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Moving Your Career Beyond Web Designer

While web designers have been designing websites for a couple of decades now, the industry as a whole is moving towards something new. The post Moving Your Career Beyond Web Designer appeared first on The post Moving Your Career Beyond Web Designer appeared first on

"Back Then I Was A True Believer" - How A Military Officer's Life Changed Forever 13 Years Ago

Submitted by Simon Black via, Thirteen years ago my life changed forever. Colin Powell, then US Secretary of State and the most credible person in George W. Bush’s cabinet, made the case for war in Iraq on February 5, 2003. Show More Summary

The Center Of The E-commerce Universe - 9 Founders On Why New York City

It is expensive to live and work in the City That Never Sleeps. So why, in the "you can start a company easily, cheaply, anywhere era", would a founder choose to launch and scale a startup in New York City?

All MiB now on iTunes !

Yay! We managed to fix the glitch! As you can see below, all 76 of the past Masters in Business podcasts have been returned to their rightful place on iTunes. I cannot promise you this won’t happen again. Do both of us a favor and go DOWNLOAD ALL OF THEM RIGHT NOW. They are 50-100mb each, don’t… Read More The post All MiB now on iTunes ! appeared first on The Big Picture.

Tastes Like Bacon? A 'Vegan Investor' Hosts A Plant-based Gourmet Feast To Highlight Food Innovation

Plants are having their day in the sunshine, so to speak. Sebastiano Cossia Castigliani, a committed vegan and the owner of a biodynamic, organic winery in Italy, invests in the new crop of startups that are promoting plant-based foods. He hosted a recent gourmet vegan tasting dinner in New York to highlight the innovation taking place with plant-based cuisine.

'Year Of The Monkey' Marketing Flops: How Luxury Brands Got It Wrong

Surely a collection of primate-themed goodies- in red and gold, of course- would drive Chinese consumers wild in the run-up to the Lunar New Year, right? Maybe not. Ater a year of sluggish sales, global luxury brands set their eyes on China’s most shopping-frenzied seasonarmed with a slew of localized products. But [...]

Fair Game: Fining Bankers, Not Shareholders, for Banks’ Misconduct

Tighter rules have not fixed the toxic, me-first cultures that afflict financial firms, but two professors ask, why not make the bankers themselves pay the fines?

This is the biggest mistake you're making with your laundry

You might not actually know how to do laundry. No, wait, hear me out. The conventional method of washing on cold, moving to the dryer, and drying on the hottest setting is doing harm to your clothes that you might not even realize. You see, the dryer is evil. Show More Summary

Is This How The Smart Money Is Betting On A Market Crash?

Instead of allocating capital to expensive tail risk bets on direct asset class collapse (in equities, credit, and commodities), it appears, just as we detailed previously, the 'smartest money in the room' is "betting" indirectly on a stock market crash through eurodollar options. Show More Summary

Nick Varano -- A Cut Above

He's been seared, broiled, and filleted just a bit along the way, but, just like the mouth-watering steaks he serves at his five award winning restaurants and one café in and around Boston, Nick Varano, has turned out better because of it. Show More Summary

Amazon starts to care about profit margins

GUEST: Amazon is making waves as usual, but this time its silence could turn out to be literally golden. The company could be readying to open up hundreds of brick and mortar stories, if you believe what General Growth Properties CEO, Sandeep Mathrani, said during his company’s earnings call this week, and the additional stores could […]

Super Bowl Squares Pools: Why Payment Processors Need To Exercise Caution When Accepting Money

This week, a number of payment processors including Vantiv announced that they will no longer accept financial transactions from daily fantasy sports websites. However, with the NFL's Super Bowl tomorrow, payment processors such as Pay Pal (an eBay company) and LeagueSafe also need to exercise caution when accepting financial transactions [...]

What's Haunting Kohl's?

Kohl’s has been placing too much emphasis on pushing credit card memberships at the cash register rather than selling its core merchandise.

10 Small Things You Can Do to Make Your Business Stand Out

The littlest things are usually the ones that matter most. The small business community knows that the small things and making changes to them, can make a big impact on your success. Check out what they shared this week regarding tips to make your small business stand out from a growing crowd.

Zika Virus Transmittable Through Sex; Risk From Saliva, Urine Is Unclear

Zika can move from one person so another through sex. The risk from urine and saliva is not confirmed.

The Ad That Changed The Super Bowl

Apple's 1984 Super Bowl commercial introducing the Macintosh, was legendary itself, but even more impressive was its impact on the Super Bowl over the next 32 years.

I Hope They Don't Vote

Cultural Offering has video of a quiz on a college campus. There are more zombies out there than we realize.

Robber Barons: Honest Broker/Hoisted from 1998

J. Bradford DeLong (1998): Robber Barons: First draft October 13, 1997; second draft January 1, 1998. ---- I. Introduction 'Robber Barons': that was what U.S. political and economic commentator Matthew Josephson (1934) called the economic princes of his own day. Show More Summary

Sunday Morning Theology Weblogging...

So here I am, sitting here trying to think about how I am going to teach "wealth maldistribution as a market failure"--that is, how when the distribution of wealth does not accord with utility and desert, the market economy's price-rationing of goods and services--and its assignment of jobs--can and does go really badly awry. Show More Summary

16 billionaires who inherited their fortunes

We recently released our list of the 50 richest people on earth based on data from Wealth-X, which conducts research on the super-wealthy. Many of the billionaires on the list came from humble beginnings and built huge empires from next...Show More Summary

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