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6 Must-Read Books That Will Unlock Your Inner Mental Strength

They all contain valuable insight on making the process work better for you.<p><i>What are the best books to read for mental strength? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Praveen Tipirneni,</b> …

Hacking

Amazon Could Acquire Toys 'R' Us. Here's Why It's a Brilliant Move

If Amazon buys Toys 'R' Us physical retail locations, it will be even more powerful than it is now.<p>Toys 'R' Us made three big mistakes.<p>The first mistake was in early 2000, when it signed a 10-year contract to be the exclusive vendor of toys on Amazon, instead of investing in its own e-commerce site.<p>…

Mergers & Acquisitions

Doing 1 Simple Thing Will Instantly Make You Sound Smarter, According to Science

Best of all, it's a change anyone can immediately make.<p>If you think about any one of the extremely successful people you know, it's almost guaranteed that one of their skills is the ability to influence and persuade other people.<p>(Of course that might be because selling is the one skill everyone …

Public Speaking

3 Essential Branding Lessons From A Rare Steve Jobs Interview

Jobs’s work with legendary designer Paul Rand taught him lessons that any designer, client, or entrepreneur should take to heart.<p>The year is 1986. Steve Jobs meets Paul Rand, the genius responsible for branding IBM, UPS, and Westinghouse. Having just been ousted from Apple, Steve asks Rand to …

Graphic Design

Why Reading Books Should be Your Priority, According to Science

You're not doing yourself any favors if you're in the 26 percent of American adults who haven't read even part of a book within the past year.<p>More than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults admit to not having read even part of a book within the past year. That's according to statistics coming …

Books

The Fermi Paradox

<i>PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here. (Or see a preview.)</i><p>Everyone feels something when they’re in a …

How these 23 entrepreneurs became the lesser known co-founders of the biggest tech companies in the world

When a tech company reaches a certain level of success, the names of the founders often become synonymous with the brand they create. At least, that's the case with founders who are the "face" of the company.<p>Still, we tend to forget that Steve Jobs, Travis Kalanick, and Bill Gates, didn't create …

Silicon Valley

'Mind over matter': Stephen Hawking – obituary by Roger Penrose

Theoretical physicist who made revolutionary contributions to our understanding of the nature of the universe<p>Stephen Hawking dies aged 76<p>The image of Stephen Hawking – who has died aged 76 – in his motorised wheelchair, with head contorted slightly to one side and hands crossed over to work the …

Physics

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'National Geographic' Reckons With Its Past: 'For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist'

If <i>National Geographic</i>'s April issue was going to be entirely devoted to the subject of race, the magazine decided it had better take a good hard look at its own history.<p>Editor in Chief Susan Goldberg asked John Edwin Mason, a professor of African history and the history of photography at the …

Race & Ethnicity

Elon Musk: SpaceX and Tesla alive 'by skin of their teeth'

<b>Elon Musk says his companies SpaceX and Tesla are both still alive only "by the skin of their teeth".</b><p>The entrepreneur told an audience at the South by South West (SXSW) conference that both companies almost went bankrupt in 2008.<p>"I gave both SpaceX and Tesla a probability of less than 10% likely to …

Tesla

The key to Leonardo da Vinci's genius is a practice that anyone can learn

In late 2017, <i>Salvator Mundi</i>, one of Leonardo da Vinci's paintings, sold for $450.3 million.<p>For a child born out of wedlock in the 15th century, that's quite an accomplishment. And yet, many would argue that this isn't even close to being his greatest contribution to humanity.<p>When the word</i> …

Creativity

How smart people handle difficult people

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

A Passenger Sued Southwest Airlines for Exactly $74,999, and It's Totally Brilliant. Here's Why

People asked: "Why not just round it off to $75,000?"<p>Perhaps you've read about the 24-year-old Harvard dropout who sued Equifax in small claims court over last year's mammoth data breach--and won--and whose company started funding other people's cases against the credit reporting giant.<p>Now, a …

Southwest Airlines

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If you read a lot of the business press, you hear about how everything is just moving faster than we’ve ever seen it before. Technology is changing …

The (super enjoyable) Japanese secret to becoming a morning person

In an ideal world, your morning routine would <i>always</i> set you up for a kickass day ahead. But if you’ve got a packed to-do list, it’s all too easy for …

8 Life Lessons From 8 Good Books That Everyone Should Read

These inspirational books can change your life if you let them.<p>CEO and Co-Founder of Impact Theory<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Humans are adaptation machines. We are literally designed to adapt to our environment and the stresses that it places on us (both physical …

Self-improvement

India's ruling party ordered online abuse of opponents, claims book

Former volunteer for the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) says she was told to criticise journalists, actors and political figures online<p>Social media trolling against Indian public figures including journalists and actors has been directly co-ordinated from inside the country’s ruling party, a new book …

Social Media

Stephen Hawking explains what happened before Big Bang

Commentary: The physicist tells Neil deGrasse Tyson what came before the Big Bang. Was there anything there? Was there nothing there? Was there even a there there?<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>So there was this chicken, OK? And then …

Physics

Leave The Office On Time and Don’t Take Your Work Home

These two lessons are true for every person who wants a long, happy, and satisfying career.<p>But it’s very hard to put that advice into practice. It …

The dark reasons so many rich people are miserable human beings

It’s no picnic having a massive bank balance<p>Mo money, mo problems.<p>New research shows the richer we get, the less happy we become. A study, published …

This Is The Mindset You Need To Succeed 10X or 100X In Life (And It's The Opposite Of Convention)

When two people come together who are living in their "unique ability," they can go 100X bigger in their goals.<p><b>"</b><b>Being a giver is not good for a 100-</b><b>yard</b><b>dash</b><b>, but it's valuable in a marathon.</b><b>"</b><b>--</b> Adam Grant<p>Many people are TAKERS, especially those who desperately want success.<p>They engage in …

Self-improvement

It’s Your Time

<b>Flipboard’s first brand campaign—and why now</b><p>Your time is precious, and you need to make the most of it. We get that. In fact, that’s why Flipboard is here—to quickly connect you to the stories that matter most in your world.<p>It’s an especially tricky problem these days. Our always-on, …

Richard Branson Says Dump the MBA and Learn 1 Secret to Entrepreneurial Success

One thing can drive your business to success and it's not three letters at the end of your name.<p>Beyond his amazing business success after dropping out of school when he was 15, Richard Branson is unusual. He is unafraid of controversy while managing to live without regrets, as his mother taught …

Entrepreneurship

The 25 Best Shows On Amazon Prime Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: March 14th</b><p>Netflix does not hold the monopoly on good series worth streaming. While Netflix certainly features more and better <i>original</i> programming, Amazon Prime Video holds their own in that department, and they continue to beef up their offerings. As far as licensed content goes, …

Entertainment

13 Difficult Things Highly Successful People Learn To Do Young

To invent a product, turn a profit or start a business is to be accomplished. To be successful is to maintain ethics, principles and self-awareness regardless of how your professional pursuits are going, and it is the latter to which we should strive.<p>“Successful people,” as we’ll call them here, …

Self-improvement

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Self-awareness

5 Remarkably Powerful Ways to Boost Your Confidence

Confidence gives you the power to conquer the world. Here's how you can learn to be confident in all you do.<p><i>"Low self-confidence isn't a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered--just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the</i> …

Self-help

18 Tips That Every Student Needs In Their Life

There's no better feeling than being completely organised and ready to go.

11 Things Ultra-Productive People Do Differently (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge—there are only 24 hours in a day.<p>Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they have an uncanny ability to get things done. Even when juggling multiple projects, they reach …

Time Management