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Israel's high tech boom threatened by shallow labor pool

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - In the high tech hub of Tel Aviv, where companies have been responsible for ground-breaking advances like the USB stick, Or Offer never thought it would be hard to find workers for his fast-growing Internet data firm SimilarWeb.<p>Firas Jabbour (C), founder and CEO of start-up …

Israel

How Libor came to be fiddled

<b>Few outside the City of London knew anything about Libor before it hit the news in 2012, when Barclays was given a huge fine and its chief executive Bob Diamond resigned.</b><p>But Libor - or the London inter-bank offered rate - is crucial because, flawed as it is, it has affected most of our financial …

Investing

15 Essential Books That Will Help You Be More Successful

Do want you to be more successful in both your personal and professional lives?<p>Most of us would obviously answer yes to that question. But merely …

Find your moment of Zen with our selection of the best meditation apps

It’s no secret that stress takes a serious toll on your body and psyche. In our constantly connected lives, it’s important to take a little time each …

Meditation

7 science-backed tips for reading faster and retaining more

But as modern readers, it's hard to find time to spend in their company.<p>Adding to that is the fact that, even when we do find the time, it's not always a given that we'll retain what we've read.<p>But what if we could? Would you feel more confident at work? Would you start a new project? Would you be …

The Brain

65 Top Tips to Sharpen Your Time-Management Skills | Inc.com

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 the most significant things you can do to build personal and professional success.<p>Here are 65 of the best ways to manage your time:<p><b>1. Know</b> …

Time Management

9 Gmail hacks that will supercharge your inbox

Want to get rid of a bunch of emails in a jiffy? Or how about a one-click way to escape reply-all hell?<p>Thanks to a bunch of Chrome extensions, cloud services, and some of Google's own built-in features, Gmail users have a solid edge in answering those questions in the quest to achieve inbox zero.

Apps

Your holiday reading list: 58 books recommended by TED speakers

From tech to self-help via poetry, fiction and graphic novels, here are the books you need to read.<p>What’s the one book you’re always thrilled to …

Books

This Super Successful Manager's Favorite Leadership Trick: Sunday Letters | Inc.com

When it comes to management successes Sam Schillace has a few under his belt. Often referred to as 'the father Google Docs,' Schillace led the team that created Writely, which would be acquired by Google and become Docs. At Google he continued to lead the team that developed the product. Now he's …

Leadership

10 apps you should use every day to be more productive

We hear a lot about the hazards of digital technology.<p>But there are thousands of apps that can help you get things done more efficiently and effectively.<p>We picked 10 of the best that you should be using daily, including one that helps you keep track of your to-dos and one that visually tracks your …

Apps

20 successful entrepreneurs share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s

Mistakes are unavoidable, but the truly successful learn from these setbacks and move on all the wiser.<p>We asked entrepreneurs, including a few "Shark Tank" investors and the cofounders of popular retailer Warby Parker, to share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s.<p>Here's what they …

Entrepreneurship

13 tricks to lead a simpler, happier life

Since then, the thread has ballooned to nearly 700 answers, with users from all over the world weighing in on how to eliminate physical and mental clutter, increase productivity, and ultimately be a happier person.<p>We picked out 13 recent responses that offer creative strategies for streamlining. …

Time Management

25 Outstanding Podcasts for Readers

Follow us on Instagram!<p>Looking for something to spice up your commute? Look no further! There are hundreds of bookish podcasts on iTunes and there’s …

5 Hobbies That Will Boost Your Intelligence | Inc.com

Some rich and famous entrepreneurs have some pretty weird hobbies.<p>Hobbies are great for relieving stress. But did you know that hobbies can also boost your intelligence?<p>If even the busiest entrepreneurs and billionaires can make time for hobbies, so can you. Here are five hobbies to consider.<p><b>1.</b> …

Hobbies

28 Mini Habits That Will Send Your Productivity Soaring | Inc.com

<i>What are some uncommon ways to work smarter instead of harder? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Stefano Merlo, CEO and founder of Noisli.com, on Quora:</b><p>The following is a list of hacks you can use to be more efficient and productive, working in a smarter and …

Time Management

6 morning moves that will improve your work day

Let's be honest — who hasn't gotten sidetracked first thing in the morning checking social media or reading up on what everyone thought of last night's "Walking Dead" episode?<p>Here's the thing: How you kick off your morning can set the tone — and momentum — for getting things done throughout the day.<p>…

Time Management

7 Surprising Brain Hacks to Build Enormous Confidence

Are you ever held back by a lack of confidence? Does this prevent you from achieving your goals and becoming ultimately successful?I've collected the …

Selfies

16 Rudyard Kipling Quotes For People Who Love To Think

Born on 30-December-1865 in Bombay Presidency of British India, Rudyard Kipling was just 5 when he was taken by his parents to England. It has been …

Best iPad and iPhone apps UK 2018: Photography, work, dating and more on iOS

Our list of best iPhone and iPad apps for iPhone and iPad for 2018, so you can make the most of your iOS device<p>The sheer quantity of apps for iOS can …

Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings

Happiness feels intolerably elusive for many of us. Like fog, you can see it from afar, dense and full of shape. But upon approach, its particles loosen and suddenly it becomes out of reach, even though it’s all around you.<p>We put so much emphasis on the pursuit of happiness, but if you stop and …

Happiness

One of Silicon Valley's top angel investors shares 8 books that changed his life

'Meditations' by Marcus Aurelius<p><i>Amazon</i><p>Marcus, known as one of history's 'philosopher kings,' wrote the private writings that constitute 'Meditations' …

Silicon Valley

12 Hidden Gifts of Not Pursuing Happiness

<i>“We need much less than we think we need.” —Maya Angelou</i><p>Life is difficult.<p>And so it is only natural for you as a human to gravitate towards happiness.<p>…

Happiness

17 Small Habits To Make You More Productive

<i>“The goal of a mini-habit is to be consistent. In fact, consistency is much more important than what you accomplish with this daily habit.”</i><p><b>The</b> …

Productivity