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Charles Darwin was no 'heroic genius', say scientists

Study claims every one of us is responsible for creating the world's brightest ideas, regardless of our own IQs<p>Charles Darwin and other pioneering thinkers were not "heroic geniuses", according to a new study saying we can all take credit for science's greatest discoveries<p>Innovations from the likes …

Charles Darwin

How To Be Happy: 5 Secrets Backed By Research

We all wanna be happier, right?Thing is, depression is at epic levels. More people are unhappy and they’re getting miserable at an even younger …

Happiness

The One Thing You Should Always Do in Business

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

A quick rundown of everything we know (and often forget) about the economy

The financial crisis taught economists some hard lessons. But over the last 250 or so years economists have learned a few things that still hold up.<p><b>1. Markets aren’t perfect, but they’re the best we’ve got</b><p>Indulge me a useful over simplification: the goal of economics is to determine what’s the best …

Economics

6 ways entrepreneurs are different from everyone else

So just what does it take to be an entrepreneur? It turns out that the skillset required to be an entrepreneur is similar to most business skillsets — it requires excellent analytic capacities as well as an understanding of how organizations and economies work.<p>But the most important thing is the …

Entrepreneurship

10 Little-Known Books to Add to Your Entrepreneur Bookshelf

The famous philosopher William Godwin said, “He that loves reading has everything within his reach,” including wealth, success and happiness. But plenty of the book lists out there suggest the same great business titles over and over again.<p>So, give yourself an edge. Read this list of little-known …

education leadership innovation

How do we ‘de-risk’ failure & create a culture of permanent experimentation? Says Mark Zuckerberg: <i>'The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a</i> …

6 unconventional business books that will completely change your perspective

And to what end? Aren't most of them just about the same? So many repetitions of the same tired advice. It can feel like there isn't much left to learn.<p>But that's actually an illusion created by conventional wisdom. It's human nature to like things that you agree with and that confirm what you …

Austrian Economics

Warren Buffett and Bill Gates Agree—This Factor Was Most Important for their Success

Focus is one of the most important traits of successful people.<p>Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates have all attributed their success to one …

Warming Up Your Car in the Cold Just Harms the Engine

The long-held notion that you should let your car idle in the cold is only true for carbureted engines.<p>In the thick of winter, the common wisdom is that when you are gearing up to take your truck out in the cold and snow, you should step outside, start up your engine, and let it idle to warm up. …

High-speed Rail

9 Books Everyone Should Read, According to Warren Buffett

When Warren Buffett started his investing career, he would read 600, 750, or 1,000 <i>pages a day.</i><p>Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day …

12 investing books to read if you want to get rich

"On average, millionaires invest 20% of their household income each year. Their wealth isn't measured by the amount they make each year, but by how they've saved and invested over time," writes Ramit Sethi in his New York Times bestseller, "I Will Teach You To Be Rich."<p>To help you get started, we …

Investing

17 books Bill Gates thinks everyone should read

While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A lot of them are …

Books

Here's who holds the world's $59.7 trillion in sovereign debt

Jeff Desjardins at Visual Capitalist broke down how much of the world's sovereign debt each country holds.<p>The biggest chunk of the $59.7 trillion in debt belongs to the US, which holds 29.05% of all of it. Europe has a high frequency of large debts, with 7 of the top 15 countries coming from the …

Economics

The Steve Jobs guide to manipulating people & getting what you want

Steve Jobs didn’t launch two of the most valuable companies in modern times by following the rules all the time.<p>Jobs faced many obstacles to get Apple, and later Pixar, off the ground. But Jobs had a unique way of crafting his own reality, a “distortion field” that could persuade people that his …

The Buy 'n Hold and NEVER Sell Strategy: A Case Study

Last week’s post talked about various strategies that didn’t work as advertised when it comes to real estate investing.<p>Now, to be clear, the “tried …

Why I Don't Really Care About Your Product

By: Chris at <b>www.CapitalistExploits.at</b><p><i>I've just gotten off the phone with a gentleman who runs a radio show dedicated to entrepreneurs. He reached out</i> …

How Your Untamed Mind Affects Your Productivity

The human mind is always on the move, producing up to 100,000 thoughts per day, and in today’s busy world, your brain is bombarded with seven times …