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The Best Free Online Courses for Professionals | Inc.com

It's never too late to invest in your career. Fortunately, we live in a time where we all have access to an elite education at our fingertips, not to mention completely free of charge. All you have to do is create a free account at Coursera, and you'll be ready to take your career into your own …

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Bill Gates: We can end poverty by 2030

On Wednesday, he published an essay on the worldwide effort to end poverty by 2030, and he says that he's very much a believer that it can be done.<p>"There is good reason for optimism about progress on reducing inequity," he writes. He published the essay from Davos, Switzerland, where the World …

15 Books by Billionaires On How to Run the World

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The 15 Most Influential Business Books of 2015

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NEW UNICORNS: The 42 startups that grew to be worth billions in 2015

2015 was a big year for private market tech companies and their valuations.<p>Uber, already the most valuable private tech company in the world, is rumored to be raising a new round of funding that would value the company around $60 billion.<p>And this year alone, 70 startups became members of the …

My strategy for turning $15,000 into $200,000 every month

Each company starts off with $100 in capital.<p>One has a one-month sales cycle (i.e., people go from prospect to client in one month). The other company has a four-month sales cycle.<p>Not surprisingly, the slower business brings in less over time. But do you know how much less after one year?<p>It only …

These 3 Questions Will Immediately Increase Your Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Emotional intelligence (EI or EQ) is marked by a person's ability to recognize and understand emotions (both his or her own and those of others), and to use that information to guide decision making. It includes demonstrating extremely complex qualities such as empathy, sympathy, and compassion.<p>Of …

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Twelve reasons entrepreneurs with type-A personalities are unstoppable

Personalities fit into one of two groups – Type A and Type B – it's one or the other. Type A's typically are extremely motivated individuals with lofty goals and the internal fire to go after anything they desire. Type B's are typically more laid back, lacking the same level of intense …

10 apps you should use every day to be more productive

We hear a lot about the hazards of digital technology.<p>But there are thousands of apps that can help you get things done more efficiently and effectively.<p>We picked 10 of the best that you should be using daily, including one that helps you keep track of your to-dos and one that visually tracks your …

The detection of gravitational waves will open up a new spectrum of the universe – finally demonstrating a theory presented a century ago<p>History may judge 2015 as the year when mankind opened up a completely new window on the universe, exactly a century after Albert Einstein laid the scientific …

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What Is Disruptive Innovation?

The theory of disruptive innovation, introduced in these pages in 1995, has proved to be a powerful way of thinking about innovation-driven growth. Many leaders of small, entrepreneurial companies praise it as their guiding star; so do many executives at large, well-established organizations, …

6 Predictions About The Future Of Digital Transformation

Gazing intensely into their respective crystal balls, Gartner, IDC, and Forrester have come up with predictions for 2016 and beyond, highlighting digital transformation and its impact on businesses and consumers worldwide.<p>According to Forrester, only 27% of today’s businesses have a coherent …

LinkedIn and Evernote investor explains how 'ignoring everybody' made him launch a new startup

How do you go from 0 to 1? What happens before the startup even comes into the picture?<p>I have invested as an angel in about 50 startups. It's been quite successful. I could just keep doing this. Oh and some paragliding and kite-surfing when I don't meet great entrepreneurs. I could also become a …

A Google director explains how your smartphone will look in 5 years

Business Insider posed this question to Aparna Chennapragada, a Google director, at the Web Summit tech conference in Ireland last month.<p>She described a future in which technology does "a lot more of the heavy lifting," apps are de-siloed, and the information that users want proactively comes to …

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8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

Philosophy goes where hard science can't, or won't. Philosophers have a license to speculate about everything from metaphysics to morality, and this …

12 Qualities That Set Ultra Successful People Apart

Ultra successful people delight themselves by blowing their personal goals out of the water. They succeed along many different dimensions of life--their friendships, their physical and mental health, their families, and their jobs (which they are not only good at but also enjoy).<p>TalentSmart has …

The stigma is such that, while it makes me a great teacher, I can’t disclose my condition. But it’s getting harder to hide and I’m worried I’ll have to quit<p>You know me, you’ve seen me at parents’ evenings. I’m the teacher at the next desk – the popular one, the one you all want to teach your …

Mental Health

13 months: how long it will take Paris to recover

Tourism to Paris is expected to recover from the impact of November's terror attack within 13 months, according to research by the World Trade and Tourism Council (WTTC).<p>Its study, which looked at 32 countries that had been affected by a range of crises between 2001 and 2014, found that this was …

The Best Books Of 2015, According To Goodreads

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Map shows how long it took to travel the world in 1914

The map, published by the Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society, charts travel times from London to different parts of the world, which ranged from around five to 40 days.<p>Created by John George Bartholomew, a British royal cartographer who worked for King George V, for the book An Atlas of …

This is Mark Zuckerberg’s letter announcing the birth of his daughter, Max—and a $45 billion charity pledge

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla, announced the birth of their baby daughter Max today (Dec. 1), along with a extensive letter laying out their plan to give away 99% of their Facebook shares during their lifetimes.<p>Here is the letter, which was posted on Facebook:<p><b>A letter to</b> …

The Generation That Doesn't Remember Life Before Smartphones

This is what it means to be a teenager in 2015.<p>Down a locker-lined hallway at Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis, Zac Felli, a junior, walks to his first class of the day. He wears tortoiseshell glasses and is built like he could hit a ball hard. He has enviable skin for a teenager, …

Why Stock Buybacks Are Good For The Economy And The Country

Self-interest has always been a primary tenet of capitalism. As Adam Smith famously wrote, “It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.” Private interest, in the aggregate, is often a public …

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