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The 16 greatest books about how to be a man

You're never too old for a great book.<p>We've put together a list of our 16 favorite stories on growing up and what it means to be a man. They cover everything from how to live to how to be a leader to how people should handle crises.<p>Check them out.<p><b>"Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" by</b> …

Books

Here's What The Young CEO With The 1,284-Slide Presentation On Life Lessons Doesn't Get About Life

Writes Valleywag's Nitasha Tiku: "It's what 'The Secret' sounds like after you lock yourself in a conference room with a week's supply of Soylent and a whiteboard."<p>Allis's insights, explored over 1,284 slides, range from:<p>To:<p>To:<p>Some of it is vague:<p>Although mostly fine advice, the presentation boils …

Self-improvement

This Trait Predicts Success Better Than Your IQ

However, the trait that takes you from average to spectacular comes from your measure of cognitive control, <i>not</i> your IQ, says Daniel Goleman, author of "FOCUS: The Hidden Driver Of Excellence," in a recent LinkedIn post.<p>Cognitive control refers to abilities such as controlling impulses, managing …

Emotional Intelligence

How To Become So Good They Can't Ignore You

Whether you're just starting out in your career or trying to get to the next level, your goal should be to master your craft to the point where people can't help but notice.<p>In his book "So Good They Can't Ignore You," Georgetown University professor Cal Newport shares his insights on how people can …

Self-improvement

This Excel Trick Lets You Work Across Sheets Without Switching Between Tabs

Microsoft Excel offers many ways for you to manipulate and organize data, including using multiple "sheets" or tabs within the same spreadsheet file.<p>Occasionally, you may find it useful to be able to quickly add sums across tabs. Luckily, Excel has a function for this too.<p><i>Produced by Daniel Goodman</i> …

Software

Here's The JPMorgan Summer Reading List

Every year, the firm compiles book suggestions from their advisors all over the world.<p>From more than 500 entries, the bank narrows it down to just ten titles they think are timely and innovative.<p>We've included the ten books in the slides that follow.

Wall Street

The 20 best business books to read this summer

Whether you want to learn about highly successful business people or gain some practical career advice, there are a bunch of great new books to add …

FarFaria Brings Hundreds Of Children’s Books To Android

FarFaria, the children’s subscription-based e-book service which recently raised $3.25 million in Series A funding, is now bringing its e-reader to Android users, with the launch of a smartphone and tablet-compatible application on Google Play. Users – and by users, I mean parents like me who don’t …

25 Books That Blow Minds

On a recent Reddit thread, readers commented on this very phenomenon.<p>Asked about the most mind-blowing books they'd ever read, users brought up dystopian novels like "1984" and "The Handmaid's Tale." But books that engender hope for the human spirit like "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Kite …

Books

How To Read A 223-Page Novel In Just 77 Minutes

The basis of Spritz's concept is that much of the time spend reading is "wasted" on moving your eyes from side to side, from one word to the next. By flashing the words quickly, one after the other, all in the same place, eye movement is reduced almost to zero. All that's left is the time you take …

Harry Potter

The 5 Greatest Letters Warren Buffett Has Ever Written

It's safe to argue Buffett's entire archive of letters make for great reading.<p>But if you you don't have the time to read all of them, which ones should you definitely read?<p>To get a handle on this, we talked to software developer and Warren Buffett aficionado Steve Ritter, who has read every letter …

Investing

The Rags-To-Riches Tale Of How Jan Koum Built WhatsApp Into Facebook's New $19 Billion Baby

<i>Click here for our magazine cover story on the Facebook-WhatsApp Megadeal: The Courtship, The Secret Meetings, The $19 Billion Poker Game</i><p>Jan Koum picked a meaningful spot to sign the $19 billion deal to sell his company WhatsApp to Facebook earlier today. Koum, cofounder Brian Acton and venture …

REPORT: Hedge Fund Manager Steve Cohen Made $2.3 Billion In 2013

According to Forbes reporter Nathan Vardi, Cohen made an estimated $2.3 billion last year while his hedge fund was hit with redemptions and had to plead guilty to insider trading charges and pay a massive fine.<p>In terms of performance, SAC Capital had a solid year in 2013. The fund posted returns of …

Markets

Essential Tips To Make Google Search Better And Faster

Think you're an expert at Googling? There's actually a lot more buried in Google's search engine than you think.<p>Here's some tips to help you take advantage of them.

