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One of Silicon Valley's top angel investors shares 8 books that changed his life

'Meditations' by Marcus Aurelius<p><i>Amazon</i><p>Marcus, known as one of history's 'philosopher kings,' wrote the private writings that constitute 'Meditations' …

Elon Musk responds to question on Uber tie-up with six-second silence

"I don't think I should, uh, answer it."<p>When asked about a potential tie-up with ride-sharing service Uber on an earnings call this week, Telsa's …

'I Read This 20 Times:' Five Founders Pick The Best Books For Startups

Five founders pick the best books for startups. One French entrepreneur recommends a literary classic she’s read 20 times and says the principles within it have everything to do with her business. Entrepreneurs from around the globe weigh in with their most inspiring business books.<p><b>Gabriel García</b> …

Startups

Why Investors Are Keeping A Close Eye On Berlin For Startup Success

Investors are keeping a close eye on Berlin for startup success stories. Since 2007, the German capitol known for its artsy, creative types and low rents, has been attracting startups from Europe and beyond. Affordability, a collaborative culture and access to the rest of Europe are the main draws. …

Startups

How Will and Jada Smith's foundation ended up backing a little known energy startup

As venture capitalists in Silicon Valley double down on finding the next Snapchat, there’s a new type of investor emerging far from Sand Hill Road …

Billionaire investor Chris Sacca explains the 4 key elements of his investing philosophy

He's been an early-stage investor in billion-dollar companies like Twitter, Uber, Instagram, Stripe, Lookout, and Automattic (maker of WordPress).<p>Sacca tells "The 4-Hour Workweek" author Tim Ferriss in the latest episode of Ferriss' podcast that he's happy to share his investing approach with those …

How Ford Models Changed the Face of Beauty

The little-known story behind a pair of young newlyweds in post–World War II Manhattan who launched the era of the supermodel.<p>When Eileen Otte and Jerry Ford eloped to San Francisco in November 1944, in the midst of World War II, it was hardly surprising that Jerry should declare his profession as …

The Arts

Here's What David Einhorn's $7.7 Billion Hedge Fund Has Been Buying and Selling

Should you buy General Motors and pare back your Apple stake, too?<p>The latest 13F season is here, when money managers issue reports on their holdings. …

The best blue chips to own forever

At The Motley Fool, we're big believers in owning great companies for the long haul. Building a portfolio that is rooted in well-established, financially sound blue-chip stocks can provide investors with steady growth and the ability to sleep soundly at night. So, without further ado, here are five …

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20 books to read this summer that will make you smarter about business

'Elon Musk' by Ashlee Vance<p>Musk is the billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla. He says his mission in life is to prevent the human race from destroying …

The 50 best burger joints in America, ranked

Our friends at Foursquare dug through their troves of user data to compile the list. Because the site now allows users to save and favorite venues they love, Foursquare was able to track down which burgers diners are raving about most across America.<p>To create this list, Foursquare included the …

The 10 best graduate photographers - Telegraph

Invest Like The Best: 7 Buffett And Lynch-Inspired Stock Buys

If you are a serious investor, you’re surely familiar with Warren Buffett and likely familiar with Peter Lynch. The former is considered the greatest investor of all-time, having built Berkshire Hathaway into one of the largest companies on the planet; the latter may have been the greatest mutual …

Investing

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Are Investment Advisors Worth the Investment?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On average, you’re not going to beat the market. By definition, the average investor will get average results. Some will be lucky and do better. Others, who are less fortunate, will not do as well. Do you want your investment strategy to …

Cool riders: on the road with outlaw biker gangs in the 60s – in pictures

Way before there was Easy Rider, a young photographer called Danny Lyon went on the road with motorcycle gangs and published The Bikeriders, an iconic and seminal glimpse into outlaw life taken between 1963 and 1967.<p>Showing at the Atlas Gallery, London, from 19 June to 16 August.

11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying foundation …

Mmmm, Crickets: How Exo Protein Bars Found Its Wings

This story appears in the May 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p><b>Entrepreneurs:</b> Twentysomethings Gabi Lewis and Greg Sewitz met while attending Brown University, where they were roommates. After graduation, Lewis turned down a job with a hedge fund and Sewitz deferred grad school so they could …

Stanley Kubrick’s photographs of New York

Stanley Kubrick was a writer and director famous for movies such as: Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange and The …

The Top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ of 2014

At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic <i>Top 100</i> at the end of the year (check out …

Creative Space Illustrations

Space: the final frontier. That is the theme behind Abduzeedo since day one and we will always be fascinated by the mysteries of the Cosmos, where no …

How to Never Fly Coach Again

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever been crammed into a coach airline seat and enviably eyed the business and first-class travelers, kicking back in comfort and sipping vintage wine? Ever wondered if they were able to score such a prime seat without paying …

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Paris, California

Paris Photo LA, the Los Angeles iteration of the French photography fair, arrives at the legendary Paramount Pictures studios this weekend. Here seven must-sees.

Inside Warby Parker: How Vision, Mission & Culture Helped Build a Billion Dollar Business

We chatted with Neil Blumenthal, Warby Parker's co-founder and CEO, to find out the secrets to their explosive growth. Check out some of his key …

Warby Parker

The 6 Team Members Your Startup Needs to Be Successful | Inc.com

There is a troubling statistic that within 3 years, 92 percent of all startups fail. They fail because they don't have the right team.<p>Like with every startup, the company began with an idea. The idea stemmed from a problem the founders experienced themselves. As college students, they were …

Startups

Everything Science Knows Right Now About Standing Desks

Which active desk designs are best for your body and mind? Read on.<p>If it wasn’t already clear through common sense, it’s become painfully clear through science that sitting all day is terrible for your health. What’s especially alarming about this evidence is that extra physical activity doesn’t …

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