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Amazon Spent Years Learning What It Takes to Do Great Work. These 4 Steps Contributed Most to Its Success

"Skill is overrated," says Jeff Bezos. These four things are not.<p>Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published his annual letter to shareholders, and it's got some great advice for anyone who is striving to do great work.<p>After commending Amazon employees for their commitment to excellence, and …

Self-improvement

6 Smart-Home Upgrades to Help Sell Your House

The stock advice for homeowners putting a house on the market used to go like this: Give the exterior, or the front door, a fresh coat of paint; tame …

20 Must-Read Finance Books in 2018 | Investopedia

The world of finance has provided the backdrop for many dramas, from mergers and acquisitions and Wall Street shenanigans to Tulip Mania, and let's …

Investing

14 All-Inclusive Resorts with a Twist

Hotel Mousai, Puerto Vallarta, MX<p>Sitting on a hilltop within the 85-acre Garza Blanca Preserve, the adults-only Hotel Mousai raises the bar on resort …

This Chicken Scarpariello Has a Sauce We Want to Lick Off the Plate

When you can't decide between chicken or sausage and peppers—so you have both.<p>Even after working in kitchens for years, I'm still a sucker for food porn. I was watching an old episode of <i>Lidia's Italy</i> recently and she was making one of her mom's chicken recipes. The close-ups of the golden, browned …

27 Dump Dinners That Basically Cook Themselves

Winner, winner, slow-cooked dinner.

Want to be a better writer? Try letting a robot tell you what to do

There’s a scene in <i>I, Robot</i><i>,</i> the 2004 Will Smith movie, in which Smith’s character, Detective Spooner, tries to get a robot to understand that it’s not human.<p>“Can a robot write a symphony? Can a robot turn a canvas into a beautiful masterpiece?” he asks.<p>“Can you?” it replies.<p>This exchange typifies …

Machine Learning

The 100 Best Burgers in America, Ranked by Our National Burger Critic

<i>We sent our National Burger Critic Kevin Alexander on a year-long Burger Quest, which took him to 30 cities and saw him consuming 330 burgers. Read</i> …

Having 7 separate streams of income means I never stop earning money

Mostly by design, business owners go to great lengths to make sure they have money coming in from all directions - or, as some might say, "making sure their eggs aren't all in one basket."<p>The reason behind this is simple: Entrepreneurship isn't easy, and income streams dry up all the time.<p>By having …

Amazon's Jeff Bezos constantly reminds his workers about the biggest enemy: 'Irrelevance. Followed by excruciating, painful decline.'

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos knows a thing or two about building a successful business.<p>Several analysts have predicted that Amazon will be the world's first company with a trillion-dollar valuation, and Bezos recently became the second-richest person on earth.<p>In his latest letter to Amazon shareholders, …

17 Passive Income Ideas for Automating Your Cash Flow

Putting your effort in upfront and collecting the returns forever after is the foundation of financial freedom.<p>Contributor<p>Entrepreneur, software engineer, author, blogger and founder of WanderlustWorker.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Passive income has long been the …

Small Business

The Differences Between a Crime Novel, Mystery Novel and Thriller Novel

<i>Every writer’s job is to give the reader what she wants in a way she doesn’t expect.</i> [Like this quote? Click here to Tweet and share it!] (And it’s …

10 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When They Write a Book

You have a story to tell. Tell it, profitably.<p>Books can make, break or elevate a brand. For an entrepreneur, a book is the ultimate business card and a creative way to expand your voice. Most of all, publishing a book is a powerful way to share your story and expertise in a way that can change …

Writing

Make Operations Your Secret Weapon - Here’s How

Etsy COO Linda Kozlowski knows an operations leader is critical to the success of a company. Here, she sheds light on the most mysterious role in the …

7 books that will change the way you work in 2017

Over the past year, we've covered a bunch of books that redefine "work" and offer solid tips for making it a less terrible way to spend your time.<p>Our list is a diverse sampling of advice and strategies from business-school professors, psychologists, and career coaches — all with the same goal of …

The 20 best business books of 2016

We've got your back. Below, we've rounded up the best reads out there focusing on entrepreneurship, negotiation, and more. There's everything from the story of two psychologists who rocked economists' world to a guide to making a career change from a former Googler.<p>It's the perfect list to choose …

How Many Calories Should You Eat to Lose Weight?

Calories, those little units of energy you consume, are arguably the most talked-about part of healthy eating and weight loss. The general rule is …

Fitness

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

12 actions you need to do right now to be a better writer

You <b>can</b> be a better writer. So many posts offer you advice. Most of it you just look it, kind of file it away, and never return to it. That’s why I’m …

14 books every modern gentleman should read

Being a modern gentleman is about more than just knowing what to wear or what to put in your bathroom. It's also about being informed about the world around you.<p>We asked our friends at Amazon Books to put together a list of essential books every man should read, ranging from fiction to …

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ISPs

In Order To Achieve Lasting Success: 10 Tips To Become An Attractive Person

Where Predictive Analytics Is Having the Biggest Impact

vincent tsui FOR HBR<p>The big data revolution is upon us. Firms are scrambling to hire a new brand of analysts dubbed “data scientists,” and universities have responded to this demand by introducing data science courses into degrees ranging from computer science to business. Survey-based reports find …

Big Data

Fixing Your Metabolism: 4 Steps to Permanent Weight Loss

Challenge what you know about your metabolism. The truth is, your metabolism works quite differently than you realize. I've dieted celebrities, bikini models, and pro athletes. I'm not talking about Jimmy-local either. I mean the guys and girls you can buy posters of at Wal-Mart. How'd they get …

Silicon Valley Legend Creates Pitch Deck Template For Entrepreneurs

Peter Thiel cofounded Paypal with Elon Musk and Max Levchin in 1998. They sold this company to eBay in a deal worth over $1B. He then founded several …

Venture Capital

Seeing firsthand why Olympic National Park is one of the nation's great wilderness areas

The bald eagle was soaring on an air current above frosty Lake Crescent, its wings spread wide, white head and electric-yellow beak tilted slightly down. It was hunting, and a few seconds later it rocketed toward the surface of the lake. In an instant it was aloft again, carrying a small trout in …

This is what the inside of a gun looks like when it's being fired

For all but the most familiar firearm users and operators, the inner workings of a gun remain a mystery.<p>Everyone knows that firearms have a trigger, which when pulled fires a bullet. But between the pulling of the trigger and the bullet leaving the weapon, how does a gun function?<p>The YouTube …

Stephen King Used These 8 Writing Strategies to Sell 350 Million Books

The best-selling novelist shares his secrets to selling so many books.<p>Stephen King is one of the most prolific and commercially successful authors of the past half century, with more than 70 books of horror, science fiction, and fantasy to his name. Estimates put the total sales of his books at …

Creative Writing

The ultimate rowing machine workout (by the Cambridge University rowing team)

We asked rowers at the Cambridge University Boat Club to show us the closest thing they’ve got to a perfect rowing machine workout. This is what they …

Here are 18 books Wall Street will be reading this spring

Dave Lutz — head of ETF trading and strategy at JonesTrading whom BI readers know from his "super quick guides to what traders are talking about" briefs— compiled a dizzying list of the books Wall Street will be reading on "spring break" this year.<p>This year, Lutz got more than 700 responses.<p>And …