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Here's the advice Bill Gates would give to his 19-year-old self

So when the billionaire tech mogul and philanthropist offers insight or advice, it's smart to listen.<p>On Monday, the Microsoft founder and co-chair of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation hosted an "AMA," or "ask me anything," session on Reddit, during which a participant inquired, "If you could give …

Bill Gates

Bill Gates explains 'the big milestone' in technology he wants to see in his lifetime

But in a Reddit AMA (ask me anything) session, Microsoft cofounder and richest man in the world Bill Gates replied to a question about the advancement he most wants to see in his lifetime by indicating that AI can go further still.<p>" <b>The big milestone is when computers can read and understand</b> …

Bill Gates says an essay collection from 1969 is the business book that helped him most in his career

When Bill Gates says a book changed his life, it's worth checking out.<p>Three years ago, Gates had his favorite business book, 1969's " Business Adventures " by John Brooks, pulled out of obscurity and put back into print. With the force of Gates' passionate recommendation behind it, it became a …

Bill Gates

Against Self-Criticism: Adam Phillips on How Our Internal Critics Enslave Us, the Stockholm Syndrome of the Superego, and the Power of Multiple Interpretations

“In broaching the possibility of being, in some way, against self-criticism, we have to imagine a world in which celebration is less suspect than criticism.”<p>I have thought and continued to think a great deal about the relationship between critical thinking and cynicism — what is the tipping point …

12 Simple Ways To Be More Interesting

<i>It's easy to be boring. It's harder to be interesting. Want to learn how? Jessica Hagy offers the following advice, excerpted from her book "How To Be Interesting."</i><p>Explore ideas, places, and opinions.<p>The inside of the echo chamber is where all the boring people hang out.<p>To embarrassment. To …

Writing

7 Things For You To Know About The Man God Has For You by STEPHAN LABOSSIERE

So where is he? When is he coming? and what in the world is taking his behind so long?...I know that's what you're thinking, and I completely …

Why Are Manholes Round? The 10 Toughest Interview Questions

A job interview at one of Google’s 75 campuses around the globe might seem to have more in common with pledging a secret fraternity than job-hunting. An often months-long interview process, iron-clad non-disclosure agreements and back-to-back hours of interrogation in windowless offices are a …

6 Brilliant Questions You Should Ask Before Accepting That Job Offer

Are you really sure that company or boss is the right one for you? Ask these questions to be absolutely sure.<p>A typical interview cycle can sometimes last up to several weeks. A recruiter screens you, followed by an interrogation-style panel interview a week or two later; background checks, …

Roko’s Basilisk: The most terrifying thought experiment of all time.

<i>WARNING: Reading this article may commit you to an eternity of suffering and torment.</i><p>Slender Man. Smile Dog. Goatse. These are some of the urban …

Mark Zuckerberg Just Answered 600 Questions--Here's 12 You Must Answer For Your Business

The tech titan took on over 100 lawmakers and by most accounts held up well. How would you do faced with your own grilling?<p>Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg had a very long two days being grilled by congress. Set aside whatever your view is on Zuckerberg and his desire to blend purpose with profits, …

Want to Be More Self-Confident? Stop Undermining Yourself in These 7 Ways

Self-Confidence is hard enough to maintain so why would we contribute to the opposite? And yet we do, unwittingly--here's how.<p>There are many success lessons to draw from and success inducing behaviors to emulate. But nothing might be as important for success as self-confidence.<p>A study by the …

5 Ways to Turn Your Negative Self-Talk Into a More Productive Inner Dialogue

Negative self-talk will prevent you from living a positive life. Here's how to create a more powerful inner dialogue.<p>Whether you tell yourself, "I'm never going to be promoted," or you constantly think, "People think I'm weird," negative self-talk affects how you feel and how you behave. In fact, …

Self-help

Want to Launch a Successful Startup? Avoid These 9 Common Mistakes

Your business is the culmination of your decisions. Here are nine common mistakes first-time entrepreneurs make, and how to safely navigate them.<p>Launching a new business can be daunting. Growing a business is even harder. The early decisions you make as a founder set the trajectory for your …

