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28 Successful Executives Share the Best Advice They Received From Their Dads

A father's example and advice can inexorably affect the lives of his children.<p>A father's example and advice can inexorably affect the lives of his children. Here's how more than two dozen successful leaders say their dads affected their trajectories.<p>1. Surround yourself with great people.<p>"The best …

Leadership

43 Brilliant Products On Amazon Creeping Up The Best-Sellers Charts

We all have our favorites on Amazon. For me — aside from the books — it's all the serums, emollients, and potions that go into my curated skincare …

Skin Care

It's Not Magic: You Can Have Amazing Executive Presence

If you don't, it could be holding you back in your career<p>You're smart. You're educated. You have a resume packed with accomplishments. But you're not getting ahead.<p>As an executive coach, I often hear similar frustrations from many of my clients around the world. These leaders are ready to move up …

Leadership

Jeff Bezos Just Shared His Secret for Amazon's Success (and Yours as Well)

This one concept captures beautifully all of the trials, tribulations, and magic of the entrepreneurial spirit.<p>Every so often you come across a concept so elegant in its simplicity that you can't help but be drawn to it because of how easily it reduces even the most complex set of ideas into …

Business Strategy

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

The GOP self-destruction is complete: millennials officially hate conservatives | Ana Marie Cox

Photograph: David Lytle / Flickr via Creative Commons<p>Sarah Palin's ability to put anything on the internet without any intermediary has rendered her as reckless as any tween with a SnapChat account. Photograph: David Lytle/Flickr via Creative …

The American Century is over: How our country went down in a blaze of shame

We face a triple crisis in foreign policy, economics and democracy. Here’s how it all went to hell<p>In 1914, the American Century began. This year the American Century ended. America’s foreign policy is in a state of collapse, America’s economy doesn’t work well, and American democracy is broken. The …

What we’ve learned from Hillary Clinton’s book tour

From endless coverage of “dead broke” to flagging sales of her new book, Hillary Clinton has had a rough couple of weeks.<p>But Clinton has nevertheless accomplished much of what she set out to do with the rollout of “Hard Choices,” her memoir of her time as secretary of state. She flogged the book to …

The Fabulous Life Of Bill Gates, The Richest Man In The World

Gates has been a public fixture ever since he and Paul Allen started a computer revolution in the 1980s. He has all of the toys you would expect from the world's richest man, from a private jet to a 66,000-square-foot home he nicknamed Xanadu 2.0.<p>Yet as his wealth has grown, Gates has done more and …

Sri Lanka's economic comeback | Myanmar

Rattling through the streets of Colombo in a tuk tuk offers a clear eyeline of a city brimming with construction sites for five star hotels, glossy frontages for international clothes chains and 4 x 4s charging past like elephants on a rampage. The Sri Lankan capital is clearly in the thick of an …

Five Things to Know About Alibaba, 'The Hottest Thing in Tech'

Alibaba, the Chinese internet behemoth that's relatively unknown in the U.S., is preparing to file the prospectus for a U.S.-based initial public offering next week, Reuters reported on Wednesday. Recent estimates value Alibaba between $153 billion and $200 billion and indicate that the IPO could …

Weird weather and war are making your food more expensive

The winter of 2014 hasn’t been kind to the cost of breakfast, lunch, and dinner.<p>Food prices have jumped more than 5% since the start of the year, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s food price index, which was updated this morning with new data for March. Sugar, cereals, and …

Agriculture

Big banks jumping on bitcoin bandwagon

The search for the real Hillary Clinton

In July 1999, as Hillary Clinton was preparing for a U.S. Senate run from New York, longtime Clinton adviser and messaging guru Mandy Grunwald gave the candidate-to-be some blunt advice on how to handle herself.<p>“Don’t be defensive. Look like you want the questions: The press is obviously watching …

First They Attacked A Mall, Then They Repelled SEAL Team Six: The Rise of Al Qaeda 2.0

Few Americans had ever heard of al Shabaab before the fall of 2013. That changed on Sept. 21, when gunmen armed with AK-47s entered the Westgate Mall, a suburban-style shopping center in an upscale neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya, and began calmly, methodically hunting down and murdering shoppers, …

Associated Press News

Why women make better money managers

You can blame testosterone.<p>Men’s perception of greater power in the workplace is why women outpace them when it comes to investment returns, researchers say.<p>Female money managers consistently outperform their male counterparts, and social scientists say this unbalanced power dynamic is one reason …

Corporate Culture

Why Singapore's Economy Is Heading For An Iceland-Style Meltdown

In 2007, Iceland was celebrated for attaining the world’s highest standard of living according to the U.N.’s annual Human Development Index report. In less than a generation, the tiny North Atlantic island had transformed from a traditional fishing and tourism-based economic backwater into a …

Why business schools charge so much and pay their teachers so little

You and I know why business schools charge so much for an MBA.<p>Because they can.<p>But why do they pay so little to everyone except their superstars?<p>It’s not just because they can. I think the <i>real</i> reason is much more <i>sinister</i> than that.<p>Once upon a time—before starting my MBA at NYU in the early 1980s—I …

Business School

Bernanke defends tenure running the Fed

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gave a full-throated defense Friday in front of the economics profession to his …

Economics

Why Companies With Zero In Revenue Get Valued At Billions Of Dollars

It's somehow seen as a sign of failure if a company isn't making money on day one. Twitter was dogged by the revenue question for years. Today it's doing billions in sales, and it's publicly traded at a ~$38 billion valuation. Same with Facebook, which faced the revenue question. It's making plenty …

How Did so Many Teams Pass Up on Paul George in the NBA Draft?

A total of nine teams passed up on current Indiana Pacers forward and MVP candidate Paul George in the 2010 NBA draft.<p>Nine teams.<p>To recap, those teams were the Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, the then-New Jersey Nets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Sacramento Kings, Golden State Warriors, Detroit …

Programmer Robert McNally Put Together An Awesome Presentation On What Bitcoin Really Is

Some former gold bugs certainly think so.<p>And its value has skyrocketed in recent months.<p>But many readers at this point are probably wondering ... what exactly is Bitcoin?<p>Robert McNally, an iOS developer at parking payment startup QuickPay, gave the following presentation to last year's Hackers' …

Thailand's Bubble Economy Is Heading For A 1997-Style Crash

Thailand is part of the overall emerging markets bubble that I have been warning about in recent years, along with Indonesia, Malaysia and other Southeast Asian countries.<p>The emerging markets bubble started in 2009, when China launched a bold stimulus-driven economic growth strategy to counter the …

At Least 3.5 Million Americans Have Now Had Their Health Insurance Policies Canceled Thanks To Obamacare

The National Guard via flickr<p>Americans see potential for winners and losers under health law, causing anxiety and confusion<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Now is when Americans start figuring out that President Barack Obama's health care law goes beyond political talk, and really does affect them and people they …

Google Employees Confess The Worst Things About Working At Google

Well, take a look at this Quora thread, which is being used by current and former Google employees to dish the dirt on working for Big G.<p>We've edited some of the standout comments into this excerpt.<p><b>Everyone is awesome, so they can hire the very best people to do even the most mundane jobs.</b><p>"The …