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WARREN BUFFETT: During The Financial Crisis, George W. Bush Made The Greatest Economic Statement Of All Time

On his blog, University of Maryland business school professor David Kass has published notes from that meeting.<p>One student asked Buffett about his investment in Goldman Sachs that he made during the pit of the financial crisis.<p>In answering the question, Buffett vividly set the scene of the crisis, …

Leadership Lessons From Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

The movie evokes what made Mandela great, from his time as a hotshot defense attorney to when he became a humanitarian leader.<p>Nelson Mandela wasn’t always Nelson Mandela. And in <i>Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom</i>, Justin Chadwick’s glossy biopic based on the former South African president’s memoir, it’s …

6 Books Every Savvy Marketer Needs to Read

If you want to be better at marketing, add these books to your reading list.<p>A good marketer is one who never stops learning, and one of the best strategies for staying ahead of the pack is simple: read. I’ve put together a list of six marketing books that have influenced my thinking. If you need …

7 Ways to Make 2014 the Best Year You've Ever Had

Want next year to be amazing? Take action now. Here are seven actions for today that are sure to bring you joy and success in 2014.<p>Why shouldn't 2014 be your best year yet? It's a new start. Sure there will be challenges, but all in all things are moving along well enough for any smart person to …

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

How to Start a YouTube Channel

If you're going to be posting multiple company videos on YouTube, setting up your own YouTube channel is a smart (and free!) option.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Jason R. Rich’s book</i> Ultimate Guide to YouTube for Business. <i>Buy it now from</i> …

Why I Learned to Code and How You Can in 3 Months

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In October, I challenged myself to learn a skill many people believe all founders should have: coding. It wasn't easy but worth it.<p>I slept an average of five hours a night, had enough energy drinks to last me a lifetime and never felt …

How Did 'Bitcoin Jesus' Become a Virtual Currency Millionaire?

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>The astronomical rise in the value of bitcoin—which has surged more than 8,000 percent over the course of 2013—has created a new breed of digital currency multimillionaires.<p>The 34-year-old Roger Ver began investing in bitcoins in early 2011—and made his first …

Bitcoin: The Two Ways Entrepreneurs and Investors Are Thinking About It

The discussions that are happening around Bitcoin feel a lot like those from the early days of the internet. It’s like when my parents asked me about AOL dial-up. “Who is the computer calling? Now the questions are, “what are these Bitcoins and can I see what one looks like?”<p>I discussed this topic …

Bitcoin's $13.50 To $1,200 Eleven Month Climb--Now Taxes

Even if you weren’t intrigued by other aspects of the rock star digital currency, it’s hard to argue with over 5,000% appreciation in less than a year. The Wall Street Journal asked Should You Invest in Bitcoin? and printed a WSJ special section: “Bitcoin or Bust”. The conclusion: sure, why not buy …

A literary critic’s guide to deciphering analyst reports

If you cast your mind back to English class, you'll recall Percy Bysshe Shelley, the early 19th-century bad boy who boasted that poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world. He was, of course, utterly wrong. As we now know, the real power brokers are Wall Street analysts.<p>Think about it: …