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7 steps to get rich, from a 90-year-old book on wealth that's still relevant today

The "secret" to getting rich is not much of a secret at all.<p>"It is practical. That which one man knows can be taught to others," George S. Clason writes in his 1926 personal finance classic "The Richest Man in Babylon."<p>Clason's collection of parables, based in the ancient city of Babylon, starts …

Personal Finance

11 daily habits of self-made billionaires anyone can adopt

If you want to get rich, start by studying the people who have already done so.<p>"The only person who can teach you how to think like a millionaire is a millionaire," writes Steve Siebold in his book, "How Rich People Think."<p>The same could be said about billionaires.<p>Below, we've rounded up 11 habits …

Bill Gates

20 top MBA programs whose grads land jobs right out of school

Because business school is such a hefty investment, the ability to get a job soon after graduating is an important factor in choosing where to go.<p>To come up with our list of the 20 top business schools for getting a job right away, we broke out the schools by job-placement rate. Some schools that …

A science-backed 21-day program to be happier, healthier, and more successful

You don't necessarily need to resolve to change your life at the New Year — you can do it any time. But faced with unlimited advice and little time to spare, it's hard to know where to start.<p>The following 21-day self-improvement program is designed for busy people. It features a few habits that …

19 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

In fact, one psychologist calls this time period the "defining decade," since it sets the stage for the rest of your life.<p>We understand that might sound intimidating. To reduce some of the pressure, we put together a road map of sorts based on several Quora threads on how to make the most of your …

Libraries

I asked a Wall Street billionaire for financial advice for someone my age — this is what he said

I wanted the best money advice the investor had for someone my age.<p>I'm 27, so this advice will probably be useful for most millennials — anyone aged 19 to 34.<p>Here are the key takeaways:<p>Noted.

Wall Street

3 Strategies To Learn From Rich Investors

When my family moved to America, my dad opened a garage with his brothers to fix cars. He never talked about investing with me, and though I’ve had success in the US, I’m still a novice when it comes to investing. It always seemed to me that we learned how to work hard to earn money, rather than …

11 biographies to read if you want to get rich

Success is a learnable skill, self-made millionaire T. Harv Eker emphasizes in his book, "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind." Anyone can grow to be successful and wealthy, and one of the best starting points is to read a biography about someone who's already done it.<p>"Successful people look at other …

Success

The 25 most ruthless leaders of all time

But while we can argue the validity and virtue of certain political agendas, the callous methods by which some leaders attain their goals are less up to interpretation.<p>After all, no matter how a historian tries to spin it, ordering a tower to be constructed out of live men stacked and cemented …

Billionaire Marc Benioff has a foolproof tip for giving great presentations

At Dreamforce he doesn't just do an ordinary CEO opening keynote speech.<p>His keynotes are epic three-hour affairs — this year, he was introduced by a three-song set from music legend Stevie Wonder.<p>During the talk, Benioff wanders around the audience, doing his interviews with other tech celebs from …

Marc Benioff

BUFFETT: Volatility is not the same thing as risk, and investors who think it is will cost themselves money

In his most recent annual letter to shareholders, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett wrote about the difference between the two and how many investors conflate these concepts, costing themselves money.<p>Here's Buffett:<p><b>The unconventional, but inescapable, conclusion to be drawn from the past fifty</b> …

48 tips on becoming more powerful

Robert Greene, author of "The 48 Laws of Power," has some insight.<p>Power is "the measure of the degree of control you have over circumstances in your life and the actions of the people around you," Greene tells Business Insider. "It is a skill that is developed by a deep understanding of human …

Paramount Pictures

'Shark Tank' investor Kevin O'Leary shares the best advice he's ever received

O'Leary, an investor on the hit show "Shark Tank," briefly worked at Nabisco after receiving his MBA in 1980, but decided to build his own television production company, Special Event Television. There was a point when there was "a huge problem" with the business and his partner and cofounder Gerry …

Entrepreneurship

Fortune.com

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Opinion: 5 lessons from my $650,000 lunch with Warren Buffett

In 2008, my friend Mohnish Pabrai and I sat down with our families for a “power lunch” with Warren Buffett at Smith and Wollensky’s restaurant in New …

Investing

Do You Want To Be A Millionaire?

<i>What separates self-made millionaires (including the super-rich) from those less financially successful? In a great many cases, the answer is “Millionaire Intelligence.”</i><p>There are quite a few ways to become a millionaire. Marrying money and inheritances are but two. However, to become a self-made …

Finding Stocks That Can Double

My favorite question to ask of a CEO is what are you working on that has the potential to double your stock price over the next 3 to 5 years? If the CEO cannot provide a good answer to this question, there is no reason to believe the stock can do any better than an index fund so I’ll pass. It’s …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

How to Overcome Your Fear of Change at Work

Many of us desperately crave change at work--and yet we’re uncomfortable and terrified when it occurs. But change is inevitable (and necessary for businesses to survive and thrive), so you’ll need to learn how to overcome those fears.With help from Michael Kerr, an international business speaker, …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

5 Ways Millionaires Approach Their Careers

In the majority of cases, it’s not luck that makes people money, nor is it who they know. Rather, the people who make the most money in their careers are the ones who display discipline, and who have a definitive sense of purpose and heavy duty resiliency.<p>The positive news is that even if you don’t …

Do This To Control Your Emotions And Gain The Upper Hand In Negotiations

Are you able to keep your emotions in check when negotiating that big deal? It can be a struggle not to let natural human sensations negatively impact what you say or how you react. Some experts believe that women are naturally more inclined to get emotional; it’s in our DNA, kind of like …

How To Get Noticed - Job Hunting Secrets For Career Changers

<i>The following post is co-authored by Debra Feldman and Dorie Clark.</i><p>Anyone who has been job searching using traditional methods – applying online, submitting resumes, responding to advertisements, etc. – knows you rarely even get an acknowledgment. There’s a reason people joke about a resume black …

Looking To Find Your Passion? Here's How To Recognize The Real Thing

Until fairly recently in human history, people ended up doing the jobs their parents did. Mom and dad were farmers? You’ll be a farmer. Dad was a stonemason? Here’s your chisel. Mom was a weaver? Hope you can work a loom. The idea that having a ‘passion’ for something would be a reasonable …

How To Get A Little Bit Smarter Each Day

Learn.<p>What could be more natural you ask?<p>It was drummed into your head from the day your started kindergarten; the best companies make continuous learning a priority; and it has been a centerpiece of this blog since day one.<p>In fact, if you had to boil down what we have been talking about in this …

The Evolution of Facebook

Facebook has come a long way since 2004. Here's a look back at some of the site's most notable redesigns and features.

A Spring Cleaning For Your Career: Toss Out These 5 Excuses Today

The spring cleaning is a tradition that dates back centuries. After a cold and musty winter spent indoors, it’s been the only way to go for generations of people living in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East.<p>The concept of a spring cleaning can also be a valuable one for our careers, …