Finance

The World’s 10 Most Innovative Companies In Finance

Fast Company - April 15, 2014

You'd think something as universal as money would be hassle-free to use. But with banks and card networks acting as invisible middlemen and imposing sizable exchange fees, some companies are creating radical new approaches... Read »

Twitter Co-Founders, CEO Have No Plans To Sell Shares

Forbes - April 14, 2014

Twitter’s IPO cemented co-founders Ev Williams and Jack Dorsey among the billionaire ranks, and boosted CEO Dick Costolo’s personal wealth — but none of them will be cashing out any time soon. In a new SEC filing on... Read »

How To Pitch Warren Buffett In 60 Seconds

Fortune - April 14, 2014

In front of a standing-room-only crowd at a Rice University auditorium Thursday night, business plan contestants set the scene: A would-be student entrepreneur walks into an elevator with Warren Buffett. They have 30 floors... Read »

Why Golden Parachutes Are Bad For Business

Fortune - April 14, 2014

Now that David Letterman is leaving his Late Show on CBS, his former protégé Craig Ferguson reportedly stands to make at least $8 million -- but not for replacing him, since Stephen Colbert has actually landed that gig.... Read »

5 Ways To Fumble The 5 Minute Investor Pitch

Inc - April 14, 2014

Persuading someone to part with his or her money in exchange for a stake in your startup is one of the most important things you can do to protect its future. Yet countless entrepreneurs sabotage themselves in the first five... Read »

Why Women Should Negotiate For Higher Salaries

Businessweek - April 14, 2014

Women, who make an average of 77¢ for every dollar men do, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, have it especially hard when it comes to getting paid. For women, learning to aptly negotiate—a crucial aspect of long-term... Read »

Citigroup CEO Faces Biggest Failure

Reuters - April 11, 2014

Citigroup Inc Chief Executive Mike Corbat prepares to talk to investors on Monday about the bank's biggest failure during his 18-month tenure, his biggest struggle may be with how little he knows about the reason he failed. Read »

BlackBerry CEO Sets 2-Year Goal To Cut Device Reliance

Bloomberg - April 11, 2014

BlackBerry Ltd. John Chen is giving himself two years to overhaul the smartphone maker and offset declining handset demand with sales of software that connects computers with all manner of machines, from cars to heart... Read »

BlackBerry CEO: We Won’t Make Phones If We Can’t Make Money

NBC - April 10, 2014

At long last, BlackBerry is willing to stop making phones if it continues to lose money. "If I cannot make money on handsets, I will not be in the handset business," BlackBerry CEO John Chen told Reuters in an article posted... Read »

EU Takes Aim At CEO Paychecks

Fortune - April 9, 2014

The European Commission released proposals Wednesday that would require Europe's 10,000 publicly listed companies to hold binding votes, and to say how employee and executive pay compares. Read »

$37B Is Lost Every Year On These 9 Meeting Mistakes

Business Insider - April 9, 2014

There are about 11 million meetings taking place in America every day, and a third of them are unproductive. It comes at a cost: an estimated $37 billion is lost every year to unproductive meetings. Read »

10 Finance Books For The Entrepreneur

Fox Business - April 8, 2014

Ten business owners share their must-reads for aspiring entrepreneurs who need to get better at managing their own money: Read »

What Will Tim Cook Do With Apple’s $159B?

NYT - April 7, 2014

Apple topped the list, with nearly $159 billion. A decade ago, before the iPhone came along, the company was holding about $5.5 billion. Read »

Citibank CEO: We’re Investigating Areas That Need Stronger Oversight

Forbes - April 3, 2014

Citgroup, is back in trouble again, this time due to allegations about weaknesses in its anti-money laundering controls and its failure to uncover a case of document falsification at its Mexican subsidiary Banamex, an... Read »

Gartner: Tech Spending On Enterprise Software Will Soar In 2014

NYT - April 2, 2014

Gartner Wednesday released its outlook for worldwide spending on information technology in 2014. The overview is for modest growth of 3.2 percent, to $3.771 trillion. That is a big pickup from the 0.4 percent growth, to... Read »