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Michael Steinhardt, Wall Street's Greatest Trader, Is Back -- And He's Reinventing Investing Again

<i>Michael Steinhardt forged the model for making hedge fund billions before exiting the game. With WisdomTree, he’s back to upend</i> <i>Wall Street again–this time, with the little-guy investor at his side.</i><p><b>During the three decades</b> that Wall Street grew up, morphing from a gentlemen’s investment club into a …

10 Vices That Are Actually Good For You

It turns out these so-called health offenders can actually strengthen your muscles, up your gym performance, boost your immune system, fight flab, and even prevent chronic diseases. Not bad for "unhealthy" habits, eh?<p>Here, 10 vices you can finally embrace guilt-free.<p><b>1. Sleeping In</b><p>Go ahead—hit the …

5 TED Talks to Help You Work Smarter | Inc.com

Checking Facebook at work might be a bad idea for a variety of reasons, but not all non-work online destinations should count as goofing off--especially if you're watching a TED talk given by a well-spoken leader with an insightful idea. If you think a dose of self-improvement could help you get …

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5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM

Rise and shine! Morning time just became your new best friend. Love it or hate it, utilizing the morning hours before work may be the key to a successful and healthy lifestyle. That’s right, early rising is a common trait found in many CEOs, government officials, and other influential people. …

6 Ways Entrepreneurs Lie To Themselves

There’s a learning curve in the entrepreneurial world, and sometimes, it’s easy to tell where someone is in their journey just by the way they talk. Both of my companies (matchist and Entrepreneurs Unpluggd) target entrepreneurs, so I tend to hear the same few phrases and ideas over and over again. …

Top 40 Buffett-isms: Inspiration To Become A Better Investor

When you hear Warren Buffett speak or read Berkshire Hathaway’s annual letters to shareholders you can always take away a few words of wisdom. Buffett’s message is simple, you don’t have to be an investing guru or know anything about finance to be a successful investor. Focus on good companies with …

21 Quotes From Henry Ford On Business, Leadership And Life

I knew, before starting to write this post, what we all know about Henry Ford: founder of Ford MotorCompany, seminal proponent of mass production in the form of the assembly line, creator of the Model T and author of the tart line, “you can have it in any color you want, as long as it is black.” …

Steve Jobs Broke Every Leadership Rule. Don't Try It Yourself.

Joe Nocera observes in <i>The New York Times</i> today that Steve Jobs<p>violated every rule of management. He was not a consensus-builder but a dictator who listened mainly to his own intuition. He was a maniacal micromanager. He had an astonishing aesthetic sense, which businesspeople almost always lack. He …

Four Extreme Leadership Principles Of A Navy SEAL

Have you ever felt like making a comparison between entrepreneurship and extreme competitive sports? If so, you’re not the first. My team member Adam Torkildson drew my attention this week to someone he met through his interest in extreme fitness–Mark DeLisle, a former Navy SEAL and current fitness …

After Experimenting On Myself, Here Are 4 Things That Helped Me Sleep

A while back I did a big post that lays out what you need to know about the science behind sleep and sleeping better.<p>But if you're a regular reader, you probably ask the same question I do:<p><b>HEY, DOES THIS CRAP REALLY WORK?</b><p>I don't post this research so we're all better prepared for Jeopardy. And if …

10 Principles for Startup Success Through Failure

If you can’t deal with failure, then the entrepreneur lifestyle is not for you. Don’t believe that urban myth that all you need is a good idea, a little fun work, and the money will start rolling in. When you are pushing the limits, nobody gets it right the first time, or even maybe the tenth time. …

27 Business Leaders Name Their Favorite Books Ever

Many of them cite books — whether strategy guides or novels — that inspired them or changed the way they think.

