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What comes after the flying car? A self-flying car

AeroMobil is already wowing people with a prototype of a flying car. But over the next decade, it wants to give new meaning to the term "autopilot."<p>AUSTIN, Texas -- AeroMobil, a startup from Slovakia, is already making sci-fi lore a reality: the company has made a prototype of a flying car. But …

Flying Car

5 Tips for Off-the-Cuff Speaking

If it’s true that many people fear public speaking more than death, it’s equally true that businesspeople are condemned to a thousand small deaths in client pitches, in boardrooms, and on stage. And that death can turn slow and torturous when you are asked to speak unexpectedly with little or no …

Where the Digital Economy Is Moving the Fastest

The transition to a global digital economy in 2014 was sporadic – brisk in some countries, choppy in others. By year’s end, the seven biggest emerging markets were larger than the G7, in purchasing power parity terms. Plus, consumers in the Asia-Pacific region were expected to spend more online …

The SIM card is turning 25—and it’s time for it to go

The small microchips known as “subscriber identity modules” or SIM cards that are required for mobile phones to log on to a phone network will soon be 25 years old. While mobile phones and network technology have progressed in leaps and bounds, SIM cards are still lodged in handsets.<p>And they’re …

Customers

The Week in Review: Benefits of Coffee

Coffee drinkers received some good news this week from new research pointing to the benefits of the popular beverage. A new study from scientists in Korea found drinking between one and five cups of coffee every day is good for arteries.<p>Calcium deposits in arteries, which cause blockage, were at …

Eight VR headsets your eyes need to see

Some of the biggest names in tech are throwing their headsets into the virtual-reality ring. Here's a look at the new gear coming this year.<p>Virtual reality is almost upon us. And no, this isn't the heavy, constrictive, poorly animated VR you might remember from the early '90s. These modern entries …

Virtual Reality

What to Do If You’re Smarter than Your Boss

You want to work for a great boss — someone you can respect and learn from. But what if your manager isn’t good at his job? What if you’re more competent or have greater skills? Should you be raising a ruckus or keeping your head down? And how do you get what you need without making your boss look …

Most HR Data Is Bad Data

How good a rater do you think you are? If you were my manager and you watched my performance for an entire year, how accurate do you think your ratings of me would be on attributes such as my “promotability” or “potential?”<p>How about more specific attributes such as my customer focus or my learning …

How to Negotiate with Someone More Powerful than You

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Going into a negotiation with someone who holds more power than you do can be a daunting prospect. Whether you are asking your boss for a new assignment or attempting to land a major business deal with a client, your approach to the negotiation can dramatically affect your chances of …

Degrees don’t matter anymore, skills do

If I were to make a nomination for the most destructive belief in our culture, it would be the belief that some people are born smart and others are born dumb. This belief is not only badly off target as a shorthand description of reality, it is the source of many social pathologies and lost …

Education

Revealing Photo Series Documents School Lunches Around the World

Around 32 million children in the US eat cafeteria food every weekday, and most of these students consume over half their daily calories at school. With this in mind, it's clear that school cafeterias are becoming crucial in the fight against childhood obesity. Sweetgreen–a chain of salad …

Healthy Eating

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain