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9 Books That Inspired Elon Musk

"I read books," he reportedly likes to say.<p>Musk — who was smart enough to get into a physics Ph.D. program at Stanford University and then drop out because it didn't seem that relevant to him — has always been hungry for the written word.<p>In its profile of the Tesla and SpaceX CEO, the New Yorker …

Elon Musk

7 Strategies for Growing Your Savings to $1 Million

These days, having $1 million to your name is nowhere near as impressive as it used to be. And yet, putting away $1 million in a savings account is a major goal that requires a solid plan of attack to reach.<p>For instance, the chart below shows how much money you would have to save each month, …

Personal Finance

Sanctions are hitting Russians where it hurts—in their grocery baskets

Russia’s already bad case of stagflation is getting worse. Earlier this week, the government slashed its economic forecasts, predicting that the country will soon slip into recession. A few days later, the latest inflation numbers added insult to injury, with prices rising by more than 9% in …

Sanctions

4 Things Millionaires Have in Common, Backed by Research

<b>What do millionaires do differently?</b><p>Are they harder workers? Do they have brains that can bend spoons? Do they exhibit Bond Villain levels of cunning?<p>…

9 Books Billionaire Warren Buffett Thinks Everyone Should Read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he says. "We want to …

Self-improvement

9 Ways to Show More Confidence in Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many entrepreneurs share specific qualities that are vital for starting and growing a business. They are passionate, resilient, focused on opportunities and comfortable with risks. But the quality that might have the most influence over …

Self-improvement

How to Take Free Courses from Top Universities

You can continue your education with some amazing and free online resources available from top universities. These institutions offer many of their …

What You Should Be Doing on LinkedIn Every Month, Week, and Day

You’ve heard it hundreds of times before (and probably will hundreds of times again): You need to be on LinkedIn.<p>But once you’ve created your profile, what’s next? If you’re not actively job searching, it can be easy to throw your information up there and leave it alone until you need to reach out …

How To Communicate Executive Presence

According to a new year-long study by the Center for Talent Innovation, leadership potential is signaled through an employee's gravitas, communication skills and appearance. The following six communication skills were deemed the most important by director-level executives and above.

Communication Skills

6 Big Reasons to Use LinkedIn More Like Twitter

Why you should seriously bulk up your number of connections on Linkedin.<p>At a glance, LinkedIn and Twitter are about as different as two social networks can be. Twitter is microblogging, LinkedIn has serious publishing power for longer form content. Twitter can be laid back and more conversational, …

The 12 Best Free Online Business Courses To Take This Fall

Maybe you have entrepreneurial aspirations but are lacking a financial background. Or maybe you realize that after years as a professional you still don't know how to best manage your finances.<p>Whatever your situation, there are plenty of excellent free online courses available this fall. We've …

Columbia University

50 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs

For entrepreneurs, time is especially precious. Every wasted minute is a lost opportunity for networking, growing the business, and of course making money.<p>There are many websites out there that can help entrepreneurs grow a bigger, better business--but there are many more time-suck websites. How …

3 Signs You Should Not Become an Entrepreneur

<i>Jeffrey Lyon is the founder of Black Lotus.</i><p>Everything looks easier on TV. From the safety of your couch, you know you are a better singer than the contestants on “The X Factor.” You are a tougher cook than those on “Hell’s Kitchen,” and you would be a far better entrepreneur than those …

How Adopting A "Growth Mindset" Can Boost Your Success

A Stanford professor's Bill Gates-endorsed psychological theory focuses on how the brain reacts when you face challenges.<p>A small psychological change to how we approach challenges can dramatically change how successful we are at these tasks.<p>That's according to Carol Dweck, a psychology professor at …

What I Learned From Being a Broke, Unemployed Graduate

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I did what they told me to do. I went to college. I took out loans. I graduated on time. So why, three months after graduation was I still jobless?<p>The summer of 2010 was supposed to be my summer. The World Cup was roaring, I was a few …

Entrepreneurship