Ask the most successful people in the world what their secret is and a huge percentage of them will mention reading . But billionaires and founders don't just get through a lot of books (though some of them get through an extraordinary number ) Many of them also have specific tricks and practices to remember more of what they read and leverage that knowledge to improve their lives. Both Bill Gates and Elon Musk suggest working your way from big-picture ideas down to the details of a field by beginning with broad overviews and then digging into more niche titles. Mark Zuckerberg and Barack Obama recommend making time for fiction ( science is on their side ). Tim Ferriss has an elaborate system for annotating the books he reads , while author and economist Tyler Cowen recommends reading "in clusters" and giving up on any book that doesn't grab your attention. And now another billionaire super reader has shared a series of fascinating tips to get the most out of … [Read more...] about 3 Tips to Get the Most Out of What You Read From Self-Made Billionaire and Stripe Co-Founder Patrick Collison
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Trade Watchlist Portfolio Message Set Alert live bse live nse live Volume Todays L/H More × The market failed to extend its positive momentum seen in previous session as weak global sentiment and selling pressure in every sector pulled benchmark indices down on June 22. The BSE Sensex fell more than 700 points to 51,823 and the Nifty50 plunged more than 200 points to 15,413 and formed a bearish candlestick pattern on daily charts. The Stochastic has given a negative crossover, clearly indicating that sentiments are weak at the moment, while the India VIX, which gauges the expected volatility in the market, remained above 20 levels, suggesting continuity in volatile swings in the market and the trend could remain in favour of bears. The VIX rose by 0.74 percent to 21.30 levels. Broader markets also reeled under pressure after a sharp rebound in the previous session. The Nifty … [Read more...] about Trade Spotlight | What should you do with Matrimony, Sterling Tools, IOL Chemicals, ITI, Trident on Thursday?
Yesterday, LinkedIn published research that indicates that 75 percent of 25-to-33-year-olds have experienced a quarter-life crisis, defined as "a period of insecurity and doubt that many people in their mid-20s to early 30s go through surrounding their career, relationships, and finances." Here are some highlights of the survey (which was conducted by Censuswide on behalf of LinkedIn among over 6,000 participants aged 25-to-33 across the United States, United Kingdom, India, and Australia): Nearly 80 percent of those aged 25-to-33 have felt under pressure to succeed in relationships, career, or finances before hitting 30. Finding a job or career that they're passionate about is the top reason this age group feels anxious (61 percent), even more so than about finding a life partner (47 percent) or dealing with student debt (22 percent). Nearly half (48 percent) say comparing themselves to their more successful friends has caused them anxiety, with women feeling this … [Read more...] about Are You Facing a ‘Quarter-Life Crisis’? Here’s What You Need to Do
Regular readers of this column know that I almost never write about my personal life. I figure this column isn't about me; it's about making readers more successful. However, my editor asked me to write about what made me passionate about my job, so here goes. I'm going to explain how my passion for writing led me to this, my dream job, and how the years I spent avoiding my dream job turned out to be essential to achieving it. I'll start with some background. I always knew I was supposed to be a writer. I wrote (dictated) my first story when I was four. By age eight, I was creating hand-drawn newspapers with stories about dinosaurs. At age 14, I bought my own printing press and began publishing my own newsletter. By high school, I was writing nonfiction at a college level (e.g., 35 pages of "Analysis of Marijuana Usage in Contemporary California") and writing almost readable pastiches of Kafka and Lovecraft. Whilst in college, I had my first short story … [Read more...] about How to Do What You Love for a Living
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin We are in a time of high inflation and for a small business owner, that means you need to review your pricing. Prices are increasing everywhere, and the cost of your material and labor is likely to grow and shrink your profit margins. Often, small business owners believe that when the cost of producing their products increases, they should absorb that cost. However, it would be best if you raised your prices as you need to ensure that your profit margins remain healthy. Small business owners are currently getting slammed from all angles. There are cost increases, manufacturing delays, and shipping issues. But it would be best if you stayed on top of your pricing strategies to remain profitable in your business. Jacqueline Snyder and Minna Khounlo-Sithep are the business coaches at The Product Boss , where they support product-based businesses and teach pricing strategies to their clients. They have been there, … [Read more...] about How To Handle Shrinking Profit Margins During Times Of High Inflation
