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Facebook, Steve Ballmer, and Al Gore all tried to buy Twitter

Nick Bilton's upcoming book on the history of Twitter has dug up a number of secrets about the platform, including Mark Zuckerberg's extensive attempts to buy the microblogging platform in 2009. According to an excerpt published in <i>The New York Times Magazine</i>, Steve Ballmer, Mark Zuckerberg and Al …

Which MBA?, 2013

CHICAGO UNIVERSITY’S Booth School of Business retains first place in <i>The Economist</i>'s annual ranking of full-time MBA programmes. The school has taken …

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The Higgs Boson and the Nobel: Why We Call It the 'God Particle'

<i>This article is by</i> <i>Ned Potter</i><i>, a senior vice president at the communications firm RLM Finsbury and a former science correspondent for ABC News and CBS News.</i><p>The Higgs boson, the subatomic particle that has brought a Nobel Prize to Francois Englert and Peter Higgs, is so small that its discovery took …

The 12 Incredible Posts On StockTwits About Hedge Fund Market Wizard Ray Dalio

1.) This is could be called the greatest economic lesson on the Internet. It’s a video made by Ray Dalio and his firm Bridgewater. If you haven’t …

I am positive on India: Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

The current uncertainty that has hit almost every man on the street, has not shaken Rakesh Jhunjhunwala's faith in India. The ace investor and …

Box Office: 'Gravity' Rockets Towards Record $45 Mil; 'Captain Phillips' Eyes $25 Mil

UPDATED: Alfonso Cuaron's space epic is enjoying one of the strongest holds in a history for a non-holiday; Tom Hanks starrer "Captain Phillips" …

How To Invest When Everything Seems Risky

There are two fundamental struggles for retirement investors: Saving enough, and investing well. How to invest your money should be a fairly easy decision, but many investors get stuck.<p>Why? Because it always feels like the wrong time.<p>Cash builds up in a retirement account and balances grow, but the …

How To Invest In Stocks, Worry-Free

One of the major problems with stock investing is your own emotions. It’s important to invest in the stock market, of course, but how to invest in stocks is an open question.<p>It should be without worry, or you are likely to make a highly emotional decision at precisely the wrong moment: You might …

Let Them Eat MOOCs

One late afternoon last spring I received a visit from a former student and budding entrepreneur. I usually schedule these meetings at the end of the workday. It feels like a treat, witnessing aspiration and insight blend into leadership to create something new.<p>Luis (not his real name), however, …

Bilton Book: Twitter’s Dick Costolo Was Fired (And Rehired) in 2010

Twitter’s founding tale keeps getting more and more complicated.<p>Twitter CEO Dick Costolo was briefly fired from the company by an adviser to the …