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The Japanese philosophy of Kaizen can reinvent your daily routine

In the years following World War II, American auto executives visited Toyota manufacturing plants in Japan to examine how the company was able to produce so many vehicles so quickly. They discovered a humanizing philosophy driving the manufacturer’s innovation, one that intrinsically motivated …

Self-improvement

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Self-improvement

This Famous Albert Einstein Quote Nails It. The Smartest People Today Display This 1 Trait

Enhance relationships, have great conversations, think creatively, and problem-solve better.<p>In one famous quote, Albert Einstein explained his genius when he famously said, "I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious."<p>The second part of that quote is certainly good news for the …

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

Productivity

It Took Apple Executive Angela Ahrendts 1 Sentence to Drop the Best Career Advice You'll Hear Today

Not everyone thought Angela Ahrendts was cut out to lead a team. That's why she learned this invaluable lesson.<p>As the SVP of retail strategy at Apple, Angela Ahrendts is one of the highest-ranking executives at the most valuable company in the world. To get that job, she had to leave her post as …

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates Living an Exceptional Life From an Average One

It came easily to Steve Jobs -- and it's something we all should embrace.<p>Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He wanted things done a certain way, challenging other people to work harder, work longer, and sometimes to do more than they thought was possible.<p>Steve Jobs had high standards. He …

The CEO Who Made Disney an $80 Billion Company Just Listed 5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

I've read three of the five books Michael Eisner recommends...and the other two are now on my reading list.<p>Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner just shared his top reading recommendations for business -- and life.<p>Eisner created the reading list for Scribd, the digital reading subscription service, that …

50 startups that will boom in 2018, according to VCs

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>We reached out to a number of top VCs and asked them which startups will boom in 2018. We invited participation from investors from a variety of backgrounds and …

Venture Capital

Founder of world’s largest hedge fund wants to guide your money and your life

You want the truth about success? Ray Dalio is convinced you can handle the truth.<p>The founder of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge …

The Top Initial Coin Offerings to Watch in 2018

If you thought the incredible rise of bitcoin was crazy, you ain't seen nothing yet. When it comes to cryptocurrencies, we're just getting started.<p>Let's just recap this for a moment. Bitcoin, the original cryptocurrency, has made up the bulk of the headlines in 2017 (and has since its invention in …

7 Top Books That Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Apple CEO Tim Cook Think You Should Read

Are these on your wish list?<p>There's no question, if you want to get ahead, you must read as many books as you can. As I've written before, Bill Gates reads about 50 books per year and Mark Zuckerberg about 24. But the undisputed king of reading remains Warren Buffett, who spends 80 percent of his …

20 Years Ago, Jeff Bezos Said This 1 Thing Separates People Who Achieve Lasting Success From Those Who Don't

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has stuck to this simple yet powerful approach, and it's one all of us can take.<p>Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in 1994. Twenty-three years later, he's one of the richest people in the world. But while Amazon is undeniably a tech company, the business was built on this …

These Terminal commands will take your MacOS skills to the next level

The MacOS Terminal can be pretty intimidating. It’s the kind of tool that can make anyone feel out of their depth. It lurks there in your <i>Utilities</i> …

I tried the 10/10/10 Method to make decisions like Warren Buffett and Ray Dalio — and it's completely changed the way I view choices

<i><br>"I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people."</i><p>Those words are often attributed to Isaac Newton. They may evoke a chuckle, but they get to the root of a problem faced by us all — irrational behavior.<p>Making decisions is one of keystone actions we all take on a …

Self-improvement

11 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

We've pointed out some of the best personal-finance books to read and podcasts to listen to.<p>If those didn't strike a chord or fit in to your busy …

Scientists Studied the Daily Lives of 1,000 CEOs. Here's the 1 Thing the Successful Ones Did

And, equally important, what they didn't.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I adore it when I read fine articles that tell me all great CEOs get up at 5 a.m., eat two boiled eggs, swim butterfly better than breast stroke, and sleep …

19 Things About Life You Should Know Before You Turn 29

A lot happens in those 10 years.<p>It's October.<p>Which means 2017 has officially flown by. (Remember all those things you swore you were going to do back in January? Have you done any of them?)<p>One of the things I prioritize doing Q4 of every year is taking a considerable amount of time to reflect on …

5 Brain Hacks That Will Help You Think Smarter

Unlock your brain's creative potential.<p>When I bought my first computer years ago, I hired a tutor to teach me how to use it, but before she had finished giving me instructions my fingers were all over the keyboard pushing buttons. "What do these do?" I wanted to know. She was a little horrified …

5 Behaviors That Can Make You Rich Within 10 Years

Most people develop a very small skill set and forget to keep their skills current.<p><i>What are some options to become rich in ten years? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Gordon Miller,</b> …

7 Mistakes These Successful People Will Never Make Again

No one ever made it to the top without encountering challenges or setbacks along the way. Fail enough times and you’ll eventually succeed.<p>These seven …

24 Things You Need to Stop Doing Today to Increase Your Focus

As an entrepreneur, the more you do, the more you seem to have to do. Here's how you can get more done by doing less.<p>In today's fast-paced world, time has become one of the most precious commodities we have. Unfortunately, it is one of the things that, no matter how hard we try, we can never make …

10 Tips To Get Rich By Your 30th Birthday

Someone recently asked me how to get rich quick and frankly, I was stumped. Money isn’t my motivator — at least, not anymore. When I first started out, I had the same dream as many new entrepreneurs: to be a millionaire as fast possible. But over the years, I realized that using money as a sole …

The smartest things I did when starting my own business

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>As a 28-year-old, my experience as an entrepreneur may not be the same as if you’re …

Small Business

It Took LinkedIn's CEO Exactly 2 Sentences to Give the Best Career Advice You'll Hear Today

Any one of these practices will make you a better leader.<p>With a 97 percent employee approval rating on Glassdoor, LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner has developed a reputation as one of the most beloved CEOs in the world.<p>Weiner recently shared his advice on what it takes to reach employees on a deeper …

Leadership

A Day in the Life of Jeff Bezos, the World's Second-Richest Person

His routine includes eight hours of sleep and the occasional morning octopus.<p>Jeff Bezos recently became the richest person in the world.<p>According to …

Psychologists studied 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here are their 6 key takeaways

Follow thousands of superbright kids for four and a half decades, and you learn a thing or two about how to raise a high-achiever.<p>One of the biggest takeaways: Even kids with genius-level IQs need teachers to help them reach their full potential.<p>Since it began in 1971, the "Study of Mathematically …

Kids

I Got Up at 3:45 A.M. Like Apple's Tim Cook for a Year. Here's What Happened

Spoiler: It wasn't pretty.<p>Oprah Winfrey. Former President George Bush (both of them). Robert Iger. They're just a handful of the successful people who challenge the sun to the starting line and get up at a ridiculously early hour (often before 5:00 a.m.). Some executives even push "morning" back …

Where Does Bitcoin Fit In Your Portfolio?

The two subjects that Registered Investment Advisors and high net worth investors ask me about are:<p>VIX or volatility in general<br>• Bitcoin or cryptocurrencies in general<p>For many investors the decision isn’t about “IF” bitcoin belongs in their portfolio, but “where” does it belong in their portfolio …

Opinion: Top executives are buying up shares of these eight companies

Some investors think that stocks have risen so much, there’s “no value to be found.”<p>But they’re wrong. There’s actually plenty of value just beneath …

RBC: Nvidia is set to dominate the next wave of blockchain technology (NVDA)

The next wave of blockchain applications is here, and it could provide a big boost to Nvidia.<p>A blockchain in its most basic form is a decentralized, public ledger. Bitcoin is probably the most widely recognized blockchain technology. It uses blockchain to break away from centralized banks and …

Artificial Intelligence