Ian Curay

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The Man Who Invented The Study Of Corporate Leadership, Warren Bennis, Died on July 31st Aged 89

When he started writing about leadership in the 1950s the subject was a back road. When he died on July 31st it was an eight-lane highway crowded with superstar professors whizzing along in multi-million-dollar muscle cars.<p>Mr Bennis produced about 30 books on leadership. Some of them are classics, …

This Is The Amazing Guinness Ad That Broke The Beer Industry Stereotype

For the most part, they depict men as unfeeling doofuses who only want to hook up with hot women and watch sports without being bothered by their wives.<p>But a poignant 2013 ad from Guinness flips the switch by presenting a group of athletic, beer-drinking men who are defined as much by their …

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5 Factors in Setting the Right Salary

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Setting the right salaries for your employees can be a tricky matter. Pay too little and it will be tough to attract the right talent. Pay too much and you’re not maximizing your workforce dollar. But finding that middle ground can be a …

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A Mystery Man Leads China's Push Into Africa

Those of us who hark back nostalgically to the glory days of Anglophone financial journalism in the 1960s and 1970s know that little of that tradition survives. For the most part the great newspapers of those days have fallen prey to bureaucracy and cost-cutting. Worse, their editors seem to care …

7 Management Strategies From Some Of History's Greatest Generals

"The moral is to the physical as three is to one," Napoleon once said.<p>"He meant that his troops' fighting spirit was crucial in the outcome of the battle. With motivated soldiers he could beat an army three times the size of his own," writes Robert Greene in his book "The 33 Strategies of …

Employment

America's Best Companies To Work For: 24/7 Wall St.

No one knows more about a workplace than its employees. Employee opinions reflect basic measures, such as pay, perks, benefits, and hours worked. But they are also influenced by factors such as a company’s culture, internal politics, and even general mood — intangibles that can be lost in internal …

Tycoon can sue Google over auto-complete, as Hong Kong joins global censorship push

Hong Kong plutocrat Albert Yeung Sau-shing doesn’t like when the word “triad” — which signifies organized crime — appears near his name as a search …

Obama Calls Offshore Deals 'Unpatriotic' Yet Funds, Investors, Boards Jump Aboard

President Obama says Americans can’t pick which tax laws to obey. Testily, the President has accused companies doing inversion deals of just that. If those aren’t fighting words, he goes on to say that buying a foreign company for offshore tax advantages is unpatriotic, like giving up citizenship. …

Today, Imagination Is The Most Important Business Skill. Here's Why

In a famous scene in the 1967 movie <i>The Graduate</i>, a family friend takes aside Dustin Hoffman’s character, Benjamin Braddock, and whispers in a conspiratorial tone “Plastics. There’s a great future in plastics.”<p>The line has become immortal because it signifies a common rite of passage: the …

Lenovo Enters Smart Glass Market To Compete Against Google Glass

Chinese computer giant Lenovo Group Limited (OTCMKTS:LNVGY) recently unveiled its latest prototype device that could rival Google Inc's …

From photography to supercomputers: how we see ourselves in our inventions

Neuroscience encourages us to think of our brains as calculation machines, but such analogies, while useful, also demonstrate our limitations<p>Back in 2008, the technologist Ray Kurzweil estimated that the processing power of the human brain was in the region of 20 quadrillion calculations per second …

Q2 2014 Referral Traffic: Facebook Up, Pinterest/Twitter Down

Social discovery and sharing platform Shareaholic today released its quarterly report for referral traffic from the eight largest social media sites. In Q2 2014, Facebook gained share, while Pinterest, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Reddit, YouTube, Google+ and LinkedIn all fell.<p>As in the company’s previous …

Political Leaders Rebuke Microsoft’s Mass Layoffs

Microsoft’s record layoffs have picked up negative attention from governmental authorities and leaders, even as the cuts have been largely welcomed by investors and the broader market.<p>The software company accreted more than 20,000 employees when it acquired the majority of Nokia’s hardware assets. …

Dota 2 International Championship: Start time and how to watch online

A year's worth of work, 17 teams fallen by the wayside, The International finals are upon us.<p>Update: Results from the Dota 2 International Championship<p>For the first time in the history of The International an all-Chinese final will take place at Key Arena between Newbee and ViCi Gaming. Neither …

Silicon Valley to host North Korea 'hackathon'

