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Update on Clayton Christensen’s theory of disruption

Clayton Christensen’s book The Innovators Dilemma, originally published in 1997, changed my understanding of innovation, the evolution of value chains and gave me a theory of disruption that has served me...

Should I File Bankruptcy? If I Do, Should I Feel Guilty?

Shutterstock By Stacy JohnsonI get a lot of questions about the best way to get out of debt, but few about the morality of different choices. Here's a reader email that addresses the issue. My name is Jodi. I currently owe about $20,000 in credit card debt. Show More Summary

Should You Pay to Make Mobile Deposits with Your Smartphone?

Getty Images By Robert McGarveyThe money question is blunt: should you pay -- will you pay -- to make deposits with your smartphone by clicking a picture? Know this: Some banks charge for mobile deposit, typically at 50 cents a deposited item, sometimes more.It may be free at your bank. Show More Summary

Help! I Was Sold a Bad Home. Now What?

Getty Images By Geoff WilliamsSometimes all the safeguards the real estate industry has put in place to help prevent buyer's remorse after purchasing a house still don't work.The process takes time for a reason, and you aren't getting a home inspection for the fun of it. Show More Summary

Top 5 Stores for the Best Black Friday Deals Online in 2015

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images By Donna DoyleAlmost every major retailer has unveiled their Black Friday ad by now, and even a week out, some of our predictions have been blown out of the water by lower prices. Many will definitely qualify for the coveted coveted Editors' Choice nod. Show More Summary

How Much Will Your Medicare Part B Premiums Cost in 2016?

Getty Images By Kimberly LankfordQ. How much will I have to pay each month for Medicare Part B in 2016? Will there be a huge jump in premiums, as originally predicted?A. Medicare beneficiaries who have Part B premiums withheld from their Social Security checks -- about 70 percent of beneficiaries -- will continue to pay $104.90 a month for Part B. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

Seek out that particular mental attitude which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, "This is the real me," and when you have found that attitude, follow it. - William James

Global Fallout from China’s Industrial Slowdown

Global Fallout from China’s Industrial Slowdown Mark Spiegel FRBSF Economic Letter 2015-35 | November 23, 2015         China’s demand for imports helps support the global economic recovery, so China’s recent economic slowdown has caused international concern. China’s slowdown is concentrated in the industrial sector, while its emerging service sector has shown much...Read More

Thomas Cook boosts home business

British tour operator Thomas Cook reports positive full-year earnings for the first time in five years. ||| London - Thomas Cook said full-year earnings were positive for the first time in five years as the UK tour operator boosted business from its home market. Show More Summary

Shaikh to helm Standard Chartered Saadiq

Standard Chartered names Rehan Shaikh as chief executive of its global Islamic banking business. ||| Cape Town - Standard Chartered on Wednesday announced the appointment of Rehan Shaikh as chief executive of its global Islamic banking business - Standard Chartered Saadiq. Show More Summary

4 inbound marketing mistakes you should avoid at all costs

Inbound marketing is the most powerful form of marketing real estate today. It focuses on using content to pull in potential clients. The primary focus of inbound marketing is creating highly targeted content and reaching out to your potential customers through blogs, social media, e-newsletters, SEO and other forms of content marketing...

New Yahoo Product Ads Make Their Debut in Search

Like Google and Bing before it, Yahoo has debuted new product ads that will be included in Yahoo search results. Here's a guide on how they work and how to get started.

Real estate technology we should be thankful for

Thanksgiving is an occasion to lift our spirits -- some emotional, some in rocks glasses. Not to cast dispersions upon the holiday's most underrated side dish, but there a lot of things to be thankful for other than a good green bean casserole recipe...

Union calls off Lufthansa strike

The main cabin crew union at Lufthansa called off a strike planned for this week after progress was made in talks with management. ||| Berlin - The main cabin crew union at Lufthansa has called off a strike planned for this week after progress was made in talks with management over retirement and pension benefits. Show More Summary

How many turkey dinners does it take to pay rent in DC?

With Thanksgiving around the corner, we at Apartment List are excited for the upcoming celebrations: family time, TV, and turkey (lots of it)! Which made us wonder –  how much would rent cost in Washington DC if we paid with Thanksgiving dinners? Lo and behold, we present the 2015 Apartment List Turkey Index!...

Luxury listing: Grand oasis in Palm Beach

The four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom home in Palm Beach is a glamorous abode with reclaimed marble floors from France and Trompe L'oeil wall finishes. The elegant property features stately landscaping, a grand staircase and intricate detailing....

Why zipForm deal was smart move for NAR

Last week, National Association of Realtors Board of Directors voted to approve a deal that would provide zipForm Plus free to all Realtors. The three-year deal will cost NAR more than $30 million....

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