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  • Team Turnarounds by Joe Frontiera and Daniel Leidl

    Whether you're the coach of an NFL team or a CEO of a Fortune 500 - the authors of "Team Turnarounds" show how any team can ascend to the top.

  • Seven Things You're Doing Wrong on LinkedIn Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 9:34 AM ET

    Most professionals use the social networking site—but one expert says many make lots of mistakes, INC reports. Here's how to boost your career and business the right way.

  • The Best Way to Explain Anything Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 1:46 PM ET

    Let's say you're explaining something complicated, like the brain, to someone like me, whom you suspect may not have one.

  • Wall Street is rude, it’s crude and it will eat you alive. So interviewing for a job is no different. You may be asked questions like, “How many tennis balls could you fit in this room?” or “If I told you you could have the job if you let me sleep with your girlfriend—would you accept?” You’d better have an answer—and it had better not be “I don’t know!”

  • Wall Street's Secret Weapon for Getting an Edge Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 2:48 PM ET

    Traders on Wall Street are always looking for how to get an edge and pull ahead especially in this catch-a-falling knife market. The latest secret weapon isn’t some complex trade or computer algorithm, it’s something more primal — testosterone.

  • Unclog Your Thinking: Ask Questions, Fix Toilets Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 9:47 AM ET

    My greatest strength as a consultant," said management guru Peter Drucker, "is to be ignorant and ask a few questions."

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    Pay raises are getting smaller, but consumer prices continue to rise. If the trend in shrinking worker pay raises continues, it could mean stalled consumer spending and a halt to economic growth, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Guys, Would You Stress Over a Millionaire Wife? Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 3:32 PM ET

    A new study says women who are the main breadwinners in their households feel more tension in their relationship those who make less than their man.

  • Hiring Now: Welders Wanted, Women Welcome Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 11:09 AM ET

    While millions across the country struggle to find a job, a small but growing number of women are turning to manufacturing and welding jobs for a paycheck.

  • New Careers: Where Tragedy Became Triumph Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 4:39 PM ET
    In March 1999, Aedene Arthur’s son Aaron was killed in an avalanche while hiking Turnagain Pass outside of Anchorage, Alaska. This led her to become versed in avalanche safety and, eventually, to found As the name implies, the business specializes in emergency survival equipment. It sells kits for use in the home, office or vehicle. Apart from providing Arthur with her livelihood, the business also helps her feel like she’s providing a needed service.“I like the sound of selling survival and eme

    CNBC.com presents a list of people who survived tragedies and responded by creating new careers and businesses. These new ventures helped them cope and inspired others.

  • Just to Be Safe, Retire at 70: Study Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 2:04 PM ET

    Retirement experts say that even those hit by the Great Recession can retire comfortably if they are willing to work a few years longer than expected.

  • HR Staffs, Recruiters Overlook Qualified Job Seekers Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 11:31 AM ET
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    Despite the high unemployment rate, many businesses have struggled to find qualified candidates for an abundance of high-skill jobs in technology,  USA Today reports. Is it a skills gap — or a communications gap — that's contributing to sluggish job growth?

  • Want to Work With a Superhero? Could Be Annoying Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 2:25 PM ET

    What would it be like to work with a superhero — Super awesome, right? Actually, it could be pretty annoying.

  • From Woman to Girl, an Introduction to Finance Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 3:06 PM ET
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    At some of the country's elite private schools, top financial managers teach their trade to young women.

  • A Mother’s Tips: How to Raise a Thiel Fellow Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 1:27 PM ET

    Lisa Nalbone, mother of Thiel Fellow Dale Stephens, shares childrearing advice.

  • America's Highest Paying Jobs 2012 Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 9:39 AM ET
    Average Salary: $112,160Current Employment: 272,320Pharmacists are not only responsible for dispensing prescription drugs, but also provide patients with information about the drugs, their potential side effects, and how to correctly use them. Pharmacists are required to have a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), a 4-year professional degree. They also must be licensed, which requires passing two exams.The highest paid pharmacists in the country are found in the sparsely populated states of Alaska ($

    A salary is among the most compelling factors for individuals deciding on a career path, a degree or even where to live, since some areas pay higher salaries for the same position.

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    In these tough economic times, if you want a job, you've got to be a little creative - perhaps even a little crazy says this author.

  • A Mother’s Take on the Thiel Fellowship Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 2:19 PM ET
    Thiel Fellow Dale Stephens pictured with his mother LisaNalbone during a family vacation to Alaska.

    Lisa Nalbone reflects on her visit to the Thiel Fellows Retreat and on the messages and mindset the fellowship conveyed to their aspiring entrepreneurs.

  • Raising A Visionary: Christopher Olah Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 11:52 AM ET
    Frances Zomer, mother of Thiel Fellow Chris Olah.

    Frances Zomer reflects on how her son dealt with adversity before winning a $100,000 fellowship.

  • Think Six Figures Makes You Successful? Not Anymore Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 2:12 PM ET

    Since the magical shoulder-pad wearing, “Greed is good” era of the 1980s, Americans have considered six-figure salaries a sign of success. But in this era of Justin Bieber and saggy pants, six figures just doesn't cut it anymore.

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