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What it's like to eat a $225-per-person, 3-hour dinner at Eleven Madison Park, the best restaurant in America

Food blogger Julian Fang captured the experience of dining at Eleven Madison Park in spring 2011 for his website Jewelz. He opted for the 11-course tasting menu, which today runs three and a half hours long and costs $225 per person.<p>While the menu has changed, the decadence remains. We've shared a …

Dining Rooms

14 books by mega-successful CEOs that will teach you how to run the world

But the ones worth reading ditch the platitudes in favor of instructive anecdotes — which is why they so often come from execs who have lived through it.

Marc Andreessen

5 Great Business Books To Read (Again) This Year

The time to read is a crucial but often challenging feat to tackle on every entrepreneur's to-do list. So when you take the time out of your hectic day to actually read a book, you want to make sure it's great and worth that time allocation in your schedule.<p>The right book has to have that certain …


'Shark Tank' Investor Daymond John Shares 7 Business Books That Changed His Life

When John was 16, he read Napoleon Hill's classic business book "Think and Grow Rich," and it changed his life. It reinforced what his parents taught him and inspired him to set lofty goals.<p>In 1992, at the age of 23, he and his mom mortgaged their house in Hollis, Queens, for $100,000 so that he …


This Oil Map Answers The First Question Everyone Asks When Turmoil Hits The Middle East

When turmoil hits the Middle East, one of the first questions everyone asks is: "How much oil is at risk?"<p>News outlets and energy pundits were quick to attribute recent oil price volatility to Libya, where a rocket attack led to major oil storage tank fires. Turmoil in the region could lead to a …


How Much Work Did You REALLY Do This Year?

<i>This infographic is sponsored by Canon.</i><p>Being busy, unfortunately, isn't the same thing as being productive. It's easy to get wrapped up in responding to e-mails, talking to coworkers, and sitting through back-to-back meetings while the work you <i>actually</i> need to do remains untouched.<p>The first step to …

Time Management

7 Clever Ways To Keep Getting Smarter Throughout Your Entire Life

"Flash Boys" author Michael Lewis says that Ivy Leaguers flock to Wall Street because that's where they can become high-status and uber-rich without needing to think of anything new.<p>If you, like the bankers Lewis calls out, need fresh ideas, turn to Quora. The discussion-heavy site has recently had …

Peter Thiel

The 6 Most Influential Business Books Of 2014

Luckily, an esteemed panel of judges for the annual Financial Times' and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award (previously Goldman Sachs was a partner) have released a short list of the six most influential books of the year.<p>The topics range from inequality to digital privacy, and the judges …


25 Things To Know About Investing By Age 25

Yes, investing can seem intimidating, and yes, there are experts out there who seem to speak a whole different language, but not everyone needs to make a career out of it. Most of us are just in it to bulk up our savings for retirement, make a little extra money on the side, or even just beat …


Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, Mark Zuckerberg, And Other Top CEOs Name Their Favorite Books

For example, the third-richest person in the world, Warren Buffett, says he spends 80% of his day tearing through the written word.<p>We've pored over interviews with some of America's most influential execs — from Bill Gates to Jeff Bezos and Oprah Winfrey — to find out what they read.<p>Here are the …

Oprah Winfrey

17 Books About Money Everyone Should Read In Their 20s

Head back to the gym, explore a new neighborhood ... learn more about managing money and building wealth.<p>If that third one is on your list, you're in luck.<p>Here, we've highlighted some of the best personal finance books out there for 20-somethings, from expert-recommended classics to some of our …

Personal Finance

11 Books By CEOs That Will Teach You How To Run The World

But the ones worth reading ditch the platitudes in favor of instructive anecdotes — which is why they so often come from execs who have lived through it.<p>From fashion startups to automotive empires, here are the best leadership books from people who have led their companies to success.

Marc Andreessen

21 Online Resources That Will Make You A Better Entrepreneur

Here are 21 places you should be looking to learn new things about your industry, as well as different facets of running a business.<p>You've gotta love blogs. They provide really insightful information most of the time, without charging a dime. You can learn everything from how to use social media, …

Small Business

The 18 Books That Changed My Life

During the conversation we got on the topic of books that changed our lives.<p>I want to share them with you.<p><b>I judge a book's success if a year later I am still using at least one thing from the book.</b><p>My takeaways are what I still remember from the books; you may get even more out of these:<p><b>"7 Habits of</b> …

Seth Godin

The Reason CEO Pay Is So High Right Now Has Little To Do With Greed

Their pay rose 5.5% over 2012, while wages and salaries for private sector workers rose 1.8% over the same period.<p>According to the Associated Press and Equilar, the median pay package of CEOs of S&P 500 companies was 257 times more than the salary of their average employee, up from 181 times more …

Wall Street Journal

19 Ways Rich People Think Differently Than The Average Person

It's how they <i>think</i>.<p>Siebold spent nearly three decades interviewing millionaires around the world, and boiled his findings down in "How Rich People Think," a book he describes as "so brutally honest it will shock some and inspire others."<p>In it, he touches on everything from beliefs about the root of …


Five Books You Should Read Before You Turn 30

Someone who saves money for retirement is probably going to be in a better situation come 65 than someone who didn't start saving until they were 45.<p>Here are five books that I think everyone should read before they turn 30. Reading and understanding these will give you an edge, however slight, that …