Michaelangelo Monteleone

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How to Make a Fortune With $100

Seven entrepreneurs share businesses you can start from practically nothing.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many would-be entrepreneurs never start because they're waiting for the perfect idea or don't have enough disposable capital to break out of the rat race.<p>These …

There Are 5 Kinds of Leaders, But Only One of Them Strike The Correct Balance. Which One Are You? | Inc.com

A sense of real frustration had set in. The team wasn't meeting the expectations I had for them and not one team member seemed to be getting better. It felt as though we were stuck in quicksand with no relief in sight. So I did what most inexperienced leaders do, made changes on the team.<p>It was …

Leadership

Traders are betting big on a stock market shock

Volatility traders haven't been this sure of a stock market shock in almost two years.<p>These investors buy and sell options on the CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, as they predict swings (or a lack thereof) in the S&P 500. The VIX typically spikes when stocks decline and falls in a steadily rising …

Want Your Employees to Respect You? Give Them the 1 Thing Most Bosses Never Do | Inc.com

A signature trait of the most likable leaders -- a trait that leads to uncommon loyalty in employees as well as business results -- is one that's extremely hard to pull off: humility.<p>But fair warning: If you're in charge of people, and you think you've arrived at the top of the humility mountain, I …

Leadership

Wall Street is sending huge warning signs for stocks

Their mounting pessimism comes at a time when US equities are looking healthy, at least on the surface. Major indexes are hovering near record highs they reached this past week, while corporate earnings are growing at a blistering pace.<p>Yet some market experts think this apparent strength is just …

A Japanese doctor who studied longevity — and lived to 105 — said if you must retire, do it well after age 65

The physician, chairman emeritus of St. Luke's International University, and honorary president of St. Luke's International Hospital recommended several basic guidelines for living a long, healthy life in an interview with Japan Times journalist Judit Kawaguchi. Among them: <b>Don't retire. And if you</b> …

10 Ways Parents Can Teach Their Children To Be Leaders

All parents want their children to be successful. Parents naturally want kids to be viewed as courageous leaders, willing to take on any challenge. However, instilling leadership traits in children takes a lot of practice and patience.<p>We could probably debate all day on what it means for kids to …

Kids

The White House is only telling you half of the sad story of what happened to American jobs

White House Trade Council head Peter Navarro was explaining what he sees as the biggest problem with the American economy since the 1990s that exacerbated inequality and left the American worker in the lurch.<p>"Well, I think you start with the idea that we've had 15 years of subpar growth — 2 percent …

A Marine veteran and mental toughness coach shares how a single sentence can change your life

When Andrew Wittman teaches a mental toughness class, he likes to kick things off with a simple question.<p>"I'll ask them, 'Who are you?'" Wittman tells Business Insider.<p>"And they tell me what they do: 'I'm the CEO of a defense contractor firm.' 'I'm the EVP of a pharmaceutical sales company.' 'I'm a …

These 13 words and 10 tips will help salespeople close more deals faster

And according to marketing-software maker HubSpot, there are certain words salespeople should use to boost their chances of closing more deals, and, beyond that, there are certain characteristics common to top salespeople.

Made In The USA: 4 Dividends Up To 10%

The Fourth of July is right around the bend, which means it’s time for financial pundits to flood readers with their favorite all-American stocks. But as I’ll illustrate in a moment via four all-American high-yield dividend stocks, there’s plenty more incentive to “buy American” than just a date on …

Investing

Try Making Someone's Day. This 1 Sentence Will Show You How | Inc.com

We might not realize it, but our self-esteem and self-confidence are under assault every single day.<p>I recently conducted research that revealed a shocking 93 percent of employees have experienced some sort of hit to their self-esteem (a dent in their armor) in the past 6 months due to something …

Self-esteem

Here's Einstein's Advice to His Son on How to Accelerate Learning | Inc.com

Geniuses might be distinguished by their ability to grasp incredible complexity, but that doesn't mean if you somehow managed to corner one the greatest minds in history for a chat you'd be perplexed by what they had to say. According to Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman, the true hallmark of genius …

Albert Einstein

Elon Musk runs two huge companies by breaking his day into 5-minute slots

Elon Musk has a lot on his plate.<p>The tech entrepreneur now balances his time between his two companies, Tesla and SpaceX. His jam-packed schedule sees him darting back and forth between SpaceX's LA headquarters and Tesla's base in the Bay Area.<p>All in all, Musk puts in about 85 to 100 hours a week, …

