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Could you follow Richard Branson's daily routine? 5am starts and 20 cups of tea a day

Have you ever dreamed of living the life of a billionaire?<p>Well, now you can, by slavishly emulating the daily routine of Virgin founder Richard Branson as set out in a new post on his blog this week.<p>Of course, you won't have access to a luxury private island with kite-surfing facilities like …

Richard Branson

From $0 to Millionaire: How 6 Entrepreneurs Went Broke, Then Became Successful

When they hit rock bottom, they turned disaster and persistence into millions.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Going broke. Hitting rock bottom. Crashing and burning. Whatever you call it, these mega-successful entrepreneurs—and members of The Oracles—have lived it. They …

Entrepreneurship

Elon Musk just made his smartest strategic move ever for Tesla

Yes, he's also a billionaire, presiding over Tesla and SpaceX, with plans to save the world and colonize Mars.<p>But when you get right down to it, Musk has never forgotten what it was like to live on the entrepreneurial edge. In 2008, Tesla nearly went bankrupt. Only a last-minute fund-raise staved …

Tesla

16 brilliant quotes from Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett's right-hand man

And then he met Warren Buffett, and the rest is history.<p>As vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, Munger is Buffett's right-hand man. He has an estimated net worth of $1.51 billion.<p>Like Buffett, Munger is incredibly sharp in his wit and investing wisdom. You might even argue that his words are more …

Investing

Here's a 6-Figure Service Business You Can Start for Under $100

Stocking shelves in the grocery store looks like a starter job but it is actually a lucrative business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As you go about your grocery shopping, focused on the items that you need to get, you probably don’t realize that there’s an incredible …

Entrepreneurship

A Canadian company trading under the ticker WEED is valued at $1 billion

Marijuana is transforming into the darling of daring investors, and the nascent legal weed industry is excited about the prospects for profits. But there are many risks to investing in this tricky business. Canopy Growth, a Canadian cannabis holding company, is representative of the hope and …

Cannabis

How to Begin Each Day for Optimal Sanity (Marcus Aurelius Meditations)

Starting and maintaining a positive daily morning routine is an investment and a way to do your best work everyday. It also gives you structure, …

230 Marijuana Stocks: Testing The 'January Effect' And Building Your Own Portfolio For 2017

There was a “January effect” for marijuana stocks; an equal-weighted portfolio of N=230 stocks generated a 14.26% return this last week.<p>There was a …

Investing

Intel's credit card-sized 'Compute Card' makes old devices feel new again

It’s not much to look at, but Intel’s ‘Compute Card’ could revolutionize consumer technology by making your old — but still functional — tech feel ‘new’ again.<p>What is it?<p>The Compute Card is essentially a full computer — SoC, memory, storage, various input/output options, and wireless connectivity. …

Here's the pitch that landed a marijuana entrepreneur $1 million in funding

Most companies that make marijuana vaporizer cartridges or concentrates buy their source materials from farmers, slap their sticker on the packaging, and ship it off to dispensaries.<p>The end user knows little about where their weed comes from or its quality.<p>That didn't sit right with the former …

Jurassic Park

Apple publishes its first AI research paper

When Apple said it would publish its artificial intelligence research, it raised at least a couple of big questions. When would we see the first paper? And would the public data be important, or would the company keep potential trade secrets close to the vest? At last, we have answers. Apple …

9 lifestyle changes to make if you want to earn more money in 2017

"Success is a learnable skill," writes T. Harv Eker in his book "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind." "If you want to be a great golfer, you can learn how to do it. If you want to be a great piano player, you can learn how to do it ... If you want to be rich, you can learn how to do it."<p>If you want to …

Self-improvement
Economics

China's central bank has a tough job heading into 2017

<b>Background</b><p>One of the key steps towards capital account liberalization and Special Drawing Right (SDR) inclusion was loosening control of the currency. This was also a key trigger for other important on-shore reforms including interest rate liberalization and bond market reforms - which are now …

Forget Marijuana Stocks: Buy These 3 Biotech Stocks Instead

Why are investors so excited and intrigued by marijuana stocks? Some want to ride the wave of growing acceptance of cannabis-based products. Others like the momentum. I think, though, that investors can find better risk-versus-reward potential in three biotech stocks: <b>Organovo Holdings</b> (NASDAQ: …

