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The Fastest Path to the CEO Job, According to a 10-Year Study

Some people’s careers take off, while others’ take longer — or even stall out.<p>Common wisdom says that the former attend elite MBA programs, land high-powered jobs right out of school at prestigious firms, and climb the ladder straight to the top, carefully avoiding risky moves. But our data shows a …

Leadership

10 Surprisingly Common Estate Planning Mistakes

From the obvious to the highly obscure, estate-planning problems have one thing in common: They can cause huge, costly headaches for your loved ones. …

Retirement

These 10 Skills Are Putting Top Freelancers In Hot Demand

Want to make sure you’re always busy as a freelancer? Then it’s important to offer the services clients truly need today.<p>Keeping an eye on the skills that are most sought-after on major freelance platforms can offer some guidance on where to focus your efforts to stay current. Upwork recently …

Machine Learning

24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace

What can you say that will cause a colleague to gravitate toward you? What words will cause an employee to light up with a smile?<p>A recent CareerBuilder survey says 50 percent of employees would stay longer with their companies if they were recognized more frequently.<p>To pull this off takes a leader …

The Project Management Professional Certification Training Bundle: Lifetime Access

<b>Project Management Professional (PMP)</b><p>Increase Your Employability & Salary with This Industry-Recognized Certification<p>PMP for project managers is the …

Project Management

Overshadowed by Darwin, Alfred Russel Wallace Was the Most Admirable Man in Science History

Scientific history is littered with bitter and fierce rivalries, as well as acrimony felt by those who history slighted. That wasn't the case with …

Evolution

A 36-year-old who learned to invest like Charlie Munger explains his 4 principles

When Danielle Town found herself burnt out and even starting to get sick from her work as a corporate attorney, she knew she didn't want to keep …

Investing

The Top 100 Franchises for Less Than $100,000

Check out the top franchises that can be started for less than $100,000, ranked based on their scores they received in Entrepreneur's 2018 Franchise 500 ranking.<p>Buying a franchise doesn't have to break the bank. Below you'll find the top franchises that can be started for less than $100,000, ranked …

Reading Academic Research Papers Is the Best Success Hack You've Never Heard About

Graduate-level research is a lot likelier to help you figure out real life business problems than that book of motivational quotes beside your bed.<p>5 min read<p>Despite the bad rap it tends to get in the self-made businessperson community, college is still an entrepreneurial hub. Billion-dollar …

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

How to answer the ‘sell me this pen/pencil’ question in a job interview

I’ve been on both sides of this question, both interviewing people and interviewing for sales jobs. It can be awkward. And as highlighted in <i>The Wolf</i> …

Employment

25 skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2018 — and the online courses to get them

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>With the introduction of far-reaching and robust technology, the job market has experienced its own exponential growth, adaptation, and …

100 Summer Fun Ideas for Kids and Parents

When you work at home you need practical ideas for kids' entertainment, things for kids to do <i>by themselves</i>, particularly summer activities. …

Kids

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Bill Gates

This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

Declutter Your Kids Brain By Doing These 6 Things

When it comes to options, sometimes less is more.<p>Today's children have playrooms stacked to the ceiling with plastic, battery-operated toys of every size, shape, and color. These same kids can watch up to eight hours of TV per day, a number that would have shocked the parents of yesteryear.<p>Growing …

Get One Step Closer to Genius With These 9 Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

The Renaissance man had much to say about life, growth and success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A man of many talents, Leonardo da Vinci is one of the most celebrated painters, scientists, inventors, writers, architects and historians of all time. In fact, it's safe …

40 Questions To Ask A Mentor

Imagine you approached someone you admired, and boldly asked that person to mentor you. And the answer was “Yes!” But a year into the relationship, those monthly mentoring sessions might not invigorate you like they used to, and aren’t quite as energizing for the mentor, either.<p>Have conversations …

Leadership

Five Great Books That Will Make You A Better Leader

Here’s one thing we know is true: Leaders are readers.<p>Our research takes us inside the c-suite offices of executives across the country. Those offices almost always contain a full bookshelf. We find that top leaders are often eager learners, devouring the latest books to find new insights that will …

Books

15 Top Paying IT Certifications In 2018

• Certifications in virtualization and cloud computing pay an average salary of $112,955 per year.<br>• The five AWS certifications available pay an average salary of $125,591.<br>• Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architects – Associate certification pays an average salary of $121,292, over $13,000 …

Want to be a home flipper? Do the math first.

In real estate, you make your money when you buy. It’s a common phrase in the business, and no truer words have been spoken. Let that sink in. You make your money when you buy the property. Not when you sell. If you don’t buy the property at the right price and/or terms, then there won’t be any …

Real Estate

10 Shocking Workplace Stats You Need To Know

It’s not a mystery that employee engagement continues to sink. The Gallup organization reminds us every couple of years that nearly 70 percent of employees are actively disengaged. It’s also not a mystery that generational differences, and the shift of leadership, continues to elicit …

Employee Engagement

Machine Learning with Python: Easy and robust method to fit nonlinear data

Easy and robust methodology for nonlinear data modeling using Python libraries, pipeline features, and regularization.

Data Science

The 12 key principles of financial success in today's world

Whenever a person makes a thoughtful decision, it's usually based heavily on a set of internal principles, whether that person can spell out those principles or not.<p>Principles are simply sets of internal rules that you live by. They're usually just a reflection of the things that you value, …

Google wants to teach more people AI and machine learning with a free online course

A new ‘Learn with Google AI’ site will serve as a hub for AI and machine learning resources<p>Machine learning and AI are some of the biggest topics in the tech world right now, and Google is looking to make those fields more accessible to more people with its new Learn with Google AI website.<p>Google …

10 Principles for Leading Through Change: A Navy SEAL's Approach

Dealing with change can suck on any battlefield. Here are 10 principles for success.<p>It wasn't long after I left the SEAL Teams, attended graduate school and started my first company that I realized <i>change</i> is a consistent reality in today's more volatile and disruptive business landscape. It affects …

10 Books I Believe Will Help You Grow a Lasting Business

After reading over 100 books this year, I've selected these as the ones I believe will give your business a boost.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Chances are, every core problem that you're going to face in your business has been dealt with by someone before. "There's …

21 Low-Cost Ways to Make Money from Home

Startup costs can be a real barrier to getting up and running, so here are some work ideas that cost little to no money to consider.<p>Startup costs for training, schooling or equipment can be a real barrier for many people who want to make money from home and are limited to what they already have in …

Employment

Did An IV Cocktail Of Vitamins And Drugs Save This Lumberjack From Sepsis?

This story of a man who nearly died in the hospital actually started in the woods of Washington's Cascade Mountains last summer.<p>"I was cutting for a logging outfit up on these rock cliffs and I felled a 150-foot fir tree into [some] maple trees," says Kristopher Kelly, a 51-year-old lumberjack. The …

Medicine

You Won't Believe What a Roth IRA Can Do for You

Don't assume that annual $5,500 contributions won't amount to much. They can grow to surprising sums -- like $500,000 or more.<p>Compare the maximum …