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Richard Koch

Our Children and Grandchildren Will Be Richer Than Us, but There Is a Problem

Richard Koch | April 21, 2015 | Business
The pressures on social cohesion and the resurgence of class envy may take us backward a generation or two, despite the magnificent and apparently unstoppable whirring of the modern wealth machine.
Jerry Jasinowski

Taking Stock of BlackRock

Jerry Jasinowski | April 21, 2015 | Business
The core problem with this obsession with stock value is that it diverts money away from long-term investments in capital expansion and research and development. The result is a steady decline of productivity which is the key determinant of our economic vigor.
Robert Creamer

House GOP Votes to Take Food From the Mouths of Hungry Children to Give Huge Tax Break to Children of Multi-Millionaires -- Really?

Robert Creamer | April 21, 2015 | Politics
I am not exaggerating. The GOP voted to eliminate the estate tax. But the estate tax only applies to estates larger than $5.4 million for an individual and $10.9 million for couples. Eliminating the estate tax would benefit only 5,500 families in America (.02 percent of the population).
Steven Conn

The Threat of Gravity Payments

Steven Conn | April 21, 2015 | Business
You've undoubtedly heard that CEO Dan Price recently decided to cut his own salary in order to help finance a radical experiment in employee pay: everyone who works for Gravity Payments, based in Seattle, will now make $70,000/year.
Laura Dunn

Women in Business: Dawn Sweeney, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Restaurant Association

Laura Dunn | April 21, 2015 | Business
As president and chief executive officer of the National Restaurant Association, Dawn Sweeney has been instrumental in focusing the mission of the Association through a unique, multi-year strategic plan, highlighting key areas of opportunity within the restaurant industry. The National Restaurant Association's members include quick service, fast casual,...
Laura Dunn

Women in Business: Debbie Chinn, Executive Director, Carmel Bach Festival

Laura Dunn | April 21, 2015 | Business
Debbie Chinn currently serves as Executive Director of the Carmel Bach Festival, which celebrates the works, inspiration, and ongoing influence of J.S. Bach worldwide by immersing audiences in a festival experience integrating music, education and ideas, and by meaningful community engagement throughout the year Over the past 20 years,...

7 Life Changes That Could Help Your Finances

LearnVest | April 20, 2015 | Money
When you hear stories about friends or relatives who've had to downsize their homes, take a second job, or move cross-country because of money, the assumption is that an acute case of "living large" is the problem. But that's not always the case.
Dean Baker

The Simple Progressive Economic Agenda for Hilary Clinton (or Anyone Else)

Dean Baker | April 20, 2015 | Business
While many policies will be needed to improve the situation of the poor and middle class, there are three simple ones that could make a big difference: a more competitive dollar, a Federal Reserve Board committed to full employment and a financial transactions tax to rein in Wall Street.
Kevin Rudd

How to Break the 'Mutually Assured Misperception' Between the U.S. and China

Kevin Rudd | April 21, 2015 | World
Many in China perceive that the United States has not, and never will, accept the fundamental political legitimacy of the Chinese administration because it is not a liberal democracy. There is also a deeply held, deeply "realist" Chinese conclusion that the U.S. will never willingly concede its status as the pre-eminent regional and global power, and will do everything within its power to retain that position.
Ann Fry

Compassion Is Needed for Young People With the Big "C"

Ann Fry | April 20, 2015 | Business
Imagine you are a young adult, in your 20s or even early 30s. You haven't been feeling well lately, shake it off and then finally decide to make an appointment with your physician.
Thuy Sindell

The Problem With Asking for Feedback

Thuy Sindell | April 20, 2015 | Business
Everyone wants feedback, right? Wrong. Most people cringe at the thought. Although the term feedback has become mainstream in the world of corporate speak, giving and receiving it still ranks below going to the dentist for a deep filling.
Renee Cullinan

Goldilocks Goes to a Meeting

Renee Cullinan | April 20, 2015 | Business
Some meetings are too hot. Some meetings are too cold. And some meetings -- a very few --are just right.
Debbie Frank

Business Branding Colors A Hot Mess?

Debbie Frank | April 20, 2015 | Business
Color is a personal preference but you need to be sure your colors project the emotion you desire for your business. This is an entire topic on its own so to find out about this just google: color emotion.
Jack Nadel

Best Career Advice: Find a Need and Fill It

Jack Nadel | April 20, 2015 | Small Business
There simply is no end to the possibilities for filling consumer needs. The advice I followed back in 1946 is just as relevant today.
Gabriel Bristol

You Are Your Own Best Marketer

Gabriel Bristol | April 20, 2015 | Business
Marketing yourself is a constant process, but by being aware of your actions and striving to exceed expectations, the appropriate responses will become automatic.
Bryan Elliott

3 Reasons to Follow Your Instincts Not Passion

Bryan Elliott | April 20, 2015 | Business
In my humble opinion, nature vs nurture debate aside, I believe being an entrepreneur (or not) is in our DNA.
Kevin O'Leary

How to Spot Winners

Kevin O'Leary | April 20, 2015 | Business
One of the biggest lessons I learned from day one of my foray into the corporate world is that you're safe only as long as you're earning money for your company. You can be the savviest grad at your swanky school, but you're useless on the open market until you can prove your value as a moneymaker.
Kevin O'Leary

How to Manage Your Personal Brand

Kevin O'Leary | April 20, 2015 | Business
Make no mistake: If you have a Facebook account, an Instagram page, a Twitter profile, you are a brand. Every time you upload a photo, add a link, or post an update, you're putting into the world another idea of yourself and what you stand for.
Jake Schmidt

Why We Have Grave Environmental Concerns About 'Fast-Track' Trade Authority

Jake Schmidt | April 20, 2015 | Green
We must not sacrifice our bedrock environmental, public-health, and climate safeguards as the price of a free-trade agreement. Unfortunately, what we have seen from the two pending trade agreements raises serious concerns that these standards could be weakened through the various provisions of these trade agreements.
Philipp Mißfelder

China's New Silk Road Initiative Will Boost the Global Economy

Philipp Mißfelder | April 20, 2015 | World
BERLIN -- The New Silk Road Initiative will not only result in an enormous surge in growth for China. With "One Belt, One Road," President Xi Jinping is launching one of the largest development projects in history and offers new perspectives to countries such as Uzbekistan and Tajikistan threatened by terrorism.
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