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Money and Finance | Investing | Wealth Management

"Money never sleeps." - Gordon Gekko.

"The most valuable commodity in the world is information." - Gordon Gekko.

"The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows." - Aristotle Onassis.

"Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art." - Andy Warhol.

"The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets." - John D. Rockefeller.

"After a certain point, money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts." - Aristotle Onassis.

Here the oldest - and still very sound - investment advice from THE BIBLE (King James version):

"A part of thy estate or provisions. He alludes to the ancient custom, whereby the master of the feast distributed several parts to each guest, and withal sent portions to the poor. To eight - To as many as thou art able. For - Great calamities may come whereby thou mayest be brought to poverty, and so disabled from doing good." - Ecclesiastes 11:2.

"He who neglects the necessary works of sowing and reaping, because the weather is not exactly suitable to his desires will lose his harvest. Whereby he intimates, that men will never do good here, which is expressed by sowing, and consequently not receive good hereafter, which is called reaping, if they be discouraged from it by every doubt and difficulty." - Ecclesiastes 11:4.

"Early and late, in all seasons and occasions; do it speedily and continually, be not weary of it. Sow - Do all good works. With - hold not - From working or giving." - Ecclesiastes 11:6.

MONEY is anything that is generally accepted as payment for goods and services and repayment of debts. The main functions of money are distinguished as: a medium of exchange, a unit of account, a store of value, and occasionally, a standard of deferred payment. Money is an abstraction, idea or concept, token instances of which are the physical bills or coins which are carried and traded.

INVESTMENT or investing is a term with several closely-related meanings in business management, finance and economics, related to saving or deferring consumption. Investing is the active redirection of resources: from being consumed today, to creating benefits in the future; the use of assets to earn income or profit. An investment is a choice by an individual or an organization such as a pension fund, after at least some careful analysis or thought, to place or lend money in a vehicle (e.g. property, stock securities, bonds) that has sufficiently low risk and provides the possibility of generating returns over a period of time. Placing or lending money in a vehicle that risks the loss of the principal sum or that has not been thoroughly analyzed is by definition speculation and not investment at all.

In the case of investment, rather than store the good produced or its money equivalent, the investor chooses to use that good either to create a durable consumer or producer good, or to lend the original saved good to another in exchange for either interest or a share of the profits. In the first case, the individual creates durable consumer goods, hoping the services from the good will make his life better. In the second, the individual becomes an entrepreneur using the resource to produce goods and services for others in the hope of a profitable sale. The third case describes a lender, and the fourth describes an investor in a share of the business. In each case, the consumer obtains a durable asset or investment, and accounts for that asset by recording an equivalent liability. As time passes, and both prices and interest rates change, the value of the asset and liability also change.

The FOReign EXchange market (FOREX, FX, or currency market) is a worldwide decentralized over-the-counter financial market for the trading of currencies. Financial centers around the world function as anchors of trading between a wide range of different types of buyers and sellers around the clock, with the exception of weekends. The foreign exchange market determines the relative values of different currencies.

The primary purpose of the foreign exchange market is to assist international trade and investment, by allowing businesses to convert one currency to another currency. For example, it permits a US business to import British goods and pay Pound Sterling, even though the business's income is in US dollars. It also supports speculation, and facilitates the carry trade, in which investors borrow low-yielding currencies and lend (invest in) high-yielding currencies, and which (it has been claimed) may lead to loss of competitiveness in some countries.

In a typical foreign exchange transaction a party purchases a quantity of one currency by paying a quantity of another currency. The modern foreign exchange market started forming during the 1970s when countries gradually switched to floating exchange rates from the previous exchange rate regime, which remained fixed as per the Bretton Woods system.