How To Work An Hour A Day And Thrive Professionally

Almost everyone, in the post-Tim Ferriss world, has dreamed of working only an hour a day. But innovation author and speaker Steve Shapiro has actually done it. Since this January 1st, he’s stuck to his hour-a-day plan, occasionally modifying it (three hours of work one day means he takes the next …

Why The Man Who Should Run The Federal Reserve Never Will

There is a magnificent game going on, it’s run by the Federal Reserve.<p>In The Game, there are always two winners: the banks and the federal government.<p>To run the game the Fed needs a strong chairman who knows their secret playbook.<p>The best man for our country, the man who should be offered the top …

Habits of Highly Effective Communicators -- Part 1: Creating Trust

<b>“Your lips move but I can’t hear what you’re saying”</b><p><b>–Pink Floyd</b><p>When did you last see someone’s eyes glaze over when you were talking to them?<p>Recently?<p>People misunderstand one another daily. Why? Because we are speaking different languages—and I’m not talking Spanish/English or another combo. We’re …

Understanding Profit Metrics: Gross, Operating And Net Profits

When investors want to see how a company is performing, chances are they’ll browse the company’s website or annual report for its income statement. One sees the business’s total revenue at the top, followed by several rows of expenses. The very bottom row shows what’s left over: the net profit or …

3 Entrepreneurial Skills You Won't Learn In Business School

Business school was great. I learned about a broad variety of topics I had never been exposed to before—accounting, finance, strategy, and marketing—all of which were very important in starting my own company, Bunndle.<p>But shortly after getting started, I realized there were a few things b-school …

How to Get Everything You Want. Seriously | Inc.com

Getting what you want in your career and in life isn't as difficult as it may seem. I mean it.<p>I've been very fortunate, both professionally and personally, and along the way learned seven key ways to help make it happen. In essence, I work to put others first, and to be more likeable, to end up …

7 Money Habits Of The Rich That The Rest Of Us Can Copy

Yachts? Evening gowns? Travel?<p>That's true to an extent, but not all rich people live that way. For this argument, we'll define "rich" as having an excess of money, and "lavish" as obscenely using moolah like those in Hollywood.<p>Those who are rich, especially the self-made rich, are a different breed …

The Most Successful Entrepreneurs Fail--Frequently. Are You Making Enough Mistakes?

We have argued throughout that the best way to deal with uncertainty is to act.<p>More specifically you should:<p>Take a small step toward your goal.<p>Learn from that action and<p>Build off that learning and act again.<p>You go through this Act. Learn. Build. Repeat model until you succeed; know you are you not …

There Are Only Two Types Of People Who Matter

There are three types of people in the world, but only two types really matter. According to many self-made millionaires, people can be grouped into <i>us</i> and <i>them.</i> Then there are the <i>irrelevants,</i> whom by definition, don’t figure into many decisions.<p>More telling is that until the final act, the …

The Four Questions Great Leaders Ask

<i>“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers</i>.”<p>—Voltaire<p>Ever notice how great leaders ask the best questions?<p>A masterful leader will sit Yoda-like in a meeting, listening intently to the dialogue and then, with Zen Master timing, ask a question that will change the tenor, the focus and the …

Carl Icahn: What I Do Is Good For America

<i>This story was written by Carl Icahn, the majority shareholder of Icahn Enterprises.</i><p><b>Shareholder democracy does not exist. But in spite of this my activism is alive and well and benefits everyone.</b><p>Early in my career on Wall Street I realized that attempting to trade stocks or determine if the market …

Prepare Now for These 12 Disruptive Technologies | Inc.com

Look at the history of entrepreneurship and you see a repeated story of technology disrupting industries. With the ever accelerating rate of advancement in many fields, the chance of future disruptions over most industries becomes almost a certainty.<p>So where should you pay attention? Here's a list …

The 12 Smartest People On Wall Street

Of course, the best insights always come from the people who really know their stuff - and that knowledge and experience typically lends to a unique perspective that is hard to find anywhere else.<p>We've compiled a list of the analysts, economists, and managers we consider to be some of the smartest …

3 Ways to Start Every Day Better | Inc.com

Most top athletes go through a preparation routine before every game which starts long before they get on the field. The best ones usually start the moment they awake. They follow this pattern with a fierce devotion because it activates all sorts of subconscious and autonomic systems that put that …

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In 3 Charts You'll See Why The Rich Are So Obsessed With Taxes

The paper is about what policies and trends have allowed the 1% to swell into such a powerful bloc.<p>The paper is already the source of a number of great charts, but there's three in particular that really hammer home why there is such an obsession among the rich for lower taxes.<p>You're talking about …

35 Scientific Concepts That Will Help You Understand The World

But in a dynamic world, new laws are constantly emerging.<p>The editors over at Edge.org asked some of the most influential thinkers in the world — including neuroscientists, physicists and mathematicians — what they believe are the most important scientific concepts of the modern era.<p>The result is …