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13 embarrassing self-help books that actually worked for us

As a diehard literary snob who once had to shut a book club down because it got too popular, this doesn’t come easily to me: I like the occasional …

Books

You make or break your life between 5-7 a.m.

While serving a humanitarian and ecclesiastical mission at the age of 20, I learned potentially the most important lesson of my life. How you spend …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Resume Is Dead. Here's What Innovative Companies (Including Tesla) Are Using to Hire Instead

Need top talent? Then you need this.<p>In 1998, a study was done that found that previous work experience is actually one of the weakest indicators of future job success. So why do we still rely on it as the primary tool when it comes to hiring?<p>It makes no sense.<p>What does make sense is aggressively …

A 12-Year Study of Successful CEOs Reveals Their 5 Most Important Habits

And they're habits anyone can adopt.<p>Being the CEO of a massive company is a surprisingly hard life.<p>Sure, they make loads of money—an average of $12.1 …

10 Books For Young Readers About Refugees To Inspire Empathy & Action On World Refugee Day

June 20th is World Refugee Day, a day to commemorate the "strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees" worldwide and show support for …

Want to Be a Better Boss? Read Any of the 8 Books the Smartest Leaders Have Already Read

This remarkable publishing company aims to change the world by putting out profoundly positive leadership bestsellers.<p>In the process of writing a manuscript for my first book publication, my literary agent and I are choosing publishers wisely. One promising publisher on my radar screen is …

How to Prepare for a Career That Does Not Yet Exist

No matter what you are doing, do it well.<p>By <i>Adam Mendler, CEO of The Veloz Group.</i><p>The actor Steve Guttenberg once observed, "A career is a series of ups and downs, of comebacks." There is no linear path to success and the only certainty is uncertainty. Regardless of the industry you are in, your …

16 Sheet Pan Dinners That’ll Save You Some Serious Time

Quick, easy, and practically no clean up.<p>• 18 Quick Dinners You Can Actually Make After Work<p>• 20 Easy Dinner Ideas For When You're Not Sure What To Make<p>• 27 Easy Meals That Won't Break The Bank

Why Sierra Leone appointed a 31-year old MIT PhD as its first chief innovation officer

For years, particularly over the last decade, African countries have championed the idea of solving the continent’s myriad of problems with innovation and innovative thinkers. Many governments have done this through the traditional approach of recruiting scientists and academics within government …

Innovation

15 Change Management Mistakes You're Probably Making

It’s often been said that change is the only constant in life. Trite though it may be, this adage rings true, especially in the business world. Markets, technologies and customer preferences are always shifting and evolving, and these factors can have a significant impact on internal operations.<p>As …

5 books worth reading this summer

Bill Gates shares his summer book recommendations: Origin Story: A Big History of Everything, by David Christian, Factfulness, by Hans Rosling with …

5 Great New Business Books to Read This Summer

These summer reads will help you gain new skills, build better teams, and even learn to be lucky.<p>Want to know about some of the great business books coming out this summer? I get lots of advance copies from publishers and authors, and here are some of my favorites.<p>If you see any you like, consider …

8 Books Every Manager Should Read to Become a Better Leader

There's a worthwhile book out there for whatever you need to move forward on your leadership journey.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It is okay to admit that managing other people is challenging. It requires monitoring multiple emotional energies, personalities and …

Self-improvement

Gibson’s Bankruptcy is a Cautionary Tale about Corporate “Innovation”

It’s official: after over 116 years in business, Gibson guitars is filing for bankruptcy. Amidst tumultuous leadership and declining sales, the …

Innovation

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Self-help

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It all starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who …

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Love Coffee? Surprise! You Probably Aren't Drinking Enough, According to Science

It turns out there's a perfect amount of coffee to drink, and it's more than you think.<p>Do you start the day with a mug of coffee, followed by a second mug, and then a third around 3 pm to help you make it through the afternoon? And do you sometimes worry that you're consuming too much caffeine and …

Try this 2-income strategy and you could retire with millions

<b>There’s no doubt that having multiple income streams can go a long way toward helping you achieve your financial goals. And while there’s really no</b> …

The Other Russia Scandal This Week

What you missed while you were obsessing about #ReleaseTheMemo.<p>The Trump administration’s stunning decision this week to forgo mandatory sanctions on individuals doing business with Russia’s defense and intelligence sectors and its failure to publicly name and shame corrupt Kremlin insiders only …

Amazon joins up with US firms to enter healthcare sector

<b>Amazon, JP Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway are joining forces to create a healthcare firm aimed at cutting costs for their US employees.</b><p>The independent firm would be "free from profit-making incentives and constraints", the firms said.<p>They said their aim was to provide care to staff at a "reasonable …

Jeff Bezos

The Best Books about the Emerging World in 2017

In a big year for emerging markets, these are a few of Afshin Molavi’s favorite books. Efried/Shutterstock<p>Every time I walk into a book store, I …

Three books Stanford asks every new student to read

Fresh off the excitement of gaining acceptance into the most competitive university in America, Stanford University incoming freshmen will likely …

Bill Gates reveals his 6 favorite books he read in the past year

Bill Gates reads about 50 books a year, but only a few make his annual list of favorites.<p>For several years, the Microsoft founder has chosen five titles he enjoyed over the past year and published reviews of them on his Gates Notes blog.<p>Here are his recommendations.

Books

Amazon may have patented the next big thing in online shopping

User-generated Amazon reviews are one of the most important ways that consumers find products and decide what to buy. So much so that Amazon has consistently shown itself to be Google’s competitor in e-commerce search. Almost all Amazon product reviews are written but, as business research firm L2 …

eCommerce

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

IBM Now Has More Employees in India Than in the U.S.

BANGALORE, India — IBM dominated the early decades of computing with inventions like the mainframe and the floppy disk. Its offices and factories, stretching from upstate New York to Silicon Valley, were hubs of American innovation long before Microsoft or Google came along.<p>But over the last …

Cognitive Computing

Target Will Begin Incorporating Pinterest’s Lens Visual Search Technology

Pinterest Lens visual search technology is coming to Target, starting with the mega-retailer’s registry experience.<p>Target announced in a blog post …

Recipes with Apple Cider

Both apple cider and apple cider vinegar impart delicious fall flavor to soups, desserts, drinks, dressings, and entrées. View some of our favorite …