Serdar Karadag

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Why Nobody Wants to Shop at the Mall Anymore

The pattern established over Black Friday weekend has continued: While sales at brick-and-mortar stores have slumped, e-retail sales keep on …

33 Rules to Boost Your Productivity

Breaking the deadlock of indecision and taking action, any action for that matter, as long as it won’t lead you to another deadlock, is OK. Besides, …

How to Sell Your Idea in Less Than 3 Minutes

This business professor explains his no-fail solution for pitching your startup idea in record time.<p>One thing I have learned over the last few decades of listening to entrepreneurs pitch their ideas is this: it takes me less than three minutes to either tune out or want to know much more. In …

Business Strategy

TV Is Dying, And Here Are The Stats That Prove It

Audience ratings have collapsed: Aside from a brief respite during the Olympics, there has been only negative ratings growth on broadcast and cable TV since September 2011, according to Citi Research.<p>Media stock analysts Craig Moffett and Michael Nathanson recently noted, "The pay-TV industry has …

S&P 500 Drops JC Penney After Staggering Losses

Standard & Poor is dropping JC Penney from its S&P 500 Index and replacing the troubled retailer with door lock company Allegion.<p>The department store …

What Companies Should Know About Freelancers Before The IRS Comes Calling

Misclassification of workers as freelancers and independent contractors instead of full-time employees has resulted in billions of dollars in lost tax revenues.<p>Companies don't have to pay worker's compensation, unemployment, and disability taxes for freelance and contract employees (s0-called '1099 …

Here’s how UK homeowners cut their energy use by 25%

One way to get people to cut their energy consumption by 25%: raise utility bills by 28%.<p>That’s what’s happened in England and Wales, where average energy use fell by a quarter on average between 2005 and 2011 as natural gas and electricity prices rose, according to a report released by the UK’s …

Natural Gas

Safe as house prices: the data behind London’s boom | Financial Times

House prices in Britain may be booming once more.<p>But unlike the bubble of the last decade, this one is very narrowly focused. In fact, it’s really …