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Markets

How to Use Google Analytics for Social Media: A Beginner’s Guide

Did you know that social media spend will increase by 71% in the next five years? And did you know that 42.3% of marketers believe that social media …

Analytics

The flattening yield curve: Bad omen or much ado about nothing? | Market Commentary | E*TRADE Securities

<b>The risks of an inverted yield curve</b><p>The reason a flattening yield curve unnerves so many investors is that an <i>inverted</i> yield curve has historically …

Economics

The Company That Donald Trump Keeps

Some associates in New York and Atlantic City had "colorful" backgrounds.<p>With Donald Trump's skeletal presidential operation navigating rough waters, how might he steer his ship back on course? He could try taking his own advice and begin building relationships with respected, trustworthy advisers …

Donald Trump

(1) How Successful People Beat Stress | LinkedIn

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to <i>them</i>.<p>The first group …

Self-help

How Home Depot's Billionaire Co-Founder Used This 1 Secret to Launch a Different Kind of Startup

Arthur Blank used a startup mentality to build a soccer team in Atlanta. The blueprint contains lessons for every entrepreneur.<p>There's an organization in Atlanta that hosts employee karaoke nights every few months. New hires always sing first.<p>In late 2016, Gerardo "Tata" Martino, a transplant from …

Flipboard

4 Ways To Build A Data Infrastructure To Inform Business Decisions

All data is not created equal. In the era of big data, businesses have to first build the right infrastructure to support it.<p>Machine learning is becoming ever more prevalent in business today, but we're still only at the beginning of unlocking its true potential. There is still a tremendous amount …

Cohen-ology Pays Off After All

Yesterday afternoon I had one of those epiphanies about a story I usually have no more than once every few years. It was partly triggered by details …

Michael Cohen and the End Stage of the Trump Presidency

On May 1, 2003, the day President George W. Bush landed on the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln in front of the massive “Mission Accomplished” sign, I was in Baghdad performing what had become a daily ritual. I went to a gate on the side of the Republican Palace, in the Green Zone, where an American soldier …

Donald Trump

Trump's Claims About McCabe Aren't Supported by Internal FBI Review

A new Inspector General’s report accuses the former deputy director of lying about his role in a leak. But it doesn’t match the White House narrative that McCabe was biased against Trump.<p>The Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General has concluded that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew …

Donald Trump

The Only App You Need for Work-Life Productivity

Forget email drafts, notes apps and to-do list managers: Notion does all that and more<p>Everything I need to keep my life running is stored online. Somewhere. I just can’t find it.<p>I’m talking about all the account numbers, meeting notes, to-do lists, contact information and column drafts I need to …

Apps

The Financial Whisperer to Trump’s America

Dave Ramsey has spent 25 years helping radio listeners climb out of debt. What does he see behind their economic anxiety?<p><b>BRENTWOOD, Tenn.—On a Tuesday afternoon</b> in January, an audibly anxious young man—Chris from Midland, Texas—finds himself live on the air explaining his economic struggles to a …

Personal Finance

Why Rumors of a New Plea Deal Should Terrify Trump

Rick Gates is reportedly in the final stages of a negotiation that could lead back to the campaign.<p>Even among some of <b>Donald Trump’s</b> allies, there is a sense of astonishment at the White House’s handling of <b>Robert Mueller’s</b> Russia investigation. “It’s like no one took down the Gambino family,” <b>Steve</b> …

13 Key Intellectual Property Issues In Mergers And Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions, particularly those involving privately held companies in the technology sector, often involve a number of significant intellectual property (IP) issues. In a private company acquisition, the seller has not been subject to the scrutiny of the public markets, and the …

Intellectual Property

The End of the Beginning

One of the things we will be focusing on on the Russia front in 2018 is not simply breaking a lot of news but on narrating the bigger picture. It can …

The Republicans’ Fake Investigations

A generation ago, Republicans sought to protect President Richard Nixon by urging the Senate Watergate committee to look at supposed wrongdoing by Democrats in previous elections. The committee chairman, Sam Ervin, a Democrat, said that would be “as foolish as the man who went bear hunting and …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Win – and Neither Did His Campaign

On the afternoon of November 8, 2016, Kellyanne Conway settled into her glass office at Trump Tower. Right up until the last weeks of the race, the …

To beat President Trump, you have to learn to think like his supporters

Almost a year later, Donald Trump is still president. Powerful men in entertainment, media and even politics have seen their public lives implode almost instantly under scandal for months now, but Trump holds on.<p>If you’re among the majority of Americans who oppose Trump, you probably can’t …

Donald Trump

Tee times, smoothie diets, and fat paychecks: A look inside post-Trump life

Away from the chaos of Trump’s West Wing, former aides take stock of their new worlds.<p>Steve Bannon now flies only by private plane — and has his own small security team that surrounds him 24 hours a day.<p>Reince Priebus spends Friday afternoons at the swanky Belle Haven Country Club in Alexandria, …

3 Ways Evernote Helps You Harness Ideas in Slack

Whether you’ve been using Evernote for nine minutes or nine years, you’ve no doubt seen how it can help you (or your entire team) become more …

Catch ’em while you can: Royals’ stars have one more stand in KC

My favorite moment from the most fun I’ve ever had working was looking past Alex Gordon in left field and past the fans behind him and to Interstate …

Box Apple iOS Files Integration Ready for September Release

Today is Apple’s big day. It is debuting three new handsets — including one that will reportedly retail for around $1,000 — as well as other new …

We Overcommit Because We Don’t Want to Disappoint. But Then We Disappoint Because We’re Overcommitted

We live in a culture of “yes.” We don’t want to disappoint our bosses, colleagues, families, or friends, so we say “yes” as often as we can manage. Oftentimes, we say “yes” when we should say “no.”<p>There’s nothing wrong with wanting to please. In fact, we’re hardwired for it. But when we overcommit …

I Was An Anxious, Awkward Perfectionist—Until I Started Freelancing

I overcame my people-pleasing tendencies when I became a solopreneur.<p>My path to going freelance didn’t happen in a fit of cubicle rage. It was quite the opposite: I was in the middle of a dream trip to Italy when I realized working for myself was what would really make me happy. The scrimping I did …

How to Structure an Earn-out

When there's a valuation difference between what a buyer thinks a business is worth and what the seller expects to profit, an earn-out can bridge that gap. Here's how to make a deal that's good for both parties.<p><b>What's the value</b> of your business? That depends on whom you ask. Ask potential buyers, …

3 Differences Between Scrum and Kanban You Need to Know

Scrum and Kanban are two terms that are often (incorrectly) used interchangeably or thought to be two sides of the same coin. In reality, there are …

Greenspan Sees No Stock Excess, Warns of Bond Market Bubble

Equity bears hunting for excess in the stock market might be better off worrying about bond prices, Alan Greenspan says. That’s where the actual …

The Limits of Bullying

Trump’s opponents have often been accused of naïveté for their appeals to norms and civility. But early Friday morning, at least, that faith was rewarded.<p>After Donald Trump implied Ted Cruz’s wife was ugly and accused his father of helping to kill President John F. Kennedy, Cruz still worked the …

Republicans

3 Amazing - and Free - Marketing Tools for Small Businesses | Inc.com

Recently, I spoke at Inc's GrowCo conference on social media strategies for any business or budget. With so many small business owners wanting to maximize their marketing dollars, I wasn't surprised when several attendees came up to me after my keynote to ask about other aspects of digital …

Marketing