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Billionaire hedge fund manager Ray Dalio explains how capitalism works

Every Bridgewater employee, for example, is given an exhaustive 120-page manual on Dalio's world view.<p>In late 2013, he produced and narrated an animated video that explains "How the Economic Machine Works" that simplifies the economy as the interaction of short- and long-term debt cycles over a …

9 quotes about trading from the most important trader who ever lived

To pay attention to this kind of overstimulation is the height of madness, even for professional traders.<p>The most storied and important trader who ever lived, Jesse Livermore, would be tuning these daily buy-and-sell calls out were he still alive and operating, because while he was a trader he was …

Swiss franc turmoil leaves exporters on the downhill slope

Switzerland's skiing industry is among the casualties of the Swiss National Bank's shock currency move<p>Ed Eger sleeps with his phone on. When you’re in the foreign exchange business, events around the globe can require a fast response.<p>At 4.40am Eger was jolted out of bed in Canada by a call from a …

How To Think Like The World's Smartest People

I hate to break it to you, but unless you're trying to get into Mensa, IQ tests don't matter as much as we think they do. After a certain point, that's not the type of knowledge or brainpower that makes you better at life, happier, or more successful. It's a measure sure, but a relatively useless …

9 Books Billionaire Warren Buffett Thinks Everyone Should Read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he says. "We want to …

A Former CIA Agent Explains How To Advance Your Career Like A Spy

They have to gain their opponent's trust and respond to a crisis quickly.<p>In the book "Work Like a Spy: Business Tips from a Former CIA Officer," J.C. Carleson writes about her experience as an undercover agent for the Central Intelligence Agency and the business and career tips she gained during …

The Biggest Mistakes I See on Resumes, and How to Correct Them

<i>This Influencer post originally appeared on LinkedIn. Follow Laszlo Bock and insights from other top minds in business on LinkedIn.</i><p>I’ve sent out …

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12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

Microsoft Xbox One review: Much improved, the Xbox One has hit its stride - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Microsoft's Xbox One offers impressive graphics and a solid list of exclusive 2015 titles. The Microsoft console currently edges ahead of the PS4 with a better selection of media apps. The console's fall-2015 dashboard update is a noticeable improvement. The console has backward …

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Apple Releases iOS 8.1 – Here’s What’s New – MacStories

Following an official announcement at a media event last week, Apple today released iOS 8.1, the first major update to iOS 8, which was originally launched in September.<p>As Apple's Craig Federighi noted last week, Apple uses the launch of major new versions of iOS to collect “feedback” and quickly …

Even better: Giants add 2014 Series title to '10, '12

KANSAS CITY -- The names roll smoothly off the tongue, for they have become legendary. Willie Mays. Willie McCovey. Barry Bonds. Juan Marichal. …

Much-loved image editing app Pixelmator is coming to the iPad this month

Pixelmator, the app long touted as at least a partial replacement for Adobe Photoshop on the desktop, has now gone mobile.<p>At Apple’s Town Hall meeting this morning, The Pixelmator team demoed its upcoming app for the iPad, which will be available in the App Store later this month.<p>That’s great news …

12 Cool Things You Can Do With Apple TV

Apple has added a bunch of new channels to Apple TV over the years like HBO GO, Hulu, Disney, and a lot more.<p>But that's not all the Apple TV can do.<p>We put together 12 tips for your Apple TV that will open it up to more content, stream video more reliably, and let you control it all with your phone.

Is Alibaba Or SoftBank About To Buy Yahoo?

<i>[Disclosure: Author was long YHOO at time of writing.]</i><p>A couple of days ago here on Forbes, I made the case for how, at current levels, Yahoo was a compelling buyout target for either Apple, Facebook, Microsoft or even Google<p>At the current valuation, any of those companies could buy Yahoo and get …

14 Video Games That Changed My Life

I was at a friend's house when the phone rang. It was mom. She got a Nintendo. I rushed back to find <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> on the living room TV.<p>Video …

E3 preview: 2014 is a crucial year for blockbuster gaming

Seven months after the release of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, E3 2014 is the difficult second show in a crucial year for blockbuster gaming, says Tom Hoggins.<p>Buoyed by the upcoming release of next-generation consoles, E3 2013 saw video games get their swagger back. The world’s biggest gaming …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Phablet Use Distinct From Smartphones, Tablets

Consumers who use phablets spend more time on social networking than users of other portable devices.<p>Supersized smartphones aren’t just cutting into sales of smaller tablets. These devices, known as “phablets,” are reshaping consumer behavior.<p>A new study from Opera Mediaworks found that people use …

Wolfenstein dev: we hit 1080p, 60fps on Xbox One by having an engine built to scale

MachineGames, developer of Wolfenstein: The New Order, has said that by building an engine made to scale, the team was able to hit 1080p, 60fps on …

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Against The Odds, Bunkr Raises $1.4 Million For Its PowerPoint Killer

French startup Bunkr raised $1.4 million (€1 million) from Idinvest Partners, Deezer co-founder Daniel Marhely and Free founder Xavier Niel. When I first covered the online presentation service in August 2013, the company told me that it was about to begin raising a seed round. It took a while …

Saving Space with a Suspended Bedroom

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>The first thing you notice in this combination living area is of course the bed suspended from the ceiling. Accessible by narrow staircase …

Satechi Smart TV Box With XBMC Integration Launches For $110 (video)

Anyone looking to make their non-smart TV a little smarter might be interested to learn that the new Satechi Smart TV Box has this week launched and …

Super Creative iPhone Photos

Brock Davis is a very talented designer who likes to use his creativity and his iphone camera to work together. In 2013 he took some awesome photos …

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15 Truly Breathtaking Pools From Around The World

Forget the world's most crowded swimming pool. If you're planning a vacation in the future, why not treat yourself to a dash of luxury and check into …

Ubisoft shows off Snowdrop engine with help from Tom Clancy's 'The Division'

Ubisoft's showing off a new trailer for Tom Clancy's <i>The Division</i>, and it's a stunner. Sure, we don't hit every gaming trailer that comes across our radar, but this one certainly piqued our interest, as its good looks owe a lot to the new Snowdrop engine -- as the French game company puts it …