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The $5 Billion Startup Club: The 9 Highest Valued Startups That You Should Definitely Keep An Eye On

But in recent years, there's been so many of them that billion-dollar valuations are almost starting to feel routine in tech.<p>So we've raised the bar and narrowed down WSJ's "The Billion-Dollar Startup Club" list to companies that are valued at more than $5 billion.<p>These startups are transforming …

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People

Want to work smarter, not harder? Learn from the best.<p>Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me,</i> …

Tips for college students interested in investing

Most college students are concerned about studying for exams, finding a flexible part-time job and lining up some fun extracurricular activities. But there's always a few students stuck off in a corner of the library, trying to pick the next great stock.<p>If you happen to be one of those students …

Want to be a woman entrepreneur? Here's advice from those who have made it

In recent months, there's been tremendous coverage of the fact that women are too often peripheral in the tech scene. Talking heads write articles and books about it and headlines report striking statistics. But how do you really solve the problem?<p>Women like CEO Sheri Atwood and venture capitalist …

8 Books Every New Entrepreneur Should Read

In this, perhaps, Golden Age of technology entrepreneurship, Peter Thiel can rest assured he will find an eager audience for his new book, <i>ZERO TO ONE: Notes on startups, Or How to Build the Future</i> (apparently he couldn’t decide).<p>Thiel, who turns 47 next month, was a co-founder of PayPal, and a …

26 Things about Networking (that I learned from books)

I don't have thousands of Linkedin connections or Twitter followers, but I often find myself being approached by other people on how to do networking right. For me, networking is about building relationships, helping each other, not only exchanging business cards. I love reading books, so I backed …

Networking

These are the African writers you should be reading right now

<b>(CNN) —</b> Take a moment and think of an African author. Have you got the name in mind? Keep it there for a minute.<p>In years gone by, chances are cultural icons like Nigerian literary giant Chinua Achebe or South African Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer might have popped straight into your head.<p>But …

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes

Creativity is developed, not a birthright.<p>Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any …

Wall Street CEO Gives His Employees 10 Life Lessons He Wants Them All To Learn This Summer

The lessons are in the form of an imagined summer reading list. The books he lists are made-up, but within each title is a lesson he wants everyone to learn.<p>Here's the email he sent to his employees:<p>In keeping with our strong desire to maintain maximum focus and momentum in August and into our …

33 Day Trips Perfect For New Yorkers

Everyone needs to escape from the concrete jungle from time to time. And our centrally located city allows even the car-less to take easy, …

New Jersey

4 Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The greatest lessons you'll ever learn will most likely be from your own experience. But entrepreneurs can also learn a lot from the advice and experiences of others, as long as we allow ourselves to be teachable.<p>Perhaps you were in grade …

Entrepreneurship

If I Were 22: Hunger Will Destroy Your Fear of Failure

<i>EDITOR'S NOTE: This post is part of a series in which Influencers share lessons from their youth with this year's graduating class. Read all the</i> …

The Top 10 Audio Books That Every Entrepreneur Must Listen To

With a million and one things on an <i>entrepreneur’s agenda</i>, it is almost next to impossible to find the time to read a book from front to back. Well …

Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

From core funds to sector funds, these portfolios are well suited for people with long time horizons.<p>The Great Recession has scared nearly an entire …

Motif aims to disrupt discount brokers, mutual funds

San Mateo brokerage firm lets clients create or buy baskets of up to 30 stocks<p>Motif Investing of San Mateo was recently named No. 4 on CNBC's second annual "Disruptor 50 list," ahead of better-known startups Spotify, Uber, Dropbox, Pinterest and Airbnb.<p>That surprised its chief executive, Hardeep …

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