A two-day “hackathon” plans to harness the technical prowess of Silicon Valley to come up with new ways to get information safely into North Korea.<p>Hack North Korea, scheduled to take place in San Francisco on 2-3 August, is organised by the Human Rights Foundation, a New York-based group that …

Don't Underestimate The Impact Of The Internet Of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a new hot buzzword and like most buzzwords, its purpose and definition are grossly misunderstood. When some people hear the term IoT they immediately associate it with a refrigerator reminding us to order milk or our Fitbit wearable device tweeting how we just …

Tiny device aims to tell you if your drink has been spiked

The creators of a device designed to identify if your drink has been spiked have launched on Indiegogo with the aim of raising $100,000. Similar in size to a pack of gum, the pd.id can be dunked into a drink, blinking red after a few seconds if a contaminant is found. According to founder J. David …

TrinityVR is making a motion-control gun for virtual reality gaming

There may soon be a new controller for the Oculus Rift. TrinityVR has launched a Kickstarter for a controller they're calling the Trinity Magnum, a motion-tracking gun designed for first-person shooter play in virtual reality. The gun is designed to sell for under $100, and allow a new level of …

The rise of data and the death of politics

On 24 August 1965 Gloria Placente, a 34-year-old resident of Queens, New York, was driving to Orchard Beach in the Bronx. Clad in shorts and sunglasses, the housewife was looking forward to quiet time at the beach. But the moment she crossed the Willis Avenue bridge in her Chevrolet Corvair, …

Valve Unveils Dota 2 Techies Hero at TI4 Tournament

The suicide squad is back.<p>The long-awaited Goblin Techies hero from the original Dota game made its first Dota 2 appearance at The International …

Recon's 'Google Glass' for sports gets a finalized design ahead of September launch

No, the Recon Jet <i>still</i> isn't out yet, but its manufacturer has a few bits of news to share. For starters, the sports-minded heads up display's brain box is now angled slightly upward, which supposedly improves the display's viewing angle and camera orientation. This tweak apparently boosts the …

Supersizing Warren Buffett's $2.8 Billion Tax Deduction

Uber-billionaire Warren Buffett gave $2.6 billion to charity last year. Hardly one to rest on his laurels, this year he upped his giving to $2.8 billion. Big gifts went to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other charities. Was it cash?<p>Of course not! The famously savvy CEO of Berkshire …

Nigerian Multi-Millionaire Banker Jim Ovia Becomes Chairman Of Zenith Bank

Nigerian multi-millionaire banker Jim Ovia has been appointed the chairman of Zenith Bank, the commercial bank he co-founded more than two decades ago.<p>According to a news report by Nigeria’s Vanguard newspaper, Ovia, who is one of the wealthiest men in Africa with a fortune FORBES estimates at $900 …

Here's A Great Explanation Of The 'Big Data' Phenom In 8 Words

Pivotal offers enterprise cloud computing services. But it isn't focused on hosting their apps, like the cloud services from Amazon, IBM or Microsoft. It wants to help them write new and unique apps that could never have been written before. It has two divisions, one that sells app development …

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The 9 Hottest Up-And-Coming Startups In South America

Incubators and accelerators like Startup Chile, Startup Peru, Incubar, and iNNpulsa are popping up to feed the growth and foster a friendlier and more supportive environment for startups. But according to TechCrunch, a large portion of these startups end up leaving the continent after graduating …

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Alibaba now wants to be the Netflix of China

The Chinese internet behemoth Alibaba, which is preparing for a blockbuster IPO in the United States, has struck a deal with Lionsgate the production house behind the <i>Hunger Games</i> and <i>Twilight</i> young adult film franchises, and the iconic TV series <i>Mad Men</i>, for a subscription-based streaming television …

This stacked battery with case can double the run time of a Galaxy S5

There’s no lack of third-party battery cases for smartphones these days, but the Unity for Galaxy S5 from Unu is a bit unique. While the Unity …

Apple Partners With Former Rival IBM to Target Enterprise Customers

Apple and IBM are teaming up to bring iPhones and iPads to business customers, the two companies said in a surprise announcement Tuesday. In a …

The Leadership Secret Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg Have In Common

<b>What You Can Learn About Leadership From Jobs And Zuckerberg</b><p>Robert Sutton:<p><b>We all have imperfections and surrounding yourself with people who can do</b> …