Net Neutrality Is Dead. Here's Who Will Profit From Its Demise

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Although the media has focused on Dodd-Frank and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka, Obamacare) as the biggest regulatory rules enacted under President Barack Obama's administration, perhaps the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, has been the most …

'Wherever you hear parents bemoaning 'it will rot your brain,' I think it's predictive of the next $10 billion industry'

Josh Wolfe is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Lux Capital, the Silicon Valley venture capital firm focused on backing scientists and entrepreneurs to solve the world's toughest problems. He literally cleaned up as his start-up Kurion, which uses advanced robotics and chemistry to remove …

Venture Capital

ICAHN: The Trump rally in stocks may have gone too far

All the major stock-market indexes jumped to record highs after the election, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained more than 1,000 points in the month since.<p>Investors' optimism has increased, as they bet that Trump's promises to cut corporate taxes and ease business regulations would be …

Stock Markets

Watch as over 5,000 EVE Online pilots destroy a fully operational Death Star (updated)

Billions of ISK are about to go up in smoke as one of the largest fleets ever assembled goes to war.<p><b>Update:</b> Pandemic Legion, Northern Coalition, and …

Meet the entrepreneur solving pollution and homelessness at the same time

Waste not, want not might be an old-fashioned axiom confined to the lexicon of finger‑wagging grandparents, but a 34-year-old from Colombia has turned it into his life mission.<p>Bogota-based Oscar Méndez is, to borrow another saying, killing two birds with one stone.<p>His company, Concepticos …

Pollution

Sanders pressures Trump on Carrier factory: 'It is not good enough to save some of these jobs'

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders turned up the pressure on President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday about his pledge to try to stop an Indiana air conditioner manufacturer from moving 1,400 jobs to Mexico.<p>Both Sanders, who challenged Hillary Clinton for the Democratic …

Donald Trump

3tags.org

The four pledges I took to make my life better

Life is all about change. As they say <i>“we cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are”.</i> It takes great courage and perseverance to …

The Palace of Justice siege: 31 years since rebels unleashed Colombia's 'holocaust'

On Wednesday, November 6, 1985, members of the Colombian guerrilla group M19, or the April 19 movement, stormed Colombia's Palace of Justice and held all 25 of the country's Supreme Court justices and hundreds of other civilians hostage.<p>The M19 rebels were reportedly there with the backing of the …

Latin America

McDonald's franchisees reveal the 3 things that are killing them

The company is lapping last year's launch of all-day breakfast, which helped boost same-store sales by as much as 5.7% in the fourth quarter of 2015.<p>But the excitement of all-day breakfast has been wearing off, and McDonald's franchisees are now expecting flat-to-negative growth for the rest of the …

McDonald's

Cannabis Company Files To List On The New York Stock Exchange

The New York Stock Exchange may be giving the green light to a cannabis company listing.<p>Innovative Industrial Properties Inc. filed an S-11 on Oct. 17 to be a public company and to list at the Intercontinental Exchange Inc.’s owned market. New Cannabis Ventures broke the news Monday evening. It …

Real Estate

Marijuana On The Ballot: State-By-State Opportunities For Entrepreneurs

Voters could legalize recreational marijuana in five states this November and medical marijuana in three more. This record number of state ballot measures promises to be a great boon for the cannabusiness industry. With national prohibitions against interstate cannabis commerce, as well as current …

Cannabis

Space Race to Mars: Boeing CEO Says It Will Land People First

The race to the red planet is on, as Boeing claims its rocket will beat SpaceX's to put the first humans on Mars.<p>Less than a week after SpaceX CEO …

'Get off your high horse about this tax thing': 'Morning Joe' host slams Clinton response to Trump tax records

During a discussion on Tuesday's show, cohost Mika Brzezinski praised the Republican presidential nominee's reaction to Saturday's New York Times revelation about Trump's massive loss he reported in 1995.<p>Brzezinski argued that Trump was smart to embrace his avoidance of paying federal income taxes, …

Donald Trump

His technology could fuel dystopias. He just hopes it makes good movies.

Matthias Neisser has developed some very creepy software, but he’d really prefer I not frame it that way. He’s grown tired of allusions to dictators and propagandists. He’s sick of questions about manipulation and identity.<p>And yet, you can’t avoid it: Face2Face is creepy. It’s the first word out of …

Computer Science