Robert Kiyosaki recently updated the Rich Dad site, making it easier to find the Cashflow game. Look on the top left of the page.
As you know, the world is changing quickly. And, one of the things that needs to change is the way we learn. Many people go to school and assume that traditional school is the only way to learn. I have written in the past about the shortcomings of a traditional education.
Today’s post is about new and better ways to learn. I have been doing that programming stuff for a long time, and it is interesting to see how changes in technology make it easier to learn. eBooks and online videos are a great complement to the old printed book.
This guest post was provided by Katheryn Rivas, who regularly writes for online universities. She welcomes your comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working from home can be a great way to save money on commuting expenses, as well as overhead costs related to leasing an office space and paying monthly bills for utilities and so on. This sort of cost-reduction is especially important in this economy, given the trouble we’ve seen in the past few years and the looming rising gas prices due to unrest in the Middle East.
The one thing you have to make sure if you do plan to work from home is that you can remain just as productive and focused as though you were working in an regular office. Your home can provide a sanctuary for your work; however, it can also be a very distracting environment if you’re not careful.
Here are a few tips to keep up your productivity and stay focused when you work from home. If you can think of others, please feel free to add them in the comments section.
Recently I discovered Texas Hold’em Poker on Facebook. I never really enjoyed playing poker very much, but to my surprise it is pretty interesting. Why? Because the more I play poker the more I realize how it is like trading.
As I play, I immediately relate many things I have read about trading to what is happening in the game. It seems that many the information in books about trading is totally applicable to poker.
Have you ever woken up on December 31st and wondered where the whole year went? I know I have. I think many people wake up each morning and wonder what happened to their life. They have a vague memory of being in school, and then after that it is all a blur. Before they know it they are middle aged (or old) and wonder what happened to their life.
Now I am reading Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh. Tony is a co-founder of Zappos, the online shoe company that was recently sold to Amazon for $1 billion. I highly recommend this book because it is entertaining and fun to read.
Yet it is also filled with some deep meaning. Tony shares his story about how he sold his first company, Link Exchange, to Microsoft for $265 million. His own share was $40 million. But here’s the interesting part. He would be paid $8 million for staying with the company for one year.
One of the goals of our company is to allow anyone to retire within a few years, instead of wasting away in a terrible job for 40 years. Yet that begs an interesting question,.
What would you do with all your time?
Each person gets to answer that for themselves. Perhaps they could peruse their artistic dreams, like the Morphs.
Well, maybe this sort of art is not such a great idea…but the video is so funny I had to share it with you!
I wish it were true for me! After reading many books about leadership and finance, I have come to the conclusion that most of them repeat the common wisdom that permeates business culture in America. I suppose they are better than nothing, but hardly outstanding.
But it is true for Stephen Gillette, the CIO and General Manager of Digital Ventures at Starbucks. Not too shabby for a gamer! Perhaps there is more to leadership than parroting the trite phrases that circulate throughout corporate America. Maybe to become a great leader, we need a good amount of (not so) real world experience.
How did he leverage his online game play into a powerful position of leadership at Starbucks?
Recently, I discovered the Tycoon$ game on Facebook. It is an economic simulation game, where you build a business and grow your “empire”. It is still in beta, but I found it very refined and completely bug free.
One thing that is really interesting about the game is that it gives us insight into how markets and economies work. Most people who make the rules for an economy (politicians) do not really know the effects of their policies. They have an idea about what they think is right, or what they think will happen. However, these ideas are based on opinion, or the unproven theories of economics.
What can we learn from such a “game”?
Shaun, the darling of the snowboarding industry, just won his second gold Olympic medal. It was pretty exciting to watch him fly through the air. It is also interesting to look at what he does to be so successful.
How did he do it? Was he born a snowboarder? Or is it the fact that he has his own private halfpipe that costs $500,000?