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As Christmas presents go, reversing your beloved baby blue Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster into a parked car probably isn't sitting at the top of the festive

As Christmas presents go, reversing your beloved baby blue Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster into a parked car probably isn't sitting at the top of the …

The 13 Biggest Money Mistakes Retirees Make

On the surface, retiring seems to be about transitioning from the working grind to days of all leisure and no alarm clocks. But underneath, there’s another shift at play: ending the days of earning and beginning the days of spending.<p>The kind of spending we’re talking about is certainly not shopping …

How to be smarter about money in 2014

Every January, many of us make financial New Year’s resolutions to do things like spend less or contribute more to our 401(k)s. And every year, more …

Personal Finance

10 things auctions won’t tell you

<b>1.“You won’t leave empty-handed.”</b><p>Susan Stouder’s three-car garage, basement and attic are filled with auction finds accumulated over two decades. The …

Auctions

How Anthony Bourdain Slays His Lazy Inner Hippie Every Morning

CNN‘s Parts Unknown explains why pleasurable interruptions are a slippery slope for him.<p>Anthony Bourdain<p>Chef, author, and TV Host, CNN‘s <i>Parts Unknown</i><p>“I wake up early. Any writing I did during my career in the restaurant business required that I do it before a 12-hour-or-more shift in the …

Anthony Bourdain

3 Timeless Lessons From A Successful Entrepreneur

Nick Smoot has been turning ideas into action since he was 19 years old. Here are his tips for making any business better.<p>Nick Smoot has been on a lifelong mission to help people identify opportunity and open up channels to collaborate. He started working in nonprofits as a 19-year-old, helping …

Entrepreneurship

5 Critical Mistakes That Can Kill Any Startup

Just believing in your product or service isn’t enough. Is your startup scalable? Is it marketable? If no, you’re probably making some of these mistakes.<p>You’re an entrepreneur. You believe in the product or service that you’ve built. But then sales stall. What went wrong?<p>The truth is that over half …

Startups

The Books That Helped Jeff Bezos Create Amazon

In The Everything Store, Brad Stone’s new chronicling of Jeff Bezos, readers learn what books shaped the man. And yeah, we’re guessing he bought them on Amazon.<p>Jeff Bezos, the warrior-king of Amazon, is known for the way he bursts into a room, hates cohesion, and dresses down his employees.<p>But when …

Books

Top 11 marketing tips

1. Plug weather data into your online ads<p>If you sell umbrellas, you’ll sell more when it rains. The same is true for all sorts of firms, from snow …

Don’t Forget The Awesome: 5 Steps To Creating Brand Content

Most marketers recognize the growing importance of content marketing, but fewer have a plan for doing it. 360i’s Rosie Siman offers up a few ways to start.<p>Advertising and content marketing used to be nearly interchangeable. Branded content was typically developed as a by-product of a traditional ad …

7 steps to closing a sale

<b>1. Know your product or service</b><p>Knowing your product is not just about the bells and whistles, price and sexy stuff; it’s about understanding why …

Eight Reasons Startup Incubators Are Better Than Business School

Let’s get this straight: If you want to work at Goldman Sachs, McKinsey or General Electric, an MBA is a handy scrap of paper.<p>But if you’d prefer to bypass the corporate ladder and actually <i>build</i> something of your own, spending upwards of $140,000 and two years without pay is just about the worst …

Emotional Intelligence Predicts Job Success: Do You Have It?

The best salespeople and leaders have a high EQ. Daniel Goleman, the man who coined the term, pulls apart the aspects of emotional intelligence.<p>Let’s say you work at a place that’s saturated with smarts. If all of your colleagues were always the brightest person in the room growing up, then what …

Emotional Intelligence