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How to Become Instantly Smarter: Stop Doing These 9 Things Today

Cut these simple habits out of your life and you'll see your IQ rise.<p>Most of us spend a lot of time thinking about how to get better--how to be happier, more productive, fitter, smarter. We spend a lot less time thinking (constructively) about how we're screwing up.<p>There's no mystery there. …

One simple reason why Amazon is spending over $3 billion on music and video content

The note said that the investment is expected to grow even further, by $1 billion a year, which could slow Amazon's future profit growth.<p>Why would Amazon go out of its way to invest in its video and music content, when it could spend that money on expanding its core e-commerce business instead?<p>It …

eCommerce

10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People

Do what everyone else does and you get the results they get. Here are ways to be different -- and achieve differently.<p>Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly …

Time Management

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<b>09:45 - 10:00</b><p><b>Keynote Pre-show</b> interviews and guest speakers<p><b>10:00 - 11:30</b><p><b>"Become a Trailblazer" opening keynote</b> with Salesforce CMO Simon Mulcahy and …

Understanding Cap Rates: The Answer Is Nine

When I was in college many moons ago I remember reading an article about a Harvard professor who taught his MBA students real estate capital markets. The professor, Bob Ellis, would always start his class by asking his students the question, “How many of you would like to make a lot of money …

Investing

An app that has helped millennials save $25 million

Investors -- and millennials -- are nuts about Acorns.<p>Acorns is a new investment app that lets people automatically invest spare change from debit and credit card purchases.<p>On Wednesday, the eight-month old app announced that it banked$23 million in its third round of funding. The new round comes …

Pension freedom is all well and good … but how do I get my money?

It’s a simple enough question, yet the new access rules require people to make hard financial decisions. We set out all you need to know<p>Financial firms received around four times their normal volumes of calls last week as the over-55s rushed to take advantage of the new pension freedoms to pay off …

Trillion-Dollar Alternative Lending Industry Is A VC Gold Mine

<b>Editor’s Note</b>: <i>Christine Magee is an editor for CrunchBase.</i><p>In a recovering economy where big banks are restricted by complex regulations, startups and venture investors are gearing up for the next gold rush in the trillion-dollar marketplace lending industry. That’s trillion. With a T.<p>Big IPOs for …

3 Money Mistakes You Must Fix to Get Rich

Shark Tank Star, Founder at O'Leary Financial Group<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Kevin O'Leary, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>I get a lot of questions about how to get rich, and I always give the same answer.<p>Don’t spend too much. …

Personal Finance

US Clean Energy Investment Grows In 2014 To $386 Billion

<b>Published on</b> February 7th, 2015 | <i>by Joshua S Hill</i><p>14<p>February 7th, 2015 by <b>Joshua S Hill</b><p>US clean energy investment rallied in 2014, reaching $51.8 …

HEDGE FUND MANAGER ODEY WARNS: We've Entered A Downturn That Will Be Remembered In 100 Years

In his Odey Asset Management investor letter dated Dec. 31, Odey writes that the shorting opportunity "looks as great as it was in 07/09."<p>"My point is that we used all our monetary firepower to avoid the first downturn in 2007-09," he writes, "so we are really at a dangerous point to try to counter …

Markets