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  • Walpole - community in which members exchange best practice ideas,share experiences and explore joint opportunities.
  • BUSINESS NETWORKING - Wikipedia.
  • Cyber Shill - definition & explanation.
  • Dunbar's number - suggested cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships.
  • Facebook admits social media can be bad for democracy - The Verge.
  • FREEMASONRY - Wikipedia.
  • How to delete your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat - Wired.
  • How to delete your Twitter history - The Verge.
  • How to improve your business networking game - The Telegraph.
  • How to Professionally Network Without Being a Leech - The New York Times.
  • How to Use Social Media in Your Career - The New York Times.
  • HUBSPOT - "How to Use Facebook for Business."
  • KLOUT - "The Standard for Influence." A website and mobile app that uses social media analytics to rank its users according to online social influence via the "Klout Score", which is a numerical value between 1 and 100. In determining the user score, Klout measures the size of a user's social media network (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Wikipedia, and Instagram) and correlates the content created to measure how other users interact with that content.
  • OLD BOYS NETWORK - definition & explanation.
  • Quit Social Media. Your Career May Depend on It - The New York Times.
  • PEER INDEX - "Understand Your Online Social Capital."
  • SOCIAL CAPITAL - definition & explanation.
  • Social Media Week - since 2009. Leading media platform and worldwide event with local presence and global reach across five continents, including Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Asia.
  • SOCIAL NETWORKING SERVICE - Wikipedia.
  • SOCIAL NETWORKING WATCH - "News on the Social Networking and Social Media Industry."
  • STREISAND EFFECT - the phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet.
  • the history of Twitter's rules - Motherboard.
  • twiplomacy - definition & explanation.
  • Twitter turns 10: The 100 greatest tweets of all time - The Telegraph.
    • A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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    • 1001 CLUB - a Nature Trust that helps fund the World Wide Fund for Nature. It was established in 1970 by the then head of the WWF, Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, with help from Anton Rupert, a South African entrepreneur. They persuaded 1001 individuals to join the club, where each member would contribute US$10,000 to the trust. The membership of the 1001 Club largely consists of managers of banks and multinationals from around the world. According to a 1993 Washington Monthly article, "The secret list of members includes a disproportionate percentage of South Africans, all too happy in an era of social banishment to be welcomed into a socially elite society. Other contributors include businessmen with suspect connections, including organized crime, environmentally destructive development, and corrupt African politics.
    • A SMALL WORLD | ASW - "Founded in 2004 as one of the first social networks, ASMALLWORLD re-launched in the spring of 2013 as a subscription-based ($105 annually) international members-only travel and social club. ASMALLWORLD offers its members content, privileges, and community in over 100 cities around the world. Our membership comprises internationally-minded people committed to opening their lives to each other and ensuring that, above all else, members can live like locals wherever they go. ASMALLWORLD hosts an average of 50 international events per month and offers member benefits from over 500 luxury partners. As a member-vetted community, ASMALLWORLD cultivates a distinct sense of trust atypical to digital platforms. Membership requires an invitation from an existing member or an approved membership application by our international committee of trustees."
    • AFFLUENCE.ORG - an exclusive online social network for the affluent and influential aimed at forming a socially conscious, elite, and exclusive community that helps wealthy, influential, and affluent people make life better for both themselves and others.
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    • BIGGER POCKETS - "Knowledge, Networking, Dealmaking." The Premier Real Estate Social Network Community & Real Estate Investing Resource Directory.
    • BILDERBERG - founded in 1954, Bilderberg is an annual conference designed to foster dialogue between Europe and North America. Every year, between 120-150 political leaders and experts from industry, finance, academia and the media are invited to take part in the conference. About two thirds of the participants come from Europe and the rest from North America; one third from politics and government and the rest from other fields. The conference is a forum for informal, off-the-record discussions about megatrends and the major issues facing the world.
    • BILLIONAIRES ELITE - "An Exclusive Worldwide Network for the Elite. By invitation only!"
    • BUZZHERD - social network for business owners. Buzzherd provides you with the tools to aggregate your business marketing efforts. It's your one-stop shop for creating your business buzz - then spreading it!
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    • CHAÎNE DES RÔTISSEURS - an international gastronomic association dedicated to bringing together both professional and non-professional members worldwide who appreciate and share a mutual interest in cuisine, wine and fine dining.
    • CHAMBER.COM - an invitation-only community connecting leaders worldwide.
    • CIRCLE OF BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE INTERNATIONAL - unique social network portal that assists with self discovery of the pure, innate elegance of each individual; regardless of origin, class, title, gender, etc .
    • Club des Chefs des Chefs | CCC - founded in 1977. "The most exclusive Gastronomic Association in the world." Extremely strict membership criteria: to be accepted into this highly elite club, you need to be the current personal chef of a head of state.
    • CONFRÉRIE DU SABRE D'OR - devoted to the act of sabrage and enjoyment of champagne!
    • CROWDGATHER - "Our rapidly growing network allows forum owners, forum goers, and marketers to interact and develop deep, meaningful ties."
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    • ECADEMY - social business network founded in 1998, a community that enables people to learn, network and develop their business with a "digital mindset" for effective economic growth.
    • ELEQT - "Celebrate Life in Style." The most exclusive international social network for luxury lifestyle. Experience the summit of elite networking, offering you the opportunity to access the best possible business opportunities, to engage with international peers, get involved in mutually beneficial corporate deals, and have access to even greater luxury lifestyle benefits. ELEQT aims to be groundbreaking in its approach to social and business networking.
    • EUROPA NOSTRA - "In 45 years Europa Nostra has built a network of more than 400 member and associate organisations from all over Europe. They represent millions of citizens supporting or working for heritage as volunteers and professionals. As a member of this growing network, you can share your ideas and exchange best practices with European colleagues."
    • EUROPEAN ROUND TABLE OF INDUSTRIALISTS | ERT - brings together around 50 chief executives and chairmen of major multinational companies of European parentage, covering a wide range of industrial sectors.
    • EXECUTIVES PLACE - with a confidential network of senior executives, Executives Place creates greater transparency to the world of executive search. Club benefits include: Free access to the only online and dynamic directory of search consultants, with the ability to rate the consultants and view ratings. Create exclusive discussion forums where the member can invite attendees based on their professional profile. Enjoy discounts in a variety of areas including luxury retail brands and professional services.
    • EXPAT NETWORK - affiliate yourself with thousands of other working expats across the globe.
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    • FAME GAME - a rapidly-growing website that maps and analyzes your social connections and media attention to help you promote meaningful ideas, people, and organizations in culture.
    • FAST PITCH - A Professional Social Network for Business. "No Liking. No Poking. Just Business."
    • FINROAD - "The Financial Markets Network." FinRoad is an international internet platform facilitating connections and business between Financial Markets Professionals.
    • FRIENDS OF EUROPE - Brussels-based, not-for-profit think-tank for European Union policy analysis and debate.
    • A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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    • HENOKIENS ASSOCIATION - created in 1981, the objective of the Association is the development of its membership throughout the world around a common philosophy: the value of the concept of the family company, real alternative to the multinationals. Henokiens Association membership criteria are: company longevity – a minimum age of 200 years – and permanence – the family must be owner of the company or the majority share holder - one member of the founder must still manage the company or be a member of the board – and the company must be in good financial health. In addition, being modern is a final requirement.
    • A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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    • IFRI | Institut franÇais des relations internationales - (French Institute of International Relations) is the main independent research and debate institution dedicated to international affairs, based in Paris, France created in 1979. Ifri has since affirmed itself as one of the most established French think tanks. An integral part of the international think tank network, Ifri aims at gathering decision-makers and researchers to develop non-partisan and thorough research and debate on major contemporary international issues.
