see photosTim PannellClick for full photo gallery: The New Celebrity Entrepreneurs First, celebrities used their stardom to get free things. Then, they got paid to endorse products. Then, they took ownership. But the newest A-list perk hits another level entirely: leveraging their fame to make early-stage investments -- or launch starups [...] More »The new celebrity perk: Investing in startups
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Newt Gingrich owes more money to campaign creditors than any other American politician: $4.3 million as of the end of March. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In politics as in life, Newt Gingrich is a man of expensive tastes and somewhat more modest resources. He limped out of the Republican primary on May [...] More »Newt Gingrich Tops List of America's Most Indebted Politicians
(Photo credit: Wikipedia) It's typical in an election year to see an administration spend money on new initiatives. A new cost cutting initiative unveiled back in March has generally gone un-noticed by the main stream technology media. Called the "Big Data Research and Development Initiative” the program is focused on improving the [...] More »The White House is Spending Big Money on Big Data
When your commute is as short as your bedroom to your living room, a lot of workplace anxieties go out the window: water-cooler talk, intra-office gym contests, whether you’ve worn the same jeans for six days straight. But working from home has its own pitfalls. Here's what they are. More »The 10 mistakes everyone makes when working from home
British entrepreneur Richard Branson. I've seen pretty much every size, shape and flavor of entrepreneur over the past 20 years while living and breathing all things business. Companies come and go. They succeed and fail. Inevitably, the entrepreneurs that start these companies also come and go because, they too, succeed and [...] More »What motivates successful entrepreneurs?
As a Harvard-trained constitutional scholar, Obama didn't have much room to argue against gay marriage. More »Obama, The Con Law Prof, Had Little Choice On Gay Marriage
For lots of startup founders, a big money valuation is just half the goal. Many startups are motivated by a singular drive to change the way we view and interact with the world around us. And while every startup can teach us something, the most disruptive often have the most [...] More »10 Startups Changing the World And What We Can Learn From Them
Incumbent presidents by nature possess great advantages. More »What Are President Obama's Advantages Heading Into the 2012 Elections?
Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife These days, some people want to impose a new Buffett tax on millionaires while others are outraged that low-income people pay no income taxes at all and still others want to cut taxes on “job creators.” All in the name of fairness. Is the tax code [...] More »What Do You Mean By The U.S. Tax System Isn't 'Fair?'
Crowdfunding may be changing the rules of the financing game--witness the nearly $8 million plus that the Pebble smart watch raised on the site Kickstarter -- but many entrepreneurs still want to raise venture capital. And though seed money is flowing, as you'll see in Forbes' Midas List, it isn't as [...] More »5 Lessons from an Unconventional Entrepreneur Who Raised Millions
Darwin Deason made his billion dollar fortune in business process outsourcing. Now he offers advice to other hopeful entrepreneurs. More »Former Farm Boy, Billionaire Darwin Deason offers 7 tips for Entrepreneurs
Photo of President Bush with Secret Service Agents, Presidential Limousine and Air Force One. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) When the Secret Service scandal initially broke, I, like many taxpayers wondered, exactly, the Secret Service actually did beyond accompanying the President outside of the White House. In my stereotypical mind's eye, they all [...] More »What Exactly Do Taxpayers Pay the Secret Service For?
Government financial policies - and a lingering aversion to addressing the national debt - could spell trouble for your business. (Image credit: AFP/Getty Images via @daylife) Think the national debt won’t impact your business? Think again. As James Kwak, co-author (with Simon Johnson) of White House Burning: The Founding Fathers, Our [...] More »How the Government is Threatening Your Business - and What To Do About It
Networks are about quality connections as they are about quantity of contacts. And there's no reason you're unable to connect with absolutely anyone. More »The 7 Pillars of Connecting With Absolutely Anyone
Sleep is critical to the brain - especially the business brain. Here are the best-illustrated reasons never to negotiate on a full night's sleep. More »Top 5 Reasons Entrepreneurs Need A Good Night's Sleep