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Here's Everything You Need To Know About The Growing Investigation Into Rigging The Global Currency Market

There's also RBS, who emailed clients Wednesday to essentially say, <i>Yikes, we're going to go ahead and take a look at what our traders are doing in the minutes before rates are set.</i><p>Regulators in the U.S., Asia, and U.K. have all opened investigations, with multiple banks implicated. Even JP Morgan, …

The Lehman legacy: Lessons learned?

Inside Consulting’s Black Box

What do you want to be when you grow up? That’s a question posed to young people from their earliest days in school. By the time they finish college, many top U.S. students answer, “A consultant.” At Harvard, according to its student newspaper, the Crimson, 16% of those in the undergraduate class …

How Much Do Average Apps Make?

The last few years have seen an unprecedented number of people rushing to develop mobile apps for iOS and Android. But looking at the installed user base on each platform and information on the payouts made by the different companies, it appears that the vast majority of developers will find …

17 Startup Founders Give Advice On How To Become Insanely Successful

Despite the fact that thousands have done it all before, it can be daunting to take your first step without a mentor as a guide.<p>Thankfully, the social question-and-answer site Quora has a Startup Advice and Strategy section, which is full of awesome entrepreneurs and venture capitalists who want to …

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10 Real Wall Street Stories That Should Be Movies

The film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, promises to be a classic.<p>It wouldn't be the first great Wall Street movie. From "Trading Places" to "American Psycho," we can't get enough of Wall Street culture on the silver screen.<p>But there are some "based-on-a-true-story" tales that have yet to become …

10 Things You Probably Never Knew About Money

The U.S. has been making money since 1792. That first money was in the form of coins.<p>These early coins were made of precious metals and had actual value. It wasn't until 1862 during the Civil War that the Department of Treasury produced paper money, which isn't actually paper; it's cotton.<p>It was …

5 Must-Have Qualities Of The Modern Manager

As the world of work continues to change so do the qualities and characteristics of the managers who are going to be leading our companies. Work is not the same as it used to be and we are seeing dramatic changes in both behavior and technology not just in our personal lives but in our professional …

28 Excellent Books You Can Read For Free

The problem is that in order to read a lot of books, you have to buy them from the Kindle bookstore. Yes, there are other options out there - you can check out some e-books from your local library, for example - but the selection is often really limited.<p>Naturally, my frugal side wanted to find ways …

Why Spending $150K On An MBA Is Probably A Dumb Idea

I feel conflicted about MBAs. On one hand, I get that the conceptual and analytical tools that form the bulk of most MBA programs are very useful to someone who wants to operate a business. On the other hand, I know way too many MBAs who can’t manage or lead their way out of a paper bag – and still …

Good Companies Are Storytellers. Great Companies Are Storydoers

Discussions about story and storytelling are pretty fashionable in marketing circles. I have ambivalent feelings about this. On the one hand, as a lifelong advocate for the power of story in business, I find this very encouraging. For all companies, having a story and knowing that story are crucial …

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How Modern Economics Is Built On 'The World's Dumbest Idea'

I reported earlier this month that the Financial Times published a pair of important articles asking why the goal of a firm is to maximize short-term shareholder value is still being taught in business schools.<p>“While there is growing consensus that focusing on short-term shareholder value is not …

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<i>“Hope that you feel this</i> <i><br>Feel this way forever</i> <i><br>You can plan a pretty picnic</i> <i><br>But you can’t predict the weather.”</i><p><i>–Outkast, Ms. Jackson</i><p>FORTUNE — If you run a startup and are currently raising money, you probably planned for a somewhat different fundraising environment than the one you find yourself in …

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FORTUNE — Last Wednesday, at a conference in Cambridge, Mass., Ben Bernanke sought to clarify the statements that shocked the markets just three weeks earlier. This time, the Federal Reserve Chairman reassured his vast, anxious audience that his pledge to start shrinking the Fed’s $85 billion in …

Protect And Attack: Lenovo’s New Strategy

Once an unlikely rival for HP and Apple, Chinese computer maker Lenovo has grown and adapted as quickly as its homeland. Now, with a savvy blend of East and West, it’s poised to be China’s first global brand.<p>Leading the PC maker’s pursuit of new markets, CEO Yang Yuanqing believes in “replaying the …