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  • Changing the Way Kids Learn Friday, 18 Nov 2011 | 5:14 PM ET
    Education

    For the first time in roughly a century — since the transition from the one-room schoolhouse to the classroom- and age-based school — a dramatic change in the basic way we structure our educational system is afoot.

  • Higher Ambition

    A new book details what it really takes to be a good leader in today's world including asking, "Does your CEO pass the kitchen test?"

  • New Careers After 40 Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 3:27 PM ET
    Life may begin at 40, but job searches that begin at that age can be discouraging. After all, it’s not the job market that it used to be. Entire professions are disappearing, and the labor market is flooded with unmarried, childless, eager young applicants whose salary requirements are generally lower.Despite this grim scenario, older workers shouldn’t despair. They bring such hard-won assets as experience and discipline to the table, and the people doing the hiring know it. “Savvy employers are

    CNBC.com spoke with experts in tech, human resources, and finance to determine which professions are best for workers over 40.

  • To Create Jobs, Help Entrepreneurs: Steve Case Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 1:16 PM ET

    Help the entrepreneurs and you'll get more than new products — you'll get thousands of new jobs, AOL  co-founder Steve Case told CNBC.

  • Three Things to Do When You Have Your Perry "Oops" Moment Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 11:01 AM ET
    Rick Perry speaks at the CNBC Republican Debate.

    How should you respond when suddenly, mid-sentence, your mind goes blank and you have your own Perry "Oops" moment? Here are three tips.

  • President Obama has come out with his proposal to expand income-based repayment and permit consolidation of FFELP and Direct Loans.

  • Best Books for the Holidays 2011 Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 12:48 PM ET

    Each year I'm asked to put together a list best books for our CNBC Consumer Nation Holiday Central Special. This year, readers of all ages and genres were blessed with many choices.

  • New Book: ‘A Manager's Guide to Virtual Teams’ Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 11:37 AM ET
    Yael Zofi | A Manager's Guide to Virtual Teams

    As virtual work arrangements replace traditional work situations how can you best manage your staff? This author offers up a plan.

  • Best Books for the Holidays 2011 Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 11:34 AM ET
    This holiday season there’s a book for every reader on your list. Some must-haves include biographies of the royals (those with blue blood and those who ruled their corporate empires), books that will forever change the way you think about money (hint: being super-rich isn’t what it used to be), books that inspired this season’s most-anticipated movies, and a book that will really make you think about how you think. Click ahead to see the best books of the holiday season.

    This holiday season there's a book for every reader on your list. Check out the best books of the holiday season.

  • The Top 10 Reasons Leaders Fail Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 10:46 AM ET
    by Jack Stark, PhD

    "Everyone has flaws. They key to success and to being a great leader is to not have too many flaws and especially to not have a fatal flaw. What is a fatal flaw? Think Madoff, Enron, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, John Edwards and others. The cause of the “fatal flaws” is twofold – one moral and the other psychological," writes the author.

  • Reaping Big Cost Savings With Reverse Auctions Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 1:08 PM ET

    Companies big and small are embracing the model to gain leverage over  suppliers of all kinds of services, goods and materials.   

  • Startup Weekend

    More than 35,000 entrepreneurs around the world have gone through the Startup Weekend program since 2009. Now the co-founders are sharing their best practices in a new book of how in 54 hours entrepreneurs can go from pitching their ideas to creating a new business.

  • What's Killing the American Entrepreneur? Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 1:57 PM ET
    Entrepreneurial DNA

    The author writes that in his work, "studying the traits of thousands of entrepreneurs, I found that the leading cause of frustration and failure in the self-employed community is the one-size-fits-all approach to entrepreneurship."

  • How Joe Paterno Should Have Gone Out Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 9:59 AM ET
    Joe Paterno

    On Wednesday, just hours before the Penn State Board of Trustees voted to fire him, longtime Penn State football coach Joe Paterno had one last chance to save his legacy.

  • Want To Be An Entrepreneur? Go To School Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 9:29 AM ET

    In a bid to take control of their own careers and avoid joining the unemployment line, college students are flocking to entrepreneurial programs — and schools are rushing to serve their needs.

  • Welfare Reform Targets Workers’ Hours Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 3:49 AM ET

    Workers claiming state help with childcare and housing costs will be expected to seek longer hours, or risk sanctions that could include loss of benefits or a requirement to undergo training, in a radical shift in Britain’s welfare system, the Financial Times reports.

  • Johnny Depp

    When it comes to making money, celebrities are deeply abnormal. Their enormous salaries make them outliers in the American economy, on a pay grade above most chief executive officers, surgeons, and lawyers—the professions that typically come to mind when we think of the wealthy.

  • Restoring Trust in Government and in the Workplace Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 11:00 AM ET
    The Decision to Trust

    Everyday there are new headlines confirming the dangerously low levels of trust that exist today. From government leaders to business scandals, this author asks, is any person or institution trustworthy anymore?

  • CEO Blog: When You're Leading - It's Not About You Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 10:37 AM ET

    Consider it one of the many paradoxes of leadership: It starts with the leader, but it’s never about the leader. Although leaders in business, politics, and other arenas shoulder tremendous responsibility, the focus can never be on them. They are stewards--servants, really--of a greater whole known as the community, the nation, the organization. That doesn’t make the job any easier, of course; in fact, it makes it all the more complex.

  • Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts

    Among the many sports management institutions, The University of Massachusetts is making a heck of a run to be known as the best program in the land. A donation from the family of the late IMG founder Mark H. McCormack not only has armed the school with McCormack's collection of over 1,500 boxes of contracts and notes, but has also endowed an Executive-in-Residence program.

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