There's a reason they're called salesmen. And consequently, converting the non-believers has always been an occupational job hazard for salesmen.
Back when I was 15 years old, I decided that television shows were insultingly stupid, and turned off the set for good. Maybe one laugh track too many...
In the grand scheme of things, a public tiff between Apple and Google emphasizes how important online privacy has become in the eyes of industry titans and the masses their products cater to.
The summer is coming to an end without much success at the movie box office, but one "sequel" has emerged a winner this week although its ultimate fate awaits further developments.
My kids' current favorite show is Shark Tank, where budding entrepreneurs pitch ideas to a team of corporate tycoons who double as potential investors. While listening to concepts for, among other things, collapsible kayaks and colored fur spray for dogs, my daughters vigorously interrogate the television.
In the face of heavy opposition from the moneyed classes on either shore, both the United States and the United Kingdom are desperately in need of campaign finance reform. No joke.
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If you asked the average person how they feel about the Federal Reserve's latest economic projection that trimmed its estimate of 2014 U.S. GDP growth to a range of 2.1-2.3 percent, they would probably say that's not so hot -- not a recession, but quite depressing nonetheless.
Renting a house, snagging a ride on your smartphone, and de-leveraging your balance sheets would truly be a new American way, with tremendous implications for policymakers including the Fed if a geopolitical or natural disaster hit and it was stuck at an already low interest rate.
The WWDC may have been short on hardware -- as it almost always is -- but as we spin this story forward, the puzzle pieces Apple is putting in place are beginning to form a rather interesting, lucrative picture.
As an investor, misunderstandings and overreaction can offer some of the best opportunities to profit. Here, five widely held beliefs are challenged and attractive investment strategies revealed.
Bond traders seem to have seen Steve Martin's The Man With Two Brains so often they have forgotten it was a comedy. And these are the folks the equity markets are supposed to pay attention to?
Despite Yellen's evident caution and discomfort in expressing any specific quantitative definition of "considerable period," the stock and bond markets chose to take Yellen ultra-literally about the six months and turned suddenly and violently downward.
I'm wondering if talking about things you don't know anything about is a biological, instinctive human trait, like anger or hunger or sympathy for George Clooney because he just can't seem to find the right woman.
It turns out our own devotion to liberty and international law only goes so far when somebody's profits and dividends and executive compensation are put at risk. Talk is cheap, but patriotism is expensive, as it turns out.
From making her first million before age thirty, to heading an equity research firm, and now a regular contributor at Forbes with appearances on CNBC and Bloomberg, Li is making waves.