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7 things the wealthy 10% understand that the other 90% are missing

<i>This post from Ron Rule, CEO of As Seen on TV, originally appeared on Quora as an answer to the question, "What knowledge does the wealthy 10% understand that the other 90% are missing?"</i>

Self-improvement

The one question that should guide every financial decision in your life

But one question drives the evolution of those decisions: Who is at the center of your financial life?<p>Here's a look at the important financial priorities, questions, and actions to take during each stage of your life — from your 20s through your retirement years.<p><b>Find out how to make the most</b> …

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Books

How Dr. Sanjay Gupta hit the reset button on his workout routine

Dr. Sanjay Gupta did something I'd never heard of anyone doing during an interview: 10 pull-ups.<p>For CNN's longtime medical correspondent, strength training is such a key part of his multi-sport fitness regimen that he says he periodically pops off 10 quick ones throughout the day at home and …

Exercise

Goldman Sachs has made a chart of the generations ... and it will make the millennials shudder

The generation that will succeed the millennials is already on the cusp of becoming more important and influential than the millennials, according to Goldman Sachs:<p>The oldest members of "Gen Z" are already 17, and entering college and the workforce in the US. They are going to be greater in number …

A company that pays people to wrap their cars in ads is becoming the Uber for advertisers

And it's betting the roads are where it will happen.<p>"When people discover the great new thing isn't quite what they were promised, they return to what's proven to work," says James Heller, CEO of Wrapify, a new advertising platform that connects brands with drivers to create splashy on-vehicle ads. …

A (not so) brief history of the fall and fall of the Nigerian naira

Since 1986, the Nigerian naira’s relationship with the US dollar (and other foreign currencies) has been erratic, (un)predictable, violent and full of heartbreak and tears. The built-in dysfunction has also made a lot of people very rich.<p>This piece seeks to trace the history of how Nigeria’s …

Airbnb’s worst problems are confirmed by its own data

Over the last year, a tiny fraction of hosts took home a huge slice of the total revenue<p>Earlier this week, Airbnb released a massive dataset about its business in New York City. The company wanted to counter the portrait painted last year by the New York state attorney general, which accused Airbnb …

Dan Price: Marketing Genius Or Cautionary Tale?

If you were Dan Price on April 13, 2015, you were living the dream. Outlets like the <i>New York Times</i> and NBC News were raving about your genius idea to raise the minimum salary in your company, Gravity Payments, to $70,000 a year. The public started comparing you to the likes of Tony Hsieh, John …

10 Promising Franchises for Ambitious Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are multiple ways people become millionaires. Some launch a successful startup. Others are a whiz with stocks. But, one of the most common yet overlooked ways is to become a franchise owner.<p>If you're not sure what a franchise is …

ISIS is obsessed with gold currency

The Islamic State is hellbent on world domination -- and a return to real gold coins.<p>When ISIS took over Iraq's second largest city last year, it stole nearly $450 million from Mosul's central bank. That included unknown, vast quantities of gold bullion, according the International Business Times …

Nixon Administration

VC Reid Hoffman: Don't Worry About Frothy Startup Valuations

After careers in entrepreneurship (LinkedIn) and angel investing (Facebook, Zynga, and many others), Reid Hoffman has spent the last six years as a more traditional venture capitalist at Greylock Partners. But as he explained recently in a broad-ranging interview, he has tried to redefine that role …

'The answer to make me hire you': Nicola Horlick's secrets of success

In the first of our Start-Up Secrets series, multi-talented entrepreneur and investment veteran Nicola Horlick reveals who inspired her the most and …

5 ways mobile can help brands boost customer loyalty

iStock In today's device-driven age of texts, tweets, and Snapchats, it's hard to grab consumers' attention. So brands looking to build customer loyalty should consider one of the most popular marketing trends: mobile.<p>Mobile strategies may include push notifications about in-store sales and mobile …

Sheryl Sandberg once told an employee she sounded stupid — and the reason why is a great management lesson for everyone

At venture capital firm First Round Capital's recent CEO Summit, Scott talked about how to make sure you're providing the right type of guidance to your team and being a good boss.<p>Scott uses an approach called radical candor, and she used an example from her time working for Sheryl Sandberg at …

Why Broke People Stay Broke

I wish I had a $1 for every time I received an email asking, "How can I afford personal development if I'm broke?" I'd likely take more online classes than I do now. What else would a self-proclaimed self-help junky do with such a windfall?<p>My response is typically the same. "Personal development …

How to make yourself work when you’re not in the mood

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they’re tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, only to go home and …

Procrastination

21 Childhood Books Every British Person Will Remember

Five go on a trip down memory lane.

Books

Among consoles, PlayStation won Black Friday, says marketing study

Xbox won last year; Nintendo slips this year.<p>Of the three console makers, which one "won" Black Friday? One marketing study says PlayStation, by comfortable margins in the two age groups buying the most video games in the United States.<p>InfoScout, which tracks purchases made by a network of 300,000 …

Black Friday