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Bill Gates' Solution to Income Inequality

This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine<p>It might not come as a surprise to many that Bill Gates, whom <i>Forbes</i>’ magazine ranks as the second wealthiest man in the world, doesn’t agree with the ideas of French economist Thomas Piketty.<p>It’s Piketty, after all, who made a big splash this year …

5 TED Talks That May Change Your View on Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The incredible popularity of the TED Talks series makes sense. In an age where your marketing plan needs to include multimedia to be successful, why should you be any different when it comes to consuming inspiration? Just like your …

How to uncover closed-door restaurants when travelling

It’s like a dinner party with strangers. Closed-door restaurants, also known as underground restaurants or supper clubs, are private eateries tucked away in a chef’s home. And though they’re not widely advertised, they are often some of the most sought-after tables in town.<p>For travellers, these …

Expert tips for your first trek to the Indian Himalaya

Yearning to explore the forbidding peaks of the Indian Himalaya, but not sure where to start? These expert tips from a seasoned trekker will help you dodge the newbie mistakes and ensure your journey exceeds expectations.<p>Planning your trip<p>Thorough planning (or lack of it) can make or break a trip, …

Sri Lanka: nirvana for beach lovers

Sri Lanka overwhelms the senses. The air is heavy with the scent of jasmine, the food richly spiced and the landscape one of utter beauty; the radiant green rice paddies, forests of swaying palm trees and mountains puckered in tea plantations are utterly bewitching. But for many people Sri Lanka …

How To Talk About Your Biggest Weaknesses In A Job Interview

You’re in the hot seat and things are going well. You talk about your attributes, skills and strengths with ease. Just when you think it’s pretty much in the bag, the hiring manager asks that dreaded question: <i>What’s your biggest weakness?</i><p>“This is one of the questions people have the hardest time …

15 Best Beaches for 2014

Every traveler has a different fantasy about their ultimate beach vacation. Adventure-seekers want beaches that are both beautiful and close to exciting attractions, like exotic jungles or a historically important port city. Honeymooners, on the other hand, gravitate toward deserted islands with …

You Can Party - And Advertise - Like It's 1984, But The Customer Experience Is All That Matters In 2014

If you can afford a Super Bowl Ad, good for you! But here’s something better you can do with the money.<p><i>Take 90%, even 95% of the money you were going to spend, and put it in a pile. A big pile.</i><p>Get some fire extinguishers, maybe even the fire department, ready in case some stray flaming bills escape.<p>…

Six Ways To Spot An Opportunity That Could Improve Your Business--Or Your Life

How to spot an opportunity may be the key entrepreneurial trait, but you can’t do it on an island. You can’t simply wait for inspiration to strike you out of the blue and for you to suddenly realize “what the world truly needs is…”<p>That is not how it works.<p>So, what do you do?<p>You begin, in what you …

How To Negotiate A Job Offer

You can negotiate a job offer, and I hope you do. The negotiation doesn’t start when you get the job offer, though – it starts much earlier, when you first bring up the salary topic during the interview process.<p>You’ve got to have a salary target in mind when you start a job search. That means …

10 Tips on How to Save Money in College

Among all other attributes associated to college, one thing is for sure: college is extravagantly expansive, even when all types of financial aid are …

How to vacation like the super rich

If you’ve got six figures to spare, you can now cruise the mighty Amazon, sip champagne in Monaco, meet the locals in Papua New Guinea and look for …

The Failure Myth, Financial Management Article | Inc.com

<b>FYI: From the editor</b><p>Start-ups are risky business. We all know that. Even as you read this, someone somewhere is giving a speech on entrepreneurship and warning that "four out of every five new businesses fail." It's a statistic that everyone has heard, and most people believe it, especially those …

10 Tech Necessities for Travel: Stay Grounded While Up in the Air

Travel interrupts our naturally scheduled programming and is an easy scapegoat for not maintaining our health, productivity or communication. Don't let a change of scenery spoil your New Year's resolutions -- gear up for 2014 with these 10 apps and gadgets to help make your travel experiences …

Best Kind Of People Make You See Sun Where You Once Saw Clouds

The best kind of people are the ones that come into your life and make you see sun where you once saw clouds.

10 Helpful Financial Habits You Can Start Today

Many of the day-to-day things we do are just habit.<p>That $10 lunch habit? That $30-per-class spinning habit? While you may barely even think about them, costly habits have the potential to wreak havoc on your budget.<p>And, just like bad habits can get you into financial trouble, <i>good</i> habits can help …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

The island of Aphrodite’s ancestors

With Ancient Greek, Venetian, Ottoman and British influences sitting alongside rocky cliffs and sweeping coastlines, the tiny Greek island of Cythera will not remain a secret for long.<p>In 2004, Albert Blok closed his eyes and randomly pointed to a spot on a map, determined to spend his next holiday …

7 Routes to Extended-Layover Bliss

Could your next layover be the highlight of your trip? At more and more airports, a long layover can open a window into local culture–whether you choose to venture into the city or simply roam the terminals. When time is of the essence, we suggest a surgical-strike approach.<p>While some airports pack …

10 Ways to Earn Frequent Flyer Miles Without Getting On a Plane

Earning miles in the air is very straight forward. Get on the plane and earn one frequent flyer mile for every mile flown in the air. Although elite flyers may earn a mileage bonus for every mile flown, there are much better ways to earn miles on the ground.<p>We talked to long-time travel hacker, …

Three Clutch Travel Apps

Flight attendant <b>Heather Poole</b>–aka blogger and best-selling author of <i>Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, and Crazy Passengers at 35,000 Feet</i>–shares smartphone tools that will get you flying high in no time.<p><b>Afraid to fly?</b><p><b>MyRadar</b> is a lifesaver. Red, blue, yellow, green…watch the …

Hello 2014: 21 Ways to Live a Resilient Life

Here are 21 ways to lead a resilient life:<p><b>1. Set healthy boundaries that work for you and not everyone else.</b> Put this phrase at the top of your healthy, self-loving boundary setting list: "That doesn't work for me." If others don't understand your boundaries, so what? You are not creating them for …

Achieve Your Goals in 2014 — Here’s Research That Can Help

1. Successful people do nine things differently than everyone else.<p>2. The rest of us hold ourselves back in five major ways.<p>3. But don’t stress! Just change the way you think about stress.<p>4. To spot new opportunities, imagine yourself in the future.<p>5. And act like a leader before you are one.<p>6. …

Big Ideas: The Minerva Project | Inc.com

There may be no brand more venerable than the Ivy League. Individually and together, its eight members connote the pinnacle of scholarship. No university has emerged to challenge its intellectual supremacy in more than a century. On that timeline, Caltech, founded in 1891, is a start-up.<p>But now …

Job Interviews: 5 Questions Great Candidates Ask | Inc.com

Be honest. Raise your hand if you feel the part of the job interview where you ask the candidate, "Do you have any questions for me?" is almost always a waste of time.<p>Thought so.<p>The problem is, most candidates don't actually care about your answers; they just hope to make themselves look good by …

Entrepreneur's Top 10 Infographics of 2013

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Often, an idea is best expressed through an infographic. Here at Entrepreneur, it's been a rich year for the medium.<p>From the habits of self-made billionaires and the world's smartest people, to hot startup scenes and the crazy number of …