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Brain Food: 3 Podcasts For The Hungry B2B Entrepreneur

For any entrepreneur, starting a company is a leap of faith.<p>The product idea may be great, but it’s only the beginning. There’s market research to be done, a team to hire, a product to build, sales to make, and competitors to fend off.<p>So when I founded Node as a first-time CEO, I called on my peers …

Cheap things to do in Chicago

Got limited funds but unlimited energy? Join the club. To alleviate your all-too-real FOMO, we've compiled a list of the best things to do in Chicago …

IoT Report: How Internet of Things technology is now reaching mainstream companies and consumers

<i>This is a preview of the Internet of Things (2018) research report from Business Insider Intelligence. To learn more about the IoT ecosystem, tech trends and industry forecasts, click here.</i><p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming how companies and consumers go about their days around the world. …

Internet of Things

Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and 12 other banks hiring for high-paying jobs like crazy right now

Those three companies are doing some of the heaviest hiring for jobs in the US that pay more than $100,000 base salary a year, according to Indeed.<p>The job-search engine compiled a list of big banks trying to fill the most full-time jobs that pay over $100,000. The salary data is a combination of …

Markets

The 27 most important finance books ever written

With that in mind, we've highlighted 27 classic works that every Wall Streeter should read.<p>Many of these books show up time and again in lists of books recommended by the pros themselves.<p>Topics covered include everything from the most important principles of investing to inside stories of the worst …

Investing

The best free online business courses starting in January

Why do so many speeches fall flat? Blame poor delivery for one. Who wants to hear a speaker trip over every line or drone on without making a point?<p>Let's face it: public speaking is an exercise in respecting the audience's time and IQ, not to mention the spirit of the gathering. While passion and …

University of Michigan

8 of our favorite chocolate doughnuts in Chicago

The Tribune Food & Dining team devoted a month to finding the best chocolate Chicago has to offer, from hot cocoa to chocolate cake to chocolate breakfast dishes. Along the way, we found a few chocolate doughnuts we had to share with you, too.

The master key to understanding the IoT Revolution

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been labeled as "the next Industrial Revolution" because of the way it will change the way people live, work, entertain, and travel, as well as how governments and businesses interact with the world.<p>In fact, the revolution is already starting.<p>That brand new car that …

Internet of Things

Sorry, Cesar Ritz: Marriott's Got Luxury in the Can

“Never say no when a client asks for something, even if it is the moon. You can always try, and anyhow there is plenty of time afterward to explain that it was not possible.”<p>“‘When we had six or seven Hot Shoppes, I’d drive to every one of them every day, sometimes twice a day. Every time I …

Excel is the go-to tool for finance professionals — learn how to manipulate data in it like a pro

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock Excel is one of the most versatile and useful tools on your computer. Whether you are trying to keep track of your …

Employment

If you're new to coding, this is the programming language you should learn first

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Tech Hub/flickr As we move more and more toward a world filled with screens, those possessing coding skills have never been more in demand.<p>…

Programming

The best speakeasies in Chicago

During the Prohibition era, speakeasies popped up all over Chicago to quench the thirst of locals and mobsters. Chicago never really sobered up in …

11 advanced excel tricks that will help you get an instant raise at work

Massive swathes of the economy rely on the program, and becoming skilled at Excel has become a license to print money in business.<p>So while there are a lot of basic tricks that you have to know, there are also a few tricks that will set you head and shoulders above the competition.<p>If you want to …

Mathematics

Easy Colorado easy off road trips and 4WD roads for beginners

Easy Colorado off road trips and 4WD roads for beginners<p><i>Last Update: 6/27/2002 - Jens Moller</i><p>Let me start by telling you that I'm not an off-road …

Six maps that will make you rethink the world

By Ana Swanson<p>, Reporter<p>We don’t often question the typical world map that hangs on the walls of classrooms — a patchwork of yellow, pink and green that separates the world into more than 200 nations. But Parag Khanna, a global strategist, says that this map is, essentially, obsolete.<p>Khanna is the …

Globalization

How to make a profit while making a difference | Audrey Choi

Romantic places in Chicago to visit with that special someone

1<p>Rob Pongsajapan/Flickr<p>Things to do<p>Buckingham Fountain<p>With its four Art Deco-style seahorses, Georgia pink marble and light and music show, this …

The 11 best mac and cheese dishes in Chicago

The mother of all comfort foods may be available at tons of Chicago restaurants, but not all mac and cheese is created equal. We tasted our way …

Guide to Chicago's food trucks

Chicago has 60+ food trucks, a number that's rapidly growing, thanks to rules getting a bit easier for food truck vendors—though there's still a long …

The Best Hiking Spots Near Your Favorite Cities

Rising from the west bank of the Hudson River, Bear Mountain and its surrounding park boast trails ranging from .4 miles to 6.5 miles, with options …

Where to Eat Brunch in Chicago Right Now, February 2018

Brunch, not quite breakfast or lunch, is often overlooked but Eater Chicago's here to give it all the attention it deserves. The <b>Eater Chicago Brunch Heatmap</b> is a continually-updated list showing the newest places that are doing great things with their brunch menus. Because after a long week, …

This guy traveled to every country in the world before turning 40 — here are the countries he thinks everyone should visit

So when people ask him which country was his favorite, he has a hard time picking just one.<p>But there are 12 countries he thinks everyone should visit at some point in their lives.<p>Keep scrolling to see what those countries are, and why he thinks they're worth visiting.

Micronesia

The World's Most Affordable Cities

Some cities are cheap for a reason. Like Kyiv, Ukraine, seen here. A political crisis and a proxy war with Russia on its eastern border have destroyed the Ukrainian economy. Kyiv might be an attractive, and inexpensive place to live. But few foreigners are willing to come here. Investment firm UBS …

The Best International 2-Year Business Schools

Schools in the United States were the first to offer MBA degrees, but its international counterparts are catching up. The advantage: a global experience thanks to classes and professors with varied international backgrounds. These are the top two-year MBA programs based on the return on investment …

10 Adrenaline-Pumping Outdoor Activities in the West

<b>buck·et list</b><p>noun, informal<p>A number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.<p>The diverse climate and terrain of the Western U.S. make it a popular destination for adventurers and adrenaline junkies. Quick to mind are the deep slot canyons of Utah …

Why Google Became Alphabet

The company that yesterday was known as Google is now a collection of separate companies, owned by a new holding company called Alphabet. The “Google” brand is the largest of those companies, and it includes search, advertising, maps, apps, YouTube, and Android. The company’s less related endeavors …

19 spectacular photos of tourist attractions around the world that were taken illegally

For years, the two photographers have risked frightening heights and legal implications to scale some of the world's highest and most well-known buildings, which they then highlight on their website, On the Roofs.<p>The images are breathtaking and capture views of these famous destinations we might …

Skyscrapers

Westx1000: How to Pack for an International Motorcycle Adventure

Kyra and I will spend the next few months in Asia and Europe, eating, drinking, riding and documenting everything we can. We’re in Tokyo at the …

11 documentaries that will make you smarter about business

From a film on Wal-Mart's business practices to one on aspiring sommeliers, each will simultaneously entertain and educate you about business.

Dot-com

What Is a Business Model?

In <i>The New, New Thing</i>, Michael Lewis refers to the phrase <i>business model</i> as “a term of art.” And like art itself, it’s one of those things many people feel they can recognize when they see it (especially a particularly clever or terrible one) but can’t quite define.<p>That’s less surprising than it …