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Goldman Sachs' Recent Move Marks The End Of Traditional Banking

At the end of 2016, Goldman Sachs launched a new online lending platform called Marcus. The move into online lending by one of the most successful investment banks in the world is a telling move for two reasons.<p>First, it’s a good indicator of the post-financial crisis banking industry. Since …

Goldman Sachs

Top 5 Factors Driving Bitcoin Higher This Year

Bitcoin has enjoyed some astronomical gains this year, climbing to nearly $20,000 earlier this month on the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI).<p>Even after its recent pullback (and subsequent recovery), the world’s largest digital currency by market capitalization (market cap) has risen more than …

Cryptocurrency

4 Ways The Blockchain Can Revolutionize Retail Marketing

With the rise of cryptocurrency and the underlying blockchain technology that fuels decentralization, several industries have been quick to look at how the technology can benefit their sector. As a retail marketer, I’m interested in how the blockchain is going to inform our purchase path. More than …

Blockchain

A Zero-Math Introduction to Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods

For many of us, Bayesian statistics is voodoo magic at best, or completely subjective nonsense at worst. Among the trademarks of the Bayesian …

What Is Blockchain And How Will It Change The World?

According to a study of 4,800 professionals from around the world, 66% of people believe that innovation will be the biggest factor influencing economic growth over the next 30 years.<p>In order to thrive (or indeed, survive) in this continuously evolving economy, young professionals will need to …

Blockchain

Is cash still king?

In a world where we can simply smile to pay, and where machines put us on the best deals, our relationship with money is changing.<p>In a battle for control over how we borrow and where we spend, will two giant pillars of finance – banks and cash – be toppled by technology upstarts? And could …

Finance

11 Websites That Let You Book Luxury Hotel Rooms for Cheap

These sites let you book five-star hotel rooms for an affordable price.<p>These days, it’s easier than ever to travel for less. With a click or tap of a …

Hospitality

Six Google search tips to find anything faster

Start searching smarter.<p>Google is the go-to destination when you need to find something on the web—the verb "to google" even made it into the dictionary. But while everyone's heard of the popular search engine, very few know how to make the most of it.<p>Behind the unassuming Google interface, you'll …

AdWords

5 Ways Employers Discourage You From Negotiating Salary

While every job seeker looks forward to getting a phone call with a job offer, few candidates look forward to negotiating salary. Employers know how …

10 Ways To Get People To Love Your Emails

Do you cringe when you look at your email inbox? I do. Sometimes the volume of unread messages is intimidating, even paralyzing. Yet email is the universal tool for business communication. The good news is that you <i>can</i> adopt productive and efficient email habits. Better yet, you can be the one whose …

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm …

How To Stop Negotiating And Get Paid What You're Worth

Google “freelance negotiation” and you’ll be inundated with pages of tips including how to get higher rates, not be intimidated, and avoid angering clients. Haggling fills independent workers with such dread that The Freelancer’s Union devotes a blog post to The Art of Negotiating, assuring its …

How To Talk About Your Biggest Weaknesses In A Job Interview

You’re in the hot seat and things are going well. You talk about your attributes, skills and strengths with ease. Just when you think it’s pretty much in the bag, the hiring manager asks that dreaded question: <i>What’s your biggest weakness?</i><p>“This is one of the questions people have the hardest time …