Nicolas W

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12 Mind Tricks That Will Make People Like You and Help You Get Ahead

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your …

Opinion: Why investors are helpless against Wall Street’s secret brainwashing machine

Yes, the new behavioral economics is Wall Street’s secret mind-control brainwashing machine. Call it behavioral economics, psychology of investing, …

Why the US has the most powerful currency on the planet

It must be wonderful to be so desirable at age 100.<p>Yes, it was in late 1914 that the US Federal Reserve note, the official incarnation of the US dollar, first shot from the US Treasury’s Bureau of Printing and Engraving.<p>There’s been little official fanfare. But the dollar itself has spent its …

It seems nuts, but the Swiss may go back to a gold standard

The British pound hasn’t been linked to gold since 1931. The US snipped the cord in 1971. But the Swiss only fully severed ties to gold in 1999, when voters approved a revamped constitution.<p>Now, a good chunk of them seems to want to go back.<p>On Nov. 30, Swiss voters will cast ballots on a number of …

How The iPhone And Oil Prices Are Propelling The Best U.S. Economy In Years

In our minds, the price of gas has an outsized impact. It’s hard to go more than a day or two without seeing what it costs to fill your car at a nearby station given the prominent price display. And lately that price has been headed in only direction — down. Thanks almost entirely to the roughly …

Everything you need to know about income-splitting

An income-splitting tax cut was the biggest remaining promise from the Conservatives' 2011 campaign platform. The merits of the pledge have been hotly debated in policy circles. Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Oct. 30 announcement of the government's actual policy in this area will inform larger …

How the Gujaratis took over Belgium’s diamond trade

From the outside, Number 2 Hoveniersstraat Street in Antwerp is a nondescript office block. Only the clusters of businessmen speaking in Gujarati on their mobile phones or with each other, give any indication of the hive of activity inside. In the lobby, streams of people shuttle back and forth …

We’re about to find out what the future of HBO will look like

<b>Update October 15</b>: HBO announced it will begin selling standalone subscriptions over the internet, without cable, starting next year.<p>Tomorrow marks exactly three months since news surfaced that Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox had bid $80 billion for Time Warner, the owner of HBO, CNN, and various …

Advanced Ethanol Makers Are Trying To Give Big Oil A Run For Its Money

Big Oil can’t put the brakes on a new renewable fuels factory in Iowa — one that will seek to supplement petroleum with next-generation cellulosic ethanol. The “Project Liberty” facility will consume 285,000 tons of biomass a year to produce up to 25 million gallons annually of bio-ethanol.<p>What …

An epic battle in streaming music is about to begin, and only a few will survive

“One thing is for sure,” declared an influential American critic and record industry analyst, Bob Lefsetz, in a recent post on the topic of streaming music. “One service will dominate, it’s where we’ll all go, because we want to share, we don’t want to be left out.”<p>Music is now undeniably an …

Daniel Debow: It’s as much about the pitch as the product

Innovation can change the world. It can also be a well-worded pitch at a coffee shop.<p>In an upscale café in Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood, Daniel Debow sat hunched over, eating a sandwich with a young entrepreneur, who was listening and nodding in agreement with everything Mr. Debow was quietly …

Expanding internationally? Here’s what you need to know to fundraise

Raising capital can be challenging under any circumstances – but if you are planning to expand internationally and spend that money outside the U.S., it is doubly so.<p>Why? Many investors are so focused on the U.S. that they aren’t interested in international opportunities. Others are just not …

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China's economic reform could slow growth

China's economic reform agenda could slow growth on the mainland, and first quarter gross domestic product (GDP) due Wednesday will be closely watched.<p>These are expected to show the economy is slowing down - partly because that's what the Chinese want it to do as they make certain economic reforms …

Fixing Education Is Child's Play

The LEGO Idea Conference took place April 8-10 at the LEGOLAND Hotel and Conference Center in Billund, Denmark. Hosted by the LEGO Foundation (endowed by the LEGO Group’s founding family), the conference aimed at creating and being a part of “conversations and networks around re-defining play and …

Railways and public housing aren’t going to fix China’s economy

In case it was unclear, the Chinese government does want the economy to keep growing—and at 7-plus percent, to boot. That’s apparent in premier Li Keqiang’s announcement today of fresh measures (paywall) to stimulate the economy. Those include accelerating railway construction, building housing for …