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Leaders And Misleaders – The Art Of Leading Like You Mean...

At last someone has produced a book that directly addresses the problem rather than the symptoms of the leadership crisis in business, politics, and...

There’s A Disease Eating Away at Many Organisations

by Andrew Leigh, Featured Contributor IT HAS MANY NAMES, but the best of them is “wilful blindness.” Another is conscious avoidance or ostrich tendency. Whatever you...

The Most Important Questions Entrepreneurs Should Ask Themselves

Before starting a business, there are four characteristics an entrepreneur should have, or look for in their partners.The odds are stacked against entrepreneurs. Most...

Mortgaging the Future?

Leverage is risky. Purchasing assets with borrowed money can amplify small movements in prices into extraordinary gains or crippling losses, even default. From the...

Housing’s New Worry: Repeat Foreclosures Return

After the worst national housing crash in history, the picture of distress continues to improve, but now with one worrisome aberration. For the first...

Dodd-Frank Impact: Shadow Banks Emerging From The Shadows

The financial world we inhabit today is vastly different from the one we lived in before the financial meltdown of 2008. The marketplace has...

Setting The Record Straight: 97 Percent LTV Mortgages Work

Mortgage guarantor giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac both recently announced their intent to once again begin purchasing mortgage loans at 97 percent loan-to-value...

3% Mortgages Coming To America, But Fanny And Freddie Say It’s...

Some Americans will soon be able to buy a home with a down payment as low as 3 per cent, compared with the current...

Feds’ New Mortgage Rule: Here We Go Again

Peter Wallison points out the feds’ new, you-only-have-to-put-5%-down qualified mortgage rule will have the ironic effect of making housing less affordable to low-income consumers...

Out-of-the-Box Recruiting Strategies

Recruiting today is very different than recruiting ten years ago. Gone are the rolodex, help wanted signs in the window, and employment ads in...