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  • Calculating Realistic Returns for Your Retirement Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | 10:01 AM ET
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    Figuring out how much you'll need to retire — or how much you can expect to earn on your retirement dollars — isn't as simple as plugging numbers into an online calculator.

  • Too Good to Be True: Self-Employment Scams Friday, 17 Feb 2012 | 3:47 PM ET
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    If you’ve scoured the classified ads, you’ve seen listings offering big money to the self-employed. Be your own boss and earn a fortune while clad in a bathrobe and flip-flops! Unfortunately, these ads often target people without jobs, and if they take the bait, they become trapped in a self-employment scam.

  • Unconventional Leadership Lessons From Jeremy Lin Friday, 17 Feb 2012 | 12:31 PM ET
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    How can several multi-million dollar basketball teams overlook Jeremy Lin, a dormant star player who was on their own teams? Unfortunately, conventional wisdom and thinking routinely prevent managers from finding, hiring and/or utilizing star players at companies around the world.

  • What to Do When You Can't Afford to Have a Bad Day Friday, 17 Feb 2012 | 10:59 AM ET
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    Every day—even if you work at home—you present yourself. The minute you pick up the phone and say "Hello," that's a presentation. And what you're presenting, always, is your attitude, which others experience as positive energy, negative energy, or no energy.

  • Paul: Unlocking America's Factories Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 3:02 PM ET
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    Master Lock, which is getting a visit by President Obama, recently brought back 100 jobs from China. Is it possible that factory work is back after a decade of decline? Don't hold you breath, says the executive director of the Alliance for American Manufacturing.

  • CEO Blog: Are Future Generations Missing Critical Skills? Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 11:46 AM ET
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    We live in a world where our kids can find anything about everything on the internet. This generation knows more about technology than most of their parents. So, why is it that they can know so much, communicate so quickly and also be “connected” 24 hours a day, but they still don’t know the basics about money?

  • Student Loan Crisis Busts Savings Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 3:42 PM ET
    Jerry Lewis

    Parents who borrow money to pay for their children's college education are exacerbating a growing student loan crisis.

  • Who's in the Room? - Bob Frisch

    The new book, "Who’s In the Room?", offers one of the first indepth looks at how decision making actually occurs within Senior Management Teams and how it breaks down.

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    It is true that there are some major differences between startups and established, public companies, but which type of organization is better is a personal preference. Before making your next career move here are 12 things you should consider.

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    No matter one’s perspective, we are unable to consider current market conditions vibrant or robust.

  • The Five Myths of Private Equity Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 12:04 PM ET
    Economic Warfare - Ziad K. Abdelnour

    As venture capital and private equity continue to make news headlines, some entrepreneurs may find it challenging to distinguish fact from fiction.

  • 10 Industries That Are Bouncing Back Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 5:03 PM ET
    In January, 243,000 new private-sector jobs were created, bringing the unemployment rate to 8.3 percent. While these numbers aren’t exactly cause to pop the champagne corks just yet, they do offer evidence that the worst of the recession may be behind us, and better times may lie ahead.People returning to the workforce are unlikely to see the same job market that they knew before the recession. Some industries were hit harder than others, and while some jobs will make a return engagement in the

    It’s impossible to say what a fully recovered U.S. economy will look like, or how long it will take to get there. However, some sectors have begun to hire again.

  • Charfen: Hitting Bottom and Starting Over Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 11:21 AM ET
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    Everyone who has ever accomplished anything of note has experienced failure, probably more than once or twice. Failure is always a real possibility when you step out to do something great....but how do you rebuild from total failure?

  • Scott: Can Being Bored Make You More Successful? Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 10:52 AM ET
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    Many people associate boredom with unhappiness or laziness. We go to great lengths to avoid the possibility of being stuck with no distractions. But boredom actually holds the secret to something we all want: contentment, personal growth, and perhaps even professional success.

  • Sharpen Your Heels by Mrs. Moneypenny with Heather McGregor

    Is it possible for a woman to have it all - a great career and a fabulous family? Mrs. Moneypenny says your dreams of having it all, may be "severely deluded."

  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady with New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning

    On and off the field, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has all the markings of a perfect endorser. He's a winner, he's got the crossover good looks and plenty of confidence. Eli Manning? Winner, sure. But beyond that the younger Manning doesn't exactly compete with Brady for national attention in the advertising world.

  • ‘Scorecasting': Defense Ain't For Winners Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 11:28 AM ET
    Scorecasting by Tobias J. Moskowitz and L. Jon Wertheim

    In their “Freakonomics for sports” book, "Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won," the authors challenge conventional wisdom including the long-held belief that defense truly wins championships.

  • All Business Is Local by John A. Quelch and Katherine E. Jocz

    Building on the theme that “all politics is local,” marketing experts John A. Quelch and Katherine E. Jocz explore how dozens of international companies are using a local-focused strategy and turning global brands into leading local brands.

  • What to Do When Your Boss Hates You Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 9:21 AM ET
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    You love your job, you're trying your best, but your boss still hates you.

  • The Challenger Sale - Matthew Dixon and Brent Adamson

    There is a very good chance that if you work in B2B sales, your company stresses building relationships with customers to help boost your numbers. “The Challenger Sale,” explains why this traditional approach no longer works in the world of sophisticated and risk-averse B2B customers.

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