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How Two Brothers Turned Seven Lines of Code Into a $9.2 Billion Startup

Now, Stripe’s Patrick and John Collison are teaming with Amazon to grab even more control over the global flow of commerce.<p>Every day, Americans spend …


Could 'Habit Stacking' Be The Key To Better Results?

How can small changes get you big results in your career, health, and relationships?<p><i>Watch on Forbes:</i><p>We are all creatures of habit, whether we acknowledge it or not. Every morning is filled with habits we have routinely kept for years, from brushing teeth to making coffee. The difficult part is when …


9 Sporty Convertibles You Can Buy for Less Than $45,000

You don't need to break the bank to have a brand-new convertible in your garage. Here are our sporty favorites to make summer a blast.

Conquer Winter In This 602 HP Lamborghini Huracan Snowmobile

Here’s what happens when Silicon Valley meets Siberia. It’s a Lamborghini Huracan outfitted for the backcountry with four tank treads in place of the …

Car Tech 101: Understanding rear-wheel steering

Is four-wheel steering finally ready for your next car? Brian Cooley explains the benefits.

Car Tech

Full video: SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk at Code 2016

Humans on Mars by 2025, Musk predicts.<p>Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk spoke with <b>Recode's</b> Kara Swisher and The Verge's Walt Mossberg at the 2016 Code Conference about his plans to send a one-way rocket to Mars in 2018. Here's the full video of the interview.<p>And via our podcast <b>Recode Replay</b>, here is …


6 Books That Should Be on Every Entrepreneur's Reading List | Inc.com

<i>What books should entrepreneurs read? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by James Altucher, entrepreneur, angel investor, and best-selling author, on Quora:</b><p>I'm going to be very direct. I've …


Honda waiting for Formula E to get better and grow | News Home | Reuters

SPIELBERG, Austria (Reuters) - Honda have no immediate plans to enter the all-electric Formula E series even if some within the company are keen to do so, according to their Formula One head Yusuke Hasegawa.<p>Formula E - Berlin ePrix, Berlin, Germany, 21/05/16. Drivers compete. REUTERS/Hannibal …


11 Naturally Aspirated Cars That Make Crazy Horsepower Per Liter

Through engineering wizardry, these cars have engines that achieve ridiculous power-per-liter ratios—a true test of efficiency and performance.<p>Natural aspiration offers some great features, like sonorous exhaust notes and sky-high redlines. Through engineering wizardry, these cars have engines that …


Antoine Walker lists Maybach as worst-ever purchase

Antoine Walker blew through $110 million over the course of his 13-year NBA career, leading to him filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in May …


Brand New Cadillac Coupes And Sedans Are So Cheap It's Not Even Funny

You may have heard that Cadillac is having a difficult time convincing customers to buy one of their cars that is not an Escalade. That sucks for …

Automotive Design

The 2 Words That May Be Holding You Back From Success

You might think hearing this would be a good thing.<p>"Good job."<p>This is the driving concept behind the main character's success in the hit movie <i>Whiplash</i>.<p>The main character is an average drummer, at best. But he connects with a mentor who, rather unconventionally, takes him under his wing and pushes …


Wondering Where To Start? Three Entrepreneurs Share How They Got Started

Even with the volume of information available online and the proliferation of offline business resources, first-time entrepreneurs still face the challenge of knowing where to start.<p>Regardless of the accessibility of information available at our fingertips on entrepreneurship, startups and small …


The unsexiest trillion-dollar startup

Steve Jobs went ballistic when public shipping manifests leaked the existence of the iPhone 3G. That’s about the only time something exciting happened in the freight forwarding business. The circulatory system of the global economy is a trillion-dollar industry, yet no one really talks about it, or …


This is how Silicon Valley's most secretive startup makes money

Last summer, it raised $450 million from investors in a round of financing that valued the company at $20 billion. Among fast-growing tech start-ups, only Uber, Xiaomi, and Airbnb are more valuable.<p>Palantir's business has long been shrouded in secrecy, but as the company has expanded, and raised …


This Is The Difference Between A Turbo’d And A Naturally Aspirated Lamborghini Huracan

With Huracan owners keeping themselves busy in drag racing circles, it was only a matter of time until somebody put their slightly tuned model …

Missing The Point On BMW's Project i, Shifting From Electrification To Automation

A recent article on Gas2.org, takes BMW to task for seemingly shifting the focus of its i division away from electric cars to autonomous vehicles. In fact, taking a look back nearly a decade to the origins of what was then called Project i, indicates that what is happening right now is totally …


After studying rich people for 5 years, I realized there are 10 critical habits the wealthy learn from their parents

How do I know? I spent five years interviewing 177 self-made millionaires and 128 poor people and documented what I learned in something I call my Rich Habits Study.<p>What I learned from my five-year study was that habits are contagious. Almost all of these self-made millionaires picked up specific …


These traits made Steve Jobs a smart leader, according to his right-hand man

<i>Ken Segall is a creative director who has a long history with Apple and NeXT. This is an excerpt from his book "Think Simple," which is out June 7.</i><p>Leading Apple's retail group from its inception through more than three hundred Apple Store openings, Ron Johnson logged countless hours of quality time …


Investment 101: how to invest your first $1000

As a matter of course, a good rule of thumb would be to keep your brokerage to under 1 per cent of your investment amount – meaning with brokerage …


T-Mobile plans to give away company stock to customers in next ‘Un-carrier’ move, report says

T-Mobile plans to give its customers a chance to own company stock as part of its latest Un-carrier move, set to be announced Monday morning, …


How To Accidentally Put 90,000 Miles On A Used Supercar

After finally saving up for his dream car, a first-generation Acura NSX, Fred Plan wasn’t about to let it sit idle in some garage. He ended up …


10 of the Best Shifters Ever Made

These things make every shift so, so satisfying.<p>A shifter doesn't need to be interesting or beautiful to accomplish its task. So when an automaker puts in the effort to design a cool gear selector, we have to recognize it. These are some of our favorite shifters in the automotive world.

SAE Working On Standard For Wireless Charging of EV Cars

Saving the environment can be exhausting, especially if you own an electric vehicle that requires you to physically plug and unplug the charger into and out of the charging port. Fortunately, wireless charging for your electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle is all but certain to become ubiquitous, and …

Electric Vehicles

Norway has reportedly reached a deal to ban gas-powered car sales by 2025

An all-electric future may be closer than you think—at least if you live in Norway. The country’s four leading political parties have reportedly agreed to a plan to stop selling gasoline-powered cars by 2025, according to energy blog Electrek, citing a report in the Norwegian business newspaper …

Electric Vehicles

Mercedes Opens C-Class Cabriolet Order Books , Prices Start From €42,215 In Germany

The open-top C-Class is currently launched across Europe with a wide range of powertrain and personalisation options. <br>Merc’s entry-level convertible …


14 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

Rich people appreciate the power of learning long after college is over.<p>"The world class knows that college is just the beginning of lifelong learning," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold in his book, "How Rich People Think." "That's why you'll see the great ones attending seminars, …

Personal Finance

Calling Yourself an 'Entrepreneur' Means Nothing

For better or worse, the craze du jour is entrepreneurship. We live in a culture where everyone is obsessed with knowing what makes great business …


Watch Bugatti’s CEO drive the Chiron on the Nürburgring

Bugatti and its CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer turned up to this past weekend’s Nürburgring 24 Hours with the new Chiron.<p>And the folks at <i>Car Throttle</i> were …

Sports Cars

Editors' picks: $12,000 used convertibles, no Miatas allowed