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Here are the signs that China’s Lehman moment is inevitable

Money market rates in China climbed again last week, prompting more worries of a deja vu of June’s cash crunch that spooked global markets. That was when the Shibor—the Shanghai interbank offering rate, which tracks the interest rates banks charge each other—soared, reminding many of the Libor leap …

10 Questions to Ask Yourself When Testing a Business Idea

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You've got a business idea you're jazzed about, but aren't sure if it's feasible. What you need to do is test the concept to see how it stands up to a series of rigorous questions.<p>"You are always testing," says Andre Marquis, Executive …

Cable TV Model Not Just Unpopular But Unsustainable

Imagine making this elevator pitch to sell an investor on your startup.<p><i>We’re developing a video delivery service that provides literally hundreds of channels. Sure we’ll carry the big networks, but mostly we’ll be offering niche outlets that only a tiny fraction of our customers will want to watch.</i> …

Why 3 Of The 4 BRICs Are Failing To Meet The World's Expectations

China has been living up to those expectations. But many have questioned whether Russia, Brazil, and India deserve to be part of the group. In the recent past, experts argued that Russia and India should be replaced by Indonesia.<p>And in a Wall Street Journal column in August, O'Neill argued that …

Female Founders Speak Up: Winning Strategies For Raising Capital

“I go into everything with a huge ego,” DailyWorth founder Amanda Steinberg told more than 100 entrepreneurs this July at an event co-hosted by TheLi.st and weeSpring. What she conceded could be seen as a huge personal defect in the social world turned out to be her biggest strength in raising well …

7 Quiet Career Truths That Speak Volumes

Lately, I have been writing less. With the economy picking up, our marketing and sales recruiters are busier.<p>I’ve also come to learn that in business sometimes it’s strategically (and monetarily) beneficial to remain under the radar.<p>As I sat down to write, I began looking over interviewing and …

Tales from a Shanghai job fair: Why China's college grads, employers mismatched

June 17, 2013 | 1:02 PM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/06/17/world/chinas-hangover/tales-shanghai-job-fair-why-chinas-college-grads-employers-mismatched/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

How Britain's 157 Year-Old Burberry Brand Was Rescued From The Brink By An American Woman

"It was always fashion," she says. "If you read my high school yearbook, I was [someone] who at 16 knew exactly what I was going to do."<p>What she has done, in the past seven years, is turn Burberry from a label that had become associated with baseball caps worn in nightclubs to the biggest British …

What 6 Executives Learned From Going On 'Undercover Boss'

Just look at what dozens of senior executives have learned on the "Undercover Boss" TV series, which has franchises around the world.<p>The finale of season 4 on CBS featured some of the most "epic" encounters from past episodes, all of which spurred executives into making real changes.

The Secret Science Behind Big Data And Word Of Mouth

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jonah Berger is a marketing professor at the Wharton School and author of the New York Times bestseller Contagious: Why Things Catch On. Follow him on Twitter @j1berger.</i><p>Why do some companies, products and services get more word of mouth than others? It’s not luck. There’s a science …

Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors In Marketing

Turns out, something as simple as tweaking the color of a button changes user behavior or endears people to your product. Buffer’s Leo Widrich explains the importance of color in website and brand design.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the</i> …

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The Most Successful People Take Small, Smart Steps Toward Their Goals

Lives there anyone anywhere old enough to work who has not had an idea for a new company? Who has not said on at least one occassion, “someone could make a fortune if they’d just…”<p>So how come we have so few entrepreneurs?<p>Study the type of ideas on which highly successful growth companies were …

To Attract New Grads, Hire Like a Start-Up

Something astonishing is happening to the market for young, smart labor. The luster of big prestigious firms, particularly on Wall Street, has dimmed: “The End of Wall Street as They Knew It,” goes a recent New York Magazine headline. A few months ago at Davos, CEOs complained about the brain drain …