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Jeff Bezos says the technique he uses to keep from wasting time at meetings can seem 'strange' to new employees

There are lots of reasons this happens, but many times it comes down to a lack of preparation. Think about it: You can send an agenda in advance, you can provide all the resources your team needs for a productive meeting, but this won't do any good unless people take time to review and think things …

Jeff Bezos

The 2 Subtle Reasons Why You Didn't Get the Job, as Revealed by a New Study

Job interviews are difficult affairs to navigate. Some do it better than others.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Being rejected is even worse than being on the receiving end of an angry tweet from the president.<p>You walked into …

Employment

The groundbreaking app turning millennials into stock traders is now said to be worth more than $1 billion

The new round of funding is reportedly led by Yuri Milner's investment arm, DST Global, and values the investing app at over $1 billion. That makes it a "unicorn" in Silicon Valley terms.<p>Robinhood declined to comment on the new funding round. Fortune previously reported that the startup was looking …

Venture Capital

A woman who retired at 28 with $2 million in the bank explains how she saved 70% of her income in New York City

After spending seven years in the finance industry, working her way up the ranks to a senior position at her firm, Livingston had built a nest egg of over $2 million — 40% from investing and 60% from pure savings — allowing her to fulfill a dream she'd held since middle school: early …

Retirement

IBM has figured out how to store data on a single atom

Big things really can come in small packages.<p>IBM announced it has managed to successfully store data on a single atom for the first time. The research, carried out at the computing giant’s Almaden lab in Silicon Valley, was published in the scientific journal Nature March 8, and could have massive …

Chemistry

How to Become a Millionaire, Explained in 1 Minute

Scott Duffy breaks down the importance of surrounding yourself with successful people.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On this episode, Entrepreneur Network partner Scott Duffy, host of <i>Business & Burgers</i>, says the most important factor in determining your business's …

Entrepreneurship

How Buying Stock in the 'Best Companies to Work For' Helped This Investor Crush the Market

For most of his first two decades as a mutual fund manager, Jerry Dodson was something of a nobody in finance. The Warren Buffett–quoting stock …

Basic Math to Get Rich By Investing in Stocks

It was a bumpy road, with a lot of pain. How many owners, who didn't understand GAAP or the nature of equity investing, sold after seeing their …

Investing

A financial adviser’s top 10 investment lessons learned

Have you made investing decisions you regret?<p>I know I have. I recently turned 40 and thought it was a good time to reflect on my own investing mistakes and lessons learned from my 17-plus years of experience.<p><b>1. Don’t follow the herd</b><p>I started investing in June 1999, right near the top of the …

This 5-Step Method Will Tell You If Your Product Solves a Real Human Need

How design thinking can deliver on its promise to deliver better products to customers.<p>Design has quickly evolved from an aesthetic choice to becoming a revolutionary way to differentiate companies. Design thinking is now a proven approach to solving problems and producing innovations with a wide …

Design Thinking

Millennials, do this now — so you can actually retire at 65

It seems like you’ll be punching a clock forever, right? Well, one day, you’ll likely stop spending 9 to 5 at a desk and will enjoy your golden years …

31 easy money hacks to help you get richer every single day this month

Having money is fun! But worrying about money is a major source of stress. Just thinking about goals like creating an emergency fund and saving for …

Buffett's 2017 Letter To Shareholders - 3 Stocks Close To His Purchase Price

Buffett Listed 3 stocks of note with prices within 6% of his average purchase price.<p>He did not add to two top holdings that went down in 2016, an up …

Stop Living The Traditional Social Rules If You Want To Ditch Mediocrity And Start Playing Big

<b>“What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life?”</b> — a question that hits thousands of people on Quora. Guess what’s topped the list? …

Motivation

The $74 trillion global economy in one chart

The latest GDP numbers from the World Bank were released earlier this month, and today's visualization from HowMuch.net breaks them down to show the relative share of the global economy for each country.<p>The full circle, known as a Voronoi Diagram, represents the entirety of the $74 trillion global …

