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Gold prices are heading towards $1,000

The runup in gold prices in recent years – from $800 per ounce in early 2009 to above $1,900 in the autumn of 2011 – had all the features of a …

The One Thing All Successful Entrepreneurs Have In Common: A Case Study

What entrepreneurs need most of all—above motivation, focus, hope, financing, marketing skill, a brilliant idea, etc.—is desire.<p>Unless you truly want to make something happen, the odds are nothing will. Without that desire, nothing else matters…or occurs. Your life will be filled in other …

The most frequently highlighted passages in famous business and management books

A welcome consequence of the digitalization of our lives and media is the creation of streams of data that weren’t previously accessible. One of those is the book passages most highlighted by users of Amazon.com’s Kindle e-reader software.<p>It’s magical to see the short selections of writing that …

Apple's Rumored iWatch And Why It Matters

There is widespread speculation that Apple will introduce its own watch this year. The implications are substantial in terms of what the watch could be and what it could mean for Apple’s financials and stock price. The company has not announced anything regarding a new product; therefore, at this …

Chrysler: From Bankrupt To A $6 Billion Company

Chrysler was close to liquidation in 2009 when the U.S. government guided it through bankruptcy and turned it over to Fiat. Now, Fiat is aiming to purchase the chunk of Chrysler it doesn’t already own. And, the value Chrysler may be worth would have been unthinkable a few short years ago.<p>Fiat …

Yes, We Can Have Banks That Work for the People

We all know the banking system is broken. It's easy to become pessimistic in the face of corporate and political corruption, but the system can be changed. We've done it before, and we can do it again.<p>One pathway to genuine reform is "public banking": the establishment of banks which are owned and …

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