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The 50-Year-Old Business Book You Need to Read (or Reread) Right Now | Inc.com

There aren't a lot of business books from a half-century ago that have stood the test of time, but Peter Drucker's <i>The Effective Executive</i> (Harper Business), now available in a spiffy new 50th Anniversary edition, is one of the select few. In 1967, back before Millennials were a gleam in their …

Management

We finally have an “artificial pancreas” for diabetes. But it's a letdown.

The first thing Melinda Wedding thinks about when she wakes at 6:15 am is checking her daughter Carson’s blood sugar to see if she needs another dose of insulin.<p>"Type 1 diabetes is constant," Wedding told me. "There’s no downtime."<p>Throughout the day she might look at her watch, which gives her a …

Former Uruguayan President Jorge Batlle dies at 88

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Former President Jorge Batlle, an extroverted and irreverent politician who was a force in Uruguayan politics for half a century and led it during one of its worst economic recessions, died on Monday. He was 88.<p>Batlle underwent surgery to stop a cerebral hemorrhage after …

Latin America
South Africa

New rules proposed for SA credit providers

All South African credit providers will have to register under the National Credit Act, regardless of loan amount according to the latest Government …

How South Africa’s 1000-year old tree looked 100 years ago

A picture of South Africa’s 1000-year old fig tree – the Wonderboom – shows how the marvel of nature looked over 100 years ago.<p>The Wonderboom is a …

South Africa

Woman Caught On Camera Stealing Ring From Corpse At Funeral Home

A woman was caught on camera last week stealing a ring from a corpse that was on display at a Texas funeral home.<p>Surveillance footage showed the unidentified suspect appearing to twist the finger of 88-year-old Lois Hicks, who was lying inside an open casket at the Sunset Memorial Gardens & Funeral …

Crime

This is what 100 years of BMW looks like

The German luxury carmaker, which celebrated its 100th birthday this year, has for its entire history released a seemingly never-ending stream of breathtaking, record-setting, and smile-inducing machines that have consistently beguiled the automotively inclined.<p>The essence of BMW boils down to its …

Autos

Why one family keeps turning down millions for their simple house next to Augusta National Golf Club

Over the past 15 years, Augusta National Golf Club has bought up much of the land that borders its exclusive grounds.<p>Off the northwest corner of the club sits the free parking lot Gate 6-A, a bulldozed stretch of empty land that was once a fully lived-in neighborhood. Augusta spent $40 million to …

Real Estate

Driving Comparison: 2016 BMW 328i vs. 2016 Audi A4

The Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series are two cars that have gone head-to-head for decades, dueling it out for ultimate sport sedan supremacy. It’s been one …

Audi

14 books that will change the way you think about money

A lot of what holds people back from financial success are their thoughts and beliefs about money — not their job title or salary.<p>It turns out, you're probably already making enough money to become rich, as David Bach preaches in "The Automatic Millionaire"; and you <i>can</i> splurge on a $4 mocha and …

Personal Finance

South African bank ranked best in the world

International banking advisory group Lafferty has ranked Capitec bank as the best bank in the world in its inaugural Bank Quality Rankings.<p>Lafferty …

The foods you should never eat after they expire

So you’re rummaging through the fridge and come across that absurdly expensive bottle of raw green juice (here’s why you should never go on a juice …

South African cities with the worst traffic jams in 2016

Numbeo’s 2016 Traffic Index shows that South Africa is the 5th most traffic congested country in the world.<p>Egypt was ranked as the most congested …

A Powerful Documentary About Pakistan’s Honor Killings

In their version of events, they would beat Saba Qaiser, shoot her in the head, stuff her in a bag, and drop her body into the river. Her father and uncle would do this in the middle of the night, when no one was watching, and no one would know what happened to her.<p>But that’s not how events …

Pakistan

Rand vs the dollar: 1978 – 2016

The rand’s weakness can be blamed on both local and international conditions – which has seen the local unit trade at its weakest levels in history …

South Africa

FWD vs. RWD vs. AWD: How the wheels that turn change the way you drive

Front-wheel drive (FWD), rear-wheel drive (RWD), all-wheel drive (AWD): you’ve probably heard these terms kicked around before, but what do they …

Tesla Model S

Why Apple will eventually lose its fight against the government

But President Obama's offhand statement about "fetishizing our phones" provides some new insight that can show why this case evokes such heated reactions on both sides — and why the government will probably win on this issue, even if it loses this specific case.<p>To recap, the FBI wants to make Apple …

Privacy

Now we know where Obama stands on the Apple vs. FBI case

Alex Wong/Getty Images<p>Barack Obama just gave his first public statement on the debate over smartphone encryption since the public spat between the …

The Startup That's Completely Changing How You Verify Your Identity | Inc.com

"In our industry, you can go everywhere, from the low end to the high end, and everyone has access problems at the point of entry into the club," says Gordon Bliss, 57, the owner of MobiusFit. Prior to using Noatta's kiosks, he'd tried fingerprint scans. Members found it invasive and unhygienic. By …

Apple Pay

The World's 12 Best Places To Live Or Retire In 2016

The secret to taking control of your retirement in 2016 and making this phase of life a grand adventure, even if your retirement nest egg is modest, is expanding your horizons. Take your retirement global and you can maximize your quality-of-life return for every dollar spent.<p>Where should you …

South America

101 Motivational Quotes to Start 2016 Off Right | Inc.com

Another year has passed. It's time to start over with a clean slate. Maybe 2015 didn't go the way you planned; you didn't follow through with your great ideas and your goals weren't met. Well it's a new year and a can be new you on January 1.<p>Or maybe 2015 was amazing and you need to keep the …

Motivation

Supreme Court Makes Everyone Lie About Abortion

Abortion again is headed to the Supreme Court. At issue is a Texas law setting medical standards for abortionists. Clinics must maintain the standards of "ambulatory surgical centers" and doctors must have "admitting privileges" at local hospitals. The rules would close three-fourths of existing …

Feminism

16 Ways To Improve Your Mental Health In 2016

New Year's resolutions often focus on improving <i>physical</i> health, but what if you focused on mental health this year?<p>While the culture at large often dismisses mental self-care, in part because of the stigma against those facing mental illness, emotional well-being is a priority for everyone: One in …

Mental Health

The Civil War Almost Didn't End Slavery

On the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment, we should reflect on the arduous battle to rid the nation once and for all of the …

Can You Turn Your Investment Loss Into Tax Savings?

<i>Dear Carrie,</i><p>I've heard people talk about balancing out their capital gains with capital losses before the end of the year, but I'm not sure how that works. Can you explain?<p>--A Reader<p>Dear Reader,<p>This is a great question and a perfect time to be asking it. It's always smart to review and rebalance …

Retirement

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class interior is the new standard [w/video]

Building On Lessons Learned From S-Class, This Midsize Interior Impresses<p>You can choose from 64 ambient light colors in the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. <i>Sixty-four</i>. It's this sort of personalization that highlights Mercedes' approach with its new midsize sedan, a car I'm comfortable saying will once …

Detroit Auto Show

Jeff Bezos Made $29.5 Billion This Year, More Than the GDP of These 67 Countries

Or, if you prefer, enough to theoretically buy Airbnb outright--and still pick up 'The Washington Post' 18 times over.<p>Was 2015 a good year for you? It was a pretty good year for Amazon--which means it was a pretty good one for Jeff Bezos, too. According to <i>Forbes</i>, he's made $29.5 billion since Jan. …

Venture Capital