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18 Things I Wish I Had Known In My 20s

Everything is figureoutable (if that's even a word).<p><i>What do you wish you knew at age 20? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by</b> <b>Arthur Luke, Branding Expert | Author | Lifelong</b> …

George Eliot

Where to Travel in 2018, According to the Experts

Buenos Aires, Argentina<p>A new year brings with it a whole new list of plans—and for the intrepid traveler, a whole new list of places to visit. 2018 is no different: Economies and tourism are flourishing in far-flung locales that travelers rarely considered previously, while beloved but forgotten …

Travel

These backpacking packs are extremely popular among the outdoor community — thanks to an anti-gravity suspension system

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Osprey Packs<p>When backpacking through the outdoors, your pack makes a huge difference.<p>Packs work off of an unusual scale: A bad one will be …

10 Essential Gadgets No Traveler Should be Without

Have you ever gone on a trip worried you forgot to pack your underwear or worse yet, your cell phone charger? Never fear for the power of …

Gear & Gadgets

Why Amazon Still Acts Like a Startup (Even Though It Makes More Than $100 Billion a Year)

When companies reach a certain level of success, they often take their foot off the gas pedal. Here's why Jeff Bezos thinks that's a very bad idea.<p>Since the beginning, Jeff Bezos has been reminding his team that at Amazon, it is always Day 1. Every year, he reinforces the company's commitment to …

Business Strategy

The meeting that showed me the truth about VCs

I recently had a meeting with a well-known Israeli startup investor. The talk somehow pivoted from my seed-seeking startup into talking about the macro view of venture capital and how it doesn’t actually make sense.<p>“Ninety-five percent of VCs aren’t profitable,” he said. It took me a while to …

Venture Capital

The Best Hiking Boots of 2017

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This post has been updated with new picks for 2017. Last year’s picks can still be found on page two.<p>Running shoes are great — just …

How One CEO Hit $100M In Sales By Building His Career Through Social Media

When people think about social media marketing, they tend to jump to Facebook ad strategies and content schedules, photography versus video analytics, and engagement rates. But when you really distill down social media to its most fundamental purpose, it is the thing that most often gets forgotten …

This New Technology Simplifies "Proof of Concepts" For Both Startups And Enterprises

A new platform for both running and discovering PoCs seeks to disrupt the PoC ecosystem, and solve several significant problems.<p>One of the biggest challenges facing technology startups (and many other technology companies) is getting established businesses to run "Proof of Concepts" - that is, …

Innovation

The 50 greatest adventures on Earth

Adventure: noun – an unusual and exciting experience; a daring enterprise; a hazardous activity.<p>That’s what the dictionary says. But what does it mean to you? To some, it might involve pushing yourself to the physical limits: summiting a great peak – Kilimanjaro, perhaps – or tackling extreme …

17 Things These Successful Leaders Wish They Had Known Years Ago

Hindsight is the best teacher.<p>Imagine if you could travel back to when you were beginning your career, but with the wisdom you possess today. Would you do anything differently? Here's what these successful leaders say they wish their younger selves would have known.<p>1. Learn to be comfortable with …

Business Strategy

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About VC Returns (But Were Afraid to Ask)

<b>tl;dr: Talking about venture capital returns doesn’t have to be complicated. Today, we’re working to understand the one number that really matters,</b> …

How To Develop Agility (And Own The Future)

Not long ago, I came home from a run and decided to get some stretching in, since I’m moving toward an age where that’s mandatory. As I struggled to reach my toes, my toddler came into the room, saw me, proceeded to tie herself into a human pretzel (as only a toddler can do), laughed at me, and …

15 strategies millionaires use to manage their money that make them richer

It's no secret that millionaires have different habits, qualities, and ways of thinking than the average person.<p>Those habits are most prevalent when it comes to the ways that they manage their money.<p>They have a unique way of thinking that actually helps them earn even more money by making wise …

Papa John's CEO shares 3 productivity tricks he used to grow his pizza business into a $2 billion company