    • IVY EXEC - "The Ivy Exec mentor network. Where meaningful conversations begin." Realize your potential. Ivy Exec gives you the resources, tools and confidence to compete in the global workplace. A network unlike any other. When you are accepted into Ivy Exec, you earn a place within a select community of 253,902 business leaders in 150 countries. You instantly become part of an elite, private network comprised of the most exceptional men and women.
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    • KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL - ordinary people performing extraordinary work: work to develop future generations of leaders.
    • KLOUT - "Discover and be recognized for how you influence the world." Provides social media analytics to measure a user's influence across his or her social network. The analysis is done on data taken from sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, and measures the size of a person's network, the content created, and purports to measure how other people interact with that content.
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    • LEXPOSURE.NET - the leading networking and information website for the fashion and creative scene. Search the Directory with over 12.000 professional entries worldwide.
    • LINK EXPATS - social networking website for expatriates.
    • LINKEDFA - social network for Financial & Insurance Professionals and Investors to collaborate, grow business, and increase profits.
    • LINKEDIN - "Over 225 million professionals use LinkedIn to exchange information, ideas and opportunities." The world's largest business network.
    • LIONS CLUB INTERNATIONAL - the world's largest secular service organization with over 44,500 clubs and more than 1.3 million members in 203 countries around the world.
    • LUX VIP - "The Independent Global Luxury-Business and Social Network for the Affluent."
    • LUXURY SOCIETY - "Connecting, informing and inspiring the world's leading luxury professionals." Private business network and online publication, a trusted place for all luxury industry professionals in the world to meet, connect, stay informed, showcase their work, find experts, share ideas, ask questions, find jobs and make business.
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    • MY NIKKI BEACH - "The Jet Set social network."
    • A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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    • NAYMZ - "Complete Personal Brand Management." Professional social networking platform that allows users to network with other professionals and manage their online reputation.
    • Netropolitan - "Online country club for people with more money than time hungry for a place to communicate with like-minded people." Founded on September 16, 2014 by James Touchi-Peters. The Netropolitan Club is a completely private and extremely secure online environment. Aside from the login screen, the whole service is inaccessible from the public Internet; we display absolutely no third-party advertising; we do not sell or give away any member data; and all transmissions to and from the service are encrypted. We cannot guarantee you absolute security and privacy; but Netropolitan is as secure a social environment that you will find online, anywhere. First year membership fee is US$9,000. Every year-long subscription after that is US$3,000.
    • NEWSLE - "News about your people. Know your network. When your friends make the news, we make sure you know."
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    • OPEN ART COLLECTION - worldwide social art network for artists, collectors and professionals. "Meeting the right people in the art world just got easier."
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    • P1.CN - private network for China's social elite. Membership is by invitation only. "Our members share an international lifestyle, common values and interests. Through us our members can meet like-minded individuals, expand business networks, share experiences and participate in events. Currently our network consists of more than 500,000 individuals in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong."
    • Parlio - "A community for the curious, civil, and open minded."
    • POLICY NETWORK - London-based international thinktank and a leading platform for long-term strategic thinking, policymaking and international best practice, impacting on policy debates in the UK, Europe and the wider world.
    • PRIVATSEA - exclusive membership club for luxury yachting and associated lifestyle services. PrivatSea has created a Luxury Alliance and reciprocal Club Network for its members to provide services that naturally complement the yachting experience. Members receive privileges and preferential rates with partners including selective private clubs, premium private residences, highly exclusive events, private jets, limousine services, hotels, premium private residences, private jets, yacht builders, limousines and private banks.
    • ProMatcher - by VentureStreet. "Helping individuals and businesses find the services they need." Networking, leads, marketing, and more...
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    • QS - the world's leading network for top careers and education.
    • QUBE - invitation-only social and business network. Qube from Quintessentially is the ultimate Social and Business Network for those who enjoy the finer things in life.
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    • REFERRAL KEY - "Your Referral Network." With Referral Key, you can quickly and easily build a business network of referral associates who know and trust you, inviting them to exchange referrals with you. Once your associates accept your invitations to exchange referrals, they will begin sending you solid leads.
    • RICH GIRLS CLUB - "Place where you want to be!"
    • RIVIERA BUSINESS CLUB - "The network for international businesspeople." We are an international association that connects with more then 1,200 international people of many different European and worldwide nationalities living and working on the French Riviera. Now in its 16th year of existence, The Riviera Business Club is now the largest international business network in the South of France. The Riviera Business Club is a non-profit organisation and our objective is to make contact easy between people looking for and people promoting English-speaking businesses and services on the Cote d'Azur.
    • ROTARY INTERNATIONAL - more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Motto: Service Above Self.
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    • SELECT SOCIETY - ultimate business networking and luxury lifestyle.
    • Sina Weibo - since 2009. Chinese microblogging (weibo) website. Akin to a hybrid of Twitter and Facebook, it is one of the most popular sites in China, in use by well over 30% of Internet users, with a market penetration similar to the United States' Twitter.
    • solaborate - "Be where Tech really matters." Solaborate is a social and collaboration platform dedicated to technology professionals and companies to connect, collaborate, discover opportunities, and create an ecosystem around products and services. Solaborate provides technology professionals a central place with the right tools and services to collaborate in real time. It's a new way for the tech community to be more productive.
    • SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL - a worldwide organization for women in management and professions.
    • SPOKE - makes it easy for business people to discover and gain access to other business people via detailed contact information and professional networking. Provides access to over 60 million business people across 2.3 million companies.
    • STRATUS REWARDS - a by-invitation only club catering to a relatively small number of people who appreciate priviliged access. As a member you earn points for every dollar spent on the card, and in turn, receive reciprocal benefits from a number of world-class niche lifestyle clubs and luxury oriented companies, redeem them for private jet travel, difficult to obtain items, unique services, rare auction items or life-inspiring experiences.
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    • THE BUTTON CLUB - global community that provides its members with networking opportunities and access to exclusive events and entertainment.
    • The Girls' Lounge - "Confidence is Beautiful." A 'go to' destination at industry conferences for women to connect, collaborate and inspire each other. Every day, we support and mentor women to find their voice, embrace their feminine leadership powers and work together to transform corporate culture for this and future generations. Together, we are making meaningful strides to effect real change for real women.
    • THE LUXURY NETWORK - recently described as 'the next generation of marketing for luxury brands'. The Luxury Network's objective is simple: To facilitate co-operation and new business development between top-end companies under the umbrella of 'Affinity Marketing'.
    • THE OTHER NETWORK WRITERS ROOM - "Inside the art, craft and business of writing." The brainchild of alternative comedy goddess Beth Lapides, who realized that a lot of brilliant TV writers' best work was literally gathering dust in the closet!
    • THE ULC SOCIETY - the social network at the Ultimate Luxury Community "for the people passionated with the Luxury side of our Life."
    • TOTALPRESTIGE - "Business & Lifestyle Luxury Network. Serving Celebrities, High Net Worth Individuals And Corporations Since 1993." Totalprestige Community is a members-only community and a professional social network for entrepreneurs, professionals and luxury lifestyle aficionados. Described as "High Society Network," in The New York Post, "Il social-network per l'alta società," in Il Corriere della Sera, and defined as "A Facebook for the Filthy Rich," in Wired Magazine.
    • Tradeshift - since 2010. "A platform for all your business interactions." Web based business network and also a free invoicing platform.
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    • VIADEO - "Your network is more powerful than you think." Web 2.0 professional business-oriented online social networking platform with over 35 million members worldwide.
