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7 financial terms every serious entrepreneur should know

<i>Jed Simon is the chief executive officer of FastPay, an online finance company focusing on digital businesses.</i><p>There are brilliant technologists and business leaders in today’s tech world, but while startups have their own, great talents, we’re seeing one common weakness: lack of understanding …

The 5 Characteristics Of Great Leaders

If you want to give your business a good start toward success, it has to start with leadership, and leadership has to start with you.<p>There are essentially five characteristics of great leaders. The first of these is being flexible. Not everything goes as planned. Competitors change tactics, …

A Guide to Watches: Part 3 – How to Buy Your Next Watch

Every watch tells a story. Sometimes passed down, sometimes waiting to be told. Or maybe the story<p>Every watch tells a story. Sometimes passed down, sometimes waiting to be told. Or maybe the story is the watch itself — hewn from a solid block of tegmented, submarine grade steel, repurposed from the …

“A country is not a company”: Paul Krugman exposes business elites’ cluelessness about economic policy

The economist assails the notion that a business background confers special economic expertise<p>In his New York Times column today, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman dismantles the notion -- widespread among many in the political chattering class -- that business leaders boast unique insight …

Men’s AW14 Fashion Trend: The Travelling Gent

The Jet Setter<p>There’s something about the notion of travel and style that seem to go hand in hand. The adventurous, free-spirited feeling that we get …

How to Brew Coffee: 8 Step-by-Step Videos from Stumptown Coffee & Bon Appétit

We got a major lesson on how to brew coffee—eight different ways—with these videos from java experts Stumptown Coffee Roasters<p>Coffee. Any way you look at it, it's become way easier to get a decent cup in the past decade or so. The rise of good coffee (and the attendant coffee nerdery) has made us …

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Listening To This Kind Of Music Will Make You More Productive

It is for this reason (and many more) that music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity — but does music itself help one to create?<p>This is an important question to examine, because music has increasingly become apart of the modern-day work session.<p>The soldiers of yore may have faced …

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"Deep Dive" on Hillary Clinton

“Deep Dive” on Hillary Clinton<p>Gabriella Schwarz / June 12, 2014<p>Hillary Clinton has been involved in American politics for over 30 years, with much of …

Malcolm Gladwell critique: David and Goliath misrepresents the science.

Malcolm Gladwell, the <i>New Yorker</i> writer and perennial best-selling author, has a new book out. It's called <i>David and Goliath: Misfits, Underdogs, and</i> …

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Network Era Skills

<i>It is only through innovative and contextual methods, the self-selection of the most appropriate tools and work conditions, and willing cooperation,</i> …

The Lewis Model Explains Every Culture In The World

A world traveler who speaks ten languages, British linguist Richard Lewis decided he was qualified to plot the world's cultures on a chart.<p>He did so while acknowledging the dangers of stereotypes.<p>"Determining national characteristics is treading a minefield of inaccurate assessment and surprising …

How To Build An Antifragile Career

When the economic future feels more iffy than ever, randomness should not be something to fear but rather, something to exploit. Author-provacateur Nassim Taleb talks with Fast Company about the concepts behind “Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder” and how we can harness disorder to advance …

Why Tweaking Your Career Vocabulary Can Radically Improve Your Life

Reimagining the words we use to define work–and ourselves–is a powerful exercise.<p>Words are powerful. The language we use influences how we think, feel, act, and interact with the world. That’s why I propose a new kind of dictionary. One founded on the belief that we do not have to live how the …

The US GDP puzzle: is this a temporary drop or something more serious?

Some economists claim the drop in GDP is a minor blip – but it's not altogether clear how the US economy will bounce back<p>Is the US economy on the cusp of great growth? Or is it being pulled back into a morass of recession?<p>That debate has been reignited today as it was revealed that the US economy, …

Britain's economic prospects brightest in more than a decade, survey finds

Forecasts raised after research finds UK economy growing at its fastest pace since 2003, and consumer optimism surging<p>Britain's economic prospects are the brightest they have been in more than a decade and optimism among consumers has surged to its best level in nine years, according to separate …

6 Factors to Have Leadership Presence

Yes, how you lead is important. Why you lead, though, is far more interesting and more powerful. When you combine the how and the why, you have a …

32 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Bad | Inc.com

While I like to think I know a little about business writing, I often fall into a few word traps. For example, "who" and "whom." I rarely use "whom" when I should. Even when spell check suggests "whom," I think it sounds pretentious. So I don't use it.<p>And I'm sure some people then think, "What a …

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7 Ways To Get People To Take You Seriously | Inc.com

If you're going to get anything done in business, you need people to respect you.<p>But when you're young for your position, new to an industry, or a woman in a male-dominated field, for example, getting others to listen to your ideas can be difficult.<p>After looking at the research on social perception …

Self-improvement

Taking lessons from Chinese classics in a modern world

The works of the Confucian masters and the Chinese classics have enjoyed a resurgence after decades of gathering dust on library shelves following …

China

GetReligion

Same as it ever was: It’s time for a new, old GetReligion<p>You know that whole Christmas in July thing, when stores and other groups have fun by, well, …

The Trick That Makes Google's Self-Driving Cars Work

Google is engaging in unprecedented, massive, ongoing data collection to transform intractable problems into solvable chores.<p>Google's self-driving cars can tour you around the streets of Mountain View, California.<p>I know this. I rode in one this week. I saw the car's human operator take his hands …

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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Normcore: The new fashion trend and its perils.

Paging all male <b>Slate</b> readers, especially those who are willfully and violently indifferent to fashion, which, I suspect, is pretty much all of you. …

Should Men Pay More at All-You-Can-Eat Buffets?

Men eat more than women on average, but food-related discriminatory pricing is thorny.<p>SAO PAULO—I have only been in Brazil for a few days, but I am ready to make one ignorant American overgeneralization: This country loves its buffets. I have dined buffet-style for almost all of my meals here, and …

7 Things Really Resourceful People Do | Inc.com

What's the highest compliment for an aspiring entrepreneur? What's the one thing you can say that suggests they're in tune with the ultimate definition of entrepreneurship, and that they're likely to succeed?<p>It's to call them <i>resourceful</i> (or scrappy, inventive or enterprising).<p>Why? Because while …

World War II

How to reduce the number of ads in Gmail

You can’t stop Google from scanning your inbox or serving you ads, but you can opt out of receiving personalized ads in Gmail. And you can eliminate one prominent ad banner altogether.<p>Google updated its terms of service this week to clarify the manner in which software automatically scans and …

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