Yasir Saied

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For One Last Night, Make It a Blockbuster Night

He was the manager at Blockbuster and looked forward to coming to work. He loved his job, in all of its obsolescence. The silver name tag fastened to …

Blockbusters

9 Money Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Does the thought of a financial podcast summon images of your college accounting professor droning on and on in a too-warm lecture hall?<p>Well, it is time to ditch the flashback. Because these top podcasts won’t put you to sleep at the wheel. I’ve rounded up the best money podcasts that are as …

Personal Finance

45 Stories of Sex and Consent on Campus

We asked college students how they navigate the gray zone of sexual consent, where communication is rarely as simple as “yes” or “no.” Here are their stories.

College & University

Facebook's Zuckerberg faces EU Parliament grilling

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sailed through a grilling from EU lawmakers about the social network's data policies as lengthy questions left the 34-year-old American little time to answer.<p>Betraying little emotion, Zuckerberg apologised to leaders of the European Parliament in …

European Parliament

Warren Buffett Once Told a 14-Year-Old Kid the Secret to Success in 1 Simple Sentence

At a Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting over a decade ago, Warren Buffett gave a 14-year-old a success lesson that was meant for all of us.<p>On May 1, 2004, Berkshire Hathaway held its annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, where nearly 20,000 people attended this annual ritual.<p>As reporter Jason Zweig …

Success

Forget About Goal-Setting in 2018 -- Do This Instead

A big part of my success comes from no longer setting goals. At least, not the way most people do.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you noticed how people tend to obsess over their goals in December?<p>They get all excited about next year, and spend December …

Motivation

Tim Ferriss explains why everyone should try meditating

Tim Ferriss, the author of "The 4-Hour Workweek" and "Tribe of Mentors," used to be skeptical of and completely avoid meditation. Now he's a firm believer in it. The following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Tim Ferris:</b> My name is Tim Ferriss, angel investor and author of books including "The 4-Hour …

If You Say Yes to Any of These 7 Questions, You're Much More Successful Than You Think

Numbers come and go, but feelings are forever -- especially when those feelings involve how you feel about yourself.<p>Sometimes comparisons can be useful... but where your sense of satisfaction and fulfillment are concerned, they're definitely not.<p>Like if you constantly you compare yourself to other …

Self-improvement

Steve Jobs Once Gave Some Brilliant Management Advice on Hiring Top People. Here It Is in 2 Sentences

Every boss in a hiring role should appreciate this simple yet profound advice from the former head of Apple.<p>Steve Jobs may have had an enormous ego as the head of Apple, but he understood his place in the information age when he famously quipped,<p>It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and tell …

Leadership

Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.<p>"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," Walker …

University of California

Yes, There Are Rules to Leadership Excellence. Here's the Short List

While outstanding leadership ability is defined by standards unique to each individual, there are guidelines. Here's the short list.<p>A couple of years ago I wrote this list of 51 rules to leadership excellence. Yet today, I receive the occasional email from readers wishing to express their …

Leadership

Billionaire CEO Sara Blakely Says These 7 Words Are the Best Career Advice She Ever Got

Sometimes the simplest things are the most profound.<p>Sara Blakely founded Spanx in her late 20s. The company made $4 million in sales in its first year and $10 million in its second year. In 2012, <i>Forbes</i> named Blakely the youngest self-made woman billionaire in the world.<p>She is clearly massively …

Dining Rooms

12 Must-Read Books That Will Raise Your Emotional Intelligence

Your Amazon wish list is about to get longer.<p>I didn't learn about emotional intelligence until well into my 30s. By that time, I had started to realize that the best leaders -- those exhibiting high levels of EQ -- typically showed more self-awareness, collaborated better with others, and got …

Emotional Intelligence

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

The Top 5 Skills Every College Student Needs To Acquire Before Graduation

Here's how to stack the deck to make sure an attractive job waits on the other end of four (or more) years of time and effort, not to mention tens of thousands of dollars of investment.<p>A college education is expensive, a huge investment of time and effort, and sometimes, not the right path. In …

