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These Ingenious Lego Hacks Will Finally Help Math Make Sense

Become instantly smarter with these tricks.

John Fox's Navy SEAL stepfather taught him the value of teamwork

SAN DIEGO -– Long before Hollywood portrayed Navy SEALs in movies such as “Zero Dark Thirty” and “American Sniper,” Chicago Bears head coach John Fox …

A Beautiful Mind: Brain Injury Turns Man Into Math Genius

In 2002, two men savagely attacked Jason Padgett outside a karaoke bar, leaving him with a severe concussion and post-traumatic stress disorder. But …

The 5 Dynamics of Low Performing Teams

High performing teams seem to generate their own energy and elevate everyone on the team to their full potential. Despite achieving more, work on …

Talent Management

Secret Sauce For Corporate Success: Knowing To Use Teams

<b>HOW CAN BUSINESSES</b> achieve great–and sustainable–growth in a world where the rapidity of change continually intensifies? How do successful startups avoid becoming the equivalent of shooting stars? How do large companies not fall into the trap of comforting mediocrity, which, these days, can quickly …

Leadership

Breathing Is the Key to Persuasive Public Speaking

Have you ever wondered why two people can say exactly the same thing in a meeting, but only one of them gets credit for it? Many times it’s the way we <i>sound</i> that makes the difference between whether or not we are actually <i>heard</i>.<p>We all know when someone sounds nervous or confident. Think about the …

Public Speaking

John Nash's unique approach produced huge leaps in economics and maths

Having solved some of the great theoretical problems and battled mental illness, the remarkable mathematician’s death in a car accident seems all the more tragic<p>The American mathematician John Nash, who was killed on Saturday night in a car crash, was in Oslo five days ago to receive the Abel prize …

Chart/Table: ISM Manufacturing PMI; loss of momentum for US manufacturing; weaker orders. Strong dollar to blame? http://t.co/qNdJLQA5LK

Bill Gross Investment Outlook Archive

Investing

3 Things Worth Thinking About

<b>QE Is Dead, But Likely Not Gone</b><p>As I wrote on Monday, the end of quantitative easing (QE) has come. While it was announced during Janet Yellen's post …

M&G

With the notable exception of the upcoming royal wedding, it would be pretty difficult to find a topic that is currently more over-analysed than the …

Best economic links of the web

Best economic links of the web 2018<p>18-05-2018<p>Oil keeps on moving higher…<p>Lukas<p>Daalder<p>CIO Robeco Investment Solutions<p>Stay informed on our latest …

GOLDMAN: We're Blaming The Stock Market Sell-Off On A Pullback In Buybacks

Ever since the financial crisis, S&P 500 companies have spent about $2 trillion buying back shares of their own stock.<p>Some market experts have warned that a pullback in buybacks would cause stock prices to fall.<p>Goldman Sachs' David Kostin believes a temporary pullback may explain why the S&P 500 …

Daily Agenda: European Fears Dominate

Concerns over the fragility of growth in the primary European Union economies continue to dominate market risk narratives today. The latest fear is …

After the Beta Trade in Emerging Markets - Context | AB

It’s getting harder to generate equity returns in emerging markets (EMs). Simply chasing the index—the so-called beta trade—won’t do the job anymore. …

9 Ominous Signals Coming From The Financial Markets That We Have Not Seen In Years

<b>Is the stock market about to crash?</b> Hopefully not, and there definitely have been quite a few "false alarms" over the past few years. But without a …

Why is the market sliding so hard, so fast?

Why is the stock market sliding so fast? Why do the Wall Street mavens who were predicting big gains for 2014 suddenly look so wrong?<p>In a day of …

Automotive Production Roars Ahead

If the U.S. automotive industry hits popular forecasts of 16.4 million car and truck sales this year, it is likely that the number of vehicles built in North America will surpass 13 million in 2014 - for the first time in nearly a decade.<p>IHS Automotive, among others, estimates that US auto sales …

North America

fastFT | Financial Times

July 6, 2018<p>Sure, you could watch the World Cup, Wimbledon or the Tour de France next week — but the most dramatic clashes may be taking place on the …

It Was Only A Few Weeks Ago That Wall Street Was Sure Stocks Would Go Higher

The Standard & Poor's 500 index has now lost almost 8 percent in the past three-and-a-half weeks , wiping out almost all of the gains achieved earlier in 2014. What seemed like another good year for investors in U.S. equities is now fraught with uncertainty, with $1.3 trillion in S&P companies' …

10 states where foreclosures are soaring

The property market is improving and foreclosures are falling — except in these 10 markets.<p>Some 317,171 U.S. properties had foreclosure filings in …

Real Estate

Google Passed Its Nevada Driving Test With Flying Colors–And Control Of The Road Conditions

DMV logs obtained by IEEE Spectrum suggest a slightly more complicated story.<p>Google’s self-driving cars are adorable as hell. And for all the good they’ll one day do for our congested roadways, the vehicles, which have logged more than 700,000 miles, might not be ready for commercial use anytime …

Autonomous Cars

Here’s my obligatory column that says stocks will crash

Anyone who follows the stock market today knows we are doomed.<p>Sure, the S&P 500 is up 180% from the March 2009 lows. And, yes, unemployment is the …

Stock Markets

The Corporate Bond Market Will Have A Tough Time Going Forward

<b>The Corporate Bond Market Has A Tough Road Ahead (Morningstar)</b><p>"In the near term, we think that the corporate market has a tough road ahead of itself," writes Dave Sekera at Morningstar. Sekera expects that as the Fed winds down its asset purchase program and for rates to get to a more normalized …

Are We Living In the Event Horizon Of A 4D Black Hole?

The Big Bang has a lot of problems. For one, the usual laws of physics break down in a singularity. It’s bizarre and chaotic; anything could happen. Which makes cosmologists wonder why it would evolve into something as well-ordered as the universe we see around us. As Niayesh Afshordi put it in</i> …

Twitter's First Logo Cost Less Than $20

After Twitter launched in 2006, the team bought its first logo for about $15.<p>It was a design by Simon Oxley, a British graphic designer living in Japan, who had submitted it to the stock photography website, iStock, according to The New York Times.<p>At the time, Oxley had never heard of …

Graphic Design

7 Management Strategies From Some Of History's Greatest Generals

"The moral is to the physical as three is to one," Napoleon once said.<p>"He meant that his troops' fighting spirit was crucial in the outcome of the battle. With motivated soldiers he could beat an army three times the size of his own," writes Robert Greene in his book "The 33 Strategies of …

Employment