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25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND OUT WHY<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than …

What Do Great Leaders Discuss With Their Employees?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business owners often talk about the need to properly manage their employees -- but rarely understand the specific efforts -- and time commitment -- needed to achieve optimal results. This is especially the case for emerging businesses …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

10 Words You Should Never Use to Describe Yourself | Inc.com

Consider the word "charismatic." If someone called me charismatic, I will be incredibly flattered (and hugely surprised). But if I call <i>myself</i> charismatic, you will think I'm a jerk--and rightly so.<p>Here are 10 more words that are awesome when used by others to describe you, but that you should never …

Self-improvement

10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

We have just entered the Urban Age, when the majority of the world's population lives in cities. Most of us may live in the metropolis, but these …

Urbanism

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

This Is What Really Happens When a Startup Fails | Inc.com

Three weeks ago, the Canvas team had returned from winter holidays, hunkering back into work at the company's Union Square office in New York City. Just weeks earlier, the company--seven people, including its 26-year-old founder, Chris Poole--had a major success in launching its first iPhone app, …

Startups

The World's Rich Are Not Incomprehensibly Wealthy Because They 'Work Harder'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The richest 1 percent of the world is 60 times more wealthy than the poorest 50 percent, according …

How To Start A Business AND Stay In College

<i>The following guest post is by</i> <i>Elaine Chen,</i> <i>a Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management</i> <i>and an entrepreneur in residence at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship.</i><p>This is the story of Nate, John, Chris and Tyler, who started a company while attending MIT and decided to stay in school …

Can Samsung benefit by breaking away from Android?

The idea that Samsung and Google are locked in battle for the soul of Android won’t go away. Thus far it has been a symbiotic relationship that has propelled the platform into millions of people’s lives. Which of them is getting a better deal out of it is not an easy question to answer. As it …

Android News

Are You a Tortoise or a Hare Entrepreneur? (It Matters) | Inc.com

The entrepreneurial ecosystem is dotted with ambitious go-getters itching to follow in the footsteps of the Facebooks and Googles of the world--creating fast-growing, fast-flying companies with large numbers of early adopters. I like to call these hopefuls hare entrepreneurs, as the race to produce …

Small Business

The Stars Of Forbes' 30 Under 30 In Energy And Industry

Forbes 30 Under 30 project in the past couple over years has had a dedicated section for up-and-comers from the energy sector — everything from fossil fuels to solar power, nuclear and battery technology.<p>This year we decided to expand that section to include both energy and “industry.” It’s a kind …

The Hottest Startups Of 2013

On the search for the hottest startups of 2013 we sifted through more than 300 entries, looking at nominations submitted by founders, investors and FORBES writers. The nine companies chosen in conjunction with comments from our judges were either founded or first gained significant traction in the …

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

Android News

Royal pardon for codebreaker Alan Turing

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1039000/1039337_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524634124_31c0791aae27400d8d911db4e6f94fab<p><b>Computer pioneer and codebreaker Alan Turing has been given a posthumous royal pardon.</b><p>It addresses his 1952 conviction for gross indecency following …

Alan Turing

Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

Elon Musk

The War on Your Money

We are at war. The war I’m talking about doesn’t use those cute, bloodless drones that wreak havoc on foreign soil…or deliver Amazon baby wipes. This war is invisible and far more subversive. And you’re the target.<p>This week, <i>Target</i> confirmed unauthorized access to as many as 40 million debit and …

Wake up, retailers: Amazon’s seven-day shipping means you need to regroup. Now

Advertisement<p>21 Comments<p>Credit: Corbis / Patricia Curi<p>Not to be content with creating the showrooming movement, Amazon recently announced it will …

15 best eBook reader apps for Android

Finding the right eBook reader apps (also called eReaders) can be difficult. There are a variety of eBook types, plenty of file formats to deal with, and then there are different kinds of books (novels, comics, etc) that make the whole experience a little complicated. However, with the right app, …

Silicon Valley Is Living Inside A Bubble Of Tone-Deaf Arrogance

The difference is in other cosmopolitan cities, the lower part of society keep to themselves. They sell small trinkets, beg coyly, stay quiet, and generally stay out of your way. They realize it's a privilege to be in the civilized part of town and view themselves as guests. And that's okay.<p>It's …

The $500 Million Baby: Meet 'Mo' Dewji, Who Vows To Be Africa's Richest Man

<i>After studying business at Georgetown University, Mohammed ‘MO’ Dewji returned to Tanzania, took over his father’s commodities trading business and transformed it what he describes as a $1.3 billion (revenues) manufacturing empire. He plans to become the richest man in Africa by 2023.</i><p>It’s a …

Why the 9-to-5 Day Is So Tough on Creative Workers

"Knowledge workers" tend to be more unfocused in both the early morning and mid-afternoon. Why force them to work when they're least productive?<p>Today, workers are putting in increasingly more hours—so much so that the 40-hour week has become a relic of the past. But pushing employees to clock up …

Watch The Dollar In 2014, But Not Because Of Bitcoin

<i>This is a guest post by Wolfgang Koester, chief executive and co-founder FiREapps, a provider of currency exposure management tools.</i><p>Investors, boards, CFOs, and corporate treasurers take heed: in 2014, the U.S. dollar and its impacts will surprise those who are not prepared.<p>Not because 2014 will be …

Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager David Tepper Is Having A Huge Year

Billionaire David Tepper’s hedge fund firm, Appaloosa Management, celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013 and it’s turning into a year to remember for the former Goldman Sachs trader.<p>Tepper’s big Palomino hedge fund posted net returns of 37.86% this year through the end of November. The Palomino …

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

Yahoo’s Geek Goddess

As one of Google’s highest-ranking women, Marissa Mayer became a Silicon Valley superstar, but inside the search giant her dazzle sometimes wore thin, with colleagues rebelling against her imperious style. In the wake of Mayer’s jump to run the struggling Yahoo, Bethany McLean asks whether she will …

5 Important Business Lessons I Learned From My First Job

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’ve been doing a lot of teaching and interacting with young talent lately, and it’s been making me nostalgic for when I was that age. It’s an exciting time in our lives when we are just starting out and everything is new. It’s an amazing …

Entrepreneur of the Year: Aaron Levie, CEO of Box | Inc.com

<i>Editor's note: Box went public Friday, opening at $20.20, 44 percent above its initial public offering. Below is profile of the online storage provider's CEO Aaron Levie, who was Inc. Magazine's Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013.</i><p>Aaron Levie is pacing onstage, a microphone in one hand and a coffee in …

Startups