In 1976, at the age of 15, he got a job washing dishes at Rocky's, a pizza and sub joint in his hometown of Jeffersonville, Indiana.<p>"I hated doing that," he tells Business Insider. "I wanted to make pizza, but if you weren't one of the Fondrisi brothers, you didn't get to make pizza." Luckily, …

4 unconventional tips on starting a business from Peter Thiel

Certainly, one of the most successful entrepreneurs of our time is Peter Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal and now a prominent venture capitalist. He was the first outsider to invest in Facebook, and he manages Founders Fund's $2 billion in assets.<p>We read Thiel's bestselling book, "Zero to One," and …

Technologies do not disrupt, business models disrupt: McKinsey’s Roth

Erik Roth heads the global innovation practice at McKinsey and Co. and is based in its Shanghai office. He is the firm’s leading expert on matters …

Innovation

Want + Need: Our Best Ideas for College-Student Gifts

College students are on the precipice of independence, but usually appreciate a little help. Here are practical and fun gift ideas that show you care. Also read our gift guide for students.

Why Nations Fail

• <b>Author:</b> Daron Acemoglu & James Robinson<p><b>Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine?</b><br>Is it culture, the weather, …

100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs

Whether you're seeking advice on raising capital, scaling your business or looking for general industry insight, these sites are worth reading.

Entrepreneurship

10 Mind-Blowing TED Talks On How To Be Confident, Gorgeous- And A Better Person

1. Your Body Language Influences the Way You Feel<p>In this video, social Psychologist Amy Cuddy discusses research that shows how body language shapes …

Self-improvement

9 habits everyone should master before turning 30

Your 20s are a time of discovery. You figure out who you are, what you want, and how to make it happen.<p>The habits you establish during this time tend to stick and become the foundation of your adult life. Establishing positive ones can be the difference between success and failure.<p>We've sorted …

Elon Musk Uses This Ancient Critical-Thinking Strategy To Outsmart Everybody Else

But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it trained him in <b>"first principles thinking,"</b> a mode of inquiry that relentlessly pursues the foundations of a problem.<p>"I think it's important to reason from …

The Long Tail And Why Your SEO Keyword Strategy Is Wrong

If you’re doing SEO for your business or looking into it, chances are you’re thinking a lot about which keywords you want to focus on. You probably have a pretty good idea which ones are the most important to you. You might even have a certain “golden” keyword you’re looking at, thinking to …

The WAY OF THE SEAL UPDATED AND EXPANDED EDITION

• <b>Author:</b> Mark Divine<p>In The Way of the SEAL, ex-Navy Commander Mark Divine reveals exercises, meditations and focusing techniques to train your mind for mental toughness, emotional resilience and uncanny intuition. Along the way you'll reaffirm your ultimate purpose, define your most important goals, …

The Art of Public Speaking

• <b>Author:</b> Dale Carnegie & Wyatt North<p>This edition of The Art of Public Speaking comes complete with a Touch-or-Click Table of Contents, divided by each chapter, and motivational public speaking imagery.<p>This book is a fantastic introduction to public speaking by the master of the art, Dale …

Sorry, But Saving Money Won't Make You Rich

If you think you can save your way to wealth, you’re wrong. Spending less than you make is not the path to riches. Instead, wealth comes and goes as asset prices -– real estate, stocks, and bonds -– rise and fall.<p>This is why most Americans have no shot at ever being wealthy, while the …

AARP Roadmap for the Rest of Your Life

• <b>Author:</b> Bart Astor & Gail Sheehy<p>WASHINGTON POST Bestseller List 3/30/14<b><br>Solid solutions and step-by-step instructions for planning the next stage of your life</b><p>Life after 50 isn’t what it used to be. The rules have changed. No more guaranteed pensions, retiree health plans, or extensive leisure and …

Twelve things you learn when you move to London – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 11:30 am, July 1, 2014 in Fun London<p>[Photo: @mpsinthesky]<p><i>Newbie Alice White shares her smarts after her first two weeks in the Big …

50 Places In Europe You Need To Visit In Your Lifetime

We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in Europe.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam to tasting Chianti in Italy's Tuscany region, here are 50 things you need to do in Europe in your lifetime.