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China's richest people plan to invest in housing abroad — three US cities are their top choices

Many of the nation's wealthiest residents were looking to invest their money in foreign properties and live abroad in response to the fall in the value of the Chinese yuan and an overheated domestic property market.<p>About 56 per cent of China's richest people said they were worried about the …

China

Debt Spirals Out Of Control And China All But Loving It

George Soros, the venerated American billionaire hedge fund investor, fears China is headed toward a financial crisis like that of the United States and much of the world in 2008. Debt is spiraling, he noted in April, and when America let that happen it set off the Global Financial Crisis. Since …

China

There are some surprising drawbacks to being bilingual

It enables you to work in another country, for example, interact with people while traveling, or consume foreign media.<p>Bilingualism is very common - current estimates are that more than half of the world's population is bilingual and that this prevalence is rising.<p>Cognitive psychologists have been …

Linguistics

These Entrepreneurs Use LinkedIn Publishing To Drive Sales (You Can, Too)

As the next step in my series on LinkedIn publishing, I’m sharing best practice advice today from five entrepreneurs who are doing it well. Additionally, I’ll address an assertion from a reader who responded to my last segment on LinkedIn publishing when it appeared on LinkedIn.<p>Says UK-based brand …

Thought Leadership

I'm Going to Tell You About the Most Successful Person I Know

Lets call him "Pat". That's not his name, but close. I don't want to embarrass him, although I am 99.99% sure he won't be embarrassed even if I mention him.<p>I met him in 1999. He was the number two guy at the largest investment bank in the world. He wanted to invest in my next company. Here's what …

Time I

These Two Guys Built Dropcam To Catch A Dog — And Just Sold It For $555 Million

Late Friday, Google's Nest announced that it was buying Dropcam for $555 million in cash.<p>Dropcam is a five-year-old San Francisco company, founded by two engineers from Xobni, Greg Duffy and Amir Virani. (Xobni was an email inbox app sold to Yahoo in 2013 reportedly for more than $30 …

Startups

Why You Should Hustle Every Day

<i>This post was written by Herbert Lui and edited by Robleh Jama, and originally appeared on the Busy Building Things blog. Companies like Facebook and Shopify renew their inspiration by using our art products.</i><p>What do software development hosting service GitHub, venture capitalist Fred Wilson, and …

Simon Sinek: Your Marketing Is Backwards

There’s a reason that 250,000 people descended on Washington, DC, on an August day in 1963 to hear Martin Luther King speak. And it has a lot to do …

The “What” “Why” and “How” of Small Business Facebook Marketing

Facebook has been almost universally branded as a way to connect with old friends and share photos. since its inception, it has been hailed as a …

Landing page specialist LeadPages secures $5M in funding

When someone clicks on a link to your website, forget sending them to your homepage. You want to send them to a page that captures their information and turns them into customers.<p>In other words, you want a landing page.<p>The Minneapolis-based LeadPages strives to offer you the best landing page with …

37 Tips for Writing Emails that Get Opened, Read, and Clicked - Copyblogger

<b>We use ConvertKit for our email marketing and proudly recommend them as a marketing partner.<br>Find out more here</b>.<p>We’ve all been there …<p>You’ve carefully …

Marketing

Chinese buyers flood U.S. housing market

Flush with cash, Chinese homebuyers are flooding into the U.S. housing market, and paying top dollar.<p>"The Chinese came out really huge in the past year," said Jonathan Miller of Miller Samuel, a New York-based appraiser.<p>Chinese buyers accounted for 18% of the $68.2 billion that foreigners spent on …

60 Small Ways to Improve Your Life in the Next 100 Days

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to make drastic changes in order to notice an improvement in the quality of your life. At the same time, …

Vocabulary

14 Simple Ways to Get Considerably More Done

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources, and insights to</i> <i>entrepreneurs and business owners</i>. <i>The article below was</i> …

How to Book Travel Online for Less

With clear skies and rising temperatures around the country, the summer travel season is nearly upon us. And unless you've got money to burn or a …

Social Media

The Most Profitable Businesses to Start

(An updated list of the most profitable industries is available here, and a more recent list of new-business ideas is here.)<p>One of the first questions to ask before starting a business is, “Can I make money in this industry?”<p>While that may seem obvious, some people confuse sales growth with …

5 Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurial MBAs

For entrepreneurs, business school presents a unique set of choices and opportunities that can drastically alter a founder’s chance of success — for …

Building Out (of China): Property Tycoons Follow Wealthy Customers Overseas

After a decade of public hearings, litigation and lobbying, Michael Ghielmetti, a real estate developer in Oakland, California, was finally ready to build. Together with another local developer he had the rights to 65 acres of waterfront land and a master plan to build 3,100 housing units and …

Do You Really Hire Only 'A' Players? Indispensable Advice From a Self-Made Billionaire

During their monthly consulting sessions in the early 1970s, Peter Drucker and Mort Mandel, the then-CEO of electronics and auto-parts distributor Premier Industrial Corp., chewed over all sorts of topics—basic business strategy, the company’s approach to acquisitions, how to set priorities. But …

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Great Leader? Take The Test

Most everyone, regardless of their current role, wonders if they’ve got the right stuff to become a strong leader. Today is your chance to find out.<p>I became aware this week of an interesting platform and philosophy of character-based leadership created by Aprille Trupiano, an International Business …

Don't Multitask: Your Brain Will Thank You | Inc.com

The ability to juggle work is a standard job requirement.<p>Researchers have another name for this supposedly desirable skill, however: chronic multitasking.<p>If this sounds more like an affliction than a resumé booster, that's because research has shown again and again that the human mind isn't meant …

Time Management

The Importance of Time Management

Welcome to the first installment of our perspective series! This series is meant to give you true insight into the realities of your mind, your …

100 Real Estate Pages and Accounts to "Like" on Facebook - RealtyBizNews: Real Estate News

<b>About Violeta-Loredana Pascal</b><p>Violeta-Loredana Pascal has over 10 years of experience in PR, marketing and communication, and has been running her own …

How to Create a Recovery Flash Drive for Windows 8 (and Free Up Some Hard Drive Space)

Whenever Windows 7 had problems, you could just insert your Windows 7 installation CD and run its recovery tools. Most Windows 8 users, however, …

Software

3 ways your website should be working for you

<b>Whether you’re new to online marketing or you’ve had a website for years, making your website work for you, even when you’re not working on it</b> …

Create a Beautiful Pitch to Investors, Press, or Customers with Crushpath

Startups are constantly pitching their idea to investors, press, potential employees, and customers. But if you think about it, all those pitches are …

Chamath Palihapitiya

SHILLER: 'We're Living In A Totally Artificial Real Estate Economy'

"One thing that makes it very hard to forecast home prices right now is that we're living in a totally artificial real estate economy," said Shiller, co-creator of the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller Index, a widely followed measure of housing prices.<p>Shiller pointed to the Federal Reserve, which …

Real Estate