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Why do smart people do stupid things? The science of avoiding poor decision making

The quality of your decisions today will determine the quality of your life tomorrow.<p>Our decisions influence how well we make use of our talents, …

3 Phrases Confident Leaders Use Every Day

Language is a very empowering tool. Learn how to use it to your advantage.<p>Regardless of your role, having great communication skills only improves your ability to lead. It helps you better motivate your team, create a culture of open and honest feedback, and keep people organized and on the right …

3 Stocks to Buy When the Market Crashes

With the market down over 7% in just a few days, investors are getting fearful that the next crash is coming soon. These three investors each have a …

Hard Work? It's Not All It's Cracked up to Be. It May Even Be Irrelevant. Here's Why.

Ever hear of how Neflix let go of many of its hardest-working employees in favor of those who most greatly impacted the company's bottom line?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From a young age, we're raised to believe that we can accomplish pretty much anything so long as …

Here's everything you need to know about blockchains, the ground-breaking tech that could be as disruptive as the internet

From a 'castle' full of bitcoin millionaires to the initial coin offering (ICO) craze, it's hard to escape the chatter about how some people are building their fortunes off the new world of cryptocurrencies. But behind those cryptocurrencies sits a technology called blockchains, which some people …

Blockchain

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years

Science and positive psychology point the way to the future of leadership.<p>The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on …

Want to Be an Exceptional Leader? Science Says Think This Way (Because Most Bosses Don't)

To develop high performers, praising effort achieves way more than praising results.<p>Praise can be incredibly motivating. Praise can be extremely encouraging. Praise can be hugely inspiring.<p>If you do it the right way. Take the wrong approach, and praising an employee can actually have the opposite …

Every Man Should Read These Life-Changing Books

Don’t take life learning and personal growth for granted. Some of these books are guaranteed to expand your mind, provoke your thoughts, and even …

The Metabolism Booster Hotel Room Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Watch trainer Kym Perfetto score a quality workout in a rando hotel room.<p>When you're short on time and away from home, it can feel just about …

9 Trips to Take Before Having a Baby

Sure, traveling with a baby can be all kinds of wonderful, but there are some adventurous trips that are better taken before growing your …

Parenting

Infographic: Explore Eastern Europe in 5 road trips

It’s time to pack your bags, hit the road and start exploring this year’s hottest new travel destination: Eastern Europe. Travelsupermarket has put …

24 books to read this summer that will change your life forever, according to my coworkers

Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think.<p>They can teach us, move us, give us new perspectives, and help shape us. And the most powerful ones change our lives forever.<p>I asked my Business Insider colleagues to share …

Stephen Hawking

6 Books That Should Be on Every Entrepreneur's Reading List

Every book, try to get one takeaway.<p><i>What books should entrepreneurs read? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by James Altucher, entrepreneur, angel investor, and best-selling author, on Quora:</b><p>I'm …

The 16 Best Clothes and Accessories to Wear This Spring

The 5 Greatest Nike Air Max Trainers In History

Few trainers are ever actually iconic, despite what marketing departments claim. But the Air Max not only owns that accolade, but also its spot at …

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How to Get Any Job You Want (even if you’re unqualified)

<i>By Raghav Haran</i><p>If I had to describe 3 things about New Yorkers, I’d say:<p>1) they hate tourists<br>2) they hate every other city on the planet<br>3) THEY ALL …

Why I Challenged My Kids to Start Companies Before College

When our two daughters finished their high school studies, my wife and I made them a deal: we would pay for college, but first they each had to run their own business for at least a year. In our view, this was an important entrepreneurial track to their education. They needed to know how the world …

How to Build an Easy, Beginner “Set and Forget” Investment Portfolio

Many people don’t invest because it seems overly complicated. But if you want to build wealth, investing now is the easiest way to do so—and <i>anyone</i> …

The 12 dumbest things you can do with your money in your 30s — and how to avoid them

Time is still on your side in your 30s. If you manage your money well, it can mean huge financial gains in the future.<p>That's easier said than done. And many of us tend to assume that we'll have more money in our 40s and have plenty of time to tune up our finances, which can lead to some poor money …

Physiotherapy

19 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

In fact, one psychologist calls this time period the "defining decade," since it sets the stage for the rest of your life.<p>We understand that might sound intimidating. To reduce some of the pressure, we put together a road map of sorts based on several Quora threads on how to make the most of your …

10 Amazing Adventures You Need to Do on Your Next European Vacation

When you think of a European vacation, you're probably picturing museums, cafes, and tours through the cities. Don't get us wrong, that side of Europe is amazing, but the continent is also home to some incredible outdoors locations waiting to be explored.<p>Photo: Linny Le<p>When you think of a European …

National Parks

10 Daily Habits Of The Most Successful Entrepreneurs

11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying foundation …

Self-improvement

6 Habits To Make Your Small Business More Productive

Not enough time in the day? Too much to do? <i></i>That’s the lament of all entrepreneurs and small business owners!<p>There are lots of ways to save time, and plenty of tools to help you work faster. Recently I talked about super handy smartphone apps that make work easier and improve time management, and I …

Small Business

Never Give A Boring Presentation Again

The experience of sitting through a truly terrible presentation is nearly universal. The dozens of identically-themed PowerPoint slides stacked with text, the useless handouts, the tense, miserable minutes of silence during the time allotted for Q&A–presentations rarely energize a team or allow the …

20 Smart Apps For Enterpreneurs To Use

Running a successful business is hard, especially if you don’t have the right tools at hand. Razor sharp time management skills and keeping your …

How To Impress A Venture Capitalist: 12 Prominent VCs Share What Gets Their Attention

Entrepreneurs seeking funding are often unsure of what they must do to get a venture capitalist’s attention. So we asked 12 of them exactly what they hope to see when an entrepreneur walks through their door.<p><b>1. Know Your Competition</b><p>“I am impressed when someone really understands what their …

50 Quotes on Leadership Every Entrepreneur Should Follow

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneur knows that the success of their business ultimately rests on their shoulders. Yes, the product you build and the team you hire are important, but your ability to lead is what carries your company.<p>With that kind of …

5 Things I Learned About Successful Startups From Steve Jobs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No one could have taught you more about starting a company than Steve Jobs, and I had the privilege and honor of working for him in the Macintosh division of Apple.<p>Over the course of several years, and then watching him for another two …