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Here are the 5 books you need to read this summer, according to Bill Gates

With summer fast approaching, it's time to start compiling your vacation reading list. And fortunately, Bill Gates is here to help.<p>On Monday, the …

5 Brilliant Non-Business Books That Will Make You Better at Thinking Outside the Box

Sometimes the best way to learn innovative approaches to innovation is to read something completely different.<p>If you want to be a better innovator, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of great books on the topic.<p>But as I mentioned in an earlier article, expertise can be the enemy of innovation. …

25 skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2018 — and the online courses to get them

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>With the introduction of far-reaching and robust technology, the job market has experienced its own exponential growth, adaptation, and …

5 Passive Wealth-Building Strategies to Add Three Days to Your Weekend

Buy back your time and invest like the super-rich.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many people associate work with punching the clock, the 9-to-5 slog and saving for retirement. The trouble is, an hourly rate alone will never make you wealthy and drains your most …

In a Stunningly Aggressive Email, Elon Musk Gave 5 Brilliant Lessons That Everyone Should Adopt

This wasn't an email suffused with charm. But you can learn a lot from it.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>He's so funny, that Elon Musk.<p>He's so cool, too.<p>He dresses like a 90s rock star and seems to find the time to have a lot …

Use This Checklist to Accomplish Your Life Goals

A couple of weeks ago, I spent a weekend in L.A. with my friend and business mentor, Melyssa Griffin—a fab entrepreneur and creator of the Pursuit …

The One Lesson from the James Comey Interview that Leaders Absolutely Cannot Ignore

Forget what the ex-FBI director said about Trump. Remember what he said about hubris.<p>Everybody's talking about James Comey's explosive interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos. But while there were lots of juicy facts and blistering opinions, one statement stood out to me. You might have …

Looking for a Community that Will Invest in Your Startup? Head to This Midwestern City

The Spirit of St. Louis fund has started partnering with other early stage investors, including Steve Case's Rise of the Rest fund.<p>Earlier this fall, St. Louis differentiated itself from the other midwestern cities jockeying to become the next hot startup hub by forming the Spirit of St. Louis …

Elon Musk to Tesla Employees: Start Walking Out of Meetings, and Cut the Jargon

The Tesla CEO sent an email to employees on Tuesday on how they--and their suppliers--need to shape up to start hitting the company's ambitious production goals.<p>Tesla has been in a bit of hot water of late. The company is missing its production goals pretty consistently, and on Monday it revealed …

This Simple Strategy Will Make You a Faster, More Effective Learner

A little structure goes a long way in making the mind more effective.<p><i>What is the best approach for learning new things? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Praveen Tipirneni, CEO of</b> …

Here's How Much You Need to Live Comfortably in America's 10 Most Expensive Cities

San Francisco, New York, and Boston are great places to live, but at a cost.<p>Have you ever wondered how much income you would need to live in the most expensive cities in the U.S.? Not just to survive, but to live a reasonably comfortable lifestyle? Fortunately, the folks at personal finance site …

35 things you should know about money by the time you’re 35

<b>By the time you’ve reached your 30s, you’ve probably heard dozens of financial acronyms and terms thrown around—from APRs to IRAs, expense ratios to</b> …

How to Be a More Confident Person

When I was a kid, we had very little money. This didn't seem like a problem to me until I went to my friends' homes and saw that they had <i>actual …

5 Ways to Turn Your Negative Self-Talk Into a More Productive Inner Dialogue

Negative self-talk will prevent you from living a positive life. Here's how to create a more powerful inner dialogue.<p>Whether you tell yourself, "I'm never going to be promoted," or you constantly think, "People think I'm weird," negative self-talk affects how you feel and how you behave. In fact, …

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Self-improvement

Why Reading Books Should be Your Priority, According to Science

You're not doing yourself any favors if you're in the 26 percent of American adults who haven't read even part of a book within the past year.<p>More than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults admit to not having read even part of a book within the past year. That's according to statistics coming …

