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World Bank Downgrades Forecast for 2016 Global Economy

The World Bank is reducing its forecast for the global economy this year -- again.<p>The aid agency now predicts that growth will reach 2.4 percent this year, down from the 2.9 percent it had foreseen in January and unchanged from a tepid 2015.<p>A big problem is that commodity-exporting countries are …

11 daily habits of self-made billionaires anyone can adopt

If you want to get rich, start by studying the people who have already done so.<p>"The only person who can teach you how to think like a millionaire is a millionaire," writes Steve Siebold in his book, "How Rich People Think."<p>The same could be said about billionaires.<p>Below, we've rounded up 11 habits …

These Are the 3 Most Important Decisions You Will Make in Your Life

I recently attended the Tony Robbins Business Mastery seminar, and what I’m about to share with you will change your life—but only if you take action …

The Reading Habits of Ultra-Successful People

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common?<p>They read. A lot.<p>In fact, when Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, "Read 500 pages like this every day. That's how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. …

18 choices millionaires make that the rest of us don't

Getting rich isn't reserved for a lucky, select few.<p>"Like most things in life, becoming good at attracting money is no different than becoming good at anything else, be it being a sub-par golfer, losing weight, or mastering a second language," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, author of …

8 successful people share their best advice on how to quit a job

It's very easy to do it recklessly and burn bridges on your way out — but that's the worst thing you can possibly do.<p>Luckily, there <i>are</i> smart ways to go about quitting that will allow you to keep your reputation (and "bridges") in tact.<p>Last year, LinkedIn asked the top minds in business to share …

Self-improvement

Startup Lessons From a First-Time Entrepreneur Who Raised $25 Million

Entrepreneurs have a tendency to paint past failures as necessary steps toward their inevitable success. In many a Silicon Valley narrative, each …

If You Want to Be Happy, Be

You're reading If You Want to Be Happy, Be, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please …

Microsoft is investing millions in a $1 billion startup that rejected its acquisition offer

Today, Mesosphere is announcing a new $73.5 million "strategic" investment, led by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and with Microsoft listed as a "significant participant."<p>That brings Mesosphere's total investment up to about $122 million, with a reported valuation of well over $1 billion, and Silicon …

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shares 4 business books he thinks everyone should read

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh wants his employees to continuously explore new ideas. That's why there's a library of some of his favorite books at Zappos' Las Vegas headquarters.<p>Over the years he's recommended well over 20 business books— including his own, the 2010 bestseller "Delivering Happiness" — and …

One of Silicon Valley's hottest VCs just threw millions at a startup that could make Wall Street analysts sweat

Street Contxt is a startup in the process of creating a product that tells you what research, within those piles, is actually worth your time.<p>It also just closed an $8 million Series A funding round.<p>CEO Blair Livingston says he's confident in what his company has built, and that this round is the …

Silicon Valley

30 Books to Help Further Your Career

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China is taking aim at high-frequency traders

Computers are replacing humans. Mathematicians and programmers, once limited to fields such as science and information technology, are now the dominant force in finance.<p>High-frequency trading, or HFT as it is known in short, is now everywhere in markets.<p>Anyone who has recently conducted a trade - …

14 insights about getting rich, from a 90-year-old book on wealth that's still relevant today

Nearly a century ago, George S. Clason boiled down what it takes to get rich in his 1926 personal finance classic "The Richest Man in Babylon." — and the steps are surprisingly simple.<p>He articulates the steps through a collection of amusing parables based in the wealthiest city of the ancient …

How to Become a Millionaire: 9 Habits That Can Make You Rich | Inc.com

Want to get rich? If you work for someone else, you won't. (Don't believe me? Check this out.)<p>That's why entrepreneurs are willing to face the vulnerability, the emotional ups and downs, and the risk of public and private failure. They want to succeed on their terms--and they aren't willing to …

52 behaviors of highly successful people

1. They don't rationalize or trivialize failure — and stop themselves when they are tempted to make excuses.<p>2. They have an off switch. They know how to enjoy the moment, relax, and enjoy what they have in their life already.<p>3. They don't confuse their job with their identity.<p>4. They are more …

It's time someone reminded you what happens to stocks when the Fed raises rates ...

But <i>someone</i> needs to remind you what usually happens to stocks when the Fed raises rates.<p>So it might as well be me.<p>If it's any consolation, I own stocks, and I'm not selling them.<p>So if stock prices do what they usually do when the Fed raises rates, I'll get clobbered, too. Your misery will have …

44 Things People Say When They Are Stuck | Inc.com

Change doesn't happen by magic but as a result of taking action. If you want to move ahead in your business, if you want to excel in your leadership, if you want to create a successful start-up, you need to make it happen.<p>Some of the greatest obstacles you may face lie within yourself. Think of the …