Serious quantum computers are finally here. What are we going to do with them? - MIT Technology Review

Inside a small laboratory in lush countryside about 50 miles north of New York City, an elaborate tangle of tubes and electronics dangles from the …

Quantum Computing

7 Real-Life Business Lessons You Can Learn From Billionaires

The only variable you really control is how hard you work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The “three-comma club” consists of those in industry, art and commerce who have achieved the exclusive honor of reaching a net worth of more than one billion dollars. From …

Billionaires

The top 10 breakthrough technologies and the key players leading the charge, according to MIT Technology Review

Every fall, MIT Technology Review's editors get together to begin the months-long process of reviewing their coverage. The goal? To create a list of the top ten technological advances from the last year that will have the greatest longterm global impact on consumers.<p>While the editors do give key …

Natural Gas

5 Remarkably Powerful Ways to Boost Your Confidence

Confidence gives you the power to conquer the world. Here's how you can learn to be confident in all you do.<p><i>"Low self-confidence isn't a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered--just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the</i> …

Japan: A Forward Thinking Bitcoin Nation

<b>Moving past Mt. Gox</b><p>Right around the same time, however, there were some new developments in Japan. Bitflyer was a bitcoin exchange that was started by a group led by an ex-Goldman Sachs trader. QUOINE was another Singapore based company that opened an exchange in Japan. As these exchanges slowly …

Cryptocurrency

This Leadership Book Is One of the Most Critically Acclaimed Ever. Here's Why You Need to Reread It

The lessons learned from this book do not have an expiration date, and can travel with you along your leadership journey.<p>In my job, I spend a lot of time working with emerging leaders. Sometimes, they are leaders making a jump to a VP level role for the first time. Sometimes, I work with companies …

Are You Really a Leader? This Simple Test Lets You Know

How to know if you really are the leader you think you are.<p>We have all worked for really bad bosses at least once in our life. My worst boss ever was both clueless, and mean. Not only did she think she was some sort of incredible leader, but in reality, no one trusted her nor liked working for her. …

How Facebook's Master Algorithm Powers the Social Network

Instagram engineers faced a Herculean task in early 2016. Fearing that people would miss the most important posts, Instagram’s leadership asked the engineers to transform the chronological photo feed into a curated list of posts based on users’ individual preferences.<p>Development of a similar …

Success Tips For Women In A Male-Dominated Industry

As a leadership presence coach with female clients from Silicon Valley, I’ve learned a thing or two about what it takes for women to be successful in a male-dominated industry.<p>But, while I coach it, NJ Goldston lives it.<p>Goldston is the Editor-in-Chief of fashion and lifestyle site, The Blonde and …

Japan’s Stock Market Just Did Something It’s Never Done Before

The Nikkei Stock Average has closed higher for a record 15 straight days<p>Japanese stocks refuse to go down. The Nikkei Stock Average has risen each day this month, and closed 1.1% higher Monday. It was the 15th straight day the Nikkei recorded gains, the longest-ever streak, surpassing the benchmark …

Bitcoin breaks above $6,000, nears $100 billion value for the first time in its history - MarketWatch

The world’s most prominent digital currency was on track to mark a fresh milestone on Friday, with bitcoin rallying and putting the cyber currency in …

Cryptocurrency

Opinion: This simple investment strategy will protect you if the US stock market cracks

<b>Video by CNBC</b><p>How do you control risk in the stock market when central banks flood the financial system with fabricated dollars?<p>The U.S. Federal …

17 Things to Start Doing In Your 20s So You Don't Live In Regret In Your 40s

Quora and Reddit users shared ways to live life to the fullest before you hit middle age.<p>They say youth is wasted on the young.<p>It doesn’t have to be. …

Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

When you work hard every single day and there’s only so much money left after your regular expenses, you have to make certain it’s well spent. Spend your limited funds on what science says will make you happy.<p><b>The Paradox Of Possessions</b><p>A 20-year study conducted by Dr. Thomas Gilovich, a psychology …

Happiness

To Get Better at Understanding Other People, Start With Yourself

Most of us spend a lot of time trying to parse out what make us, well, <i>us</i>: We scour the internet for personality quizzes. We ruminate endlessly over …