Warren Buffett Barely Makes More Than Average Berkshire Workers
Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s Warren Buffett is scoring particularly well on a new rule requiring companies to disclose the ratio of a chief executive officer’s pay to that of the median employee.
His annual compensation of $100,000 was just 1.87 times the median employee’s pay of $53,510, a figure calculated from a sample of about two-thirds of Berkshire’s total employees, according to a filing released Friday. He also gives back about $50,000 to the company “for minor items such as postage or phone calls that are personal,” meaning his take-home pay would be less than that median figure.
The Awful Truth About Getting Rich That No One Wants to Hear
Of course, it depends on how you define ‘rich,’ but if you want to be worth millions…there is only one realistic way to get there.
Many people want to be incredibly wealthy. (How you define “incredibly wealthy” is of course up to you–my “incredibly wealthy” may seem like pocket change to Floyd Mayweather, Jr.)
Many people don’t hope to achieve that goal…but many people do. And there’s certainly nothing wrong with that.
But you will never become incredibly wealthy by working for someone else. And you will never become incredibly wealthy by living a “safe” (more on that in a moment), “positive work-life balance,” time-clock-punching professional life.
Three countries are leading the renewable energy revolution
World Economic Forum
Renewable energy production surged in 2016, with around two-thirds – or 165 gigawatts – of net new capacity coming from clean sources.
This was thanks largely to booming solar-panel deployment in China and throughout the world, which grew by 50% to around 74 gigawatts.
That is according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Renewables 2017 report, which says sharp cost reductions and improved policy support are paving the way for continued growth in the renewables sector.
The report says record performance in 2016 “forms the bedrock” of the IEA’s electricity forecast, which predicts renewable energy capacity will expand by 43% – or more than 920 gigawatts – by 2022. It adds that solar will continue to dominate the renewables market, generating far more electricity in the next four years than wind and hydropower, for example.
10 Morning Habits of Mentally Strong People
How you start your day determines how tough you really are.
You don’t need to act physically tough to appear mentally strong.
A mindset that is mentally strong understands the importance of consistency and following a pattern to attain those goals that will mark them for success.
Our mornings are important and you can attain only so much during the day, by getting started right. Here are 10 things mentally people do every morning.
1. They meditate.
From Russell Simmons to Oprah Winfrey, meditating seems to be a morning ritual. Meditation helps you find your rhythm and be in touch with your inner self.
2. They assess their emotions.
Mental strength is not about suppressing your emotions, but actually knowing how to deal with them and being aware of your strengths and weaknesses.
Mentally strong people assess their emotions and know what thoughts and feelings help them become the best they can be.
Everest Garbage CARAVAN
The first ascent of Mt Everest in 1953 and the first flights into Lukla Airport a decade later opened up the trekking trail to the world’s highest mountain to the world.
The hiking route from Lukla to Everest Base Camp soon became so popular that it was known as the ‘Toilet Paper Trail’. However, the route from this airport town all the way to the summit of Mt Everest today is largely litter-free thanks to a unique partnership between the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC), mother’s groups in villages along the trail, and Tara Air.
The first thing visitors notice once they step off the plane from Kathmandu are the spic and span stone-paved streets of Lukla. Further on, the trail has trash huts for burnable and non-burnable garbage all along the way. The collected plastic and paper is incinerated, while the bottles and cans are flown down to Kathmandu to be recycled.
Beans: The Superfood You’ve Always Known
Kale haters, rejoice—the latest trendy ingredients in snacks and at mealtime are pinto beans, chickpeas, lentils and peas
Anna Howle once swore she would never eat another bean.
The 53-year old government program manager in Washington, D.C., ate pinto beans every day growing up in a Native American community in Central New Mexico. “Beans were a sign of poverty,” she recalls.
But she has focused more on nutrition in the past year and recently signed up with a Weight Watchers plan that, to her surprise, encourages people to eat beans. “I’ve gone back to pinto beans,” she says, preparing them at least twice a week in her crockpot.
Google cofounder’s flying taxi takes to the skies in New Zealand, billed as a self-piloting, zero-emission vehicle that can “take off like a helicopter and transition to flying like a plane”
Google cofounder Larry Page’s flying taxi project is cleared for take off.
Kitty Hawk, the Silicon Valley startup backed by Page, said it is building and testing “all-electric vertical take-off and landing products” in New Zealand.
It released footage of one of those vehicles in flight, billing it as a cross between the Delorean from “Back to the Future” and “The Jetsons” hovercar.
Rice Calories Can Be Cut in Half With This Trick
A cup of white rice has about 200 calories—not insignificant, considering it’s most often used as a small part of a larger dish. But there’s an easy, natural way to make rice less caloric: add a little fat, then let it cool. According to research presented at the American Chemical Society’s national meeting, using coconut oil and a refrigerator can slash calories by as much as 60%.
Rice is made up of digestible starch and a special type of carbohydrate called resistant starch, which recent research suggests may be key for weight control. Humans don’t have the enzymes to digest resistant starch, so it isn’t transformed into sugar and absorbed quickly in the bloodstream like digestible starch. Instead, it bypasses the small intestine and is metabolized in the colon, where it’s fermented into short-chain fatty acids that feed healthy colonies of gut bacteria. The more resistant starch a food has, the fewer calories from that starch our bodies will absorb. Resistant starch is plentiful in foods like legumes, beans, whole grains, uncooked potatoes and unripe bananas.
10 Characteristics of People With High Emotional Intelligence
Do you wonder why certain people are more successful than others? The answer often lies in emotional intelligence, or EQ.
Why do certain people achieve more success than others?
What is it about how certain people behave and interact, how they are “wired” that drives them to greater success than their peers?
More often than not, it is their emotional intelligence (EQ), or, in other words, their ability to identify and manage the emotions of themselves and others.
There are critical ways that high achievers with strong emotional intelligence handle their lives, which you can learn from. Ten of them are:
1. Embrace Work-Life Balance
People who work too hard without rest or focusing equally on personal relationships usually burn out before they can reach their potential. Conversely, those who don’t work particularly hard tend to simply underachieve. The first step in EQ is self-awareness: understanding how much work–and focus on work–you can take on in your life and pushing the upper limit of that without coming too close to going over.
This Multibillion-Dollar Corporation Is Controlled by a Penniless Yoga Superstar
Baba Ramdev renounced the material world. So why is he selling toothpaste, instant noodles, and toilet cleaner?
Twenty-three years ago, when he was a poor young yoga instructor living at the foot of the Himalayas, Baba Ramdev pledged to spend the rest of his life as a sanyasi—a Hindu ascetic. He forswore possessions and renounced the material world.
But today he can be found in the most material of places. Turn on an Indian TV, and there’s Ramdev, a supple yoga megastar in saffron robes, demonstrating poses on one of the two stations he oversees. Flip the channel, and there’s Ramdev in commercials selling shampoo and dish soap. Walk any city on the subcontinent, and there’s his face in stores selling the wares of Patanjali Ayurved Ltd., the multibillion-dollar corporation he controls.