An architecture expert reveals 19 of the ugliest McMansions in America

The blog Worst of McMansions, also known as McMansion Hell by its URL, has taken on the daunting task of chronicling these monstrosities and helping the general public understand exactly what makes these homes so hideous.<p>The anonymous author, who simply goes by "Kate," studied architectural …

A predictor with a perfect track record on the American economy is moving closer to signaling a recession

A key predictor of the health of the American economy is inching closer to signaling a recession.<p>The indicator in question is the US Treasury yield curve, a measure of the gap between short- and long-term interest rates. When it is steep — meaning it costs more to borrow money for the long term — …

Machines now dominate stock trading and it's having unexpected consequences

But fundamental analysis has long been helpless in explaining the surge in stocks. The shares of Amazon now sport a Price-Earnings ratio of 180, when classic fundamental analyses might lose interest at a PE ratio of 18 for the profit-challenged growth company that has been around for over two …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Apps

I retired at 52 with a $3 million net worth — here's my best advice to stop working in the next 10 years

Before we begin, let me introduce myself so you know I haven't just fallen off the turnip truck. I reached financial independence in my 40s and eventually retired last year at 52.<p>My assets are arranged so that I'm living off the income they provide — not having to draw them down. So, in theory, …

These 4 Megacap Stocks Are Expected to Grow Their EPS an Average of 642% by 2020

You'd struggle to find faster growth stocks than these household names over the next couple of years.<p>Anybody like growth stocks? Chances are you're a …

19 tricks for reading people's body language

If someone's crossing his arms, for example, you could assume that he's closed off, when in fact he's just cold.<p>That said, when you're trying to discern what a person is really thinking and feeling, it helps to know what kind of gestures and facial expressions to look for.<p>Because sometimes, a …

Body Language

The favorite books of 10 millionaires and billionaires

From entrepreneurs and media tycoons, to international superstars and the president himself, here are 10 books that should be required reading for anyone looking to improve their lives.

Warren Buffett Uses This Proven And Powerful Technique To Simplify Complex Ideas | Inc.com

Last weekend, 40,000 Berkshire Hathaway shareholders descended on Omaha, Nebraska, to watch Warren Buffett and his partner, Charlie Munger, hold court. The two billionaire investors are as known for their wit, wisdom, and advice as they are for their stock picks.<p>"What is most remarkable about the …

Investing

Silicon Valley billionaires are appalled by normal schools — so they created this new one

Silicon Valley is working on ways to change the way that we drive, eat, live, and now thanks to a new type of school, the way our children learn. The school is called AltSchool, and it's the brainchild of a former Google executive, Max Ventilla. The school merges traditional education with the type …

7 Nutrients That Keep Your Brain Young, According To Science

While genetics and exercise play a large role in your brain health and risk of developing dementia, diet is quite influential, too. There is no …

From Prison to $700,000 Online: The Extraordinary Story of Lawrence Aponte | Inc.com

After spending more than six years in a Florida prison, the first thing Lawrence Aponte did upon his release was look for a job.<p>He found one shucking and packing oysters at a seafood warehouse for a whopping $7 an hour. Never mind that Aponte is allergic to shellfish and would leave work every day …

Entrepreneurship

15 habits of self-made millionaires, from a man who spent 5 years studying rich people

Success doesn't crop up overnight. All self-made millionaires had to start somewhere.<p>Much of their transformation from ordinary to seven-figure status can be attributed to "rich habits," a term coined by Thomas C. Corley, who spent five years researching the daily habits of 177 self-made …

Self-improvement

Learning These 7 Tough Skills Will Immediately Improve Your Entire Life

<b>These essential skills are never</b> <b>taught</b> <b>in school, but they will</b> <b>pay dividends</b> <b>for</b> <b>your entire life.</b><p><i>“Anyone who stops learning is old whether at 20 or</i> <i>80.Anyone</i> <i>who</i> <i>keeps</i> <i>learning stays strong.” — Henry Ford</i><p>We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our jobs during the busy …

3 Simple And Effective Steps To Dominate Negotiations

What are the three keys to negotiating success?<p>If you’ve ever been in a position to negotiate, you know how nerve-wracking it can be. You use the latest body language tricks, eye contact, and careful word choice, which leave you feeling not like yourself. Is there a way to negotiate from a place of …

Self-help

I retired at 52 with a $3 million net worth — here are 10 things that surprised me about early retirement

<i>And spoiler alert: it doesn't involve money or a high-powered career! Both of which he retired from once he realized enough was enough (his "enough," btw? $3 million) Take it away, ESI!</i><p>When I retired last fall at 52, I thought I knew exactly what retirement would be like. Many of the expectations I …

Retirement