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When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

When you join an organization, you have a short window of time to adapt to its culture. It’s the old 90-day rule. And we know too many talented individuals who have stumbled in their new company because they failed to read the cultural tea leaves. This happens because most organizations don’t …

Management

Make sure you've read these 27 important finance books

"In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn't read all the time — none," Berkshire Hathaway vice …

Investing

10 books that’ll help you achieve more success in life

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you're looking for that edge, that secret to success, the answers might already be available to you.<p>While you may think these tips …

The 15 best books about money for new college grads

Any new grad wants to be a success.<p>When it comes to financial success, tackling student debt might take priority. But then there's securing a job, earning an income, and setting up a plan to make good choices with the money you have today and tomorrow.<p>To keep you on track and inspired, Business …

17 Books To Read If You Want To Become A Billionaire

Are you challenged at work? Do you regret career decisions? Are you happy? If the answer to the questions leads to a negative feeling, it is time to …

Employment

Here are 18 books Wall Street will be reading this spring

Dave Lutz — head of ETF trading and strategy at JonesTrading whom BI readers know from his "super quick guides to what traders are talking about" briefs— compiled a dizzying list of the books Wall Street will be reading on "spring break" this year.<p>This year, Lutz got more than 700 responses.<p>And …

A former investment banker has condensed an entire MBA into one online course — and it's only $10 right now

<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>Flickr / Roman Kruglov<p>There's a lot to learn before you're ready to break out in the business world. You need to be knowledgeable in …

15 Books by Billionaires On How to Run the World

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Seven Books Every MBA Student Needs to Read

The MBA Startup Reading List<p>I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have spent my summer in Palo Alto, California, interning on the data science …

Don't Know What You Want? 10 Simple Steps for Creating a Personal Vision Retreat

Last month I told friends I was taking a few days off to go on a vision retreat, and I realized people had no clue what I was talking about.<p>"Is that a course you're taking?" someone asked. Good question.<p><b>Vision retreats are about charting our own course, for our life, our own way.</b><p>Most of us weren't …

Finding Your Purpose In Life

<i>A guest post by Stephanie Denning, who writes about leadership issues from a Millennial perspective.</i><p>I recently turned 28 and there’s nothing like a birthday to evaluate if you’re winning at the game of life. Throughout my 20s, it always felt like my 30th birthday loomed like judgment day. And I now …

3 Psychology Books to Change Your Mindset (and Your Business)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge," says author George R.R. Martin of <i>Game of Thrones</i> fame.<p>I read to keep my edge. I get especially excited about books rooted in psychology -- about the way we …

8 Ways to Achieve More by Working Less

<b>I spend about five hours a day slacking off.</b><p>Really: I spend that much time doing stuff I enjoy, that isn't on a task list anywhere. I walk through …

4 Productivity Books That Can Help You Get More Done

From proper procrastination to better distractions, these books will teach you how to be more efficient.<p>If you’ve ever felt like, despite your best efforts, you can’t seem to get to the bottom of that daily to-do list—join the club.<p>But just because being a productivity ninja seems like a farfetched …

15 Free Online Learning Sites Every Entrepreneur Should Visit

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a successful entrepreneur means you have to wear a lot of hats, especially when your company is just starting out and you don’t have enough employees to cover all the areas you need.<p>Learning the new skills necessary to start a new …

17 Shortcuts to Perfect Health

Health secrets that will make you a better man without making you miserable<p>Chastity Hardman is no Miss America. But like the nation's reigning babe, she's a knockout in a swimsuit and a dedicated do-gooder. The big difference? Chastity's first-runner-up finish in Las Vegas means there's a chance …

Muscle

The Entrepreneurial Undergrad 3 -- The "So You Wanna Be An Entrepreneur" Essentials List

Dedicated to the notion that knowledge often comes when you’re studying something else, I offer up the following pre-enterpreneur (incidentally also the pre Columbia University Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology course) reading (or listening or watching) list.<p>Joe Hyams: Zen in the Martial Arts. …

Entrepreneurship

9 Of The Worst Mistakes You Can Ever Make At Work

We’ve all heard of (or seen firsthand) people doing some pretty crazy things at work.<p>Truth is, you don’t have to throw a chair through a window or quit in the middle of a presentation to cause irreparable damage to your career.<p>No matter how talented you are or what you’ve accomplished, there are …

Self-help

How One Life Hack From A Self-Made Billionaire Leads To Exceptional Success

Countless books and articles have been written about Warren Buffett. Surprisingly few have been written about his business partner of over 40 years, Charlie Munger.<p>Munger has stayed out of the public eye, giving only a small number of public talks, and he’s rarely been covered in the media. At …

Albert Einstein

How can I make my life simpler?

Dean Bokhari<br>Start with "The Focusing Question."<br>“What’s the ONE Thing you can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or …

What’s driving the oil price?

By now virtually everyone is aware that the price of gas is currently very low with respect to the recent past. As usual, an event like this often …

Ways To Manage A Market Crash

One reason to avoid the stock market is because it could crash overnight. Scary thought, no? In a similar way to plane crashes, market crashes are vivid events that scare us more than they should, statistically speaking. Just as the drive to the airport is riskier than the flight. Below is an …

Investing

Dare to Be 100: My Doctor Is a P.A.

Our medical system, our largest industry, is seriously dysfunctional. Perhaps its most egregious defect is its cost which when placed in the context with the cost of the medical systems of the rest of the Western world is outrageous. It submits a bill in the amount of $8,000 per person per year for …

Here Are The Most Important Energy Charts To Watch After Today's Plunge

After attempting to rally last week, the energy markets plunged today due to a sharp move in outside markets, particularly in the currency and bond markets. The U.S. manufacturing report for August that was released today showed that manufacturing grew at the fastest rate in three years, which …

Leaders Of The Future Need To Be Courageous And Authentic Storytellers

It is often said of business school academics that they are adept at describing – through their case studies and the articles and books they write – business as it is – or was – at a certain time. The problem, of course, is that their audiences have to contend not with things as they were or are …

What Parents of Soon-to-Be College Students Need to Know About Credit Cards

Students will likely have college debt after graduation, but should they have both credit card and student loan debt? I interviewed Beverly Harzog, author of <i>Confessions of a Credit Junkie</i>, about all things college students and credit cards.<p><i>Did legislation really stop college students from getting</i> …

Why Everyone Should Work Retail Once in Their Lives

Retail surrounds us in all of our lives – whether we work within the industry or not. Whether it’s running an errand, buying a favorite coffee drink, browsing stores along your local Main Street, shopping online or visiting any random strip mall, retail is part of <i>most</i> of our daily routines. And …

What To Do With A Loafer On Your Team

Two of my biggest hot buttons are people who don’t keep the agreements they make or slack off when everyone else is pitching in. Anger, retaliation or simply sarcasm make be first emotional reactions yet those reactions tend to make things worse for us all, as you have already discovered. Instead …