The Mega Millions jackpot reached an estimated $309 million after Friday night’s drawing in Atlanta, Georgia, failed to pay off a big winner for the 18th straight time. With two months gone since the last time anyone matched all six Mega Million numbers, the jackpot is now the ninth-largest in the game’s 22-year history. Show More Summary
In Scott Adams’ How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, the Dilbert creator talks about his doomed ventures, including two shuttered restaurants and an attempt to market “a rosin bag used by tennis players to keep their hands dry.” Reviewing the book, Vikram Bath entertains the possibility that a touch of overconfidence is a prerequisite for success: […]
The Tax Reform Act of 2015 proposes a new excise tax on systemically important financial institutions to end "too big to fail.
This GnuTLS bug is worse than the big Apple "goto fail" bug patched last week.
There’s a big difference between depth and needless complexity, but The Witch and the Hundred Knight fails to make this distinction.
Paul Ryan apparently has some big, bold ideas about how to fight poverty--mostly what the government is doing is all wrong. But why does the Washington Post fail to cite any critics of Ryan, and spend so much time quoting him and other Republicans?
Because of the strength and depth of the 2014 NBA Draft class, tanking has been a big issue in the NBA this year. Tanking — the pejorative term for a franchise structuring its team to fail in the short term in order to succeed in the long term — is entirely rational. Show More Summary
Lewis Braham has the idea for avoiding a big unexpected mutual-fund tax bill: low turnover. A fund which doesn’t trade much is a fund with fewer chances of creating harmful capital-gains situations. Failing that, Braham’s entry in the Barron’s Fund of Information columnover the weekend has another interesting idea: Find funds with ample losses on the books. For tax purposes, [...]
Ever since Moneyball, the sports intelligentsia have rushed to find ways to implement Big Data to maximize the performance of their teams. From soccer to baseball, data is heralded as the key to winning games and, ultimately, trophies. Except that it isn't. Show More Summary
Piers Morgan doesn’t seem too depressed about losing his CNN chat show. After failing to find an audience in its 9 pm time slot, the cable news network decided to kick Morgan’s program to the curb. Since the host definitely has his fair share of detractors in the US, it’s not altogether surprising that Piers’... Show More Summary
Nokia just introduced its X series of Android phones. The company might have overlooked these 3 big problems with its bold business strategy.
Or, it’s the natural disasters, stupid (boldface mine): Our energy systems are so big, complex and spread out, that they are doomed to fail on occasion, sometimes in ways that cascade catastrophically through the system. The electrical grid is especially … Continue reading ?
It's one thing to aspire to run a big company, it's another to fall victim to your own success. In recent years, we’ve heard much about “too big to fail,” but one of the nightmares of organizational life is “too big to manage.” At aShow More Summary
Although there are four games remaining on the Michigan basketball schedule, it would be shocking if head coach John Beilein's club failed to capture its first outright Big Ten Conference title since 1986. The pressure of being the clear-cut...Show More Summary
Thanks to ObamaCare, about two-thirds of Americans who work at small businesses will see a spike in their health insurance premiums. Reaction at ABC, CBS and NBC to this devastating news for employees across the nation? A big fat yawn. No...Show More Summary
Become an expert in something and you'll be fine even if you fail.
Studios’ failed effort in 2012 to promote the Stop Online Piracy Act (or SOPA) made it clear: Big Media companies had better not mess with Silicon Valley. Too many people love the Internet, and they’ll crush anyone deemed to be a threat to the medium by its biggest service providers including Google, Apple, Facebook, Yahoo, and Netflix. Show More Summary
Dave Lutz of Stifel, Nicolaus talks about the big things traders are talking about today: Good Morning! US Futures are slightly higher, but off best levels as E-Minis failed 1840 overnight. Headlines from the G20 are equity supportive...Show More Summary
Jordan Hill is having a career season, but the Los Angeles Lakers have a strange way of showing it. Not only has the hard-playing big man received inconsistent minutes, but management failed to move him before the trade deadline. The 6’10” free agent will stay in L.A. Show More Summary
Konstantin Ernst says it’s no big deal, but the entire world would care to disagree. Ernst, the creative director behind the opening ceremonies in Sochi, flatly dismissed his Olympic-sized mistake — failing to open all five rings at the pinnacle of Russia’s highly-anticipated performance. Plenty of people figured Ernst would pay for his screw-up with an untimely... Read More