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Meet The Family Of Four Who Lives Well On Just $14,000 Per Year

Danielle Wagasky, a stay-at-home wife and mother of two, has managed to stretch $14,000 a year to cover her family's needs for the past five years. That's less than a third of the $50,000 median household income in the U.S.<p>And, perhaps a little surprisingly, she wouldn't have it any other …

Personal Finance

This Guy Arrived In The US With $26, Sold A Startup For Half A Billion, And Is Working On Another Cool Company

He arrived in the U.S. from Communist Romania in the early 1990s speaking no English, with $26 in his pocket. He lived in a youth hostel and drove a limo for a living.<p>Today, he's working on his fourth successful startup, having sold all of his previous ones, including his third one, OutlookSoft, to …

Startups

This System Will Help You Retain Everything You Read

And that doesn't include the ones that I started to read and put down.<p>I learned a lot in the process about what works and what doesn't work.<p>I have a system that I use for non-fiction books that enables me to remember quite a bit.<p>And when I can't remember I generally know where to look to find the …

Writing

Thomas Edison's Reaction To His Factory Burning Down Shows Why He Was So Successful

According to a 1961 Reader's Digest article by Edison's son Charles, Edison calmly walked over to him as he watched the fire destroy his dad's work. In a childlike voice, Edison told his 24-year-old son, "Go get your mother and all her friends. They'll never see a fire like this again." When …

Thomas Edison

Do This in the Morning and Be More Productive All Day | Inc.com

<i>Everyone has a unique way of starting their day off on the proverbial right foot. What do successful entrepreneurs do every morning to ensure they are über-effective at getting things done? We asked members of the</i> <i>Entrepreneurs' Organization</i> <i>to provide their tips and tricks for maximum …

Time Management

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

What Happens To Our Brains When We Exercise And How It Makes Us Happier

There’s more to the mood-boosting properties of exercise than endorphins.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Exercise has been touted to be a cure for nearly everything in life, from depression, to memory loss, Alzheimer’s …

Bestsellers

The Hard Stuff Often Matters Most

I’ve tried a lot of types of exercise, but by far the most effective exercise in terms of results for time spent is heavy barbell lifts.<p>For 10-15 …

Weight Loss

The Top 10 Things Successful People Do To Reach Their Dreams

Our bookshelves are lined with habits that <i>successful people do</i> on a daily basis. We read about them and implement them into our routines and …

Cultivating Charisma: How Personal Magnetism Can Help (Or Hurt) You At Work

Olivia Fox Cabane, author of The Charisma Myth, talks with Fast Company about why charisma is so critical to business and how special Jedi mind tricks can help get you there.<p>As a socially inept teenager, Olivia Fox Cabane realized that she had two choices. “Either confine myself to a desert island, …

Body Language

These Are The Only 3 Interview Questions You Need To Prepare For

Bernard Marr, a global enterprise performance expert and a best-selling business author, says in a recent LinkedIn post that preparing for an interview is difficult. "In most cases we practice the answers to a long list of possible questions. The problem is that this can leave you over-prepared, …

Employment

On the Red Couch with The Business of Fashion’s Imran Amed

Imran Amed was a management consultant who wanted to apply his analytical skills to a creative field, and saw a hole in the fashion industry that he …

Unexpected Lessons In The Art Of Failing Gracefully

An Olympic snowboarder, a Hollywood stuntman, and a corporate psychologist offer their best tips on failing gracefully.<p>Everyone hates the “F” word–failure. But in business, and in life, it goes with the territory. Whether it’s launching a business, trying something new, or simply putting yourself …

Winston Churchill

The Brain Hacks Top Founders Use To Get The Job Done

If physical energy is a car, emotional energy is the gas. Are you smart about how you’re staying fueled for endurance entrepreneurism?<p>Katia Verresen’s new client had a big problem: He needed to find three to four extra hours in his day. This, of course, seemed like an impossible feat for an …

Self-help

How I Learned To Stop Comparing Myself To Others, And Love My Own Ideas

That last bragging tweet by a talented so-and-so got you down? Jealous of a competitor’s Facebook status update? It’s time to step away from the social media, forget about forces you can’t control, and concentrate on only one thing: being the best you realistically can be.<p>When I first started my …

