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If you want to be like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, adopt their voracious reading habits

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. …

Warren Buffett

5 Questions Everyone Should Ask Themselves Daily to Achieve Success

It all comes down to self-awareness.<p>Constant improvement is not easy. Whether it is a skill, or a positive quality, or a way of life you are looking to cultivate, staying on the positive side of the growth curve takes work.<p>My entire life, I have been immersed in worlds that have taught me how to …

Motivation

6 reasons why investment banking is the best place to start any career

Starting a career in banking pushes you to your limits while building an essential set of skills, both technical and interpersonal. You'll be at the top of your game throughout your career, wherever you end up.

Startups

Billion-Dollar Social Marketing Startup Sprinklr Extends Reach

In early April, billion-dollar marketing startup Sprinklr closed its ninth acquisition in two years, paying an undisclosed sum for social analytics …

This Functional DIY Stirling Engine Is Basically Just Paper and Cardboard

And it can run off of as little as a bowl of warm water.<p>A tiny Stirling engine is one of the coolest desk toys you can have. Since it requires nothing more than a difference in temperature to get going, you can just throw it on your laptop, charging phone, or even put it in your hand to make it go. …

Crafting

10 Eye-Opening Insights From Tony Robbins That Will Change Your Outlook on Success

The secret to living is giving, says Tony Robbins.<p>I have been following Tony Robbins for many years now and always found his talks and anecdotes inspirational and actionable.<p>One of the biggest things I learned early on is that it's not just about making more money, but also about being in tune with …

Self-improvement

Time Management Tips that Work Well

Time is like a business asset, the more we treat it with care and attention, the better are our returns going to be. As business owners, and marketing experts, our time tends to run out rather quick when it comes to goal completion, idea nurturing, and taking care of responsibilities.<p>If 10 years …

The Happiest Workplaces Have These 4 Things in Common

The work structure allows, and pays for, our outside work passions to be big parts of our lives.<p><i>How can organizations apply happiness principles to have a healthy work environment? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with</i> …

Quora

22 Ways To Turn Old Junk Into New Junk

DIY

How To Build A Global, Scalable Company - This Entrepreneur Has A Formula For It

Over the past few years, the discussion in Israeli tech has shifted. No more talk about innovation that leads to small exits, where both entrepreneurs and investors settle for less. Less talk about products that tackle very specific problems that result in smaller market opportunities. A lot more …

Sustainability

So You Graduated and Want to Start a Company...

It's starting to feel like everyone wants to own a start-up these days. We asked 13 successful young founders to share their best advice for actually starting a successful company.<p>We all know what it's like to soul-search, but no one does it quite so well as recent college graduates, many of whom …

Entrepreneurship

Great Idea. Now, Here's How to Get It Funded

It's tough to raise capital with just an idea. Developing a solid foothold will help your pitch to investors.<p>Most entrepreneurial ventures start with an idea. Before long, someone says, "We need money!" and the effort shifts to convincing investors, a corporate parent, or friends and family to fund …

Entrepreneurship

5 Ways to Become Inspired and Engaged

Don't expect someone else to keep you motivated. That's something you should do for yourself.<p>Gallup recently released its report on "The State of the American Workplace," based a survey of millions of employees. They discovered that about a third (30 percent) of American workers are "engaged and …

Employee Engagement

9 Biggest Mistakes New Entrepreneurs Make

Screwing up from time to time is part of the entrepreneurial process--but not all mistakes are created equal.<p>Entrepreneurship, at its best, is synonymous with learning. Don't let the overnight success stories fool you. The more common story looks like this: test a product, fail, retest, and …

Entrepreneurship

7 Insider Business Travel Tricks

Get through the gate faster, make your flight more comfortable, find a killer room, and more.<p>Heading down a runway soon? Before you start packing, be sure to check out these insider travel tips. This isn't just another list of apps. This advice is designed to give you a leg up on the …

Startups

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it's even harder.<p>How do you move forward?<p>If you don't purposefully carve time out every day to progress and improve  --  without question, your time will get lost in the vacuum of our increasingly …

