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Above the Market’s Leading Investment Indicators

This fifth edition of Above the Market’s Leading Investment Indicators is for mid-year 2014 and the first since last July. Earlier iterations are …

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

5 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." …

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Best Potential Trade Scenarios for Chicago Bulls to Land Another Star

The Chicago Bulls are still right where they've always been the last few years. Chicago is a great team, but not an elite one.<p>Who gets the blame for why the Bulls haven't reached the Finals over the last few years?<p>Maybe things would be different if it weren't for Derrick Rose's knee injuries. Ditto …

Five Ways to Spring Clean Your Diet

Eat a fresh diet to slim down, gain energy, and add nutrients to meals.<p>During the long winter it's easy to fall into poor eating habits, when fresh, local produce is a distant memory and comfort foods become the norm. Making matters worse, your training likely tapered off during the colder months. …

Nutrition

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Nineteen years ago, shortly after I hired Mark Hurst to join the team at my internet startup Yoyodyne, I turned to him and said, "I don't think the …

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Teaching young people to sell is a priceless gift. The confidence and clarity that comes from being able to engage and to cause a transaction is a …

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The second leap is deciding <i>how</i> to take your project to an entirely new level. The way Zappos redefined how shoes were sold, Charity:water changed how …

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The batter has already hit two home runs. When he gets up to bat for the third time, his confidence is running high...<p>It's easy to feel confident …

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Sometimes it means, "there isn't enough money to pay for that." Certainly, among the undeserved poor, this happens all the time. And for things like …

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Is a story. About money.<p>Money isn't real. It's a method of exchange, a unit we exchange for something we actually need or value. It has worth because …

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Who gets to determine how we react (or respond) to the things that happen to us?<p>Who chooses which media we consume?<p>Who gets to decide what we start, …

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The plumber, the roofer and the electrician sell us a cure. They come to our house, fix the problem, and leave.<p>The consultant, the doctor (often) and …

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It's been done before, sorry.<p>It's never been done before, too risky.<p>It's too obvious.<p>It's too obscure.<p>It's too easy, everyone can do it.<p>It's too hard …

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At a recent conference, I was talking with Ed Snowden about the range of data that's now available, not just to the government, but by extension, to …

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Literally, "controlled baseball."<p>If you're playing this way, it's by the numbers. The manager tells you precisely what to do, and you do it. There …

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They're not the same, in fact, they couldn't be much more different.<p><b>Search</b> is what we call the action of knowing what you want and questing until you …

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Which people do you look to for criticism? Which metrics are you relying on to tell you if you're doing a good job? Who tells you if you're on to …

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That would be you.<p>Even if you're not self-employed, your boss is you. You manage your career, your day, your responses. You manage how you sell your …

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Internet companies often strive for lock in.<p>Lock in is what happens once you have a lot of followers on Twitter... it's not easy to switch. Same with …

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The traveling salesman, the carnival barker and the old-time businessman can hit and run. Make the sale, cut your costs, move on.<p>Today, though, in …

Your competitive advantage | Seth's Blog

Are you going to succeed because you return emails a few minutes faster, tweet a bit more often and stay at work an hour longer than anyone else?<p>I …

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You might be waiting for things to settle down. For the kids to be old enough, for work to calm down, for the economy to recover, for the weather to …

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Without a doubt, the ability to connect the dots is rare, prized and valuable. Connecting dots, solving the problem that hasn't been solved before, …

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You've seen the signs:<p>ABSOLUTELY NO CREDIT CARDS.<p>NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST OR STOLEN ITEMS.<p>BATHROOMS FOR PATRONS ONLY.<p>Guess what? There's no legal …

Does corporate trust have to be an oxymoron? | Seth's Blog

Brands are based on trust. Corporations extract enormous value from the relationships they have with suppliers, employees, partners and customers. …

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Here's conventional wisdom:<p><i>Success makes you happy. Happiness permits you to be generous.</i><p>In fact, it actually works like this:<p><i>Generosity makes you</i> …

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is getting someone else to agree with their point of view and take action.<p>The second most difficult work professionals do is developing a point of …

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This actually means, "it wasn't important enough." It wasn't a high priority, fun, distracting, profitable or urgent enough to make it to the top of …

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Enrich your world by creating value for others.<p>Enrich your health by walking twenty minutes a day.<p>Enrich your community by contributing to someone, …

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How long is your long run? I know people who measure the world in ten second flashes, and they're happy to do something they call generous for six …