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Janet Yellen's Nomination Just Changed The Game For Economists

When Barbara Bergmann graduated from Harvard with a Ph.D in economics in 1959, she was one of about three women in her class of 50. Her male colleagues had no trouble getting gigs after school, but Bergmann couldn't find a job, despite her credentials.<p>“There was a lot of discrimination,” she said …

Japan lost more than a million millionaires last year

The greatest consolation to being kicked out of the millionaire’s club may be knowing that your rich friends went down with you.<p>Nowhere is that truer than in Japan, which lost 1.3 million millionaires between June 2012 and June 2013, according to Credit Suisse’s Global Wealth report (pdf) released …

Should Business Education Be Free?

It’s hardly surprising that the appeal of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) continues to grow. In the United States, the average college student graduates with almost $30,000 in debt, while federal and student loan debt exceeds $1 trillion. More free courses would certainly help lift that costly …

The Secrets Of Networking For Introvert Entrepreneurs

Just as it helps you overcome a fear of rejection by exposing you to it on an almost daily basis, being an entrepreneur also demands that those of us who identify as introverts find ways to balance our natural reticence with the need to meet and network with potential clients and and collaborators. …

How Twitter’s Leadership Drama Explains its Success

One founder pushed aside in the early days of the company, his name scrubbed from its founding story. Another ousted from the CEO role by a co-founder, former boss, and seed investor. That founder himself booted from the CEO role later on by VCs, only to watch the company’s initial CEO return to …

Why Stocks Are Undoubtedly Experiencing A Massive Bubble

In the five years since the Crash of 2008, U.S. stocks have been in an inexorable bull market that not even the Eurozone crisis, the U.S. debt downgrade, the Fiscal Cliff, rising levels of poverty, and this past summer’s bond and emerging market plunge could put an end to. After a half-decade of …

Are You A “Ghost Boss”? 4 Bad Boss Bloopers–And How To Fix Them

If you’re hiding in your office or becoming aware that no one is able to look you in the eyes, it’s time to look in the mirror.<p>They say that people join companies but leave managers.<p>If it seems like a lot of your people are walking out the door, you might want to study your behavior for some clues, …

The Future Of Mobile Taps And On-Demand Services

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Semil Shah works on product for Swell, is a</i> TechCrunch <i>columnist, and an investor – as a disclaimer for this post, he is an investor in one of the companies mentioned here, Instacart. He blogs at Haywire, and you can follow him on Twitter at @semil.</i><p>One of the hottest trends in “mobile …

Consultants Should All Get Real Jobs

I challenge all consultants to spend some time — at least a year — back in a “real” job, working shoulder to shoulder with the same kinds of people who pay for their advice. So few authors and experts are willing to do this, because they’re afraid. They know it’s much harder to be accountable for a …

Raghuram Rajan alone cannot save India’s economy

KOLKATA, India—A couple of weeks ago, the ubiquitous socialite Shobhaa De wrote an entire column in a leading business paper gushing over India’s new central banker. She delved deep into the “unbearable hotness of being Raghuram Rajan,” albeit without apology to Milan Kundera.<p>To be sure, she was …

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Not Raising the Debt Ceiling: A Crisis, If We're Lucky, a Historic Calamity If We're Not

If we don't raise the debt limit, we know we would get mega-austerity and maybe a new financial crisis. But just how bad could it get?<p>And if we don't lift that self-imposed limit, we enter a world of economic pain. We couldn't borrow more to pay for the spending Congress has already authorized. …