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Richest 1 Percent Hold 46 Percent Of The World's Wealth

Oct 9 (Reuters) - Global wealth has risen by 68 percent over the past 10 years to reach a new all-time high of $241 trillion and the United States accounts for nearly three quarters of the increase, Credit Suisse said in its World Wealth Report.<p>Average global wealth has hit a peak of $51,600 per …

10 Coolest Small Towns in Europe

Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by the editors of Budget Travel.<p>America hasn't cornered the market on <b>Coolest Small Towns</b>! Sure, we love London and Paris as much as the next traveler. But over the years, some of the most charming, delicious, historic, and, well, cool places in Europe that …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

3 Reasons Women Get Out-Negotiated by Men (and What to Do About It)

Men tend to think they deserve more than women--and so they get it.<p>As a feminist, it pains me to say this, but I've seen it over and over again in the business world: Women lose out to men as negotiators all the time, especially when it comes to negotiating a fair price for our products and …

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5 Questions Great Job Candidates Ask

Many of the questions potential hires ask are throwaways. But not these.<p>Be honest. Raise your hand if you feel the part of the job interview where you ask the candidate, "Do you have any questions for me?" is almost always a waste of time.<p>Thought so.<p>The problem is, most candidates don't actually …

Employment

5 Negotiation Tips From Steve Jobs

An old e-mail exchange between Steve Jobs and James Murdoch illustrates how savvy negotiation works.<p>A series of emails about ebook prices between Apple and HarperCollins, including ones written by Steve Jobs, were recently released as part of the Department of Justice price-fixing suit against …

U.S. Department of Justice

The email you shouldn't send

I don’t mind putting my email address in a signup form, so I can take a peek at a new Web product or service. The downside, of course, is that all of …

7 Ways to Make Presentations More Convincing

Presentations are more persuasive when they touch both mind and heart at multiple levels.<p>The point of a presentation is to convince decision-makers to make a public commitment to whatever you're selling, according to G. Richard Shell and Mario Moussa, co-authors of the excellent book <i>The Art of Woo</i>. …

Public Speaking

6 Steps to a Perfect Pitch

You'd be surprised at the difference a perfect pitch can make. But first you have to get there.<p>No matter how obvious it may seem that you have a winning idea, the ultimate success of your company is entirely dependent on how well you can personally drum up interest, excitement, and investment.<p>Which …

Public Speaking

6 Ways to Make Your Story Go Viral

How do you get people talking about your product or idea? It's less unpredictable than it seems.<p>People always ask me how to make messages "go viral."<p>Every business needs to get the word out, every leader wants her ideas to spread more.<p>So I talked with Jonah Berger, the leading word-of-mouth …

Marketing

How To Build A Social Following

Amy Jo Martin, founder of social media consultancy Digital Royalty and author of <i>Renegades Write The Rules</i>, says the best way to build a social media following is through sharing. She provides the following tips on how to provide quality content and build out your network.

What Do PR Agencies Do? Can You Do It Too?

PR professional Robert Wynne began a very useful dialogue in his column about what PR Agencies do. I enjoyed his follow up, too.<p>And now for the $60,000 (or $200,000, or $1 million) question, depending on the size of your company’s agency budget: Could you do it too?<p>There are many things PR agencies …

Building an App or Web Product? Don’t Focus on the Wrong Things Early

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>This is a guest post by Nick Kishfy, CEO of MojoTech, a design and development agency with offices in Providence, RI and New York, NY. Nick has been launching startups, leading teams and shipping products since the first Internet gold rush, and he’s passionate about helping founders</i> …

4 Ways to Find Your Brand’s Voice

Ready to start marketing your new company, product or brand? Before you create a blog, draft content for your brand-spanking-new website or start …

3 Hacks to Save on Startup Legal Fees

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If not the quarterly tax filing slog, it's often said that the worst part of being an entrepreneur is maneuvering around legal hurdles. Not only is it a necessary evil, it can also set you back a pretty penny.<p>While sometimes …

Hacking

11 Mistakes That Can Trigger Startup Failure

Research has proven that 90 percent startups fail after five years. For an aspiring entrepreneur, this stat can be disturbing, unless you have the …

Small Business

How to Interview Your VC

Choosing a venture capitalist shouldn't be all about roping in a big name. Here's what really matters.<p>When you’re looking for a venture capital partner, there are five criteria that really should matter:<p>1. Domain expertise (such as Internet, software, cleantech) of the partner or firm<p>2. Quality of …

Venture Capital

11 Things to Look For In Your Startup Partner

QUESTION: WHAT SHOULD YOU LOOK FOR IN A POTENTIAL STARTUP PARTNER?<p><b>Question by: Ashley</b><p>THE DATING GAME<p><i>“When searching for a potential startup founder,</i> …

9 Key Things to Mention when Pitching your Software Startup

I recently asked a panel of nine successful young entrepreneurs the following question:<p>What’s one CRITICAL, must-include item or data point for a software startup pitching an investor for the first time?<p>Below are their top picks — some numerical, some conceptual, but all designed to leave a …

Online Education: No Longer Lost In Translation

Amidst live-streamed commencement ceremonies and webcasted graduation speeches, the debate over online education comes up more often than usual. Learning remotely through educational resources associated with top universities – Udacity, Coursera, and edX among the leading providers – has become …

Students are the victims and culprits of India’s broken higher education system

I recently read an article on the Kafila blog<i>—</i>more like an angry, reflective rant—written by some students from St. Stephen’s College in Delhi. To quickly summarize, the piece criticized the draconian views of the principal of St. Stephen’s College regarding curfews on women’s dormitories and his …

Education

How To Make Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots

INSIDE OF STRAWBERRIES. Inspired by Baker's Royale.<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p><b>Berry prep</b><p>24-30 large strawberries<p><b>Jell-O</b><p>1 box Strawberry Jell-O<p>1 cup tequila<p>3/4 cup cointreau<p><b>To finish</b><p>Sugar<p>1-2 limes<p><b>Special equipment</b><p>A melon baller or small measuring spoon with relatively sharp edges<p><b>PREPARATION</b><p><b>Berry prep</b><p>1. Balancing the …

The 7 Startup “Mudas”

In the industrial world the elimination of “muda” (Japanese term for waste) can’t be stressed enough as means to increase productivity and …

Here's How To Build A Win-Win Networking Relationship

Here is a business-building rule of thumb: <i>Don’t waste your time networking if you are not prepared to develop win-win relationships.</i> Trust me when I say, I know what I’m talking about.<p>I am the organizer of a local business organization with a membership of over 400 self-employed women. I was …

The Five People You Need to Know

<b>@giorodriguez: Yes, mentors are important. But to succeed might require a more complete social strategy</b><p>Last weekend, at the Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit, one of the speakers did what so many other speakers do at conferences like this: she reminded everyone about the importance of …