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Thaddeus McCarthy


How I Manage My Stock Portfolio

Thaddeus McCarthy | December 21, 2014 | Business
What I have done with my stock portfolio in the past month is to go from being 99 percent invested in stocks to about 75 percent. The reason that I sold some stock to move into some cash was however, not at all panic selling.
Lee Traupel


The Road to Hell for Any Brand Is Paved With Guaranteed Marketing Results

Lee Traupel | December 21, 2014 | Business
Great marketing is iterative and subject to lots of variables. "Guaranteed results" are inherently time limited and the negative economic bias that's set up at the outset means there is no budget or time for iteration.
Susan P. Joyce


Why Are You Still Unemployed?

Susan P. Joyce | December 20, 2014 | Business
It is both unfair and inaccurate to place all of the blame for unemployment solely on job seekers. Employers are less than perfect, too. In the current job market, technology has changed many of the "standard" practices. So it's a new ball game for both employers and job seekers.
Laura Dunn


Women in Business Q&A: Liliane Stransky, President and Founder of the Step by Step Foundation

Laura Dunn | December 20, 2014 | Business
Liliane Stransky is the President and Founder of the Step by Step Foundation, a Florida-based charity that helps communities and children in need around the world.
Laura Dunn


Women in Business Q&A: Lois Liberman and Marilyn Chinitz, Blank Rome

Laura Dunn | December 20, 2014 | Business
Lois Liberman has extensive experience advising clients in all aspects of matrimonial law at Blank Rome. She is a seasoned litigator and trial attorney, and has been a frequent guest on television
Stedman Graham


Organization Matters: Organize Your Life and Your Business Around You

Stedman Graham | December 20, 2014 | Business
You've got to start with your heart. Go deep and get to know yourself. Learn about your unique identity. See the labels the world has slapped on you and let them go. Organize your life so that it works for YOU.
Vivek Wadhwa


2014 Is Ending, but This Wave of Technology Disruptions Is Just Beginning

Vivek Wadhwa | December 19, 2014 | Technology
Changes in technology are happening at a scale which was unimaginable before and will cause disruption in industry after industry. This has really begun to worry me, because we are not ready for this change and most of our leading companies won't exist 15-20 years from now.
Hans Hickler

What Is Keeping You Up At Night?

Hans Hickler | December 19, 2014 | Business
Sometimes I ask the question. Other times, I don't ask it outright. But one thing is for sure, everytime I am with a customer, I am listening for the answer to this question: What is keeping you up at night?
Nathan Gardels


Weekend Roundup: New Code War Is Not Funny

Nathan Gardels | December 19, 2014 | World
It took an insolent Hollywood comedy mocking the surreal character of North Korea's Kim Jong Un to awaken us to the dangers of a new code war, a war in which geopolitical and geo-cultural battles will be duked out in cyberspace. As Alec Ross, America's top digital diplomat when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, writes this week in The WorldPost, "the weaponization of code is the most significant development in warfare since the weaponization of fissile material." Other battles are also shaping up to determine the contours of our digital future. Lu Wei, China's Internet czar, makes his case for sovereign rule over cyberspace. Amy Chang examines how the Chinese campaign for "Internet sovereignty" will rupture the World Wide Web. (continued)
Rick Fedrizzi


A Carbon Neutral Future Starts With Smart Energy Policy Today

Rick Fedrizzi | December 19, 2014 | Green
Too many people -- and way too many members of Congress -- can't seem to come to terms with this simple fact: no energy source or technology can succeed without a helping hand from Uncle Sam.

5 Retirement Planning Steps Most People Overlook | December 19, 2014 | Money
You've heard a lot of information about retirement planning basics: contribute regularly to tax-advantaged accounts like your 401(k) or IRA, choose the right mix of assets for your age and risk tolerance, and rebalance regularly. But you still can't help but wonder if you're missing something crucial.
Aryea Aranoff


It's All About That Rate: Navigating Your Student Loan Refinancing Options

Aryea Aranoff | December 19, 2014 | Money
As an employee of a bank offering a national student loan refinance and consolidation program, I often speak with recent graduates looking for guidance on questions regarding their student loans. So, for those of you who still don't fully understand how student loan refinancing works, let me help you out.
Neal Frankle


Should You Pay Down Debt or Invest?

Neal Frankle | December 19, 2014 | Business
There is more to life than money - but you already know that. And when you are faced with the option of paying off debt or investing you have to look inside for an answer too. Maybe the numbers do favor holding on to the debt and investing, but how does that leave you feeling?
Laura Stack


Process for the Sake of the Process: Another Stupid Business Trick

Laura Stack | December 19, 2014 | Business
Sure, we need people to handle the details and make sure the workflow process works smoothly. The problem emerges when they become interested in the process for its own sake, rather than as a productivity tool.
Nancy K. Humphreys


What's Really Wrong With Piketty's Capital?

Nancy K. Humphreys | December 19, 2014 | Business
The book flunked my first test. Its index was only 15 pages, a mere 2 percent of the total book pages.
Lynn Parramore


Joseph Stiglitz on Why the Rich Are Getting Richer -- and Why It Could Get Much Worse

Lynn Parramore | December 19, 2014 | Politics
In this interview, he explores the work of Thomas Piketty and the need for the field of economics -- and the country -- to come to terms with the growing gulf between haves and have-nots.
Dennis M. Kelleher


JP Morgan Chase, Bernie Madoff's $64.8 Billion Ponzi Scheme and Crime on Wall Street

Dennis M. Kelleher | December 19, 2014 | Business
Despite a deep, close and extremely lucrative relationship that lasted decades, JP Morgan Chase wasn't even required to publicly disclose the information that detailed its complicity in Madoff's scheme, including how much money it made and how.
Jaylen Bledsoe


Redefining Success

Jaylen Bledsoe | December 19, 2014 | Business
Success is your net-worth. Your net-worth not being your financial possessions, but your net-worth being the number of lives you've changed. So maybe even instead of calling it just being your "net-worth," it's also called your "network."
Jon Gosier

Bootstrapping a Venture Capital Fund

Jon Gosier | December 19, 2014 | Small Business
With a fund we could collectively share the risk of investing and the burdens of legal compliance, the costs, and the necessary due diligence. We could also leverage more capital than any one of us could on our own.
Rana Florida


Holiday Out-of-Office Message

Rana Florida | December 19, 2014 | Business
We all need a digital detox from time to time and my time is now. When I return to work and plug in again after the new year, I will be recharged and more productive; hopefully, I'll be full of great ideas. But right now, I'm stepping back.
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