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The Origin of Superstitions

The Origin of Superstitions

Superstitions are common in all countries and all cultures. One of my readers asked me to provide them with the origin of some of our more common superstitions. I’m happy to comply and below are a number of superstitions along with their...
The First Stock Exchange

The First Stock Exchange

A short time ago I was speaking with a good friend of mine, Larry Isen. Larry and I have worked on projects together for quite some time and he’s always been a fountain of knowledge on a wide variety of securities issues. Last week we were...
The Origin of Wall Street

The Origin of Wall Street

Wall Street is synonymous with the stock market and the financial district in New York City. But to some, Wall Street is a symbol of much more. It’s become a symbol of the entire U.S. financial markets. However, few people know where the term Wall...
Accidental Inventions

Accidental Inventions

Inventors don’t always hit the target they’re aiming at. In fact, a great many inventions have come about when an inventor is aiming at a different target altogether. Below are some of the top inventions that came about as a result of looking...
The Silk Road

The Silk Road

Many have heard of the Silk Road, but when you start to drill down and try to explain what it actually was, few can answer much beyond that it was an ancient trade route between the east and the west. While that’s correct, the Silk Road was much...
Chinese Inventions

Chinese Inventions

When we think of innovative countries, China isn’t normally the first country that pops up in our mind. On the contrary, we probably think of the United States, Japan, Korea, and other countries whose products we use on an everyday basis. If we do...
French Business Etiquette

French Business Etiquette

Each country has a slightly different take on business etiquette. Even within the European Union, where countries have been trading and interacting with each other for centuries, the norms of business etiquette can vary widely. Not that long ago my...
China’s Doctors

China’s Doctors

In most countries, being a doctor is regarded as a highly prestigious occupation which many desire to attain. Accordingly, the average general practitioner in the United States earns an average of $186,044 per year, and the average specialist earns...