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33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Self-improvement

7 Steps to Mastering Machine Learning With Python

<b>By Matthew Mayo, KDnuggets.</b><p>Step 4: Getting Started with Machine Learning in Python<p>Python. <i>Check</i>.<br>• Machine learning fundamentals. <i>Check.</i><br>• Numpy. …

7 Must Watch Documentaries on Statistics and Machine Learning

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8 must have data science skills

Harvard business review declared the job of a data scientist as the sexiest job of the 21st century. In this post, I am going to show you what data …

This Is How To Survive If You Lose Everything (Including Your Home)

<i>The following survival guide was originally published by Nomad at The Survivalist Blog.</i><p><i>Editor’s Note: With the global economy in shambles and</i> …

Want To Start A Successful Company? Read These Five Books First

There’s an old saying in the rare coin business. That is: “buy the book before you buy the coin.” The same thing, I would say, goes for folks who want to start their own businesses. But where do you start? I asked Ted D. Zoller, the director for entrepreneurial studies at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler …

Doing Terrible Things To Your Code

In 1992, I thought I was the best programmer in the world. In my defense, I had just graduated from college, this was pre-Internet, and I lived in …

working knowledge

The hidden costs of starting your own business

Whatever your reasons for becoming your own boss, just remember the old saying that it takes money to make money, and that's never been truer than when you're starting your own business. It sounds romantic to think of yourself going from rags to riches, but most businesses need to start off with a …

Small Business

Where to Eat in Paris Now: 7 Must-Try Restaurants

As far as I’m concerned, the prettiest sights in Paris are found on a plate. Or in a bowl. And occasionally, a coffee cup.<p>The map of the city I keep in my head isn’t of monuments and museums—it’s of bistros and brasseries. You want a view of the Eiffel Tower? I say go to Monsieur Bleu. Spending the …

Free Things to Do in Paris

Traipsing around pricey Paris might sound like serious damage to your wallet, but that's only if you don't know where to look (and when to go). Indulge in some of the City of Light's sweetest luxuries <i>gratuit</i>—from hidden nooks of authenticity to world-class museums and sights.<p><b>Art</b><p>Admission is waived …

Eurozone GDP — Recap

Germany raced ahead of France, Italy remained stagnant, and the eurozone as a whole beat expectations. As the eurozone unveiled its latest gross domestic product figures for the fourth quarter, what remained apparent is that the continent is on a two-speed road.

Dow Jones

Easy Ways to Add Iron to Your Meals Without Meat

Iron’s as important for your health as many other nutrients you might be aware of like protein, fiber, and Vitamin C. Iron is a mineral responsible …

Nutrition

12 Habits of Highly Motivated Runners

CEOs On The Run: Financial Crisis With Chinese Characteristics

As China’s economy slows down, many firms cannot service their debt obligations . This isn’t abnormal, but what <i>is</i> unusual is that, faced with debt issues, there has been an increasing number of CEOs and owners of borrowing companies who simply choose to disappear . The local media have coined a new …

Why Runners Shouldn’t Diet (and What to Do Instead)

"Runger" can make weight loss difficult—but it’s not impossible. All you need is a smart approach that will help you balance your running schedule …

How Young People Can Get Rich Slowly

<i>At least that's the message of William Bernstein, cofounder of investment management firm Efficient Frontier Advisors, who recently published the short ebook "If You Can: How Millennials Can Get Rich Slowly."</i><p><i>It clearly resonates. The book, available for free on his website and for 99 cents on</i> …

Investing

For the third time in a century, America will have to ride to Europe's rescue

From the sidelines, the US is watching the unfolding Greek tragedy with growing horror. It must stand ready to assist as the euro breaks apart<p>It would be the third time in a century. Will America once more end up having to save the fratricidal Europeans from themselves? In Washington, there is a …

Chaos of the human brain: How our random thoughts inspire genius — and self-destruction | Salon.com

<b>Ludwig van Beethoven, Winston Churchill (Wikimedia/AP)</b><p>Chaos of the human brain: How our random thoughts inspire genius — and self-destruction<p>Visionaries throughout history reported that intrusive ideas helped them create and caused them anguish. Here’s why<p>David Adam<p>February 7, 2015 7:30pm …

Winston Churchill

The biggest debt write-offs in the history of the world

From ancient Babylon to 1930s Europe, debt jubilees have been far more common than discussions over Greece would suggest<p>A small southern eastern European country has announced a widescale programme of debt cancellation. No, it's not Greece, but Croatia.<p>The Croatian government will be <b>wiping off the</b> …

20 Things All Entrepreneurs Should Know About Angel Investors

Angel investors invest in early stage or start-up companies in exchange for an equity ownership interest. Angel investing in start-ups has been accelerating. High-profile success stories like Uber, WhatsApp, and Facebook have spurred angel investors to make multiple bets with the hopes of getting …

3 Ways Falling Oil Prices Will Impact the Sale of Your Business

While the current drop in fuel prices can certainly benefit many businesses in the short term, small business owners should also consider how changing oil costs will affect their long-term exit strategy.<p>Although demand for petroleum is up, U.S. stockpiles of oil surged by nearly 13 million barrels …

Swiss franc turmoil leaves exporters on the downhill slope

Switzerland's skiing industry is among the casualties of the Swiss National Bank's shock currency move<p>Ed Eger sleeps with his phone on. When you’re in the foreign exchange business, events around the globe can require a fast response.<p>At 4.40am Eger was jolted out of bed in Canada by a call from a …

Economics

Cool runnings: how to use the cold weather to get fitter

Ross Edgley suggests four scientifically-backed reasons why you should resist the temptation to put your trainers away when the cold weather bites<p>Have you struggled to get out of bed every morning for a week now, wary of the freezing temperatures that the British winter is bestowing with such …

Men like this are capitalism's unlikely heroes

Initial public offerings promote innovation, by providing an exit route for entrepreneurs; being listed makes a firm open to scrutiny; and ordinary people have a chance to invest in capitalism's wealth-creating machines.<p>But the past 15 years have cast a shadow over the public company. There was not …

Private Equity

Instead of paying down its debts, the world’s gone on another credit binge

Global debt has jumped by $57 trillion, or 17pc of global GDP, since the fourth quarter of 2007<p>So what, exactly, is going on in the global economy? The one big lesson from the bubble days was that we had too much debt. Yet fresh figures from McKinsey examining 47 of the world’s most important …

41 Superfoods: How They Can Help Your Running

1 of 42<p>Superfoods<p>To run your best, you have to eat the best. The Centers for Disease Control recently <b>released a study</b> ranking the top nutrient-dense foods based on the amount of 17 key nutrients per 100 grams. We compiled these superfoods here – along with recipes – so that you can easily add them …

A Basic Guide To Cheap Outdoors Gear For Broke Adventurers

On a budget but still want to be comfortable and safe on your outdoors adventures? Here's a guide to what you need to spend money on, what you don't …