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What good sales staff do differently to the Wolf of Wall Street

by Peter Finkelstein<p>The profession of selling has, for a long time, been on the receiving end of a bad rap. Almost everyone has a story of a …

Wall Street

How to reverse long-term profit decline in smaller firms

by George Beaton<p>Over the holiday break I came across two stories – one poignant, one of success – that I want to share.<p>The first is about a solicitor …

Private Schools

Will new ATMs make your bank branch obsolete?

Your ATM will soon be more than just a cash dispenser—in fact financial executives and analysts say the technology may soon be able to replace some …

Tony Abbott uses address to World Economic Forum in Davos to promote virtues of free trade

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called for freer trade and increased global growth in a keynote speech at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.<p>He …

Tip: Six Skills Middle Managers Need

<b>Joseph L. Bower</b>, professor at Harvard Business School, describes how to be an effective general manager.

Inflation comes in higher than expected, puts pressure on rates

Inflation has risen more than economists expected, diminishing the prospect of further interest rate cuts.<p>The Bureau of Statistics Consumer Price …

9 Bad Fashion Tips Men Should Stop Following

Even if well-intentioned, the wrong fashion tips can sabotage your style.<p>A recent Reddit men's fashion thread asked "what is bad clothing advice that people give?"<p>We selected some of our favorites.<p><b>1. "As long as the shirt fits at the collar, it's fine."</b><p>"I'm a small skinny guy with a bull neck and …

Nocookies

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Take the plunge: Why now is the best time to start a business

by Andy Sheats<p>A couple of months ago someone asked me whether 2014 would be “the right year" to start a new business. At the time there were still …

Entrepreneurship

Know your niche: Marketing lessons from cult brands Chupa Chups, Fisherman’s Friend and Tabasco

by Garry Browne<p>In 2014, marketing is becoming more sophisticated than ever. Gone are the days of buying ad space and hoping consumers will listen. …

Marketing

Why retailers with physical stores have the edge despite the rise of online shopping

Retailers with physical store networks have an edge over pure-play online retailers, especially in the crucial December period, new data …

eCommerce

Focus on childcare, not paid parental leave, government told

Professional women want the childcare rebate extended to nannies, but welfare groups say it should be restricted to lower-income families.<p>The …

Child Care

Nocookies

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Software

Fixed rate borrowers move to small lenders

SMALLER lenders are challenging the big banks in the home loan market, tripling their share of fixed rate mortgages in 2013.<p>Less than one in five …

Interest Rates

Sacramento Kings set to broadcast using Google Glass, accept Bitcoins

Watching hoops from the stands or on TV is great, but have you ever wanted to see an NBA game from the perspective of a coach, cheerleader or broadcaster? That's going to happen on January 24th during a Sacramento Kings broadcast vs. the Indiana Pacers, as select players and staff will be decked …

What we can learn from property booms: Five key lessons

<b>As the cycle moves on and our property markets boom, memories of the last few difficult years will slowly fade.</b><p>However, it would be a pity to have …

Investing

These Celebrity Look-Alikes Will Blow Your Mind

Every celebrity has his or her own set of unique and special physical characteristics.<p>But sometimes, there's an uncanny resemblance between two stars that just can't be denied. Take Jaime Pressly and Margot Robbie for instance: The "My Name Is Earl" actress could pass for the "Wolf of Wall Street" …

Will The iPhone 6 And iWatch Be Made Out Of The New Curved Gorilla Glass?

Corning has announced “Manufacturing Readiness for 3D-Shaped Gorilla Glass” in advance of CES next week in Las Vegas. Immediately, speculation has turned to how Apple might make use of this new material in its upcoming products. Daisuke Wakabiashi writes in <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> Digits blog that, …

Video: Does being cold make you sick?

Being cold can’t give you a cold … or can it?<p>Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of the …

Social Media

One Step Closer to Hover Boards: Three-Dimensional Mid-Air Acoustic Manipulation | Colossal

<p>While we’ve seen examples of objects suspended mid-air using quantum levitation and acoustic levitation, a team of three Japanese engineers from The …

50 Best Movies of 2013 According to IMDB Users

18 Dance Moves We Learned In 2013

Hint: It was the year of the twerk.

Dance