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The Heavy Toll Of Investment Fees

The thought of giving up 40% per year in investment return to pay for portfolio management and advice would cause most people to walk away. Yet, this is the price many people pay when they hire an investment adviser to manage a mutual fund portfolio or exchange-traded fund (ETF) portfolio. Cutting …

The Only 5 Things You Need To Know About Investing

Should it bother me that there's so much about finance I don't know? I don't think so. As John Reed writes in his book <i>Succeeding:</i><p>When you first start to study a field, it seems like you have to memorize a zillion things. You don't. What you need is to identify the core principles -- generally three …

Ex-Apple Employees Reveal How The Company Is So Good At Keeping Secrets

Apple, of course, is famously press shy. It's incredibly difficult to get insider news out of the company, compared to its peers.<p>The former employees range from people who joined the company in its earliest days in the 1970s to those who've dealt with it recently.<p>Perhaps unsurprisingly, many say …

The secret to getting engineers to be more charismatic

<i>Olivia Fox Cabane is an executive coach with an unusual approach: She teaches her clients how to become more charismatic. It’s an odd calling for someone who is an introvert by nature. In this excerpt from “The Charisma Coach” published by Matter, writer Teresa Chin explains why Silicon Valley</i> …

Here's An Excellent Presentation About The Rise Of Mobile And The Massive Implications

It's on the rise of mobile and what it means for the industry.<p>It's full of great charts like the one on the right about Microsoft. We first spotted it on Slideshare. We asked Evans if we could republish it, and he said yes.<p>Anyway … dig in!