10 'TED Talks' Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

The "Onion Talk" series neatly satirizes the self-satisfied excesses of the "TED Talk" series.<p>I recently posted 21 short videos worth more than an MBA, the 13 most inspirational videos of all time, and the 7 most motivational feature films of all time.<p>However, to quote another great motivational …

It turns out money can buy happiness, but only if you spend it the right way

We’ve all heard the maxim that money can’t buy happiness. But remember how happy you were at dinner with friends last week, or watching <i>Star Wars</i> in the cinema, or buying all four of the Elena Ferrante Neapolitan novels? None of that would have been possible without good old money.<p>Now researchers …

Psychology

3 research-backed secrets for increasing your confidence

There's an easy answer: Don't.<p>Yeah, it's a trick question.<p>But we've all been led to believe that self-confidence or self-esteem is the answer to everything.<p>It's not.<p>In fact, research shows it's the cause of a lot of problems.<p>We don't need more self-esteem.<p>We need more <i>self-compassion</i>.<p>Don't believe …

Self-help

4 Time Management Tips That Will Help You Study

As final exams loom, it's always the worst feeling anticipating how you're about to spend your time: hunched over your textbooks in a sunlight-deprived library, eating ramen noodles at 4 a.m., knocking back cups of coffee to stay awake. The toll it can take on your mind and body, in addition to the …

10 Simple Ideas to Create Fun Home Decor Out of Ordinary Things

One of the most important things in decorating your home is that you have fun doing it. There’s no point in making something that doesn’t bring you …

Decorations

IMF warns of fresh financial crisis

Urgent action to sort out eurozone banks called for in financial stability report warning market turmoil may recur<p>The International Monetary Fund has highlighted risks of a new financial crisis, warning that global output could be cut by 4% over the next five years by a repeat of the market mayhem …

The Agony of Solitary Confinement: It’s Like Being ‘Buried Alive,’ Prisoners Say

A new documentary goes inside a supermax prison to experience solitary confinement, which experts call unnecessary and prisoners say is torture. …

Criminal Justice

Not All Financial Education Is Effective. Here Are 4 Ideas That Work

<i>Part of NPR's Your Money And Your Life</i> <i>series</i><p>"How many of you guys have $1,200 in your pocket right now?"<p>Victor Robertson's voice echoes through the auditorium at Ballou High School in Washington, D.C., where 700 students are taking their seats.<p>Robertson is from the city's Summer Youth Employment …

Personal Finance

16 Amazing Open Plan Kitchens Ideas For Your Home

Open Plan Kitchens. The trend in recent years – to work with the space in the apartment and the house as if there are no walls. The term is called …

Interior Design

Dig Deep to Build Your Marketing Strategy

I’ve seen many beautiful marketing plans. Some are color-coded and laid out nicely in perfectly aligned spreadsheets. This lovely exterior tempts many an entrepreneur to think, “This will be so easy.” And maybe it is -- at least on paper.<p>What comes next is the tricky part. How do you take that …

20 Nifty New Uses for Your Hanging Shoe Organizer

Not a single idea involves sandals or sneakers.<p>Use these savvy pockets to add way more storage and space to your home.

10 mind-numbing questions from the book that's considered the Holy Grail for landing a Wall Street job

Strats — short for strategists — work on trading floors alongside the traders creating models for pricing and risk management, etc. The job description is similar to that of a quantitative analyst, but quants typically aren't on the trading floor.<p>Interviews for these sorts of positions tend to be …

Employment

10 Pieces of Native American Wisdom That Will Inspire the Way You Live Your Life

Years ago, my little brother and I were playing cowboys and Indians.As the older brother, I dictated the play session (of course), so I decided that …

Spirituality

How This Entrepreneur Built a Community of 3 Million Members in 5 Years

Setbacks can be some of the best precursors to success<p>Imagine this scenario: you've spent months, perhaps years with your team building a product to launch and launch day has finally arrived.<p>What do you do?<p>Send out an email to friends and family?<p>Post on Facebook?<p>Perhaps list it on Amazon?<p>This is a …

Entrepreneurship