Desmond Tan

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Wall Street's Brightest Minds Reveal The Most Important Charts In The World

Business Insider Here they are: the most important charts in the world.<p>A lot has changed since the last time we published this collection back in July.<p>The economic situation in Europe has deteriorated, the unemployment rate in the US has fallen below 6%, and the Fed looks poised to conclude its …

Markets

The Main Reason Startups Don't Last

CEO of Sourcify<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a child I used to go to the local video store to rent movies to watch on the weekend. The store, part of the Potomac Video chain, was one of the last video stores in Washington, D.C. But after 33 years, the business …

Entrepreneurship

Kamikaze aircraft to go on display for first time

The Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka, which would have been flown by Japanese suicide bombers, is to form part of an exhibition at the Fleet Air Arm Museum<p>A rare surviving Kamikaze aircraft seized by the British at the end of World War II is to go on display for the first time.<p>The aircraft, which would have been …

Cherry Blossom

How to Improve Your Market Returns in 2014

The Secret to Selling Your Brand With One Sentence

Co-Founder of inventRight; Author of One Simple Idea Series<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You believe in the importance of your vision, but how do you get others to stop and listen to you? There will be many instances when you don’t have a lot of time to grab someone’s …

Marketing

Are Bitcoins The New Gold?

For more than four years, gold and Bitcoin prices moved in the same direction north — though Bitcoins followed a rather erratic pattern. But in the last twelve months, the two investment vehicles parted paths. Gold moved south, with SPDR Gold Shares (NYSE:GLD) losing close to 25 percent of its …

McDonald's Is Finally Addressing Its Insanely Long Drive-Thru Lines

The change comes as wait times at McDonald's drive-thrus are estimated to be the longest in at least 15 years, according to a recent study by QSR Magazine.<p>Currently, McDonald's restaurants have one window where drive-thru customers pay for their food and another where they pick up their purchases. …

McDonald's

Don’t laugh - Bitcoin is making a serious point

Several events happened last week that made me suspect that Bitcoin – and the idea of “stateless” currencies more generally – will soon catch the zeitgeist.<p>The European Central Bank has acted. Across the 17-nation eurozone, the benchmark refinancing rate was <b>slashed on Thursday, from 0.5pc to a</b> …

Bitcoin

Want 18% returns? Become a subprime lender

Barry Jekowsky wanted to build “legacy wealth” to pass down to his children. But the 58-year-old orchestral conductor, who waved the baton for 24 …