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Chinese military paper warns a corrupt army does not win wars | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese military’s official newspaper warned on Sunday that a corrupt army would not win wars, three days after the government announced a former senior officer would be prosecuted for graft.<p>China's Central Military Commission former Vice Chairman General Guo Boxiong shakes …

4 Things You Didn't Know About the Crazy Growth of Content Marketing

Find out what LinkedIn and Indeed reveal about the growing need for content marketing.<p>In January 2014, Rand Fishkin made the following prediction for the coming year:<p><i>Resumes listing "Content Marketing" will grow faster than either SEO or "Social Media Marketing"</i><p>A year later, we pondered whether or …

Marketing

How You Can Help Close the Gender Gap in Leadership

A new study reveals disheartening findings about the perception of female leaders. Here's how we can change that.<p>At the bottom of a box filled with old toys I found a doll that made me stop and think. This slim plastic gal with perfectly straight blond hair was over twenty five years old and …

Gender Equality

10 Emotional Challenges Only Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome

Entrepreneurs struggle in ways that few understand. Friends, family, and employees lack perspective when it comes to these obstacles.<p>Entrepreneurs are privy to a rare set of experiences. Certainly many share the road to success and accomplishment. Standing at the top, however, has it's own set of …

Entrepreneurship

How to Stay Productive at Work During a Personal Crisis

When you receive bad news, you need to find a way to balance your responsibilities without feeling overwhelmed.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>If you’ve made your career a top priority, you’re no doubt a pro at …

Self-help

4 Ways Small Businesses Can Rapidly Accelerate International Sales

How to embrace the global shopping market<p>Cross-Border eCommerce is predicted to triple by 2018, with 130 million "major market" shoppers accounting for $307 billion in cross-border purchases--and that's only from the U.S., U.K., Germany, Brazil, China and Australia. In addition to their sheer size …

eCommerce

The One Thing I Had Totally Wrong About Success

It took only 8 days to completely change 38 years of knowledge with just this one simple observation.<p>When I was 13 years old, I was confirmed as a Lutheran and completely lost my religion from that point forward.<p>I would classify myself as a card carrying agnostic. I love the idea of Heaven, a …

Luxury Lifestyle

Why Cool Kids Rarely Become Great Successes

A study suggests that cool kids burn out quickly. Is that why so many successful businesspeople aren't cool at all?<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>When I look at Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, there’s one word …

Bill Gates

15 Characteristics of Extraordinary Teams (Infographic)

Some good but perhaps a bit naive advice about teams, along with a real-world translation.<p>A couple of days ago, I posted some unexpected scientific research about teams. By coincidence, I also received an infographic about teamwork from the UK-based insurance firm Unum. Here it is (with my comments …

Leadership

One of climate change’s biggest dangers is one the world still isn’t talking about

Changes in climate and weather patterns worldwide are converging with social trends, shifting populations, land use change, and increasingly impaired water infrastructure to dramatically make life worse for those across the globe. We now have evidence that climate is a major factor increasing risks …

Climate Change

Articles about simple plan on Dwell.com - Dwell

A Marmol Radziner–designed prefab house, trucked onto a remote Northern California site, takes the pain out of the construction...<p>For years, Eileen and Jelle Kiesling spent much of their time in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, she as a teacher, and he as a...<p>A straightforward alteration and …

Which Is Cheaper -- Rooftop Solar Or Utility-Scale Solar?

The Brattle Group,with support from the Edison Electric Institute, just released a study concluding that utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the United States are more cost effective than residential-scale (rooftop) PV systems in achieving the economic and policy benefits we all expect …

IBM sets world-record PV solar-cell power conversion efficiency | Kurzweil

IBM researchers worked with Japanese thin-film solar company Solar Frontier to get higher solar efficiencies for solar cells made from more abundant …

Solar to Reach Price Parity with Oil, Gas

Just a few years back it would have been hard to believe that solar would be an affordable source of energy.<p>Despite the obvious attractiveness of an …

Solar Power

Supercar vs Hypercar — What’s the Difference?

The Magazine<p>Let us take you on a journey of the world. Each issue of the Gear Patrol Magazine comes packed with adventures, guides and stories …

Supercars

The "Frontrow" Is Louis Vuitton's Latest Sneaker Venture

A modern, lightweight sneaker that will ready your wardrobe for the Summer months ahead.<p>French luxury brand Louis Vuitton has launched a new sneaker silhouette dubbed “Frontrow.” The silhouette is available in two distinct designs including a knitted upper and a premium crocodile leather upper. …

The Biggest Mistake Most Entrepreneurs Make when Implementing Business Controls

Ever wondered why you're trapped working for your business? Here is the single greatest reason why most entrepreneurs fail when they try to let go of control.<p>When you build a business versus a job, you want your team to have the authority to get tasks done without running everything past you.<p>At the …

Entrepreneurship

How to Ask Smarter Questions

Being polite won't get you a satisfying answer. Here's how to ask the kind of questions that give you detailed responses.<p>What's the secret to getting a "yes" from an investor? How do you prompt customers to give you detailed, honest feedback? What's the best way to convince someone to do you a …

Customers

How theSkimm's Founders Built a Tribe of Loyalists

With more than 1.5 million happy subscribers, the daily newsletter startup is proving that email is far from dead.<p>It's almost a startup Cinderella story: two college acquaintances reconnect after graduation and take a risk on a business that turns out to be a wild success. Danielle Weisberg and …

Startups

8 Website Design Improvements That Will Attract New Customers

No matter how tempted you are to give your site every design bell and whistle, it's probably best to just scale back and go simple.<p>Let's face it: your company isn’t going anywhere these days without a website. And with so many competitors online, a website is no longer just a calling card, it is …

Infographics

5 of the Absolute Worst Ways to Structure a Sales Plan

Sales plans should motivate and inspire people to stretch, achieve, and grow but these 5 classic blunders will do just the opposite.<p>It doesn't matter what business you're in, sales is the single most important part of how you will grow. Yet, far too many founders and CEOs struggle with putting in …

Leadership