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Top Secret ALERT! – Confidentiality

5/22/17<p><b>So, why do we need Confidentiality?</b><p>The main reason for <i>Confidentialality</i> is to protect data from malicious use. Everyday, consumers trust …

Information Systems

Alert Alert! There has been a breach! – Incident Response

5/16/17<p>Cyber Security breach has been a hot topic recently so I thought I would address the basics here.<p><b>What is a Cyber Security breach?</b><p>A typical …

Cyber Security from a Bird’s Eye view.

5/15/17<p><b>What is Cyber Security?</b><p>Cyber Security seeks to protect assets from theft or damage to hardware, software and information utilizing physical …

5 Ways To Introduce Smart Financial Habits To Your Children -- Meet Samantha Porter of Kidz Count

Money Management is not something that was shared at the dinner table in my household. My mother believed that you should enjoy every dollar you made. Which meant more spending and less saving. I did not learn or adopt positive financial habits until I hit rock bottom as an adult. When I mean rock …

10 must-have apps to be more productive as an entrepreneur

Share36<p>Tweet<p>Share38<p>+15<p>Shares 79<p>A lot has been written about technology. Some call it a time –consuming distraction from life’s important tasks. But …

Apps

3 Ways to Withdraw From Your IRA Before Retirement -- Penalty-Free!

Under normal circumstances, IRAs and most other retirement accounts cannot be used before age 59 1/2 without facing a penalty from the IRS. However, there are some big exceptions to the rule, and here we have three Fools discussing ways you could potentially use your IRA early without paying a …

These Kinds of People Make Terrible Employees

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Project Managers in Enterprise Agile

Recently, I was engaged in a lively conversation about enterprise agile transformations and the topic turned to Project Management Offices (PMOs) …

The 1 Book Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2016

If the rise of Trump blindsided you, it's because you didn't read this book.<p>Every year I read dozens of books and provide you with a list of the "best of the best" motivational books, sales and marketing books, and management books. Many of the books I recommend (as well as those recommended by …

Small Business

Here Comes Hyperloop One: Startup Raises $80 Million

The promise: Traveling at 750 miles per hour, 30 minutes from L.A. to San Francisco.<p>The Hyperloop–a futuristic magnetic levitation transportation system that promises to make it possible for people or cargo to travel at 750 miles an hour in comfortable pods between San Francisco and Los Angeles in …

High-speed Rail

It's never okay to be 'just okay' at your job

If you are one of those people who gets out of bed every morning to make a difference, your commitment to entrepreneurship is alive and well. And if your energy is rooted in audacity, you're ahead of the game. Some may consider audacity to be a negative concept associated with attitude or edge, but …

The Only Tax Deductions Most Americans Can Use

Source: Pictures of Money (Flickr).<p>When you read about the most valuable tax deductions, you'll surely come across the mortgage insurance deduction and the charitable deduction, just to name a couple. However, you can only use these deductions if you itemize, and only 29% of Americans do that. In …

7 Reasons Why Smart, Hardworking People Don’t Become Successful

For the longest time, I believed that if smart people worked hard and grew up in a reasonably nurturing environment, success would come eventually.<p>I …

Self-improvement

How to Radically Change Your Goals and Success

People are afraid of commitment. We'd rather keep our options open. We'd rather diversify our investments to mitigate risk.<p>Before writing the first chapter of <i>Harry Potter</i>, J. K. Rowling planned for seven years at Hogwarts. As a result, Harry Potter is one of the most read books of all-time.<p>Before …

personaldevelopment

The real reasons you procrastinate — and how to stop

Have you ever sat down to complete an important task — and then suddenly discovered you were up loading the dishwasher or engrossed in the Wikipedia entry about Chernobyl? Or perhaps you suddenly realize that the dog needs to be fed, emails need to be answered, your ceiling fan needs dusting — or …

15 Dos and Don'ts for Highly Engaging Leaders

A sample size of over 25,000 leaders reveals these 15 things to do to become highly engaging.<p>Since 1999, I have worked, coached, trained, and studied well over 25,000 leaders. In that time, 15 common practices have been revealed for highly engaging leaders. Think of this as a to-do list if you …

Employee Engagement

8 Behaviours That Really Are Contagious, Psych Studies Find - PsyBlog

Yawning and laughter are famously contagious but can you guess the others?<p>Here are eight behaviours that can spread like wild-fire between people.<p>1. …

Ten ways to trick yourself into saving money

Sticking cash into savings won’t help if it comes right back out again. What you need are some ways to trick yourself into savings that actually last.<p>…

Personal Finance

8 small signs people use to judge your personality

The human brain is hardwired to judge. This survival mechanism makes it very hard to meet someone without evaluating and interpreting their behavior.<p>While we tend to think that our judgments are based on the content of conversations and other obvious behaviors, the research says otherwise.<p>In fact, …

How To Spot The Stock Market's Trend Before It Is Obvious To All

Being early not only is rewarding, but also puts us in a desirable mental position to understand and take advantage of a market’s trend and subsequent moves. The past year’s up-down-flat market has been associated with numerous fundamental uncertainties, leading to a wide range of “forecasts” that …

Stock Markets

23 surprising things that can make you successful

From the month you were born to your comedic timing, the weirdest quirks can affect how successful you'll ultimately be.<p>We combed through research on success to identify 23 surprising things that can influence your career trajectory. While some factors can be sought out, others are beyond your …

Bill Gates' worst decisions as CEO, according to a longtime Microsoft exec

In that span, he turned a two-man startup into a tech juggernaut worth hundreds of billions of dollars, becoming the world's richest man along the way.<p>But every great CEO makes mistakes, and according to Brad Silverberg, who's spent nine years as Microsoft's SVP from 1990, Gates made two critical …

10 research-proven tricks that will make you appear smarter than you are

It's great to be smart, but intelligence is a hard thing to pin down. In many cases, how smart people <i>think</i> you are is just as important as how smart you actually are.<p>"I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow." —Woodrow Wilson<p>As it turns out, intelligence only explains …

Why Intel Is Laying Off Thousands of Workers

These days, it’s hard to conjure the sense of dread that the word “Wintel” inspired during the PC era. In the waning decades of the 20th Century, …

IPhone 7

3 Reasons It Pays to Be Long-Term Greedy

If more companies had a very long-term outlook and didn't focus on making investors happy in the near term, then fewer companies would have financial issues.<p>When I worked at Goldman Sachs my mentors would always tell me to "<i>be long-term greedy</i>." I didn't fully appreciate it at the time but it makes …

Investing

25 Books for Success

Out of hundreds, the editors of <i>SUCCESS</i> have narrowed our list to 25 must-read books for achievers. The task wasn't easy, although our criteria were …

20 Books That the World's Most Successful People Read and Recommend

Ever wondered why there are so many common traits between great leaders? It turns out a lot of them read the same books. But the great thing about …

Should I save for retirement or pay off student debt first?

<i>I am on track to pay off my student loans in about 8 years. I also contribute a healthy portion of my paycheck before taxes to a 401(k) plan that my employer matches. If I redirected some of my retirement plan contributions to paying off student debt, I would be debt free much sooner. What is the</i> …

PayPal just poured millions into a popular startup that helps millennials invest by answering two simple questions

PayPal contributed the majority of the investment.<p>The raise brings Acorns' total funding to $62 million and aligns it with the biggest name in financial technology.<p>Acorns' goal is to capture millennial investors by boiling down the act of investing to small decisions, cofounder Jeff Cruttenden …