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The Brutality of Reality

Soren Petersen | Posted 07.17.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

A startup is about daring market and technology positioning followed by exquisite execution. Since even a bat can position itself, the part of the game one can control becomes all about the execution. Founders agree that design is the key to successful execution, and they proclaim that design contributed more than 70 percent to their success.

Charleston, South Carolina Outpaces the Nation in Tech Growth

Lisa Chau | Posted 07.14.2016 | Business
Lisa Chau

In April, I was invited to speak in Charleston's third annual DIG SOUTH -- the Southeast's first and foremost event celebrating the digital economy with over 200 presenters from companies such as Google, Instagram, Twitter, TechCrunch, BuzzFeed, and Inc.

4 Investments Millennials Like -- But Baby Boomers Don't

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.15.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

For now and the near future, baby boomers and millennials alike will command marketers' attention because of their size and buying power. It'll be interesting to see where the world goes as these demographic shifts play out and markets respond, yielding new investment opportunities.

Has the Chinese Market Finished "Correcting"?

Michael Farr | Posted 07.13.2016 | Business
Michael Farr

All things considered, the major equity markets of the world have been fairly orderly for the past year and a half. That is, all except the Chinese market.

The Color of Money: PowerMoves.NOLA Innovates How Investors And Minorities Connect

Zandile Blay | Posted 07.13.2016 | Business
Zandile Blay

The lights dimmed. The crowd settled. The room fell silent with anticipation. It may have been day one of ESSENCE Festival, but this audience of young men and women were not here for Usher or Kendrick or Mary.

Jonathan Cohn

Hillary To Jeb Bush: The Problem Is CEOs, Not Their Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics

Jeb Bush got a lot of attention last week when he suggested that Americans who want higher living standards need to work harder. During a speech o...

6 Ways a Financial Adviser Can Help You

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 07.09.2016 | Business
PaladinRegistry.com

Many may view the role of a financial adviser as one who has unique insights into the market to give their clients an advantage. However, that belief is far from the truth.

Climate Change: Identifying Future Makers And Future Takers

David W. Richardson, CFA | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
David W. Richardson, CFA

It is important that one of the world's largest investment consultants has leapt into the debate on climate change and its effects on investment portfolios with reasoned analysis and actionable recommendations.

A Strategic Opportunity to Advance U.S.-Vietnam Relations

Antony Blinken | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Antony Blinken

This week, the United States and Vietnam will open a new chapter in our history as General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong travels to Washington, the first visit by Vietnam's Communist Party General Secretary to the U.S. since our two nations established relations 20 years ago.

Diminished Capacity and the Fiduciary Standard

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 07.02.2016 | Business
PaladinRegistry.com

Sometimes inaction is the right action (the fiduciary standard) when faced with an elderly prospect that presents signs of diminished capacity.

IPO for All or How to Create Your Own Currency

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 06.23.2016 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Okay, let me state upfront that I am completely biased when it comes to running a compelling business: for I believe if you happen to live in the 21st century, your company's stock should be worth money, and you should be able to turn around and sell it.

Riding a Growth Wave

Michael Farr | Posted 06.25.2016 | Business
Michael Farr

It is still early days for the American newfound interest in health and wellness, but as organics only make up 5 percent of total food sales I think the industry has a long runway of growth ahead.

How Investment Adviser Fees Add Up

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 06.24.2016 | Business
PaladinRegistry.com

In the pursuit of an investment adviser or investment manager one of the most important (and unfortunately complicated) pieces of information to obtain is their complete fee structure.

5 Investing Fees Beginners Forget About

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

As a new investor, you are probably keen on making money when allocating your funds in an investment account, like a mutual fund, 401(k) or directly in the stock market. However, what is often forgotten is that, like any other financial service, there are likely fees to contend with at every corner.

Germany's Leadership Role in Advancing Economic Freedom: Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.19.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

The topics of strengthening the transatlantic partnership and advancing economic freedom were brought to the forefront, when we gathered in Brussels at a dinner event of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in December 2014.

7 Best Stock Brokers for Online Trading

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.19.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

Technological advances in financial and investment tools give investors a myriad of options, including online trading. Online trading accounts can benefit many types of investors, from the beginner who needs assistance getting an investment plan started to the knowledgeable investor who can use the online trading tools to pursue an investment strategy.

The Best Investment Advice From Buffett and 11 Other Investors

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.16.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

It's time to hop back in and investing there. We've rounded up the best investment advice from the people you should trust most -- renowned expert investors from Warren Buffett to Carl Icahn who have made millions (some, billions) by investing.

The INDEX: Award and Why It Matters for Innovation

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.11.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

The INDEX: Award inspires designers and business leaders to pursue breakthrough innovations for some of the world's major challenges. However, is the INDEX: Award selection process conducive to identifying breakthrough innovations that will make their way toward successful implementation?

Be Focused on Fees!

Bob Stammers | Posted 06.04.2016 | Business
Bob Stammers

Over the past few years, many investors have been quite happy with the returns received on their investments - especially those who decided to stay the course and not sell off their equities. However, we all know that past performance is not a guide to future performance.

Innovation and Investment Needed to Change How the Developing World Cooks

Radha Muthiah | Posted 06.04.2016 | Business
Radha Muthiah

New technological advancements are helping to drive innovation in the clean cooking movement. And new investments from the private sector are raising awareness and helping to catalyze a thriving global market.

INDEX: AWARD -- Funding International Award Winning Design Startups

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.31.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

Design awards are the design profession's "stamp of approval" for a wide range of new and classic design related offerings. There are hundreds of design awards, each with its own distinct focus and selection criteria such as business, impact and culture.

Why African Diasporans Should Be Engaged in Africa's Prosperity

Amini Kajunju | Posted 05.27.2016 | Impact
Amini Kajunju

Worldwide, there are nearly 170 million Africans in the diaspora. With enormous progress taking root across the continent, Africans in the diaspora are uniquely positioned to contribute to boosting the economic growth and prosperity in Africa.

Irrational Exuberance?

Michael Farr | Posted 05.21.2016 | Business
Michael Farr

I've stated repeatedly that a massive amount of stimulus has been required to generate GDP growth of just 2.0%-2.5% annually since the end of the Great Recession (June 2009). We have further said that the removal or reversal of some of these stimulants will be a tough hurdle for the economy to overcome.

How to Scale Energy Efficiency Initiatives

Otto von Troschke | Posted 05.22.2016 | Green
Otto von Troschke

Energy supply is inevitably linked to this challenge. Energy and its appropriate availability to all people can boost economic development and human well-being (e.g. cooking, heating, cooling, lighting, transportation). But it could also worsen the adverse impacts such as climate change, air pollution, and regional disparities.

'Positive Shrinkage' and the Meaning of Life

J. L. Morin | Posted 05.21.2016 | Business
J. L. Morin

These are stories that need to be told about people who have rejected the complicity of their high-flying 'system careers' and switched to unprecedented self-reliance.