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24 Executives Share the Daily Habits That Keep Them on Top

The most successful people I know share some common traits. They're confident, hard-working, astute with money, and health conscious. They also stick to certain routines proved over time to work. Check out these quotes from 24 successful executives who credit simple daily habits for helping them …

Family Business

Why millennials love Bernie Sanders: This is what Trump, Hillary — and Chris Matthews — don’t understand about how politics has changed

The media condescends to Sanders the same way it does to millennials. Maybe that’s why he gets their concerns<p>Polls show that both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have trouble appealing to young voters. In a recent study released by Harvard, millennial voters, aged 18-29, overwhelmingly favored …

A founder who's taking on Amazon explains why it makes total sense for his 6-month-old startup to spend $20 million per month on advertising

<i>Jet.com co-founder Marc Lore is no stranger to Amazon. He was an Amazon executive after he sold his company Quidsi—known for brands Diapers.com and Soap.com—to Amazon. At Business Insider's IGNITION 2015 conference, Lore sat down with deputy editor Alyson Shontell.</i><p><b>Alyson Shontell:</b> The big promise …

It's Shocking How Relevant This 150-Year-Old Denunciation of American Racism Is Today

Exactly 150 years ago this week, just a few months after its founding, <i>The Nation</i> published a scathing article denouncing the racism endemic in the …

This Cambridge-approved startup says it can make you smarter in just 8 hours — and it's now raised $30 million

There are plenty of startups that have promised to disrupt education using technology, and an almost equal number that have crashed and burned, unable to either get users to finish their courses or provide them any tangible value. In particular, MOOCs, "massively open online courses" that bring …

Our forgotten slavery horror: The shameful, untold history of America and the Cuban slave trade

As Cuba opens, it’s time to recognize our proxy role in Cuba’s slave trade, and the Monroe Doctrine’s real purpose<p>Stephen Chambers<p>September 27, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>From the streets of Ferguson to the South Carolina statehouse, the legacy of slavery in the United States has taken on a new urgency in …

Black History

What one college discovered when it stopped accepting SAT/ACT scores

Hampshire College is a liberal arts school in Massachusetts that has decided not to accept SAT/ACT scores from applicants. That's right - the college won't accept them, a step beyond the hundreds of "test-optional" schools that leave it up to the applicant to decide whether to include them in their …

To Scale: The Solar System

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make Your Brain Works Smarter And Faster

All parts of our body age. And our brain does too. We’ve all witnessed the natural deterioration of brain functions in older relatives. …

Humanity

17 Mark Cuban Quotes on What it Takes to Run a Business | Inc.com

Mark Cuban always seems to come out on top.<p>He sold his first company, MicroSolutions, for $6 million. He did even better with his next company, Broadcast.com, which he sold to Yahoofor almost $6 billion.<p>Almost immediately after, Cuban sold all of his Yahoo stock, netting $2 billion in cash for …

Business Strategy

How to Crush Negativity and Achieve Success

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. ~ Marcus AureliusMost of us are incredibly hard on …

Motivation

5 Daily Habits That Lead to a Successful Life

A “successful life” will hold a different meaning for each of us. What makes it a success is determined by the goals, dreams, aspirations you have in …

Motivation

40 years ago the US sent Mexico into a financial crisis — and it transformed the narcotics industry

<i>In this excerpt from A Narco History: How the United States and Mexico Jointly Created the Mexican Drug War, coauthors Carmen Boullosa and Mike Wallace</i> <i>explain how the US and Mexico jointly created the Mexican Drug War.</i><p>In the mid 1970s, the United States had added to its woes of recession those of …

Hitler’s world may not be so far away

Misunderstanding the Holocaust has made us too certain we are ethically superior to the Europeans of the 1940s. Faced with a new catastrophe – such as devastating climate change – could we become mass killers again?<p><b>It was 20 years after I chose to become a historian</b> that I first saw a photograph of …

World History

5 Steps to Take Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

While some people manage to maintain a 9-to-5 job and work on their personal business projects on the side, at a certain point you’ll need to make …

Parody Perfectly Skewers Trendy Craftspeople Videos

Even the title of the company, "Smoke & Flame," is perfect<p>Whomever wrote this gag has seemingly watched every craftsman video out there. In the …

A Vanished World: The Byzantine Empire

A Vanished World: The Byzantine EmpireBy Jonathan HarrisIn drawing parallels with international events of the 1980s and 1990s, Michael Antonucci’s …

Ancient History

Data Is the Next Big Thing in Content Marketing

The diminishing effectiveness of conventional advertising and the rise of social media have led more and more brands to embrace content marketing. More and more companies are seeing themselves not just as advertisers, but as publishers, launching digital newsrooms, podcasts, and other forms of …

Disgraced United CEO Jeff Smisek Is the Reason for Income Inequality

Jeff Smisek, the guy forced by scandal to resign last week as CEO of the world’s fourth-largest airline, is a major reason American workers can’t get a raise.<p>Smisek and his overpaid boardroom buddies nationwide have swindled American workers and American communities in a scam to amass wealth for …

Profits Without Prosperity

Five years after the official end of the Great Recession, corporate profits are high, and the stock market is booming. Yet most Americans are not sharing in the recovery. While the top 0.1% of income recipients—which include most of the highest-ranking corporate executives—reap almost all the …

The Reality of ISIS and Their Ideology

Articles<p>Teachings of Imam Mehdi<p>The Reality of ISIS and Their Ideology<p>Thursday, September 10, 2015<p><i>The following is an excerpt from His Holiness Younus</i> …

This startup just raised $81 million to sell your used clothes

The startup then pivoted to swapping kid's clothing — after all, they outgrow it faster — and that got the attention of a few investors.<p>"When we launched in 2009, we were really the first company to try to tackle second hand. It was a crazy idea. Airbnb and all of these companies were using the …

6 Tips on How to Self-Finance Your Startup

Bootstrapping allows you to grow at your own pace and frees you from the demands of investors. Here's how to do it right.<p>Avoiding outside investment can be smart on at least a couple of levels. Not only does bootstrapping a company allow you to grow at your own pace, you also don't have to be a …

The 7 Gifts of Adopting a Personal-Development Mindset

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is no greater path to success than through your own self-development. Those who are radically successful are immersed in themselves. They are endlessly curious and passionate about self-education. To rank among them, you must invest …

Spiritual Daggers: The Power of Thoughts and Words

Do you think it matters what you say and think about others, whether good or bad? Do you believe in the power of prayer or the power of ill-thoughts …

If You Don’t Think Americans Have Lost Our Freedoms, READ THIS

<i>Painting by Anthony Freda: www.AnthonyFreda.com</i>The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave The Land of the Fleeced and the Home of the SlaveThis …

Gun Control

America’s poor vs. the rest of the world.

You might be under the impression that America's poor are only poor by American standards. After all, the United States is a rich nation, and hey, …

Confucius’ Top 7 Tips for a Happy Life

<i>“It is better to play than do nothing.”</i><i>“Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.”</i><i>“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never</i> …

Self-help

Read These 7 Books Before You Quit Your Job | Inc.com

You have a great business idea. You have a passionate need to escape cubicle life. You even have an outstanding work ethic and a healthy dose of risk tolerance. You're all set to quit your gig and be an entrepreneur--except for one thing.<p>You don't have an MBA. Or any idea really about the nuts and …

Self-improvement

The 7 Keys To Incredible Life Success

There was a time in my life, the majority of my youth, when I was a slacker whose primary skill was to find new ways to avoid anything worthwhile. I …