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8 industries profiting from this endless winter

Slide 1 of 9<p><b>Winter apparel makers</b><p>The nation continues to be battered with a relentless succession of snow storms, deep freezes, and dire 10-day …

Why Your CEO Just Doesn't Get It

Quality leadership or a lack thereof is easy to spot if you know what to look for. The problem is most people don’t know what to look for in a leader, and according to a recent study by <i>Chief Executive</i> magazine many CEOs don’t seem to know what to look for either.<p>While I probably shouldn’t have been …

The One Thing Which Will Guarantee You Marketing Results

The one thing I’ve learned from running my own company and working with hundreds of others is that true success is a result of consistently doing the not-so-sexy work required. It’s the gritty, day in and day out, nose to the grindstone stuff. I am talking… staying up late, waking up early, hiring …

5 Ways To Pick The Perfect Time To Sell

Smart sellers spend a whole lot of time and energy strategizing about how to sell their homes for top dollar. They factor in buyer demand, the competition, the job market, the mortgage market and their agent’s track record. And that doesn’t even account for all the time spent understand recent home …

How People On Earth Tick Part II: Does The Right Or Left Brain Hemisphere Dominate?

Men and women are different. The results of a recent study illustrate this point yet again. More than 35 million people from 205 countries were invited to put their brains to the test. The purpose? To gain insight into whether our planet is dominated by left-brained or right-brained thinkers.<p>Right …

Analysis: Asian governments to central banks: it's our mess, you fix it | Reuters

TOKYO/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Asia’s central bankers are being forced to juggle their day jobs with what their governments have failed to do - steeling their economies for the hard times.<p>Critics say many governments have done too little to remove barriers to domestic and foreign business investment, …

America's Most Promising Companies

What business trends and strategies are paying off right now? Presenting our fourth annual ranking of the high-growth, privately held companies with under $300 million in annual revenue.<p>Continue » Edited by Karsten Strauss with Liyan Chen, Katharine Close, Emily Inverso and Brian Solomon

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The Best Books Of 2013

We asked FORBES’ editors and writers to select the most entertaining and illuminating nonfiction books of the year. Here are the top 10 volumes they came up with.<p><b>The Billionaire and the Mechanic: How Larry Ellison and a Car Mechanic Teamed Up to Win Sailing’s Greatest Race, the America’s Cup</b>, by …

To Foster Your Creativity, Don't Learn To Code; Learn To Paint

Earlier this month, Samuel Arbesman argued in <i>Wired</i> that the world needs more generalists, dabblers and polymaths. He notes (and he’s certainly not the first to note) that the body of scientific and technical knowledge has grown so large that no one person can know everything. And as a consequence, …

A roundup of the 20 things 20-somethings don't get about work, including "time is not a limitless commodity" and "people matter more than perks." Is there anything you'd add to this list? http://onforb.es/1gAvdUI

Advice From Top Women Leaders About Finding a Mentor

I’m often surprised when young ambitious women ask me how to find a mentor. It’s something that I think most professional women would not find challenging. Yet, this question persists.<p>This was validated by my recent interview with Carolyn Lawrence, President and CEO of Women of Influence, Inc.<p>I was …

How Women Can Get Ahead At Work: A New Manual

I felt exhausted just reading through the press materials for <i>What Works for Women at Work</i>, the new book by feminist law professor Joan C. Williams, 61, and her daughter Rachel Dempsey, 27. The 365-page volume aims to be a new manual for women who want to follow Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s …

Money From Nothing

Imagine someone handing you money for something you own in exchange for the right to buy it at a certain price for a limited period of time. It would be unusual to strike this kind of deal for your car or watch, but in the case of stocks it happens all the time. You can sell call options on stocks …

Ten Mad Men-Era HR Practices To Ditch In 2014

I’ve been an HR person since Cyndi Lauper ruled the airwaves, and the whole time, employers have been frantically revising and revamping their practices to stay current. That’s the key to running a good business, isn’t it — having new ideas, and keeping up with the latest business thinking? …