World Bank

22 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 22

<b>1.</b> Confidence is built on accomplishments.<p><b>2.</b> Failure is the foundation of success; the more you fail the more you will succeed. Do not fear failure.<p><b>3.</b> No amount of schooling or research is a substitute for experience.<p><b>4.</b> Overall happiness and success is built on discipline.<p><b>5.</b> You are as good as the …

Volunteering

Warren Buffett just shared his best investment advice, and said the 'elite' have wasted $100 billion ignoring it

The letter covers a bunch of topics, touching on everything from stock buybacks to his favorite book of 2016, and also provides some investment advice.<p>"Over the years, I've often been asked for investment advice, and in the process of answering I've learned a good deal about human behavior," …

Investing

How to Use an LLC to Build Family Wealth

How Families Can Invest Together With an LLC<p>Pooling Money and Investments to Build Family Wealth<p>Updated August 27, 2017<p>One of the best uses of a …

Investing

9 Genius Hiding Places for All Your Valuables

Just in case you haven't had your fill of troubling news lately, try this: Today's thieves are smarter—and more brazen—than ever. More than half of …

Christmas Ornaments

10 Things Employees Want From Leaders (But Won't Tell Them)

What keeps employees happy isn't always as obvious as it may seem.<p>It's no secret. Employee satisfaction has everything to do with business success. An employee who jumps ship costs your business around 20 percent of his or her salary -- and that's just part of the impact. Workplace productivity, …

Employee Engagement

A financial planner explains exactly how you should prioritize your money

The majority of people who approach me for advice are most interested in guidance as it relates to their investment portfolios.<p>I would like to point out that there is a hierarchy of personal financial priorities, and though very important, investing for the future should be considered third of the …

Retirement

A Video Guide to Help You Find the Perfect Fitting Dress Shirt Every Time

You could buy the most expensive and nicest looking dress shirt at the store, but if it doesn’t fit <i></i>right it just looks wrong. This video shows you …

Clothing

Stark Drive launches $400 full-size folding electric bike

<b>For those who have been holding off on purchasing an e-bike until the prices come down, Stark Drive might just have broken the cost</i> …

Alan Greenspan just explained how 'productivity' caused Brexit and Trump, in 10 elegant sentences

Before we deliver Greenspan's quote, some background:<p>"Productivity" is one of the least-sexy areas of macroeconomics, even though right now it is one of the biggest issues bedevilling it.<p>Here's a chart from the Resolution Foundation showing the phenomena:<p>The "productivity puzzle" is this: The …

Economics

An HGTV star who's invested in over 100 properties explains what to do if you want to buy a home, but don't think you can afford it

But if you're committed to saving up for a down payment — and willing to make a few financial sacrifices — don't lose heart.<p>Scott McGillivray, the host of HGTV's "Income Property" and a real estate expert who's invested in over 100 properties, has a trick to help wannabe-homeowners reach their …

Personal Finance

The practical, unsexy steps it takes to actually become a millionaire

You think the title’s a bit much, huh? Don’t blame me—blame Thomas J. Stanley.<p>Who’s that you ask? Thomas was a writer who spent 20 years studying American millionaires and patterns in their habits. The result of all his research was the bestselling book, <i>The Millionaire Next Door.</i><p>If you don’t have …

Personal Finance

Four Questions to Help You Figure Out If You're Making the Right Decision

Everyone faces many tough decisions in daily life, from changing jobs to breaking up with someone you care about, and not being sure if you’re making …

Leaving your job — or get laid off? 5 things to do as soon as possible

So, you quit your job? Or... maybe you even got fired. What happens now? You don't have a paycheck coming in, so the future can look pretty …

Things You Should Know About IRA Beneficiaries: Part 2 | Investopedia

In my last article, I discussed IRA beneficiary designations and how they specify who should receive your retirement account funds if you are to pass …

Retirement

Elon Musk doubles down on universal basic income: 'It's going to be necessary'

Universal basic income is a system in which all citizens receive a standard amount of money each month to cover basic expenses like food, rent, and clothes.<p>On Monday, Musk doubled down on his initial support for the concept.<p>"I think we'll end up doing universal basic income," Musk told the crowd at …

Tesla