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Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

Self-improvement

NASA's chilling 30-year-old warning

We were warned. On June 23, 1988, a sultry day in Washington, James Hansen told the US Congress and the world that global warming wasn’t approaching — it had already arrived.<p>The testimony of the top NASA scientist, said Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley, was “the opening salvo of the age …

Climate Change

Inversion: The billionaire thinking skill you were never taught in school

“All I want to know is where I’m going to die, so I’ll never go there.”<p>These are the famous words of Charlie Munger, the business partner of Warren …

Self-improvement

I am raising my daughter to speak three languages. A stranger demanded I 'speak English' to her

I felt her staring at me on the playground as I called out to my daughter.<p>She must be someone’s grandmother, I thought. She must be curious, as people often are.<p>Then she took one step toward me — pink fingernails, dark blond hair — and opened her mouth, e-nun-ci-a-ting each word.<p>“Speak English,” …

Language

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Creating Client Contracts

Learn from my missteps to save yourself from potential hassles.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Experience is the best teacher ... unless you're willing to learn from others' mistakes. Most of us learn by doing, but the lucky few can take the easier way. …

7 Cancer-Causing Foods You Need to Stop Eating Now

Are you wondering if that burger you had for lunch increases your cancer risk? While the answer isn’t clear-cut, what you eat on a regular basis can …

5 Must-See Aviation Documentaries on Netflix or Amazon

Have a rainy day on your hands and nothing to watch on TV? Below are five favorite aviation documentaries that will take you behind the scenes of …

How a Major Personal Crisis Led to a Smarter Business

When his child suddenly required round-the-clock care, an entrepreneur adapted his company's operations to allow him to run it from anywhere, anytime.<p>4 min read<p>This story appears in the June 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>One Sunday in 2011, as Chris Carter and his family were leaving for …

Price’s Law: Why only a few people generate half of the results

At my first sales job, I had about 25 colleagues who did the same work. After the first month, I noticed something peculiar.<p>Only 4 of my co-workers …

How Nigerian Businessman Eruani Azibapu Built An $80 Million Empire On Sand

Nigerian multi-millionaire businessman Eruani Azibapu, 44, is the founder of Azikel Group, a conglomerate with interests in sand dredging, aviation, agriculture, and energy. Azikel Group, which has its headquarters in Bayelsa in Nigeria’s south-south region, has more than 700 employees and annual …

Community Health

Can’t Get Enough? Try these 13 Books Like THE ALCHEMIST

Maybe you’re a person who loves a fable. Maybe you’re a person who loves to read about the Middle East, or adventure, or treasure-hunting, or …

Elon Musk and Warren Buffett Are Publicly Feuding Over This 1 Strategy. Whose Side Are You On?

When billionaires fight, we eavesdrop. This particular debate over a classic strategy question is worth listening to and weighing in on.<p>When two titans like Elon Musk and Warren Buffett square off in public, it raises eyebrows. Their spat has been playing out in public and is centered on a classic …

Innovation

New Research Reveals What People Regret Most of All: 5 Ways to Make Sure You Never Do

We all have regrets. But one type of regret discourages people the most and lasts the longest. Here's how to make sure that doesn't happen to you.<p>Look forward and the path seems uncertain, the future impossible to predict. Look back, though, and all your dots seem to connect...except, of course, …

Motivation

Elon Musk Says Great Leaders Focus on This 1 Thing Before Everything Else

Without a strong foundation, leaders and their companies could crumble.<p>Anyone who's built a successful startup will tout their own magic recipe for how to grow a business, but what I've learned first-hand is it requires much more than having the right title, presenting the right ideas, or even …

Leadership

1 Question Smart People Ask Every Day to Judge Their Success

This question can be a game-changer for the pursuit of happiness.<p>Do you ever wonder about your profession or your work, and wish you were doing something else?<p>Maybe you feel stuck in a dead-end job, chose the wrong career, or feel that you were made for something else -- something more …