Artificial Intelligence

The Most Important Emotional Intelligence Quote You'll Hear Today

Brene Brown's new bestseller Braving the Wilderness begins with a masterful emotional intelligence quote from Oprah Winfrey. Here's how to apply it<p>TED Speaker and emotional intelligence expert Brene Brown has tackled topics super relevant to entrepreneurs, from our neurotic competition to have the …

Emotional Intelligence

I Shot a Hurricane Irma Photo That Went Viral, and I Wasn’t Paid a Dime

My name is Michael Sechler, and I’m a photography enthusiast based in Sarasota, Florida. I recently shot a Hurricane Irma photo that went viral and …

Rainfall

The 4 Secrets of Productivity, According to 7 Billionaires

Forget the small hacks -- these productivity secrets of Bezos and Zuckerberg have material impact.<p>Frigid offices. Summertime weather. Fantasy football leagues. What do these three things have in common? Studies say they all cause your productivity at work to plummet.<p>You cannot always control your …

Time Management

Watch Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard commencement speech here

College dropout-turned-Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally got his degree today, and now he’s about to give Harvard’s 366th commencement speech.<p>You can watch him speak here now, where we’ll embed the Facebook Live broadcast on TechCrunch, and provide frequent updates on any news or insights he …

Mark Zuckerberg

Uber’s C.E.O. Plays With Fire

SAN FRANCISCO — Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of Uber, visited Apple’s headquarters in early 2015 to meet with Timothy D. Cook, who runs the iPhone maker. It was a session that Mr. Kalanick was dreading.<p>For months, Mr. Kalanick had pulled a fast one on Apple by directing his employees to …

Los Angeles

Learn About the Elements of Basic Plot for Beginning Writers

Basic Plot for the Beginning Writers<p>Updated October 23, 2017<p>If, like many people, you labor under the idea that for "real" writers, plot comes …

Creative Writing

How to Make Hard-Boiled Eggs You Can Actually Peel

By Chris Morocco, Amiel Stanek<p>Find yourself screaming in agony every time you have to peel an egg? Not anymore, friends.<p>Some say that a hard-boiled egg is neither hard nor boiled, but we disagree. You need to maintain a gentle boil to ensure that the water you’re cooking in is the proper …

Tortuga Outbreaker Backpack Review: The Best Carry-On Backpack

A new version of Simon’s favourite carry-on backpack, the Tortuga, was released late last year. It’s now called the Outbreaker Travel Backpack and …

Let Science Teach You The Absolute Best Way To Cook Pasta

Better macaroni through chemistry.<p>Chemists used their noodle so you can prepare your noodle perfectly.<p>In a video posted Tuesday, the American Chemical Society’s Reactions channel boiled down the key points of how to cook pasta just right.<p>You’ve probably picked up pointers in the kitchen already, …

7 new graphic design tools to make your life easier

The graphic design software scene is very dynamic right now, with new tools being released all the time. Some of these new and updated apps could …

7 Ridiculously Dutch Things You Have to do At Least Once

The Dutch are known for a few things: biking everywhere, being blunt, and well, being tall. While you can't always make that last one a reality for …

European Travel

‘Follow your passion’ is wrong, here are 7 habits you need instead

It’s common wisdom. Near gospel really, and not just among young people and founders. Across generational lines, sentiments like those from Steve …

Self-improvement

Charles Darwin and Charles Dickens only worked four hours a day—and you should too

An underlying assumption driving today’s pervasive cult of productivity is that the more hours you work, the more you get done. This seems like a logical enough formula, but it is also leading to an epidemic of job-induced stress and burnout. Regardless, being perpetually “busy” has become a …

Literature

10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life

You can achieve amazing things if you stay focused on the right things.<p>Guest Writer<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy …

Emotional Intelligence