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Bill Gates reveals his 6 favorite books he read in the past year

Bill Gates reads about 50 books a year, but only a few make his annual list of favorites.<p>For several years, the Microsoft founder has chosen five titles he enjoyed over the past year and published reviews of them on his Gates Notes blog.<p>Here are his recommendations.

5 Main Reasons Banks Turn Down Small-Business Owners for Loans

It was never easy for smaller businesses to get loans when they needed them most and it has only gotten harder since the recession.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You were counting on that small business loan to help your business grow, but the bank said "no." If it …

Milliken recalls carpet cleaning powder on bacteria fears | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Milliken and Co has recalled about 550,000 containers of carpet cleaning powder because it may contain harmful bacteria, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Wednesday.<p>The recall by the Spartanburg, South Carolina, company covers various lot numbers and sizes …

South Carolina

4 Steps to Reinventing Yourself After Hitting Rock Bottom

Failure is the unpleasant beginning of being reborn as an entrepreneur.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Hitting rock bottom -- as energetic, smart and business-savvy entrepreneurial -- types, this dreadful phrase is simply not in our vocabularies.<p>But it happens -- even …

The 20 best new TV shows ranked, according to critics

But that doesn't mean real people have the time to watch everything, no matter how good.<p>The problem now is we have to become really selective, really nitpicky. Some of the stuff that made it to our TV screens a year or two ago just doesn't hold up any longer compared to the competition.<p>Cable, the …

Clinton’s Fibs vs. Trump’s Huge Lies

ONE persistent narrative in American politics is that Hillary Clinton is a slippery, compulsive liar while Donald Trump is a gutsy truth-teller.<p>Over all, the latest CBS News poll finds the public similarly repulsed by each candidate: 34 percent of registered voters say Clinton is honest and …

Donald Trump

The Road to Character: David Brooks on the Art of Stumbling, “Résumé Virtues” vs. “Eulogy Virtues,” and the Humility Code of Living a Meaningful Life

<i>“Do not despise your inner world,”</i> philosopher Martha Nussbaum admonished in her letter of advice to the young. <i>“By acceptance of all aspects of life, good and bad, right and wrong,”</i> Henry Miller wrote in contemplating the wisdom of the heart half a century earlier, <i>“the static, defensive life, which</i> …

Morality

5 Reasons to Buy the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF

Image source: Getty Images.<p>The <b>Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF</b> is a primarily market cap-weighted index that's designed to track the CRSP US Total Market Index. It is one of the best ways to buy a broadly diversified portfolio of American stocks and pay mere pennies in fees and expenses.<p>Here are …

Investing

The Three Rules Of Behavioral Economics That Can Lead To Success

Entrepreneurs know there’s little room in the startup process for error, and these three principles can help minimize it.<p>As just about every entrepreneur, business leader, or even ordinary job seeker knows, the success often comes with very thin margins of error. Look back on that big job you …

A Stanford dean on adult skills every 18-year-old should have

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the skills every 18 year old needs?</i> <i>Answer by Julie Lythcott-Haims, Author of NYT bestseller How to Raise an Adult; former Stanford dean; podcast host.</i><p>1. An 18-year-old must be able to talk to strangers<p>Faculty, deans, advisers, landlords, store …

Quora

Vivaldi is a new desktop browser for power users

A little bit of life in the browser market<p>Welcome to Mossberg<i>, a weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Re/code by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, now an Executive Editor at The Verge and Editor at Large of Re/code.</i><p>A decade ago, the release of a new desktop web browser, or …

Software

How to Tell a Coworker They’re Annoying You

Whenever we’re working closely with other people, it’s easy for tensions to arise thanks to differences in personal styles and priorities. When they do, we have a choice: should we raise the issue, or keep quiet? Many of us bite our tongue, worrying that speaking up will harm an important …

Self-help

Opinion: This one-two-three punch could drop stocks 30% in 2016

A 30% slide for U.S. stocks in 2016 could be more likely than ever. Here’s why.<p>There are two diametrically opposing forces within the stock-market …

‘In the Bleak Midwinter’: A Literary Christmas Carol

The lyrics, written by Christina Rossetti and set to music by Gustav Holst, imagine a child being born in a desolate climate.<p><i>Welcome to The 12 Days of Christmas Songs: an attempt to uncover the forgotten history of some of the most memorable festive tunes. From December 14 through 25, we’ll be</i> …

18 books billionaire Warren Buffett thinks everyone should read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he said. "We want to …

Investing

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — …

6 things every small business owner should invest in

If you're trying to grow a healthy small business, there are some investments that are worth every penny in the long run.<p>Here are six things worth the investment for small business owners:<p>Setting up social media accounts and a basic website can be cheap — if not completely free — but unless you're …

Entrepreneurs Are Failures and Other Personality Traits

What are the personality traits that one needs in order to be an entrepreneur? This depends on who you ask but I firmly believe that the one thing that we need the most is to <b>stop fearing failure</b>. Failure is going to happen, especially when you start your own company. Show me an entrepreneur that …

7 Reasons Companies Should Never Hire an Entrepreneur | Inc.com

I started my first company at the age of 25 after every job I had frustrated me. When I made the Inc. 500 list at 35 years old, I joined the Entrepreneurs' Organization and was suddenly introduced to thousands of other entrepreneurs with whom I had something significant in common; we apparently …

Entrepreneurship

Did Religion Make the American Civil War Worse?

Faith may have inflamed the conflict, but one lasting legacy of the war may be the toll it took upon American faith.<p>If there is one sober lesson Americans seem to be taking out of the bathos of the Civil War sesquicentennial, it’s the folly of a nation allowing itself to be dragged into the war in …

What Makes Startups Succeed When 40 Percent Fail?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you are planning to start your own business, or have already done so, cheers to you! You have overcome one of the chief obstacles every single entrepreneur faces: not letting fear and self-doubt prevent you from striving to realize …

The Condensed Guide to Running Meetings

We love to hate meetings. And with good reason — they clog up our days, making it hard to get work done in the gaps, and so many feel like a waste of time. There’s plenty of advice out there on how to stop spending so much time in meetings or make better use of the time, but does it hold up in …

Why Remove Yoga From Its Roots?

<b>Taking away elements that define Yoga will reduce it into a physical fitness regimen devoid of any spiritual value.</b><p>It has been reported that in the …

Daughter of lesbian mothers speaks out against gay marriage

A woman who was raised by two moms has written an open letter against gay marriage on the Federalist, a web magazine focused on culture, politics, and religion that’s known for having a conservative bent.<p>“My father’s absence created a huge hole in me, and I ached every day for a dad,” Heather …

If You Can't Overcome These 5 Mental Hurdles, Then Don't Start a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Would I encourage everyone to start a business? No.<p>Starting a business hurts. It requires hard work. Everyone has skills and abilities, but not everyone should invest those skills and abilities in starting a business. Those who possess …