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The Dark Side of Groundbreaking Inventions

Even world-changing innovations can lead to grave--and unintended--consequences. Should entrepreneurs be held responsible?<p>At the onset of the industrial revolution - as gas lamps lit the streets of London, steam engines started churning and factories sprung to life with activity - a critical …

Innovation

How Your First Impression Is Dictated By One Simple Question

A Harvard psychologist's new book about first impressions offers some startling suggestions about first meetings.<p>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.<p>My first impression of Amy Cuddy is that she's not entirely self-obsessed.<p>She …

Acquainted

5 Qualities VCs Look for in an Entrepreneur

If you're looking to raise capital, it's helpful to know what venture capitalists look for in entrepreneurs. Here are the 5 qualities one of Chicago's award winning venture capital firms looks for before they invest.<p>Acquisition International Magazine recently named Nin Desai the "2015 CEO Of The …

Venture Capital

Want To Know How Much Money You Waste On Meetings? Here's How

The Harvard Business Review has created a calculator that appears to show you all the money that goes down the drain as meetings drone on.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>A meeting is like waving to your neighbors.<p>It's a social …

Employment

You Only Need One Thing to Be Incredibly Successful, and This Is It

Money never loves you back.<p><i>How can one have clarity on what they really want in life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Jay Bazzinotti, 4 patents, 3 books, 2 degrees, 24 countries, on …

Cape Cod

9 Changes You Can Make Right Away to Motivate and Energize Your Team

You can never turn your employees into you, but can do a great many things to bridge the gap.<p><i>How do you motivate your small startup team to put in everything they have, and how do you create a company culture that encourages this? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where</i> …

Startups

Your Behavior Is Contagious to Employees

Your attitudes and actions will spread like the flu to your team. Make sure you're passing down only productive and positive ones.<p>As the flu and various viruses spread around your office, you should know that illnesses aren't the only contagions. As a leader, your behavior is highly contagious.<p>Jack …

Leadership

7 Super Effective Habits for Working Smarter Not Harder

Get more done in less time by focusing on better outcomes rather than sheer output. Here's how.<p>It's a common misconception that the harder someone works, the more successful he or she will be. You can't just work hard to attain the most important goals you set for yourself and for your …

Time Management

The Single Best Activity for Building a Great Team

This single activity creates a holistic and rounded approach to goal-setting and achieving results.<p>It was easy in the early days. You were clear about your vision and you knew what you wanted. Your small team were close, they reported to you and on a daily basis you were able to rouse their …

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10 Secret Strategies to Save Big Bucks at Amazon

<i>By Maryalene LaPonsie</i><br>Millions of Americans are in love with shopping on Amazon.com. It's terrifically convenient, and pricing can often be lower than …

5 Apps to Organize Your Financial Life

<i>By Liz Weston</i><br>LOS ANGELES -- Earlier this year a tax pro mentioned the FileThis organizing app to me. Within seconds of installing it, I wondered, …

The Best Credit Cards for Customer Satisfaction

<b>By Stephanie Steinberg</b><br>Lindsay bought a memory foam mattress from a store that guaranteed no interest financing for two years. Fourteen months after …

These 13 Numbers Are the Keys to Understanding Your Finances

<b>By</b> <b>Dr. Penny Pincher</b><br>Understanding a few basic numbers can give you a good picture of your financial health and help you plan your future. You may have …

Over 20% of Americans Think They'll Never be Debt Free: Survey

<b>By Fred Imbert</b> <br>Think you'll never get out of debt? You're not alone.<br>A new CreditCards.com survey released Wednesday found that 21 percent of …

8 Financial Lessons From Adele

<b>By Tim Lemke</b> <br>Adele is the hottest thing in music these days, as her new album 25 is setting all kinds of sales records and receiving ubiquitous radio …

6 Reasons Why Savers Are Sexier Than Spenders

<b>By Kentin Waits</b><br>Doesn't it seem as if spenders get a lot of good press? The woman with the flashy car, the guy with the obscene Rolex collection, and …

More Millennials Becoming Homebuyers

<b>By Karla Bowsher</b><br>Members of the millennial generation have been criticized for poor spending and saving habits in the face of large student debt …

9 Things to Do in the New Year to Brighten Your Financial Outlook

<b>By</b> <b>Teresa Mears</b><br>A new year is approaching, and with it comes the desire to do better. We make New Year's resolutions for all aspects of our life, and …

The 7 Best Lessons Successful People Have Taught Us About Money This Year

<b>By Kathleen Elkins</b><br>If you want to be successful and grow your wealth, start by learning from those who have already done it.<br>"Successful people look at …

13 Bad Money Habits You Should Break in 2016 to Build More Wealth

<b>By Kathleen Elkins</b><br>Getting rich is a long-term game.<br>The good news is that starting to accumulate wealth is almost entirely under your control - all it …

5 Surprising Sources of Debt

<b>By Maryalene LaPonsie</b><br>Unemployment, medical bills, a shopping addiction - these may all be obvious causes of debt, but they certainly aren't the only …

Want to Get a Great Deal? 5 Things You Didn't Know You Could Negotiate

<b>By</b> <b>Cathie Ericson</b><br>"You don't get what you don't ask for."<br>Many of us have heard the phrase, but most of us never think to ask for a price break while …

42 Percent of Millennials Are Engaging in This Risky Financial Behavior

<b>By</b> <b>Krystal Steinmetz</b><br>They might be better educated and more technologically savvy than previous generations, but that doesn't mean millennials are …

5 Daily Thoughts Designed to Boost Your Financial Success

Thoughts drive our behavior.When you think about doing something, you're obviously more likely to do it. Additionally, what you think about your …

Consider These 7 Things Before You Invest

<b>By Cathleen D. Phelps</b><br>Investing and planning for the future can be a daunting task. There are so many factors to consider in creating and managing …

A Healthy Work-Life Balance: Why it Matters and How to Have One

Critics of American work culture have long complained that the 9 to 5 is no way to be alive. This lifestyle model was most culturally visible in the …

10 Things Millennials Should Do to Reach the Next Financial Level

<b>By Kimberly Palmer</b><br>Millennials have had a rough road when it comes to money. Not only did they come of age during the Great Recession, which made jobs …

The 10 Best Banks of 2016

<b>By Paul Sisolak</b><br>National banks are still struggling to shed their collective image as fee-heavy, profit-hungry machines. Despite this reputation, …