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Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shares 4 business books he thinks everyone should read

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh wants his employees to continuously explore new ideas. That's why there's a library of some of his favorite books at Zappos' Las Vegas headquarters.<p>Over the years he's recommended well over 20 business books— including his own, the 2010 bestseller "Delivering Happiness" — and …

Penguin Random House

This online finance class gives you access to the same lessons and materials as students attending Wharton

<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>Reuters / Tim Shaffer Coursera is an e-learning platform that allows users around the world to participate in classes offered by some …

College & University

With This Startup, a Handwritten Thank You Note Is a Click Away

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In a world where everything is just a ping away, it takes a special effort to put a well thought-out and personalized note in someone’s hand.<p>As one of the founders of Bond, a service that combines modern technology with the tradition of …

Entrepreneurship

Best Quotes for CEO's & Entrepreneurs

• Don’t run when you lose, don’t whine when it hurts. It’s like first grade. No one likes a cry baby. Gordon Gekko<br>• If a lion could speak, we could not …

Bill Gates

Are You Guilty of Wasting Your Time This Way?

The top 10 time wasters we are all guilty of and what we should do about it.<p>When you want to be productive but you don't know what to do, or you want to be effective but you keep getting distracted, you end up wasting a lot of time.<p>The way to put a stop to our biggest time wasters is to identify …

The CEO of a $4.5 billion startup was so freaked out by a competitor that he rented a room in the Marriott and built a competing product in 60 days

The product was built in just 60 days, after Zenefits had a scary run-in with its much larger competitor, ADP.<p>Internally, Zenefits calls its new product 'self-driving' payroll after Google's self-driving cars.<p>"Self-driving payroll is sort of doing for payroll what Google is doing for cars, the …

Startups

Become a Productivity Monster by Eliminating These 5 Time-Wasting Habits

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The amount of time we have available every day is limited. Not every entrepreneur can put in 18-hour days -- personal obligations and family life take up time, making it important that we maximize the time we do have allocated for …

Time Management

18 books billionaire Warren Buffett thinks everyone should read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he said. "We want to …

Investing

20 successful entrepreneurs share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s

Mistakes are unavoidable, but the truly successful learn from these setbacks and move on all the wiser.<p>We asked entrepreneurs, including a few "Shark Tank" investors and the cofounders of popular retailer Warby Parker, to share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s.<p>Here's what they …

6 Curious Hacks to Accomplish More By Doing Less

Yesterday I've crossed two borders, closed three ongoing projects with my clients, sealed the deal with a new prospect and was home by dinner to share a cooked together meal with my significant other.<p>I work around 25 hours per week, get a healthy eight-hour sleep, take unscheduled day offs and …

11 Books Startup Founders Should Read Before Pitching VCs For Money

And what better way to prepare than by hitting the books?<p>We've asked around the Business Insider newsroom and scoured the Web, collecting 11 books that will help startup founders hone their pitch, build their confidence, and better their salesmanship — all while giving them the tools to take a …

Startups

10 Influential Business Books for Entrepreneurs

Successful entrepreneurs have ‘growth hacked’ their way to success by applying the advice of thought leaders who came before them. Countless books on …

How Employee Benefits Can Be a Bold Strategic Move

Offering employee benefits not only helps you attract new employees but leads to more satisfied employees.<p>And the wider the range of benefits you …

11 documentaries that will make you smarter about business

From a film on Wal-Mart's business practices to one on aspiring sommeliers, each will simultaneously entertain and educate you about business.

Dot-com

The 4 lessons I learned from having lunch with oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens

Boone Pickens is an iconic oil tycoon who rose to fame during the 1980's while pursuing takeovers of several companies.<p>He is currently the Chairman of BP Capital . More importantly, he is one of the biggest donors to a single college or university, which happens to be my Alma Mater, Oklahoma State …

Natural Gas

The 24-hour guide to fantastic men's grooming

<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><i>We asked our friends at MR PORTER.COM , the men's style destination with same-day delivery in Manhattan and London, for expert style</i> …

Skin Care

9 Things All Successful Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Believe

Let’s face it. Every entrepreneur wants their business to be successful.<p>You’re no exception.<p>Yet <b>80% of businesses</b> fail within the first eighteen …

Mark Cuban's 12 Essential Rules For Entrepreneurs

In his book How to Win at the Sport of Business, the billionaire Shark Tank investor shares his top tips for startup founders.<p>Over the past 30 years, billionaire "Shark Tank" investor and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has not only built his own companies but invested in over 120 others.<p>In his …

Entrepreneurship

23 super-successful people share the best advice they ever received

In fact, many of the most successful leaders are where they are today because they took advice from people they trusted.<p>Here we've compiled some of the best tips that executives have shared throughout the years.<p><i>Aimee Groth and Kim Bhasin contributed to an earlier version of this article.</i>

Sheryl Sandberg

Mark Cuban: 19 Inspiring Power Quotes for Success

Mark Cuban is one of today's most inspiring and successful entrepreneurs. Learn from his powerful words.<p>While many people know Mark Cuban from his role as a "shark" investor on the popular TV show <i>Shark Tank</i>, Mark is a fabulously successful entrepreneur and investor who owns the Dallas Mavericks …

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How Zenefits Disrupted Human Resources

Zenefits's free software is changing the way small companies manage HR--and a lot of insurance brokers aren't too happy about that.<p>For small companies that can't afford a human resources person, managing HR can be a slog. Zenefits, a San Francisco-based startup, is making the process easier, …

The One Quote Every Entrepreneur Must Read

If you're looking for a pick-me-up when the life of an entrepreneur seems too hard, read this quote.<p>I'm not really an inspiring-quotes kind of guy. We don't have those cheesy "teamwork" posters hanging in our office. I don't read motivational books. But there is one quote I absolutely love because …

16 Entrepreneurial Books Successful CEOs Swear By

Browse through the business section at your local bookstore or favorite e-commerce site, and you’re sure to become inundated with a variety of …

Why two guys ditched their lucrative finance jobs to bootstrap a startup that connects people over coffee

After graduation, they both went into finance, scoring lucrative jobs on Wall Street. But neither found investment banking fulfilling, despite the new BMWs or marble countertops they could now afford.<p>Williams and Osetinsky wanted to explore other career options, but they really only had other …

Wall Street

20+ Productivity Apps for College Students and Young Professionals

As a college student, you balance classes, homework, extra curricular activities, job applications, internships, and (if you're lucky) a few side …

Apps

The Complete Guide to Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on The Growth List</i><p>Let’s face it.<p>We all want more time in our lives.<p>It could be an evening to spend more time with our family and friends, a 30-hour day to grow our business, or simply time to close our eyes and relax.<p>If you would like to make more effective use of your …

5 Ways to Remind Yourself How Powerful You Really Are

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You, yes you, are far greater than any problem or disappointment that may be present in your life.<p>I don’t care who you are or what you have accomplished, we all go through disappointments in life and struggle from time to time with coming …

Motivation