Basjan Rothmann

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Avoiding the resource curse in Kenya | Business & Economy

Discovery of minerals, gas and oil in many African countries has led to what economists call the "paradox of plenty" - a phenomenon in which macroeconomic forces create pressures for over-reliance on an energy or a mining sector, leaving other domestic economy sectors to deteriorate.<p>The Democratic …

These Are The 69 Words GM Employees Were Forbidden from Using

Documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Friday show that there are some things you can say if you’re an employee …

Employment

Lean Startup: Business On A (Smart) Shoestring

Launching a business is the dream of many of this year’s college graduates. But the road to success can be fraught with frustrating roadblocks. Some studies show that as many as three out of every four business startups flop.<p>The failure rate has many causes, but entrepreneurs often cite three …

China's Currency Not Dying, Deutsche Bank Says

The Chinese yuan is second only to the Russian ruble as the worst performing BRIC currency compared to the dollar. It’s down nearly 3% to the greenback this year, while the Brazilian real is up 6.3% and the Indian rupee is up 5.4%. Even the Mexican peso is doing better, up 1.12% against the dollar. …

Jill Abramson and The Worst Workplace Question: 'How Much Do You Make?'

It is one of the most awkward questions one can ask a colleague, “How much are you making?” In the few times I’ve broached the topic, I’ve usually come away disturbed to discover discrepancies in salary unexplained by experience, education, or seniority. When news broke today that New York Times …