Books

You can (and should) train yourself to sleep on your back

Get back to basics.<p>American adults are in pain. A 2015 study from the National Institutes of Health showed that 25 million U.S. adults cope with chronic pain every day. While everyone’s suffering is different—there are as many sources of pain as people—for many, how you sleep plays a crucial …

10 Unexpected Psychological Tricks That Will Help You Make A Great Impression On Anyone You Meet

Making a great first impression is something that doesn't come easily to everyone. Sure, there are people out there who can confidently walk up, …

Body Language

15 books world-famous CEOs think everyone should read in their lifetime

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>There's a reason the most successful people in our society are often the most voracious — or dogged — readers.<p>Think about how many new ideas …

Want to Be a Better Leader This Year? Start With This 1 Rare Habit | Inc.com

In Robert K. Greenleaf's classic 1970 essay, "The Servant as Leader," he recorded his personal observations over the course of 38 years (while employed at AT&T) and confidently determined that the best leaders are "servant leaders."<p>Since that time, the servant leadership movement has gained steady …

Team Building

Why Do People Fail at Work-Life Balance? This Study Says It Has Nothing to Do With Productivity | Inc.com

We're all searching for that sweet work life balance in our careers.<p>But let me tell you something: most people miss the point about work-life balance. Just Google and you will see all these articles about work life balance tips....Don't eat your lunch at your workdesk. Make sure you end your work …

Work-life Balance

7 Conversion Killers That Are Driving Your Customers Away | Inc.com

Do you know that 69 percent of online shoppers abandon their shopping carts mid-way before completing a purchase? As an ecommerce business owner, you know the amount of effort it takes to bring traffic to your website. But all of it can go wasted if your visitors don't complete their purchases.<p>For …

eCommerce

How to generate the income you need in retirement

You’ve spent your whole life saving for retirement . Now you’re finished working, and it’s time to start spending what you’ve saved. For many …

Buying a home in 2018? Here's what you need to know

Homeownership can be a costly endeavor, especially since certain tax breaks are now less generous. Here are a few things to be aware of if you're planning to go from renter to owner this year.<p>Will 2018 be a busy year on the housing front? It's too early to say. But thanks to some key changes in the …

5 Simple Daily Activities That Will Help You Manage Stress and Sleep Well in 2018 | Inc.com

It never fails. We fantasize that we'll turn the calendar on December 31, and magically, all of the "stuff" that stressed us out will disappear. We're especially delusional when we check out for a holiday break, until we abruptly re-enter reality with a crash landing.<p>Now that we're solidly into …

Meditation

Use These 5 Steps to Quickly Become an Expert in Anything | Inc.com

If you are going to run a business, you need to be an expert. An expert is really just someone who is trusted enough to lead. To be trusted enough to lead others and to lead innovation requires ability, results, andconfidence. If you are not an expert, no one cares what you think, and no one will …

Self-improvement

If You're Spending Time on Any of These 6 Tasks, You're Killing Your Productivity | Inc.com

Every founder, CEO, and executive I coach complains that they don't have enough time. And I get it. Time is the one resource we can never get more of: We can't save for later, and it's the one thing everyone always wants from us. Yet most of them spend time on tasks that they really shouldn't. …

Productivity

Want to Keep Your New Year's Resolution? There's an App for That | Inc.com

The follow-through on New Year's resolutions is dismal. It turns out that changing your habits is difficult and doesn't always feel good, especially when you need to do something you don't enjoy right now for the sake of a payoff months in the future. (Can you tell this writer has taken up running …

Fintech could be bigger than ATMs, PayPal, and Bitcoin combined

Fintech broke onto the scene as a disruptive force following the 2008 crisis, but the industry's influence on the broader financial services system is changing.<p>The fintech industry no longer stands clearly apart from financial services proper, and is increasingly growing embedded in mainstream …

Financial Services

Don't Set Goals for 2018 Until You've Done This (Most People Don't) | Inc.com

If you're like most people, January is when you plan your goals for the coming year. You may or may not make New Year's resolutions, but you do spend some time thinking about what you want to accomplish in the next twelve months, in your business, your career, and possibly in your life as well. If …

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