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12 Things to Stop Doing Right Now if You Want to Be Successful in 2017

Consider these changes to set you on the winning path in the new year.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A new calendar year always offers an opportunity for a fresh start and provides an additional pinch of motivation to banish some habits that have stopped serving you …

25 books by billionaires that will teach you how to run the world

That's why we've rounded up 25 books by self-made billionaires. From the business insights of Bill Gates to the leadership lessons of Richard Branson, the wisdom collected in these pages extends far beyond the classroom.<p>Learn how these masters of industry achieved the impossible, in their own words.

7 Books That Will Make You an Idea Factory

A Coursera co-founder and former Google exec on the books that help him come up with so many great ideas.<p>Contrary to popular belief, the vast majority of great ideas don't just pop out of thin air. Most are actually the unexpected combination of two or more concepts from different branches of …

Elon Musk Shows How to Be a Great Boss in 1 Simple Letter

Elon Musk demonstrates true leadership in this remarkable letter to his employees.<p>You're mad. You've just heard some of your employees have done something you've told them not to do.<p>What do you do?<p>If they are otherwise good employees, firing all of them is just going to cost you a lot of money, …

Elon Musk Reveals His 'Biggest Epiphany' of the Year

Tesla CEO Elon Musk had a big “epiphany” this year. And he wants you to know about it.<p>Speaking in an interview with Y Combinator on Thursday, Musk …

52 Easy Yet Highly Effective Ways to Motivate Yourself

• Popsugar<br>• Living<br>• Productivity<p>Ways to Motivate Yourself<p>52 Easy Yet Highly Effective Ways to Motivate Yourself<p>Shares<p>If you can't seem to find yourself …

11 Surprising Habits Of Powerful People

Power gets a bad rap, but only because people pursue it for the wrong reasons. When power is pursued for the right reasons, it can be a tremendous force for good.<p>Niccolo Machiavelli spread the belief that people can only become powerful by exploiting the worst aspects of human nature. One of this …

Why you don’t want a nice boss

Just because a boss is nice, doesn’t mean he or she is any good. A tough, demanding manager will push you to do your best work.<p>Everyone wants a nice boss. And if a nice boss is one who respects me and my work, challenges me to get better and wants to see me grow as both a professional and a leader, …

Leadership

Start working smart with these amazing productivity tools

We live in a world where hard work, when not coupled with smart work, is of no use. And, thanks to technology we’ve got so much at our hands that can …

How To Become A Property Developer

Unless you’re 100 per cent happy with your lot in life, we’d hazard a guess that you spend some of your morning commute daydreaming about working in …

18 Movies Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

Co-founder and Partner of SWARM, Digital Agency<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Yes, Hollywood may dramatize the plight of the entrepreneur. But sometimes the best way to capture reality is through fiction. Wherever you are in your business venture, you can glean some …

13 things you should accomplish with your money before turning 30

When it comes to managing money, time is on your side in your 20s.<p>A head start on saving and investing could mean huge financial gains in the future.<p>To help you optimize this decade, we've come up with 13 milestones to aim to achieve before hitting 30:

This is how Warren Buffett says you should seize an opportunity

I've written several times (here, here, and here) about index funds and how investing in an S&P 500 index fund and using a dollar-cost averaging strategy is a great way to make money in the stock market over the long-run - and this point has been well documented by both research and results.<p>Part of …

12 books to read this year if you want to get rich

The wealthiest, most successful people bury themselves in books. They commit to self-education long after they've finished college or any formal education.<p>To help make 2016 a prosperous year, we've highlighted 12 of our favorite personal-finance books — one for each month — from century-old …

3 investing tips from a Vanguard expert

When it comes to investing, my message to Millennials is simple: get your investment priorities straight.<p>My parents told me that when I started investing, and it's served me well. Even though the markets and economy were quite different 25 years ago when I started my career, the message is enduring.<p>…

Tesla deal sends stock surging at Boston energy-software company - Boston Business Journal

By David L. Harris <br>– Associate Managing Editor, Boston Business Journal<p>May 1, 2015, 2:09pm EDT<b><br>Updated</b> May 1, 2015, 2:41pm EDT<p>Elon Musk's announcement …

Shepherd Kaplan: The $10 Billion Wealth Manager For Control Freaks

Describing wealth management firm Shepherd Kaplan’s website as sparse would be generous. Perusing its pages the curious will learn the company is headquartered in Boston, has satellite offices in Texas and Georgia and is run by two guys named David. That’s about all, but it turns out the lack of …

Tesla's big battery announcement is today — here's what we know

Now that the big event is near, we can pretty accurately predict what to expect when Musk takes to the stage: a battery.<p>Actually, two batteries. Tesla investor relations head Jeffrey Evanson revealed on Wednesday that the company would reveal a home battery and a "utility scale" battery — a battery …

The Wealth Problem

Aspiring to own a home and pursue an education are quintessentially American ideals. It's time to make those dreams accessible again.<p><i>This article</i> …

Income Inequality

Mercedes Concept GLC, Volkswagen C Coupe GTE: Confused Coupes From The Shanghai Auto Show

The German car builders are at it again at this week’s Shanghai auto show, unveiling a couple of intriguing “concept” models that are fine enough to look at but perpetuate one of the car biz’s more perplexing trends.<p>The Mercedes-Benz Concept GLC Coupe and Volkswagen C Coupe GTE are distinctive and, …

Revealed: How a millionaire’s mind-set is different than an average person’s

Few would pass off the chance to become a millionaire. People sing about it, write about it, and dream about it. Yet few know that getting the big …

Top 8 golden rules to investing

<b>The stock market is a great option for those looking to invest due to its history of high returns and attractive tax benefits. However, the sheer</b> …

How millionaires choose their investments

Every millionaire has a different approach toward investing their funds, but there are similarities among those investors with more than $1 million in net worth.<p>Spectrem's wealth segmentation study <i>Financial Attitudes and Concerns</i> details the investment selection factors of millionaires with a net …

Goodbye 50% off: Deep discounts are ending

If you're like me, you rarely walk into stores until the 50% off signs pop up.<p>We've been living in an era of deep discounts since the Great Recession. That trend has only exacerbated with the rise of websites and apps that let us compare prices instantly.<p>But bargain hunters beware: Titans of the …

Helping Children Understand Wealth Before You Pass It On To Them

Ask any parent what he or she really wants; most will tell you that it’s for their children to grow up happy, fulfilled and financially independent. Yet it says something that Bill Gates, currently worth $81 billion, announced his intention to leave each of his children only about $10 million; and …

Retirement

How ‘Safe’ Investments Could Destroy Your Portfolio

If you want a consistent stream of income when you retire, you’ve probably heard about a few familiar investment strategies. A dividend-paying stock …

Banned: Chase Bank Says You Can No Longer Store Cash or Precious Metals In Your Safe Deposit Box

Last week we reported that a Citigroup economist said that we need to abolish currency like the U.S. dollar, or at the very least, tax those who …

7 Secrets From A Wall Street Trader

To an outsider, the life of a day trader may seem glamorous—watching the market minute by minute, waiting for the perfect opportunity to make vast amounts of money in a single trade. But the reality can be quite different. Long hours, low returns and inconsistent income comprise the other side of a …

Trading

7 Things You Need to Know to Build a Business That Lasts | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs often believe that building a company is a full-speed sprint to a short-term goal, mostly because they don't have a long-term vision. This lack of vision could make you one of the eight out of ten entrepreneurs who crash and burn within the first eighteen months. It's not too late to …