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Bill Gates Reads 50 Books Per Year. But Only These 6 Leadership Books Made His List of Recommendations

Of all 186 books Bill Gates has ever recommended on his personal blog, six leadership books get special attention.<p>In a 2016 interview at the <i>New York Times</i>, Bill Gates said that reading is still the "main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding." He told <i>The Times</i> he reads about 50 …

Bill Gates

Want to Remember the Notes You Take? Here's Why You Need to Write Them By Hand

Handwriting notes has been proven to solidify thoughts better than typing, helping us retain information.<p>It's the worst feeling. We get a call or an email suddenly reminding us that a project is due or an important meeting has passed by and we've totally forgotten it.<p>I'm no stranger to the pitfalls …

Productivity

10 Books With Plot Twists You Have to Read to Believe

Who doesn’t love a good twist? The moment that makes you gasp, literally. The sentence that changes everything you thought you knew. The reveal that …

If You Read These 9 Books on Leadership, You Probably Don't Need a Mentor

While no aspiring leader's bookshelf is complete without a copy of Sheryl Sandberg's <i>Lean In</i>, there are literally hundreds of other books on the topic …

15 books Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk think everyone should read

Books have always been important to billionaire moguls like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk.<p>Over the years, the trio has sung the praises of several books that influenced the way they see the world, from their approach to technological innovation to how they manage their businesses.<p>Here are …

Jeff Bezos

7 books that will make you smarter in a single plane ride

'Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words' by Randall Munroe<p><i>Amazon</i><p>'Thing Explainer' is intentionally short and simple to understand. The …

9 Entertaining Books That Will Make You LOL

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p><b>Startup</b> by Doree Shafrir<p>“To call it expertly observed is an understatement.” Veteran journalist Shafrir, currently of BuzzFeed News, sharply skewers tech culture in a feminist satire that’s as addictive as it is biting. Read full book …

Wellcome prize shortlist announced: books that 'will change lives'

Six books are in contention for the annual award for excellence in science and health writing, including a trainee neurosurgeon’s posthumous memoir and books about the NHS, HIV/Aids and organ donorship<p>Spanning human origins, national health services, microbial life forms and death, the shortlist …

Books

All the Books You Desperately Need to Add to Your 'To Read' Pile This Summer

Summer is upon us, which means there’s no TV on, which means it’s finally time to dig into those books you’ve been saving for your weekends, …

Books

Use these Mac menu bar apps to get more done

Mac menu bar apps are a great way to keep information or services -- such as clipboard managers and calendars -- out of sight but no more than a click away. This makes them great for visualizing status information for your Mac, quickly switching settings and even boosting your productivity.<p>There is …

A Harvard psychologist says there's one factor that defines success in a job interview

It was her chance to finally give her "elevator pitch" — a 90-second summary of her research program and goals that could help her land a job at a prestigious academic institution.<p>Sure enough, she soon found herself in an elevator with three prominent psychologists in her field, and one of them …

The Best Business Books of 2015

This handful of business books stand out among the thousands published this year.<p>Every year, I name the best business books in multiple categories and, finally, the best of the best. The categories posted so far are:<p>Top 10 "Start Your Own Business" Books of 2015<p>Top 10 Leadership Books of 2015<p>Top 10 …

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The Best Books of 2015 for Gifting. . . and Hoarding

Look no further for the perfect book for the holidays—for yourself, for your dad, or for someone you’ve never even met.<p>More impressive (or at least, <i>weighty</i>) than a gift card, and less basic than gym socks (thanks, Nana!), the book as a gift is making a comeback. This is the year of the book. Why?</i> …

These are the Netflix tricks every user needs to know

Streaming services are gaining more and more popularity with Internet users, with Netflix being a top choice in many countries. However, not all …

12 investing books to read if you want to get rich

"On average, millionaires invest 20% of their household income each year. Their wealth isn't measured by the amount they make each year, but by how they've saved and invested over time," writes Ramit Sethi in his New York Times bestseller, "I Will Teach You To Be Rich."<p>To help you get started, we …

How to double your reading speed (without losing comprehension)

Billionaire Bill Gates wishes that if he had one superpower, it would be the ability to read faster.<p>Warren Buffet has claimed that he has “wasted ten years reading slowly.”<p>Information is the most valuable commodity out there, and our ability to read faster can undoubtly speed up how fast we …

Reclaimed Wood Rolling Shelf

Hi there! I'm so excited today to get to share with you the very first of the furniture plans for our Alaska lake cabin!!!You'll have to watch the …

Apple executive Phil Schiller, in his own words, on why the new MacBook only has one port

When Apple launched its new, super-thin MacBook laptop in April, much of the initial criticism focused on its having only one port, a new type of USB called USB-C.<p>People wondered: <i>How am I supposed to charge my laptop and iPhone at the same time? Why do I have to spend $80 on an adapter that hooks</i> …

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20 Daily Habits That Will Enrich Your Life

Here are 20 ways that will hopefully rekindle that passion of yours and help make each day amazing.<p><b>1. Engage in consistent action.</b><p><b>2. Constantly picture yourself beyond your current circumstances.</b> Dream enormously big and hold that dream deep within your mind, body and spirit.<p><b>3. Spend time in</b> …

New Habit Challenge: Only Check Email Twice A Day

No more reactive clicking every time we hear that “new message” ping. We’re drastically cutting our email habit in the name of productivity.<p>We’re kind of obsessed with email.<p>And we’re not alone. Most office workers claim they’d like to spend less time on email, and whether the elusive “inbox zero” …

Starbucks Just Figured Out How To Take Your Money Over Twitter

Buying someone a coffee is a small gesture of kindness, but you usually need to be with a friend to make it. However, starting Tuesday, Starbucks has a solution: Just pay for your faraway friend's coffee over Twitter.<p>The new program, appropriately called "Tweet a Coffee," works like this: To tweet …

Apple, coffee and techno: Jonathan Ive's recipe for success

It is cluttered with bikes, skateboards and designers' models, but the ideas factory that sits at the symbolic heart of Apple's vast Californian campus is also the workspace of perhaps the world's most successful designer.<p>It is here that Sir Jonathan ("Jony") Ive gathers his select team for …