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12 books every investor should read

There are countless varieties of investments from stocks, bonds, options, real estate, commodities, peer-to-peer lending and many more. In contrast with committing money to an insured bank savings account, investing typically involves trading additional risk for the opportunity for greater …

11 investing tips I wish I could tell my younger self

Sometimes I look back on my past as a young investor and want to kick myself. I didn't really know what I was doing back then, and made a number of mistakes that cost me money in the long run.<p>I did learn a lot and truly enjoy investing and saving now. But I wish I could go back in time and offer my …

This gun can stop small rogue drones without destroying them

We've seen a couple of brute force anti-drone devices designed to snatch the tiny machines out of the sky, but Battelle's DroneDefender is one of the …

Warren Buffett's 4 stock investing principles

In fact, Buffett's investment criteria has been included in the beginning pages of every single Berkshire Hathaway Annual Report since 1982:<p>The larger the company, the greater will be our interest: We would like to make an acquisition in the $5-20 billion range.<p>Of course… Buffett is talking about</i> …

30 CEOs Reveal the Daily Habits Responsible for Their Success | Inc.com

Look at any CEO running a profitable company and you’ll find someone who has figured a few things out. One trait many of these leaders have in common: consistency. Check out these quotes from 30 successful CEOs regarding the daily habits that help them get ahead in business and life.<p>1. Try one new …

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7 Books That Will Train Your Brain to Overachieve | Inc.com

The human brain is the most powerful tool you can possibly possess. Are you training and using your brain to its full potential? These seven books will help you achieve the peak performance you’ll need to compete, today and in the future.<p>1. Curious<p><b>Subtitle:</b> The Desire to Know and Why Your Future …

London School of Economics

Best portable projectors - here are our top rated picks

Until recently, pocket-sized portable projectors were nothing more than a novelty. They were fun, but didn’t offer very good viewing experiences. They’re still niche products, but lately there has been an upswing in quality. Quite a few OEMs are now stepping up their game in this arena, delivering …

Gear & Gadgets

7 Powerful Lessons From TED Talks About Leadership

What makes a great leader in today's world? Answers from the likes of Sheryl Sandberg and Simon Sinek.<p>What does it take to be a great leader? In a fascinating series of talks, business leaders, researchers, a famed general, and an orchestra conductor tackle that question from their diverse …

Thailand’s latest viral ad will make you cry over security cameras

Advertising on television often falls into neat, stereotypical categories; beer ads are funny, car ads are slick, men in household products ads are dumb, wives in electronics ads are shrews.<p>But Thailand is quietly becoming the world leader in a special niche: The tear-jerker. John Lewis, a British …

Stereotypes

The Ultimate Bucket-List Travel Guide

The world’s top chefs, authors, actors and other globe-trotters—from Anne Rice to Ruth Reichl—share the places they’re dying to see before they die. Take note, then take off. Bon voyage!<p><b>ROBIN ESROCK,</b> whose book “The Great Global Bucket List” will be published next year, has traveled to 100 …

Bucket Lists

7 TED Talks that will make you a better leader

But soon I was hiring people and had to figure out on my own how to be a good boss and business person. That was 25 years ago, before Ted and the Internet made expert learning fast and accessible.<p>Today, the most amazing experts are available in powerful short bursts that will be sure to increase …

Define Yourself by Your Work? How (and Why) You Should Stop Now | Inc.com

Do you identify with your work? I do, a lot of the time. Ask me who I am and the word "writer" will pop up early in my answer, even though that's only one of many things I am. I'm also a wife, a daughter, a stepmother, a sister, and someone with an adventurous nature who recently pulled up stakes …

Horseback Riding

Don't Lose Your Best Employees Because of These 7 HR Blunders | Inc.com

Every company has its star employees--the ones who've been there through thick and thin, who show up early, stay late, and even work their off days when necessary. You might think these employees are as committed to your company as you are, but if they're not treated properly, they could walk …

The Workplace

The Decision-Driven Organization

Artwork: Antony Gormley, <b>Lost Horizon I</b>, 2008, cast iron, 32 elements: each 189 x 53 x 29 cm, Installation view, White Cube, Mason’s Yard, London<p>Many CEOs assume that organizational structure—the boxes and lines on a company’s org chart—is a key determinant of financial performance. Like generals, …

4 ways to be more innovative at work

Innovation. It’s easy to talk about it — it’s probably one of your department’s key goals or built into your company’s mission statement — but it’s …

51 of the Best Breakfast Recipes Ever

Waking up is never easy, but breakfast food makes the prospect a whole lot sunnier.<p>Put some coffee on and get cookin'.<p><b>Monkey-Bread Danish</b><p>Danish meets monkey bread. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Red Velvet Pancakes</b><p>Sexiest breakfast ever. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Onion & Arugula Frittata</b><p>Served straight out of the pan. <b>Get the</b> …

Retiring Google CFO Writes The Best 'Spend More Time With Family' Memo Ever

After more than six years in the job, Google Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette today announced plans to retire, and he did it with customary style.<p>As Pichette wrote in a post on Google+, he wants to spend more time with his family–in particular his wife Tamar, since their two children are …

S&P 500

What Makes Someone an Engaging Leader

“How can we have the highest profitability in five years and still have gaps in employee engagement?” asks an executive at a large industrial products company. The reality is that the two don’t necessarily go together. This management team, like many others, has fought to increase profitability …