David Gold

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Trump says NATO allies like Canada are 'delinquent' on military spending. Is he wrong?

U.S. President Donald Trump ramped up his rhetoric on defence spending Wednesday, urging NATO countries to meet lofty spending targets immediately or …

Geopolitics

Six Steps To Building A Thriving Company Culture

Corporate culture can be tricky to define. Every leader knows the importance of developing a thriving corporate culture, but the concept can mean many things to many people.<p>Here’s what culture is — and how to build a robust and thriving one.<p><b>1. Culture is about leadership.</b> A leader sets an example …

This 1 Time Management Shift Will Change The Way You Think About Your Priorities

There are better ways to let employees know how they should be spending their time.<p>One of the most common excuses a company manager or executive hears is, "I don't have enough time."<p>From the moment I started my first company in a flea market as a teenager (that went on to go public and eventually …

Time Management

This Is the Simplest Way to Start Investing

Inspired by the old-school food pyramid, quantitative analyst Meb Faber has devised an equally simple investment pyramid to help you figure out when you're ready to invest and how to go about it wisely.<p>If you’re curious about investing, but don’t know where to start—stocks, bonds, bitcoin, gold?—it …

Investing

42 Percent of Startups that Fail Trip Over This One Critical (Avoidable) Point But 4 Steps Can Save You

Avoid disaster by doing your homework.<p>CB Insights has published some interesting data on failed startups in the past. A report earlier this year offered shocking-yet-not-shocking results from 101 startup postmortems.<p>The focus was on tech startups, which is a narrow choice. Yet many of the results, …

Business Strategy

Secret settings hidden in your Android phone will make it feel twice as fast

Modern Android phones are so much faster and smoother than they used to be even a few short years ago. Of course, speed on a smartphone is just like …

Android Phones

5 Behaviors Of Smart Leaders I've Noticed As A Leadership Coach

Some of the best experiences in my life have come from perceived failure. I use the term “perceived failure” because where others see failure as a roadblock to success, I tend to see it as a pathway to get there.<p>Failing is about putting in your time and learning hard lessons along the way–lessons …

Self-awareness

Developing These 5 Habits Will Make You a Once-in-a-Career Leader to Employees

Practicing these five powerful tenets of leadership will make you unforgettable to employees and irreplaceable to employers.<p>The thing I wanted more than anything "growing up" as a leader was to be unforgettable to employees--for my impact on their performance, growth, happiness, and life. Did I …

Leadership

The most important skill nobody taught you

Before dying at the age of 39, Blaise Pascal made huge contributions to both physics and mathematics, notably in fluids, geometry, and probability.<p>This work, however, would influence more than just the realm of the natural sciences. Many fields that we now classify under the heading of social …

Consciousness

To Boost Your Productivity 1,000 Percent, Practice This One Habit Daily for One Year

Getting up an hour earlier and making good use of the time is the surest way to make every day far more productive.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If each day, for an entire year, you woke up an hour earlier than needed and invested that time in yourself, my …

Time Management

This 1 LinkedIn Mistake Is a Huge Red Flag to Hiring Managers

The secret to a good LinkedIn profile is in the text.<p>While LinkedIn has tried to make it easier for us to create a professional summary of our skills and experience, it's still pretty daunting for most people to fill out their online profile. Especially, if you're a job seeker. LinkedIn is …

Employment

Research reveals how to take a better break during work

Until recently, when I needed a break I’d grab my phone. Whether I was bored, mentally fatigued, or just wanting a pick-me-up, I felt relief checking …

Productivity

Billionaire Ray Dalio says these 3 books have 'had the biggest impact' on his life

Billionaire hedge fund magnate Ray Dalio has been fascinated with finance since he was 12, when he bought his first stock.<p>He graduated from Harvard …

Hedge Funds

A Meeting Agenda Guide That Actually Works (Infographic)

Running a meeting isn't always easy. However, this guide will make them a piece of cake.<p>2 min read<p>Meetings can go two ways: They can end up being hour-long slow-talking processes that rarely cover what they needed to cover, or they can be productive, to-the-point collaborative get-togethers that …

In Leadership, Introversion Is Underrated -- and Warren Buffett and Bill Gates Share How They Use It to Their Advantage.

