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Next-gen finance wizards stick to what they know

<i>"I tried to find companies and products that I understood and that I had a personal interest in owning."</i><p>A pearl of wisdom from Warren Buffett, the so-called Oracle of Omaha? No, this one comes from 12-year-old Carly O'Connell.<p>O'Connell and three other young investors are the winners of the annual …

Summer Street Style 2013

Everyone likes the cool girl with killer style she has a talent for putting together an ensemble that catches the eye and very often, a camera. Take a peek at our most covet-worthy looks and where to get the similar goods.<p>Everyone likes the cool girl with killer style — she has a talent for putting …

Trying To Understand Gen Y? Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

Gen Y has been given a bad rap. Lazy, entitled, job-hopping, socially impaired ADD tech-addicts – that’s what we’ve been told about them. But that’s not the full story.<p>When I compare this generation to my own, I see a lot to admire. Growing up in the 80s and 90s, we were proud of making mix tapes …

Penguin Random House Merger Closed: Three Things To Watch For

The largest-ever merger between two publishing houses is now closed and the newly formed Penguin Random House has a new executive team, board of directors and a lot of decisions to make over the next half of the year. Here are three key things to watch:<p><b>1. Agency pricing</b>. In December, Penguin …

Why Didn't The Creator Of Hashtag Patent The Concept?

For two reasons, primarily:<p>Claiming a government-granted monopoly on the use of hashtags would have likely inhibited their adoption, which was the antithesis of what I was hoping for, which was broad-based adoption and support — across networks and mediums.<br>• I had no interest in making money …

The 10 Companies With The Happiest Young Professionals

Are you a young professional who dreads going to work every morning? Perhaps you loathe your job; can’t stand your colleagues; and despise your boss. You envy your friends who are eager and passionate about their jobs – the ones who go to work every day with a huge smile and a positive attitude.<p>As …

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

undefined<p>Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question. Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under …

How To Work A Room Like You Own The Place

<i>This is a guest post by Nisa Chitakasem, co-author of the book</i> 135 Networking Career Tips.<p>Increasingly, we network by e-mail or through social media, such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. That’s a godsend for shy people. You can listen to conversations and chime in on your own terms.<p>But sometimes …

Texas's Amazing Shale Oil And Gas Abundance

[Note: This piece appeared earlier in the week at www.energyindepth.com] I’m often asked my opinion on what the prices of oil or natural gas are going to do. My answer is always the same: If I had the slightest idea what the prices of oil or natural gas were going to do in the future, nobody in my …

30 Questions You Should And Shouldn't Ask In A Job Interview

A job interview is a two-way street. The employer asks questions to determine if the interviewee is an ideal fit for the job, and the smart candidate uses the interview to assess how she would fit in, if she would be able to do her best work there, and how well aligned her goals are with those of …

I Fund Everything In My Life With Credit Card Points

<i>By Greg Haney, as told to Drew Scarantino</i><p><i>In our Money Mic series, we hand over the podium to people with controversial views about money. These are their views, not ours, but we welcome your responses.</i><p><i>Today, Greg Haney, a financial analyst, shares how he takes advantage of credit card points to pay</i> …

89 Business Cliches That Will Get Any MBA Promoted And Make Them Totally Useless

** Update: Some people couldn’t stop themselves from opening their kimonos after they read the original list. You really put your thinking caps on. You decided to chime in with some cliche classics of your own. We’re all on the same team here, rowing in the same direction, and it’s not about me, …

How To Make The Most Of Your Internship

All manner of bad things happen to summer interns, even here at Forbes. We like to think we’ve learned from our mistakes, and this season’s group seems to be busy and happy, but I’ve heard tales of past wrongs. One young woman was excluded from office socializing some years ago by a former …

Tumblr: David Karp's $800 Million Art Project

David Karp is in the midst of a rite of passage that seems universal for the young tycoons of the Internet’s social era: He’s buying himself a proper swank pad. And like Mark Zuckerberg‘s luxe but dowdy $6 million manse in Palo Alto and Sean Parker‘s Greenwich Village carriage house-cum-party …

Channing Tatum's Big Payday

With <i>White House Down</i> hitting theaters this weekend, it’s hard to come up with a star who has had a better year than Channing Tatum. The actor debuts on our Celebrity 100 list this year in 23rd place with an estimated $60 million in earnings between June 2012 and June 2013.<p>The vast majority of those …

40 Things To Say Before You Die

Before you’re sprawled on your deathbed, there are some things you really have to say. They’re not complicated. They’re not poetry.<p>They’re just short sentences with big meaning.<p>I hope they get you talking.<p><b>40</b> <b><br>“I wonder.”</b><p>Give yourself time to think so the time you spend doing things will be better …

9 Job Mistakes That Could Stall Your Entire Career

Clinical psychologist Dr. Meg Jay doesn’t subscribe to the theory that your 20s are a throwaway time to just have fun and decide what you want to be when you grow up.<p>While popular media often depicts 20-somethings as aimless wanderers lounging in extended adolescence, the truth, according to Jay, …