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Why Corporations Love Ethereum

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Ethereum, the world’s second most valuable cryptocurrency network after Bitcoin, recently fell victim to a sophisticated hack within one of its third party developer contracts, the DAO, which exposed more than $50,000,000 in user funds to loss — although for now, it appears the money is safely in frozen limbo, with a more concrete solution […]

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What Is The Real Cost Of Hiring Your Friends?

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Many clients hire us for strategic planning and management to help them grow their businesses. In our process in evaluating these businesses, we get to see the intricate ways many businesses function. Some run like a well oiled machines while others seem like utter chaos. Often times that chaos runs deep in the business processes […]

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Brexit fears and production highs crushed the oil market

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Oil is getting volatile again. The price of oil fell heavily in overnight trading on Tuesday as Brexit worries, combined with indications that output by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) hit a record high in June, weighed on the market. Brent crude lost 4.3% and then steadied at just over $47 a […]

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Do What You’re Great At And Outsource The Rest

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Most of the small business and solo professionals I know don’t have an assistant. Whether they are an independent consultant, coach, professional speaker, writer, or even a startup CEO, they consider an administrative assistant a waste of money. Why spend on an admin when I know how to use a computer and can do it […]

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Where Do Bad Rules Come From?

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I’m staring at my expense check and notice it’s short by about $4. Must have totaled up the wrong amount when I submitted my expense report. I pull up the report with a month’s worth of mileage, meals, hotel rooms and office supplies. I add up all the rows, and my math seems correct. This […]

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Women in Business Q&A: Abigail Tan, St. Giles

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Abigail Tan Abigail officially started her career with the St Giles Hotels in October 2009. Armed with the skillset harnessed from previous work experience and university training, she went straight into being involved with every aspect of the purchase to the operations – from negotiations with the seller, negotiations with banking institutions, renewing of supplier […]

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New Verizon 2015 Financial Report: Massive ‘Special Access’ and ‘Local Service’ Cross-Subsidies

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This is an except from the recently released Verizon New York 2015 Financial Annual Report, which was filed with the NY Public Service Commission (NYPSC) on June 30th, 2016. Overview There are currently a number of proceedings at the FCC related to ‘special access’ services, recently renamed “Broadband Data Services”. These are becoming increasingly important […]

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Scaling Diversity In Venture Capital: A Nod To Continued Innovation In America’s Capital Formation Legislation

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Today, I only know of seven active early stage venture capital funds in America that have African American General Partners. There’s Troy Carter and Marlon Nichol’s Cross Culture Ventures, Charles Hudson’s Precursor VC, Kesha Cash’s Impact America Fund, Erik Moore’s Base VC, Lauren Maillian’s Gen Y Capital Partners, Monique Woodard of 500 Startups, Stephen Green’s […]

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The pound is getting smoked after the Bank of England’s stark warning

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The pound is tumbling again after the Bank of England warned on Tuesday that “the current outlook for UK financial stability is challenging.“ Sterling fell by 1% immediately after Britain’s central bank said in its Financial Stability Report that the UK’s referendum on EU membership remains “the most significant near-term domestic risks to financial stability.” […]

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THE MOBILE PAYMENTS REPORT: Market forecasts, consumer trends, and the barriers and benefits that will influence adoption

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Although the mobile wallet ecosystem is maturing, in-store mobile payments haven’t yet taken off. Consumer disinterest, coupled with delays in fully implementing the necessary infrastructure, are preventing mobile wallets from achieving mainstream adoption. While neither merchants nor consumers have yet fully embraced mobile payments, mobile wallets offer benefits to all stakeholders: enhanced security features, faster […]

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GOLDMAN: We’re entering ‘the late stages’ of this cycle

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This corporate-credit cycle is almost over. Several signs point to the end of this credit cycle, possibly within a 12-month timeframe, according to Michael Swell, co-head of global portfolio management at Goldman Sachs. “Credit looks expensive and we’re starting to enter the late stages of the credit cycle,” Swell said during a panel discussion at […]

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Traditional banks may be in trouble due to digital banking

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The BI Intelligence Content Marketing Team covers news & research we think you would find valuable. More millennials are moving toward digital banking, and as a result, they’re walking into their banks’ traditional brick-and-mortar branches less often than ever before. This generation accounts for the greatest share of the U.S. population at 26% and the […]

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These 3 charts show why Brexit is not creating a credit crisis

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The world is not witnessing the onset of another credit crisis despite banking stocks plunging and ratings agency Moody’s cutting the outlook of these equities to negative, following Britain voting for a Brexit, say analysts at Credit Suisse. Ever since Britain voted to leave the EU on Thursday, financial analysts have been worried about how […]

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Wells Fargo to activate clearXchange (WFC)

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Wells Fargo will soon make real-time payments available to users of its mobile and tablet applications. The service, which operates on the clearXchange network, will allow users to make fee-less peer-to-peer (P2P) transfers to account holders at Wells Fargo or other participating financial institutions, which include Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, and US Bank. read more […]