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AI That Picks Stocks Better Than the Pros - MIT Technology Review

The ability to predict the stock market is, as any Wall Street quantitative trader (or quant) will tell you, a license to print money. So it should …

Here's how you should invest your money for retirement, according to the founder of a $3.9 trillion fund giant

More specifically, factor in Social Security into your bond portfolio, stay away from traditional mutual funds and accept the occasional market dips that will come along the way when investing primarily in index funds, Vanguard founder John C. Bogle told Business Insider in an extensive …

Investing

6 Characteristics of an Innovative Leader

Are you sometimes confused about what type of leader you are or what type of leader you should be? You're not alone -- but you can discover how to be a better leader by following this expert's advice.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Glenn</i> …

Leadership

Results Or People: Where Should A Leader Focus?

Leadership, like most things in life, requires balance. You can’t succeed without focusing on your people, and they won’t succeed unless you’re focused on results.<p>People often debate what makes a better leader: the no-nonsense, results-focused type or the motivational, people-focused type. New …

27 Wall Street movies to watch over Christmas

The market is closed (or quiet), everyone's with family, and it's time to get some much needed rest.<p>That, however, does not mean you can't get a little Wall Street in your day. Why not kick back on the couch and watch one of these Wall Street movies?<p>You'll definitely enjoy yourself, and you might …

Is Your Employee Ready to Be a Manager?

You have an ambitious team member who’s asking to be promoted to manager. He’s great at his job, but is he really ready to lead? How do you judge his skills and experience? What’s the best way to measure his potential?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>As a manager, you’re always on the lookout for the next …

The Best Sleeping Pads for Backpacking and Car Camping

We slept on 15 different sleeping pads on a total of five car-camping and backpacking trips, as well as on the floor in our own living rooms, before …

This Report On Seafood Fraud Is Sure To Make You Wary Next Time You Order Fish

Seafood fraud is at an all time high. Last week, we talked to Larry Olmstead about how a fish like escolar slips into our diets and how impossible it is to get <i>real</i> red snapper. And yet… we continue to down sushi like it’s actually going out of style (and it will, if the style is “existing”). The …

Success Is What You Make It No Matter Where You Started From

Failure occurs everyday, in school, jobs, housework, and within families. It is unavoidable, irritating and causes pessimism.<p>While the thought of …

Motivation

We have been lying to ourselves about failure

There’s a neat cultural narrative that failure is a stepping-stone to success.<p>You see it in Silicon Valley’s “fail fast” mantra, which implies failure is a necessary learning experience for those who then find success, and among prominent professors who publish CVs of their failures (pdf) on the …

Los Angeles

An Easy 6-Day Plan to Lose 10 Pounds

Get the motivation you need to slim down and stick with it.<p>If you could design your dream diet, what would it include? Lots of variety so meals and snacks never get boring? Plenty of treats? A day to cheat a little? Well, we hear you — and we've worked all that into our program. Follow this easy …

Something fishy is going on with earnings

But there's something fishy going on. Sales are lackluster, and actual earnings are not that great.<p>Financial-management maneuvers — some reasonable and some ... questionable — may be being pushed to extremes as executives work toward impressing their investors. If you've spent any time following …

The 49 best animal pictures of 2015

This year, Reuters took hundreds of stunning animal photos. Here are 49 that stood out from the pack.<p><i>Captions are by Reuters, and lightly edited.</i>

The 10 best devices to turn your home into a smart home

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon The modern "smart home" is still learning. It's still something we have to put in quotes like that. In the tech world's rush to …

Smart Homes

7 habits of remarkably successful leaders

Every great business needs effective and successful leaders--men and women who can inspire their employees to reach deep within themselves to get things done. Unfortunately, almost 60% of all businesses have a shortage of leadership talent, and this shortage has a negative impact on the ability of …

Employment

The Quickest Way to Kill Employee Motivation

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

7 Habits of Highly Motivating Leaders

These are the things effective leaders do to inspire people.<p>Motivating leaders are dynamic people who can flex their leadership style to match each person's needs. These leaders are often relationship builders. They are more interested in finding what motivates each employee to reach high levels of …

“Leadership Qualities” vs. Competence: Which Matters More?

There’s sometimes a disconnect between how we talk about leadership qualities (we tend to use words like <i>authority</i>, <i>power</i>, and <i>emotional intelligence</i>) and what we actually require from the people leading teams and other working groups (arguably, competence and a deep knowledge of the specific work …

Leadership

The CEO of Red Hat shares the 4 books that most influenced his career

Most executives will say you are what you read, and that's no different for Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst.<p>The former chief operating officer of Delta and the author of "The Open Organization" oversees more than 8,000 employees in 80 countries at the open-source software company. His unique views on …

Amazon Book Review

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Developing Leadership Skills: What You Need to Know

These days, with the many Internet articles and new courses available, most new professionals readily cross the gap from lack of business knowledge …

Management

30 Cheap Foods That Uncover Your Abs

“Dave, can I borrow six bucks?” my friend Chuck asked. We had met up at the gym for a quick sweat session, and on the way out he was ogling the …

Nutrition

7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world.<p>He and nine other finalists competed …

Public Speaking

7 Ways to Go From a Boss to a Leader

Many people view the terms “boss” and “leader” as interchangeable — but they are vastly different. To determine which one you are, I encourage you to …

These Majestic Photos Will Give You A Spacegasm

The winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015 competition have been announced and they'll make you want to leave planet Earth.

10 Surprising Facts About LEGO

You're never going to look at your favorite toy the same way again.<p>Like Easy-Bake Ovens and Troll dolls, you probably remember these famous plastic bricks fondly from your childhood. But did you know the first one was made in 1932 and out of wood? Didn't think so. Here are a few more facts you …

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

By September 22, 2015<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do …

Quora

Tough Words From Pope Francis: 8 Great Quotes From His U.N. Speech

Pope Francis, addressing the U.N. General Assembly today, urged international cooperation not only to solve humanity's largest problems but to save humanity itself.<p>Quoting a speech to the U.N. by his predecessor Pope Paul VI in 1965, Francis said of the world today: "The real danger comes from …

Pope Francis

The Volkswagen emissions scandal: A case study in corporate misbehaviour

<i>The authors are professors at Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario. Tima Bansal holds a Canada Research Chair in business sustainability; Michael King holds the Tangerine Chair in Finance; Gerard Seijts holds the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Chair in Leadership.</i><p>The news that Volkswagen rigged …