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    • WALPOLE - "British Luxury." Formed in 1990, Walpole is a non-profit-making organisation that furthers the interests of the British luxury industry by harnessing and sharing the collective knowledge, experience and resources of the membership.
    • WAYN.COM - the fastest growing travel and lifestyle social networking community website in the UK. Present in 251 countries and membership of over 15 million.
    • WELCOM - (World Economic Leaders COMmunity) interactive platform for those who wish to continue and reply at the World Economic Forum themes debats.
    • WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM - founded 1971. Swiss non-profit foundation, based in Cologny, Geneva, Switzerland. "Commited to improving the state of the world." The foundation is funded by its 1,000-member companies. Each member company pays a basic annual membership fee of CHF 42,500 and a CHF 18,000 annual-meeting fee which covers the participation of its chief executive officer at the annual meeting. Organizes a series of regional meetings throughout the year. Best known for its five-day annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
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    • XING - the social global professional business network with more than 10 million members worldwide.
    • A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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    • Y'S MEN INTERNATIONAL - oriented to serving the worldwide YMCA, the largest non-governmental youth organisation.
    • YOCTOCOSMOS - Yoctocosmos is a new exclusive network based in Monaco integrating the luxury lifestyle business world, international forums, think-tanks and select members and offering itself as a complete platform with professional tools and communications in the socio-professional world to the mutual benefit of its members.
    • YOUNG PRESIDENTS' ORGANIZATION | YPO - the premier global leadership network.
    Crowdfunding
  • What is crowdfunding?
  • Comparison of crowdfunding services - Wikipedia.
  • Crowdfunding - Wikipedia.
  • Donation - Wikipedia.
  • Equity crowdfunding - Wikipedia.
  • Fundraising - Wikipedia.
    • ArtistShare - since 2003. "Where the fans make it happen!"
    • EquityNet - since 2005. "Leading Business Crowdfunding PLatform."
    • Fundageek - since 2011. As of the end of 2013 the web site is closed and underlying technology and domain is for sale.
    • Fundly - since 2009. "Raise Money For Anything." Fundly is fast, easy and has no raise requirements.
    • FundRazr - since 2009. "Change a Life. For Good." Crowdfunding & fundraising.
    • GiveForward - since 2008. The #1 Way to Raise Money for a Loved One | Build Your Community."
    • GoFundMe - since 2010. "Crowdfunding for Everyone!" The World's #1 Personal Fundraising Websites.
    • Indiegogo - since 2008. "The World’s Crowdfunding Engine." As the largest global fundraising site, we help individuals, businesses, and non-profits raise money online.
    • Kickstarter - since 2009. "Our mission is to bring creative projects to life."
    • MicroVentures - since 2010. "Invest in Startups."
    • Pledgie - since 2006. "Helping you help others."
    • Plumfund - since 2006. "Giving feels good." Free online crowdfunding and fundraising website."
    • RocketHub - since 2009. "Thousands of people are raising millions of dollars on RocketHub."
    • SeedInvest - since 2011. "Startup Investing, Simplified."
    • Sellaband - since 2006. "Where fans invest in music!"
    • YouCaring - since 2011. "The Leader in Free Online Fundraising." Compassionate Crowdfunding – Optimized for Success.
    Data Brokers
  • 60 Minutes - The Data Brokers. YouTube: 14:50.
  • Information broker - Wikipedia.
    • Acxiom - claims to have files on 10% of the world's population, with about 1500 pieces of information per consumer.
    • Epsilon - "Where intelligence ignites connection."
    Financial Analysis, Rating & Research
  • Standard & Poor's.
  • Big Three (credit rating agencies) - Wikipedia.
  • Credit rating - Wikipedia.
  • Credit rating agency - Wikipedia.
  • Credit risk - Wikipedia.
    • BLOOMBERG - "Business, Finance & Economic News, Stock Quotes."
    • Equifax - "Check Your Credit Report & Credit Score Ratings."
    • EXPERIAN - "A world of insight." Credit Report and Credit Score with Toll-Free Support from Experian.
    • FITCH RATINGS - founded in 1913. "Global rating agency dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through objective and balanced credit opinion." One of the "Big Three credit rating agencies".
    • LAFFERTY GROUP - "Advanced Knowledge Services."
    • MOODY'S - founded in 1909. "Credit ratings, research, tools and analysis for the global capital markets." One of the "Big Three credit rating agencies".
    • OXFORD ECONOMICS - "Economic forecasts and data." A leading economic forecasting consultancy, producing macroeconomic and industry forecasts, analysis and data on 175 countries.
    • S&P Capital IQ - "Company and Market Research, Financial Analytics, Screening, and Relationship Management Tools."
    • STANDARD & POOR'S - founded in 1860. "With offices in 25 countries and a history that dates back more than 150 years, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services provides high-quality market intelligence in the form of credit ratings, research, and thought leadership." One of the "Big Three credit rating agencies".
    • THOMSON REUTERS - "The world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals."
    • TransUnion - "Credit Report, Credit Scores & Credit Checks." Provides solutions to approximately 45,000 businesses and approximately 500 million consumers worldwide. It is also the third-largest credit bureau in the United States. Like major competitors Equifax and Experian, TransUnion markets credit reports directly to consumers.
    Forex
  • Forex.
  • FOREX - International Business Matters.
  • FOREX | FOREIGN EXCHANGE MARKET - Wikipedia.
    • FOREXYARD - "Take the market by the horns." FOREX trading online.
    • OANDA - Currency, exchange rates, currency converter, forex, foreign exchange, live rates, currency conversion, money converter, currency exchange.
    Media
  • Wall Street Journal.
  • 24/7 WALL ST. - insightful analysis and commentary for US and global equity investors.
  • BARRON'S - American weekly newspaper founded in 1921. It covers U.S. financial information, market developments, and relevant statistics. Each issue provides a wrap-up of the previous week's market activity, news reports, and an informative outlook on the week to come.
  • BBC NEWS - business.
  • BLOOMBERG - among the top five most-trafficked financial sites on the Web.
  • BUSINESS INSIDER - new business site with deep financial, entertainment, green tech and digital industry verticals.
  • BUSINESSWEEK - Bloomberg Businessweek, commonly and formerly known as BusinessWeek, is a weekly business magazine published by Bloomberg L.P. Since 1975, Businessweek has carried more annual advertising pages than any other magazine in the United States. Businessweek was first published in September 1929, only weeks before the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Its original purpose was to provide information and opinions as to what was happening in the business world, at the time.
  • BØRSEN ONLINE - Danish business newspaper.
  • CANADIAN BUSINESS - since 1928. The longest-publishing business magazine in Canada.
  • CNBC.COM - since 1989. American basic cable and satellite business news television channel.
  • CNN MONEY - financial news and information website, operated by the CNN division of Time Warner.
  • CNN world business
  • CURRENCY TRADER - "The only magazine for FX traders."
  • DEALBREAKER - online business tabloid and Wall Street gossip site that covers the personalities and culture that shape the financial industry, offering original commentary, news and entertainment.
  • DOW JONES - since 1896. "Roughly two-thirds of the DJIA's 30 component companies are manufacturers of industrial and consumer goods. The others represent industries as diverse as financial services, entertainment and information technology. Even so, the DJIA today serves the same purpose for which it was created – to provide a clear, straightforward view of the stock market and, by extension, the U.S. economy."
  • Euromoney - since 1969. English-language monthly magazine focused on business and finance. Covers global banking, macroeconomics and capital markets, including debt and equity and features comment, profiles and interviews with chief executives and senior figures in finance.
  • FINANCIAL NEWS - breaking news, comment, analysis & blogs.
  • FINANCIAL TIMES - founded in 1888. International business newspaper. Its primary rival is New York City-based The Wall Street Journal. specialises in UK and international business and financial news. Printed as a broadsheet on light salmon paper, the FT is the only paper in the UK providing full daily reports on the London Stock Exchange and world markets.
  • FN | FINANZ NACHRICHTEN - Aktuelle Nachrichten zu Finanzen, Börse und Wirtschaft.
  • FORBES - American business magazine since 1917. Published biweekly, it features original articles on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics. Forbes also reports on related subjects such as technology, communications, science, and law.
  • FORTUNE - global business magazine published by Time Inc. Founded by Henry Luce in 1930.
  • GLOBAL FINANCE - sinde 1987. English-language monthly financial magazine.
  • GLOOM BOOM DOOM - in depth economic and financial publication, which highlights unusual investment opportunities around the world.
  • HANDELSBLATT - since 1946. Leading German language business newspaper.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW - general management magazine published by Harvard Business Publishing, a wholly owned subsidiary of Harvard University. It is published 12 times a year.
  • HSL | HARRY SCHULZ LETTER - premier international financial, geopolitical, investment newsletter.
  • INC. - "Small Business Ideas and Resources for Entrepreneurs."
  • INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR - since 1967. Global finance market news, analysis and research. Monthly periodical published by Euromoney Institutional Investor. A separate international edition of the magazine was established in 1976 for readers in Europe and Asia.
  • INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES - online global business newspaper, comprising of 13 editions with publishing in 12 countries across 8 languages. It is among the top-ten online business newspapers in the world.
  • LLOYD'S LIST - the leading maritime & transport news portal.
  • Management Today - "It aims to help managers and business leaders succeed today, and keep succeeding tomorrow."
  • MARKET WATCH - since 1997. Owned by Dow Jones & Company. Operates a financial information website that provides business news, analysis, and stock market data and offers personal finance news and advice, tools for investors and access to industry research.
  • MONEY NEWS - bringing the latest consumer financial news, personal finance and mortgage news for the United Kingdom.
  • MONEY WEEK - since 2000. "The UK’s best-selling financial magazine." Weekly investment magazine that covers financial and economic news and provides commentary and analysis across UK and global markets.
  • PORTFOLIO.COM - since 2007. Website published by American City Business Journals that provides news and information for small to mid-sized businesses (SMB).
  • STOCK WATCH - the inexpensive subscription-only source of real-time quotes, trades and market depth for companies listed on the major North American stock markets.
  • THE BANKER - "Global Financial Intelligence Since 1926." English-language monthly international financial affairs publication owned by The Financial Times Ltd. and edited in London.
  • THE DAILY TICKER - Yahoo Screen.
  • Traders Magazine - since 1967. "TRADERS covers the entire trading process, including equities and options, major trends, financial industry news, executive profiles and the technological developments that keep Wall Street running."
  • UNGAGGED.NET - the other side of the Enron story.
  • Upstart business journal - with focus on entrepreneurship.
  • WALL STREET JOURNAL - founded in 1889. Largest newspaper in the United States, by circulation. Covers American economic and international business topics, and financial news and issues.
  • WIRTSCHAFTS WOCHE - since 1926. German weekly business news magazine.
  • Worth - American financial, wealth management and lifestyle magazine founded in 1992. The magazine addresses financial, legal and lifestyle issues for high net worth individuals, featuring stories about dynamic wealth creators and providing expert advice on investing and wealth management.
  • YAHOO! FINANCE - "Business Finance, Stock Market, Quotes, News."
    Merchant Accounts
  • Merchant account.
  • MERCHANT ACCOUNT - Wikipedia.
  • MERCHANT PROVIDER - Wikipedia.
    • CCNOW - merchant account alternative. Secure Online Retail Services. CCNow eliminates the need to struggle with merchant accounts and shopping cart software.
    • Credit Card Processing - "We offer credit card processing and merchant account services to help you grow your business".
    • MOPHIE MARKETPLACE - magnetic credit card Strip Reader for iPhone 3G & 3GS. Turn your iPhone in to a mobile payment solution that is fast, secure and ready to go wherever you go.
    • PAY PAL - "Send Money, Pay Online or Set Up a Merchant Account with PayPal."
    Miscellaneous
  • Lloyd's of London.
  • 5:2 money diet - The Telegraph.
  • 7 apps to help your business grow on Facebook - Mashable.
  • 25 GENIUSES WHO ARE CREATING THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS - Wired.
  • 33 apps that will save you money - TIME Magazine.
  • 50 Highest Rated CEOs - Glassdoor.
  • 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2014 - BrandZ.
  • 2010 FORTUNE 500 - And the winners are...
  • 2014 Global Wealth Report - Credit Suisse.
  • 2014 Legatum Prosperity Index - defining prosperity as a combination of wealth & wellbeing. The Prosperity Index ranks countries according to their performance across eight equally-weighted sub-indexes.
  • 2014 World's Billionaires - Forbes.
  • ACE METRIX - "A new way of measuring television advertising effectiveness that works the way you do; online, fast, and efficiently."
  • AIG | AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP - American insurance corporation. Founded 1919 in Shanghai, China.
  • ALEXA - known for its toolbar and website. Once installed, the toolbar collects data on browsing behavior which is transmitted to the website where it is stored and analyzed and is the basis for the company's web traffic reporting.
  • Alibaba.com International - "Global trade starts here." The leading global e-commerce platform for small businesses around the world. It aims to be the go-to English-language platform for cross-border trade and help small businesses worldwide expand to overseas markets.
  • AngloINFO French Riviera - "The global expat network." Everything you need for life on the Côte d’Azur - local information you can trust. There are many reasons why people move away from their home country: career opportunities, temporary expat job assignments, study, retirement, an improved quality of life, family commitments, second-home ownership or permanent emigration. Whatever the reason for moving, life in a new place can be unusual, complicated or just difficult. Whether you have been living abroad for ten years or you are just thinking about moving, AngloINFO is here to give you dependable support - whenever and wherever you need it.
  • Arnold Hill & Co. Chartered Accountants - "For over one hundred years Arnold Hill & Co LLP has been providing a professional, personal and friendly service. Our office is conveniently based in the heart of London, close to Trafalgar Square in the West End."
  • BCG | BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP - global management consulting firm and the world's leading advisor on business strategy.
  • Best Countries for Business - Forbes.
  • Best-Performing CEOs in the World 2015 - Harvard Business Review.
  • BIG MAC INDEX - Burgernomics: the index is a lighthearted attempt to gauge how far currencies are from their fair value.
  • BILDERBERG GROUP - an unofficial, annual, invitation-only conference of around 130 guests, most of whom are persons of great influence in the fields of politics, business, banking, and media.
  • Billion dollar+ software companies founded since 2003 - Atomico.
  • Bloomberg Game Changers - (TV Series 2010-).
  • BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY - "How To Make Competition Irrelevant."
  • Brand Finance - founded in 1996." The world’s leading independent brand valuation and strategy consultancy." Headquartered in the City of London, we are present in over 20 countries.
  • BRANDWEEK - brand professions count on Brandweek.com for online access to branding news and analysis.
  • BRENT CRUDE OIL - is sourced from the North Sea.
  • BRETTON WOODS SYSTEM - of monetary management established the rules for commercial and financial relations among the world's major industrial states in the mid 20th century.
  • BUSINESS CENTRE - whether you need a small executive suite or an entire floor of serviced office space, Avanta's flexible business centres throughout prime areas of London and the UK provide the solution.
  • BUSINESS DICTIONARY - "Over 20,000 terms. Clear. Concise. Comprehensive."
  • Business School Rankings 2015 - Financial Times.
  • CAC | Certified Acceptance Corporation - an independent numismatic coin authentication service and is not connected or affiliated with any other numismatic coin encapsulating and/or grading service.
  • CAPGEMINI - consulting, technology, outsourcing.
  • CASHMASTER INTERNATIONAL CASH COUNTING - cash counting machines.
  • CELEBRITY SPEAKERS - since 1983. "The global speaker bureau." Leading speakers bureau for business, motivational and after dinner speakers.
  • China International Payment System | CIPS - Reuters.
  • CLYDE & CO. - leading international law firm, opens doors and helps you do business across 120 countries.
  • COMMISSION JUNCTION - global leader in the online advertising channels of affiliate marketing and managed search.
  • COMPETE, INC. - web traffic analysis service operating in the United States that publishes the approximate number of global visitors to the top 1,000,000 web sites in the world. This number is computed from sources including internet service providers, opt-in panels, application providers, and users of the Compete toolbar.
  • CORPORATE LIBRARY - our mission is to provide independent corporate governance research and analysis to enable our clients to enhance value.
  • Crunch Base - "The Free Tech Company Techbase." Free database of technology companies, people, and investors that anyone can edit.
  • CURRENCY CODES - currency ISO codes by country.
  • Dark Pool - definition & explanation.
  • De La Rue - since 1821. "The world’s largest commercial banknote printer." The world's largest commercial security printer and papermaker. Banknote manufacturer, security printing, papermaking and cash handling systems company with headquarters in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England.
  • Debt is Good - The New York Times.
  • DEWITT STERN - insurance & risk advisory since 1899. specializing in commercial, personal, fine art, employee benefits, FinPro, entertainment, and professional liability services.
  • DIFC | DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE
  • Dog-and-pony show - definition & explanation.
  • Doing Business Report 2014 - The World Bank.
  • DON CROWTHER.COM - Internet marketing and social media expert.
  • DOUBLECLICK - develops and provides Internet ad serving services.
  • DUN & BRADSTREET - global risk, credit, sales, marketing, and supplier management solutions.
  • E-GOLD - Internet payments 100% backed by gold.
  • EBS | EUROPEAN BUSINESS SUMMIT
  • ECONOMIC AND MONETARY UNION | EUROPEAN COMMISSION
  • ESCROW.COM - protects online buyers and sellers from fraud.
  • EVENTICA - a unique, full service communications company with a truly global reach, operating from offices in London, Moscow and Dubai.
  • Fat Finger Syndrome - definition & explanation.
  • FDIC | FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION (US)
  • FICO SCORE - Wikipedia.
