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This story about Warren Buffett and his long-time pilot is an important lesson about what separates extraordinarily successful people from everyone else

Warren Buffett is the 3rd richest man in the world and he's considered to be the greatest investor to have ever lived.<p>But what's funny is that Buffett has achieved all of his success <b>NOT</b> by doing <b>MORE</b> than his peers… but by doing <b>LESS!</b><p>Seriously.<p>For example, Warren Buffett:<p>Focus vs. laziness<p>Don't …

Self-improvement

The 5 biggest mistakes small business owners make according to 'Shark Tank' stars

"Small businesses are near and dear to my heart, both from the show and my personal experience," "Shark Tank" star Robert Herjavec recently told Business Insider.<p>In addition to his "Shark Tank" duties, Herjavec has spent about a year working with Deluxe Corporation on "The Small Business …

Small Business

Why I Tell My MBA Students to Stop Looking for a Job and Join the Gig Economy

When the students in the MBA course I teach on the gig economy ask me for the best thing they can do to prepare for their future careers, I tell them:<p>“Stop looking for a job.”<p>This may sound like odd advice to give MBA students. After all, their degrees are designed to catapult them directly into …

7 Ways to Make Extra Money While Working a Full-Time Job

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Is your dwindling bank account impacting your health? The American Psychological Association (APA) …

4 books that feel like travel

WHEN I CAN’T AFFORD TO TRAVEL, I find myself casting about for cheaper ways to discover something new about myself and the world. The obvious choice …

We might be in for 'permanent easing'

Even though the Federal Reserve was ostensibly created to allow for an "elastic" currency, increasing and decreasing the money supply as demand for money waxed and waned, in practice it has really only ever increased the money supply. Take a look at any money supply figures and you'll see …

Interest Rates

Why boomers are loading up on debt and millennials aren’t

A new report from the New York Federal Reserve shows older Americans have been ramping up their debt while younger Americans have not.<p>In real terms, …

Wall Street is rushing to take advantage of the crazy markets

<i>To sign up, scroll to the bottom of this page and click "Get updates in your inbox," or click here.</i><p>Deutsche Bank announced a bond buyback, and that sent the stock surging.<p>"The bank is taking advantage of market conditions to repurchase this debt, lowering its debt burden at attractive prices," CFO …

Markets

Stock Market Week Ahead: China, Interest Rates, Oil, Earnings Restart

Stock investors should brace for more potential volatility as 2016 trading stretches into week two and brings the launch of a fresh earnings round. The start to the year was the worst ever for the major stock averages—plagued by Chinese growth concerns and weak oil prices set against a backdrop of …

Pay Humble Bundle $15, get $276 worth of maker know-how

Humble Bundle unveiled its latest book pack on Wednesday and, hoo boy, is it a doozy. The pay-what-you-want charity is teaming up with Make for a huge book pack that teaches the basics of Arduino and Pi programming. Pay anything you want for six Maker handbooks geared towards amateur roboticists. …

8 Warning Signs That You'll Never Save Money For Travel

I hear lots of people talking about how they wished they could save money to travel or they wished they didn't have so many bills. Maybe they're banking on winning the lottery to get them going.<p>It's easy to get caught up in this belief, thinking people who travel are so much luckier than you are …

50 Life-Impacting Books Recommended By 50 Global Entrepreneurs

From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books, and I became more cultured, intelligent, informed and dare I say better looking. Books have the power to change …