Avery Taylor

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How to define your Minimum Viable Product?

Minimum Viable Product, or if I say “Minimum Buy-able product”<p>Sounds good ?<p>If not lets go deeper with what it actually means.<p><b>Minimum viable product</b> …

4 Investing Lessons From 2016

I’d forgive you for thinking 2016 was a wild year for the stock market. Below is a timeline I put together of prominent headlines and price movement for the S&P 500 in 2016.<p>Major headlines included a bear market in global stocks, Great Britain leaving the European Union, Donald Trump winning a …

5 Facts About Stocks Every Retiree Should Know

Many retirees think that they should pull away from the stock market, mistakenly believing that the risks involved with stocks makes them unsuitable investments for a retiree's portfolio. Yet the fact is that with retirees living longer than ever, having stocks in your investment portfolio is …

Improve Your Financial Future: 5 Small Things You Can Do

A little insight into the writing process: I wanted to kick this post off with a clever quote about baby steps or making sure you stay moving towards …

Personal Finance

Top 5 Monthly Dividend Stocks for 2018 | Investopedia

Most dividend-paying stocks do so on a quarterly basis, but you can find equities that will pay you each month. If you reinvest dividends, you can …

Investing

How to own the room during a speech or presentation

Even CEOs can have the jitters when faced with making a presentation or moderating a panel.<p>Although some folks make it look easy, others clearly …

Solar is getting a lot cheaper, and it's reducing investment in solar

But last year's 18 percent drop doesn't tell the whole story. Lurking among the numbers are a few bright spots.<p>Solar is getting a lot cheaper, reducing investment in solar.<p>It sounds paradoxical, but falling prices for photovoltaic solar have stunted investment. Solar energy is getting cheaper and …

Renewable Energy

6 Secrets To Building a Successful Investment Portfolio

Though the list is actually much longer, as a general rule, there are six things you should seriously consider doing if you want to build a …

Investing

Top Beer Stocks to Buy in 2017

If there's any one product that stands the test of time and keeps consumers coming back for more, it's beer. But like your favorite brews, not all beer stocks are the same. So to help get you started, here are three top beer stocks I think investors would be wise to buy in 2017.<p>Image source: The …

How One Company Is Solving Africa's Biggest Investment Problem

Hundreds of thousands of African small businesses are struggling to find lenders willing to invest more than a few hundred dollars. Here is one company trying to change that.<p><i>This is the latest in my series of posts spotlighting underrepresented communities around the world and the entrepreneurs</i> …

9-point checklist for long-term investors

Here's a 9-point checklist for long-term investors. Learn how you could grow your money over time.<p>Someone won a $540 million Mega Millions lottery …

2 High-Yield Dividend Stocks I'd Buy Right Now

Real estate investment trusts, or REITs, did not have a great year in 2016. While there may be some company-specific reasons for individual REITs' performance, for the most part, the decline had nothing to do with the businesses themselves. Instead, the decline was due to the forecast for higher …

21 Insane Gadgets To Make Your iPhone Even Cooler

Because carrying a handheld computer isn't high-tech enough.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

The Best Places to Trade In Your Laptop for the Most Money

Ready to upgrade that old computer? Several sites will let you trade in your laptop for cash or gift cards, and even pay the shipping to send it to …

Movement Manipulation for More Muscle

As someone that has been in the gym regularly for the past 20 years as a bodybuilder, trainer, owner and also an observer it truly surprises me how …

Warren Buffett's youngest son describes what it was like being raised by a billionaire

When people first find out that Peter Buffett's father is Warren Buffett — investing legend and the third richest man in the world — they're shocked.<p>They'll often say, "But you're so normal!" Peter tells Stephen Dubner on a 2011 Freakonomics podcast.<p>This normality that people tend to gawk over is …

Sometimes….you don’t have a vision.

And that’s okay.<p>This post originated from hearing and watching “go out there and something with your life” videos by people like Gary Vaynerchuck and …

How the Pros Handle After Hours Trading

Professional traders will often buy and sell during pre-market and after-hours trading sessions in order to be quickly react to news announcements …

The Tai Chi Lesson That I Can Apply to Almost Anything

The Ultimate Guide To Reinventing Yourself

I wrote this post for myself.<p>Why? Because I knew I would need it. Because I know that this idea for reinventing myself has worked over and over for …

Finding Clarity and Energy

Learnings from redesigning Asana<p>As a designer, it’s exciting to invent. But sometimes “redesign” can be a four-letter word. After all, our product, …

The 20 Habits of Eventual Millionaires

This is the wrong question. It’s upside down.<p>This is a tacky question. This is sort of a rude question.<p>Actually, the question was a bit worse. It was …

How to Be the Type of Person Everyone Wants to Know

Some people are simply a joy to be around. The conversation flows effortlessly. You laugh. You’re genuinely interested. You look forward to seeing …

The Only One Skill That, If You Have, Will Completely Change Your Life

<i>This article originally appeared</i> <i>on Growthzer</i><i>.</i><p>We all look for the key recipe for the success. The secret element which will make all the …

The startup framework to validate your idea before you spend $1

“If your startup failed, it’s because it didn’t solve a tier 1 problem for a large enough audience — here’s how to never make that mistake …

Waze cofounder tells us how his company's $1 billion sale to Google really went down

The sale was a milestone for Israel's young but huge startup community: The first Israeli consumer-app company to be bought for over $1 billion. In an instant, the whole "Startup Nation" decided to quit aiming for fast exits and build billion-dollar companies instead.<p>Among Israel's tight-knit tech …

Venture Capital

How Warren Buffett chooses a great stock, in 4 steps

In an episode of their podcast "We Study Billionaires: The Investors Podcast," hosts Preston Pysh and Stig Brodersen delve into the four rules Buffett follows before making a stock pick, citing "The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life," by Alice Schroeder and Buffett's foreword of …

Seven quick tips for starting your company off strong

After having started seven businesses over the last 10 years and as an enterprise ambassador for The Prince's Trust, I have been fortunate to view startup businesses and entrepreneurs in a variety of contexts. Below are seven lessons about starting up I have learned along the way.<p><b>1. Don't start out</b> …