Money is going digital and it is impacting the biggest growth industry of the past 75 years Bitcoin has attracted a lot of news and high-profile investors in recent weeks, while the media still focuses on how early buyers have made money and how authorities are onto its role in online narcotic sales. Less attention … Continue reading Why You Should Care About Bitcoin
The shadow banking system is vastly bigger than regulators had thought, say econophysicists who have developed a powerful new way to measure its hidden impact. In most parts of the world, the banking system is closely regulated and monitored by central banks and other government agencies. That’s just as it should be, you might think. But … Continue reading The True Size of the Shadow Banking System Revealed!
Forbes magazine says the 400 wealthiest Americans are worth a record $2.02tn, up from $1.7tn in 2012! via US super-rich hit new wealth record five years after financial crisis | Business | The Guardian.
More than ever, consumers are relying on their smartphones to point them toward the best deals in town on the fly. For small-business owners, that means an opportunity to get them in the door when they’re already nearby. Nearly half of all U.S. adults now own a smartphone and, among them, one in five “checks … Continue reading 3 Tips to Get Your Customers to “Check In”
As technology becomes more advanced and more accessible across multiple platforms, it’s only natural for consumers to expect increasingly higher standards of creativity and engagement from content creators. However, with social media, apps, tablets, smartphones, websites, TV, etc. all part of the audience’s viewing habit, learning how stories should be evolving and how to make … Continue reading The Future Of Storytelling: Immersion, Integration, Interactivity, Impact
U.S. regulators directed five of the country's biggest banks, including Bank of America Corp and Goldman Sachs Group Inc, to develop plans for staving off collapse if they faced serious problems, emphasizing that the banks could not count on government help. The two-year-old program, which has been largely secret until now, is in addition to … Continue reading Exclusive: U.S. banks told to make plans for preventing collapse
I'm utterly convinced that the key to lifelong success is the regular exercise of a single emotional muscle: gratitude. People who approach life with a sense of gratitude are constantly aware of what's wonderful in their life. Because they enjoy the fruits of their successes, they seek out more success. And when things don't go … Continue reading True Secret to Success: Gratitude
Over the past few days, the latest round of purported pictures of Apple's forthcoming iPhone 5 have hit the web. And I can't be the only potential customer who is deflated by what they see. Here's a video from a Japanese Blog showing the casing: In fact, I'll go far enough to say that, if … Continue reading If The iPhone 5 Really Looks Like This, Apple May Be Screwed!