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All the books Bill Gates has recommended over the last eight years

Bill Gates has become a powerful influence on publishing. An endorsement from the philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder can cause tangible sales spikes, reminiscent of the golden ticket that once came with being picked for Oprah’s book club.<p>So just what does Gates read? Quartz manually compiled …

Books

10 Books Every Aspiring Millionaire Must Read

If you aspire to the summit, learn from those who have already climbed mountains.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You have big dreams and big goals -- you want to be a successful entrepreneur or business leader and join the millionaires’ club. But how do you go …

Self-improvement

8 things you should do with Google Home right now

Google Assistant is a powerful tool, with hundreds (if not thousands) of ways to use it. Built into every Google Home ($129 at Dell Home) speaker, it can help you around the house and deliver answers for pretty much any question you throw at it.<p>But if all you've done since getting a Google Home …

Google

The Really Surprising Thing People Get Wrong In Retirement — and 4 Steps to Overcome It

Is it possible we're spending too little?<p>Saving money can be difficult. But spending it? That part was supposed to be easy for retirees who’ve spent …

Retirement

What Your Poop Looks Like Can Reveal a Lot About Your Health

Scientists developed a seven-point scale called the Bristol Stool Chart.<p>Number twos are a tricky subject. We all do them. Indeed, excreting waste is critical to life. But polite society and its rules of etiquette ensure we’re rarely brave enough to speak about them.<p>The feces—or stools—we produce …

Wellness

How to Find Time For Real Work When You Are Too Busy With Other Things

Time is an asset. You can never lose time and get it back again.<p>Jon Acuff argues that time is our most valuable currency, and I totally agree. Time …

Time Management

9 Best Investment Books for Beginners

Investing can't be taught in a day. But with the right teachings, developing an introductory understanding to the do's and don'ts of investing may be …

12 Things Costco Employees Won’t Tell You

Warehouse clubs are a fantastic way to save money, and brands like Costco have revolutionized the way that consumers shop, both in person and online. …

Shopping

California residential solar power headed toward $1/W and 2.5¢/kWh

Due to the state’s revolutionary <i>2019 Building Energy Code</i> requiring solar power to be installed at time of construction for all newly built homes, …

Nico Nevolo quit his job at Tesla to live in his Model X - and he's loving it

Van life can be a creative way to lessen one’s impact on the planet, but many van dwellers are still riding in gas-guzzling vehicles. Nico Nevolo, …

Searing Heat Has Texas Power Surpassing $1,000 a Megawatt-Hour

Wholesale electricity in Houston surged past $1,000 a megawatt-hour to the highest levels since January as people blasted their air conditioners to …

6 essential documents for project management success

Here are six key documents that project managers and their teams rely on to successfully guide and execute projects.<p>Careful project planning and …

Project Management

Tesla’s giant battery in Australia reduced grid service cost by 90%

Tesla’s giant Powerpack battery in Australia has been in operation for about 6 months now and we are just starting to discover the magnitude of its impact on the local energy market.<p>A new report now shows that it reduced the cost of the grid service that it performs by 90% and it has already taken …

The 25 best countries to buy rental property and make money on the side

Buying a rental property is a wise way to earn passive income.<p>As a landlord, you're getting paid to own something, rather than paying to own it. The mortgage is often covered by rental income from tenants, and if you play your cards right you'll profit after covering insurance, taxes, and …

Real Estate

6 Habits Longtime Millionaires Rely On to Stay Rich

Forgetting how you got rich in the first place is how you end up broke.<p>5 min read<p>It’s a simple fact: most millionaires have different habits than the average person. However, these habits are far from inaccessible; they improve one’s odds of finding success but can be adopted by just about anyone …

How to Hide Files on Any Phone or Computer

If you’ve got something you want to hide away, then you’ve got plenty of options on Android, iOS, Windows, and macOS—options that we’ll run through …

3 things that brought this woman back from Alzheimer’s

<b>Mom and son created an action plan for dementia; a year later and she's back to her old self.</b><p>Anyone who has experienced Alzheimer’s in a loved one …

What Your Boss Doesn’t Want You To Know About Negotiation

<b>In Life, everything is a negotiation.</b><p>Your Job.<p>Your Bonus.<p>Your Promotion.<p>Your Project.<p>Your Deadline.<p>And the negotiation doesn’t stop when you get home …

3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

How to equip your car for emergencies

Summer road trip season is that liberating time when we actually leave the HOV lane and drive farther than Costco. It's also a time when you need to be ready for emergencies on the road in unfamiliar or remote places. Instead of using your car's trunk as a free storage unit, clear out the junk and …

The customer has spoken – 74% want energy storage

EnergySage says that in 2017, 74% of customers shopping for solar on their online solar marketplace were considering energy storage. The company’s …

5 Daily Steps for Succeeding at Anything

Successful people plan. Unsuccessful or mediocre people simply content themselves with hoping and wishing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It seems that regardless of how well the typical American household does, as far as income goes, happiness fails to keep up. Has …

NREL develops open source tool to monitor PV plant performance & degradation

New software developed by NREL and industry partners takes a different approach to evaluating field performance data in PV, aiming to increase energy …

Suzy Welch: What to say when an interviewer says, 'Describe yourself in 3 words'

You want to present yourself as a seasoned, well-rounded candidate for a job, so describing yourself to an interviewer in just three words may be a …

Employment

Stop Ending Your Speeches with 'Any Questions' and End With This Instead

Don't let your audience decide how you're going to end your presentation<p>You have a big presentation to make to your client, your funders or your boss. You've spent hours developing a deck that's concise, crisp and visually stunning. You've practiced the delivery so that you speak with clarity, calm …

How Does Solar Power Work, Anyway?

You've seen the panels. And now you know about solar's incredible potential. Which means you probably have some questions. So let's get to it.<p><b>How do</b> …

Discovery: A Net-Zero Energy School

Discovery Elementary: A Net-Zero Energy School Arlington County, in Virginia, is experiencing a population surge that's expected to continue for at …

12 bad decisions you make every day without realizing

Even smart people can make terrible decisions.<p>Generally, it's not because they spent time deliberating and somehow arrived at the wrong answer. It's because they didn't spend any time thinking at all.<p>For example: You might automatically keep your phone on your desk at work, or grab a smoothie as a …

We're on the Brink of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Survive It?

It's better to prepare than adapt because, by the time you see the need to adapt, it may already be too late<p>One of the most interesting things I discuss in my book <i>Mapping Innovation</i> is what I call the new era of innovation, which will create profoundly new technologies, classes of data and business …

Innovation

Why Honda’s hidden hybrid makes the 2019 Insight pivotal

You can’t accuse Honda of sleeping on electrification, but of all the EVs, hybrids, and fuel-cell cars in its line-up, the new 2019 Insight could be …