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How to make money from the UK's crazy property market without buying a house

The star-studded film tells the story of how bankers carved up, mixed up, and sold buckets of mortgages in complex products that ultimately crashed the global financial system in 2007 and 2008.<p>The products — mortgage-backed securities and collaterised debt obligations — were so complex that …

Housing

7 Inspiring Books Sir Richard Branson Loves

World's most inspirational, living entrepreneur icon today reads books that are as colorful and original as he is.<p>Richard Branson is sometimes called the world’s most inspiring entrepreneur alive today. Certainly, he’s one of the most original and colorful of the entrepreneur icons, both …

Nelson Mandela

Your Lost Android Phone Can Now Call You

Did you know that Android has a built-in mechanism for locating or locking your lost phone? Google hasn’t done the best job marketing it, but it’s actually been baked right in since the release of Android 4.4*.<p><i>(It works with older Android phones, too — you just have to install the free app yourself)</i><p>…

How the local press can survive – and thrive – in a digital age

There is no better place than the UK to reinvent local media. The country has thousands of quality local titles, each with hundreds of years of experience covering their communities. The business I joined earlier this year, Johnston Press, owns 250 newspaper brands, reaches 25 million readers every …

LinkedIn's founder explains why you should manage employees like a sports team rather than a family

The key to developing honest and mutually beneficial work relationships is to think of a company as more like a professional sports team than a family, argue LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and entrepreneurs Ben Casnocha and Chris Yeh in their upcoming book "The Alliance: Managing Talent in the …

Employment

Richard Branson's 5 Secrets To Starting A Successful Business

Today, Branson is worth $5.1 billion and is chairman of the Virgin Group, which consists of more than 400 companies around the world.<p>Eight of those companies bring in over a billion dollars in revenue annually.<p>Over the past 40 years, Branson has learned the ins and outs of business through trial …

3 Subtle Differences Between Workaholics and High Performers

Workaholism, he says, looks similar to high performance on the outside — but they're actually <i>nothing</i> alike.<p>Gordon has spent the last year doing research and conducting experiments on himself to understand the difference between workaholism and high performance. He found that while they both <i>look</i> …

The Workplace

The One Hire Every Startup Desperately Needs to Make

<i>Nick Marsh is the founder at Makeshift. This post originally appeared on Medium.</i><p>Hard Fork?Hard Fork.HARD FORK<p>I want to introduce a new<br>concept — ‘talent hacking’. I define this as the creative application of technology and data to the problem of building new teams.<p>I’m trying to coin this phrase in …

Oracle Announces Its Cross-Platform Marketing Cloud

Oracle today announced the launch of the Oracle Marketing Cloud, a platform that combines technology from a number of the company’s acquisitions, including Eloqua, Compendium, Responsys, and BlueKai.<p>As suggested by that list, the Marketing Cloud will cover a pretty broad swath of capabilities, …

6 Of The Best, Boldest Uses Of Vine In Marketing

Brands are getting busy with six-second clips. Plus: the Do’s and Don’ts of Vining.<p>It feels like six seconds ago that Vine was launched (actually, it was January), and yet brands have made it their own in a way that makes adoption of other social media channels seem positively sluggish.<p>Vine’s short …

5 Free Apps To Help You Get Your Team On Track, Travel Smarter, And More

If you want to get away, need to pay some bills, or just want to share some files, this edition of Free App Friday is for you.<p>As always, while they’re free now, we can’t guarantee how long they’ll last–so don’t wait too long.<p><b>Travel Guides by the Telegraph (iOS)</b><p>Tired of unqualified reviewers? In …

How To Perform At Your Peak Every Day: 10 Tips For Working Smarter In 2014

<i>This is the first in a two-part story on how to manage your mental energy to do your best work. Click here for the second article, “7 Types of Experience Your Brain Needs To Function At Its Best.”</i><p>It’s a common scenario for many of us.<p>You start the day with an idea of what you want to work on and …

How Marketing Will Change In 2014: The Creative Forecast

By Rae Ann Feralong Read<p>The very definition of marketing has been morphing for years now, altered by a series of game-changing forces. First, the …

Innovation

Legendary Ex-HR Director From Netflix Shares 6 Important Lessons

The culture doc, created by McCord, CEO Reed Hastings, and others at the company, is still evolving and is used by the company to this day. It has also been the starting point for many other companies, some of which have created their own, similar documents.<p>The concepts laid out in the presentation …

The Workplace

Successful Companies Are Giving Customers What They Want — Before They Even Know They Want It

Successful companies have always catered to their customers, but today's consumers want more.<p>Customers expect companies to come to them — and to provide a pleasant, productive, and personalized experience that makes them feel special. Smart companies are responding to these changing customer …