Some of the world's most powerful leaders in business have thrived despite their not being born outgoing, chatty or comfortable in large groups.<p>4 min read<p>What do leaders like Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett have in common? Aside from being multibillionaires, media savvy and extremely …

NASA Satellites Detect Seriously Weird Changes in Earth's Freshwater

A fascinating new study from NASA reveals how the amount of freshwater in certain regions changed over the years due to various factors, including …

Climate Change

8 Books Every Manager Should Read to Become a Better Leader

There's a worthwhile book out there for whatever you need to move forward on your leadership journey.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It is okay to admit that managing other people is challenging. It requires monitoring multiple emotional energies, …

How to Create a Strong First Impression as a Leader

Lead with authenticity, and these tips will help you communicate the rest to make the best first impression as a leader.<p>5 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>You’ve likely heard this saying: “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” And it’s true. You …

Use These Strategies to Maximize Productivity -- Without Inventing an Extra Weekday

I'm not telling you to slow down. Even if I did, you probably wouldn't listen.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let's be honest -- there aren't enough hours in the week for most entrepreneurs. Days run together and soon you are begging for an eighth day of the …

Why Great Employees Leave “Great Cultures”

“We have a great culture.” We have all heard it. We have all said it. But what does that mean?<p>Ping-Pong tables, free meals, and beer on tap? No.<p>Yoga, CrossFit classes, and massage chairs? I so need that, but no.<p>The promise of being part of a hip, equity-incentivized, fast growing team? Closer, but …

Team Building

This NFL Star With a $12 Million Contract Just Gave the Best Career Advice You'll Ever Read

His life is radically different. But his advice is universal.<p>Maybe you're into the NFL. Maybe you're not. That's cool; the league is facing some challenges for sure.<p>But I've come across some career advice from a pretty successful NFL star that rings as true as anything I've ever read, and I'd like …

NFL

Why hiring an ‘average’ employee can be dangerous

Every leader knows that bad employees are bad for business, but average employees can be even worse. A recent McKinsey & Company paper suggested a …

Here's why Warren Buffett says that he and Charlie Munger are successful

Warren Buffett is the third richest person in the world, worth an estimated $85.9 billion, and his business partner Charlie Munger is worth an …

Investing

How to Handle Poor Employee Performance at Work Like a Pro

Every manager at some point in their career finds themselves faced with an underperforming employee. Addressing poor work performance can be …

The 8 Secrets to Get Your Team to "Own" Their Jobs (Which of these principles of effective leadership are you ignoring?)

Do you feel like your staff comes to you to solve problems and put out fires they should be able to handle themselves? Here are 8 simple steps to get them to actually "own" their own job and free up your time...<p>Wouldn't it be nice if your staff could handle things by themselves without asking you …

Leadership

Avoid Burnout With These Small Changes to the Way You Work

Follow these five tips to work smarter, not harder.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Workplace burnout is real. I know, because I've been there, and I know most others have as well at some point or another. Thrive Global's Arianna Huffington is no different. She's on a …

7 things I do outside work that double my productivity

So you’ve put aside 60 minutes to do something meaningful. Now the next question is: What are you going to do?<p>4. Pick a hobby<p>Having a passion is …

Neuroscience Explains Why You Need To Write Down Your Goals If You Actually Want To Achieve Them

I’m sure you’ve heard that if you want to achieve a goal, you need to write it down. I know it sounds a bit cliché, but it actually does work.<p>One of my studies, called “The Gender Gap and Goal-Setting,” found that both men and women need to do a much better job of writing down their goals (although …

Goal Setting

The Weekly Planning Method For People Who Totally Hate Planning

Think you’re “just not good at planning ahead”? Not anymore.<p>I coach CEOs, executives, HR managers, doctors, lawyers, and tech consultants–all busy people, many of whom can’t stand planning. But you won’t find me brushing up on Japanese business philosophy or fiddling with century-old planning …

Productivity

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help