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Uber, Google and other tech employees form Coalition of Black Excellence

When black employee resource groups from a variety of tech companies come together, black magic happens. More specifically, black excellence happens.<p>The Coalition of Black Excellence Week, spearheaded by Uber Litigation Counsel Angela Johnson in collaboration with black ERGs from over 40 tech …

Nonprofits

A Very Brief History Of Blockchain Technology Everyone Should Read

When Satoshi Nakamoto, whose true identity is still unknown, released the whitepaper Bitcoin: A Peer to Peer Electronic Cash System in 2008 that described a “purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash” known as Bitcoin, blockchain technology made its public debut. Blockchain, the technology …

Blockchain

A Beginner's Guide to Investing in Stocks

Like many new investors, you've decided to invest in a company and pick up your first shares of stock, but your limited knowledge leaves you …

Investing

Have a Kid Not Going to College? Here's What They Really Need to Get on a Path to Success

A four-year degree is expensive. It's also not necessary, as long as a person makes the right moves.<p>I've got two kids in college. One attends an expensive private university and the other goes to an affordable community college. Since neither knows what he wants to do for a profession, my husband …

Entrepreneurship

5 Things This Serial Entrepreneur Does Again And Again That Makes Millions

Jesse Itzler, of ZICO coconut water, the Atlanta Hawks, and 100 Mile Man, on what it takes to launch more than one venture, and the success principles he swears by.<p>Jesse Itzler is a man of many hats. He's the co-owner of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, partner in ZICO Coconut Water, founder of Marquis …

Entrepreneurship

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …

Leadership

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates' Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad, Either)

Steven Pinker's new book reveals three mental biases that will keep you from achieving your leadership potential.<p>If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world …

Bill Gates

Want a Lucrative Side Hustle This Year? Read This 1 Book Immediately

Time to make that paper.<p>The podcast Don't Keep Your Day Job with Cathy Heller showcases creatives who make a living doing what they love. It tells the stories of people who have figured out how to pursue their life's purpose and get paid for it (it was also, incidentally, the #1 podcast in the "New …

Entrepreneurship

32 Simple Daily Habits That Separate High Achievers From Everyone Else

To be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined.<p>Anyone who has achieved great things in business and life knows that to be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined. I've asked hundreds of executives and entrepreneurs about the things they do every day that help them succeed, …

Time Management

Most Millionaires Created Their Own Luck By Taking These 4 Approaches (and It's Not About Working Hard)

It's not just about working hard. It's about what you devote your time to.<p>It can be tempting to imagine that all millionaires caught a lucky break or two along the way and that is why they achieved the success they have. Well, luck certainly plays its part, but that's because most millionaires (or …

New Study Reveals Average Income According to Age (Results Are Alarming)

For many people and families, age-based earnings don't match cost of living.<p>As a worker (or anyone, really), you know having some immediate cash flow is a given. But if you're serious about financial planning, it's crucial to have an idea of how big your paychecks will be in the future, too. To …

Demographics

4 Easy Ways to Become a Better Writer

Writing has never been easy, but there are some ways to make it a little easier.<p>No matter how many times you do it, there's something undeniably difficult about writing. You're creating something from nothing--and you add on that the pressure to make something new and unique.<p>When you start writing …

Creative Writing

MIT created an app to help you learn a language while waiting for stuff to load

I love learning languages and am currently trying to learn Dutch, but somehow can’t bring myself to open the DuoLingo app or a textbook after a long day at the office. I could feel bad about it… if I didn’t speak a few other languages already. That puts me way ahead of the average American, as 75 …

Apps
Economics

11 Job Interview Hacks That Give You the Edge Every Time

The job interview is probably the most important event in your career -- don't blow it.<p>We all know that the most important part of the hiring process comes after your resume has been chosen from the batch of hundreds--and you move on to an interview.<p>Afraid you'll stutter, trip yourself up, or be …

Employment

The 2 Subtle Reasons Why You Didn't Get the Job, as Revealed by a New Study

Job interviews are difficult affairs to navigate. Some do it better than others.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Being rejected is even worse than being on the receiving end of an angry tweet from the president.<p>You walked into …

Employment

What has changed since ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ came out 20 years ago

Robert Kiyosaki, the author of “Rich Dad Poor Dad,” has made headlines for his bold and sometimes controversial opinions about the future of the …

Millennials in China are Twice as Likely to Own Homes as Young Americans

It comes down to help from mom and dad<p>There’s one group of millennials that seems to have no problems buying homes.<p>Seventy percent of young adults in …

Read This Before You Buy Dividend Stocks

Dividend stocks can be a great addition to your portfolio, but only if you know what to look for and what to avoid when selecting them.<p>Dividend …

Investing

6 Things Most Young Leaders Fail to Realize Before It's Too Late

Young leaders have their work cut out for them. These six recommendations will help them achieve success in business in today's fast-paced world.<p>At a recent speaking engagement, a member of the audience asked me what leadership advice I would give myself when I first began my career. While I …

Self-improvement
Employment

What's the Fastest Way to Attract Others to You? Do Any of These 8 Things

These are sure-fire ways to build your professional relationships and increase your tribe fast.<p>If you're in a people business of any sort (then again, who isn't?), it should be your highest priority to connect with the human side of your customers, vendors, peers, co-workers, and other stakeholders.<p>…

Happiness

6 People You Must Have in Your Network to Be Successful

The best entrepreneurs know success has a lot to do with whom they surround themselves with.<p>Everybody loves an entrepreneurial success story a la Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Arianna Huffington, Mark Cuban, and the like.<p>Truth be told, each one of those people would be the first to …

Entrepreneurship