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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 …

Hey kids, beware...You now have to bury your parents' phones to hide a bad grade

Few items inspire universal teenage angst quite like the school report card, that mishmash of letters and numbers that could periodically mean the difference between family praise and punishment. Sometimes, however, it can also inspire new business opportunities.<p>A few years back, Boniface Githinji …

This Is What The World Exports And Imports

Here are two awesome maps from a recent Standard Chartered report on the state of global trade.<p>The top map shows the big exports from every country. The bottom is the country's imports.<p>Each region is depicted by a few categories, and the number next to each category represents how big that category …

Michelle Obama, Lupita Nyong'o And More At The White House Correspondents' Dinner Red Carpet

The first lady Michelle Obama is nothing but consistent when it comes to her fashion choices. She proved this once again with her dress for this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. A white gown from Marchesa which had all the hallmarks of FLOTUS style — from the color to the asymmetrical …

Your Business Model Might Be Killing Your Business

Every great idea begins as a revelation. Yet when that flash of insight leads to action, it inevitably encounters the real world and that’s when hard lessons are learned. Adjustments have to be made and, with some luck, success can be achieved. But profitable models rarely come easy.<p>With growth, …

How to Answer Stupid Job Interview Questions

A job interview is a strange kind of business meeting. As a serious job seeker you’ll spend hours preparing for the interview. Despite your research, intelligence-gathering and thoughtful preparation, you’ll typically have little to no idea what you’re walking into.<p>One day you’re invited to an …

How To Lead A Culture Of Innovation

There is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. – Winnie the Pooh<p>Leading an innovation culture can be a messy business. Or, maybe that should be: Leading an innovation business can be a messy culture. However the …

Stop Thinking Outside The Box -- Think Into The Corners Instead

If you thought finding a needle in a haystack was hard, try making the haystack infinitely large. That’s what it’s like to think outside the box.<p>No matter how long you stare at the empty space outside the box, it’s unlikely you’ll discover something completely new that you can actually …

Break Free: How To Find Business And Personal Success In A Flat World

Do you want to start a multi-million dollar business? Pursue the career of your dreams? Do you want to enjoy good personal and community relations?<p>If the answer is yes, you must break free!<p>Business and personal success are innate human pursuits. That’s why they are on everyone’s agenda. But how can …

A Happy Office Is A Serious Business: The Science Of Workplace Morale

Most managers eagerly pay lip service to concepts like trust, teamwork and innovation.<p>But many haven’t gotten around to accepting what the latest science has to say about which kind of work environment produces these things.<p>“Relationships are the medium through which the best work gets done,” says …

Brain Science And 12 Steps To Employee Loyalty

Loyal employees can bring some BIG benefits. First and foremost, loyal employees satisfy customers. And, satisfied customers become loyal customers (a/k/a repeat business) who generate new business referrals and are less price-sensitive. Additionally, loyal employees who tend to stay put, help keep …

Managing Our Way To Prosperity: No Holy Grail

Competitive advantage is transient, not sustainable, writes Professor Rita Gunther McGrath, in her book <i>The End Of Competitive Advantage</i>. “Virtually all strategy frameworks and tools in use today are based on a single dominant idea: that the purpose of strategy is to achieve a sustainable …