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Can Your Employees Really Speak Freely?

Chances are, your employees are withholding valuable intelligence from you. Maybe it’s about a project that’s gone off track or a manager who’s behaving badly. Or maybe they’re not sharing their thoughts on ways the business could grow its sales or improve operations. No matter how open you are as …

Israel warns Brazil faces diplomatic downgrade unless it accepts settler as ambassador

Israel warns ties may suffer if Brasilia does not accept nominee Dani Dayan, a former head of the Jewish settlement movement<p>Brazil’s reluctance to accept an Israeli ambassador who is a West Bank settler has led to a standoff with Israel now warning it could downgrade diplomatic relations.<p>The …

11 Scientific Ways to Make an Excellent First Impression

It’s very difficult to bounce back from a bad first impression—but that doesn’t mean you need to fear meeting new people. Tackle first-time …

Psychology

Treasure trove: 4,000 Roman Coins Found in Swiss Orchard - CNN Style

Written by By Will Heilpern, CNN<p>When you spot a glimmering object in your back garden, it rarely ends up being anything more valuable than aluminum-foil.<p>But one farmer in Switzerland has hit the jackpot after discovering a treasure trove of Roman coins thought to be more than 1,700 years …

A UK company is launching broadband internet that is 230 times faster than the average — but it costs £399 a month

The average UK broadband speed, according to Ofcom, is around 22MB per second. This means that Gigaclear's connection is 227 times faster for downloads and around 1,000 times faster for uploads.<p>Superfast broadband comes at a cost, however. Gigaclear's 5GB per second option costs £399 a month for …

Telecoms

Window Shopping

No one does a window display quite like Louis Vuitton (see the brand’s ostrich displays from 2011 or the Yayoi Kusama takeover in 2012 for proof). Luckily, a new book forwarded by Vanessa Friedman (and feted with a starry celebration in New York) chronicles the house’s best in appropriately glossy …

How Wearing Less Makeup Helped Me Feel More Confident

I feel prettier than I ever did before.<p>Three years ago, as an overworked editor, I left my life in New York City for Portland, Oregon, in hopes of a slower pace and easy access to mountains, rivers, and trees. Days after I touched down, I joined a gym and felt at home around the fit women in cute …

Drug maker Valeant plunges as report alleges Enron-like fraud

Shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals tumbled on Wednesday after a research firm accused the drug company of massive fraud similar to what doomed Enron.<p>It's the latest controversy swirling around Valeant (VRX), a $50 billion pharmaceutical giant that's backed by hedge fund billionaire Bill Ackman. …

How the World’s Oldest People Live So Long

At 118, the world’s oldest woman says her secret is eating, sleeping, and relaxing. Sounds good to us!<p>How do you live to be 109 years old? Exercise, …

Hikma Pharmaceuticals boss on being the latest company to join the FTSE 100

The chief executive of the newest pharma company on the FTSE 100 tells Denise Roland how the family-run generics maker is expanding rapidly in a booming sector<p>“You’re going on the cover of GQ?” jokes the doorman at Claridge’s as Said Darwazah strikes a pose for the Telegraph’s photographer in front …

Let Your Customers Segment Themselves by What They’re Willing to Pay

The late Sir Colin Marshall, when he was CEO and chairman at British Airways (BA), knew that success in his business came down to superior value capture. In a 1995 interview with <i>HBR</i>, he summed up the opportunity brilliantly: “You’re always going to be faced with the fact that the great majority of …

Fortune.com

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HP CEO Meg Whitman makes the whole company follow the advice in this book

How do you maneuver and lead such a huge team?<p>Answer: you make all the managers read the same strategy book and follow that books' advice.<p>For Whitman at HP, that book is "Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works" by A.G. Lafley, chairman and CEO of Procter & Gamble, who retired from the company in …

Meg Whitman

Entire Hungarian village for rent: includes horses, cows and a bus stop

Mayor of the village of Megyer tries to raise funds for his village and says leaseholder can even be his deputy<p>A Hungarian mayor is putting his entire village up for rent to put it on the map and bring in some cash, even offering the deputy mayorship as part of the bargain.<p>For 210,000 forints - …

I Spent a Week Giving My Husband a Lot of Compliments—Here's What Happened

Did the lucky guy even notice the difference?<p>I had a strange realization the other day at a friend's wedding: The groom had just called his bride a "glorious human" in a speech in front of the crowd, which was quite possibly the best compliment ever. And suddenly it hit me: I couldn't remember the …

12 Rose-Infused Beauty Products—Because Your Valentine’s Pre-Game Starts Now

No matter if you’ve booked a Sunday night table for two at Le Turtle, bought a ticket to <i>How to Be Single</i> with your best partner in crime, or plotted the ultimate staycation for one, this Valentine’s Day your beauty prep can be as simple as the right skin care. Instead of breaking out the bombshell …

How is blue ocean strategy fundamentally different from conventional competitive strategy in terms of analytical perspectives and practical implications?

In a nutshell, blue ocean strategy proposes that strategy can shape industry structure whereas competitive strategy sees strategy as choosing the …

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