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The Akrasia Effect: Why We Make Plans but Don't Follow Through

Humans are prolific procrastinators. It’s easy to make plans and throw dates on your calendar, and yet it’s practically inevitable that you’ll let …

Procrastination

13 steps anyone can take to get rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

Prompted by legendary businessman Andrew Carnegie, who turned a few nickels and dimes into a fortune, journalist Napoleon Hill researched more than 500 self-made millionaires over 20 years before releasing his 1937 best-seller "Think and Grow Rich."<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that the magic …

A sociologist trained to become a tax-avoidance expert — here's what she learned about how the ultra wealthy keep their money

Having spent the past eight years doing research on the international wealth-management profession, I have to agree with Goffman: The most revealing information comes from the moments when people stop performing and go off-script.<p>Like the time one of the wealth managers I interviewed in the British …

Jack Dorsey has a secretive third business that has charged millions of dollars to Twitter and Square

The S-1 filing states that West Studios LLC, a marketing firm in which Dorsey has "direct ownership interest," received $1.2 million from Square for "consulting services."<p>Not only that, but West Studios purchased 375,000 shares of Square's common stock, which was exercised in full in 2014.<p>This …

A prominent VC firm just released a great cheat sheet to help you see through startup hype

Last night, the firm, which was cofounded by Netscape inventor Marc Andreessen and has invested in big names like Airbnb, Buzzfeed, Facebook, and Twitter, put up an excellent list of 16 metrics that every startup — and would-be startup investor — should understand.<p>For instance:<p>Have you ever been …

3 Ways to Get Your Product to Go Viral

It's amazing to see how many average or low-quality products get attention.<p>It's amazing to see how many average or low-quality products get attention. Things like the Snuggie, Pet Rock, and Rebecca Black's song "Friday" are great examples. And when we look at why this is, at first glance it seems …