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How one entrepreneur is turning his forgetfulness into a business

SAN FRANCISCO — Teddy Winthrop is forgetful, a trait he inherited from his dad.<p>His father implored him to get a Day-Timer, an executive planner that was wildly popular in the ’80s. But the young entrepreneur dismissed the idea — his personal organizer was his iPhone. And that’s when it hit him: The …

78 years ago, a journalist who studied 500 millionaires realized something about friendships that's still relevant today

In addition to outlining the "secret" to building wealth in 13 principles, he revealed 30 "major causes of failure" that hold many of us back from getting rich, one of them being associating with the wrong crowd.<p>"Men take on the nature and the habits and the power of thought of those with who they …

If You Have $500, You Can Start Investing. But Should You?

Here's a better idea: Build up a bank account first.<p>Still trying to get started saving for retirement? Your task just got a little easier.<p>Online …

The massive China hack on US data 'will be debilitating to US intelligence for a generation'

"Presuming these attacks came from China, it's debilitating to America's human intelligence capabilities for a generation," geopolitical expert Ian Bremmer, founder of Eurasia Group, told Business Insider via email.<p>Every single person who had applied for government security clearance — whether they …

Millionaires Don't Use To-Do Lists

Do you really think Richard Branson and Bill Gates write a long to-do list and prioritize items as A1, A2, B1, B2, B3, C1 and on and on?<p>In my research into time management and productivity, I’ve interviewed over 200 billionaires, Olympians, straight-A students and entrepreneurs. I always ask them …

Time Management

17 things keeping you from getting rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

In addition to boiling down the "secret" to building wealth in 13 principles, he revealed 30 "major causes of failure" that hold many of us back from getting rich.<p>Here are 17 that are still relevant today.

Success

America's top colleges assigned these books to freshmen

The book choices this year range from personal essays to classic fiction, hitting topics that include race, climate change, and sexuality.<p>While students will get to enjoy the books over the summer, at most colleges they're expected to come to campus ready to debate and analyze the book alongside …

African-American News

Here’s Everything You Need To Know To Actually Lose Body Fat

Losing fat isn't the same thing as losing weight. This is how it all works.<p><i>Everyone has their own goals for their health and wellness, and those goals vary from person to person. We get that not everyone is focused on losing body fat — and that is A-OK. But since some people do want to change their</i> …

Fitness

The rest of the NBA should be terrified by what the Spurs are doing this summer

Nobody in the NBA world thinks they're starved for success, but after getting knocked out of the playoffs in the first round this season, the Spurs are going all-in this summer.<p>Despite a glut of their own players hitting the free-agent market, the Spurs have found a way to both keep their core …

Universes could be created during Tuesday's leap second

In our modern age of flash crashes and instantaneous global communication, a lot can happen in a second. That means that the extra " leap second" that will be officially added to our clocks Tuesday evening, delaying the start of July by one tick, is not nearly as insignificant as it might seem.<p>Yes, …

The coming financial apocalypse For US Shale

Investment firm Goldman Sachs has even bearishly predicted $55 per barrel in 2020. With OPEC unwilling to reduce its production levels, and a worsening economic crisis in Greece , the near term outlook of oil remains mostly pessimistic despite reduced U.S. domestic crude stockpiles.<p>The World Bank …

The economic plan that could save America (but scares conservative billionaires senseless)

<b>Rupert Murdoch, David Koch (Reuters/David Gray/AP/Phelan M. Ebenhack)</b><p>Guaranteed government jobs would be a huge boon to the American worker — and deprive the rich of their power<p>Sean McElwee<p>June 29, 2015 5:57pm (UTC)<p>Long-term unemployment is the scourge of modern economies. In a society where people …

Income Inequality

After two big triumphs for Obama, the Supreme Court declines to give him a trifecta on climate change

The US Supreme Court today backed away from delivering president Barack Obama another big triumph, ruling against one of his primary tools to combat climate change.<p>The court ruled against the White House effort to significantly scale back emissions from coal-burning power plants, and thereby combat …