Track the companies that matter to you. It's FREE! Click one of these fan favorites to get started: Apple; Google; Ford.



This One Little Girl Proves the Future of American Business Is Bright

The beauty of the American system of government and capitalism is the opportunity it provides to individuals to grab destiny by the horns and make something out of nothing.

This system has created legends -- Henry Ford, Warren Buffett, Andrew Carnegie, and the list goes on. Today, new entrepreneurs are building businesses that will propel them to the highest levels of success -- Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, and more.

Danielle Lei with her cookies. Photo: The Green Cross

Pretty soon, you may be adding 13-year-old Danielle Lei to that list. Lei's story was the second most popular business and investing story trending on social media last week, and its a story with lessons for business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, and everyone in between.

In the video below, Motley Fool contributor Jay Jenkins explains Lei's unique business acumen that propelled her to the top of Girl Scout Cookie sales. Her success is a direct result of taking advantage of new possibilities, thinking outside the box, and applying clever strategies to win. For Lei, today's story is about Thin Mint cookies, but the real story is about the next generation of American business.

The brightest investing future
One of the dirty secrets that few finance professionals will openly admit is the fact that dividend stocks as a group handily outperform their non-dividend paying brethren. The reasons for this are too numerous to list here, but you can rest assured that it's true. However, knowing this is only half the battle. The other half is identifying which dividend stocks in particular are the best. With this in mind, our top analysts put together a free list of nine high-yielding stocks that should be in every income investor's portfolio. To learn the identity of these stocks instantly and for free, all you have to do is click here now.

For an in-depth look at the making of Colorado's marijuana millionaires, check out this great article from fellow Fool John Maxfield!

Read/Post Comments (0) | Recommend This Article (2)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Sponsored Links

Leaked: Apple's Next Smart Device
(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

DocumentId: 2857816, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 8/30/2015 12:18:15 PM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...

Jay Jenkins

Anticipating opportunity, filtering out the noise, and figuring out what it all has to do with the price of rice in China. Like me on Facebook here!

Today's Market

updated 1 day ago Sponsored by:
DOW 16,643.01 -11.76 -0.07%
S&P 500 1,988.87 1.21 0.06%
NASD 4,828.33 15.62 0.32%

Create My Watchlist

Go to My Watchlist

You don't seem to be following any stocks yet!

Better investing starts with a watchlist. Now you can create a personalized watchlist and get immediate access to the personalized information you need to make successful investing decisions.

Data delayed up to 5 minutes