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8 Books Stanford Business School Professors Think You Should Read This Holiday Season

From spy thrillers to weighty philosophy, there's something here for every taste.<p>For many of us, the next few weeks will bring terrible weather, long nights, and less to do at work. What better time of year to catch up on your reading?<p>If you already have an unconquerable stack of titles to check …

Buddhist Monk Breaks the Scales of Brain Activity While Meditating in a Laboratory

Mattheui Ricard is a writer and a photographer, but he is also a Buddhist Monk who has spent countless hours meditating. He describes meditation as …

The Traits of Leaders Who Do Things Fast and Well

An exceptional leader we know would occasionally get a question from his direct reports in a variety of forms but with the common message, “Do you want this done fast or right?” His answer was always the same: “Yes!” He chose not to compromise on either dimension. For this leader and for most …

27 Must-Read Books for Getting Ahead in Business and Life

Whether you flip pages, tap an e-reader, or listen to audio, these inspiring titles are worth your attention.<p>Whether you flip pages, tap an e-reader or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect companion, relaxation aid or source of inspiration. Check out these quotes from more than two dozen …

Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Peter Thiel and Other Successful Entrepreneurs' Favorite Interview Questions

The unusual questions these bosses ask to find out what they need to know about prospective employees.<p>Savvy executives know that interview questions like, "What's your biggest strength?" and, "What's your biggest weakness?" aren't as telling as they seem.<p>That's why they steer clear of these cliché …

6 TED Talks You Should Watch To Up Your Mindset

Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump. If you need a mental pick-me-up, check out these fascinating TED Talks. Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost.<p><b>1. Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You</b> …

Dan Gilbert

These Are the Most Inspirational Videos Ever Made

These 13 videos will motivate and inspire you to succeed no matter where you are in your journey.<p>Last week, I posted the most motivational books ever written. Today, I'm posting videos that will inspire and motivate you each time you watch them. Enjoy!<p>1. <i>Dream</i><p>In order to achieve great things, you …

I've spent my career studying bad habits. Here's what I've learned about breaking them. - Vox

Let's face reality: Change is hard! Look at change rates for people with heart issues who are told by their doctors that they are seriously at risk of dying if they do not change their habits. These patients know exactly what they need to do: eat a more wholesome, lower-calorie diet, exercise more, …

31 Things That Will Happen When You Finally Decide to Live Your Dreams

You’ve been thinking about this for a long time, haven’t you?<p>You’ve reveled in shallow friendships, numbed yourself in trivial distractions, and …

Self-improvement

50+ Killer Business & Ecommerce Books

Can you remember the last book you read? Was it Harry Potter? The Martian? Or Fifty Shades of Something? Can you think of any business books or …

Marketing

12 Must-Read Book Recommendations From Millionaire Entrepreneurs

A good book is every successful entrepreneur's constant companion. Here are top recommendations and reviews from millionaire entrepreneurs.<p>Most successful people have mentors and coaches. Every successful person has a favorite books list. These millionaire entrepreneurs say their favorite books …

50 things you should be doing without thinking if you want to be an entrepreneur

Instead, the best lessons come from experience, and only by adopting beneficial habits on a daily basis can you gradually attain the excellent leadership, decision-making, and adaptability necessary to assure your success as a startup founder.<p>Those lessons? To get you started, here are 50 of the …

Self-improvement

11 Life-Changing Books To Help You Build Better Habits

When you woke up this morning, what did you do first?<p>Did you hop in the shower, check your email, or grab a doughnut from the kitchen counter? Did …

Self-improvement

The rise of Satya Nadella, the game-changing CEO of Microsoft

Microsoft Windows 8 had been a disaster. Microsoft employees were constantly battling behind the scenes for supremacy. And all the while, consumers and developers alike were losing the faith.<p>Times change.<p>Now, in 2016, Microsoft has found its groove again as a company that provides software and …

Satya Nadella

24 great books on startups and entrepreneurs that I must read in 2016

One of my favorite activities at the start of the year is to list out books I intend to read – and I do read some of them too eventually! For those …

7 Things Mindful People Do Before 9 A.M.

"Hello, sun in my face. Hello, you who make the morning and spread it over the fields." -- Mary Oliver<p>When you're tired and sleep deprived, like many Americans today, mornings can often pass by in a groggy blur. But rushing to work without checking in with yourself is a waste of a precious …

Meditation

8 Business Leaders on How to Be More Productive and Successful in 2016

These experts have big plans for 2016 for productivity and success. Do you?<p>What if your 2016 was even more productive than last year? That's the goal for these business leaders, some of whom have big plans to get more work done, reduce distractions, and hit an even higher milestone.<p>1. Reduce the …

The 25 Essential Books for Every Entrepreneur's Library

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter what stage you’re at in the entrepreneur journey, whether you just launched your first startup or have started several successful businesses, you can always use the advice of people who have "been there, done that.'’ What better …

Entrepreneurship

Books That Changed My Mind This Year: CEO Selections

A good book will make you think; a really good book will change the way you do it. <i>Fortune</i> asked 18 CEOs, luminaries, and rising stars to name the one …

77 Books That Changed My Life and 3 Recommendations to Read More Books

A dysfunctional family is more than disagreement or constant arguments. Anything from plain neglect, to abuse and even verbal and physical violence …

These Zen Buddhist Koans Will Open Your Mind

"Out of nowhere the mind comes forth."<p>A koan is a riddle or puzzle that Zen Buddhists use during meditation to help them unravel greater truths about the world and about themselves.<p>Zen masters have been testing their students with these stories, questions, or phrases for centuries. Many koans can …

Meditation

18 books billionaire Warren Buffett thinks everyone should read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he said. "We want to …

Investing

The Guide to Productivity That Will Change Your Life

“If only I were more productive,” “If only I studied more,” “If only I took action.” Sounds familiar?<p>I think I already heard these ifonlystic …

Productivity

200 Motivational and inspirational Quotes That Will Inspire Your Success

Books by Kathy Collins<p>BotD<p>This includes 160 best free websites that will showcase your book and talent at no cost with bonus 40 Facebook pages to …

Like it old school? These 10 planners will keep you productive

We are all guilty of procrastinating from time to time—there’s <i>always</i> something more interesting than the work in hand. We usually think it’s no big …

Time Management

10 TED Talks Every Entrepreneur Must Watch

Maybe finding the entrepreneurial advice you need is as simple as watching TED Talks.<p>It's 2015, and it’s no secret that millions of Americans are excited about startup culture in the country and around the world. It’s hard not to be fascinated by the growing landscape of thousands of new lean …

Self-improvement

The Ten Most Important Books to Expand Your Brain

Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.<p>And this is a good thing.<p>It's because the writer spent his life getting GOOD at what he was writing about. He didn't spend his life being good at writing.<p>He didn't spend his life typing. He ran a country. Or …

Books

10 popular grammar myths debunked by a Harvard linguist

It's why many teachers ingrain in their students a combination of white lies and formal habits that are meant to keep their writing focused but aren't actually based on rules of the English language.<p>As the students grow into adults, these habits result in plenty of incorrectly worded but …

Language