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How The Fed Fostered The Oil Glut And Price Drop - Wall Street Losing Patience

Let’s start with <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> article, “Banks Struggle to Unload Oil Loans,” which reveals the Fed’s role in encouraging excess oil production that led to the inevitable price drop (italics are mine):<p>Energy-sector deals have been a bright spot at a time when once-lucrative businesses, …

7 Hard Truths About Life That People Don't Like to Admit

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>While people generally like to think they're in touch with reality, the truth is that many of us shield ourselves from certain unpleasant facts to make us happier and more productive.<p>Users on Quora recently discussed the question: "What is an …

Self-improvement

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

Human Resource Executive Magazine®

This story is provided by [email protected], the online research and business analysis journal of the Wharton School of the University of …

Don't Give It All Away At the Job Interview!

When I first started advising job-seekers to stop grovelling on a job search, people were skeptical. I'd write a story about putting a human voice in …

Employment

Top 10 Inspirational Quotes Worthy of Your Refrigerator

Sometimes, all you need is the right inspirational quote to give you a little pick-me-up when you're feeling down. Here are a few of our favorites …

Cell-phones' link to health problems debated

Some convinced devices cause harm, but conclusive evidence still lacking<p>Every weekday morning, Bret Bocook sits in a cozy Starbucks in downtown Los Altos. He sips coffee and reads the paper. But mostly, he watches people as they chat on their cell phones.<p>Then he walks over to deliver a message.<p>"I …

Cancer

Do Americans Just Travel Wrong? Part II

My last piece documented five reasons why we Americans just travel wrong.<p>They revealed that: <i>We are addicted to mini-vacations; we travel at the worst times; we take Groundhog Day vacations; we want Champagne vacations on beer prices</i>; and finally, <i>we vacation like we work with lists of things to do</i>. …

How To Sell More -- A Lot More

<b>Increasing revenue can be as simple as studying (and closing) the gaps between what your customers would gladly buy, and what you are currently offering.</b><p><b>Easier said than done.</b><p>It’s 10:00 on a Tuesday morning and I find myself in a boardroom surrounded by an executive team that is eager—no, …

What Not to Do When Taking Clients Out to Lunch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It may be somewhat of a lost art, but a business lunch is one of the best ways to connect with your clients and earn more business. Though technology helps us stay in touch more frequently, it will never replace the face time provided by …

Food & Dining

'No Woman, No Drive' Viral Video Evokes Bob Marley To Mock Saudi Government

And it's gone absolutely viral, garnering more than 3.5 million hits in just two days.<p>Describing himself as an artist and a social activist, he says in the video's intro: "I don't really listen to music, but while studying in the U.S., I heard this song by this Jamaican guy that caught my …

Bob Marley

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

• Different kids with different levels of preparation come into a math class. Some of these kids have parents who have drilled them on math from a young age, while others never had that kind of parental input.<br>• On the first few tests, the well-prepared kids get perfect scores, while the unprepared kids …

Kids

How He Did It: From 15 Years In Corporate To Startup CEO

Not every startup CEO is 21 years old, fresh out of college, and eating ramen. There are those who spend years – even <i>decades</i> – biding their time in the corporate world, before at last taking a leap of faith and founding their own company.<p>For Jamyn Edis, that leap was worth taking. A former strategy …

You Can’t Be a Wimp—Make the Tough Calls

Photography: Jared Leeds<p>As one of the world’s preeminent advisers to CEOs and boards, Ram Charan has spent the past 35 years on the road, watching hundreds of executives deal with their toughest challenges. He regularly shares the insights from his experiences in speeches and the classroom and is …

The Economist Who Just Won a Nobel Prize Thinks Owning a Home Is a Terrible Investment

Lessons Learned From 4 Steve Jobs Quotes

Are there certain leaders that you find inspirational? Steve Jobs inspires me because he faced tremendous adversity in his life, but he never gave up. Jobs influenced the transformation of many industries including computing, telecommunications, entertainment, retail and digital publishing.<p>Steve …

How to cut the Google cord

When it started, I had no intention of quitting Google.<p>As I described in a post from last June, my generic Gmail address had become more trouble than it was worth, so I switched to another Webmail service. Now the Gmail address is receive-only.<p>Likewise, back in July I tested two free services that …

Seven Types of Sales Managers

Over the past decade, I’ve worked closely with hundreds of vice presidents of sales, and like all of people, each has a unique personality. Some are gregarious. Some are assertive. Some are action-oriented. But even as I observe their individual differences, I have recognized patterns of behavior, …

Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?

There are three popular explanations for the clear under-representation of women in management, namely: (1) they are not capable; (2) they are not interested; (3) they are both interested and capable but unable to break the glass-ceiling: an invisible career barrier, based on prejudiced …

Why Don't More Small Businesses Accept Credit Cards

<b>UPDATE</b>: Read my two latest 2018 credit card posts: Square Vs Paypal — And A Search For The Best Mobile Credit Card Readers -&- Small Business Credit Card Trends And Their Future.<p>Credit and debit cards are nearly as common as cash. Nearly everyone in the USA has at least one in their wallet, …

To Move Ahead You Have to Know What to Leave Behind

Decisions are the most fundamental building blocks of successful change in our organizations, our teams, and our careers. The faster and more strategically we stack those blocks, the faster and more successfully we achieve change. Yet, change efforts often stall precisely because those decisions …

Chromecast Is a Cord Cutter’s Dream for $35, and I Want More

Every night, it’s the same situation. My wife and I are on the couch, TV off, immersed in our respective computing devices, when she breaks the …

What I Hate About Startup Culture (And Why) – The True Entrepreneur Corps

I like things like structure, right answers, efficiency, straightforwardness, and purpose. I don’t like things like self-promotion, competitiveness, …