Tim Cook

How Jeff Bezos became the richest person in the world

As of January 2018, Jeff Bezos became the wealthiest man ever to have walked the Earth. But how did he go from the breakfast shift at McDonald's to …

From Homeless to Harvard: What This Student Can Teach You About Success

Richard Jenkins is undeniably gifted, but that's not the only reason he got the fat envelope from Harvard.<p>After his family lost its home to foreclosure, Richard Jenkins found himself living in a homeless shelter with his mother and two brothers. That may not seem like the way to set the stage for …

acceptanceletter

50 books that inspire Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and other tech titans

We all know that the most successful entrepreneurs and CEOs have a great appetite for reading. But what books do they remember? Which ones do they …

Jeff Bezos

Every story in the world has one of these six basic plots

Researchers analysed over 1700 novels to reveal six story types – but can they be applied to our most-loved tales? Miriam Quick takes a look.<p>“My prettiest contribution to the culture” was how the novelist Kurt Vonnegut described his old master’s thesis in anthropology, “which was rejected because …

Literature

Humans just 0.01% of all life but have destroyed 83% of wild mammals – study

Humankind is revealed as simultaneously insignificant and utterly dominant in the grand scheme of life on Earth by a groundbreaking new assessment of all life on the planet.<p>The world’s 7.6 billion people represent just 0.01% of all living things, according to the study. Yet since the dawn of …

National Academy of Sciences

Steve Jobs Used These 3 Deceptively Simple Questions to Turn Apple into an Innovation Powerhouse

Why don't more bosses ask them?<p>Steve Jobs did many things to make himself successful. He trained his brain using this simple meditation technique. He immersed himself in these highly unusual books. He also listened to ten songs that inspired and motivated him.<p>Steve Jobs also helped thousands of …

Innovation

Warren Buffett Says if You Hire Somebody Without This Trait, 'You Really Want Them to Be Dumb and Lazy'

No, it's not intelligence. But it should be a non-negotiable in building strong teams and companies.<p>Billionaire investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett has been dazzling us with wisdom for nearly half a century.<p>As one of the most successful value investors in the world, the Oracle of Omaha …

Self-improvement

This New Documentary Will Change How the World Sees Factory Farming Forever (VIDEO)

The way animals are raised for human consumption has drastically changed over the course of time. Modern day farms are more akin to factories than …

7 Business Books that Will Change Your Life

What is a life-changing book? Is it a book that makes you quit your secure job and start your own company or just a book that helps you become a …

Why Amazon's Jeff Bezos Might Just Dominate Another Trillion-Dollar Industry

Will innovators take responsibility for the impact of their creations, or will the government constrain the future of Silicon Valley? If company founders can learn from Bezos, they just might make it.<p>Amazon this year announced a partnership with JP Morgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway to cut …

Innovation

Amazon's Director of Learning Science shares 5 hacks to help you learn anything

Whether you're a student, an entry-level employee or an entrepreneur with your own company, learning is a vital part of getting ahead. Warren Buffett …

How to delete your Google history

Like Facebook and Apple before it, Google has introduced a new user privacy policy to comply with a new European data privacy law -- General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) -- that goes into effect on May 25. Google's updated privacy policy makes it easier to understand what information it …

4 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do Outside of the Office

All work and no play makes an entrepreneur not just dull, but unhealthy and unproductive.<p>A true work-life balance is difficult to achieve as an entrepreneur. But evidence suggests that it's definitely worth pursuing. Failing to set boundaries that help balance work time and personal time can …

Entrepreneurship

This is the morning ritual that will make you happy: 4 secrets from stoicism

Sometimes life sucks. Bad. Really bad. And you feel like you want a refund.<p>But, of course, we need to accept that Life Avenue is going to have its …

Only 17% of people can correctly answer the world's shortest IQ test — see if you're one of them

• <b>A three-question logical assessment is said to be the world's shortest IQ test.</b>• <b><br>The quicker you answer the question, the higher your IQ is.</b>• <b><br>Only 17% of</b> …