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11 Life-Changing Books To Help You Build Better Habits

When you woke up this morning, what did you do first?<p>Did you hop in the shower, check your email, or grab a doughnut from the kitchen counter? Did …

The consumer isn’t a moron

An interesting piece of news came from an unexpected startup last month.<p>Buffer, a company considered one of the leaders in social media, announced that they had been failing on social media.<p>The introduction to their shocking announcement was brutally honest:<p>We as a Buffer marketing team — working …

Marketing

Why You Should Read Books From Every Country

Reading books from a narrow set of countries severely limits our literary experienced. We should read books from around the world for a wider …

Books

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

10 Tech Buzzwords And How To Explain Them To Your Extended Family

One of the nice things about living in the Bay Area or another technology hub is that everyone speaks the same language – there’s common jargon. As nice as going home and meeting family is, your language is going to need a bit of a readjustment. Here’s a list of some tech buzzwords that you can …

10 biggest game changers in digital marketing of 2015

Technology is changing quickly, and as a business owner, you need to be one step ahead. From exciting developments in machine learning to Google's …

Hindu nationalists are a threat to the happy, hippie ways of Hinduism

I was born a Hindu, but have been an unwavering atheist all my life. Even so, I have always considered Hinduism to be the world’s most evolved religion. What I like about Hinduism is its innate chaos. It has no single founder, no holy book, no date or year of origin, no dos and don’ts. Worship the …

Hinduism

Report: India Set To Overtake U.S. To Become World’s Second Largest Internet Market

The number of Internet users in India is tipped to surpass 400 million by the end of this year, making it the second largest online population in the world behind only China, according to a new report from the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and market research IMRB.<p>The report …

25 Books Guaranteed to Make You a Better Writer

Everyone has a story to tell. And pretty much everyone (at least everyone of a certain variety) has dreamed about writing that story down and sharing …

9 Books Everyone Should Read, According to Warren Buffett

When Warren Buffett started his investing career, he would read 600, 750, or 1,000 <i>pages a day.</i><p>Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day …

13 priceless benefits your startup can offer potential employees

Working for a startup can be fun, and it can also be terrifying. But for all the media emphasis on cool perks and crazy hours, the employees who …

7 tips for a knock-em-dead startup investment pitch deck from a top VC

You are a visionary who is going to change the world. One of the essential pieces in bringing your dream to reality is investment. To get the money, …

How to Write a Book

I’m going to jump right to the punch line. I’m going to start by telling you exactly what you need to do in order to finally write that book you’ve …

Six Luxury Hotel Photography Details to Seduce Your Senses

Hotel photography is all about visual temptation, you really don´t need to see the whole spa, room, or pool to get the urge to pack your case and go - small, exquisite, detail images, that perfectly capture the essence of the place, can be just as alluring, firing up the imagination and …

Why Southeast Asia Is Leading The World’s Most Disruptive Mobile Business Models

Earlier this summer, more than 35,000 industry leaders gathered at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2015 to discuss the future of mobile, making it the largest-ever mobile-focused event in Asia. Whereas the majority of the conference focused on new technologies such as 5G and Internet of Things, I …

South-east Asia

Read These 7 Books Before You Quit Your Job | Inc.com

You have a great business idea. You have a passionate need to escape cubicle life. You even have an outstanding work ethic and a healthy dose of risk tolerance. You're all set to quit your gig and be an entrepreneur--except for one thing.<p>You don't have an MBA. Or any idea really about the nuts and …

Self-improvement

Learn how to successfully market your brand on social media

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>The Internet is packed with opportunities to grow your brand — be it professional or personal — with little overheard required. Take …

Startup financing options - equity vs debt vs convertibles

Entrepreneurs are not always aware of the various financing structures that may be available to them when raising new capital to finance their growth. Even if they are, they are not always sure what fair terms look like when receiving term sheets from investors.<p>This article explores the plusses and …

Venture Capital

Hyderabad, India: on the trail of the White Mughals

Hyderabad has always been one of my favourite Indian cities, but until recently it was one of the most neglected.<p>In its day, Hyderabad was the greatest and richest of all the Indian Princely States that made up nearly a third of the Indian land mass under the hegemony of the British Raj. It far …

Does the global stock market turmoil signal the BRIC age is already over?

Back in 2001, former Goldman Sachs chief economist Jim O’Neill coined the acronym BRIC to highlight the immense economic potential of the emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China in the decades to come.<p>They would be the economic engines of tomorrow, he wrote.<p>The BRIC nations, which cover …

Stock Markets

10 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Own Business

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i>.<p>Are you thinking of quitting your job and starting your own thing but not sure if it's the right decision?<p>Are you scared of failing? of going broke? of living uncomfortably? of disappointing your loved ones?<p>Are you scared that you might not be …

Big Data: Too Many Answers, Not Enough Questions

One of my favorite examples of why so many big data projects fail comes from a book that was written decades before “big data” was even conceived. In Douglas Adams’ <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy</i>, a race of creatures build a supercomputer to calculate the meaning of “life, the universe, and …

Big Data

10 Free Online Courses To Make You More Successful

Success

This 'investment banking training’ course bundle could help you land a job in finance

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>How far can you go in the finance industry? Thos Robinson/Getty Images If you're vying for an entry- or junior-level position at a top …

10 Differences Between Middle Class And Rich People

According to Forbes, the 400 wealthiest Americans have more wealth than the bottom 150 million Americans combined. But what about the people in …

Income Inequality

How Changing Your Reading Habits Can Transform Your Health

Reading doesn’t just improve your knowledge, it can help fight depression, make you more confident, empathetic, and a better decision maker.<p>My favorite book is <i>War and Peace.</i><p>And I know what you’re thinking: “Oh, another writer wanting people to think he’s all intellectual and highbrow.”<p>But it really …

20 startups out to create a new world order on Wall Street

Startups are taking on the financial sector. Some of the companies look to usurp traditional players, and others step into the gaps they've left behind.<p>Business Insider spoke to venture capitalists and banking veterans to put together a list of lesser-known startups, some of which are just a couple …

30 Quotes From Buddha For Wisdom and Peace

Siddhārtha Gautama, or Buddha, was a man born to a rich family in Nepal around 500 B.C. He took a great interest in finding a solution to the …

Meditation