Lee Bowden

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Confessions of an overconfident, mediocre man

I can't really put my finger on the precise moment I embraced my own male mediocrity. It was more a dawning realisation.<p>Be it striding confidently …

Game of Mates: How billionaires get rich at our expense

Instead most have made money by doing things that could have done by anyone, such as being in the right place at the right time to get a mining …

Should a CEO’s Bonus Be Based on Financial Performance Alone?

On November 9, 2016, the shareholders of Australia’s largest company, and the world’s tenth-largest bank, revolted. The Commonwealth Bank’s shareholders were reacting to the board’s annual Remuneration Report, which contained a recommendation that the CEO be granted a bonus based on what critics …

Latest Data Suggests Even More Downward Revisions To Earnings And GDP

It's been two weeks since the last edition of our Monday Morning Kickoff, and while the first of those two weeks was rather quiet, by comparison, …

It's World Book Day—here are the favorites of 7 self-made billionaires

There are a lot of benefits to reading. Science shows that the habit can make you smarter, more emotionally intelligent and even increase your odds …

8 money mistakes the middle class keeps making

This demographic includes families with incomes two-thirds to double the U.S. median household income - or those earning between $42,000 and $125,000 (with cost-of-living adjustments for expensive metropolitan areas).<p>America's middle class includes teachers, firefighters, and plumbers, but also …

Retirement

Want to study at Oxford or Harvard? Here's how you can do it for free

The University of Oxford - which took the top spot in the 2017-2018 Times Higher Education World university Rankings - offered its first massive open …

An exercise Stanford professors developed to map out how your life will unfold removes the agony from major decisions

One job offer will lead to happiness and success; the other will lead to misery and doom; and it's anyone's guess as to which is which.<p>Ask a design thinker, though, and they'll tell you right away that this black-and-white framing isn't helpful. Though it may be hard to realize in the moment of …

I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success -- here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

<i>Amazon</i><p>Money isn't enough to motivate us to do good work<p>In 'Payoff,' Duke University behavioural economist Dan Ariely argues that human motivation is …

After watching over 100 TED talks, these are the insights that have stuck with me most

Watch one TED talk, and you have a factoid to share with a friend at a bar.<p>Watch over 100 TED talks across several years — as I have, obsessively — and you begin to think a little differently about the world.<p>Not every talk is awe-inspiring or illuminating, but the best ones have changed how I think …

TED Talks

Sports - Latest News, Photos and Videos | FHM

Mar 23, 2018 8:43 am<p>For anyone who watched this season's World Series between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers, you know that the drama of …

A psychologist reveals the persuasive tactic Warren Buffett uses to make his shareholders trust him

From the second paragraph:<p>"A number of good things happened at Berkshire last year, but let's first get the bad news out of the way."<p>Buffett goes on to announce that "for the ninth time in 48 years, Berkshire's percentage increase in book value was less than the S&P's percentage gain." He …

Investing

22 lessons from Stephen King on how to be a great writer

In his memoir, "On Writing," King shares valuable insights into how to be a better writer. And he doesn't sugarcoat it. He writes, "I can't lie and say there are no bad writers. Sorry, but there are lots of bad writers."<p>Don't want to be one of them? Here are 22 great pieces of advice from King's …

Creative Writing

2016 Fantasy Football Rankings: Do Not Draft list

Chris Towers goes through the rankings one last time and identifies the players he won't be buying into in his drafts.<p><b>2016 Fantasy Football Rankings:</b> …

here's why

In a recent interview with Joe Polish, creator of the Genius Network Internet Series, billionaire John Paul DeJoria revealed a curious …

20 Ways To Improve Your Finances In Under 20 Minutes

Some important financial moves are painful, time consuming, or both. Tackling mountains of debt or complex estate planning come to mind. Yet many smart financial steps are simple and take just a few minutes.<p>These simple steps can increase our savings, decrease our spending, or make us smart …

Personal Finance

7 steps to get rich, from a personal-finance classic the millionaire founder of Nasty Gal calls 'one of the best'

Before Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso reached millionaire status — she's worth an estimated $250 million— she was broke, dumpster-diving, and a frequent shoplifter.<p>She credits part of her financial revival to George S. Clason's "The Richest Man in Babylon," she explains in her book, …

Personal Finance

How To Achieve Dividend Investing Success In Four Steps (Example Included)

With the Fed in its seventh year of keeping yields low and bond prices no longer going up, investors have gravitated to dividend-focused stock investing. Many stocks have higher-than-bond yields, plus they offer the possibility of both dividend and price growth. The problem is many investors and …

21 books by billionaires that will teach you how to run the world

That's why we've rounded up 21 books by self-made billionaires. From the business insights of Bill Gates to the leadership lessons of Richard Branson, the wisdom collected in these pages extends far beyond the classroom.<p>Learn how these masters of industry achieved the impossible, in their own words.

12 things you're doing that make people dislike you immediately

There are plenty of ways to turn people off. Most of them don't require much effort.<p>All it takes is one look at your social-media activity or a casual in-person introduction to make someone realize they just don't want to spend time with you.<p>We've rounded up some of the most common social turn-offs …

Social Media

How to schedule your day for maximum productivity when you run your own business

"Most small-business owners don't build time into their workdays for things that are not just run, run, run for the business," Laura Vanderkam, time-management expert and author of "I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time," tells Business Insider.<p>While the core …

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Commuting

Six Books to Curl Up With This Winter

The buzziest titles this season include everything from historical fiction to ghost stories<p>By<p>Jennifer Maloney<p>Jennifer Maloney<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@maloneyfiles<p>Google+<p>Jennifer.Maloney@wsj.com<p>For publishers, winter is a relatively quiet season—a time when they can introduce gems that might …

Books

Wall Street's Awful Start This Year Could Be Short-Lived

With financial markets having their worst start to the year in history, investors are following the advice of bears such as Royal Bank of Scotland to …

I write about money every day, and here's the best financial advice I can give you

<b>1. Managing money is so easy once you figure it out.</b> It's scary and frustrating and all kinds of annoying before hand, but once you "get it" you're good forever. It's like riding a bike — you fall down a ton early on, but the more you practice the better you get. You'll still fall afterwards, but …

Personal Finance

What’s Your Trading or Investing Goal for 2016?

After my recent post about breaking bad money habits, Ithought it’d be fun to “flip the script” and focus on a more positive spin.That is: what are your investing goals for 2016 and beyond? You can resolvenegatively – to stop making the same mistake or falling into the samemisconception – or you …

Coughlin's willingness to change led to Super Bowls

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Tom Coughlin turned an expansion team into a contender then found Super Bowl glory with the New York Giants after ditching his authoritarian approach for a more inclusive style.<p>Jan 5, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants former head coach Tom …

The 10 most popular free online courses for professionals

Your education shouldn't stop when you leave the classroom.<p>Learning new skills is a great way to expand your mind and get ahead in your career — and it's easier than ever with a plethora of online classes just a click away.<p>A good place to start is with this year's most popular Coursera courses from …

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