5 Principles Successful People Follow: Follow your talents; Focus your quest; Limit your options; Work toward meaningful goals; Never give up

5 Principles Successful People Follow

ADAM TORENENTREPRENEUR
JAN. 17, 2014, 4:43 PM 2,768

Depending on who you ask, success means different things. If you were to ask me, I’d say it means having a career that revolves around my real life. If you were to ask my cat, she’d say it involves finding a way to catch, immobilize and destroy her own tail. The first step in achieving success is often deciding what it means to you. Follow your talents.Chances are your answer is similar to mine. But whatever your version of success, people who want to be successful should mimic the behaviors of the great ones who came before them. These behaviors include: Read more of this post

New Warnings From an Investing Pioneer: Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide–and no one to get unbiased advice from

Jan 17, 2014

New Warnings From an Investing Pioneer

JASON ZWEIG

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Dean LeBaron, pictured at his home in Nokomis, Fla., says, ‘Look for the questions that are not being asked.’

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide — and no one to get unbiased advice from. Judging by my inbox, that is how a lot of investors feel. U.S. and most international stocks, bonds and real estate are all at least moderately overpriced by historical standards; cash offers a negative return after inflation; and most market pundits have a vested interest in their advice. Read more of this post

Upstart Managers School Sage of Omaha; Gains for Two Younger Money Managers at Berkshire Hathaway Outpace Buffett, S&P 500

Upstart Managers School Sage of Omaha

Gains for Two Younger Money Managers at Berkshire Hathaway Outpace Buffett, S&P 500

ANUPREETA DAS 

Jan. 17, 2014 4:38 p.m. ET

The pupils are beating the master at Warren Buffett -led Berkshire Hathaway Inc.BRKB -0.15%

Two investment managers, hired by the 83-year-old billionaire in recent years as part of his succession plan, each posted returns last year that outdid both Mr. Buffett’s performance as Berkshire’s top stock picker and the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index, according to people familiar with the matter. Read more of this post

Pretty Smart? Why We Equate Beauty With Truth

Pretty Smart? Why We Equate Beauty With Truth

Jan. 17, 2014 7:43 p.m. ET

With some regularity we hear about the latest beauty-pageant contestant who has responded to a softball of a question with an epic fail of a mistake, a bizarre opinion or an incoherent ramble. There’s the Panamanian contestant who believed that Confucius invented the philosophy of “Confusion,” the Miss Hawaii who described the U.S. only in terms of the “rocky shores” and “sandy beaches” of Hawaii, and the Miss South Carolina Teen USA who explained that Americans don’t know enough geography because too many people can’t afford maps. Read more of this post

Three Myths on the World’s Poor; Bill and Melinda Gates call foreign aid a phenomenal investment that’s transforming the world

Three Myths on the World’s Poor

Bill and Melinda Gates call foreign aid a phenomenal investment that’s transforming the world.

BILL AND MELINDA GATES

Jan. 17, 2014 7:50 p.m. ET

By almost any measure, the worldjs is better off now than it has ever been before. Extreme poverty has been cut in half over the past 25 years, child mortality is plunging, and many countries that had long relied on foreign aid are now self-sufficient. Read more of this post

THE BIG HAUL: This Teenage YouTube Shopping Star Makes Half-A-Million A Year And Has More Fans Than Vogue

THE BIG HAUL: This Teenage YouTube Shopping Star Makes Half-A-Million A Year And Has More Fans Than Vogue

ALEX HALPERIN JAN. 18, 2014, 8:49 AM 9,027 12

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Any discussion of Bethany Mota, 18, social media goddess and ascendant fashion icon, needs to begin with her metrics. Mota’s most popular YouTube channel has more than 4.8 million subscribers, more than Lady Gaga’s. As of this writing, upwards of 2.2 million souls follow her on Instagram, more than VogueElleMarie ClaireGlamour and Cosmopolitan combined. Her twitter following is a mere 1.15 million, not great but nothing to sneeze at. Read more of this post

Fired From Subway, This 20-Year-Old Started A Company And Makes A Living Off Facebook Traffic

Fired From Subway, This 20-Year-Old Started A Company And Makes A Living Off Facebook Traffic

NICHOLAS CARLSON

JAN. 18, 2014, 8:30 AM 2,320

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Most of us think of Facebook as a place to catch up on baby photos, keep tabs on your ex, and maybe read some quirky news about 2013’s most important corgis. But, for a small but growing class of small business owners, Facebook is a place to find customers, sell them stuff, and make a decent living.

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