Investing and Global Finance News

Category Archives: Who Said It

Tips for a Fearless Career- Part II

In a recent post, we began listing tips from successful entrepreneurs for those hoping to enhance their professional courage. Here are a few more: Get a Mentor. Wendy McMonigle of WM Design House explains: “One of the best ways to get out of a career rut is to find a mentor or surround yourself with… Continue Reading

Tips for a Fearless Career- Part I

Fear can be crippling in any area of life, and it often has a negative impact on a person’s career. Colleen Oakley of LearnVest recently consulted with several successful entrepreneurs to compile a list of advice for the professionally timid: Let others challenge you. Marc Sampogna, CEO and Founder of Canopy Brand Group, explains: “You… Continue Reading

5 Tried-and-True Tips from Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, has shared numerous tips throughout the two decades of his business. What originally began as an online bookstore has become an entrepreneurial empire thanks to hard work, creative ideas, and high standards. John Greathouse, a contributor to Forbes Magazine, listed 5 success tips from Bezos: Establish a High Hiring… Continue Reading

Have an Idea? Just Do It!

Nick D’Aloisio, a 17-year-old London schoolboy recently sold his smartphone news app to Yahoo! for $30 million. He advises anyone with a tech idea to just do it, explaining that the money is there, “just waiting for clever new moves.” “If you have a good idea, or you think there’s a gap in the market,… Continue Reading

Stephen Leeb: Investing in Railroad Companies

In the past, railroad company shares were considered cyclical, almost boring stocks when compared with growth stocks. About 8 years ago, oil prices climbed significantly, pushing transportation costs to an all-time high. As a result, the price of transporting goods and people also peaked. “In a world of high oil prices and potentially scarce energy… Continue Reading

Celebrities Take Interest in the Wine Business

A new trend is becoming increasingly popular amongst celebrities: wine. Fergie recently launched her Ferguson Crest brew from a Santa Barbara winery, while Drew Barrymore released her Barrymore Pinot Grigio from Italy. However, the most popular (and already successful) fresh sommeliers are the famous couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Brangelina has unveiled a rose… Continue Reading

Warren Buffet on Value and Quality Stocks

Warren Buffett, arguably the most famous “value investor”, recently discussed high quality stocks. In a letter to shareholders, he explained how Charlie Munger taught him the true meaning of value: “More than 50 years ago, Charlie told me that it was far better to buy a wonderful business at a fair price than to buy… Continue Reading

Geoffrey Richards on Job Preservation

Geoff Richards, Principal at William Blair & Co., was listed amongst the 40 Under 40 honorees in 2009. In an interview with Chicago Business News, Richards explained what motivates him, and why he dedicates so much of his time to job preservation. William Blair & Co. is a financial services company focused primarily on money… Continue Reading

Liz Neumark’s Five Seeds to Sprouting Success

In a recent article for Forbes, entrepreneur Julia Pimsleur summarized some tips from the recent WEF3. Liz Neumark, keynote speaker at the event, offered “5 Seeds to Sprout Success.” Neumark, who started a small catering business back in 1979, has since been listed among New York’s top companies in the field. Pimsleur reveals Neumark’s five… Continue Reading