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6 Books Entrepreneurs Should Read Every Year

Essential reading for entrepreneurs on strategy and execution<p>While speaking to students at USC's Greif Center of Entrepreneurial Studies this week, I was asked for a list of books that have been most beneficial to me in business. You'll find those titles below, but I wanted to quickly preface why …

Entrepreneurship
Startups

10 Things Palestinians Can’t Do Because Of The Israeli Occupation

The Israeli government and some U.S. politicians are attacking the Obama administration for permitting a recent U.N. Security Council resolution that condemns Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. Secretary of State John Kerry faced further ire on Wednesday after saying the …

Israel

Top fund manager: 'How I make money from companies failing'

The term “short-selling” is inextricably linked with hedge funds. It conjures images of testosterone-fuelled City traders revelling as companies go bust and they cash in.<p>In reality, “shorting” a stock can be a defensive move, allowing a fund manager to profit from a company’s falling price.<p>The …

Palestine is about humanity, not religion, says veteran volunteer

'When bombs drop and shells fly, they do not discriminate. So why should we?'<p>VIDEO INSIDE<p>KUALA LUMPUR: The Palestinian issue is a human issue, not a …

Palestinians demand UK apology for 1917 Balfour Declaration that pledged British support for the creation of Israel

A campaign demanding that the UK issue a formal apology for supporting the idea of a Jewish state in the Middle East almost a century ago is growing …

Israel

How an Analytics Mindset Changes Marketing Culture

The most significant culture shift today for marketing teams is adopting an analytical marketing approach. Change has been forced on us, due to the steady creation of new digital channels that have affected customer expectations. The problem is that while marketers are <i>thinking</i> differently about …

Marketing

Apple: Nearly 90% Of 'Genuine' iPhone Chargers On Amazon Are Counterfeit

Have you ever purchased an iPhone charger from Amazon.com only to realize that it did not function correctly? That is because Apple revealed the majority of iPhone and iPad adapters and charging cables labeled as “genuine” and “official” are actually fake. So Apple recently filed a lawsuit against …

eCommerce

14 outrageous things you had no idea you could do in London

LONDON IS PRETTY MUCH full of awesome things to do. And a lot of them you’ve probably heard all about — seeing the Crown Jewels at the Tower of …

Entrepreneurship
Finance

Move Over Silicon Valley. These Startup Cities Are on the Rise.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>After years of stagnation, startup activity is on the rise again.<p>For the second year in a row, the rate of new businesses rose in 2016 across the country, nearly reaching a level not seen since before the recession, according to a new …

Startups

8 Secrets Of Great Communicators

When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we’re pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren’t nearly as good as we think we are. This overestimation of our ability to communicate is magnified when interacting with people we know well.<p>Researchers at the …

Public Speaking

7 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy Now

They may not get your blood pumping, but these shares offer just what you need in this post-Brexit world.<p>The best dividend stocks to buy now are …

14 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

Rich people appreciate the power of learning long after college is over.<p>"The world class knows that college is just the beginning of lifelong learning," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold in his book, "How Rich People Think." "That's why you'll see the great ones attending seminars, …

Personal Finance

These 2 High-Yield Dividend Stocks Are Ridiculously Cheap

Investing in real estate investment trusts, or REITs, is one of the best ways to enjoy high dividends <i>and</i>the potential for capital growth. On a valuation basis, REITs specializing in healthcare properties are trading cheaply right now, and two seem to be a particularly good bargain:<b>HCP Inc.</b> and</b> …

The 3 Best Retirement Funds for Your 401(k)

Here are the best retirement funds for a 401(K) for every type of investor.<p>When I think about the best funds for a 401(k), I think of a few traits in …

Investing

Why Don't We Have Inflation?

Each month the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a detailed report on inflation, compiling price information for thousands of goods and services with a goal of measuring the change in the cost of living for an average person.<p>If these prices are going up, we have inflation. If they’re going down, …

Economics

How To Build A Business On Instagram: Advice From The Million-Plus-Followers Club

We’re in the midst of a social-media revolution with billions of people flocking to apps like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. It’s no wonder that these platforms hold so much allure to newcomers. Clearly, tapping into the sheer power and reach of a platform like Instagram and others can help to …

Entrepreneurship

The Book That Will Save Banking From Itself

In “The End of Alchemy,” former Bank of England head Mervyn King lays out a plan to redeem modern finance.<p>One of my favorite memories of my brief life on Wall Street in the late 1980s is of Mervyn King’s visit. A year after Professor King -- as I still think of him -- had been my tutor at the …

Central Banks

How America's rich betrayed their fellow citizens

In the past, wealth came with responsibility. Today’s rich avoid taxes, military service, and charitable giving. No wonder we’re seeing a populist backlash<p>The author F Scott Fitzgerald once wrote that the “rich are different than you and me”.<p>Fitzgerald’s observation rings especially true today. The …

Income Inequality

Here Are 13 of the World’s Most Influential Women You Don’t Know Yet

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A psychologist looked at over 50 years of research on creativity — here’s what he found

Indeed, deliberate practice can help you master new skills.<p>Deliberate practice involves a series of techniques designed to learn efficiently and purposefully.<p>This involves goal setting, breaking down complex tasks into chunks, developing highly complex and sophisticated representations of possible …

Creativity

The Hardest Part of Networking

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship

This Is How You Get Others to Help You Succeed

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Want to know everything about your town or job? This site will show you

Welcome to Data USA! MIT Media Lab has released Data USA, an open source data visualization engine loaded with all publicly available U.S. data. The …

MIT Media Lab

What does it mean to be “economically literate” anyway?

2016-03-25T10:00:01.000Z<p>By: Matthew C Klein<p>A well-rounded education should give some understanding of economics and finance. So, in principle, it’s a …

Economics

If you aspire to work on Wall Street, Wharton is offering an online finance class that could help bolster your résumé

<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>ShutterStock / ktasimar For anyone working with a small business or any students moving toward a career in finance, business literacy …

Wall Street