Economy

Bank of America Settlement Only Proves Invincibility of Wall Street

Posted by on August 24, 2014 in Economy with 0 Comments
Bank of America Settlement Only Proves Invincibility of Wall Street

U.S. government’s announced $16.65 billion settlementwith Bank of America announced on Thursday—so far the largest associated with the Wall Street-fueled mortgage malpractice that led to the 2008 financial meltdown—is more stage-acting than justice and more business-as-usual than real punishment

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10 Things You Need to Know To Become a Great Leader

10 Things You Need to Know To Become a Great Leader

If all the people around you achieve more than you, then life will be good. It doesn’t matter if they are employees, investors, friends, spouses. If you just focus on this one principle in all of your actions then you are a leader. Today: figure out how the people around you can have a successful day.

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Think, Live, Be Positive Aggressive

Posted by on August 21, 2014 in Conscious Business, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Think, Live, Be Positive Aggressive

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Phil Soran, a serial entrepreneur, shares his secret for going B to B (Basement to Billions) in his TEDxFargo talk. Phil started two successful technology companies in his Minnesota basement and attributes the success to creating a special company culture called Positive Aggressive. Through humor, stories, and concrete examples, Phil challenges the audience live with more intention by creating a Positive Aggressive Lifestyle.

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Lynne McTaggart: Will Tesco Honor Their Holistic-Minded Customers?

Posted by on August 16, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Business, Conscious Living, Thrive with 0 Comments
Lynne McTaggart: Will Tesco Honor Their Holistic-Minded Customers?

After removing the magazine What Doctors Don’t Tell You for sale, Tesco is learning about exactly what makes for a good corporate brand. Hundreds and hundreds of subscribers have informed Tesco that they are boycotting the store chain as the story has gone wildly viral on the internet.

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Follow Your Passions: The Catalyst to Career Fulfillment

Follow Your Passions: The Catalyst to Career Fulfillment

Some people just know what they love. For others, it takes a little more work to dig beneath the surface. Maybe that means tuning out the noise of the outside world to zero in on what you love. It might also mean looking through the swirl of activities in which you are involved and having the courage to choose the one you love best. Knowing the things that you love is a start. The next step is to tap into what you love to do.

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14 Reasons Why The U.S. Economy’s Bubble Of False Prosperity May Be About To Burst

Posted by on August 14, 2014 in Economy with 0 Comments
14 Reasons Why The U.S. Economy’s Bubble Of False Prosperity May Be About To Burst

Retail sales are extremely disappointing, mortgage applications are at a 14-year low and growing geopolitical storms around the world have investors spooked. For a long time now, we have been enjoying a period of relative economic stability even though our underlying economic fundamentals continue to get even worse. Unfortunately, there are now a bunch of signs that this period of relative stability is about to end. The following are 14 reasons why the U.S. economy’s bubble of false prosperity may be about to burst…

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Discover Your Life Purpose in 4 Steps and Supercharge Your Search For Fulfillment

Discover Your Life Purpose in 4 Steps and Supercharge Your Search For Fulfillment

If you are someone who seeks deep fulfillment in life and longs for true success, you may need a Life Purpose Statement. This is one of the keys to success in life since discovering your purpose will give you a sense of clarity around what you want to achieve, a sense of direction in where to start and the motivation to make it happen. Learn the four-step process that will lead you to discover your life purpose and supercharge your search for fulfillment. Your life purpose is a function of knowing what gives you joy, what your gifts are and how you want to impact other people. You can discover your life purpose by following this 4-step process:

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Too Big To Fail’ Banks: Bigger, Badder… and Here To Stay

Posted by on August 6, 2014 in Economy with 0 Comments
Too Big To Fail’ Banks: Bigger, Badder… and Here To Stay

Nearly six years after the financial crisis of 2008 that helped spur a global economic meltdown, federal regulators in the U.S. on Tuesday declared that much-touted reforms designed to curb the threat of so-called ‘Too Big To Fail’ banks have done not nearly enough to end the prospect that taxpayers will be left holding the bag when the next bubble bursts or a new wave of Wall Street disasters strikes.

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Beware: Pump & Dump Stock Promoters Back to Their Old Tricks

Posted by on August 5, 2014 in Economy with 0 Comments
Beware: Pump & Dump Stock Promoters Back to Their Old Tricks

Previous generations defeated the Nazis. They stood up to the Soviet Empire and designed magnificent infrastructure. Modern day politicians have blown through it.

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Average American’s Net Worth has Dropped One-Third in 10 Years

Posted by on August 3, 2014 in Economy with 0 Comments
Average American’s Net Worth has Dropped One-Third in 10 Years

The study, conducted by the Russell Sage Foundation, showed that while the housing, stock and job markets have all improved, they’ve done so at different rates. The stock market has done the best, reaching record highs that have allowed Americans who hold equities to recover their lost wealth quickly.

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Labor Board Delivers Victory for Low-Wage McDonald’s Workers

Posted by on July 31, 2014 in Economy with 0 Comments
Labor Board Delivers Victory for Low-Wage McDonald’s Workers

Employers like McDonald’s seek to avoid recognizing the rights of their employees by claiming that they are not really their employer, despite exercising control over crucial aspects of the employment relationship… McDonald’s should no longer be able to hide behind its franchisees.

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The Economic Scarcity Mentality

Posted by on July 31, 2014 in Economy with 0 Comments
The Economic Scarcity Mentality

The scarcity mindset reinforces that there’s never enough time, never enough money. And since we can never be sure about the future, we have to ration every last possible resource and grab every bit for ourselves.

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Ron Paul: I Still Believe in Gold

Posted by on July 31, 2014 in Economy with 0 Comments
Ron Paul: I Still Believe in Gold

Economic law says, if you keep printing a lot of paper money, the value of that dollar and currency will go down, and things and most prices will go up… and indeed gold always goes up against that currency.

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Brilliant: Vending Machine Feeds Stray Dogs in Exchange for Recycled Bottles

Brilliant: Vending Machine Feeds Stray Dogs in Exchange for Recycled Bottles

Turkish company Pugedon recently introduced a vending machine in Istanbul that releases food and water for the city’s stray dogs in exchange for recycled plastic bottles.

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How to (Ethically) Persuade Anyone of Anything in 10 Seconds

How to (Ethically) Persuade Anyone of Anything in 10 Seconds

This is not a way to convince someone to do something they don’t want to do. Persuasion is about bonding and connecting with another person’s needs instead of just your own wants.

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