Category: Personal Business

Start Persuading Your Audience Before the Presentation

Start Persuading Your Audience Before the Presentation

Your presentation doesn’t start when you enter the room; it starts the moment you’ve committed to speak. If you take advantage of opportunities to reinforce your message before you take the stage, you’re much...

Closing the Chore Gap

Closing the Chore Gap

The so-called Second-Shift isn’t just a figment of the imagination of working women irritated that they have to nag their husbands to do their fair share of the chores. A new study by the...

Run — Don’t Walk — To Read This Wickedly Funny Article About Blurbs!

Run — Don’t Walk — To Read This Wickedly Funny Article About Blurbs!

Author Gary Shteyngart has written three award-winning novels. He’s widely considered one of America’s smartest and most inventive authors. He teaches writing at Columbia University. But the place you’re most likely to come across...

Diesel Jeans Mogul Renzo Rosso Joins Ranks Of Forbes Billionaires

Diesel Jeans Mogul Renzo Rosso Joins Ranks Of Forbes Billionaires

      Blue jeans may be an American invention, but 57-year-old Italian entrepreneur Renzo Rosso has built a global empire by turning jeans into high-end fashion.  In turn, he’s earned a spot on...

Uncle Sam Wants You To Design His Next Fighting Vehicle

Uncle Sam Wants You To Design His Next Fighting Vehicle

      The United States Department of Defense wants members of the public to unleash their inner Tony Stark and help design a new amphibious infantry vehicle. And they’ll pay you a million...

Americans Replace Student Loan Bills With Tax Bills

Americans Replace Student Loan Bills With Tax Bills

  Wipe our Debt (Photo credit: Images_of_Money) Americans now owe an astonishing $956 billion in student loan debt. The rate of student loan debt outpaced inflation last year – and keeps climbing. I should...

Merck Niacin Drug Failure Could Have Broad Repercussions

Merck Niacin Drug Failure Could Have Broad Repercussions

    Merck’s niacin-containing  cholesterol drug, sold under the brand name Tredaptive in Europe but still considered experimental here in the U.S., failed to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and heart procedures in a large...

Billionaire Leon Black’s Big 2012 Private Equity Stock Comeback

Billionaire Leon Black’s Big 2012 Private Equity Stock Comeback

    In March 2009, Leon Black’s Apollo Global Management conducted its long-awaited initial public offering. The IPO priced at $19 a share, raising $565 million, and the stock promptly sunk. It dropped on...

IntercontinentalExchange Finally Wins NYSE Euronext For $8.2 Billion

IntercontinentalExchange Finally Wins NYSE Euronext For $8.2 Billion

      IntercontinentalExchange, a collection of over-the-counter and options markets, will buy NYSE Euronext for $8.2 billion in a cash-and-stock deal. ICE will pay $33.12 a share, a 37% premium over yesterday’s closing...

Meet The Madoff Victims That Profited From Their Investment

Meet The Madoff Victims That Profited From Their Investment

  It could be likened to the legal version of winning the lottery – a group of investors in Bernard Madoff’s $65 billion Ponzi scheme, once on the brink of having their $141 million...