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Rise of the billionaire robots: how algorithms have redefined hedge funds

The 25 best-paid hedge fund managers pocketed $13bn in 2015, and most of the big winners relied on programs, not contacts, for their big wins<p>On Wall Street, you eat what you kill. And boy, can they eat. According to a just-published annual survey by Institutional Investor’s Alpha magazine, the 25 …

Investing

How to build a $1-million TFSA

TFSAs are your ticket to a tax-free $1-million.<p>A small number of investing pros have already built tax-free savings accounts worth roughly $1-million, but the TFSA program is too new for the average investor to be anywhere near that. Patience and perseverance will fix that.<p>A 30-year-old who starts …

Retirement

The 4 Rituals That Will Make You an Expert at Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

Self-improvement

How 1% of Pay Can Save Your Retirement

It works best when you start early<p>One in four 401(k) savers increased their contributions last year. This additional saving will translate into …

Retirement

The 13 worst money habits of 20-somethings — and how to fix them

Saving for retirement or financial goals may be the last thing on your mind as a 20-something — but when it comes to managing money, your 20s are a critical decade.<p>Time is on your side when you're young, and a head start in saving and investing could set you up for a wealthy future.<p>To get on the …

Personal Finance

I became a millionaire in my 30s, and here's the best advice I can give you about investing

In their 50s or 60s they realize they'll need to work until they're so old and sick that they just can't work anymore. This is a s----- life, and I want something better for you.<p>I just read the book "The Millionaire Fastlane" by MJ DeMarco. He talks about two ways to build wealth: the slow lane, …

Investing

Top 15 DIY Kitchen Design Ideas and Costs – DIY Remodeling Upgrades

<i>Ready to create a kitchen that will really impress with its versatility, design and style? If so, our DIY home improvement guide to kitchen</i> …

Entry-level to CEO: 11 online classes to improve your interpersonal skills

Whenever I used to meet charismatic people, I automatically assumed they were just lucky to be born with great genetics — while I was the unfortunate …

The 80/20 Rule And How It Can Change Your Life

What is the 80/20 Rule and could it actually make 80% of your work disappear?<p>If you’ve studied business or economics, you’re well familiar with the power of the Pareto Principle.<p><b>The Man Behind The Concept</b><p>Vilfredo Federico Damaso Pareto was born in Italy in 1848. He would go on to become an …

Time Management

A CEO shares 3 important business skills you won't learn in school

In recent years, most of us knew about Steve Jobs's exit from the Ivy League to pursue his dreams. But I am not about to rest on one side of the debate or the other.<p>The fact is that a formal education will bring you up-to-speed on the latest develops, and history, of your chosen field.<p>In addition, …

Communication Skills

It Starts in the Heart - Organize His Way Review

Shares 190<p>I was given a copy of this book in return for my honest review. All opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links. See my …

5 Quick Ways to Organize Your Office and Maximize Productivity

Environment is key for maximum productivity -- take a few minutes to rise above the clutter.<p>When you're stressed at work, it's easy to let organization slide to the bottom of your to-do list. But office clutter comes with serious consequences: A messy workspace can lead to decreased productivity, …

Productivity

Simple Ways to Add 2 Hours More to Your Day

Of course, you cannot actually add more time to the 24-hour day or 168-hour week. But talk to productivity experts and highly productive sorts and …

Time Management

8 Surefire Signs You're on the Path to Becoming a Real Leader - Content Loop

It’s natural to wonder “What’s next?”—or, more accurately, when you’ll climb to the next rung on the ladder in your career. In an ideal world, your …

Flexible Leadership: Learning to Lead and Manage

It’s time to put an end to a decades-long debate.<p>For years, leadership consultants have discussed the differences between leadership and management …

Management

Reinventing Management, Part 1: What Color Is Your Organization?

<i>by Rod Collins, Director of Innovation at Optimity Advisors</i><p>Thanks to the Internet, there's a new worldview, and it is revolutionizing the way we build organizations. According to Frederic Laloux, the author of <i>Reinventing Organizations: A Guide for Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage</i> …

Hunter Gatherers

Is Your to-Do List Limiting Your Success?

An author who has interviewed hundreds of high achievers claims none of them use to-do lists.<p>Got lots to do? Then a to-do list seems like the obvious solution. By getting it all down on paper, you can organize your tasks, make sure nothing is missed, and provide yourself the satisfaction of ticking …

Time Management

Overwhelmed? 10 ways to feel less busy

You can’t do it all, so try Oliver Burkeman’s tips to reclaim your time and your sanity<p>Secret office diaries<p>Inside the UK’s wackiest offices<p>People with stressful jobs track their heart rates<p>Meet the man with 20 jobs<p>Tim Dowling’s office buzzword quiz<p>Work isn’t working; that much seems clear. If …

Time Management

10 Adorable DIY IKEA Hacks For A Dining Room Or Zone

We’ve already discussed lot of fantastic IKEA hacks for every home, and today I’d like to share some ideas for dining rooms or zones. The focal point …

Dining Rooms

The Ultimate Guide to Email Productivity

<b>Practical Hacks, Tools, and Processes to</b> <b>Liberate You From Your Inbox</b><p>Does it feel like email is taking over your life? I know the feeling. If I’m not …

Productivity

It's Time to Organize the Top 7 Things That'll Keep You Organized All Year Long

I have a few things that I regularly do at the end of the year. If I don’t do them, I don’t feel ready for January, let alone poised to take control …

Productivity

Your Secret to Success - Lies Within Your Customer’s Journey

What’s the key to success for SaaS companies? It’s happy customers who receive a lot of value from your service.<p>Here’s the thing about creating happy …

5 (Non-Obvious) Daily Habits That Unleash Your Best Work

<i>(This article originally appeared in my column at Inc.com.)</i>Success doesn’t occur overnight, but neither does failure. Luck aside, both are typically …

Creativity