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What Slowdown? Chinese Travel Boomed Last Year

In 2015, the largest destination countries for Chinese tourists attracted almost a third more visits from China than the year before, with Europe and …

Why this cultured gem has just been named the world's greatest city

Vienna has ousted Melbourne as the number one city in the annual Global Liveability Index.<p>The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2018 ranking examined five categories - stability; healthcare; culture and environment; education; and infrastructure - in 140 destinations. It awarded the Austrian capital …

Vienna named world's top city for quality of life

Study examining socioeconomic conditions places Austrian capital at apex of index while London, Paris and New York fail to make top 35<p>Vienna is the world’s best city to live in; Baghdad is the worst, and London, Paris and New York do not even make it into the top 35, according to international …

World's best cities for expats in 2016 | CNN Travel

European Travel

£190,000-per-year job with three months' holiday is on offer in New Zealand, but nobody wants it

The income for the current position is double that of the average salary for GPs in New Zealand and involves a four-day week with twelve weeks of annual leave<p>A small town medical practice in New Zealand has offered a $NZD400,000 (£190,000) annual salary for a junior doctor to join but has had no …

How Would The Euro Trade If A Grexit Occurs? | Investopedia

Odds of an eventual “Grexit” (i.e. Greece’s exit from the euro area) have risen sharply since June 30, 2015, when the embattled nation’s bailout …

Economics

Will the UK Leave the EU? | Investopedia

They call it the "Brexit", or the British exit from the European Union (EU). The name caught on following the Greek Financial Crisis in 2012 when …

Great Britain

U.S. Stocks Fuel Global Retreat on Oil Slump, China; Gold Climbs

Investors got a reminder on Tuesday of their vulnerability to old threats, as China’s management of its currency and a selloff in oil jarred equity …

German business confidence in steepest drop since 2008

<b>German business confidence suffered its steepest drop since 2008, according to a widely watched survey by Ifo institute.</b><p>The fall, the third in a row, left the Ifo business climate index at 105.7 from 107.3 in January. Economists had forecast a slip to 106.8.<p>The fall is being blamed on a drop in …

Emerging Markets

Germany’s Global Growth Problem

German data underline that the economic challenge for central bankers is increasingly a global one.<p>Unlike the leopard, the German economy has changed its spots. Unfortunately, so has the rest of the world.<p>German data showing the breakdown of growth in last year’s fourth quarter highlight that. …

‘Wake-up call’ for Germany as exports, confidence suffer from global slowdown

The global economic slowdown is taking its toll on Europe’s powerhouse, as Germany’s exports slump for the first time since 2012 and business …

Economy

Transforming Your Organization to Lean Business Operations: A Review of Our Webinar with Jean Cunningham

On Monday, February 15, Ultra was privileged to host a webinar with a pioneer in the theory and practice of integrating business functions with Lean …

This Is Why so Many Entrepreneurs Can’t Find Investors

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Attention startups! Here’s presenting your guide to Funding 101

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Startup India initiative which introduced policies in favour of startups, turning that great idea into a startup …

Lean Startup Labs NYC: Enterprise Summit

If you have a team of 5 or more, please contact Labs@leanstartup.co so we can offer you our team rates.<p><b>Program Overview</b><p>The Lean Startup community is …

4 Workflow Management Tools Your Mobile App Business Can’t Live Without

<i>[Proto.io is a mobile app prototyping tool used by entrepreneurs and startups to create fully-interactive realistic prototypes that look and feel</i> …

Why lean thinking is the engine of a digital transformation

<b>FEATURE – The goal of your digital transformation is not only to develop new technologies and innovative processes, but to turn your people into the</b> …

These companies are leading the trend in consolidating your workflow

Establishing an effective workflow process for your company is central to how successful your business will be. Though workflows differ from one company to the next, the end goal is always the same: increased productivity and sales.<p>If your team is tangled up in emails, deadlines, meetings and …

The Truth Behind Why We Procrastinate

It’s ironic, but I’m procrastinating this very second. I’m supposed to be reviewing some survey results for a series of leadership speeches I’ve landed with a giant energy company. But instead I’m writing this article.<p>It’s not like the motivation isn’t there. The client is paying a significant …

Procrastination

The 3-Step Hybrid Process for Prioritizing Product Features

Lost without a product roadmap?Don’t worry. We’ve collected the advice of successful product managers to create this 3-step approach for methodically …

Product Management

You'll Never Become a Successful Entrepreneur Until You Stop Doing These 8 Things

Steering away from these common pitfalls can make all the difference in getting your business off the ground.<p>In every situation, every game, every event, you're bound to have winners and losers--and business is no exception. In fact, nine out of 10 startups fail to gain traction and end up closing …

65 Top Tips to Sharpen Your Time-Management Skills

One of the most important keys to personal and professional success lies in how you spend your time. Here are 65 of the best ways to manage it.<p>Every day, each of us has 24 hours to spend. Some of us make better use of that resource than others. Learning to manage time and spend it wisely is among …