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Five Great Books That Will Make You A Better Leader

Here’s one thing we know is true: Leaders are readers.<p>Our research takes us inside the c-suite offices of executives across the country. Those offices almost always contain a full bookshelf. We find that top leaders are often eager learners, devouring the latest books to find new insights that will …

Leadership

6 Great Business Books to Read in 2018

Want to know what to read in the new year? Here are six books that will help you gain new skills, build better teams... and become an even better you.<p>Want to know about some of the great business books coming out in 2018? I receive tons of advance copies from publishers and authors, and here are …

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This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon currently has the NETGEAR CM500-1AZNAS (16×4) DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem on sale for $50.56 shipped, with the on-page coupon …

31 Digital Tools Entrepreneurs Say They Can't Live Without

What tools do CEOs actually use every day?<p>Today there are too many tools to choose from, which got me wondering, what tools do CEOs actually use every day? What tools could they not live without?<p>I've interviewed over 700 CEOs as part of my podcast, <i>The Top Entrepreneurs</i>, and have summarized the top …

Project Management

This Email From Google's CEO to Employees Teaches Some Major Lessons in Leadership

In six short paragraphs, Sundar Pichai shows us how to respond to a crisis--and demonstrates how much words matter.<p>At this point, you've probably heard about "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber," a controversial memo written by a Google employee that went viral over the weekend.<p>The 10-page manifesto …

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years

Science and positive psychology point the way to the future of leadership.<p>The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on …

How Leaders Can Push Employees Without Stressing Them Out

One of the most interesting findings of a recent HBR article on team chemistry is that the types of people who become leaders within organizations are about 30% less likely than their coworkers to feel stressed out. As the CEO of a small investment firm, I was surprised by the finding, but as I …

100 Franchises You Can Start For Less Than $50,000

Be the boss with just $50K.<p>This story appears in the March 2017 issue of <i>Startups</i>. Subscribe »<p>Interested in finding a franchise that fits your budget? The following are the top franchises that can be started for less than $50,000, ranked based on the scores they received in the 2017 Franchise …

Pest Control

Here's the email you should send to everyone you know when you're looking for a new job

As in: I'm single, but I'd like to be in a relationship. Or: I have a job, but it's not really fulfilling, and I'd like a different one.<p>On a rational level, everyone knows this is ridiculous. In all likelihood, the person you're talking to is dealing with their own life imperfections, and will …

Employment

The 9 smartest things to do with your money in your 30s

Everyone's allowed a few mulligans in their 20s, but by the time you're 30, it's helpful to have a solid grasp on your finances.<p>To stay on track, …

Is this the end of venture capital as we know it?

We are in a perverse moment in the global venture capital industry: VCs are fast coming to resemble private hedge funds, and the more money they are able to raise, the worse off startups are becoming.<p>Capital is flowing into funds of all types, yet the rate of investment is shrinking rapidly. This …

Venture Capital

25 places you should visit before they disappear forever

From Patagonia's glaciers to Africa's Congo Basin, these threatened natural wonders span the globe.<p>Keep scrolling to see where you should visit sooner rather than later.<p><i>Talia Avakian contributed reporting to an earlier version of this article.</i>

National Parks

3 Simple And Effective Steps To Dominate Negotiations

What are the three keys to negotiating success?<p>If you’ve ever been in a position to negotiate, you know how nerve-wracking it can be. You use the latest body language tricks, eye contact, and careful word choice, which leave you feeling not like yourself. Is there a way to negotiate from a place of …

Leadership

32 Favorite Books of High Achievers

These are the books dozens of successful executives say everyone should read.<p>Inspiration, escape, and ideas for self-improvement often come in the form of a good book. Here are the top picks of more than two dozen high-achieving executives.<p>1. <i>Tiny Beautiful Things</i> by Cheryl Strayed<p>"[E]very single …

The Lesser Known Benefits of HSAs | Investopedia

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) recently turned 10 years old and, like any pre-teen, are growing rapidly. Serious savers are embracing their immediate …

How Can You Spot Really Good Leaders? They Do Any of These 7 Things Daily

With some things in life, like exceptional leadership traits, you can't just "fake it till you make it."<p>Can you imagine working for someone in a high-level leadership role, perhaps a CEO, and suddenly it dawns on you: This person isn't leadership caliber.<p>Your next thought may be, <i>How in the world</i> …

Franchising's Million-Dollar Question: How Much Money Can I Make?

Like most worthwhile career ventures, the answer lies in due diligence and conversations with people already in the business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a franchise coach, I get a lot of questions from people who want to become business owners. Understandably, …

Small Business

This Couple Went to Every National Park in America and Says These Are the Best

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Housing Trends Will Keep U.S. Interest Rates Suppressed

If we’re all downsizing, who’s upsizing?<p>That question should be critical to aging and retiring baby boomers whose main “asset” is the equity in their homes. If current demographic trends remain in place -- and there is not a shred of evidence that they won’t -- then we are facing a generation of …

Home Ownership

10 Apps and Tools to Make Your Small Business Better and More Efficient

When you don't have the resources to build custom solutions, you can rely on these affordable (or free) fixes.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For many startups, achieving meaningful growth -- the kind that gets the attention of investors and potential buyers -- means …

Small Business

The 7 Best Stocks to Buy for an Income-Rich Retirement

Portfolio manager Ned Davis studied the returns of S&P 500 stocks from 1972 to 2004. His goal? To figure out what the best stocks to buy were over …

Learn From Warren Buffett's Diversification

One of the investing principles we are thought and read about is to diversify our portfolio by sector and by asset allocations. It's one of the …

EduTech: How to get the most out of your .edu email address with discounted software + hardware, more

<i>EduTech is a new 9to5Mac weekly series that will focus on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know.</i><p>In the first installment of …

Education Technology

You can get a tax break on all of these home improvements

If you made any home improvements in 2016, you may be eligible for a tax break or two. Certain home improvements — or certain lines of credit that …

OPEC Faces Headwinds In Draining The Global Glut

<b>Draining the Glut</b><p>There is ambiguity and uncertainty concerning OPEC's recent deal. It centers on successfully cutting the collective supply of oil …

How to set up DIY video monitoring for home or office - subscription free - ExtremeTech

How to set up DIY video monitoring for home or office — subscription free<p>By on December 7, 2016 at 2:24 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions …

Elgato Announces 'Eve Motion' HomeKit-Enabled Wireless Motion Sensor

Elgato today announced the latest product in its line of HomeKit accessories, debuting the Eve Motion wireless motion sensor. The Eve Motion is a small square-shaped accessory that can be put anywhere in your house, indoors or outdoors.<p>It works in tandem with other HomeKit accessories, allowing you …

HBO's 'Westworld' Filming Locations You Can Visit

We're a Game of Thrones–obsessed office, but while we wait impatiently for the next season, HBO's Westworld is sating our need for rough-and-tumble TV. Set in a futuristic park made to look like the wild west (and tended by android "hosts"), the show has caught our eye with its sweeping panoramas …

National Parks

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Start packing.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior data scientist at the University of …

Here's Why You Should Get the iPhone 7 Plus but Not the iPhone 7

To upgrade or not to upgrade — that is the question. We tested out the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus for a few weeks to determine if the latest phones are worth your money.<p>If you're an Apple fan, you know that the company is consistently creating new products with updates that often (but not always) make …