21 Reasons to Start a Business Today

What do learning, freedom, tax breaks, and a meaningful life have in common? They’re all reasons to start a business. But those four aren’t it–there are many more.

The Boom Towns and Ghost Towns of the New Economy

New York, Houston, Washington, D.C.—plus college towns and the energy belt—are all up, while much of the Sun Belt is (still) down. Mapping the winners and losers since the crash.


How many people are in the gig economy? We’re very interested in this question at Nation1099, and, as it happens, it isn’t an easy question to find answers to, especially since the gig economy is growing and changing very fast and people mean many different things by the term.

The Rate of New Business Formation Has Fallen By Almost Half Since 1978

Historically in the U.S., about one new business has been formed every minute, while another shutters its doors every 80 seconds. This life cycle of birth and death – referred to as business dynamism – is a key driver of innovation and to overall economic growth. The U.S. economy is less dynamic across all major industries as well as across geographic regions.

Robots are shifting income from workers to owners

In the 19th century, it took six decades for the wages of textile workers to recover from the advent of weaving machines. We are in the midst of another such gap now, according to David Autor, a pioneering labor economist at MIT. What's happening now: Machines are creating more wealth, but workers are not getting their usual cut of the pie, Autor told Axios. "Automation is redistributing income from workers to owners."

Build Your Playbook for Life

A step-by-step program for creating your personal success guide

10 Sports Psychology Mental Training Tips

Getting 'in the zone' is a huge competitive edge in business. You can learn a lot from how top performing athletes do this in sports.....Want to know how you can use sports psychology and mental training to reach your health, fitness and sports goals faster, easier, and get the results you want? Here are my top 10 mindset tips to help you build new motivation, confidence and major breakthroughs in your fitness, your training and in your life.

21 signs you're a narcissist

You're more likely to find a narcissist in the C-suite than on the street, research suggests. That's because the traits that make narcissists so difficult to hang out with or date — including a constant need for validation, a willingness to control people, and a ruthlessness in getting their needs met — happen to make them super effective at rising up the ranks.