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I asked some of the most successful people what books they give as gifts — and there were 5 winners

"What's your favorite book?" seems like a good question. So innocent, so simple. In practice, it's terrible. I interviewed more than 100 of the most successful entrepreneurs, athletes, actors, writers, and other experts for my book, "Tribe of Mentors." These are people who have often read hundreds …

Self-improvement

100 Trips Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime, According to the World's Top Travel Experts

These unique vacation excursions are stunning. 😍<p>No matter how many countries you’ve been to, there’s always somewhere new to discover.<p>But with so …

Travel

13 Successful People on the Books That Changed Their Lives

Get these on your shelf now.<p>Need a book recommendation for a young, out-of-work, or fledgling wild-card on your Christmas list? Or some words of …

12 books Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and other moguls think everyone should read

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates reportedly reads 50 books a year. Oprah Winfrey has called reading "her personal path to freedom."<p>Gates and Winfrey, along with a number of other successful people, have made book recommendations over the years. Here are some of the titles that could help mold the …

Books

Every successful relationship is successful for the same exact reasons

Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of advice from their own marriages to make sure my wife and I didn’t shit the (same) bed. I think most newlyweds do this, especially after a few cocktails …

Relationships

Here's the trick to 'becoming wealthy,' says author who studies millionaires

Getting rich is about more than making a lot of money — it's about managing the money you have.<p>Tom Corley, author of "Rich Kids: How to Raise Our …

Self-improvement

How to Use Pitch 'n Time's Key Sync Feature

Serato DJ’s Pitch ‘n Time plugin enables DJs to shift and sync the key of a track. It improves your ability to mix harmonically, helping to make your …

The 15 best business books of all time

We've gone through our existing "best-of" lists and others to determine which business histories and management and investing guides have been most critically acclaimed.<p>We stayed away from academic books and biographies, and by limiting ourselves to just 15 titles, the final list is not …

Self-improvement

How to Grow Your First Website with No Money, No Brand, and No Connections

Everyone starts at ground zero.Years ago, my first website was a job board, AdviceMonkey (like Monster.com).I didn’t know anybody and I had no …

Marketing

SimilarWeb raises $47 million to grow its web and app analytics platform globally

Website- and app-tracking analytics company SimilarWeb has raised $47 million in a round of funding led by Israeli investor Viola Growth, with participation from Saban Ventures, CE Ventures, and others.<p>Founded out of Tel Aviv in 2007, SimilarWeb gives developers and publishers tools to garner …

Venture Capital

How We Grew Our Organic Traffic 120% in 5 Months with 4 Simple Steps

As a B2B texting software, one of our main goals at Text Request is maximizing value, both for ourselves and our users. That's what led us to …

Marketing

Top 20 sneaky tools to spy on your competitor

• <b>Google Alerts</b><p>Monitor brand mentions with Google Alerts. The tool is free, very easy to use, and it has the simplest interface. Reports will be sent …

Stay in an Owl-Shaped Cabin in Bordeaux, France for Free

Spend a night in France’s wine country—without a hotel bill.<p>Thanks to the TGV Océane train, getting to Bordeaux from Paris is easier than ever (and so is getting to Europe, in general, thanks to a slew of flight deals). Fortunately, saving your money when you arrive—ideally, to spend it on some of …

17 weird and wacky hotels across America

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ranging from the unbelievably exotic to the quintessentially American, with an equally diverse price range, the following accommodations do more than merely accommodate.<p>These 17 weird and wacky hotels across the United States entertain, excite and possibly frighten:<p><b>1. Wigwam Village</b>, …

CNN

How to Start a Blog and Make Money Online

Starting a blog isn't hard. Generating traffic and making a profit is.<p>Ever thought about launching your own blog? Ever wondered what it takes, not only to start up that blog, but also to successfully build it over time to make money online or generate a passive income? Clearly, you're not alone. …

How to Spy on Your Competitors to Outrank Them on Google

Learn how to spy on competitors to better understand the strategy they are using to attain a high ranking on Google<p>Want to hear something crazy? In …

SEO

23 Proven Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Website

So let’s just say you’re a budding entrepreneur. You’ve gone into business for yourself and setup that all-important website. It’s your digital storefront. No need for that brick-and-mortar store anymore. No need for the random person to patronize your shop from the street. Today, all you need are …

Marketing

The Science of Making Bold Decisions and Avoiding Regrets in Life

This curated column is authored by leadership & startup consultant Benjamin Hardy YouThe post The Science of Making Bold Decisions and Avoiding …

Self-improvement

10 Success lessons from Peter Thiel – “PayPal Founder, Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share15<p>Tweet<p>Share37<p>+11<p>Shares 53<p>Peter Thiel is a silicon valley entrepreneur who founded two multi billion dollar companies, PayPal and Palantir. As a …

Entrepreneurship

25 books by billionaires that will teach you how to run the world

Whether you want to launch an empire or become the best in your field, who better to consult than those who have achieved the peak of professional …

10 Best documentaries every aspiring entrepreneur should watch

Share40<p>Tweet<p>Share61<p>+16<p>Shares 107<p>As an entrepreneur, you’re no doubt in constant search of new ways to grow your business. But who wants to slog …

Entrepreneurship

Tech billionaires convinced we live in the Matrix are secretly funding scientists to help break us out of it

Some of the world’s richest and most powerful people are convinced that we are living in a computer simulation. And now they’re trying to do …

Singularity

6 Books Entrepreneurs Should Read Every Year

Essential reading for entrepreneurs on strategy and execution<p>While speaking to students at USC's Greif Center of Entrepreneurial Studies this week, I was asked for a list of books that have been most beneficial to me in business. You'll find those titles below, but I wanted to quickly preface why …

Want a Boyfriend By Valentine's Day? Follow These 9 Steps!

That's right, Valentine's Day will be here before you know it. 2014 is history. No one special to kiss under the mistletoe? If you faithfully follow these nine steps, you'll make up for it by getting plenty of lovin' from your new sweetheart in less than two months!<p>You don't have to love …

What You Are Not Being Told About The Secret Law Of Attraction

Whether you have been perusing the self-help or personal development section of the book store, been around people who are looking for personal …

How Zappos CEO's obsession with raving helped him create a billion-dollar company

On the way to his very first rave ever, Tony Hsieh, 26 years old and not yet the CEO of e-commerce site Zappos, was already excited for the night to be over. He found electronic music annoying and didn’t understand the appeal of packing into a space to dance to some repetitive beat without words. …