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Muhammad Yunus And 'A Cinderella Moment' At The Forbes Philanthropy Summit

When Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus accepted the inaugural Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement Award for Social Entrepreneurship, shortly before Buffett received his honor, he called it “a Cinderella moment.” And he didn’t squander the opportunity. “Making money is a happiness,” he told the …

8 Subconscious Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day–And How To Avoid Them

The “swimmer’s body illusion,” and other ways our brains play tricks on us.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Get ready to have your mind blown.<p>I was seriously shocked at some of these mistakes in thinking that I subconsciously …

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Warner Bros. executive on the chances of Wonder Woman appearing in Batman vs. Superman

Over the past few months, the internet has played host to a tonne of speculation concerning Warner Bros.’ upcoming <b>Man of Steel</b> sequel <b>Batman vs.</b> …

National Archive records from 1983 released

The official records of the Prime Minister’s Office and the Cabinet Office from 1983 have been released by the National Archives.<p>Following a change …

What If There's No Internet?

I email. I search. I shop. I Facebook. I stream. I Skype. Every year I seem to do these things a little bit more. Stroke by stroke, as I slip deeper into the Internet's embrace, I find myself wondering:<p>"What would happen if the Internet went away?"<p>Can it? It was famously built to be indestructible, …

Saudi Arabians in 'sidewalk skiing' craze – video

Motorists in Saudi Arabia demonstrate a new trend of driving cars using only two wheels. 'Teams' congregate on the country's many desert roads to do …

New to nature No 107: Typhochlaena costae

There is a story, perhaps apocryphal, that Harvard professor and mycologist Roland Thaxter once gave a public lecture on the Laboulbeniales, an …

Nationalising Europe – Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

‘Europe’ has barely been out of the headlines of late, but it will be of no surprise to readers to learn that thinktanks have been plugging away for …

Come to Britain unprepared and you risk becoming a victim of violence, Polish migrants warned

Polish migrants risk homelessness and even being set alight by hooligans if they move to Britain unprepared, according to a film funded by Ministers.<p>People who come to Britain without a guarantee of a job and secure accommodation face sleeping rough and risk being robbed and even set on fire by …

Why Ed Miliband is going to be the next Prime Minister

Do the maths. It will be quite hard for Labour not to be the largest party after the next election, says Stefan Stern.<p>Do the maths. Labour won 258 seats at the last general election with 29 per cent of the vote, which was their second worst result in 70 years. They should do better next time. …

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The Anti-MBA Crowd Forgets That You Still Have To Grow And Run A Business

MBAs-both the degrees and the people who have them-are an obsolete waste of time and money. An irrelevant recipe for failure. At least that's what all the cool entrepreneurs and venture capitalists are saying. So what's next? Learning to code and "lean startups." Accelerators are the new …

ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI: What I Wish I Knew Before Starting On Wall Street

Here at Business Insider, we're trying to let them know a little something about how real it is, and hand out some advice.<p>This nugget comes from Anthony Scaramucci, a managing partner at SkyBridge Capital, an asset management firm with $7.1 billion under management.<p>"The Mooch" as he's known, has …

MBA VS. CFA: Here's How To Decide Which One To Get

For many that means deciding whether to head to Business School for a Masters in Business Administration, or to take the Chartered Financial Analyst exams — the CFA.<p>These are two completely different ways of skinning a cat, and there are pros and cons to each.<p>People get MBAs in specific fields — …

8 Mistakes Rookie Business Travelers Make

That may seem like a fortune to budget travelers, but there are plenty of hidden costs associated with traveling for work that have nothing to do with food or shelter.<p>Like any craft, learning the ins and outs of saving on business travel takes time. To help, we've rounded up a few of the most …

Top Wharton Professor Shares His Counterintuitive Theory For Success

Google's favorite psychologist Adam Grant has a very specific theory on motivation. He says that, when done right, "giving" — helping others — is the key to success.<p>It may sound counterintuitive, but Grant is a successful guy who got ahead using this principle. He's Wharton's youngest-tenured and …

