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Be like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett: If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible

“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none. Zero.” <i>— Charlie Munger, Self-made billionaire & Warren Buffett’s longtime business partner</i><p>Why did the busiest person in the world, former president Barack Obama, read an hour a day …

Self-improvement

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

9 Books That Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett Think You Should Read

With Christmas around the corner, why not ask for the gift of reading the same books billionaires read?<p>Bill Gates reads about 50 books every year, Mark Cuban reads three hours every day, Mark Zuckerberg resolved to read 24 books in a year, and Warren Buffett spends 80 percent of his day …

Bill Gates

29 Motivational Quotes to Get Yourself Charged

Albert Einstein was a slow learner at school. He was expelled for his poor learning ability. Today we know him as the father of modern physics.<p>J. K. …

Motivation

Here's exactly what to say in a thank you email after you've interviewed

Yes, the hard part may be over, but there is still a critical step left in the process — the thank you note.<p>Although many see a follow-up email as a formality, a CareerBuilder survey revealed that 22% of managers said they were less likely to hire a candidate if they didn't send a thank you note.<p>I …

Google Just Gave Every Startup a Huge Gift With 1 Amazing, Free Website

Every startup wants the formula for success. Google just provided it for free.<p>Starting a startup isn't easy. Most startup founders struggle with juggling the myriad of success factors required to get things off the ground. Many new ventures fail.<p>It all just got a lot easier thanks to Startup with …

Startups

How do you become a millionaire? Here are 7 ways to end up with $1 million.

Becoming a millionaire might seem like a pipe dream, but it’s certainly not impossible. At the end of 2016, there were actually 10.8 million …

Personal Finance

Top 10 Most Influential Fonts in Graphic Design

10 highly professional fonts that had a strong influence on the history and evolution of contemporary typography and graphic design.Of course, there …

Top Six Sigma Consultant Saves Billions for Clients. Then Explains Why Most Process Improvements Fail Utterly.

Subir Chowdhury has saved Fortune 100 companies billions of dollars. Here are his 4 simple principles to create a great culture with a caring mindset.<p>The New York Times has referred to Subir Chowdhury as a "leading Quality Expert". Recently, Chowdhury and his team helped save one of his Fortune 100 …

Self-improvement

Porn Star Advice: How To Date A Dad-Type

Kayden Kross answers all your important, sexy sex questions<p><i>As real-life, fully-certified porn star Kayden Kross says, “You can’t faze me. After all, I’m a notably awarded citizen, and 30 million eyeballs have interacted with my butthole.” Indeed, we’ve tried. Thus, we’re proud to have her as our</i> …

Relationships

7 Mistakes That Make Your Resume Look Really Unprofessional

Don't forget: You've only got one chance to make a first impression. Don't mess it up.<p>Have you ever blindly sent out your resume in hopes that someone will pick it up out of a stack of hundreds of others? You're definitely not the only one. But what happens when someone does finally pick it up--and …

Employment

A 29-year-old hedge fund manager reveals why he loves hiring liberal arts majors

Daniel Rasmussen is the founder of Verdad Fund Advisors, and he's calling BS on needing a BS.<p>Rasmussen, who was recently named to Forbes' "30 Under 30" finance list, majored in history and literature at Harvard University. He is also the author of "American Uprising," a New York Times best-seller …

Self-Help Guru Tim Ferriss Has 6 Tips to Make Any Day 10x Better

After interviewing more than 200 of the world's most fascinating people for <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i>, I believe more strongly than ever that 10x results …

10 daily habits that are sabotaging your productivity and success

When you allow bad habits to take over, they dramatically impede your path to success. The challenge is bad habits are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p><i>"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken." —</i> …

A 12-Step Guide to Picking a Name for Your Startup

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.</i><p>Finding the right name for your startup can have a significant impact on your success. The wrong name …

These Celebrities' Favorite Books Might Just Be Your New Picks

It’s the perfect time of year to cozy up under a blanket with a cup of tea and a book you can sink into. Might we suggest one of these celebrity go-tos, just in time for Book...

Books

Instead of Creating an Overnight Success, Do This

The biggest most successful companies on the planet were not overnight successes. Here's what they did.<p>There is a misconception out there when it comes to entrepreneurship that all successful people "got lucky" or created an overnight success out of the blue.<p>In fact, one of the biggest companies on …

Motivation

This Is Why Warren Buffett Is a Billionaire

Warren Buffett maneuvered the worst investment of his career into one of the most profitable enterprises of all time.<p><i>What's the shrewdest, smartest maneuver you've ever seen in business? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people</i> …

Investing

5 Inspirational Books That Will Boost Your Growth

Regardless of who you are and what you do, there will be periods both in your personal and professional life where you will feel less than motivated …

Motivation

The Smartest Ways You Can Answer Dumb Interview Questions

Sometimes the questions may be stupid but the answers can be smart.<p>If you've ever sat through a job interview, chances are you've wished for smart answers to the dumb questions that always seem to be asked.<p>One of the things I work on when I consult with clients is knowing how to reframe a question …

14 psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

1. Use a 'decoy' option to get people to buy your product<p>In his TED Talk, behavioural economist Dan Ariely explains the "decoy effect" using an old</i> …

Psychology

How to Think Like a Mentally Tough Person

Have you ever thought about how you think? Most people don’t realize that there’s an actual process by which they think their thoughts. Mentally …

Self-improvement

To Be a Leader, Start With Yourself

To learn to lead yourself, management professor and best-selling author Harry Kraemer suggests four principles that every future leader must develop in themselves.<p>Scientists anywhere will tell you the importance of trial runs. Before you launch a rocket to the moon or distribute a new medicine to …

Self-Reflection

Three steps to reinventing your career—even if you’re not sure what you want to do next

In 2012, I was working in the Park Avenue offices of BlackRock, investing in hedge funds. I managed a great, diverse team of people, and every day I got to chat with the most successful investors in the world.<p>But I felt an itch. I wanted to learn about a new industry. I wanted to be more creative. …

University of Pennsylvania

5 Books That Will Make You Happier, According to Bibliotherapists

A book a day keeps the doctor away?<p>We're all familiar with the way a book can help us temporarily escape from reality (that's why we love summer reading so much, after all), but did you know that reading books can literally act as therapy?<p>That's right: Reading therapy, a.k.a. bibliotherapy, is the …

3 Simple Habits That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Remove the unnecessary. Automate decisions. Maintain good health.<p><i>What are the best productivity hacks of startup CEOs? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mikael Cho, founder of Crew | Unsplash,</b> …

Productivity

11 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Spend a little time watching these talks now and you'll save a lot of time in the long run.<p>You know the old saying, "It takes money to make money." Well, the same can be said of time.<p>Sure, you'll spend somewhere between five and 20 minutes not working while you watch the TED talks below, but each …

Time Management

Try These 3 Tricks When Working With Difficult People

Yes, Don Corleone knew a thing or two about leadership. But dealing with other people's egos is more complicated than Hollywood makes it look.<p>Growing up in an Italian-American household meant you had to watch <i>The Godfather</i> Parts I and II every time they came on television. My father, John …

Self-help

15 Books that Shaped My Mind and Changed My Outlook on Life

The title says it all, doesn’t it? I see people put up their book lists from time to time and while I’m generally not a big list person, they do …

Books

19 questions you should never ask your coworkers, even if you're friends

But according to Rosalinda Oropeza Randall, an etiquette and civility expert and the author of "Don't Burp in the Boardroom," your chummy coworker relationship can become problematic when you cross the line.<p>Aside from the obvious — like profanity and insults — here are some questions you should …