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I tried the 10/10/10 Method to make decisions like Warren Buffett and Ray Dalio — and it's completely changed the way I view choices

<i><br>"I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people."</i><p>Those words are often attributed to Isaac Newton. They may evoke a chuckle, but they get to the root of a problem faced by us all — irrational behavior.<p>Making decisions is one of keystone actions we all take on a …

Self-improvement

I Wish Thought Leaders Would Stop Trying To Sell Me Their Garbage

When did everyone start podcasting, blogging, writing books or selling online courses? It’s getting ridiculous. Everyone’s a motivational speaker now too. Just picture guys in their 30s and 40s, wearing gingham shirts untucked or black t shirts (they’re not mainstream dude) drinking Kombucha tea …

Tim Ferriss

How to Become an Einstein or Da Vinci: 4 Steps to Mastering Your Craft

Everyone has the ability to become a master at something. But give yourself time--a lot of time.<p>There's no denying it--watching people do what they're good at is fun. From chess players to basketball players, we not only enjoy seeing others excel, but often we will pay to see them do so up close. …

Self-improvement

Steve Jobs Once Gave Some Brilliant Management Advice on Hiring Top People. Here It Is in 2 Sentences

Every boss in a hiring role should appreciate this simple yet profound advice from the former head of Apple.<p>Steve Jobs may have had an enormous ego as the head of Apple, but he understood his place in the information age when he famously quipped,<p>It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and tell …

Leadership
Digital Health

Billionaire CEO Sara Blakely Says These 7 Words Are the Best Career Advice She Ever Got

Sometimes the simplest things are the most profound.<p>Sara Blakely founded Spanx in her late 20s. The company made $4 million in sales in its first year and $10 million in its second year. In 2012, <i>Forbes</i> named Blakely the youngest self-made woman billionaire in the world.<p>She is clearly massively …

Sara Blakely

4 Proven Leadership Ideas That Are Nearly 2,000 Years Old--And Still Relevant

No, they don't come from the latest celebrity entrepreneur, but these lessons are inspiring and timeless.<p>In our current culture of celebrity worship, we often look to well-known names and faces to teach us things. You'll find enough lessons inadvertently taught by the likes of Elon Musk and the …

Motivation

Which is the best daily planner for busy entrepreneurs?

Keeping on track is hard. Over the years I’ve tried a number of personal information managers – PIMs, for short – from the original Palm V to my current iPhone/iCal/Vyte/phone tag method of making sure I’m in the right place at the right time.<p>It rarely works.<p>Something is always dropping out. An …

A group of Democratic and Republican governors just released a plan to fix Obamacare

A letter from two Republican governors — John Kasich of Ohio and Brian Sandoval of Nevada — five Democrats, and one independent urged congressional leaders to do everything in their power to help the people on the individual insurance exchanges created by the law and to stabilize the program.<p>"As …

Health Care

The 5 Things Mediocre Managers Forget (But Inspirational Leaders Never Do)

Whatever you do, if you want to be an inspirational leader, don't forget these things.<p>Most of my career has been in leadership roles -- and I've made a lot of mistakes. I mean, a lot of mistakes. More than I can count.<p>I've learned about leadership the hard way. I've learned the most about leading …

Motivation

Meet the Ecommerce Guru Guiding His Students to $100 Million in Sales

What does it take to make it in ecommerce? Tanner Larsson knows.<p>Tanner Larsson got his entrepreneurial start the usual way: He got thrown out of business school, took 10 years to complete his four-year degree, and then landed a job as a window cleaner. Just kidding.<p>Larsson’s entrée into the world …

‘Single payer’ is becoming Democratic Party consensus. Here’s the danger to avoid.

