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Here are the formulas and turns of phrase the experts use to determine what your work is worth.

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Forget creepy exes. Headhunters are snooping your social media accounts, too.

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The tough times are tuition we pay for what we need to know to succeed.

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In Franchise Players, Entrepreneur typically highlights successful franchisees. Here's one franchisee who failed – and what he has learned.

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The Internet retailer and its fast-growing local rivals are driving a boom in property leasing in India as their storage needs rise.

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Taking advantage of the resources and mentors available can help you overcome the hurdles to financing your startup.

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The 'Accountant to the Stars' had a big impact on me with just a few words.

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Stereotypes can inadvertently prompt you to ignore important customer segments -- consumers who could become your top buyers.

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Charts are undeniably powerful tools for communication but with great power comes great responsibility.

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While rapid growth is a great problem for an entrepreneur to have, your cramped quarters don't do much for your team dynamic or company culture.

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While every company's challenges are unique, there are a few things all leaders can do to ensure they see bigger wins in the upcoming year.

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Employers want to be available and prepared when the talent is ready.

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By learning the PR lingo, you can pitch outlets more effectively.

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Business leaders who want to reach the greatest triumphs share a common love of this essential trait.

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Consolidation in the online booking industry continues.

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Evaluating and adjusting your AdWords campaign is the key to achieving it full promise.

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An executive reflects on his attempt to find an equilibrium between home and the entrepreneurial drive.

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The pilloried comedian has continued performing despite numerous allegations of sexual abuse.

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When it comes to recognizing employees, do it right. Fairness and consistency matter.

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Ellen Gordon, 83, will succeed her 95-year-old husband, Melvin, who was the oldest CEO of any company listed on the New York Stock Exchange or the Nasdaq Stock Market.

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We're in the early stages of a data-science revolution, he says.

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Food, fashion and film from the nineties are roaring back into our cultural consciousness.

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Instead, focus your efforts on protecting yourself with these seven strategies.

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As an entrepreneur, it often seems like the only constants in life are the challenges standing between you and your goals.

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One of the quickest ways to kill your credibility and your startup is to offer a poorly written business plan, or none at all.

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These are the design styles that'll make it impossible to look away.

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Startups take to the cloud naturally but large, established companies are making the move methodically.

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The prolific author is offering one reader a trip to an undisclosed location and the chance to read one of his books in 24 hours -- or else.

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If you're thinking of introducing video onto your webpage, read this first.

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In the last four years, changes in Hong Kong's and Singapore's startup scenes have created opportunities -- and China's consumer market is evolving, too.

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:09:00 -0600

Just a few minutes ago, Rihanna released a new song on her website, with absolutely no warning. As if being the first bit of new music from one of the world's biggest pop stars wasn't enough to get people to listen, "Four Five Seconds" features two of the biggest names [...]

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 23:28:00 -0600

The ultimate soldier, chosen because his dedication and loyalty and will power make him one of a kind. He has something greater than fearlessness -- he has courage to act even in the face of the worst of fears and greatest of challenges. Green Lantern is a science fiction superhero [...]

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 19:51:00 -0600

Dear Liz, What are the rules or ethics around committing to stay at a job for a certain length of time? I was the Development Director of a large not-for-profit that closed its doors in 2014 in the middle of a political struggle that was horrendous to live through. I took two [...]

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:44:00 -0600

When I write a column like this one about awful corporate practices, gazillions of people write to us to say "Yeah, you nailed it. They do all that evil stuff at my job." If you work in a place where they don't get you and the work isn't fun, there is [...]

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:04:00 -0600

In the first installment of this interview series with Doors drummer John Densmore, we covered Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek, Densmore’s late former band mates, and what it was like from the drummer’s throne playing to wild-eyed fans. Here, Densmore discusses how to make it in the music business, the [...]

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:42:00 -0600

Box CEO Aaron Levie is craving a slice of pizza. After ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange with his cofounders and making the rounds to discuss his company's first day of trading, Levie's earned an IPO snack, but won't have time to get it. For today, he's the toast of [...]

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In communication theory, novelty is important. If you want people to pay attention to your idea, it’s critical to do something unexpected, surprising and new.

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Looking for new methods of increasing employee performance abounds every industry. According to a recent study published by TINYpulse, “organizations that don’t invest in their employees and engagement overall are just asking to be outmaneuvered by their savvier, more progressive counterparts.” Additionally, companies with highly engaged employees demonstrate a 3-year revenue growth of 20.1%, compared to the 8.9% average of their industry peers (source: Businessweek). TINYpulse cited three gaps that lead to employee turnover:

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:00:00 -0600

I’ve been hearing since before Christmas about Project Chrome, the code name for what has been touted to me as the biggest reorganization in IBM history. Well, Project Chrome is finally upon us, triggered I suppose by this week’s announcement of an 11th consecutive quarter of declining revenue for IBM. [...]

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:38:00 -0600

If the Silk Road case were a movie, you might not believe all the twists. Here are some of the more bizarre aspects of the case against Ross Ulbricht, its alleged mastermind.

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Chaldean Business Leaders Debate The Economic Bailout
By joe acho :: Thursday, October 2, 2008 :: 12106 Views :: Article Rating :: Business & Finance

The economic explosion continues to ripple throughout the country.  Calls for taxpayers to bailout private companies for fear of an economic downturn plays on every network and old guard paper media outfits.  “You only seem to get the real news from talk radio and the Internet,” says Bashar Jarbow.  “You can’t trust the TV networks or newspapers anymore.”

Jarbow has good cause to be disillusioned.  However, hidden in some news pages were weak warnings of the looming economic crisis.  Fadi Faraj of Chicago, Illinois e-mails an archived article in the New York Times back Business Page titled, Fannie Mae Eases Credit To Aid Mortgage Lending. 

Faraj, highlights the intense pressure from the Clinton Administration to force mortgage loans to low and moderate income people.   Congressional leaders arm twisted private banks to make more subprime loans to borrowers whose incomes, credit ratings and savings are not good enough to qualify for conventional loans.

“The corruption and cover-up of a backdoor housing welfare program has hurt our nation more than any terrorist attack.  We have been bombed by greedy politicians and crooked bankers in bed with congress,” says Chaldean business leader Imad Jeddou.  “This will cost every American above the age of 18 nearly half-a million in debt that they will have to carry to his children and grandchildren.  If all those who vote for this bill are not voted out of office, America is on the path to becoming a weak European socialist society.”

Jeddou is not alone in calling on congress to stop their reckless spending.  Jeddou says that the bailout would permanently price out of the housing market all those responsible Americans who have been patiently saving to buy a house that they can actually afford.  The current housing correction is necessary to remedy the historic run up in housing prices over the past decade. By bailing out the housing market, the government will prevent housing prices from returning to affordable levels, thereby ensuring that renters will not be able to buy a home and current homeowners will not be able to upgrade.

Jeddou is frustrated over the government bailout of the housing market and says, “it’s both fiscally and morally irresponsible;  it is an unfair subsidy being paid to the wealthy (bankers), the greedy (mortgage brokers, flippers, and yes some homeowners), and the irresponsible (some homeowners), with little or no benefit to those paying the bill (taxpayers).  Why should responsible Americans be forced to pay for the mistakes of others?”

Jenna Yakou disagrees.  The Chaldean broker says, “It was irresponsible politicians forcing banks to lend to undeserving homeowners.  We get that now, but many responsible Americans will be affected by a poor economy