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3 self-made billionaires share the books that helped get them there

If you're looking for something to read this weekend, consider recommendations from some of the world's wealthiest, most successful …

Bill Gates

China just reversed 2 policies designed to keep the yuan from sliding

China is reversing course and loosening some financial restrictions after the yuan's appreciation in 2017.<p>The People's Bank of China will remove an October 2015 measure that made it more expensive for onshore banks to use currency forwards, as well as a January 2016 reserve requirement on foreign …

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

6 Ways Katie Ledecky Thinks Differently: The Psychology of Success

She doesn't just win--she crushes. How? It all starts with how she thinks -- just like your success will start with how you think.<p>Katie Ledecky is different--and not just because she's arguably the most dominant athlete in the world. (How does never losing an international final sound to you?) She …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

Playtime is over, unicorns

I’d say it’s time to start worrying, at least if your career is tied to tech, especially that corner of it dominated by high-valuation, high-growth, …

The 30 most creative people in advertising 2015

30. Christine Cattano, executive producer of Framestore's virtual reality studio<p>One of Cattano's recent projects was for Merrell's "Trailscape," …

Why India’s e-commerce boom will look nothing like China’s

China’s e-commerce growth trajectory is often compared to India’s, based on one single factor: Internet penetration.<p>As things stand, the current level of internet penetration in India is the same as China’s in 2007. And, in the next five years, the number of Indians with internet access is …

eCommerce

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

University of California

10 Beliefs That Suck the Life out of Photographers

What if I told you that it’s not the industry, the bad economy, where you live, what camera you shoot with, how many lights you have or how small …

Fortune.com

• 1. To license Fortune articles, excerpts, or headlines for republication in various media (including books, eBooks, film, web, newsletters, …

Monument Valley Team Reveals The Cost And Reward Of Making A Hit iOS Game

Games and the formula that leads to their success can be a bit of a mystery, perhaps more so on mobile. One of 2014’s big hits, both in terms of critical and audience success, was Monument Valley by ustwogames.<p>The isometric 3D puzzler was breathtaking in terms of its visual design and had nice …

How One Olympian's Failure Helped Her Land a Job at Google

Nine years ago, Emily Hughes was at the 2006 Olympic games in Turin, Italy, skating before millions of TV viewers. Today, Hughes is in the trenches …

India On The Verge Of A Tech 'Gold Rush'

The technology industry's new Bay Area hub may be pretty far from San Francisco. The Bay of Bengal is shaping up to be the next hot startup market.<p>Highly skilled Indian tech workers -- some unable to get U.S. work visas -- are returning home from the United States or leaving Indian divisions of …

Instagram could be one of the best deals of the last decade

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: PiXXart/Shutterstock<p>The news that Citigroup now thinks Instagram could be worth as much as $35 billion likely caused …

7 things people hate about your website

<i>This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture</i> …

Here's Why You'll Never See Louis Vuitton Products On Sale

So why not wait a while for the next sale and snag one of the luxury brand's bags then?<p>According to Mark Ellwood, author of "Bargain Fever: How To Shop In A Discounted World," there's one problem with that idea: Louis Vuitton products never go on sale.<p>According to Ellwood, there's a method to the …

These places were Instagram’s most photographed locations in 2014

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr/davebloggs007<p>In its annual end-of-year tradition, Instagram has released the places in the world users capture …

I survived the Bhopal gas tragedy

<i>On the night of December 2, 1984, the Union Carbide pesticide factory in Bhopal in India's central state of Madhya Pradesh, leaked around 30,000 tonnes of methyl isocyanate. More than 3,500 perished in the immediate aftermath, but as many as 25,000 people have died from related illnesses since</i> …

Uber Continues To Bleed Cash In India To Pick Up Market Share

Uber raised $1.2 billion in funding in June, so you might justifiably ask why it is reportedly closing in on $1 billion more less than six months later. The answer may just be an aggressive international expansion in Asia, with a particular focus on India.<p>The U.S. company was a relatively late …

Internet Of Things: How Will It Work?

Thanks to The Internet of Things (IOT), millions of “hyper-connected” smart homes, smart cities, smart refrigerators, and smart cars are coming down the pike, with the promise of helping people and businesses run simple while creating an estimated $65 trillion in global trade. A never before seen …

After 96 Loan Rejections, This Guy Built A $750 Million Marketplace For Business Loans

Although his business was profitable and he had a healthy credit score, Hodges just couldn't get the loan he needed to expand his business. Banks repeatedly declined his loan applications and other online finance companies offered terms that "simply didn't make sense."<p>After getting turned down for …

Small Business

The 4 fatal flaws of failed Kickstarter campaigns

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock<p>Crowdfunding is having monumental impacts upon all across all areas of …

7 Digital Marketing Solutions for Every Startup’s Needs

<i>Daniel Reed is the Digital Marketing Manager for Sinch. This post originally appeared on the Mention blog.</i><p>It’s tough being a startup — budgets, growth, and hustling everyday to make that change that you dream about.<p>As the Digital Marketing Manager, it’s my job to get Sinch — a cloud based …

Early Facebook Executive On Mark Zuckerberg: 'It’s Obvious He’s Going To Be One Of The Single Best CEOs In The World'

At age 26, he became the youngest VP in AOL's history. Later, he spent a year at Mayfield Fund as a venture capitalist before joining Facebook as VP of Growth, Mobile & International in 2007. He spent nearly four years at Facebook during its early formative years, becoming the social media's …

Hollywood explores the virtues and evils of social media

Film festival news conferences are generally friendly affairs, giving a movie's stars and director the chance to take a public victory lap. But when the cast of<p>Jason Reitman's drama "Men, Women & Children" gathered at the recentToronto International Film Festival, the promotional event took on an …

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Makes The Bullet Train Look Like A Steam Locomotive

But compared to the so-called "Hyperloop" concept that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk introduced last year, the bullet train might as well be from the age of steam propulsion.<p>Three hours? Try 35 minutes.<p>Musk says the Hyperloop would cost $7.5 billion to build, versus $68 billion for the high-speed …