Danilo Macri

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Everybody Should Read This Explanation Of Where Money Really Comes From

More and more people are calling for a "ban on banking," but that's not as crazy as it sounds.<p>Under a new regime, there would still be entities called "banks." But they'd have a radically scaled back function. They would primarily serve as places that process payments and hold deposits, but they …

Bank of England

Manvotional: Thoreau on Media and Information Consumption | The Art of Manliness

<b>From “Life Without Principle”<br>By Henry David Thoreau</b><p>Just so hollow and ineffectual, for the most part, is our ordinary conversation. Surface meets …

Can Harvard-MBA-Led Startup, CareSolver, Cut $60 Billion In Health Care Costs?

Shana Hoffman — who expects to earn her Harvard MBA in 2014 — wants to make it easier for people to care for their sick elders — and in so doing get paid to cut the cost of providing them healthcare. But accomplishing that will require some awfully compelling proof that her website will deliver …

Netflix and Berkshire Hathaway share this management philosophy that could save your company millions

The litany of prominent corporate failures in the last decade—Enron, WorldCom, Lehman Brothers, and so on—ushered in an increase in regulatory requirements for corporate governance. The result is that every year, companies spend tens of millions of dollars on incentive compensation, director …

What E'er Thou Art, Act Well Thy Part | The Importance of Good Work | The Art of Manliness

Over the door of a building that sits close to the Stirling Castle in southern Scotland, hangs a curious stone designed by John Allan, a 19th century …

Why naming a startup funding round wrong could cost millions

While raising outside capital is not the only way to obtain financing for a startup, it seems to be the preferred method for new technologies where revenue or a business model is unclear. A common trend is emerging: more often than not, I hear that folks are raising their “seed round,” typically …

Venture Capital

The Real Reason Tesla Is Still Alive (And Other Green Car Companies Aren't)

Say goodbye to another green car start-up. Vehicle Production Group, which planned to build thousands of wheelchair-accessible vans powered by natural gas, has called it quits. According to Bloomberg, the company ran out of money and couldn’t pay its 100 employees anymore.<p>Add VPG to the growing …

The US Is By Far The Best Place In The World To Be An Entrepreneur

The U.S. is the home of Silicon Valley, countless startups, and the world's most celebrated culture of entrepreneurship. It's no surprise that it was ranked as having the top environment for entrepreneurs among the world's 20 largest economies in Ernst and Young's annual survey.<p>The U.S. ranked as …

Entrepreneurship

Verizon, Vodafone in talks for $130 billion deal

Vodafone Group PLC said on Thursday that it was in talks with Verizon Communications Inc to sell its prized stake in Verizon Wireless, the number one U.S. mobile carrier, in what would be the third-biggest deal of all time.<p>Verizon has made no secret of its desire to gain full ownership of a network …

The 6 Best Digital Tools For Angel Investors

As a startup investor, you need to understand that startup investing is highly risky and illiquid for 5-10 years on average. With big risk, however, comes the potential for incredible returns. To give you an idea of what’s possible, if you would have invested $1,000 in Facebook in 2005, it would …

The Assets Investors Think Will Deliver Most

Sixty eight percent of respondents to the Schroders survey, released in May, said they were investing more into equities this year. Despite slower growth, and countries like Brazil seeing their GDP forecasts revised downward from 3.5% to just 2.5% recently, investors are more bullish this year than …

Seven Of The Most Common Investment Mistakes

In life, mistakes happen. The same is true in investing. With all of the historical data and experience we possess there is still no computer program or individual that will get it right all of the time. This is because investing contains uncertainty. Moreover, investing is an emotional endeavor, …

Arousal and Performance: How Stress and Fear Affect Tactical Performance | The Art of Manliness

Think back to the last time you experienced a high amount of psychological stress. For example, after you were in a fender bender or before you had …

7 Ways to Generate Great Ideas

You don't have to be a deep thinker to come up with new ideas. Here are 7 ways to break your conventional thinking and make that light bulb appear.<p>What makes the difference between a good idea and a great idea? Good ideas come along all the time and help people solve minor problems in work and …