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15 books you must read if you want to work on Wall Street

Mention Ayn Rand or Sun Tzu and you're likely to elicit the NSFW version of the eye roll. And forget about Machiavelli. A Zagat's restaurant guide would do more for your banking career than The Prince (although you should still read it).<p>So, I canvased my library and checked in with a few old …

How To Build A V-Shape Body

Look around your gym and you’ll notice that one silhouette dominates in men who are strong but lean – the V-shape. That’s because muscle tends to …

Sold first startup at 20, binged on Counter-Strike for a year — now he’s reimagining social media analytics

Taiwan-based social media analytics startup QSearch pulled in $73,000 in revenue last year. This year, the ten-person team is on target to make $300,000 — and next year, cofounder and chief executive Roger Do is forecasting $1 million.<p>That’s completely bootstrapped, with no outside funding, to date.<p>…

Got a spare billion? Investment bankers are keen to help | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - The growing ranks of the super rich and their increased appetite for risk have caught the eye of investment bankers.<p>U.S. one-hundred dollar bills are seen in this photo illustration at a bank in Seoul August 2, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji<p>Traditionally focused on companies and …

Michelle Phan Is Building a Beauty Empire (Full Video)

Phan's e-commerce startup Ipsy now has an $84 million run rate. Its slightly larger competitor Birchbox is valued at $545 million.<p>At the <b>Code/Mobile</b> conference last week, the speaker lineup included two self-made stars who have built their personal brands to translate across many mediums: Kim …

How Toni Ko Positioned NYX Cosmetics for L'Oreal Sale

Toni Ko is the founder of the multi-million dollar cosmetics brand NYX. In the summer of 2014, she sold the company to L’Oreal, which was reported by Womens Wear Daily. Toni’s story is so inspiring as she is a first generation in America, having immigrated to Los Angeles from Korea at the age of 13 …

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …

The 2 Teenagers Who Run the Wildly Popular Twitter Feed @HistoryInPics

Meet Xavier Di Petta and Kyle Cameron, ages 17 and 19, whose ability to build a massive audience from nothing may be unparalleled in media today.<p>There is a new ubiquitous media brand on Twitter.<p>No, I'm not talking about Pierre Omidyar's First Look Media or BuzzFeed or The Verge, or any other …