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Chamath Palihapitiya wants to change the world

How the son of Sri Lankan immigrants grew up poor in Ottawa, became buddies with Mark Zuckerberg, made a fortune at Facebook, and set out to solve the problems of the 99%<p>A brisk wind is mussing up <i>Vanity Fair</i> editor Graydon Carter's curious pageboy hairdo. It's a sunny autumn morning in San …

Silicon Valley

20 Things My Dad Wishes Someone Had Told Him in His 20s

Your 20s is a constant battle between thinking you have it all figured out and life giving you a harsh reality check. It's a period of trial and error, but it can also be one of the most fun decades. Much of my life knowledge is from my dad, who's filled with never-ending lessons. Though he's …

Motivation

America’s Great Divergence

A growing earnings gap between those with a college education and those without is creating economic and cultural rifts throughout the country.<p>CONNERSVILLE, Indiana—Ashley Gabbert and Dan Dark are both white Indiana residents in their early 30s, but their lives look nothing alike.<p>Gabbert, 32, lives …

Income Inequality

How This 27-Year-Old Made $1 Million Last Year

In December 2012, when Michelle Schroeder-Gardner graduated with an MBA, she had $38,000 in student loan debt.<p>She got a job as a financial analyst earning $50,000 a year (plus bonuses of about $12,500 annually), but she set a goal of paying off her debt within six months.<p>Though it took her one …

Personal Finance

Management Expert Adam Grant on Billy Joel

‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’ gave the author his first research project<p>Adam Grant, 35, is a professor of management and psychology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and the author of “Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World” (Viking) and the forthcoming “Option B” with …

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Project Management

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Montana

Like It or Not, Egotistical Jerks Make Great Entrepreneurs

Hard to believe it’s been nine years since Stanford professor Bob Sutton ignited a national movement against bad bosses with his breakout bestseller,</i> …

Exceptional Employees Have Emotional Intelligence

A recent international study surveyed more than 500 business leaders and asked them what sets great employees apart. The researchers wanted to know …

Why Attitude Is More Important Than IQ

When it comes to success, it’s easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in the dust. But new …

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Quora

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

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The Secret Behind Making Your Day Job Work for Your Startup | Inc.com

Most aspiring entrepreneurs face a dilemma. They want to start a new business but they don't want to give up their jobs--and the security of their paychecks--until they absolutely have to. On the other hand, launching a successful company is consuming enough without combining it with full-time …

Intellectual Property

The Age of Unicorns

Stewart Butterfield had one objective when he set out to raise money for his startup last fall: a billion dollars or nothing. If he couldn’t reach a …

3 Reasons Why You Won't Change Jobs This Year

Are you sitting at your desk hating life right now?<p>Are your eyes glazing over from staring at work you do <i>not</i> want to do?<p>How's your energy level? Are …

Google got it wrong. The open-office trend is destroying the workplace.

A year ago, my boss announced that our large New York ad agency would be moving to an open office. After nine years as a senior writer, I was forced to trade in my private office for a seat at a long, shared table. It felt like my boss had ripped off my clothes and left me standing in my …

So You Want to Start a Business! Great Idea but Where is Your Plan part 1

I was a SCORE Volunteer for several years, an organization that I believe is under appreciated and misunderstood. It gave me the opportunity to meet …

Research: The Key Ingredient to Genuine Happiness

We would all like to be happier in our personal and professional lives, even those of us who already love what we do, or are content with personal …

The 7 Dumbest Startup Decisions You Could Ever Make (And The Idiots Who Keep Making Them)

The Silicon Valley controversy of the week started when Uber executive Emil Michael told Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith about a company plan to dig into the private lives of journalists who criticize Uber. But the amazing thing isn’t that Uber would make such a mistake — it’s that this is just the latest in …

Why Obnoxious Confidence Wins In The Office

So everyone dislikes obnoxious people, especially those with neon egos that glow in the dark. That dominate meetings. That have a sense of …

My Start-up Made 200k In Its First Two Months...And I'm Embarrassed

It all started with a simple question from a frustrated entrepreneur:<p><i>"I want a book, but I don't have the time to write it, and the normal publishing</i> …

9 Things Successful People Won't Do

My last post, How Successful People Stay Calm, really struck a nerve (it's already approaching 1.5 million reads here on LinkedIn). The trick is that …

2014 Tax Brackets: Your Tax Rate May Not Be What You Think

Don't misinterpret the 2014 tax brackets.<p>2014 Tax Brackets<p>Single Filers<p>Married Filing Jointly or Qualifying Widow/Widower<p>Married Filing …

Out of Office: Do You Know What Your Frequent-Flyer Points Are Really Worth?

<i>This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers and members share their business travel advice and stories from life on the road. Read</i> …

What does it mean to be a leader?

We have all had our share of bad, overbearing bosses that don’t know a thing about leading teams. They think that good leaders lead through …