Chuck OConnor

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How to fight back

THE assault on Paris by Islamic State (IS) on November 13th was an attack on life’s innocent pleasures. The terrorists shot anyone who strayed into …

The never-ending story

IT IS close to ten years since America’s housing bubble burst. It is six since Greece’s insolvency sparked the euro crisis. Linking these episodes …

HR Meets Data: How Your Boss Will Monitor You To Create The Quantified Workplace

By Greg Lindsaylong Read<p>Imagine if, a few years from now, you’re in a meeting. (Even in science fiction, we spend most of our time in meetings.) …

9/10: The Day Before

<i>This essay was originally published in</i> Gear <i>in 2002. It has been republished here with permission from publisher Bob Guccione Jr.</i><p>On <i>Good Morning …

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The Resurrection of America's Slums

After falling in the 1990s, the number of poor people living in high-poverty areas has been growing fast.<p>Half a century after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty, the number of Americans living in slums is rising at an extraordinary pace.<p>The number of people living in high-poverty …

Internet Privacy Is The Wrong Conversation

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Rami Essaid is CEO and co-founder of Distil Networks, a bot detection and mitigation company.</i><p>On April 2, the Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook is in hot water with government regulators in six European countries over its practice of tracking users’ movements across the web to …

Report: Only 22 percent of Apple Watches delivered on first weekend

After years of hoping that Apple would make a smartwatch, after months of anticipation following the Apple Watch unveiling, after weeks waiting for preorders to begin, you stayed up all night to be among the first to order the company’s latest wonder gadget.<p>Alas, whatever initial rush you felt when …

Nepal earthquake death toll tops 3,700

Terrifying aftershocks continued to roil Nepal on Sunday, sending people screaming into the driving rain and complicating efforts to rescue survivors after a massive earthquake killed more than 3,700 people in the impoverished mountain nation and surrounding countries.<p>In Katmandu, Nepal's capital, …

Why we want food so much it hurts

Be it chocolate, cheese or chip shop curry, craving a favourite food is something we’ve all experienced. Why do our bodies suffer such serious pangs? Veronique Greenwood investigates.<p>There's nothing like the salty tang of beef-flavoured Top Ramen broth and a mouthful of slightly overdone instant …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

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20 Hard Lessons Everyone Should Learn In Their 20s

Transitioning from a lifestyle without significant responsibilities into the "real world" makes your 20s a decade of tough lessons.<p>Wherever you're at in your 20s — whether you're on your own or still with your parents, figuring out your career or going through grad school — you can learn from those …

5 Things Successful Leaders Do in a Crisis

Running your own business can be difficult, and sooner or later it's going to test you. Here are the traits you'll need to remain a successful leader during those challenging times.<p>A lot of people believe that the true leadership capacity of a person is tested during times of crisis. Performance …

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

Five Alternatives To Saying "I Don't Know"

Nothing can fluster even the most unflappable professional like being asked a question to which they don’t know the answer. Appearing incompetent or uninformed is one thing, but what makes this scenario even worse is when you’re asked the ‘impossible question’ in a group setting. Maybe it’s a group …

What global turmoil? U.S. stocks up 1%

Despite a raft of geopolitical uncertainty, U.S. stocks ended a volatile week on a strong note.<p>The Dow Jones industrial average surged 185 points. The Dow and the S&P 500 both gained more than 1%. The Nasdaq advanced 0.8%. Friday's rally pushed all three indexes back into positive territory for the …