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Youngest Congresswoman: I was okay with losing

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, the youngest woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, said she won a hard-fought battle because she …

The 7 Routines All Geniuses Share

A recent book finds that Steve Jobs, Sigmund Freud, and many other exceptional people had several habits and preferences in common.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Geniuses aren't like everyone else.<p>They just do it and, um, think …

Genius

The 25 best-performing CEOs in the world, according to the Harvard Business Review

To compile the ranking, HBR considered total shareholder return and the change in each company's market capitalization. This year, HBR also added a measurement of each company's environmental, social, and governance performance (using ESG scores from investment research firm Sustainalytics). …

What Should Investors Do About Oil?

Oil prices have been volatile. I realize this is not a news flash. I guess the more important issue is: what should investors do about it? The answer is easy. Buy low, sell high. Really, it’s that simple. But to understand the rationale behind this simple advice, one needs to understand a little …

Oil & Gas Industry

How to Get Rich Slowly

<b>Do you want to be a Millionaire?</b><p><b>Sure you do, why not. $1,000,000 is a nice amount of money -- even at 5 percent interest in retirement, it's enough to drop $50,000 into your bank account each year to supplement whatever else you may have coming in. So let's agree that it's nice to have a Million</b> …

20 successful entrepreneurs share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s

Mistakes are unavoidable, but the truly successful learn from these setbacks and move on all the wiser.<p>We asked entrepreneurs, including a few "Shark Tank" investors and the cofounders of popular retailer Warby Parker, to share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s.<p>Here's what they …

7 Surprising Habits That Will Turn You Into a CEO | Inc.com

If you want to become a CEO, nobody but you can make it happen.<p>After interviewing over 300 CEOs in the four years since I started work on my book, <i>Hungry Start-up Strategy</i>, I know that CEOs do things differently than other people.<p>If you practice seven surprising habits they have been cultivating for …

Leadership

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8 traits the world's most successful people share

For his book, "The 8 Traits Successful People Have in Common," author Richard St. John conducted interviews with more than 500 highly successful people, from the likes of Bill Gates and Richard Branson to Martha Stewart and Ben Cohen, the cofounder of Ben and Jerry's ice cream.<p>St. John entered …

Self-improvement

The disadvantage of being good at your job

Science confirms what high performers have known for years: It’s not easy being so competent.<p>A new study from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business …

9 Simple Rituals to Make Your Mondays Awesome

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let’s face it, Mondays are tough. Whether you are a solo business owner or the member of a large corporation, the mental drain of preparing for Monday, especially after a long weekend, can be enough to knock you off your week.<p>To get over …

4 Reasons Why You'll Never Be a Millionaire, and How You Can Change That

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Relaxing vacations on the French Riviera, huge donations to your favorite charity and an early retirement. These are the kinds of things people think of when they hear the word “millionaire.”<p>It’s unlikely you’ll ever experience that. …

Three Reasons Hillary Clinton is No Barack Obama

On Monday, the day after announcing her run for president of the United States, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton walked into a Chipotle in …

Hillary's road from riches

The van trip was great political theater, but it reflects a deeper tension in her message.<p>The economic gap between Hillary Rodham Clinton and an average, “everyday American” is wide enough to drive a Scooby van through.<p>On Monday, the newly minted Democratic presidential front-runner had nearly …

Government

3 Ways You Can Learn Faster | Inc.com

When you're young, learning is easy. You're open to new ideas, and get excited about challenging yourself. You also have more time, and everyone around you is encouraging you to take on new skills.<p>But something happens as people start getting older. For some reason, you begin to believe you know …

Oreos

How to Live on Last Month's Income

For a long while, I’ve been an advocate of You Need a Budget, which is a software package and philosophy that I use for budgeting. I’ve used it for …

40 Financial Rules For 40 Year-Olds

Every decade of life has its financial challenges and opportunities.<p>In your 20s, you feel invincible.<p>Your 30s brings on a whole new set of responsibilities including career and family.<p>However, your 40s are especially important because you are closing in on retirement.<p>Making a huge money mistake in …

Personal Finance

BUFFETT: Volatility is not the same thing as risk, and investors who think it is will cost themselves money

In his most recent annual letter to shareholders, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett wrote about the difference between the two and how many investors conflate these concepts, costing themselves money.<p>Here's Buffett:<p><b>The unconventional, but inescapable, conclusion to be drawn from the past fifty</b> …

There's A Hidden Dark Side To Being An Entrepreneur - It Wreaks Havoc On Your Mental Health

The life of an entrepreneur sounds glamorous when you’re on the outside looking in. Setting your own schedule, creating your own rules, and building the type of company you want to work for can be incredibly alluring.<p>In fact, successful entrepreneurs tend to be idolized by the masses as they appear …

Mental Health

Tony Robbins's Best Advice for Unstoppable Success | Inc.com

Tony Robbins is so much more than the fast-talking life coach with the TV infomercials. He is credited with helping some of the world's most powerful, wealthy, and successful people--from billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones to the late anti-apartheid crusader Nelson Mandela to …

Motivation

We spoke with the investor with the unbelievable 'magic ticket' that gives him 68% annual returns with no risk

George and his family own life-insurance contracts issued in the 1990s. These so-called cours connu, or known-price, arbitrage contracts are unbelievably generous. That's because George can switch his investments based on their closing prices during the <i>previous</i> week. So if one of his investments …

Invest In Real Estate For Capital Appreciation, Rental Income, Or Lifestyle?

Despite real estate ranking second to last in my Passive Income Rankings, don’t worry real estate fans, real estate still is my favorite asset class …

How The Fed Fostered The Oil Glut And Price Drop - Wall Street Losing Patience

Let’s start with <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> article, “Banks Struggle to Unload Oil Loans,” which reveals the Fed’s role in encouraging excess oil production that led to the inevitable price drop (italics are mine):<p>Energy-sector deals have been a bright spot at a time when once-lucrative businesses, …

Economics

How To Boost Employee Happiness Without Spending Any Money

Bonuses and perks might make people happier in the short term, but they don’t solve the underlying problem. Here’s what does.<p>You know the saying “Money can’t buy happiness.” You get it. But startup founders and CEOs still don’t seem to understand.<p>When CEOs find out that their employees are unhappy, …

4 Tax Code Changes Small-Business Owners Should Know About

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Taxes are the number-one issue facing small businesses, according to December’s Small Business Optimism survey. As we're now in tax season, small-business owners face the additional headache of understanding how new changes to the tax …

How Much Of Your Income Should You Save?

There’s no question more fundamental to personal finance than how much money we should save. Our savings rate is the cornerstone of virtually every other decision about money we make. It affects everything from buying a home to saving for emergencies to retirement.<p>Yet the guidance on this important …

Retirement

India's Newest Billionaire, Subhash Runwal, Built A Property Empire From Nothing

Subhash Runwal, India’s newest billionaire, who makes his debut this year with a $1 billion fortune, hails from Dhulia, a small town in Maharashtra state. His grandfather was a jeweler but when Runwal was a teenager, the family had fallen on hard times. The young lad, one of five siblings, left the …

Real Estate

Analysts are becoming increasingly suspicious of Berkshire Hathaway

But according to Newsweek's Lynnley Browning, Buffett's $517-billion Berkshire Hathaway corporation is actually one of the murkiest around, and analysts are becoming increasingly suspicious of it.<p>A recent Transparency International report ranked Buffett's company 35 out of 100, Newsweek reported - …