The anatomy of investing bubbles

And why they lean out the herd—but never die Jake Moore, a fictional Wall Street trader played by actor Shia LaBeouf in the 2010 movie Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, posed a question. “What is the definition of insanity?” he asked. “It’s doing the same thing over…and over, and expecting a different result. By that standard, [...]

By | 2018-09-20T15:55:37+00:00 September 18th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Making it Personal: Why A Face-to-Face Approach Works Best in Business

Few people better understand the efficacy of the direct approach than Mina Chang, CEO of Linking the World International, an advocacy group. After assuming her position in 2010, the former recording artist endeavored to visit LTW teams in Haiti, Kenya, Thailand, Nigeria and the Philippines. That enabled her to further her understanding of what was being [...]

By | 2018-08-30T12:30:36+00:00 August 30th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Should Businesses Implement Blockchain?

Blockchain was invented to serve as a public transaction ledger for the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Now, blockchain technology is used for so much more. There are, in fact, those who believe blockchain technology could in time be more significant than the Internet, with applications not only in banking but energy, health care, real estate and government services. Such [...]

By | 2018-08-01T20:59:46+00:00 August 1st, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Investing in Data Analytics to Improve Business Value

The words were uttered, though likely not for the first time, in 1978 by a pathologist named Edwin R. Fisher, and have resonated across the last four decades. “In God we trust,” he told a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee, while discussing the potential dangers of second-hand smoke. “Others must provide data.” Fisher, who died in 2008, [...]

By | 2018-06-29T14:28:41+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

5 Ways Make a Deal During a Negotiation

Negotiation is an essential life skill, one we use to communicate, assess, and manage every day, in business and otherwise. For small-business owners especially, effective negotiating skills are crucial to the stability of their enterprises. Whether it’s negotiating with employees, investors, long-term customers, or suppliers, the best negotiations solidify deals that are beneficial and productive [...]

By | 2018-06-04T14:14:19+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Why It’s Important for Financial Services to Invest in Tech Companies

Where the financial services industry is concerned, the barbarians are not only at the gates; they have broken through. Fintechs have reshaped banking, the primary reason the so-called “Old Guard” would do well to continue to invest in tech companies. Traditional financial services have been plagued by scandal in recent years, notably the  Wells Fargo [...]

By | 2018-05-23T19:31:25+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

What Is a Security Token? Harbor’s CEO Explains

This article was originally published on Fortune, and was written by Polina Marinova. "One of the major topics of discussion in cryptocurrency at the moment is around the emergence of security tokens. Security tokens are backed by real assets such as an equity, shares of a limited partnership company, or commodities. They are also subject [...]

By | 2018-05-18T16:50:59+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Scientific Ways for Small Businesses to Close Deals – With Sincerity

Refined communication skills can improve professional networks and help to build rewarding, long-term relationships. For small business owners, the art of closing the “deal” can make or break a company. Entrepreneurs not only need to focus on execution, it is essential they hone their communication and negotiation skills, especially as it relates to raising capital. [...]

By | 2018-04-26T19:55:09+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Become an Autodidact and Invest in Your Passion

Knowledge is power; never has that ancient axiom rung truer than today. There is more information available at one’s fingertips than at any previous point in history, and as a result, greater opportunity for advancement on the part of an autodidact, otherwise known as a self-taught person. Those practicing autodidacticism through the years notably included [...]

By | 2018-04-09T13:26:03+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

The One Discipline all Investors Should Perfect: Accounting

Venture capitalists, private equity and family office investment professionals, as well as individual investors, all benefit from a variety of valuable skills in considering potential investments. Among them are intuition, interpersonal skills, sector knowledge, fundamental analysis and interplay within the capital structure. One discipline, frequently dismissed or overlooked by investors when receiving their formal education, [...]

By | 2018-04-02T16:09:42+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments