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Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

Finance

Top business books of 2013

The best business book of the year echoes the work of powerhouse author Jim Collins (<i>Good to Great</i>), although it lacked the same buzz. But it went one better than Mr. Collins, boiling down success to just three rules. And, oh yeah, like Mr. Collins's work, it turns some of our cherished management …

Type Your Own Animated Movie With This Crazy Software

Inside this playful screenwriting software may hide the future of filmmaking: You simply write what you want to see, and that vision plays on screen.<p>Here’s how Hollywood works today: Somebody writes a script. And especially if it’s an animated feature–a piece that will take hundreds of Pixar …

23 Hacks To Learn Anything Faster And Better

<i>By Nick English</i><p>Learning hacks -- they're a thing, and while the college kids are heading back to school, it's a good time for all of us to rethink the ways we learn. Student, professional, or parent, we're all learning every day -- whether it's how to play guitar, use new software, raise a child or …

15 unethical, illegal ways people get ahead in life

Hard work and smarts do get you ahead. But not everybody plays fair.<p>People frequently bend or break the rules to their advantage and don't get caught. A recent Reddit thread asked for the best unethical life hacks people use to save money or get ahead. We've picked some of the most fascinating and …

Customer Service

Smartphone Servo

Smartphones have become our primary interface to the network world, and increasingly, to the real world as well. I call this project GlueMotor, because it works like “glue” for putting gadgets together under smartphone control, providing a very easy way to build simple servo-controlled machines.<p>To …

30-Minute, No-Gym Bodyweight Workout

Ready to strengthen, stretch, and break a sweat? This high-intensity bodyweight workout is a simple, effective way to work your whole body—without …

5 Steps to Take Control of Your Personal Finances

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I started my financial planning career seven years ago, I quickly learned that the people who were financially successful were the ones who dedicated time and energy to regularly budgeting, managing and planning out their finances. …

Personal Finance

The 1936 book that every business person should read

Strauss Zelnick is chief executive and chairman of the company that makes Grand Theft Auto, BioShock and other cutting-edge videogames. But he says the book that has most influenced him is Dale Carnegie’s 1936 bestseller, <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i>.<p>“The title is unfortunate because it …

Seeking Success In A Finite Number Of Hours A Day

We all have a finite number of hours in a day – 24 to be exact. What we choose to do with those hours is of the utmost importance. We can waste our time, or we can use our time to improve ourselves and our lives. I have always felt passionate about the importance of reading books that can help us …

Biorb Flow Aquarium

When you want to add an attractive water element to your desk, the Biorb Flow Aquarium ($130) is the right place to start. It includes everything you …