6 Signs You’re Bad With Time-Management

For example, if you are currently in a new job search, or plan to begin one soon, how well (or how poorly) you manage time can directly influence either how long it may take you to land a new job or whether or not you are even <i>able</i> to land a new job.<p><b>How to Tell if You're Time-Management …

Lloyd Blankfein's Best Advice For Young People — Forget The Straight Line

"You have to understand that you can never give your own kids advice," he joked. Blankfein has three kids ages 27, 25 and 19.<p>Here's his best advice for everyone else, though. Pay attention.<p>"Look, I started out, I didn't just go to law school, I practiced law. Things ended up a lot different from …

Chobani CEO: Our Success Has Nothing To Do With Yogurt

The company's now infamous Greek yogurt is netting more than $1 billion in annual sales — and it only went to market five years ago.<p>But Chobani's CEO and founder, Hamdi Ulukaya said the company's instant success wasn't all about the product.<p><b>"Chobani is not a yogurt story," he said. "It's a</b> …

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WHITNEY TILSON: The Most Brilliant Things I've Learned From Warren Buffett

We asked Tilson, who runs Kase Capital, the most brilliant thing he has learned from the legendary Warren Buffett.<p>"I don't know, how many hours do you have?" he responded.<p>Here's what Tilson has learned both professionally and personally from the Oracle of Omaha:<p>"I remember going to the meeting …

13 Colleges That Aren't Worth The Money

Payscale, a salary data provider, answered this question by comparing the average cost of education to a median income over 30 years for graduates at 1,060 schools in the United States.<p>It turns out that most schools are good investments — though Payscale economist Katie Bardaro warns that students …

WARREN BUFFETT: We've Made A 'Terrible Mistake' With Treatment Of Women In America

A lot of his commentary about the economy was standard stuff: Policymakers have done the right about amount of stimulus, the economy is <i>good not great</i>, and immigration needs to be reformed.<p>Of interest is his commentary about women, an issue he's been talking about more and more.<p>Below is a partial …

Warren Buffett Shared Some Great Career Advice For Millennials

During the live stream video chat, the Berkshire Hathaway CEO told women to "stop holding yourself back" and shared personal stories — including how he overcame his fear of public speaking — to highlight universal career lessons.<p>We've included a few key takeaways from Buffett's interview below:<p><b>1.</b> …

Why Millennials Will Be The Generation 'To Save Us All'

Millennials, roughly those born from 1980-2000, are often criticized as lazy and entitled. While that may hold true to some extent, millennials are also the most adaptable, creative generation in history.<p>Today's 80 million millennials are coming of age in the aftershocks of the Great Recession, …

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The 19 Coolest Small Businesses In New Orleans

The city's economy took a big hit after Hurricane Katrina devastated the cityscape in 2005. But since then New Orleans has rebuilt and reinvented itself.<p>From startups to restaurants and bars, several very cool small businesses have sprouted up in the Big Easy.

What Life Is Like For The Bangladeshis Who Make Your Clothes

But it's hardly the first.<p>These disasters are becoming more common as infrastructure ages.<p>Meanwhile, working conditions and pay for the Bangladeshis who work in these clothing factories are among the world's worst.<p>Bangladesh has become the world's second-largest clothing exporter, in part because …

Bangladesh Will Raise The Minimum Wage For Garment Workers

The news came shortly before the search for bodies officially ended. Rescuers have been clearing out the rubble of a factory building in Dhaka that collapsed on April 24.<p>Bangladesh is one of the world's largest exporters of clothing, and the minimum wage for garment workers in the country is the …

How To Decide If You Should Take The GMAT

You naturally want that stamp of approval when you're up for that next job or promotion.<p>Well, at least if it's a stamp of approval from Harvard / Wharton / Stanford as opposed to Unknown University.<p>If you're already in the finance industry, you're probably already considering your options, …

Here Are Some Of The Biggest Brands That Make Clothes In Bangladesh

Deadly factory accidents are relatively common in Bangladesh, where government safety standards are rarely enforced.<p>Foreign companies met earlier this month to discuss improving worker safety, despite having refused to fund safety improvements for factories just months ago.<p>Bangladesh has said it …