Life Lessons From Navy SEAL Training; Adm. William H. McRaven, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, gave a commencement address last week that graduates, and their parents, won’t soon forget

Life Lessons From Navy SEAL Training

Adm. William H. McRaven, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, gave a commencement address last week that graduates, and their parents, won’t soon forget.

WILLIAM H. MCRAVEN

May 23, 2014 6:40 p.m. ET

The following is adapted from the commencement address by Adm. William H. McRaven, ninth commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, at the University of Texas at Austin on May 17.

The University of Texas slogan is “What starts here changes the world.” Read more of this post

Genworth CFO: Managing Costs and Risks in a Turnaround

May 23, 2014, 2:51 AM ET

Genworth CFO: Managing Costs and Risks in a Turnaround

EMILY CHASAN

Senior Editor

Marty Klein is the chief financial officer of Richmond, Va.-based insurer Genworth Financial Inc.GNW +0.29% He spoke with CFO Journal about how the company has renewed its focus on metrics like cost of capital and leverage as it works to affect a post-financial crisis turnaround. Read more of this post

Home-Grown Software Gives Tesla, Facebook a Competitive Edge

May 23, 2014, 12:40 PM ET

Home-Grown Software Gives Tesla, Facebook a Competitive Edge

RACHAEL KING

Companies from Tesla Motors Inc.TSLA +1.18% to Facebook Inc.FB +1.37% are writing their own software for employees in key areas that give them competitive advantage. They’re foregoing – at least in part – commercially available software. Read more of this post

Samsung Plans to Introduce a Stand-Alone Smartwatch; Electronics Maker’s Watch Will Make Calls Without Being Tethered to a Smartphone; Expected in Summer Months

Samsung Plans to Introduce a Stand-Alone Smartwatch

Electronics Maker’s Watch Will Make Calls Without Being Tethered to a Smartphone; Expected in Summer Months

MIN-JEONG LEE And YUN-HEE KIM

Updated May 23, 2014 12:01 p.m. ET

What’s News: Samsung plans to roll out a smart watch that doesn’t need to be tethered to a phone, Google is developing a new tablet, and Donald Sterling will allow his wife to sell the Clippers. Tanya Rivero reports. Photo: Reuters Read more of this post

Giving Yourself an Investing Makeover; If you set out deliberately and systematically to remake yourself into a great investor, how would you go about it?

May 23, 2014

THE INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Giving Yourself an Investing Makeover

JASON ZWEIG

If you set out deliberately and systematically to remake yourself into a great investor, how would you go about it?

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That is what the money manager Guy Spier has spent much of the past 17 years trying to figure out. He believes that most investors pay attention to the wrong things and allow their minds to get hijacked by bad ideas. Read more of this post

Humans Aren’t The Only Animals Stuck on Status

Humans Aren’t The Only Animals Stuck on Status

ROBERT M. SAPOLSKY

May 23, 2014 7:32 p.m. ET

As a species, we crave status, endlessly keeping track of who’s more important. This is challenging, given that we participate in so many realms of comparison simultaneously. Who’s richest, smartest, best-looking? Who’s got the newer car, house or spouse? Who can drink everyone under the table, who’s the most pious at church? Read more of this post

For New Graduates, Path to a Career Is Bumpy; As Unemployment Remains Elevated, More Take Jobs Not Requiring a Degree

For New Graduates, Path to a Career Is Bumpy

As Unemployment Remains Elevated, More Take Jobs Not Requiring a Degree

DOUGLAS BELKIN and MARK PETERS

May 23, 2014 6:57 p.m. ET

ST. LOUIS—Bailey Kinney graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis a week ago with a bachelor’s degree and a 3.9 grade-point average. She finished in three years, did unpaid internships over the summers and held part-time jobs throughout her college career. Read more of this post

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