Category: Business Development

Listening Is the Catalyst to Emerging Market Innovation

Thomas Edison, arguably the greatest entrepreneur of modern times, once astutely said that innovation is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration, because there’s a balancing act that often goes on between creativity and execution. Diving deep into what the perspiration looks like from the perspective of an entrepreneur is different than it is with an economist, but one would assume that in industries that are focused on emerging markets, entrepreneurs have the upper hand. Great entrepreneurs know how to listen to the perspective of their customers and users while still taking into account the perspective of their advisors and

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31 Surprising Facts About Retiring You Probably Didn’t Know

It’s never too early to start thinking about how you want to spend your time — and your money — in retirement. No matter if you’re hoping to retire as early as possible or plan to work until you can’t, having a plan for how you want to spend your senior years turns dreams into reality.

Keep reading to find out the interesting and lesser-known retirement facts that will help you prepare.

Last updated: July 25, 2020

1. Social Security Won’t Cover All Your Expenses

Social Security isn’t designed to be your only source of income during your golden years.

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Florida lawyers offering free living wills to teachers returning to school during the pandemic

A number of Florida lawyers are offering free or discounted living wills for teachers who may be required to return to the classroom this school year.

“I had read a story a few weeks ago about three Arizona teachers who’d gone back to school to work on a project,” said Charles Gallagher, whose St. Petersburg law firm, Gallagher & Associates, is among those offering teachers free living wills. “All three contracted COVID-19 and one died.”

Gallagher said he was “taken aback by the story” and he wasn’t the only one, as advocates are now warning about the risks of sending

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Debating How Much a Biden Presidency Breaks From Trump

(Bloomberg Opinion) — Should Joe Biden win the presidential election, some of his policies may not look like those of past Democratic presidents, who tended to favor free trade and expanded immigration. Quite the opposite — some of his proposals might bear a passing resemblance to those of President Donald Trump, differing mainly in terms of degree and implementation. Bloomberg Opinion columnists Conor Sen and Noah Smith, both of whom have written about Biden’s agenda, met recently online to debate.   Conor Sen: Something we’ve both noticed is that on trade, Biden is largely affirming President Donald Trump’s approach to shift

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ACLU and lawyers sue to free ex-Trump attorney Michael Cohen

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer sued Attorney General William Barr and the Bureau of Prisons director Monday, saying he’s being unjustly held behind bars to stop him from finishing a book that criticizes Trump.

The lawsuit on behalf of Michael Cohen was filed late Monday in Manhattan federal court, alleging his First Amendment rights were violated when he was returned to the Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, New York, on July 9.

A message for comment was left with the Justice Department.

Cohen, 53, had been furloughed in May as part of an attempt to

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