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Richard Branson Has the Best Answer For How We Should Treat Muslim Refugees

Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson, in response to the bigoted comments and ideas proposed by some US governors, has the best remedy for the fear and panic that have led some to openly attack the Muslim community in general following the Paris terrorist attacks: fight ISIS at home with openness and tolerance.

Comments about refusing Syrian refugees in the United States came after it was revealed that one of the Paris attackers may have entered Europe along with refugees from Greece. Branson wrote in an op-ed on his blog:

This 17-Year-Old With Dyslexia Says Being Bullied Pushed Him to Become a Millionaire

A dyslexic entrepreneur who was bullied in school as a child for his learning disability is on his way to becoming a millionaire by the time he turns 20.

Seventeen-year-old Ollie Forsyth, of Pury End, Northamptonshire, is a budding businessman who started his first company, an e-tailer called Ollie’s Shop, at age 13. He made a profit of $14,500 within the first year, turning over $33,500 annually. The shop’s annual profit continues to double yearly as he sets off to work on his other projects.

What Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Steve Jobs Can Teach Us About Managing Stress

Everyone has stress in their lives, but not everyone deals with it in a constructive way. Business leaders especially must learn how to manage their stress effectively so that their companies, employees and their own personal lives don’t end up eroding as a consequence.

Late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, for instance, took a Zen-like approach and advised those with busy minds to slow down in order to find calm and clarity. Meditation is an age-old practice that is effective in achieving that clearer headspace.

Richard Branson Reveals The Real Reason Why He Bought an Island

Richard Branson’s private island is famously known for its paradise-like exuberance, however not many people know that he bought the island for a fraction of the original asking price and that his primary intention for buying the island was to impress a girl.

The self-made billionaire traveled to Necker Island for the first time in 1977 with Joan Templeman, who would later on become his wife. Today, Branson wrote in a blog post:

Richard Branson is Fixing Everything We Hate About Living in Hotels

Virgin’s first hotel has opened in Chicago and it is everything anyone has ever wanted in a hotel.

To start off, the rooms have exceptional minibars that stock personal favorites such as Peanut M&M’S, red wine, and even precautionary Emergen-C, all sold at street prices. That means you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg the next morning when you realize you came back from a crazy night out and ravaged the minibar.

10 Ways Marijuana Can Make You More Successful

If there’s anything our generation is known for, it’s got to be our tendency to embrace entrepreneurship and our openness to the drug culture- we are all either really foolish, or really smart (we are the most well educated generation after all).

When it comes to smart people, as most entrepreneurs are, weed can be a creative miracle drug, among other things. Steve Jobs was reported to smoke weed now and again to figure out problems- Sergey Brin, Richard Branson, and Michael Bloomberg also used to toke up back in the day. Even Elon Musk, who is a huge fan of Burning Man, has produced a lot of great ideas there- and nobody at Burning Man is sober.

8 Reasons Why Clinkle’s Lucas Duplan is the Worst Startup Founder Ever


Image Source: Clinkle. The original was taken by Jason Henry for WSJ, adapted by Michael Nudelman.

The picture above says it all, but if you want to find out exactly how this Stanford kid raised $30 million for his startup Clinkle and became the ring leader for one of Silicon Valley’s biggest fails, then keep reading.

If you don’t know what Clinkle is, it’s a mysterious payment app kept so secret, some of it’s employees don’t even know the full details. Clinkle’s founder Lucas Duplan managed to make headlines last year with a record setting seed stage fundraiser that peaked over $30 million dollars, made possible in part by venture capitalist firms Andreessen Horowitz, Accel Partners’ Jim Breyer, and billionaire investor Richard Branson.

College Student Reveals How He Mines Bitcoins in His Dorm Room — The Cheap Way


Nothing in the tech world confuses us as much as Bitcoin it seems. What we do know about it is that it’s volatile and it can be worth a ton of money, but we hardly understand where it comes from, who invented it apparently, or what it is past being a crypto-currency- even that term confuses many. Perhaps the main reason Bitcoin baffles us so is it’s infinite nature- it can develop into so many structures and utilities that it’s hard to describe it as anyone thing, but hopefully this article clears up some of the confusion for you.