  • FINANCIAL DICTIONARY - Investopedia.
  • FINCEN - one of the US Department of Treasury's lead agencies in the fight against money laundering.
  • Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award - since 2005. Annual award given to the best business book of the year as determined by the Financial Times and McKinsey & Company. It aims to find the book that has ‘the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues.’
  • FIONA SHACKLETON - an English solicitor, famous for representing members of the British Royal Family and celebrities, including Paul McCartney and Prince Andrew.
  • FOUR PERCENT RULE - definition & explanation.
  • FSA | FINANCIAL SERVICES AUTHORITY (UK)
  • FORBES: AMERICA'S LARGEST PRIVATE COMPANIES
  • FORBES: THE WORLD'S 2000 BIGGEST COMPANIES 2009
  • FORBES: THE WORLD'S BILLIONAIRES 2013
  • FORBES: TOP-EARNING CEO'S
  • FX CURRENCY CONVERTER - currency converter for 164 currencies.
  • G-7 - Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom and the United States.
  • G-8 - Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, United Kingdom, United States and the European Union.
  • G-20 - Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States and the European Union.
  • GALLUP - conducts public opinion polls in more than 140 countries around the world.
  • genericization - with respect to a trademark, the act or process of becoming so widely identified as a reference for a type of product as to cease representing a particular brand or manufacturer of that type of product.
  • GEORGE SOROS - the official website.
  • George Soros Sees Crisis in Global Markets That Echoes 2008 - Bloomberg Business.
  • Global 500 2015 - world’s most valuable global brands.
  • Global MBA Ranking 2015 - Financial Times.
  • GLOBAL SPEAKERS BUREAU - "We deliver any kind of celebrity speaker or motivational speaker for events, conferences, board meetings and endorsements."
  • GLOBAL STRATEGY GROUP - a public affairs and research firm in market research, politics, communications, new media and interactive services.
  • GOLDMAN SACHS - leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities and investment management services.
  • GOLIATH - "Business Knowledge On Demand." Online-business content service, providing global company and industry intelligence to business executives.
  • GOOGLE'S TAX LOOPHOLE - the "Double Irish" and the "Dutch Sandwich" strategy.
  • Government Pension Fund Norway - (Folketrygfondet) world's largest foundation. Manages Norway's oil wealth.
  • GROW VENTURE COMMUNITY | GROW VC - Transparent and international networking website for mobile and web 2.0 startups to seek early stage funding. The first global crowdfunding platform for web and mobile startups.
  • Harris Interactive - custom market research firm, known for the Harris Poll, one of the world’s longest-running and most respected public opinion polls.
  • HITWISE - global online competitive intelligence service which collects data directly from ISP networks to aid website managers in analysing trends in visitor behavior and to measure website market share.
  • Hong Kong Offshore Company Contract Management - "We provide agency representation, contract management and invoicing services for international contractors, consultants, commercial intermediaries and traders. We offer you the ability to establish a Hong Kong base in a cost effective way."
  • How to get away with financial fraud - The Guardian.
  • IMG | INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT GROUP - global marketing & media solutions. Connects brands to global opportunities in sports, entertainment and media.
  • Indiegogo - "The World's Funding Platform." Since 2008. International crowdfunding site where anyone can raise money for film, music, art, charity, small businesses, gaming, theater, and more.
  • Infinite Prosperity - since 2011. "#1 Online FX trading course." We are professional currency traders and trading coaches. After becoming sick of the usual "wealth creation" education, our mission is to teach our clients the skills and strategies really required to make money in the markets. We take innovative wealth creation strategies and make them easy to understand and simple to implement by diluting the mountain of information down into a manageable set of key strategies, essential risk management procedures, and excellent support services.
  • INTELIUS - "Live in the know." Pioneers in the information commerce industry, innovating technologies to collect, interpret and deliver information to consumers and businesses online. Advanced people search in the U.S. Background check. Reverse cell phone lookup.
  • INVESTOPEDIA - offers an abundance of financial content, from articles, dictionary terms, tutorials and video, to frequently asked questions and exam prep quizzes. Notable is Investopedia’s Stock Simulator and FXtrader, where users can register for free and practice their investing skills with $100,000 in virtual cash in either the stock market or fast paced foreign exchange market.
  • ISM | INSTITUTE FOR SUPPLY MANAGEMENT (US) - surveys national and global manufactoring output.
  • Jackson Hole Economic Symposium - the most elite banking conference in the world. Annual symposium sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City since 1978, and held in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, since 1981. The symposium focuses on an important economic issue that faces U.S. and world economies. Participants include prominent central bankers and finance ministers, as well as academic luminaries and leading financial market players from around the world.
  • JIM COLLINS - free access to videos, audios, articles, & tools to aid in understanding and applying the ideas from Jim's books and research to both business and life.
  • JOURNAL OF MARKETING - a professional association for individuals and organizations involved in the practice, teaching and study of marketing worldwide.
  • KANTAR WORLDPANEL - "World leader in consumer knowledge and insights based on continuous consumer panels."
  • KICKSTARTER - "A New Way To Fund & Follow Creativity." A funding platform for artists, designers, filmmakers, musicians, journalists, inventors, explorers.
  • LAW.COM - "The web's leading legal news and information network."
  • LEGAL.COM - "Legal Resources for Everyone."
  • LEXIS NEXIS MATTHEW BENDER - a leading provider of analytical legal information in print and CD-ROM formats, and via the Internet.
  • LINKEDIN - the world's largest business network.
  • LLOYD'S OF LONDON - the world's leading insurance market.
  • M-PESA - mobile-phone based money transfer service.
  • MACHINE ADVANTAGE - money counters.
  • MADE-IN-CHINA.COM - "Connecting Buyers with China Suppliers."
  • MAGENTO - open-source ecommerce web application.
  • Mapping the World's Prices 2015 - Deutsche Bank.
  • Market maker - a market maker or liquidity provider is a company or an individual that quotes both a buy and a sell price in a financial instrument or commodity held in inventory, hoping to make a profit on the bid-offer spread, or turn.
  • MARTINDALE.COM - lawyer locator: over 1,000,000 lawyers and law firms in 160 countries.
  • measuring worth - Relative Worth Calculators & Data Sets.
  • MERCER - consulting, outsourcing, investments and surveys.
  • Mercer & Hole Chartered Accountants - "One of the top 50 accountancy firms in the UK."
  • MCKINSEY & COMPANY - "We help people and companies explore extraordinary opportunities, manage and sustain growth, and maximize revenue."
  • MICHELOUD & CIE - the Swiss specialist.
  • MILWARD BROWN - 100 most valuable global luxury brands 2009.
  • MINDSIGN NEUROMARKETING - fMRI brain response market research for product improvement. "We look at the subject brain response to your ad, game, speech, or film. We look at how well and how often it engages the areas for attention/emotion/memory/and personal meaning (importance)."
  • MONEY CENTRAL - Times Online.
  • MOPHIE MARKETPLACE - magnetic credit card Strip Reader for iPhone 3G & 3GS. Turn your iPhone in to a mobile payment solution that is fast, secure and ready to go wherever you go.
  • Morgan Stanley - since 1935. American multinational financial services.
  • Moscow International Financial Forum - focuses on a broad range of topics which are tremendously important for wealthy Russian. Such topics as sanctions, de-offshorisation law (CFC), second citizenship reporting, investment opportunities, asset protection and financial services are crucial for the Russian HNWIs and their assets.
  • MUSASHI CO., LTD. - currency counter.
  • Museum of American Finance - the nation’s only independent public museum dedicated to preserving, exhibiting and teaching about American finance and financial history. Located in the Financial District of the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, it as an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
  • MWRI | MOBILE WEALTHY RESIDENCY INDEX - check out the 11 preferred jurisdictions.
  • NATIONAL DEBT CLOCK - billboard-sized display which constantly updates to show the current United States gross national debt and each American family's share of the debt. It is currently installed on Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) in Manhattan, New York City, U.S.A.
  • NIC | NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE COUNCIL - global trends 2025: a transformed world.
  • NIELSEN BUSINESS MEDIA - global marketing research firm. Essential market intelligence with proven marketing platforms.
  • NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH - American firm that measures media audiences, including television, radio, theatre, films and newspapers.
  • Norway's Government Pension Fund Global - market value as of March 13, 2015: 7,000+ billion NOK.
  • ODYSSEY MARINE EXPLORATION - world leader in deep-ocean shipwreck exploration.
  • OECD | ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT
  • OECD CPI | OECD CONSUMER PRICE INDICES
  • ONE POLL - "Research specialists - investigating the opinion of the people. OnePoll conducts online surveys. Once you’re registered - for free - your account opens and you start earning."
  • OPEC | ORGANIZATION of the PETROLEUM EXPORTING COUNTRIES
