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10 Surprising Facts About Bill Gates

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Most people know three things about :

  • He’s the richest man in (second-richest in the world right now).
  • He co-founded one of the most successful tech companies of all time in Microsoft.
  • He’s an extremely generous philanthropist through the Bill & Foundation.

But there are a lot of things about Gates you probably didn’t know.

1. As a young teenager at Lakeside Prep School, Gates wrote his first computer program on a General Electric computer.

It was a version of tic-tac-toe, where you could play against the computer.

2. Once his school realized Gates’ proclivities for coding, they let him write the school’s computer program for scheduling students in classes. 

He even slyly altered the code so

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10 Tips on Making Money With Things You Already Own

Make passive income with items and living space you aren’t using.

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This book will equip you with effective strategies and tools to help you reach your full potential as a freelancer and achieve financial prosperity.


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Over the past ten months, the entire world has been shaken by the Covid-19 pandemic. Uncertainty has been a constant as we work to navigate this new normal, both in business and our personal lives. 

I am in the fortunate position of running my own business, Punch List, a and project management app that helps contractors manage home remodels with homeowners. While we’ve noted an overall dip in home construction during the pandemic, we’ve taken great pride in our ability to help homeowners work with contractors to make budget-friendly, high-yield improvements to their

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5 Strategies from Ancient Chinese Warfare to Help Us Thrive in Changing Times


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Although there have been record-highs in the “frothy” stock market, entrepreneurs and around the country are seriously struggling. In the , as of September 13, 2020, total revenue decreased by 20.6 percent compared to January 2020

In addition, the number of small businesses still open decreased by 23.6 percent compared to January 2020, and restaurant diners are down 40 percent from last year. It appears that those stimulus checks went into stock on your Robinhood account and not your favorite sushi restaurant or local retailer.

Regardless, these percentage drops have made it abundantly clear that now is the time for everyone to take a step back and re-evaluate their business strategies. Because I’ve been in the space for more than 10 years, this seemed like

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How Technology is Revolutionizing Beauty Ecommerce

Emerging technologies like augmented reality and artificial intelligence are keeping beauty in business.

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The current crisis has changed and expectations immensely. Since the lockdown started, personal safety and hygiene have emerged as a top concern. Consumers are scared of visiting crowded marketplaces and in some instances, have postponed purchases. One area that has seen unprecedented growth across multiple facets is online sales. From grocery buying to banking, consumers are meeting most of their needs online.

To be a part of this movement, the beauty industry needs to innovate and offer an experience at par with what brick-and-mortar stores do. Major ecommerce beauty brands have leveraged artificial intelligence (AI) and (AR) to build assessment, comparison and testing tools to

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6 Ways to Make Money from Audio Content


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If you’re in a content-centric business — you write books, sell courses, run coaching programs, etc. — it’s worth paying attention to this emerging trend in content monetization. Audio.

Audiobooks and podcasts have taken the content publishing world by storm in recent years and the market’s impressive growth is projected to continue. If you haven’t started monetizing content in audio yet, this article will suggest several great ways to get started, with real-life successful examples for your inspiration. Some of them don’t even require you to create any new content.

But first, why should you create content in audio?

It is popular (and getting more so by the day)

For eight years straight, audiobook sales have experienced revenue growth in the double-digits, with sales totaling $1.2 billion in the U.S. last year. Similarly,

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Ryan Fitzpatrick Is Showing Us How to Lead From the Sidelines

The veteran NFL QB is giving way to a younger generation and demonstrating that it’s OK to be upset, disappointed or heartbroken.

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Back in March I wrote about the value of backup quarterbacks. With the season now seven games in, we’ve already seen the importance of having a capable, reliable signal-caller to step in at a moment’s notice. For the Miami Dolphins, the season began with Ryan Fitzpatrick, a 16-year NFL veteran loved throughout the league. It was common knowledge that he would start the season, but that eventually, last year’s fifth-overall draft pick — former University of Alabama standout Tua Tagovailoa — would take over.

This cycle is clockwork in the NFL:

  • Team drafts a rookie quarterback high to hopefully
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