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20 High Achievers Share the Daily Routines That Make Them Successful

It's all about repeating the right things day in and out.<p>Highly successful people generally share similar tendencies. They get up before the crack of dawn, proactively manage their health, and know what to do with their money. They appreciate the value of a good night's sleep, a restorative …

Financial Services

A Cynic’s Guide To Fintech

Several business models that are bound to fail — and a few that might have a chance<p>A pal working in and around the VC industry asked me the other …

Financial Services

Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche is making nice with big banks

Online lending is having a moment.<p>An estimated $5.5 billion in loans (pdf) were made last year through peer-to-peer lending websites like Lending Club and Prosper, which use technology to bypass bank loans and connect borrowers with lenders online.<p>Increasingly, the loans are working their way into …

Loans

Why Banks Must Act Now to Defeat Non-Bank Competitors

<i>by Ross Wainwright, Global Head of Financial Services Industries at SAP</i><p>Banks around the world received poor customer service marks for the second straight year, but it’s not for lack of trying. Competition is on the rise, and banks are devoting resources to reach new revenue streams, yet financial …

Has the rethinking of macroeconomic policy been successful?

The great financial crash of 2008 was expected to lead to a fundamental re-thinking of macro-economics, perhaps leading to a profound shift in the …

Economics

“What’s one thing you’ve learned at Harvard Business School that blew your mind?”

I’ve gotten countless variations of this question over the past year. I can’t tell you everything I’ve learned at HBS, and no book would have …

Harvard Business School

Selequity Is A Crowdfunding Platform For Investing In Commercial Real Estate

For those who are looking to invest in real estate, finding good opportunities can be difficult. In commercial real estate, unless you know a property owner or developer, it’s nearly impossible to get your foot in the door. But today onstage at Disrupt NY, a company called Selequity has launched a …

Real Estate

12 tiny settlements for getting away from the big city

More than 3.9 billion people live in cities around the world, and the United Nations expects that number could grow by another 2.5 billion by …

The economy has given the Fed an 'epic, historic window' to raise interest rates

Since the depths of the financial crisis in December 2008, the Fed has kept interest rates pegged near 0%, and it hasn't actually <i>raised</i> rates since July 2006.<p>Now, the Fed has made pretty clear that it intends to begin raising rates — what it calls "policy normalization" — some time this year.<p>Though …

BlackRock: Fed tightening to trigger market tremors as liquidity evaporates

Complacent investors will be hurt as Fed raises rates, says BlackRock, as managing director warns central banks are running out of ammunition to deal with next crisis<p>The smooth ride investors have enjoyed in a world of ultra-loose monetary policy is coming to an end, according to BlackRock, which …

Low oil prices get World Bank's, IMF's attention

One of the big factors in considering ways to reduce poverty around the world is the availability and cost of energy.<p>It's a perennial issue for the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, and it promises to be as big as ever this week when those institutions hold their spring meetings in …

This is *really* nuts. When’s the crash?

2015-04-10T17:21:27.000Z<p>By: James Mackintosh<p>The China stock bubble is getting more and more bonkers. This from Deutsche Bank:<p>Bubble watchers point …

Stock Markets

Don’t blame the locals too much for the Danish krone

2015-04-10T16:56:18.000Z<p>By: Matthew C Klein<p>You may remember that the smaller corners of the European currency markets were unexpectedly interesting …

Buffett Wannabe Biglari Unapologetic After Beating Investor Challenge

Sardar Biglari aspires to build the company he controls, Biglari Holdings, into a Berkshire Hathaway-like investing conglomerate. But the thirty-seven year old self-proclaimed turnaround artist and value guru found himself in a very un-Warren Buffett situation on Thursday afternoon at the St. Regis …

Disaster Is Inevitable When The Two Decade-Old Stock Bubble Bursts

Six years after the Global Financial Crisis, the U.S. stock market continues to soar to new heights with nary a pullback or correction. In this piece, I will explain why the stock market is experiencing a new bubble that is actually another wave of the bubble that has existed since the mid-1990s.<p>A …

Stock Markets

Introduction

With the help of Realtor.com, Sotheby’s International Realty, Coldwell Banker Previews International and Prudential Douglas Elliman, we combed the Multiple Listing Services to find available homes touting self-sustainable energy options capable of going off the grid.

Wolf & hoof by Maxim Shkret

The Superinvestors Of Graham-and-Doddsville

3 Things Entrepreneurs Must Learn About Digital Marketing and PR

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In running a digital-marketing consultancy in a tech mecca like Seattle, I work with larger companies and spend time with local startups hoping to crack the big time with their ideas and energy.<p>What’s apparent, though, is that …

Social Media

5 Must-Read Personal Development Books From 2014

Whether you read a book a week or only a few a year, these five beauties, have to be at the top of your reading list.<p>Checkout <b>The 5 Must Read Personal</b> …

Bestsellers

The Uber Economy

Is the company destroying full-time work, entrenching us in part-time purgatory, or empowering America's most independent workers?<p>In the last few years, Uber has gone through a life cycle that once took successful companies decades to complete—from start-up to upstart, from pushy disruptor to pushy …

How to Properly Use Social Media to Fit Your Business Strategy

In our increasingly connected society, building a social media presence is as commonplace as getting a driver’s license. Personal Facebook profiles, LinkedIn accounts, and Twitter handles are common among students and professionals alike. However, frequently updating your Pinterest boards does not …

Who needs cars? Smart mobility can make cities sustainable — TheCityFix

Metrobús, Mexico City’s bus rapid transit (BRT) system, began operations in 2005 and now serves 855,000 passengers every day. Line 4 (pictured) was …

Urban Design

Gorgeous Norwegian Eco-Friendly House Produces More Than 3 Times The Energy It Needs

It was designed to be 100% zero emission, and incorporates a ridiculous number of clever tricks and gadgets to truly make it a friend to the environment, according to The Daily Mail.<p>Norway's Research Centre on Zero Emission Buildings and renowned international architecture firm Snøhetta teamed up …

How Startup Founder Stock Often Triggers Unnecessary Personal Tax Hits

<i>“It’s a secret, but no secret</i> <i><br>It’s a rule, but no rule”</i><br>“Cooksferry Queen” by Richard Thompson<p>It feels like once or twice a day I speak with a startup that has tripped over a seemingly invisible rule applicable to founder equity: the founders and early employees/advisors in startups really need to …

Finance

Shipping Container Home Infused With Sustainable Features

Casa Incubo is a modern home designed by architect Maria Jose Trejos, located in Costa Rica. It was built using eight shipping containers and this …

No. 1: Massachusetts

Massachusetts overtakes California, which has topped ACEEE's efficiency scorecard for the last four years. The Bay State’s ascendance is primarily attributed to the impact of the “Green Communities Act,” which has galvanized significant investments in energy efficiency since 2008.<p>“The legislation …

In Norway, A New Model For Zero-Energy Housing

Snohetta’s carbon-neutral model home looks like it’s been tipped up for a quick vacuum underneath. Could it be replicated elsewhere?<p>The building industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters. About half of the U.K.’s carbon dioxide emissions come from the construction and operation of buildings; …

Architecture

Housing Outlook 2015: 11 Predictions From The Experts

It’s been an odd year for the housing market. It kicked off with the ‘Polar Vortex,’ blamed for slowing home sales in the early part of the year. As 2014 draws to a close, the National Association of Realtors expects sales of previously owned homes to fall short of 2013’s total, while the latest …