Thursday, August 10th, 2017

 

South Africa’s president survives his toughest challenge yet

Jacob Zuma had planned a victory speech before the ballots were even cast. Minutes after surviving the fourth vote of no confidence since becoming South Africa’s president, a gleeful Mr Zuma emerged from parliament to sing, dance and rally his supporters. But behind this defiant display on the evening of August 8th was a surprisingly strong challenge to his presidency. For the first time, lawmakers had cast secret ballots in booths on the chamber floor. Though falling short of the simple majority required to oust the president, the final tallyRead More


Where might the next crisis come from?

TEN years ago, BNP Paribas, a French bank, temporarily suspended dealings in three funds, citing “the complete evaporation of liquidity in certain market segments of the US securitisation market”. Many people treat this as the start of the credit crunch but one can trace it back to the need for Bear Stearns to rescue hedge funds that invested in mortgage-backed securities in June, or the signs of home loan defaults and failing mortgage lenders that emerged in late 2006. The subsequent tightening of credit and loss of confidence in the bankingRead More


Ten years on: Where might the next crisis come from?

Main image:  TEN years ago, BNP Paribas, a French bank, temporarily suspended dealings in three funds, citing “the complete evaporation of liquidity in certain market segments of the US securitisation market”. Many people treat this as the start of the credit crunch but one can trace it back to the need for Bear Stearns to rescue hedge funds that invested in mortgage-backed securities in June, or the signs of home loan defaults and failing mortgage lenders that emerged in late 2006. The subsequent tightening of credit and loss of confidence inRead More


What the Amazon Whole Foods Acquisition Has in Store for Supermarkets: Digital Disruption

But, would you believe that other disruptors are already gearing up, too? Say hello to Instacart, Uber EATS and Google Shopping Express. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/hK0FF54kMCY/298464 Powered by WPeMatico


3 Simple Ways to Become a Successful Investor

Financial expert Brittney Castro give you three quick tips that can make a big difference in your investing portfolio. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/ZMzebMqFwng/298454 Powered by WPeMatico


The 10-Point Conversation to Have with People Who Attended Your Presentation

Learn the secret formula to effective presentation follow-up. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/TQ-WEr_mgLY/294413 Powered by WPeMatico


Tools and Strategies for Effortlessly Improving Your Focus

Ever hear of Brain.fm, which uses algorithm-generated music to set a deeply focused mood? We hadn’t, either. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/Nn7QiJukwk4/298455 Powered by WPeMatico


3 Ways to Run Your Business Like a Military Special Operator

Stay on the offensive, implement redundancies and keep it simple. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/4RYxs98thkI/297575 Powered by WPeMatico


How To Create Content That Hooks Your Prospects and Keeps Them Engaged

Try being a little weird, like the guy who wrote, “20 Ways to Be Just Another Mediocre Blogger Nobody Gives a Crap About.”. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/C2wxkPMk4Yk/298451 Powered by WPeMatico


Why We Built a Company-Wide Event That Encourages Discomfort

The comfort zone is one of the largest threats to growth. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/Dqr12CdLM5c/298306 Powered by WPeMatico