How much of a role does luck play in investments and other important decisions? Former stock trader and influential statistician-philosopher Nassim Nicholas Taleb is uniquely equipped to examine the question—and the answer he finds in FOOLED BY RANDOMNESS might surprise you. Here are two top insights from our latest Instaread. Key Insight 1: The value of a […]
The Bezos brand is constantly under attack. Amazon’s reputation is routinely called into question by journalists who are skeptical of the company’s business practices. The founder’s personal rep was on the line with his divorce and a scandal with nude photos. And don’t forget that one of Bezos’s biggest detractors happens to be the President […]
Companies and entrepreneurs should build their business by focusing on the client’s favorite subject: himself.
Everyone fails. And according to radio personality Bobby Bones, that’s good news. He says that failure is so common that most people are too preoccupied with their own mistakes to pay attention to yours. The lesson? Don’t waste your time or mental energy on spiraling into self-consciousness after a misstep. Instead, leverage that surge of self-awareness […]
Why do so few small businesses survive their first few years of operation? Consultant Michael E. Gerber says it’s because too many owners focus on day-to-day operations at the expense of long-term strategy. The good news is that it’s possible to build strategic vision like a muscle. Learn how in our Instaread on THE E-MYTH […]
Sigmund Freud’s influence in the field of psychology is perhaps only matched by his power over the popular imagination. But Freud’s theories have been around for so long that it’s hard to separate what he said from how it’s been interpreted over the last century. Is a cigar ever really a cigar? Get back to basics with […]
You’ve done your homework. You always come prepared to assess the situation and do what it takes to succeed. But what if your training were so ingrained that you could act on sheer instinct? That’s what training at the top can do for you. Authored by the elite athletic trainer who took Michael Jordan to […]
What’s on your mind this weekend? Many of us are still thinking about the events of the past week. Or perhaps your mind has already turned to everything you need to do at work on Monday. Spiritual guru Eckhart Tolle has some advice that will change your life (or at least your Sunday): let go […]