Jess Hagy

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7 Unconventional Behaviors Of Inspiring Leaders

There are very few great managers. And even fewer great leaders. Making your team happy by displaying behaviors that are expected from you as a manager is hard. But it is even harder to inspire people to follow you, especially if you don’t have direct authority over them.<p>Leaders are not always …

Six Trends That Will Shape Consumer Behavior This Year

<i>This article is by Hazel Barkworth, Cultural Insights Project Director, Added Value.</i><p>2014 looks set to be a year of demanding more. When we look at the small cultural shifts that beckon change–the emerging behaviours that are just reaching the mainstream–it seems that consumers are going to expect …

Wanted: More Startups With One Foot In The U.S. And One In Mexico

<i>Rackspace co-founder Graham Weston talks about a new competition to nurture cross-border startups in San Antonio.</i><p>Got an idea for how to help more Mexican entrepreneurs open up shop on this side of the border?<p>If so, it could be worth $500,000. That’s thanks to a new contest launched by San Antonio …

Your dark chocolate addiction is driving up the price of chocolate

Cocoa prices are climbing fast. Cocoa futures jumped to $2,868 per ton ($3,161 per tonne) on Jan. 27, the highest price since mid-September of 2011.<p>Cocoa prices are soaring for several reasons, but one in particular is rising demand for darker chocolate, which takes more cocoa to make. The average …

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10 New Books You Need to Read This Year

From biographies to technical studies and step-by-step guides, here are 10 books that you should look for in the next few months.<p>Of course, we think you can learn a lot online. But, if you’re looking to take a deeper dive, there is often no substitute for the kind of thoughtful analysis you can get …

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The Intelligent-Design Theory That Inspired Darwin

Creationism and evolution may be bitter rivals today. But they share a common ancestor.<p>Earlier this week, young-earth creationist Ken Ham and “Science Guy” Bill Nye engaged in a well-publicized debate at the Creation Museum in Kentucky. It was generally been framed as a contest between science and …