Image credit: Wikipedia I grew up in an extended family of folks who for the most part didn’t attend college. Many of them were working full time before they left high school, and a few (like my father) went to night school after they’d already been working for a long time. [...] More »Ten Smart Things I've Learned from People Who Never Went to College
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Despite the fevered wishes of the proponents of 'smart growth,' Americans' preferences and the development of new energy resources point to continued growth in the suburbs. More »America's Future Is Taking Shape In The Suburbs
Maria Sharapova ranks as the highest-paid female athlete in the world for an eighth straight year. Tennis players dominate the top 10, who collectively made $127 million over the past 12-months. More »Olympic stars top list of 10 highest-paid female athletes
More than 10,000 competitors from 204 countries will be chasing gold medals in London the next two weeks across 26 sports, but these 20 athletes have already won the gold. More »Roger Federer And LeBron James top list of 20 highest-paid Olympic athletes
Mastercard's social media hub, Conversation Suite “What do you do?” used to be a simple question. Individuals defined themselves by profession: teacher, engineer, pilot. Or by company: Con Edison, NASA, Kodak. But it was always one job, one identity. Today’s young professionals, however, aren’t as easily categorized. I still can’t figure out [...] More »How Millennials are redefining their careers as hustlers
The conventional wisdom is that America is stuck in an era of low growth, persistently high unemployment and less upward mobility, particularly for the working class. The success of states like Texas, the Dakotas and Oklahoma offer a replicable model to get out of the rut. More »The new geography of success in the U.S.
Walking into a recent luncheon for the launch of Prudential's study on the Financial Experience and Behaviors Among Women, I was greeted with the headline: "Women are primary breadwinners, whether ... More »Women are primary breadwinners: Paradoxes about women and money
The NFL dominates our list of the world's most valuable sports teams, but the top two spots are reserved for teams that play a different kind of football. More »Manchester United tops the most valuable sports teams
There are distinct differences between managers and leaders. However, the new workplace is starting to see the interconnectedness of managers and leaders as organizations get leaner. For example, managers are being forced to become more strategic to cast their own vision for course-correction as the marketplace shifts more rapidly and competitive pressure impacts the bottom line faster. As such, managers must become better leaders as the demand for instant results and higher levels of performance are required to navigate the fiercely competitive landscape. Here are 6 things that will make you (and your manager) a better leader. More »6 Things That Will Make You (and Your Manager) a Better Leader
Kiss your boss goodbye--it's time to become an entrepreneur I recently read a reliable report on the attitude of the American workforce. To my surprise I learned more than half of all employees are not engaged at work. In other words, most workers are not happy, not satisfied, not productive, not [...] More »Kiss Your Boss Goodbye. It's Time to Be an Entrepreneur
Obama is a clear tax threat, but Republican is becoming a public relations threat to his private equity buddies. Time for the industry to start talking social responsibility. More »Is Mitt Romney a liability for the private equity industry?
In good times, college students flood U.S. cities every summer to get a taste of work in their prospective fields. In bad times, interns are available year round and are funded by their universities and the government. If your company is not taking advantage of the recession’s intern boom — [...] More »Why Interns Are Your New Best Friends
Map of Virginia highlighting Fairfax County (Photo credit: Wikipedia) With presidential contenders Barack Obama and Mitt Romney currently tied in the polls, the outcome of the November election is likely to be decided by how a handful of "swing" states vote. That will make a few densely populated counties in each [...] More »Defense-Heavy Fairfax County, Va., Could Decide Presidential Race