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10 books you should read if you want to retire rich, according to financial advisers

Retirement planning is a confounding topic — and there's no shortage of books that say they'll show you how to handle it. According to Amazon, there are nearly 5,700 on the subject.<p>Sussing out which of those books are going to really help you with retirement planning might sound like a task better …

Retirement

I asked some of the most successful people what books they give as gifts — and there were 5 winners

Self-improvement

Top 5 things you need to know about Kotlin, Android's new programming language

Google announced support for Kotlin in Android at Google I/O 2017, but many of us aren't sure what's going on or why we should care.<p>Let's take a look …

Eight Things You Hate About Gmail and How to Fix Them

Dear everyone,<p>I hope this email finds you doing…Actually, I just hope this email finds you, period.<p>With so many messages—there’s your boss, there’s Aunt Bertha, there’s a 10%-off sale at the Gap—it’s easy to miss stuff. I used to think I was terrible at email, but it’s not me, it’s email. …

Apps

8 Tips That Will Turn 'Overwhelmed' Into 'Satisfied'

Work should be challenging and satisfying. It should fire you up to accomplish as much as you can and give you that great feeling of having made a difference. Unfortunately, those feelings are too rare. Too many people feel overwhelmed and overloaded. They leave work each day feeling they didn’t …

Time Management

My giant JavaScript Basics course is now live on YouTube. And it’s 100% free.

My JavaScript Basics course is now live on freeCodeCamp’s YouTube channel.<p>The great thing about this course is that it also aligns with the Basic …

The 17 best tech email newsletters you need to subscribe to

Once viewed as an anachronistic throwback to the pre-social web, email newsletters are in the middle of a glorious Renaissance.<p>At their best, they cut through the noise and provide incisive round-ups and analysis — wading through the muck of news so you don't have to.<p>Perhaps predictably, the tech …

Tech Industry

An introduction to Python on Android

There are many reasons that you might want to start Android development. Building an app that will make you rich and change the world is only one motivation; others include learning to code, building tools that you can use yourself or even just having fun and impressing others. Programming is a …

Python Programming

Quit Working 40 Hours a Week (and Do This Instead) | Inc.com

What's the ideal number of hours a person should work each week?<p>Back in the machine age, when a great many workers spent their days on assembly lines, unions fought for a 40-hour week--and researchers backed them up. After that many hours, their studies told them, productivity fell off a cliff.<p>But …

Productivity

The No. 1 Reason You're Not as Productive as You Want to Be | Inc.com

We all want to be more productive. After all, who wouldn't want to get more done than they thought possible? Unfortunately, productivity is and continues to be one of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs and executives. The good news is that you can be more productive. You just have to think …

Time Management

How I went from working 40-plus hours a week to less than 8

You brew a pot of coffee, break out your calendar, and dive into your most important task. And then it happens. The phone rings, or a co-worker stops by to say "hey." Maybe your boss swings by to ask about those TPS reports.<p>Whatever type of interruption you face, it's annoying. And if you work in …

Outsourcing

6 Secrets To Planning Your Day Like a Millionaire

What are the productivity secrets of self-made millionaires? Do they think about their time differently than the rest of us?<p>Portraits Of Ultra Successful People<p>I've interviewed 200 entrepreneurs including over 100 self-made millionaires. Among the many highly successful entrepreneurs who gave me …

Time Management

How I Decreased My Weekly Office Hours From 40-plus to Less Than 8

Can a CEO work eight hours a week? Yes, and here's one who did it.<p>Certified Financial Planner, Author and Blogger<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You sit down at your desk ready to destroy your workday. You brew a pot of coffee, break out your calendar and dive into your …

Outsourcing

This 1 Daily Ritual Will Make Your Life Better Forever

Get a head start for 2017. Start this daily ritual today and watch your life change forever.<p>With all that we have going on in our lives, we tend to get caught up in distractions, disruptions, and diversions.<p>Most of the time we're so busy keeping up--or catching up--that we're barely aware of the …

Self-improvement

How the most productive people power through their to-do lists

There's plenty of good advice on how to be productive. But most of it makes you feel like you need to turn yourself into a machine. You don't want to …

What 17 successful people wish they'd known about money in their 20s

We asked a handful of self-made millionaires and billionaires, CEOs and entrepreneurs, and best-selling authors what they wish they'd known about money from the get-go.<p>Here's what they had to say:

Stock Markets

Digital Skills You Need to Master to Become an Entrepreneur

Not everyone is destined to become the next Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk, but applying an entrepreneurial mindset to your work can work …

Mark Zuckerberg

15 Books These Successful Executives Say Inspired Them the Most | Inc.com

Whether you still flip pages, tap an e-reader or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect companion, relaxation aid or source of inspiration. Check out these quotes from more than a dozen CEOs and founders who name their favorite book and explain why it resonated with them.<p>1. "Peers Inc." by …

Books

10 entrepreneurs share their top ideas for creating passive income

Passive income is all about creating systems that run on autopilot and deposit recurring income into your bank account with relatively low effort once established. It sounds like a dream, but there are more viable ideas for building passive income than ever.<p>Many high-performing entrepreneurs have …

Small Business

The Future of Work: It’s Already Here… And Not As Scary As You Think

I recently had the opportunity to speak at the Singularity University Summit in San Francisco on The Future of Work. After months of research on the …

Human Resources

This Is How You Should Use the First 3 Hours of Your Day

While most companies are yet to get the memo, we're slowly starting to accept that a shorter workweek may actually equate to increased performance. …

Here’s What Happened When I Started Writing “Anti-To-Do Lists”

One writer was surprised by the productivity boost that came from tracking what she’d done, not what she still had to do.<p>I live and die by my to-do list. Jotting down everything that needs to get done is often the very first thing I do when I sit down at my desk in the morning. It helps me to feel …

Productivity

How To Hack Your Brain To Destroy Procrastination, According To Harvard Research

<b>How to beat the "Tomorrow Syndrome" that almost everyone faces.</b><p>People procrastinate for many reasons, but the result is always the same: they rush to get the task done at the last minute or miss the deadline. Even though it feels frustrating to procrastinate, people still continue this bad habit. …

Procrastination

Start working smart with these amazing productivity tools

We live in a world where hard work, when not coupled with smart work, is of no use. And, thanks to technology we’ve got so much at our hands that can …

3 Secret Gmail Buttons To Guarantee Your Cold Emails Get Opened

Every Monday morning, you find yourself sitting down to send 10-15 emails to people you’d love to get responses from.<p>Maybe they are cold prospects, …

Productivity

This site lists all the Siri commands you'll ever need

If you rock an iPhone and don’t yet use Siri, you’re missing out: the voice-activated assistant can do a LOT of things for you without the hassle of tapping and swiping through a ton of menus. It’s also wicked cool to have your phone respond to the sound of your voice.<p>Most people know about common …

Growing a Site from 0 to 10k Visitors a Month: Sarah Peterson Edition

Surprise! This guide may not be for you.<p>If you’ve hit your first 10,000 visitors a month and want to turn the heat up, go read our guide about the …

How to Boost Your Email Opt-In Rate by 664% in 24 Hours

Would you like to put your email list on steroids?<p>I bet you would!<p>After all, having a fat email list leads directly to income. And if you’re reading …

Marketing