Google Search

10 Awesome Apps For Investors And Wall Streeters On The Road

So, what to do for those who want to keep tabs on what's going on overseas — where markets will be open for business as usual?<p>Luckily, investors with smartphones or tablets have their choice of apps to keep them up to speed while away from their desks.<p>We went through nearly 100 finance-related …

Apps

Review: Fitbug Orb Activity Tracker

Nike+ FuelBand SE, Withings Pulse, Jawbone UP, Fitbit Force. You can take your pick from the myriad of activity-trackers permeating the fitness sphere, each offering broadly similar feature sets, but with their own nuances to cater for different tastes.<p>With such a saturated market, is there really …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

Here are 5 ways iOS 7 can help the enterprise

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Since the release of the first beta release to developers in June 2013, iOS 7 has been making news in the tech world. With the …

Jack Dorsey Almost Joined Facebook After He Was Fired As Twitter's CEO

But he hasn't always done well-respected things, according to a New York Times adaptation from Nick Bilton's book about Twitter.<p>Dorsey was fired from his position as CEO of Twitter, the company he dreamed up. Bilton paints Dorsey as a distracted, inexperienced manager who was more interested in …

San Francisco

The Verge fall reading list

Autumn is a great time to cozy up at home and get to all the reading you missed out on during the summer. The barbecues are over, the holidays aren't here yet, and your friends will probably believe you if you say you're "busy" this weekend. Sure, there's plenty of television to watch, too, but you …

DGiT Daily - DGiT

Facebook data breach may have included private Messenger chats<p>Derrek Leigh22 hours ago<p>The fire just keeps growing.<p>Uber steps into bike sharing with …

Twitter announces IPO: The Valuation

A little more than a week ago, I posted my first take on Twitter and argued that even in the absence of financial information from the company (since …

JP MORGAN'S ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE MARKETS AND THE ECONOMY

Meanwhile, stocks are near their all-time highs as the Federal Reserve continues to pump money into the credit markets through its large-scale asset purchase plan.<p>These are just a few of the things investors must consider as they position their investment portfolios for the future.<p>David Kelly and …

Investing

College Student's Speech Makes Him King of the Nerds

If the nerds of the world ever come together to elect a president for all geek-kind, this kid should definitely run.<p>The epic — yes, epic, there is no …

MIT's Andrew Lo Explains Why Hedge Funds Are Incentivized To Decimate Capital

Many years ago MIT's Andy Lo made a simple point (weirdly, I haven't been able to track down the paper) about the distortion of incentives inherent in financial-industry compensation. Suppose you're a hedge fund manager, getting 2 and 20 — fees of 2 percent of investors' money, plus 20 percent of …

Investing

A Japanese Crisis Nears

Japan has receded from the headlines of late but that’s about to change. In the next two months, it’s expected the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will make a decision on whether to increase Japan’s consumption tax from 5% to 8% in April next year. If approved, consumer spending will take significant hit …

The biggest bond deal ever from Verizon might mark the end of the easy money era

It’s a good week on Wall Street.<p>Investment banks stand to earn at least $500 million in fees on Verizon’s titanic $49 billion bond deal, which launched Wednesday to strong demand. Verizon is borrowing the money to help come up with $130 billion it needs to fork over to Vodafone to convince its …

Interest Rates

Amazon Letter to Shareholders in 1997 | Amazon.Com | Investing

17 Examples Of Kobe Bryant's Insane Work Ethic

And there's one reason why — his insane work ethic.<p>Even after going down with a devastating Achilles injury at the end of the 2012-2013 season, Kobe kept working, and now he says he's way ahead of schedule on his recovery. In fact, he says he "shattered" the timetable for recovery from his surgery, …

Michael Jordan