Aaron Fierling

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Another chart to show how badly we're getting screwed

Alvin Powell at the <i>Harvard Gazette</i> writes about the inequality chart above:<p>It’s a seemingly nondescript chart, buried in a Harvard Business School …

Zirx Shutting Down Its On-Demand Parking Service

Zirx Consumer Services Inc. is shutting down its consumer on-demand parking service, saying that the company couldn’t scale the business to profitability.

Here's Ben Graham's family tree of value investing

Benjamin Graham is often referred to as "the father of investing" - and for good reason.<p>Warren Buffett was one of Graham's students at Columbia University (and the only one to have ever received an A in his class). Many other value investing legends, like Bill Ruane, Irving Kahn, and Walter …

A 4-minute workout is blowing up on Pinterest and Instagram — and you can do it anywhere

Since 2015, Pinterest searches for "Tabata workouts" have more than doubled in the past year, and there are over 200,00 Instagram posts tagged #Tabata— and counting.<p>But what is it?<p><b>Tabata is a highly efficient, interval-based workout that is 20 seconds of intense exercise followed by 10 seconds of</b> …

Exercise

3 Superset Workouts That Will Melt Away the Fat Covering Your Abs

Kick your spare tire to the curb with these calorie-torching exercise combos<p>You’ve probably done supersets before.<p>A superset is when you pair together two exercises, and do them back-to-back with little to no rest. They’re typically classified as competitive or non-competitive.<p>Competitive supersets …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Startups

The 20 best business books of 2015

From a biography of Elon Musk to a look inside Google's management structure and an introduction to behavioral economics, we've picked our favorite business books of 2015.

Self-improvement

This Chart Estimates When You Can Finally Retire, Based on Your Savings Rate

Three factors influence when you’ll be financially independent: the age you start saving, how much of your income you save, and the return on your …

100 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter, Better, and Wiser

Listen to these 100 podcasts and you will become wiser, smarter, and better at business and life.<p>Podcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, …

10 Ways to Test Your Fitness

How do you measure up? (sponsored by Fitbit)<p>Evaluating your physical fitness should be your first step when starting a new workout regimen. When you have a good sense of how your stats and exercise patterns stack up, it will be easier for you to monitor your progress and set achievable fitness …

Two tech billionaires just interviewed each other in my Stanford class — here's what they said

Here is an essay version of my class notes from Class 18 of Stanford University's CS183C — Technology-enabled Blitzscaling — taught by Reid Hoffman, John Lilly, Chris Yeh, and Allen Blue.<p>Errors and omissions are my own. Credit for good stuff is Reid, John, Chris Yeh, and Allen's entirely.<p>This class …

Startups

The $10-million lifetime tax bill: Welcome to Trudeau’s new tax rate

According to prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau, “Canadians who have done well have always been willing to help out in meaningful …

The Hardest Upper-Body Circuit You Will Ever Do—and You Don’t Even Need Weights

You may not need equipment, but you will need a ton of willpower and stamina<p>Thirty minutes. That’s all I’m asking for. If you can give me that, you’re going to get the best upper-body workout of your life.<p>But here’s the deal: You can’t just go through the motions. Or start strong, and then taper …

The 25 best business schools if you want to start your own company

When we think about company founders, especially in the tech industry, there's the enduring story of the college dropout.<p>Legendary founders like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg couldn't be contained by college — let alone grad school. But sometimes the foundational knowledge and connections acquired …

College & University

The 12 Best Podcasts For Entrepreneurs

The best entrepreneurs are always looking for a new edge, and increasingly, podcasts have become an unparalleled source of applicable advice. A bunch of podcasts focusing on tech, startups, and the challenges of growing your business have launched in recent years. Forbes has sampled a whole bunch, …

Lost cities: where to pretend you are Indiana Jones

Unearthing lost cities used to be the preserve of machete-wielding, Indiana Jones types, but advances in technology lie behind the most recent discoveries rather any derring-do in the jungle.<p>One of the most groundbreaking recent finds lay hidden in Honduras’ near-impenetrable La Moskitia rainforest …

World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

Adventure<p>A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, …

How To Break From Corporate America And Build Your Own Business

Julia Beardwood woke up one day–and like many chained to a corporate job, she bled unhappiness.<p>But unlike many who yearn for change and don’t do anything about it, Julia took a different road.<p>Call it a road of action.<p>As founder and owner of Beardwood & Co., she reigns as an expert brand strategist …

Top 10 Adventure Trips

Four habits to add to your 'stop doing' list

Most business owners think about creating a "start doing" list, with its endless recitations of things they could be doing more of in order for the company to be bigger, better or more profitable.<p>But there's just as much value in asking yourself, "What needs to go on my 'stop doing' list?" When you …

Is Your Brain Trying To Sabotage Your Leadership?

If you’ve ever tried to lead a group of people—even a small group—you’ll know it can be a real challenge.<p>Everyone has their own personality and way of doing things, so no two situations are ever the same.<p>Now you can add another complicating factor into that leadership equation: <b>your brain</b>.<p><b>Know Your</b> …

Here's What Venture Capitalists Want To Fund In 2015 - And What They Don't

It’s a head-spinning time for venture capitalists. This year, they’re continuing to get disrupted by upstarts from angel investors to new giants like Andreessen Horowitz, yet they also enjoyed the most initial public offerings since 2000, including several this week. Then late this year, things …

The Spider Of Silicon Valley: Inside 'Zuck & Friends' Secret Billionaire Fund

<i>Not all financial advisors are created equal. Meet Divesh Makan, consigliere to Silicon Valley’s brightest billionaires.</i><p>In the hierarchy of the investment business, stockbrokers have long occupied a spot near the bottom of the food chain. They are the hunters and gatherers, knocking on doors to …

21 Ways to Achieve Wealth and Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In his book, <i>Rich Habits -- The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals</i>, Tom Corley outlines several habits that distinguish the wealthy from the nonwealthy.<p>It got me to think, How many people operate on autopilot and don’t stop to …

Self-improvement

Canada's best and worst online brokers in 2014

Never have more storylines been packed into an annual Globe and Mail ranking of online brokers.<p>Qtrade retakes the top spot after a two-year reign by Virtual Brokers, which dropped to the No. 2 spot by just a narrow margin. TD Direct Investing, a broker heavyweight gone to seed in recent years, is …

Carrick on money: Twenty-three more things the middle class can’t afford

<i>The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.</i><p><b>Twenty-three more things the middle class can't afford</b><br>Another blog submits its list of things the middle class used to take for granted, but cannot easily afford …

The 7 Dumbest Startup Decisions You Could Ever Make (And The Idiots Who Keep Making Them)

The Silicon Valley controversy of the week started when Uber executive Emil Michael told Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith about a company plan to dig into the private lives of journalists who criticize Uber. But the amazing thing isn’t that Uber would make such a mistake — it’s that this is just the latest in …

Millennials Want to Lead. Are They Ready?

<i>In the near future millennials will occupy every consequential leadership position in the world, be it in business, academia, government, or in the non-profit sector. Will they be ready to lead?</i><p>Contrary to popular belief, millennials (the generation born between the years 1984 and 1996) around the …