Social Media

How Couples Can Be A Little Wealthier -- And A Whole Lot Happier

Valentine’s Day is over, and I can almost hear the collective sigh of relief from dating, engaged and married couples across the country. Romantic expectations are so high for February 14, and I, for one, am glad it’s over. In the grand scheme of things, one single day in the life of a couple isn’t …

Lessons From Inside The $800 Million Girl Scout Cookie Selling Empire

It’s not all campfire songs and good deeds. Girl Scout cookie sales are big business, to the tune of nearly $800 million last year. Here are the business skills the future leaders are building.<p>They are everywhere this time of year, and for most people they are an irresistible product they always …

Selling

Beyond School Supplies: How DonorsChoose is Crowdsourcing Real Education Reform

The charity is using its networking strength to provide teachers with new kinds of resources, and its data to hold bureaucrats accountable.<p>Every chance he gets, Charles Best, the founder of DonorsChoose.org, leafs through the carefully lettered, colorfully illustrated thank-you notes from public …

Education

James Lovelock: 'enjoy life while you can: in 20 years global warming will hit the fan'

In 1965 executives at Shell wanted to know what the world would look like in the year 2000. They consulted a range of experts, who speculated about fusion-powered hovercrafts and "all sorts of fanciful technological stuff". When the oil company asked the scientist James Lovelock, he predicted that …

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm …

10 habits of debt-free people

Whether you’ve resolved to get debt-free this year or you have a long way to go to get there, it’s good to be inspired. Look at people you know who …

Personal Finance

8 Simple Tips From A $50M Female Entrepreneur

What move can you make right now to advance your career as an entrepreneur?<p>Modeling.<p>But it’s not the kind of modeling you think. To borrow (model) best practices and advice of wildly successful entrepreneurs is wise.<p>Rubbing shoulders at Ernst & Young’s <i>Strategic Growth Forum</i> with a plethora of …

Six Ways To Avoid The Resume Black Hole

Many job seekers spend countless hours writing, polishing and blasting their resumes to dozens of companies. Then they wait, and wait, and never hear a thing.<p>That’s because human resources people and hiring managers receive heaps of resumes for any given job opening, and they end up missing, …

Lord King names Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince as his favourite book

Former Bank of England governor Lord King says he likes the "ruthless truth telling" in 16th century book about power<p>Former Bank of England governor Lord King has revealed that Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince, the 16th guidebook on power beloved by Napoleon, Stalin and Nixon, is his favourite book.<p>…

The $15 trillion shadow over Chinese banks

China analyst Charlene Chu explains why the nation is on the verge of crisis<p>Drawing attention to the problems at an individual bank is never likely to make you popular, but calling time on an entire financial system is another thing entirely.<p>For eight years, until her resignation last month, Fitch …

Autonomy profits slashed by HP accounts restatement

Mike Lynch faces renewed accounting impropriety claims<p>Autonomy, the British software company accused of large-scale fraud following a takeover by HP, misstated profits by a factor of more than five, according to revised accounts.<p>In 2010, Autonomy Systems Limited, the subsidiary responsible for its …

Corruption

Two monetarist cheers for Ben Bernanke

Bernanke, despite his mistakes, is one of the great figures of our age<p>Monetarists will not be sad to see the end of Ben Bernanke today. The outgoing chairman of the US Federal Reserve unquestionably saved the world economy after the Lehman crisis in 2008, but only after having caused the great …

Demis Hassabis: the secretive computer boffin with the £400 million brain

What made Google splash out for DeepMind, the Artificial Intelligence company created by a former schoolboy chess champion from north London? Tom Rowley reports<p>Tony Corfe still remembers the time he first saw Demis Hassabis play chess. He was in charge of the primary schools team in Barnet, north …

10 LinkedIn Blunders That Make You Look Like An Amateur

In working with clients on their LinkedIn strategy over the past few years, I have identified some all-too-common faux pas that will create a negative impression rather than build your brand. I share ten of the most egregious gaffes here in two categories – Content and Contacts.<p><b>CONTENT</b> The content …

We Need Entrepreneurs Who Can Drive Global Change

What does it take to get to that level? One way of identifying the right characteristics and approaches is to take a hard look at entrepreneurs who have done it. Peter Andrews and Fiona Wood, in their new book “Überpreneurs” have profiled 36 leading candidates for this category, to extract a set of …