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Pope warns of a 'Third World War'

The pontiff speaks of a war fought 'piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction' during a mass in honour of Italy's war dead<p>Pope Francis today warned that the world was in the midst of a "Third World War".<p>Speaking during a mass in honour of more than 100,000 Italian soldiers who died during …

How The London Boroughs Got Their Names

More than fifty years ago, the London Government Act 1963 received Royal Assent. It paved the way, two years later, for radical changes in London's …

Start with a Theory, Not a Strategy

Well-crafted strategies are road maps to places that yield competitive advantage and generate value for the firm. But once you’ve arrived, they don’t take you anyplace else. That’s a problem for companies under continual pressure from investors to find <i>new</i> sources of competitive advantage.<p>I recently …

Why Our Brains Crave Storytelling In Marketing

Our greedy little brains are hungry for a good story, so if you want to make the sale, forget the data and make a personal connection.<p>What grabs your attention more: a list full of ingredients like acacia gum, oligiosaccharide, and glutemate or a story about one company’s mission to bring the tangy …

Marketing

5 Ways To Work Smarter, Not Harder

Working harder can be an easy habit to slip into, though. Sometimes it's hard to switch off at the end of the day, or to take time out on the weekend and stop thinking about work. With a startup of my own to run, I find this even harder to manage lately. Whenever I'm not working on Buffer, I'm …

Productivity

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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 …

5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

Jordan Metzl, M.D., a sports medicine physician at New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery, gets how hard it is to wake up to work out. "It's a tough habit to get into," he says. That said: "I'm a huge believer in morning workouts because it starts your metabolic furnace and ensures you'll …

WW1 women at work: In pictures

40,000 Iraqis stranded on mountain as Isis jihadists threaten death

Members of minority Yazidi sect face slaughter if they go down and dehydration if they stay, while 130,000 fled to Kurdish north<p>Tens of thousands of members of one of Iraq's oldest minorities have been stranded on a mountain in the country's north-west, facing slaughter at the hands of jihadists …

Alex Salmond’s leadership of independence campaign under pressure after TV debate loss

First Minister gives 'heartfelt' rallying speech behind closed doors to shell-shocked backbenchers as Yes campaign figures distance themselves<p>Serious questions are being asked by nationalists about Alex Salmond’s leadership of the campaign to break up Britain in the wake of his stunning defeat in …

Alex Salmond