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Chinese Investment Rises In America: U.S. Should Improve Legal And Political Environment

U.S.-China trade benefits most Americans, but nevertheless becomes a political issue every presidential election. Four years ago Barack Obama and Mitt Romney went to the airwaves in Ohio essentially accusing each other of being economic traitors. The reelected Obama then said little more about the …

5 Ways New Product Managers Learn on the Job

There is no shortcut to becoming a successful product manager. Like any major accomplishment, it takes time and practice. If you are a new product manager or just joined a new company, you may feel overwhelmed.<p>Do not get discouraged. Remember that all great product managers once began in your same …

Customers

Forget Duterte. The Philippines loves the United States.

By Ishaan Tharoor<p>Ishaan Tharoor<p>Reporter covering foreign affairs, geopolitics and history<p>Email Bio Follow<p>In the few months he has been in power in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte has seemingly convulsed relations between his country and the United States, a longtime ally and former …

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Don't Count on the Russians Backing Down this Time

Happily, Russia and the U.S. seem to have pulled back from some of the bitterness, outrage and disappointment that set the tone between them 10 days ago.<p>But the stakes in Syria remain incredibly high. There's a real danger that both sides, which had appeared to be on the verge of pragmatically …

6 Crazy Beautiful National Parks in China

When we think of China, we're usually envisage bustling metropolises, ancient temples, and vast swaths of smog. Okay, and maybe the Great Wall. But …

National Parks

Xi Jinping’s Trump Moment

The economic shocks of globalization have triggered social and political tensions in China just as they have in the U.S.<p>Just about a century ago, the Boston merchants who had helped to build the textile town of Lowell, Mass., into the cradle of the American industrial revolution started pulling …

Xi Jinping

Duterte's move is 'a massive affront against the US'

The Philippine president has announced his rupture with the US and tilted towards China seeking closer partnership with Beijing. Regional security …

Philippine president announces separation from US

BEIJING (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced that his country is separating from the U.S. in a speech before a Beijing economic …

Amazon has doubled its stock price in just 17 months but Wall Street sees another 20% upside

But a number of Wall Street analysts see another 20% upside in Amazon, with big firms like Evercore, RBC, and Bernstein each raising their price targets to $1,000 in the past few weeks.<p>And on Wednesday, yet another high-profile firm, Cantor Fitzgerald, joined the bandwagon, also raising Amazon's …

Syria's Assad says taking Aleppo from rebels key to pushing 'terrorists' back to Turkey

MOSCOW/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad said on Friday that the Syrian army’s capture of Aleppo, which has come under renewed bombardment in an effort to seize its rebel-held sector, would be “a very important springboard” to pushing “terrorists” back to Turkey.<p>Rescue workers …

UK sends Typhoons to Japan for joint drills to strengthen security ties

British and Japanese officials insist joint military exercise is not intended to send message to Beijing despite rising tensions<p>Four RAF Typhoon fighter jets will arrive in Japan next week to take part in their first-ever drill with the Japanese air self-defence force, as the countries deepen their …

Elon Musk’s OpenAI is using Reddit to teach AI to speak like humans

OpenAI wants to build the technology that will finally create a computer that can converse in a way that is indistinguishable humans.<p>The nonprofit, backed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, brought on NVIDIA’s supercomputer DGX-1, which has 170 teraflops of computing …

Artificial Intelligence

Take Some Time To Get This Self Improvement Advice Memorized | Virtual Dating

Most people living in America are seeking some improvement in various aspects of their lives. Some people want to become better fathers or spouses, …

Speaking a second language changes how you see the world

There are two versions of the writer Lauren Collins. There is the English-speaking Lauren, who, presumably, is the Lauren primarily responsible for …

Linguistics

US enters Yemen war, bombing Houthis who launched missiles at navy ship

Pentagon says radar sites were attacked after the destroyer USS Mason came under attack and notes ‘we will respond to any further threat’<p>The United States has launched its first strike on Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen in retaliation for days of attacks on a navy warship, becoming an active …

East Africa

Rodrigo Duterte may hand China the strategic piece it needs to take control of the South China Sea

Next week Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, who took power in late June, will make his first state visit to China. Of course he’s hoping for a bonanza of loans and trade deals. What he’s not expecting or demanding: the return of Scarborough Shoal, which China seized from the Philippines in …

Design Better Data Tables

<b>Poor tables.</b> Where did they go wrong?<p>After being the bread and butter of the web for most of its early history, tables were cast aside by many …

Kanban and Agile saved our house

“Call the doctor.” “Did you call the doctor today?” “Don’t forget to call the doctor today.” With nine week old twins at home, there has never been a …

Social Media Can Play a Role in Business Process Management

Today, organizations need to be able to execute at the pace of global volatility. Those that can adapt to trends, preferences and issues ahead of their competitors can create a defensible advantage. But you may not be able to do that unless you can get real-time market data and rapidly align your …

Five Imperatives for Improving Health Care

Leaders from Harvard's medical and business schools are exploring ways to improve health care delivery. In a new study, their Forum on Healthcare …

Michael Ballé: Lean thinking spreads only as fast as each individual manager learns to think lean

» » next post - Dave Brunt: Lean in organisations with multiple sites<p>« « previous post - Tracey Richardson: The importance of seeing through the same …

Understanding Fear of Process Improvement

A culture of continuous improvement is crucial to organizational performance and survival. Just ask Richard Aubut, CEO of South Shore Hospital, the leading regional provider of healthcare in southeastern Massachusetts. “We don’t know what changes will be coming with healthcare reform and other …

13 Amazing Business Intelligence Books, Game Of Thrones Style

<i>Update: This post has been updated to include three new books, and to reflect new developments in</i> <b>“</b>Game of Thrones<b>”</b> <i>since last publication (fall 2016).</i> …

Russia warns US not to intervene as hospital is hit in latest Aleppo blitz

Strike by Assad regime’s helicopters leaves residents in east of the war-torn city with next to no access to essential healthcare<p>An unrelenting Russian and Syrian blitz of eastern Aleppo heavily damaged one of the city’s three remaining hospitals on Saturday, as Moscow warned that any American …