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The 8 Dumbest Career-Ending Mistakes That Smart People Make

We have all seen it in our careers: people who we thought would have gone on to be the tops in their company or industry but who end up shooting themselves in the foot.<p>It could be a star sales executive, a top billing lawyer, or a rock star up-and-coming executive. When we first met them, we might …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

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What Does This Hotly Debated Tech IPO Say About The Future Of Health Care?

There is palpable excitement in the investment community about the emerging combination of health care technology and disease/cost management. We saw it bubble over in March, when software maker Castlight Health pulled off one of the most successful — and controversial — IPOs in recent …

The 10 Social And Tech Trends That Could Shape The Next Decade

A decade ago the idea of driverless fully electric cars, digital currencies and deep sea mining seemed like science fiction. It is testament to the rapid pace of social, economic and technological change that we are witnessing that these concepts no longer seem impossible with Bitcoin trading at …

10 Theories to Know For Greater Persuasion Power

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>What are we really talking about when we’re talking about conversions?<p>Persuasion, right? Influence.<p>When we talk about conversions, we are—most of the time—discussing ways we can be more persuasive, more influential. We’re interested in meeting the …

Is the stock market rigged?

<i>"Beware those who seek constant crowds, for they are nothing alone."</i><p><i>-- Charles Bukowski</i><p>"The United States stock market, the most iconic market in global capitalism, is rigged."<p>So says Michael Lewis. His most recent book, <i>Flash Boys</i>, has drawn a huge amount of scrutiny to what really isn't a new …

The Fed's Main Tool For Setting Interest Rates Has Become Very Dull

As the massive over-liquidity in the US banking system reaches new highs, the amount that banks borrow from each other continues to decline. In the past some banks borrowed from other banks in order to meet their reserve requirements, but these days excess reserves are so large, the need for …

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Why Energy Is Technology's Next Big Thing

J. Paul Getty, one of the wealthiest people of the 20th century, reportedly said that his formula for success was, “rise early, work hard, strike oil.” It was, after all, energy that made the industrial age hum.<p>Of course, these days ambitious young go-getters are much more likely to seek their …

Millennial Marketing Lessons Every Financial Services Giant Will Need

Should brands like State Farm, Allstate, Prudential and American Express target a generation that’s been stamped with the “irresponsible” label? Yes!<p>In fact, if they don’t start immediately then they will likely struggle to thrive. The secret sauce, in part, lies in how they grew up; and it just …

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FORTUNE — Everyone needs to just chill out about Whole Foods (WFM).<p>Yes, the company did fall short of analyst expectations when it reported its quarterly earnings this week. And, yes, it did cut its sales and earnings forecast again.<p>But despite the some 20% tumble in its stock price that followed, …

9 ObamaCare-Agnostic Health Care Stocks

I’m pretty sure that the Affordable Care Act (or ACA, also known as ObamaCare) is going to create some great investment opportunities, but I have no idea what the ultimate effects of the new government programs will be on the different individual stocks and groups of stocks in the health care …

The Simplest Wealth Plan Ever

William J. “Bill” Bernstein is the kind of person that every time I talk to him, I learn something new. Talk about a killer combination: He’s a neurologist and money manager. When he’s not managing money, he’s written some classic books on investing such as The Four Pillars of Investing.<p>Bernstein’s …

My Money Diet: What Happened When A Food-Obsessed 20-Something Gave Up Restaurants

Last year <i>The New York Times</i> printed a story called “The Unaffordable Luxury of Food” which chronicled the gastronomical adventures of 20-somethings who spend upwards of $1,000 a month on fine dining. “ Every generation of young New Yorker finds its own way to squander its meager earnings,” wrote …

3 Hated And Neglected Stocks Ready To Bounce Back

<b>Michael Prober, Co-Founder and Portfolio Manager, Clovis Capital Management</b><p><b>Michael Prober:</b> Clovis is a bottoms-up, fundamental, concentrated, long/short equity manager. We are sector agnostic and tend to focus on less traveled and out of favor small and mid cap stocks. We were founded in 2002 and …

Five Small Biotech Stocks Analysts Think Will Triple

Over the past two months, mutual funds and hedge funds liquidated momentum stocks, triggering a self-reinforcing selloff. As a result, nearly every single biotech stock has been pushed aggressively lower. When this happens mispricings occur. Fund managers take profits even on stocks that have great …

New York Attorney General Not Giving Up His Wall Street Fight

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>According to a Reuters report published Friday morning, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman …

10 Facts About Jeddah Tower, the Soon-To-Be Tallest Building in the World

<i>Updated May 17th, 2017</i><p>Construction has been delayed on the soon-to-be-tallest building in the world, Jeddah Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Originally slated to open next year, it is now projected for completion in 2019, according to Global Construction News.<p>Once complete, the building will stand at …

The Tragic Story of How Einstein’s Brain Was Stolen and Wasn’t Even Special

My headline may be a bit misleading. Albert Einstein, the Nobel prize-winning physicist who gave the world the theory of relativity, <i>E</i> = <i>mc</i>2, and the law of the photoelectric effect, obviously had a special brain. So special that when he died in Princeton Hospital, on April 18, 1955, the pathologist …

Kareem: 20 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Was 30

When I was thirty, I was living my dream.<p><b>When I was thirty, I was living my dream.</b> I'd already accomplished most of what I'd set out to achieve professionally: leading scorer in the NBA, leading rebounder, leading blocker, Most Valuable Player, All-Star. But success can be as blinding as Bill …

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