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  • Investing Without Wall Street by Sheldon Jacobs

    How do you grow your wealth? The author offers ideas in his new book and explains how a stock market index may help you achieve your financial goals.

  • Piloting Strategy

    When implementing a new plan, this author says "it’s the messy, rebuilding period that takes an organization from the old reality to new."

  • 'Useless' Degree, Awesome Job Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 4:16 PM ET
    Summer is here, and along with high temperatures, shorts and flip-flops, another seasonal phenomenon is taking place — college students are graduating, and they’re taking their newly minted degrees into the real world in the hopes of landing a job. But what are their chances of finding work in their fields, or even finding jobs that don’t require them to ask if you want fries with that?Job seekers between ages 16 to 24 who are not enrolled in school and have attained a bachelor’s degree or highe

    Recent graduates with arts degrees face a jobless rate of 11.1 percent. With numbers like that, the degree probably seems useless. But many people have gone on to great success after earning “useless” degrees.

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    Companies like MassMutual have a special responsibility in helping all Americans confront the reality of the current situation, and understand what they need to do, writes the company's CEO.

  • The Lost Bank by Kirsten Grind

    During the frenzied days of September 2008, as the U.S. financial system teetered on the brink of collapse, the government chose winners and losers. Washington Mutual, the country’s largest savings and loan bank, fell into the latter camp.  The author of "The Lost Bank" has the story of the biggest bank failure in American history.

  • 5 Counterintuitive Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 10:38 AM ET
    Breakthrough Branding: How Smart Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs Transform a Small Idea into a Big Brand

    Want to be successful? Then try doing the opposite says this author.

  • What a Headhunter Can and Can't Do for You Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 4:33 PM ET
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    The author and owner of an executive search firm writes of what you need to know if you're looking for a job - or looking to fill a job.

  • Want to Get Ahead? ‘Do Nothing’ Says Author Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 11:10 AM ET
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    The author says leadership doesn't have to be so hard, in fact he says, if you're doing your job correctly you can muddle and stumble your way into wonderful outcomes.

  • Heretics Wanted to Save This Economy: Author Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 10:47 AM ET
    The Best in Us: People, Profit, and the Remaking of Modern Leadership by Cleve Stevens

    The fact is, we must rethink our understanding of business, the organization, and how we lead both, the author says.

  • How to Get to the Top…and Stay There Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 3:52 AM ET
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    I have always been intrigued by what sets top performers and leaders aside from those who don’t make it to the top. More recently, I’ve become especially interested in what enables them to stay at the top when they get there. Sustainability and longevity as a leader, in particular, has never been in more jeopardy.

  • Five Signs You May Get Laid Off Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 2:36 PM ET
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    CNBC.com spoke with human resource experts to find out the five tell-tale signs that you may need to update your resume.

  • Broken Markets

    The authors write in their new book why trust and confidence in the stock market has been shattered in the past few years.

  • Post Wall Street Jobs Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 4:56 PM ET
    On March 14, a 12-year veteran of Goldman Sachs named Greg Smith quit his job. When he did, he took the extra step of submitting  to The New York Times that detailed his reasons. Titled “Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs,” the article pulled no punches in its description of the company’s environment as “toxic and destructive.”Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Officer Lloyd C. Blankfein  and Chief Operating Officer Gary D. Cohn responded via  which said that “the assertions made by this individual… do n

    Many people have left careers in finance and found fulfillment with others, and many say their background gave them an edge in a new venture.

  • Collaboration Nation by Mary Scott Nabers

    The Great Recession has changed forever the way government will operate in the future. School districts, public colleges and state agencies are launching all types of revenue-generating initiatives. Public officials are increasingly reaching out to private sector partners for capital, expertise and professional services - but should they?

  • How to Say ‘No’ to Your Boss Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 10:47 AM ET
    Conversation Transformation by Ben E. Benjamin, PH.D., Amy Yeager, and Anita Simon, ED.D.

    The author of "Conversation Transformation" offers some tips on how to stand firm - even when you have that sinking feeling.

  • Have a Bad Boss? Treat Him Like a Toddler Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 1:58 PM ET
    Horrible Boss

    Bad bosses are a lot like toddlers — from the tantrums to being demanding, stubborn and self-centered. One workplace experts suggests the best way to deal with them is treating them like a toddler. And no, that doesn't mean giving them a time out. You know what? Just for thinking that, give yourself a time out! Then, when you're ready to listen, read these tips.

  • Doing Good Is Good for the Bottom Line: New Book Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 9:29 AM ET
    Good Works

    What the world needs now, says this author is more great cause marketing.

  • America's War Hero - Free Enterprise Monday, 4 Jun 2012 | 11:01 AM ET
    Freedom's Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II by Arthur Herman

    By the time of Pearl Harbor, America’s war production effort was approaching that of Hitler’s Germany. By the end of 1943 it was bigger than that of Germany, Britain, and the Soviet Union combined. This book tells the story of how American business produced the victory.

  • How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things, by Neil Smith

    When a company is among the best in its sector, it becomes harder to detect potential flaws – not because of complacency but because processes and systems appear to be working well.

  • Catastrophic Jobs Report for Obama Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | 5:48 PM ET
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    May's jobs report is a devastating number for the American economy, and a catastrophic number for Obama’s re-election hopes. All momentum on jobs and the economy has evaporated.

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