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Marty Zwilling


Driving Your Startup With Fear Has Bad Consequences

Marty Zwilling | December 25, 2014 | Business
Trying to be a business leader by instilling fear in your employees and partners is never a good approach, but it is particularly devastating in a startup. Yet I see this approach used all too often by new entrepreneurs, most of whom are not natural tyrants, but who are fighting...
Garrett B. Gunderson


3 Weirdly Accurate Reasons to Stop Saving for Retirement in 2015

Garrett B. Gunderson | December 25, 2014 | Business
If you're making contributions to retirement plans and you don't have these three things dealt with properly, then temporarily stopping those investments is an important part of getting your finances in order.
Hans Hickler

You Can't Always Get What You Want

Hans Hickler | December 25, 2014 | Business
It's not about changing your life, your job. It's about making space by un-cluttering your schedules; it's about accumulating less and focusing on the quality of your time and concentrating on doing a little more of the things you really enjoy; the things that matter.
Scott MacFarland


Words Of Wisdom From Entrepreneurs

Scott MacFarland | December 25, 2014 | Business
Here are 10 things I found to be some of the most important pieces of advice for an entrepreneur. When I walk the start-up path again, I will make sure to have these at the top of my to-do list.
David Berri


The University of Michigan Will Win With Men's Basketball, Even If the Team Loses

David Berri | December 25, 2014 | Sports
The University of Michigan doesn't have any real problems with respect to its basketball program. Yes, losing seems bad. But because the pay of players is restricted by NCAA rules, Michigan is a winner even when the team loses.
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

What's the Best Way to Keep Last-Minute Holiday Spending Under Control?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | December 24, 2014 | Money
The season of giving -- and by association, spending -- can make it easy to just pull out the credit cards and buy. But before you give in to the impulse to buy those last few (and often unnecessary) gifts, step back and make some mindful choices.
Andre Bourque


Is Your Business Ready for the World's Emerging Middle Class?

Andre Bourque | December 24, 2014 | Business
Is it time for us to rethink how we perceive the global middle class? Currently, more than half of the world's middle class population can be found in the Western world. However, recent reports and studies have consistently shown that the global share of the middle class is shifting.
Andy Betts


The Economics of Content Marketing in 2015 - Investment Tipping Point

Andy Betts | December 24, 2014 | Business
The rapid and evolving marketing landscape has assumed greater necessity for economical understanding of the decisions we make. Given its stratospheric rise in recent times, content is the forerunner.
Elizabeth R. Thornton


How An Objective Leader Gets Through the Holidays with Less Stress and More Fun

Elizabeth R. Thornton | December 24, 2014 | Business
When we add buying and wrapping gifts, decorating the house both inside and out, planning and cooking the special holiday meal to everything else on our plates, many of us get stressed and are unable to see things clearly and respond objectively.
40 Percent and Rising

Why 2015 Will Be the Year of the Powerhouse Woman

40 Percent and Rising | December 24, 2014 | Women
My bet is that 2015 is going to be a year when we see powerhouse women rise, not just to add to the dialogue, but to take action and effect change on issues that matter to women everywhere. Here's why.
Janice Sands


To Gift or Not to Gift: The Problems With the Online Marketplace for Art and Shopping for Works this Holiday Season

Janice Sands | December 24, 2014 | Arts
Sure, this can mean expanded opportunities for artists to earn a profit, but the costs are far-reaching. The evolving marketplace, which can resemble a one-stop, big box shop for artwork, encourages uninformed collecting practices, leading to a devaluation of the work and its meaning and merit.
Daniel Ben-Horin


Hey Cabbies, Apps Are Cheap!

Daniel Ben-Horin | December 24, 2014 | Technology
All the recent Uber crap just seemed to underlie an ineluctable point: Behind every prosperous sharing economy company, sits a smart capitalist maximizing profits.


Here's the Full List of Restaurants and Stores Open on Christmas

GOBankingRates | December 25, 2014 | Money
Know where to go in a pinch and spare yourself a disappointing drive to a retailer or grocer that might be closed as last-minute shopping and meal preparations are taking place.
Rajan Anandan

The Best Time To Be A Technology Entrepreneur In India

Rajan Anandan | December 24, 2014 | India
India is the land of a billion innovation opportunities. There has never been a better time to be a technology entrepreneur in India. The time is now!
Laura Dunn


Women in Business Q&A: Alison Conklin, Photographer

Laura Dunn | December 24, 2014 | Business
Nationally acclaimed wedding and portrait photographer Alison Conklin remembers the gift of her very first camera on Christmas morning when she was five years old: a plastic, Fisher Price camera. As the daughter of two chemists with a passion for photography, Alison grew up surrounded by beautiful...
Laura Dunn


Women in Business Q&A: Cygalle Dias, Founder of Cygalle Healing Spa

Laura Dunn | December 24, 2014 | Business
Cygalle Dias, founder of Cygalle Healing Spa, is an entrepreneur based in New York. Cygalle merged her passions business and a holistic luxury lifestyle by founding and creating the Cygalle Healing Spa, an innovative, eco-friendly wellbeing sanctuary that offers specialty treatments, spa management, design, and marketing. Launched in...
Nathan Gardels


Year-End Roundup: Best Blogs of 2014

Nathan Gardels | December 24, 2014 | World
Historians may look back and see 2014 as the tipping point when the world started falling apart instead of coming together. Visionary scientists remain enthusiastic that, thanks to converging new technologies from artificial intelligence to regenerative medicine, genetic synthesis and green energy, our civilization is on the threshold of a new and harmonious singularity. Yet, all around us the signs of splintering abound in revived nationalisms, ardent religious wars and the reappearance of geopolitical blocs. Even the global connectivity of the Internet once thought to embody a world spirit is balkanizing.
Randy Krum


5 Ways to Market Yourself Visually

Randy Krum | December 23, 2014 | Business
Visuals communicate complex ideas into something more digestible. Large amounts of text make it harder for our brains to find pertinent information in a timely manner. This problem can be remedied quite easily, by adding images and visuals into marketing yourself.
Ayelet Baron

Creating Is About Taking One Step to Re-Imagining Leadership: Biting Off More Than You Can Chew

Ayelet Baron | December 24, 2014 | Business
Our world needs a new type of leader who is courageous, selfless, humble, innovative and remarkably effective. We desperately need leaders who have a vision and passion for creating new market opportunities and a better future not just for themselves but also for society at large.


7 Financial Moves to Make Before New Year's Eve | December 23, 2014 | Money
Didn't 2014 just start? At least that's the way it feels to me. Well, regardless of how things seem, the reality is the year is just about over. But that doesn't mean you can't make a big impact on your financial future before the big ball drops in Times Square.
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