Elisia Velasquez

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11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

Malaysia Airliner Communications Shut Down Separately, US Officials Say

Two U.S. officials tell ABC News the U.S. believes that the shutdown of two communication systems happened separately on Malaysia Airlines Flight …

Airplanes

How Lego Become The World's Hottest Toy Company

They will add to the already gigantic heap of Lego bits: 86 for every person on the planet. The toymaker has enjoyed ten years of spectacular growth, almost quadrupling its revenue.<p>In 2012 it overtook Hasbro to become the world's second-largest toymaker. The number one, Mattel, is now seeking to …

Lego

Shark Tagging & Tracking: Separating Fact from Fiction

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>For several years now, I have been using electronic tagging to study the movements and behaviors of sharks. You can find out more about this research HERE and watch a video HERE.<p>I previously wrote about the state of electronic tagging and tracking marine animals. However, …

White Shark

Associated Press News

3 Ways to Treat Early Adopters Like Royalty

Growth Marketer, Entrepreneur and Content Creator<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At the early stages of a startup one of the hardest obstacles to overcome is what I like to call the chicken and egg customer problem. Initially, you are unable to secure customers because …

Business Strategy

Owning a Home Is Getting More Expensive

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>The sharp rise in home prices in 2013 caused two conflicting results: The return of positive home equity for hundreds of thousands of borrowers and considerably weaker affordability for an equally large pool of potential homebuyers.<p>While positive equity allows …

Real Estate

Why Dabbling Can Make You a Better Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While focusing 100 percent of your energy on your business may seem the path to success, having varied interests can be the key to making you better at your work. Erin Hopmann, co-founder and CEO of Dabble, a Chicago-based company that …

Entrepreneurship

Are You Emotionally Intelligent? It'll Help You Rise Above Failure.

Entrepreneurs are all about achieving peak performance. The top or quickly emerging entrepreneurs' definition of success goes way beyond just the money they earn or the promotional support they receive. Today’s greats are worried about creating balance: a life that has enough personal time, …