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Top 101 Motivational Quotes

Timeless inspirational quotes to supercharge enthusiasm and motivation.<p>Here are 101 quotes to help motivate you to take on new challenges, overcome roadblocks, and live the life you want to live:<p>"Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, …

Motivation

This simple technology has transformed Gujarat farmlands into an oasis

As I cross the bridge over the Narmada canal, the landscape begins to morph from fields to fallow land with just an odd smattering of vegetation. By …

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 …

1 Simple Habit Practiced by Tim Ferriss That Can Transform Your Career in 2018 | Inc.com

For over 16 years, I wrote a journal in first, second and third person, taking on the roles of colleagues, clients, and even friends to help me better understand their perspectives. I wanted to grow as a person, and as an entrepreneur, I always thought it was critically important to put oneself in …

Self-improvement

30 Must-Read Books

<i>The Great Gatsby,</i> by F. Scott Fitzgerald<p>“It’s hard to say what anyone should or shouldn’t read, let alone <i>everyone,</i> but <i>The Great Gatsby</i> is a book I …

Books

Uber’s Disastrous 2017: A Timeline Of The Company’s Scandals

2017 has not been a good year for Uber. A weekend profile of CEO Travis Kalanick offered up a host of embarrassing revelations, including nearly being deleted from the App Store and several extremely unfriendly “ex-friend” quotes. But that’s just one lowlight of a disastrous 2017 for the …

Donald Trump

Want an Edge Over Your Competitors? Master These 7 Skills Now | Inc.com

May 2018, I know exactly where I'll be - waiting in line for Avengers: Infinity War. When I saw the trailer, all my childhood memories came flooding back. As a child, I loved comics. They were so full of adventure and excitement. I remember sitting on my dad's lap and having him read them to me …

Iron Man

32 Books Anyone Who Wants to Succeed Should Read | Inc.com

The most successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day, and often are readers who strive for self-improvement. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take some suggestions from more than two dozen executives who highly recommend these …

Customer Service

34 Business Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

<i>This article originally ran in Term Sheet, Fortune’s newsletter about deals and dealmakers.</i> <i>Sign up here.</i><p>Alright, here it is: the book list to end all …

Self-improvement

'Open the doors and let these books in' - what would a truly diverse reading list look like?

Following student calls for university English literature syllabuses to be ‘decolonised’, Hanif Kureishi, Arundhati Roy, Kamila Shamsie and other authors reflect on the debate and choose essential books by black and minority ethnic writers<p>Hanif Kureishi<p>I once wrote, “I didn’t know I was coloured …

Books

These 34 Words and Phrases Will Give Your Resume an Immediate Edge

One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, “I’m one hell of a …

Leadership

Transistor breakthrough brings liquid computers closer to reality

In a step towards creating a new class of electronics that look and feel like soft, natural organisms, mechanical engineers at Carnegie Mellon …

Nanotech

10 of the Best Autobiographies You Really Should Have Read By Now

Photo: Amazon.ca<p>1. <i>Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave</i><p>This 1845 autobiography by former slave Frederick Douglass is widely …

Books

Creativity is Born Out of Discomfort | Inc.com

Most of us would agree that problem solving is crucial to business success; that's why the skill appears in so many job listings!<p>Hearing the words "problem solver" may conjure images of that genius kid in your high school math class who worked on college level calculus "for fun." But really, most …

Creativity

15 Life-Changing Fiction Books to Read When You Need an Escape

The only thing I enjoy as much as reading is coming up with a reading list in preparation for an epic (recreational) readathon. Seriously. So as any …

9 Free Apps You Didn't Know Your Small Business Needed | Inc.com

When you're starting out as a small company, prices can easily skyrocket in the search for experienced, knowledgeable employees. But with the flourishing enterprise app market, solutions may be right at your fingertips -- literally!<p>While technology can't take the place of a real person, it can ease …

How to win with a narcissist: 5 secrets backed by research

Is that difficult someone driving you up the wall? What’s the best way to handle impossible people?<p>I’ve broken down the research on how to handle …

Can you solve it? Are you smarter than a Brazilian 15-year-old?

A question from the tropics about string<p>UPDATE: To read the answers click here<p>Guzzlers, tudo bem?<p>Here’s a question from Brazil’s State School Maths Olympiad, one of the largest and most remarkable maths competitions in the world.<p>Founded 12 years ago by the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics …

Academic Research

Why do we feel so guilty all the time?

Food, sex, money, work, family, friends, health, politics: there’s nothing we can’t feel guilty about, including our own feelings of guilt. By Devorah Baum<p>I feel guilty about everything. Already today I’ve felt guilty about having said the wrong thing to a friend. Then I felt guilty about avoiding …

Economic Justice

What fruits and vegetables looked like before we domesticated them

Fruits and veggies used to look a lot different. Domestication has led to a lot of changes.<p>Wild carrots were likely cultivated around the 10th century. They were purple or white, very thin, with a very distinct, powerful flavor. Modern carrots are orange, thicker, brighter, and crunchy.<p>Wild …

Papua New Guinea

Nobel Prize For Medicine Awarded For Breakthroughs On Inner Body Clock

All living organisms on Earth have an internal body clock.<p>The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2017 has been awarded to three scientists for …

Nobel Prize

Why wind and solar won't save us

<b>Even with all the new storage technologies, it is still better to reduce demand.</b><p>Kris De Decker’s Low Tech Magazine is one of the most thoughtful and …

Renewable Energy

MIT Researchers Propose an Ancient Technology to Store Clean Energy

What's old may become new again.<p>A new proposal from MIT researchers looks at how firebricks, clay bricks used in ovens as far back as 3,000 years …

Clean Energy

60 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Curl up with #12 this weekend.<p>When you've had your fill of beach reads, broaden your horizons with a selection from this list of literary masterpieces that range from moving memoirs to hilarious essays. (And okay, okay — we have some "beach" reads in here too.)

24 favorite books of executives, founders, and CEOs that everyone should read

The most successful people often are serious about self-improvement, which can come in the form of a good book. Here are two dozen excellent reads recommended by founders, executives, and other high achievers.

Mentoring

How to Reshape Your Brain and Learn Anything, Based on the Most Popular Coursera Class Ever | Inc.com

You know that old saying that if you give a person a fish, they'll eat for a day, and if you teach them to fish, they'll eat for a lifetime? It's the perfect summary of just how important learning can be. But what's the best way to make sure you learn and don't forget? After all, you can fish all …

Learning

26 Favorite Books of High Achievers | Inc.com

The most successful people often are serious about self-improvement, which can come in the form of a good book. Here are two dozen excellent reads, recommended by founders, executives, and other high achievers.<p>1. Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull<p>"It may not be the newest shiny object on the shelf, but …

Hedge Funds