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Here's What Tim Ferriss Wishes He Knew About Money In His 20s

He has mastered his career, his fitness routine, and even his food preparation, as detailed in his books "The 4-Hour Workweek," "The 4-Hour Body," and "The 4-Hour Chef." But Ferriss, an angel investor and best-selling author, hasn't always known <i>everything</i>.<p>When we asked him what he wishes he'd known …

Tim Ferriss

What I Wish I'd Known About Running a Startup

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>I knew building a startup would be hard. I knew it would be slow. I knew we had to do lots of customer development and build something people want.<p>But there were things I didn’t know.<p>A lot of the work is actually email<p>Someone asked me recently what a …

This Is An Ideal Resume For A Mid-Level Employee

Having a ton of experience under your belt doesn't necessarily mean you have an "impressive" resume.<p>"You can have all the experience in the world — but if your resume doesn't stand out, if you don't present that information in a well-organized manner, or if it doesn't tell your story, nobody will …

5 Presentation Tips From The World Champion Of Public Speaking

To find out how to give an excellent presentation, we turned to one of the best public speakers in the world, Sri Lankan human resources consultant Dananjaya Hettiarachchi, recently crowned the World Champion of Public Speaking by Toastmasters International. Hettiarachchi survived seven rounds of a …

How To Write a LinkedIn Recommendation

LinkedIn has a lot of great features, but overall the site suffers from a fairly mechanical feeling. There isn’t a lot of human warmth on LinkedIn, notwithstanding the fact that LinkedIn has over 300 million users. That’s why I draw colorful pictures with markers and colored pencils. The more …

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Four Truths That Entrepreneurs Hate to Hear

I just love entrepreneurs, I'm in awe of their vision, willingness to try something completely new and their stubborn determination.<p>But sometimes, …

Entrepreneurship

5 Common Mistakes That Will Ensure Your Resume Gets Tossed

Here’s a prediction: If your résumé feels boring, stilted, and borrowed, no one’s going to want to hire you.<p>Recruiters look at a résumé for six seconds. So how do you stand out from the crowd, aside from awesome design?<p>By avoiding threadbare phrases like “stand out from the crowd,” as David Mielach …

Employment

The 20 Richest Real Estate Tycoons On The Forbes Billionaires List

Property values are rising globally, creating wealth–and new billionaires–across the planet. Fifteen people join the FORBES ranks this year thanks to their real estate holdings, bringing the total number of property tycoons on the FORBES Billionaires List to 135.<p>The most elite group–the 20 …

Brian Tracy

45 Successful People Share The Best Advice They've Ever Received

That's why LinkedIn asked over 90 leaders across a variety of industries to share the best advice they've ever received and continue using to this day.<p>Many recalled something that their parents, teachers, or career mentors taught them that has never left their hearts and minds.<p>These bits of wisdom …

How To Harness The Creative Power Of Introverts At Work

The person with the best, most creative ideas isn’t always heard. Here’s how to understand and work with introverts.<p>What do Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Mahatma Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt, Charles Darwin, J.K. Rowling, and Rosa Parks have in common? They are all people who made an …

Will Israel Be The Focus Of Mexican Telecom Mogul Carlos Slim's Next Investment Spree?

After a meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres in Mexico City last week, Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim Helú, said he was open to technology-related business proposals in Israel, especially in education, health, communications and trade, Tel Aviv’s newspaper <i>Haaretz</i> reported.<p>Peres extended …

How The Most Productive People Grow Their Network While Still Getting It All Done

Whitney Johnson was a classically trained pianist with no financial background who blazed a trail on Wall Street, one 80-hour week and valuable connection at a time. Now she’s a well-connected investment exec whose relationships fuel everything she does.<p>Most people know Whitney Johnson because she …

Starting A Business After 50: An Expert's Tips

Whether you’re a boomer struggling to find work or simply hoping to generate extra income during retirement, now could be a fine time to start your own business. And launching a venture in midlife isn’t as risky as you might think.<p>“Age is a hindrance in the corporate job world, but it’s a major …

The U.S. Cities Where People Earn The Biggest And Smallest Paychecks

Want to make more money? Easy. Move to San Jose, Houston, or Washington D.C.<p>Okay, so maybe it’s not <i>that</i> simple. Of course there’s no guarantee that you’ll earn a bigger paycheck in these cities—but it <i>is</i> more likely, as they’re among the highest-paying metro areas in the country.<p>To find the cities …

Top ten tips on preventing fraud in the workplace

The number of cases involving employee fraud rose to 35 in 2012, up from 22 the year before, according to KMPG. Their value has also seen a sharp …

The purpose of companies: giving businesses a sense of direction

It is often said that most new businesses don’t end up doing what they first started out to do, making flexibility a core survival behaviour. For me, …

4 tips for exporting SMES

John Allan, national chairman of the FSB, said: “This week is Export Week and it gives us the perfect opportunity to help businesses understand what …

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …

Motivation

South Africa Tops Africa's 50 Richest, Johann Rupert Is Country's Richest Man

South Africa leads the African continent in names appearing on Forbes list of Africa’s 50 Richest. With 14 individuals on the list, the country trumps both Nigeria (11 fortunes) and Egypt (9 fortunes). South Africa’s 14 richest have a combined net worth of $28.79 billion, and an average net worth …

5 successful businesses that began as market stalls

<b>1. Marks and Spencer</b><p>This British institution was co-founded by Belarusian Michael Marks, who arrived in the UK as in 1882 and began trading on a …

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5 Must-Read Tips For Building A Brand

With products in 28,000 stories across 25 countries, a company which began with “Yes To Carrots” products has become the second biggest natural beauty brand in the U.S., just five years after a fortuitous meeting landed them in Walgreens. Its jovial Australian cofounder Ido Leffler, co-author of …

I’m A CEO With A Paycheck Of $0–And You Should Join Me

Who needs quick cash if you truly believe in the future of your company? Lessons from the Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, Michael Bloomberg, and Steve Jobs playbook.<p>We’re all aware how A-list actors such as George Clooney and Brad Pitt usually make about $20 million up front and then 10% of the …

100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs

We’ve searched high and low to bring you the first annual list of FORBES 100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs. Whether you’re seeking advice on raising capital, scaling your business or looking for general industry insight, these sites are worth reading.<p>The picks here are arranged in no specific …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Starting And Running Your Business

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) came out on June 3. Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>This is going be a bullet FAQ on starting a business. No joke. If …