- A + A (June 30): Bitcoin is on track for its worst quarter in more than a decade as more hawkish central banks and a string of high-profile crypto blow-ups hammer sentiment. The 58% drawdown in the biggest cryptocurrency is the largest since the third quarter of 2011, when Bitcoin was still in its infancy, data compiled by Bloomberg showed. The decade in between those hallmarks saw several booms and busts, with cryptocurrencies’ market value swelling to peak at US$3 trillion (about RM13.22 trillion) as they gained more widespread adoption and ultra-low interest rates spurred risk taking. But the current bear market stands out for the amount of crypto leverage that’s been unwound — and for the regulatory scrutiny being heaped on an asset class many central banks now consider a threat to financial stability. Bitcoin fell as much as 4.4% on Thursday morning (June 30) in London to US$19,302, the lowest since June 19. More volatile alternative coins did worse, with … [Read more...] about Bitcoin set for biggest quarterly drop in more than a decade
- A + A CHICAGO/LONDON (June 30): Skeptics have long made a sport of predicting that the decade-long rally in technology stocks was destined to reverse. At the halfway point of 2022, it seems like this is the year when they will be proven right. The Nasdaq 100 Index has tumbled by almost a third this year, including a 0.9% drop on Thursday, erasing some US$5.4 trillion in value in a selloff that has left few stocks unscathed. The benchmark, which gets half its value from tech, is on track for its biggest calendar-year decline ever. And it’s hard to make a convincing case for a market recovery in the second half: Investors are pricing in further interest rate increases from the Federal Reserve as the central bank tries to combat inflation, sparking concern that the global economy will tip into recession. Analysts are beginning to cut earnings estimates for technology companies as a result. “The issue is that we haven’t really seen inflation like this in … [Read more...] about Technology stocks head for historic wipeout as US economy cools
Job hunting can be painful. In addition to the hours spent writing cover letters and preparing for interviews, the process usually comes with a hefty side serving of rejection. In a recent survey of 1,000 job applicants, recruiting platform Joblist delved into the psychology around job applications and rejections. Here are some of the key takeaways: advertisement On average, successful applicants applied for 10 to 15 jobs and received between 6 and 10 rejections. On average, applicants asked for a salary of $65,000 and received one of $57,000. The average respondent started losing confidence in themselves after the fifth rejection; and about 64% ended up pivoting on the type of job they were applying for after losing their confidence. Of those, about 36% started therapy, 34% stopped job searching altogether, and 30% went back to school. The most common assumption people gave for why they were rejected: there were too many other applicants (43%). However, 35% of … [Read more...] about This is how many rejections it takes before job seekers lose confidence
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin After successfully launching in Malaysia in 2018 and enjoying runs in Qatar and Thailand, Whimsy, a one-of-a-kind dining experience, landed stateside in April at The St. Regis Washington, D.C. The storied 172-room property located just steps from The White House on Black Lives Matter Plaza – it opened in 1926, and remains an important social hub in the nation’s capital – is offering reservations for Whimsy through the end of this year. What makes it a can’t-miss event is how it whimsically (hence, the name) engages all five senses, thanks to the help of cutting-edge, 360-degree projection technology. Over the course of five dishes that are as pleasing to the eyes as they are to the palate, diners are immersed in colorful sights and vibrant sounds to help illustrate the story behind each culinary creation. The Royal Caviar-topped diver scallop course, for example, is presented in its shell on a dish surrounded by smaller … [Read more...] about Discover Whimsy Dinners, Champagne Sabrage, And The Best Bloody Marys At The St. Regis Washington, D.C.