At a town hall meeting in Oakland yesterday, Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) — one of many Democrats who are considering running for president in 2020 — announced that she will be co-sponsoring a “Medicare for all” single-payer health-care bill that Bernie Sanders is introducing next month. While this …

Health Care

Doctors are burning out because electronic medical records are broken

Are electronic medical records largely to blame for the growing crisis of physician burnout?<p>One of the most enjoyable parts of my job is meeting new medical students every year. I invariably find myself not only impressed by their talent and intelligence, but also struck by their optimism and …

Digital Health

I Started My Business on a Spreadsheet -- Here's Why All Bootstrapped Companies Need to Start Lean

Start small, prove out the real business need, concentrate on learning how to sell or convert and then retain customers, and you're setting yourself up for bootstrapped business success.<p>In late 2012, I was burned out. I basically had two jobs: I was working full time at Distilled in New York with …

5 people from around the world share what it's like to have single-payer healthcare

Some proponents of the US model say this increases people's level of choice, allowing citizens to pick the plan that is right for them.<p>Advocates for a single-payer model argue government-funded care significantly reduces cost and provides a stronger social safety net.<p>Business Insider spoke with a …

Health Care

4 Ways Going to the Doctor Is Radically Changing

The future of health care in the U.S. is far from settled, but how people receive it now is also undergoing a revolution. Health records are …

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 …

Leadership

Big Data Is Coming to Take Your Health Insurance

Universal government coverage may be the only solution.<p>For all its absurdity, the debate over Obamacare has accomplished something positive: It has educated people that insurance is really about risk pooling -- as in you need both healthy and sick people to participate if it’s going to be …

Health Care

20 bots that can help you build your startup

Tens of thousands of bots have been built to do things like promote movies and sell chicken wings, but there’s also an entire league of bots created to help businesses grow and streamline tasks. Chances are pretty good you will need more than just bots to get your business off the ground, but the …

Chatbots

How hospitals could kill the health insurance industry

Some of the world's most powerful retailers have been brought to their knees in recent years thanks to the "Amazon effect." The internet juggernaut …

Become a UX designer in an afternoon—a quick guide for new designers.

Research — Analyse—Design—Test<p>Make it count, everything you say and do from now on will be based on this research.<p>2. Analyse<p>This is the fun part …

Opinion: Ignore the Obamacare fight in Congress and buy these 5 health-care stocks

The battle in Congress over the Affordable Care Act continues, with more debate and votes over repealing parts of the law also known as Obamacare.<p>Of …

Why Obamacare Must Be Repealed: It's Not Just Political

The attempts to repeal Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, may seem primarily political, but they’re not. President Obama’s signature legislative …

Prescription video games may be the future of medicine

A new episode of Next Level explores whether certain video games can improve cognitive function<p>“Brain-training” games have been a controversial topic in recent years, especially after a group of scientists and researchers published an open letter in 2014 saying there is “very little evidence” that …

The Brain

3 Health Insurance Misunderstandings That Could Cost You

Health insurance is a critical aspect of your financial planning, but it's also extremely difficult to understand. Health-insurance policies extend for dozens, or even hundreds, of pages in some cases, and there's a lot of confusion about what various terms, phrases, and contract provisions really …

Health Care

Hospitals Face Growing Cybersecurity Threats

In the neonatal intensive care unit of Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, a father is rocking a baby attached to a heart monitor. While doctors roam the halls trying to prevent infections, Chief Information Officer Theresa Meadows is worried about another kind of virus.<p>"The last thing …

Cybersecurity

Google launches its own AI Studio to foster machine intelligence startups

A new week brings a fresh Google initiative targeting AI startups. We started the month with the announcement of Gradient Ventures, Google’s on-balance sheet AI investment vehicle. Two days later we watched the finalists of Google Cloud’s machine learning competition pitch to a panel of top AI …

The Mistake Every Entrepreneur Makes When Creating Their Product or Service

Innovation starts with a problem, not a solution.<p>Entrepreneurs love to gush about how they identified a problem, created a solution and then disrupted a market.<p>In my experience, innovation doesn’t necessarily work like that. Often, <i>creating</i> the solution uncovers the problem. In industries with a …

12 Millionaire Habits to Start Making Serious Money Soon and Build Wealth in a Hurry

Get-rich-quick schemes rarely work but doing the right things every day rarely fails.<p>There's a mindset that's prevalent these days. It's one of instant gratification in an on-demand society that looks for quick results with very little effort. Entrepreneurs know that life doesn't work that way. You …