  • OXFORD ECONOMICS - a leading economic forecasting consultancy, producing macroeconomic and industry forecasts, analysis and data on 175 countries.
  • PAYNE HICKS BEACH SOLICITORS - "The Firm (U.K.) can trace its origins back to 1730, the date when registration of attorneys and solicitors was introduced."
  • PAM AWARDS | PRIVATE ASSET MANAGEMENT AWARDS - the highest regarded awards in the UK wealth management sector.
  • PAYSCALE - salary comparison, salary survey, search wages.
  • PETER F. DRUCKER - writer, management consultant, and self-described "social ecologist."
  • PGP | PRETTY GOOD PRIVACY - data, email & hard drive encryption.
  • PIERCE MATTIE PUBLIC RELATIONS - beauty, fashion, luxury, lifestyle PR firm.
  • PLAYSPAN - the leader in monetization solutions: any content. Any user. Any Price. Any Place: online games, virtual worlds, social networks.
  • Privatizing Profits & Socializing Losses - definition & explanation.
  • QORVIS - founded in 2000. International Washington, D.C.-based public relations, advertising and lobbying firm. Its CEO is Michael Petruzzello. Qorvis provides public relations representation on behalf of public companies, financial services firms, sovereign nations, and wealthy individuals.
  • QUANTCAST - "The best audience measurement solution." To measure and organize the world's audiences in real-time so advertisers can buy, sell and connect with those that matter most. Right now, Quantcast engages all 220 million U.S. Internet users, providing detailed audience profiles for the advertising marketplace to learn more about what consumers are doing online.
  • REGUS - operates over 1000 business centers across 450 cities in 75 countries. Office space, virtual offices & meeting rooms to rent.
  • Repeatable business model - definition & explanation.
  • Reputation.com - Online Reputation Management. "Your Online Reputation. It's Business. It's Personal." In a nutshell, online reputation management, or ORM as it’s known, is the practice of making people and businesses look their best on the Internet. To accomplish that, people need to control their online search results because they frequently contain inaccurate, misleading or outdated material which can adversely influence how web searchers view them.
  • REPUTATION INSTITUTE - the world’s leading reputation consulting firm. As a pioneer in the field of brand and reputation management, Reputation Institute helps companies unlock the power of reputation.
  • Reverse takeover - the acquisition of a public company by a private company so that the private company can bypass the lengthy and complex process of going public.
  • SA LAW - "Leading UK law firm based in St Albans (Hertfordshire) and London. We’re “full service”, which means we have a large team of solicitors that cover all legal aspects of your business and personal life."
  • SALARY.COM - salary information, job search, education opoortunities and career advice.
  • Scripophily.com - "The Gift of History." The world's largest dealer of Stocks and Bonds, plus Autographs, Historical Documents, checks, postcards, paper money, notaphily, old stock certificates, and more.
  • SEC | U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
  • SHANGHAI WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER | SWFC - otherwise known as "The Vertical Complex City".
  • SHVOONG.COM - "The Global Source for Summaries & Reviews". Shvoong is a global hub for Summaries & Reviews on virtually every topic imaginable. On Shvoong you’ll find book reviews, book summaries, movie reviews, website reviews, make money online reviews, business reviews, product reviews, travel reviews, and much more.
  • SIPC | SECURITIES INVESTOR PROTECTION CORPORATION
  • STANDARD & POOR'S - offices in 23 countries and a history that dates back nearly 150 years, Standard & Poor’s is known to investors worldwide as a leader of financial-market intelligence.
  • Stavisky Affair - was a 1934 financial scandal generated by the actions of embezzler Alexandre Stavisky.
  • STOCK SEARCH INTERNATIONAL - "We find value in old stock & bond certificates!" Since 1969, our research efforts have helped investors recover millions of dollars from old stocks and bonds thought to be worthless!
  • STOP CODDLING THE SUPER-RICH - Warren Buffett in New York Times (August 14, 2011).
  • Stop Wasting Money & Finally Start a Budget - The New York Times.
  • Sullivan & Cromwell - since 1879. International law firm headquartered in New York. The firm has approximately 800 lawyers in 12 offices, located in financial centers across the globe. Sullivan & Cromwell consistently ranks as one of the most prestigious law firms in the world. The firm has steered the development of many of the world's corporate titans over the past 130-plus years. Founding fathers Algernon Sydney Sullivan and William Nelson Cromwell wasted no time in elevating the firm to elite status, advising John Pierpont Morgan during the creation of Edison General Electric in 1882 and later guiding key players in the formation of U.S. Steel and the financing of the Panama Canal. The firm has since consistently represented some of the world's largest investment banks and financial institutions, multinational corporations, private equity clients, and high net worth individuals.
  • SUNDAY TIMES RICH LIST - interactive.
  • TAX HAVENS of the WORLD BY WALTER & DOROTHY DIAMOND
  • Tax Havens of the World, Eighth Edition By Thomas Azzara
  • TAX JUSTICE NETWORK | TJN - independent organisation dedicated to high-level research, analysis and advocacy in the field of tax and regulation. We work to map, analyse and explain the role of taxation and the harmful impacts of tax evasion, tax avoidance, tax competition and tax havens.
  • TEFAF Art Market Report 2014 - "The global art market, with a focus on the US and China."
  • The Complete Tax Haven Guide: Financial Freedom Through Global Investing
  • THE CORPORATE LIBRARY - the leading independent source for corporate governance and executive compensation information and analysis.
  • The Giving Pledge - since 2009. "The Giving Pledge is a commitment by the world's wealthiest individuals and families to dedicate the majority of their wealth to philanthropy."
  • The globe of economic complexity - dynamically maps out the entire world production of goods to create an economic landscape of countries around the globe. A map created by Harvard University researchers visualises the trillions of dollars worth of trade exchanged between all the world's economies.
  • THE HARRIS POLL - begun in 1963, The Harris Poll weekly column is one of the longest running; most respected proprietary surveys conducted by Harris Interactive measuring public opinion and is highly regarded throughout the world.
  • THE LUXURY INSTITUTE - "The Knowledge of Luxury." New York based ratings and research organization that conducts research on the luxury industry.
  • The most valuable substances in the world by weight - The Telegraph.
  • The Square Mile - City of London, London, England, United Kingdom.
  • THE TECH TERMS COMPUTER DICTIONARY
  • THE UNTOUCHABLES - Frontline's documentary (53:41) about how Wall Street's leaders have escaped prosecution after the crash.
  • THE WEALTH REPORT 2011 - produced by Knight Frank in conjunction with Citi Private Bank. Offers a unique perspective on the key luxury property markets around the world.
  • THINKEQUITY - offers targeted research, investment banking, institutional sales and trading, wealth management and asset management services.
  • Top 10 Hedge Fund Earners - The New York Times.
  • Top 10 Most Expensive Places To Live In The World - TheRichest.org
  • Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2013 - BrandZ.
  • Tradeshift - since 2010. "A platform for all your business interactions." Web based business network and also a free invoicing platform.
  • TROPE AND TROPE - Los Angeles divorce lawyers. "Over 400 years experience in Family Law."
  • US BUREAU OF ENGRAVING & PRINTING
  • US BUREAU OF ENGRAVING & PRINTING STORE
  • VERISIGN - SSL certificates, and more.
  • WALL STREET CRASH OF 1929 - Wikipedia: Black Thursday.
  • WARRIOR FORUM - "The #1 Internet Marketing Forum Since 1997."
  • WASHINGTON SPEAKERS BUREAU - since 1979. "Connecting You with the World's Greatest Minds." Business Speakers, Inspirational and Motivational Speakers, Keynote Speakers.
  • Where Are the Customers' Yachts: or A Good Hard Look at Wall Street - Amazon.com.
  • WTI CRUDE OIL | WEST TEXAS INTERMEDIATE - also known as Texas Light Sweet, is a type of crude oil used as a benchmark in oil pricing and the underlying commodity of New York Mercantile Exchange's oil futures contracts.
  • WORLD BOX: BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE WORLDWIDE
  • WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
  • World's Countries' Overall Int'l Debt Burden (% of GDP) - interactive map.
  • World's Most Powerful People 2013 - Forbes.
  • WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL SOUNDS - the buyology of sound by Martin Lindstrom.
  • WORLD WEALTH REPORT 2011 - Capgemini and Merrill Lynch.
    Online Payments
  • PayPal.
  • Aegis Bitcoin Wallet - open source bitcoin wallet for Android developed using the highest standards in the fields of cryptography and information security.
  • Alternative currency - Wikipedia.
  • Bitcoin Center NYC - based in the financial district of New York City, next to the NYSE. It was founded in 2013, by Nick Spanos, with the purpose of educating people about bitcoin and encouraging the trade of cryptocurrency. It has goals to become the first regulated exchange in the world.
  • Bitcoin-style Blockchain initiative backed by 9 large investment banks - R3.
  • Bitcoin Surges, Emerging From a Lull in Interest - The New York Times.
  • Bitcoin Technology Piques Interest on Wall St. - The New York Times.
  • Bitcoin’s Creator Satoshi Nakamoto Is Probably This Unknown Australian Genius - Wired.
  • Block chain (database) - is a distributed database that maintains a continuously growing list of data records that are hardened against tampering and revision, even by operators of the data store's nodes.
  • Contactless payment - Wikipedia.
  • Creator of Bitcoin digital cash reveals identity - BBC News.
  • Cryptocurrency - digital medium of exchange. The first cryptocurrency to begin trading was Bitcoin in 2009.
  • Digital currency - Wikipedia.
