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Best ‘brainy’ books of this decade

1. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race<br>Reni Eddo-Lodge<p>In recent years, we’ve read excellent nonfiction on race in the US, courtesy of writers such as Ta-Nehisi Coates, Claudia Rankine and Jesmyn Ward. Reni Eddo-Lodge’s superbly accessible book was a great addition to the British …

Books

Want to start an Amazon delivery business? What to know

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon wants you to deliver its packages for them.<p>The online retailer launched a new program this week that helps people in the United States start their own businesses delivering Amazon packages. The move gives Amazon another way to ship its packages to shoppers besides relying on …

Enterprise Tech

Amazon is advertising massive profits up to $US300,000 to anyone who wants to start a delivery company

• <b>Amazon is trying to expand its network of package-delivery couriers by offering several incentives, including discounts on vehicles and fuel, to new</b> …

Why Elon Musk Hates Meetings

He called them a 'blight' on effective company operations.<p>Whether a meeting is a dramatic negotiation or a time suck, they are an aspect of business that are tough to avoid. One business leader who really isn’t a fan? Elon Musk, whose days have recently consisted of sleeping on his factory floor …

Kim Jong-un

Cyber-security Stocks Are on Fire

Have the Russians been buying this ETF? Just kidding. Robert Mueller I was just kidding, but someone has been buying the ETFMG Prime Cyber Security …

BANK OF AMERICA: These 11 companies are set to capitalize on the biggest changes in tech

Strategists at Bank of America have compiled a projection of the biggest, world-transforming themes over the next two to five years and companies they believe will most benefit.<p>"The future is arriving sooner than investors expect," Beijia Ma, an equity strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, …

Markets

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, NEO, EOS: Price Analysis, Feb. 16

<i>The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment</i> …

Cryptocurrency

Amazon is paying its workers up to $5,000 to quit — and it's a brilliant strategy

Amazon is offering to pay its employees up to $5,000 if they agree to quit their jobs.<p>The e-commerce giant is dangling "The Offer," as it's called internally, in front of workers this week at the company's warehouses and customer-service centers across the US, The Atlantic reports.<p>The strategy of …

Employment

Alphabet Just Made an Announcement That Should Terrify Uber

The age of the self-driving ridesharing service has arrived.<p>Lost in all of the headlines about lower advertising margins, a marketwide sell-off, and …

General Motors

A hedge fund manager who makes a killing when stocks go haywire told us there's about to be a market avalanche

LONDON - Feedback loops hidden within the structure of global markets are creating the conditions for an "avalanche" in equities, Jerry Haworth, CEO of London-based hedge fund 36 South, said in an interview.<p>"I think the market is structurally unstable," Haworth, whose fund profits from market …

Hedge Funds

Your 2018 Guide to Investing in Marijuana Stocks

It's no exaggeration: 2018 should be the biggest year ever for marijuana stocks.<p>Why? Start with Canada's expected legalization of recreational …

Best Tech Books of 2017 - MIT Technology Review

<b>By Samantha Walravens and Heather Cabot</b><p>Through personal stories, Cabot and Walravens shine a light on the women making waves in the technology …

Satya Nadella

16 mental models for founders and leaders

Think of mental models as the operating systems (OS) that run in the background of your brain. They’re always running—and you’ve put them together, either consciously or subconsciously, from your experiences and information.<p>Mental models give you a perspective or a frame of mind with which to view …

Management

Nasdaq's under attack over a product that could expose big traders — but one rival says it has been doing this for years

"Enough is enough."<p>IEX, the startup stock exchange, isn't a fan of Nasdaq's latest foray into data. The exchange operator's newest product — called Intellicator — has raised opposition from a number of market participants, including IEX and SIFMA, a large organization representing big trading …

Markets

Advantage Lithium - Positioned As A Winner In The Junior Lithium Exploration Market

In recent weeks, political announcements have captured global headlines such as France and Britain committing to ban the sale of new petroleum and …

Forget Amazon. This E-Commerce Company Is Growing Faster

This tiny e-commerce stock is growing far more quickly than Amazon.com.<p><b>Amazon.com</b> (NASDAQ:AMZN) sells tens of billions of dollars in products online …

eCommerce

ForeScout Technologies pops 16% in first day of trading

ForeScout Technologies saw its shares spike 16 percent during intraday trading after going public on Friday. After pricing at the top of the range at $22 per share, the stock was hovering above $25 midday.<p>The Internet of Things security company also increased the size of its IPO and raised about …

David Einhorn just started one of the most important conversations we can have in a bubble

David Einhorn, the founder of hedge fund Greenlight Capital, has started one of the most important conversations we can have during any stock market bubble.<p>It is not "When will it burst?" Nobody can answer that. The question is "What is it called?"<p>Bubbles are mostly characterized, after the fact, …

Stock Markets

Ray Dalio thinks everyone should read these 3 books — and they have nothing to do with finance

Ray Dalio isn't like other investors.<p>His firm, Bridgewater Associates, is the world's largest hedge fund — with about $160 billion in total assets under management — and it's run according to a culture of "radical truth" and "radical transparency."<p>Dalio has built a workplace according to his vision …

Bridgewater Associates

Find Out Which Cognitive Biases Alter Your Perspective

Cognitive biases can change the way you see everything, and often in a bad way. Fortunately, just becoming aware of your biases can help you overcome …

4 Ways Nobel Prize Winner Richard Thaler's Work Has Improved Your Life

When I interviewed Richard Thaler a few years ago for a <i>Forbes</i> magazine piece, I was confident enough to tell him he “was going to get a call from Stockholm.”<p>Well, it took a few years, but Thaler, a University of Chicago professor, finally got the call. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics …

4 Signs That Your Focus Is Holding You Back at Work

Focus is an invaluable trait. It helps you stay on task and get work done at a rapid rate. Yet too much focus can be a problem: It drains your brain of energy, makes you care less about people, and prevents you from seeing what is happening around you. In fact, too much focus is a surprisingly …

These Chinese tech stocks are even hotter than FANG

As much as U.S. technology stocks have climbed this year, their Chinese counterparts have surged far more as investors are drawn to the world's …

India could become the first digital, cashless society

It's called India Stack.<p><b>The Foundations of a New Financial System</b><p>Before 2009, half of all Indians didn't have any form of identification, not even a birth certificate.<p>Without a form of identification, citizens couldn't access services like banking, insurance, or even get a driver's license. As …

India

Mary Meeker’s 2017 internet trends report: All the slides, plus analysis

The most anticipated slide deck of the year is here.<p>Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Mary Meeker is delivering her annual rapid-fire internet trends report right now at <b>Code</b> <b>Conference</b> at the Terranea Resort in California.<p>Here’s a first look at the most highly anticipated slide deck in …

Scotland’s Unicorn Hunter

Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder and chief executive officer of Amazon.com Inc., doesn’t spend much time schmoozing with investors. He takes just …

The hottest thing in the markets right now is an obscure metal mined in DR Congo

The financial markets have an unlikely new hero. In recent months, the best way to make a serious amount of money in a short amount of time has been to buy cobalt. The price per ton of the metal has soared by almost 70% already this year, driven by a near-insatiable demand for rechargeable …

Cobalt

China Has World's Hottest Property Stocks

The world’s hottest property stocks are to be found in China as tougher measures to cool real estate prices fail to deter investors.<p>Chinese companies …

'AI brain scans' reveal what happens inside machine learning