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7 TED Talks that will make you smarter about your money

We've recommended some of the best personal-finance books to read and podcasts to listen to.<p>If those didn't get the job done, try a 10 to 20 minute TED Talk.<p>Here, we've rounded up seven talks that could alter the way you think about money, and how you choose to save, spend, and earn.

5 principles that will help you read more

I'm hardly an exceptional reader (By my estimate, I read a book every couple of weeks on average  —  a rate not yet comparable to folks like Maria Popova, Shane Parrish, and Ryan Holiday). But, perhaps like you, I lost my habit for reading and slowly built it back up.<p>Back when I was a child, my …

Books

A master list of free tools for lean startups

Any entrepreneur worth their salt will be excited at the thought of accessing free yet functional tools. Been there, done that, and having run from …

Here are 2 essay questions Stanford asks MBA applicants and the best way to answer each

They want to know who you are. That includes your personality, values, and motivations, says Stacy Blackman, founder of Stacy Blackman Consulting, which helps clients earn admission to top MBA programs.<p>To find out what defines its applicants, Stanford asks two open-ended essay questions. And …

College & University

What Parents Should Tell Their Kids About Finding a Career

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>“After board dinners, we inevitably sit around and talk about our kids and their careers,” Dave Calhoun recently told me. “Frankly, we’re often at a loss with how to help them.” If someone with Calhoun’s experience has trouble with this – he’s chairman of Nielsen’s board, sits …

The Essential Guide to Crafting a Work Email

You, like me, probably rattle off emails quickly, all day (and sometimes all night) long. And that means the people receiving your emails are doing exactly the same thing. Whether this is good or bad for us, generally speaking, is an open question. But until we all get better at dealing with email …

What to Do If You Feel Stuck in the Wrong Career

If you’re midway through your career and feeling stuck, you are not alone. Maybe work doesn’t feel meaningful anymore, or your industry has drastically evolved, or your values and interests have changed. No matter what, your 40-something self is a very different person from the 20-something you …

Cancel the takeaway: quick Indian dishes to make at home

A satisfying, deeply flavourful Indian meal does not have to require hours of preparation, as these recipes prove<p>There are cheers as the doorbell rings. It’s Saturday night and our Indian takeaway has arrived. After mobbing the delivery guy we unpack the rogan josh (not as good as mine), the korma …

Teaching: What Do Great College Professors Have in Common?

Ken Bain has been studying teaching and great college teachers for years. He says they need to tailor their lessons and their teaching to individual …

What Everyone Needs to Know to Be More Productive

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>Does it seem like you don’t have enough hours in the day to get through everything you need to do? With so many competing demands on our time, we can all benefit from learning to ramp up our own personal productivity. HBR recently ran a series called Getting More Work Done. …

7 Reasons This Is An Excellent Resume For Someone With No Experience

Writing your very first resume can be a daunting process. And it doesn't help to know that recruiters spend an average of six seconds reviewing a resume before they make the initial decision on candidates, according to research conducted by TheLadders, an online job-matching service for …

How to get into Harvard Business School in 8 steps

Business Insider caught up with a newly admitted member of the incoming class of 2017: Anny Jeung, a senior strategy analyst at PepsiCo and a New Jersey native, who graduated from New York University's Stern School of Business in 2011.<p>We talked to Jeung about the ups and downs of the grueling …

Singapore's Growing Success Sparks a Backlash

Wild Rocket Group started ten years ago in Singapore and now has four restaurants serving modern Singaporean cuisine. But sometimes it’s forced to turn away guests because it can’t hire enough staff. “It’s incredibly frustrating,” sighs 43-year-old Willin Low, the owner and, at his flagship …

Asia

In the Classroom with AP Econ Teacher & College Counsellor Michael Brody

Imagine that moment when a student “gets it”—the lightbulb goes off and (s)he understands hard concepts for the first time. Real-world examples can help illuminate complex ideas in memorable ways, and that’s the goal of most of the articles in Michael Brody‘s Flipboard magazine, <b>Things AP Econ</b> …

Crowdsourcing B-School Alumni: Four Career Action Steps for Business-Minded Undergrads

Imagine if you could crowdsource the advice of more than 12,000 alumni from over 230 business programs at 71 universities across 22 …

17 Mind-Blowing Facts About Warren Buffett And His Wealth

And how good an investor is Warren Buffett really? We've put together some facts that really put him in perspective.

Investing

How to Master a New Skill

We all want to be better at something. After all, self-improvement is necessary to getting ahead at work. But once you know what you want to be better at — be it public speaking, using social media, or analyzing data — how do you start? Of course, learning techniques will vary depending on the …

Tsunami Millionaires: How Two Orphaned Brothers Survived Tragedy And Built A Business

Ten years ago, Rob, Paul, Matty and Rosie Forkan lost their parents in the Boxing Day tsunami that devastated much of coastal South East Asia.<p>Aged from eight to 17, they faced a harrowing 200km trek across Sri Lanka to try to find out what had happened to their parents before flying back to the …

Take The 'Old School' Design Out Of PowerPoint

A few months ago I was sitting in the ‘green room’ behind a stage waiting to deliver a keynote speech to an audience of entrepreneurs and business leaders. I couldn’t see the person speaking on stage ahead of me, but I heard the audio feed. I began taking notes because his talk was so interesting. …

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5 Steps to a Stellar Grad School Application

What a relief it was when you got that "fat envelope" in the mail three years ago signaling your acceptance into college! Now it seems like you're going through that excruciating process all over again for graduate school, except this time, it's a lot more competitive and financially draining. You …

What's it like to study... Engineering

“What do you want to go and fix washing machines for?”<p>I’ll never forget the moment I told my mum I wanted to be an engineer. So sure, engineering …

Waste Management

5 Secrets to Improve Learning and Memory

I’ve already posted a research round-up on becoming an expert at anything. That was focused on the big picture of how to master something over a …

Dwight Eisenhower Nailed A Major Insight About Productivity

The quote shows how Eisenhower distinguished between urgency and importance, an understanding that's critical for anyone who wants their hours worked to actually advance their careers. If you're checking your email every 10 minutes, you might not know the difference.<p>But Eisenhower did: He was a …

26 Foods You Should Learn To Cook In Your Twenties

And the recipes to use to learn the best versions.<p>This is the most common way restaurants cook vegetables; it can be done to nearly any vegetable. Do not be scared by this. It is easy and awesome. To blanch means to put a vegetable in rapidly boiling salted water until it's <i>just</i> cooked, usually only …