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The Shockingly Simple Secret Behind Employee Motivation | Inc.com

Here's the central law of employee motivation, of coaxing a great performance from your employees, day after day: <i>Employees who are selected, oriented, and reinforced properly, and who are surrounded by peers of the same caliber, will thrive when given significant autonomy.</i> Otherwise, they'll wither.<p>…

Employee Engagement

Toshiba CEO resigns over $1.2 billion accounting scandal

Toshiba's chief executive and president Hisao Tanaka resigned Tuesday over an accounting scandal that has rocked the company.<p>Eight board members, including vice chairman Norio Sasaki, have also resigned their posts as part of a major management reshuffle. Toshiba's current chairman, Masashi …

IT

How Karen Kaplan went from receptionist to CEO

Karen Kaplan didn’t even want to work in advertising when she applied for her first job at the Boston-based ad firm Hill Holliday. At the age of 22, …

20 Things I Learned From Traveling Around the World

<i>Travel for long enough and one day you wake up to realize: This is no longer a vacation, it's your life.</i><p>Over one year ago I quit my job and decided to travel around the world. This was both a dream 10 years in the making and one of the best decisions I've ever made.<p><i>Night train from Belgrade to …

Emerging markets need to stop focusing on their exchange rates

The sell-off in emerging markets is not an omen of a prolonged economic contraction. Although capital flows were also turbulent after the 2008 financial crisis, growth in emerging markets continued. Nor is this a sign of financial crisis. “One thing most people seem to agree on is that this is not …

Economics

People make the same basic investment decisions as monkeys, scientists find

Believe it or not, primates may have invisible hands as well as opposable thumbs. New research published this month (registration required) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), and reported at Phys.org, suggests that monkeys can be rational economic actors, just …

Monkeys

Associated Press News

The MBA – a tough challenge for an outsider

All MBA students are mostly regarded as future leaders of the global business world. Those who consider us like that actually have a point.<p>Based on …

Feds probe stalling gripes with Ford Focus electric

The federal government is investigating allegations that the electric version of the Ford Focus can stall without warning.<p>The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Tuesday it has gotten 12 complaints from drivers of Focus electrics from the 2012 and 2013 model years.<p>None of the …

Nissan remakes popular Rogue SUV for 2014

Nissan's unveiled the European version of its redesigned 2014 Rogue SUV (it's called X-Trail there) at the Frankfurt auto show today, and also announced in Nashville details of the U.S. model you'll see in showrooms.<p>Rogues goes on sale in the U.S. in November. Starting prices, including $860 …

Total Toyota recalls this week: More than 1 million

It’s been a tough week so far for Toyota: The automaker has recalled more than one million vehicles in three separate recalls.<p>Toyota and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration announced those recalls on Monday, including a recall of a 780,000 cross-overs and hybrids that were …

Autos

Google teams up with Harvard and MIT to help boost free online courses

Google said today that it will develop software for edX, a nonprofit created by Harvard and MIT that solicits and distributes online courses for free. Open edX, as the effort is called, is a platform for creating courses that can be taken by anyone with internet access. The move builds on Google's …

What do Nokia and Denny's have in common? Apple envy

It's not unusual for companies to try to ride each other's coattails during notable events, but Apple days are particularly ripe for corporate PR maneuvers that are always too clever by a half. It doesn't seem to make a difference if you're selling pancakes or polycarbonate phones: as long as they …

Nissan demos its self-driving cars for 2020

Cars that can drive themselves — under certain circumstances — are increasingly in the news.<p>Even so, Nissan surprised the world with its recent announcement of a program to develop a fully autonomous car by 2020.<p>The Japanese carmaker obviously isn’t the first to experiment with self-driving …

6 Great Spots in Europe to Visit During Shoulder Season

Imagine... traveling to Europe when the crowds are thin, the weather is pleasant, and the costs are slashed. Don't think it exists? It does. Europe's shoulder seasons -- that beautiful time of year when the temperatures begin their climb upwards or slow descent down, the water is that perfect …

Apple iPhone 5S and 5C: everything you need to know

Apple’s iPhone event on Tuesday brought us the two new devices we expected — and not much else. At a comparatively subdued and small event, the company replaced last year’s iPhone 5 with two models: the iPhone 5c, a colorful plastic phone that starts at $99, and the iPhone 5s, a high-end device …