The Senate's pro-surveillance wing is scrambling to advance new legislation to restore the NSA's unchecked ability to spy on all of us. And they're in a rush. Authorization for the federal government's bulk collection of phone records is set to expire on June 1.
If communism is "The God That Failed," liberation theology is the gospel that has succeeded. Marx may be dead, but the cause of the poor and oppressed has been resurrected. This is the message the Argentine pope, Francis, sent by canonizing Oscar Romero, reversing decades of conservative opposition in the church hierarchy and setting the El Salvadoran archbishop on the road to sainthood. Romero was gunned down at the altar in 1980 by a right-wing death squad that regarded him as a dangerous Marxist because of his activism on behalf of the poor. As Paul Vallely writes, Romero is an exemplar for Francis. Both are "orthodox and yet utterly radical." Romero is "a priest whose life stands in testament to the kind of Catholicism preferred by a pope who declared within days of his election that he wanted 'a poor Church for the poor.'" (continued)
Becoming an entrepreneur is exciting. For me, it came with the thoughts of location independence and traveling the world. However, this wasn't always the case.
When we interpret failure as a lack of success or an inability, we're doing it wrong. Many of the world's most successful people have failed handfuls of times, and they're greater innovators for it, not the opposite.
Successful entrepreneurs share common traits. The wealthiest entrepreneurs, however, have mastered and refined five exceptional qualities through many years of hard work.
Like the 2009 Oscar award-winning Pixar film Up, Venezuela's annual inflation rate has soared sky high (see the attached chart). On December 31, 2014, Venezuela's bolivar traded at a VEF/USD rate of 171 and the implied annual inflation rate stood at 169%.
Since the LinkedIn universe is so vast, as a business owner, you would be wise to utilize this social tool as a way to produce targeted leads. The seven tips listed below will reveal how you can use LinkedIn do just that.
There are few that don't have an opinion when it comes to judging the value of design in today's companies. Silicon Valley powerhouse Apple undoubtedly cashed in on design and many newcomers are doing so too. Imagine Uber and Airbnb for instance without design thinking.
Four hundred years. And scientists are still at it. Chasing odd questions. Trying things that might not work. Driven by curiosity, not short-term profit. Plenty they can teach us entrepreneurs about innovation.
Even the most casually informed reader has likely heard at least some of the troubling news and numbers tied to homeownership in America today.
When I think about being a rockstar -- meaning, the person who hits the big time -- my mind strays to the glory: the parties, the fancy cocktail dresses, the fans... and that's why so few of us actually become total rockstars.
Some of the biggest changes in our lives can come from important meetings, especially when you are asking for someone's business. Even before you ever step into the room, the adrenaline starts pumping and the nervous energy builds.
"This is what I do for a living and a loving," I said as I introduced myself as the workshop facilitator. I paused as if a bird had stopped mid-flight to consider the miracle of its defiance of gravity. The words had flowed without conscious thought from somewhere deep within me.
I'd taken the job because I knew it would be challenging. But many of the challenges I faced had nothing to do with learning to do my actual job. One of the first things I had to do was prove my worth to people who believed I had no business on a manufacturing floor.
There is only one thing between you and attracting other people's money: a strong value proposition. The value proposition has strong elements that make it valuable to your funding prospect.
Success is well and good, but setbacks often define an industry leader, says David J. Moore, Chairman of Xaxis and President of WPP Digital, in this interview with Beet.TV.
Large privately held companies are more profitable and are growing revenues faster than publicly traded companies in the United States, according to Sageworks, a financial information company.
I have had to deal with a lot of stereotypes in my life, particularly since starting my own business. One that didn't expect or prepare for is ageism.