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Making Chinese Cities Smarter: Leapfrogging Intra-city Transport Development with 'Big Data'

<i>This post is co-authored by Jonathan Poon</i><p>The period 2015/2016 is unique and remarkable for the development prospects of China. First, last week China took part in the UN global summit regarding the adoption of 17 sustainable development goals for the next 15 years. In June, in Paris the Chinese …

10 breathtaking buildings that are super eco-friendly

The thought of a sustainable building conjures up images of bamboo and recycled materials, right? Wrong. Many of today’s greenest buildings are also …

Starting a Business? 12 Must-Read Books

The children’s classic “The Little Engine That Could” should be required reading for entrepreneurs. Photo: Allen<p>If you want to be a successful …

What it's like to be gay in modern India

After 20 years of living in San Francisco, Sandip Roy returned to India, a country where everyone wants to know your business and where the idea of a man living alone is baffling<p>“Just come back any time with madam to approve the kitchen design,” the beaming modular kitchen consultant told me.<p>I …

US Airways Barclaycard 50,000 Bonus, Loses Foreign Transaction Fees, Adds Global Entry

The <b>US Airways Premier World MasterCard</b> has had a number of different sign-up bonuses within the last year—usually in the range of 30,000 to 40,000 …

American Airlines

Top Credit Cards for Travel Rewards in 2015

It’s a new year, which means it’s time to reevaluate your credit card portfolio and strategize for the travel rewards you hope to earn in 2015.<p>Credit …

Personal Finance

The World's Most Worker-Friendly Countries, in 7 Charts

From legally enshrined vacations to how far an hour’s wage will go.<p>Where would you want to work if you could? The charts below look at which countries offer the best working conditions—from legally enshrined vacations and how far an hour’s wage will go, to how much severance you’ll get if your boss …

Why We're Still Fighting the Last War on Trade Policy

The other day, President Obama spoke to 100 top CEOs from the Business Roundtable. He was asked about two huge new trade deals, favored by global companies, known as TPP and TTIP. The President taunted critics of our failing trade policy, telling them, "Stop fighting the last war."<p>That sounds …

The millennial job paradox: America’s next great generation loves the city — but can’t work there

More and more young people are living in America’s downtowns. But quality jobs aren’t following them.<p>Three seismic shifts, in housing, transportation and employment, deserve blame for the fall of the American city.<p>Suburbs and highways, it seems, are always at the center of the conversation. The …

Too big to disrupt? Canada’s banks fight back against the likes of Apple, Facebook

Under siege from Silicon Valley, Canada’s biggest bank is making a bet on the human heartbeat.<p>In November, the Royal Bank of Canada joined forces with credit-card giant MasterCard and Canadian tech startup Bionym to experiment with a wristband that authenticates identity by reading cardiac rhythms. …

Building the Right Trade Policies to Support the Internet of Things

On factory floors and from computers in Silicon Valley, GE is building what it calls the “Industrial Internet” — global networks that employ sensors, …

Internet of Things

15 Things I Do as an Entrepreneur That Most People Might Not

What are some things that founders and entrepreneurs do that most people don't?<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are some things that founders and entrepreneurs do that most people don't?</i><p><i>Answer by Brandon Lee, Entrepreneur | Investor | Connector | Dreamer | Optimist, on Quora,</i><p>As an …

Startups

The One Word That Sums Up Everything You Need to Do to Be Happier

That word is “PERMA.” It’s an acronym for:<p><b>P</b>ositive Emotion• <b><br>E</b>ngagement<br>• Good <b>R</b>elationships• <b><br>M</b>eaning• <b><br>A</b>ccomplishment<p>Martin Seligman is a professor at the …

Happiness

15 Fintech Startups To Watch In 2015

Huge institutions, archaic systems and lots of money at stake. These are the conditions that have brought tech entrepreneurs to the wildly exciting and growing arena of financial tech. Fintech companies, as they’ve come to be called, are easing payment processes, reducing fraud, saving users money, …

10 Reasons You Have To Quit Your Job In 2014

This was going to end badly.<p>My boss screamed at me in front of my colleagues. I had done something wrong of course. I had sent a product to the …

10 Awesome Gmail Hacks That Make Life Easier

These top-secret ninja moves will help you take control of your inbox and become a Gmail expert. I'll show you how to save time, avoid mistakes, and add a bit of style to your inbox. Read on, grasshopper.<p><b>GMAIL HACK #1 UNSEND</b><p>Have you ever pressed send only to regret it moments later because of a …

3 Promising Pathways to Finance Sustainable Cities | World Resources Institute

<i>This blog post originally appeared in TheCityFix on December 10, 2014.</i><p>Sustainable, accessible, thriving cities are within our reach. Investing in …

Why Applying To Business School Should Be Easier, But Not Easy

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. Securing a place in one of the world’s top MBA programs is not easy. Nor should it be. To stand out in such a highly competitive applicant pool you have to demonstrate a level of intellectual vitality, personal character, professional competence, and …