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Meet the world's youngest self-made billionaire

<b>John Collison does not seem entirely comfortable with his somewhat impressive claim to fame - he is the world's youngest self-made billionaire.</b><p>Just 27, he otherwise seems a supremely confident business leader and excellent communicator.<p>But ask him about how wealthy he is, and you sense his …

Peter Thiel

Buy these six shares when the stock market crashes

You wake up to the morning news that Asian markets have been in freefall overnight. Breathless commentators await the opening of European and American bourses. And then shares in London, New York and elsewhere join the rout with force. The much-anticipated crash has arrived.<p>At that point you’ll …

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Marketing

How one man lost 50 pounds using the 5:2 intermittent fasting diet

He eats normally five days a week and fasts for two.<p>Fasting may seem like a drastic way to lose weight, but it can be safe and effective when done in moderation, according to self-improvement blogger Dave Wentworth.<p>The mechanical engineer, who lives in Michigan, decided to try the 5:2 intermittent …

Fitness

How much money people are really earning from Uber, Airbnb, and 7 more side hustles

Companies like these have made it easier than ever to make a quick buck on your own time.<p>But how much extra dough can you really make through these sites and apps?<p>Online lender Earnest decided to crunch some numbers to find out.<p>They looked at anonymous data from tens of thousands of loan applicants …

Personal Finance

I spent years discovering the simple tactics gurus like Oprah, Einstein, and Buffett used to become successful—here they are

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: what causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers, and change-makers, while most others plateau?<p>I’ve explored the answer to this question by reading thousands of biographies, academic studies, and books across dozens of …

Ask Your Employees These Questions. They Will Thank You

How can leaders help employees find meaning at work?<p>Organizations spend considerable resources on corporate values and mission statements, but even the most inspiring of these — from Volvo’s commitment to safety to Facebook’s desire to connect people — tend to fade into the background during the …

Employee Engagement

Blockstack announces $25 million fund to rebuild the internet for a blockchain world

Blockchain startup Blockstack is out to build a decentralized version of the internet, where users own their own data and apps live locally on your device. The idea is to free users from security breaches, platform lock-in, and a loss of control over their data.<p>Its challenge now is to get a whole …

Top 15 JavaScript Plugins for Extending Your Web Forms

You can add tons of cool features onto your site with JavaScript. But there are so many libraries and plugins to choose from, it can be a drag …

Web Design

Glitch: The Sleeper Coding Community Used By Facebook And Slack

“There used to be an immediacy to the web,” says Anil Dash. “It was something you made.”<p>Remember when the web was young? The salad days of AOL Instant Messenger, Geocities, and Netscape. Back then, when you wanted to dork around on the internet, you made your own web page. It was simple: You just …

Formula One

10 Steps to Creating and Selling an Online Course

How to Make Money With Online Courses<p>10 Steps to Creating and Selling an Online Course<p>Updated March 22, 2018<p>People go online for a variety of …

Education Technology

The single most powerful question to ask in an interview — and how top candidates answer

<b>· 'Practical hiring' is the technique of testing candidates' self-awareness.</b><p><b>· After they present a product or presentation to you, ask them, "What would you do differently?"</b><p><b>· Candidates that can answer immediately and thoughtfully are the ones that can identify more efficient processes and strive</b> …

Employment

A Good Story Is Always Far More Persuasive Than Facts and Figures | Inc.com

I've written about the science of persuasion, how important it is know your audience and really understand their pressure points, and how important emotions are compared with logic.<p>The ability to persuade people to do something different is literally a make it or break it skill for me in my …

Storytelling

13 Expert Tips to Help You Build Your Instagram Following

Instagram influencers give their best advice on how you can follow in their footsteps.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Instagram has recently undergone dramatic changes in the way it operates recently. On the positive side, you can now post pictures that aren’t square, …

Photojournalism

5 Priceless Lessons From the Creators of The Most Viral Facebook Video (Ever.) | Inc.com

Meet First Media, one of the leaders in the social media space as a viral video creator, and one of the top 20 Facebook publishers in the world. In order to create viral videos, it is critical to follow a few specific steps and tools, which founders Sharon Rechter and Guy Oranim have revealed with …

Marketing

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Bosses. Now They Teach New Managers These 6 Things | Inc.com

The transition from individual contributor to manager is not an easy one. In many cases, the skills that got you the promotion will not be the same ones that make you effective as a manager. Luckily, we have organizations like Google that have spent years researching this transition, to help us …

Self-improvement

How to work flexible hours and make $80,000 a year as a coder

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>It can take years to become a regular developer …

Boot Camp

7 Steps to Start Your First Content-Marketing Campaign

You've heard about all the amazing benefits of content marketing. You want to jump in. But . . . how? Here's how.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>By now, you've heard about all the amazing benefits of content marketing. You know that with the right strategy, you can earn …

Marketing

Native, Web or Hybrid Apps? What’s The Difference?

The moment you consider investing in a mobile app, you’re immediately faced with a barrage of terminology.What’s the difference between iOS and …

Apps

Hybrid Mobile Apps are Overtaking Native

I typically encounter two types of hybrid app dissenters: those that haven’t tried the approach yet or those that did several years ago. Regardless …

JavaScript

Entrepreneurs, here’s how to make the best use of your board

Before becoming a VC, I cofounded OnVista, a German finance portal. In my role as CEO I was once talking to a client and told him, “I’ve got to go now because I have a board meeting.” He said: “Poor you. In board meetings, I always feel like I am examined and fail.” I was surprised and said, “I …

How to lose belly fat

How to lose belly fat<p>You’ve been moping and whining about getting in shape for quite some time now and if it’s just the stubborn waistline that’s …

Nutrition

44 Favorite Books of High Achievers | Inc.com

The people who accomplish the most in life are serious about self-improvement, which often comes in the form of a good book. Here are several dozen excellent reads, recommended by high-achieving founders and executives.<p>1. <i>Crossing the Chasm</i> by Geoffrey Moore<p>"When I read [this book] for the first …

Leadership

The 1-Hour Weekend Activity That Will Totally Change Your Week | Inc.com

The weekends are a time for relaxation and rejuvenation before another workweek starts. Taking time away from work helps with creativity, your mental health, and various other aspects of your well-being.<p>The weekends are also the time that high achievers and peak performers use to ensure growth and …

Productivity

3 Dividend Stocks That Thrive in Both Bull and Bear Markets

Whether the stock market's up or down, Enterprise Product Partners, Automatic Data Processing, and Amgen should keep the dividends flowing.<p>If you …

Investing

Four Ways to Use Mobile in Your B2B Marketing Strategy

Consumer preference for accessing content through mobile devices is now almost universal. Business buyers are not far behind, using their devices to …

8 steps to better social media marketing

It’s one thing to be <i>on</i> social media; it’s quite another to be good at it.<p>Here to help in this confusing cyber quest are the people of Digital …

Public Relations