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Timeless Branding Lessons From A Young Steve Jobs

To understand how a legacy lasts, let’s flash back to when Steve Jobs rebuilt his own.<p>“It’s a complicated and noisy world,” mused a younger Steve Jobs, “and we’re not going to get a chance to get people to remember much about us. “<p>That chance to make a memory, he says, is the essence of brand …

Eurozone: three countries have debt-to-income ratios of more than 300%

Ireland, Greece and Portugal are labouring under debt-to-income ratios of more than 300%, according to figures that expose the indebtedness of …

CEOs in Spain and Italy have the highest pay in Europe

As Spain and Italy’s economies are seriously struggling, its top executives are thriving.<p>CEOs salaries in those two countries are higher there than in any other part of Europe, according to a new report on pay by the The Federation of European Employers.<p>An Italian CEO of a multinational could earn …

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Some companies pay executives extra to fly on their own private jets for vacation

Free travel on the company jet has long been a plum executive perk, particularly for top officers and board chairmen. But increasingly, the company plane really belongs to a company executive, who leases the plane to his employer, either directly or through an outside air charter company. Some …

Private Equity

7 financial terms every serious entrepreneur should know

<i>Jed Simon is the chief executive officer of FastPay, an online finance company focusing on digital businesses.</i><p>There are brilliant technologists and business leaders in today’s tech world, but while startups have their own, great talents, we’re seeing one common weakness: lack of understanding …

A Visual History of Superman's Signature 'S'

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Uh, This Dude Re-Invented the Wheel. And It's Kind of Square.

David M. Patrick has accidentally re-invented the wheel. The California-based inventor was toying around with six short, curved lengths of cable that …

5 Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Honeymoons

Few travel decisions are as weighty as deciding where to honeymoon. No surprise many newlyweds choose all-inclusive resorts: Pay one price and leave …

Corporations Are Colonizing Us With Trade Deals - and Wall Street Wants In

After 237 years we're becoming a colony again. Our nation's losing the right to self-determination it fought so hard to win, and it's happening on a scale unseen since the days of George III.<p>As is so often the case these days, this wholesale loss of our rights is being underwritten by corporate …

Wall Street

This startup captured $200 million of people’s savings by turning financial advice into an algorithm

Imagine if poring over your finances were as easy as using your favorite app, or smartphone—or any of today’s crisply designed technologies that make life easier, smarter and more efficient.<p>Such is the task of Betterment CEO Jon Stein, who believes the financial services industry is actually making …

Retirement

Game over for 520 Zynga workers

SAN FRANCISCO -- Beleaguered game maker Zynga zapped 520 jobs today in a deep cost-cutting move that increases questions about its future.<p>The company, based here, said it will lay off 18% of its workforce worldwide and shutter offices. Zynga declined to say where but sources, who asked not to be …

Look out, Nasdaq: NYSE proclaims itself the new king of tech IPOs

“Big data” service Tableau’s IPO popped 63 percent during its first day on the New York Stock Exchange. Marketing automation firm Marketo soared 78 percent when it opened on the Nasdaq. Now that we’re well past the tech bubble bursting and are recovering from the financial crisis, tech IPOs simply …

Austerity backlash forcing Europe to soften budget cuts

Faced with soaring unemployment, deepening recession, and a widening political backlash, European officials are easing up on two-year-old demands for painful budget cuts from its most debt-gorged members.<p>The scope of the economic pain was brought into sharper focus last week with the latest jobless …

Economy

How Samsung Got Big

The cellphones were stacked up high in the Gumi factory yard and more were coming out every minute. Phones, TVs, fax machines, and other gear shattered as it hit the concrete and Samsung CEO Kun-hee Lee and his board cracked the screens and cases with heavy hammers. Then they lit a bonfire and …