders all share certain habits in common. And these habits …

The Art of Giving and Receiving Advice

Seeking and giving advice are central to effective leadership and decision making. Yet managers seldom view them as practical skills they can learn and improve. Receiving guidance is often seen as the passive consumption of wisdom. And advising is typically treated as a matter of “good …

DAVID TICE: I'm Not Shorting Stocks, But I'm Pretty Sure They'll Crash 30%-60%

"I tend to be very very early on these things," Tice told CNBC's Kelly Evans on Wednesday. "It's hard to say when, but this is gonna end badly."<p>Tice reiterated his August call that we should expect the stock market to fall by 30% to 60%.<p>"I have the same kind of feel in '98 and '99; also '05 and …

4 Mental Skills Every Business Leader Needs | Inc.com

It takes a lot of smarts to run a small business, but not just any smarts. Four specific mental skills, or "intelligences" will help make any entrepreneur more successful, according to Valeh Nazemoff, a management consultant and author of <i>The Four Intelligences of the Business Mind</i>.<p>"These …

Why is everyone so busy?

THE predictions sounded like promises: in the future, working hours would be short and vacations long. “Our grandchildren”, reckoned John Maynard …

What It Takes to Go From Dead Broke to 6 Figures in 6 Months

Leading Authority for Young Entrepreneurs<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs we know life is often a roller coaster with lots of uncertainty and chaos. When you’re in the struggle, it’s tough to see a clear path to success, but it’s crucial to let your …

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Malcolm Gladwell on the Secret to Building Self-Confidence | Inc.com

Every startup founder, eventually, wants to go head to head with the big dogs in his or her industry--and win. But in the beginning, it's crucial not to compare yourself to the biggest competitors in your field, says best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell. Instead, think of yourself as a big fish in …

11 Great Business Books to Read Right Now

Great books on innovation, entrepreneurship, behavior, success, happiness, famous entrepreneurs... what's not to love?

Entrepreneurship

How to handle toxic people

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create …

Emotional Intelligence

10 Everyday Things Creative People Do That Lead to Success | Inc.com

One of the measures of a truly successful individual is how innovative he or she is. Likewise, the creativity it takes to be truly innovative is what separates successful businesses from the rest. Creativity can accelerate a company's profits and growth beyond that of its less-innovative …

Creativity

3 Ways You Can Blow an Investor Pitch | Inc.com

When people recognize me from "Shark Tank," they never remember that I made a deal with the renowned Mark Cuban. Instead, they bring up my epically failed pitch.<p>It was every entrepreneur's nightmare. Once my faulty slideshow disrupted my flow, I went silent for nearly a minute before stammering my …

6 Everyday Hacks to Help You Save Money

If you’ve given up on saving money because you think budgeting and tracking expenses are too hard, it’s time to rethink your strategy. You don’t have …

The SEAL Teams Don't Accept These 10 Phrases, and Neither Should You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While the parallels between special operations and business closely mirror each other in some regards, there are also glaring differences. The most significant difference I’ve found in the year plus that I’ve been out of the military is …

4 Questions You Must Think Critically About Before Starting a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are an eager bunch. That’s part of what makes us so great!<p>We’re go-getters. We wake up early. Mondays excite us. (Okay, maybe that last one is a bit of a stretch.)<p>I’ve had the pleasure of working with thousands of …

Don't Just Make Money, Build Relationships

<i>You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.</i> – Dale Carnegie<p>If you read books and blogs about succeeding in your career, you will often be advised to be loyal, leave your personal life at …

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Happy | Inc.com

It's easy to think of happiness as a <i>result</i>, but happiness is also a <i>driver</i>.<p>One example: While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve personal productivity (whether a one-day burst, or a lifetime, or things you should <i>not</i> do every day), probably the best way to be more productive is to just be …

10 Tips for Your Next Networking Event | Inc.com

It's been said that it's whom you know that counts, which is what makes networking so vital to succeeding in business. While most entrepreneurs tend to be creative, possess strong leadership skills, and are extremely knowledgeable in their fields, a lack of soft skills can hold many of them back …

30 Ways to Earn Extra Cash in the New Year

Coming up with extra cash to pay the bills, cover unexpected expenses, boost savings or perhaps even finance a vacation isn’t as hard as it seems. …

5 Tips for Closing a Sale (Infographic) | Inc.com

As a business owner you've no doubt heard the expression "always be closing," but turning sales prospects into actual customers can be a long back-and-forth process.<p>For example, the majority of sales are made between the fifth and twelfth contact with a business prospect, according to data cited by …

Need More Business? Here's How Your Website Should Change | Inc.com

When your website looks more like a low-quality local commercial than a tidy information base, there's your sign--your site needs to change. When your site isn't relaying pertinent and relevant information--it's time to change. When your website is non-existent in search results--you definitely …

5 Tips to Great Public Speaking | Inc.com

Inspiring. Confident. Humorous. Motivational. Honest. Engaging. Powerful.<p>These words are used to describe great speeches. If you are preparing to give a presentation or a speech, you'll need to hone your speaking skills before that day comes. Follow this easy recipe for great delivery.<p>It includes …

Mark Suster: What's the Difference Between a Seed Round and an A Round? | Inc.com

This is something I think entrepreneurs don't totally understand and it's worthwhile they do. My view:<p>Spending any time or energy trying to game the 'definition' of your round of fund raising is a total waste. Nobody cares. No VC will be so naive as not to see straight through it. And actually many …