  • Digital wallet - Wikipedia.
  • Distributed Ledger - Wikipedia.
  • E-COMMERCE - Wikipedia.
  • E-commerce payment system - Wikipedia.
  • e-wallet stored-value - Wikipedia.
  • Electronic cash - Wikipedia.
  • Electronic money - Wikipedia.
  • Envisioning Bitcoin’s Technology at the Heart of Global Finance
  • Ethereum - Wikipedia.
  • Ethereum, a Virtual Currency, Enables Transactions That Rival Bitcoin’s - The New York Times.
  • How to Prove You’re Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto - Wired.
  • List of online payment service providers - Wikipedia.
  • Mastering Bitcoin: Unlocking Digital Cryptocurrencies - essential reading for everyone interested in learning about bitcoin basics, the technical operation of bitcoin, or if you're building the next great bitcoin killer app or business. From using a bitcoin wallet to buy a cup of coffee, to running a bitcoin marketplace with hundreds of thousands of transactions.
  • Millibit - the SI unit of 0.001 bitcoins (BTCs). A milli is the International System of Units (SI) prefix representing one thousandth (1/1000th).
  • Mobile banking - Wikipedia.
  • Online banking - Wikipedia.
  • ONLINE SHOPPING - Wikipedia.
  • Payment service provider - Wikipedia.
  • Satoshi (unit) - currently the smallest unit of the bitcoin currency recorded on the block chain. It is a one hundred millionth of a single bitcoin (0.00000001 BTC). The unit has been named in collective homage to the original creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto.
  • Satoshi Nakamoto - the pseudonym of a person or group of people who created the bitcoin protocol and reference software.
  • SMS banking - Wikipedia.
  • The Bitcoin Believer Who Gave Up - The New York Times.
  • You Should Stop Using Texts for Two-Factor Authentication - Wired.
    • Bitcoin.
    • AMAZON COIN - digital payment method created by Amazon.com. Currently the coins can only be used to purchase software for Kindle Fire tablets and Android from the Amazon Appstore or from within an application.
    • AMAZON PAYMENTS - "Your convenient, fast and secure way to pay." Login and Pay is the fast, easy and safe way to pay online and on mobile. Use the information already stored in your Amazon account to login and pay conveniently on thousands of sites and apps.
    • Barclays Pingit - since 2012. System for the mobile transfer of money in the United Kingdom.
    • BITCOIN - founded in 2009. "P2P Virtual Currency." ("A cryptocurrency for the masses.") Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer currency. Peer-to-peer means that no central authority issues new money or tracks transactions. These tasks are managed collectively by the network.
    • BITDAZZLE - "The best place to buy & sell with bitcoin."
    • Bitstamp - "World's leading Bitcoin exchange." Trade Bitcoins with style. You can send Bitcoins over the Internet directly to anyone with no middlemen.
    • Coinbase - "Bitcoin Wallet. Bitcoin Made Easy." Coinbase is the simplest way to buy, use, and accept Bitcoin.
    • Dogecoin - since 2013. Compared with other cryptocurrencies, Dogecoin has a fast initial coin production schedule: 100 billion coins have been in circulation by mid 2015 with an additional 5.256 billion coins every year thereafter.
    • EcoPayz - since 2000. "Global payments, safe and easy." Payment solutions provider offering payment services to businesses and customers around the world in 173 countries in 46 currencies.
    • Ethereum - since 2015. "Blockchain App Platform." Cryptocurrency platform and Turing-complete programming framework intended to allow a network of peers to administer their own stateful user-created smart contracts in the absence of central authority.
    • FLATTR - since 2010. "Add money to your likes. The Social Way to Get Paid Online." Micropayment system - more specifically, a microdonation system - that launched publicly in 2010.
    • Google Wallet - since 2011. "An easier way to pay." Google Wallet makes it easy to pay - in stores, online or to anyone in the US with a Gmail address. It works with any debit or credit card, on every mobile carrier.
    • IZETTLE - "Now anyone can take secure card payments. You and your friends. Your business. All you need is an iPhone or iPad and iZettle."
    • Neteller - since 1996. "Secure online payments." E-money/e-wallet stored-value service owned and operated by publicly traded British global payments company Optimal Payments PLC. People in over 180 countries use the NETELLER service to transfer money to and from merchants, almost exclusively online gambling firms, and can withdraw funds to their own bank accounts.
    • PAY PAL - founded in 1998. Subsidiary of eBay Inc. "Send Money, Pay Online or Set Up a Merchant Account with PayPal."
    • PayWizard - since 1997. UK-based provider of online payment and subscription management technologies and services.
    • PowaTag - since 2014. "No cash, No Plastic, No fuss." Mobile payment enabling technology. With the app, users can make purchases using a smartphone, with payment and delivery details tied to a specific smartphone device. The app incorporates elements of QR code detection, audio recognition, and beacon technology. Audio watermarks in the form of inaudible tones embedded within radio, commercials, or live broadcast events are detectable by the app, taking users to a mobile commerce store where a purchase can be made.
    • Skrill - founded in 2001. "Pay online, safely and easily." (Formerly Moneybookers) is a global e-commerce business that allows payments to be made through the Internet. For individual users, the Skrill payment system offers an online deposit account (e-wallet) and a low-cost, internet-based alternative to traditional money transfer methods such as cheques, money orders and wire transfers. To merchants, Skrill enables businesses to accept online payments: via major payment cards, Skrill's own online accounts & other local payment methods.
    • Snapcash - Snapchat has unveiled a new feature that will allow users to send money to other clients of the messaging app.
    • WE PAY - since 2008. Online payments platform for individuals, organizations, and businesses in the United States.
    • WebMoney - founded in 1998. "Universal payment system." Global settlement system and environment for online business activities, established in 1998. Since then, over 26 million people from all over the world have joined the system.
    • Xoom - since 2001. "The easiest way to send money." Leading digital money transfer or remittance provider that allows consumers to send money, pay bills and reload mobile phones from the United States to 33 countries.
    Professional Services Networks
  • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.
  • BIG FOUR (AUDIT FIRMS) - the four largest international professional services networks in accountancy and professional services, offering audit, assurance, tax, consulting, advisory, actuarial, corporate finance and legal services.
  • Law firm network - Wikipedia.
  • Multidisciplinary professional services networks - Wikipedia.
  • Professional services networks - Wikipedia.
    • BDO - founded in 1963. The fifth largest accountancy network in the world, a worldwide professional services network of public accountancy firms, serving national and international clients. As of 2013, BDO has Member Firms in 144 countries, employs 55,000 workers in 1,204 offices throughout the world.
    • DELOITTE | DELOITTE TOUCHE TOHMATSU - founded in 1845. The largest private professional services organization in the world, delivering audit, tax, consulting, enterprise risk and financial advisory services through its member firms in more than 150 countries. Its global headquarters is located in Paramount Plaza, Midtown Manhattan, New York City, NY, U.S.A.
    • ERNST & YOUNG | EY - founded in 1849/1989. "Quality In Everything We Do." The third largest professional services firms in the world and one of the "Big Four" accountancy firms, along with Deloitte, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Headquartered in London, U.K.
    • KPMG - founded in 1987. "cutting through complexity." The fourth largest professional services firms in the world and one of the Big Four auditors, along with Deloitte, Ernst & Young (EY) and PwC. Its global headquarters is located in Amstelveen, Netherlands.
    • Lex Mundi - founded in 1989. "Law Firms Worldwide." Professional services network. It is the largest law firm networks. As of 2011 it had 160 member firms which have 21,100 attorneys. The network provides information to its members about developments in local and global law.
    • Meritas - founded in 1990. Professional services network consisting of a global alliance of business law firms. In 2008, the association's membership included 170 law firms in 60 countries, employing 6500 lawyers.
    • PRICE WATERHOUSE COOPER | PWC - founded in 1849. The world's second-largest professional services firm (after Deloitte) and one of the "Big Four" accountancy firms.
    • State Capital Group | SCG - founded in 1989. "A Worldwide Network of Leading Law Firms." Seamless global network of over 145 of the profession’s preeminent independent law firms with more than 11,500 attorneys located in nearly 450 offices around the world. By uniting their skills, expertise and influence, our member firms help leading and growing companies in every industry navigate a complex and ever-changing legal landscape.
    • TerraLex - "Global Expertise. Local Connections. Seamless Service." Our Mission is to help member firms serve their clients' legal needs and business interests through a worldwide network of quality law firms that meets high professional standards. As a voluntary association of independent law firms, each TerraLex member retains the right to work with any law firm or client. Member firms operate as separate enterprises, responsible for their own staff and work products.
    • World Services Group | WSG - founded in 2002. Multidisciplinary professional services network of independent law, accounting and investment banking firms. It ranks as one of the largest among the more than 200 professional services networks in the world. WSG members are independent law, accounting and investment banking firms.
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