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The 11 Cities With The Most Opportunity Right Now

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has a comprehensive new ranking of 30 cities in the world that offer the widest opportunities for businesses and the people who live there.<p>PwC's sixth edition of its "Cities of Opportunity" report examined intellectual capital and innovation; technology readiness; how …

How To Not Come Home From Your Next Vacation, And Start A Business Instead

You don’t have to be stuck at that desk all summer. Here’s how Bianca Forzano left her office and ended up with a thriving company that she operates from the beach.<p>In 2009, Bianca Forzano made the decision to give up her high paying job with Price WaterhouseCoopers to kite surf around the world. …

Forget Free Pizza: 5 Perks That Will Actually Make A Difference To Your Employees

Most small businesses can’t go head-to-head with companies like Google in terms of lavish perks, but there are other ways to compete.<p>There’s a moment in <i>The Internship</i>, the 2013 comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, when the two middle-aged, out-of-work sales guys arrive at Google’s …

Here's The Simple Secret To Apple's Marketing Success

<i>Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away</i>. — <i>Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1939</i><p>When did marketers start assuming that the way to stand out amidst loud and flashy advertising methods was to be <i>even louder and flashier</i>? We’re faced with …

3 Big Money To-Dos For Your 20s, 30s, 40s And 50s

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>You know the saying, “Life is a marathon, not a sprint”? Well, it’s actually a good money mantra too.<p>Translation: All too often, we race through the nitty-gritty details of our finances and neglect to focus on crucial to-dos in the process—like saving for …

You can’t be Warren Buffett, but you can be a better investor

Financial markets are complex dynamic systems, populated by irrational and biased participants. Because of this, we have a tendency not only to …

Investing

15 Career Experts Share The Best Interview Tips For College Graduates

With thousands of graduates around the country entering the workforce, job hunting is at its peak right now. But job hunting can be a daunting experience for a lot of college graduates – how should you market yourself? How do you talk about internships and unpaid experiences? What if you focused …

This One Mistake Could Delay Your Retirement by 10 Years

A while back, during a housing boom (remember those?), I watched a TV news segment about homeownership. The reporter was interviewing a young married …

How To Follow Up After a Job Interview

You know you’re supposed to follow up after a job interview, but how exactly? Have we left the days of handwritten thank you notes, and if so, what has replaced them?<p>Here’s a rundown on the best way to follow up after a face-to-face job interview.<p>For a phone screen, send a quick email message like …