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Playing Office Politics Without Selling Your Soul

Politics is a dirty word. But office politics are unavoidable; as Aristotle noted, “man is by nature a political animal.” Whether you participate in them or not, politics have a big influence on what happens to you, your projects, and your team, so it’s hard to be indifferent to them.<p>To borrow from …

2016: Summer books we’ve loved so far

FICTION<p><b>Barkskins</b> , by Annie Proulx (Scribner)<p>By drilling deep into the forests that enabled this country to conquer the world, Proulx has laid out the whole history of American capitalism and its rapacious destruction of the land.<p><b>The Book of Harlan</b> , by Bernice L. McFadden (Akashic)<p>A miraculous …

Stephen King

10 books that will change the way you live your life

Whether the focus is getting out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off, getting a creative project off the ground, kicking procrastination forever, or figuring out — hallelujah! — what to do for a career, we're all works in progress.<p>But finding the path that'll get us there is a torturous, tender, …

Aubrey McClendon, shale gas pioneer, 1959-2016 | Financial Times

Last week, a tanker left the coast of Louisiana carrying the first cargo of liquefied natural gas to be exported from the contiguous US, opening a …

30 Crucial Skills You Need to Be an Amazing Speaker

It's the business skill people dread the most--but once you get over the initial jitters, being a good public speaker really isn't that hard.<p>Like most skills, you can become competent, if not great, if you're willing to put in the time for practice and planning.<p>Here are 30 essential skills you must …

Public Speaking

Airline accidentally books two passengers an erotic hotel room

Well this is awkward.<p>Valentine's 2016 was definitely a memorable day for two complete strangers whose flight was cancelled.<p>Hainan Airlines, a Chinese airline, had to cancel a flight over Valentine's Day weekend due to bad weather. The company offered the two women who were delayed a room at a …

Many suspects behind murderous markets | Financial Times

Spoiler alert. I am about to give away the ending to the classic Agatha Christie whodunnit thriller, <i>Murder on the Orient Express</i>. There are 12 …

Is Myers-Briggs up to the job? | Financial Times

On the first day of his new job at the management consultants McKinsey & Company, Alick Varma, then 22, was asked to take a test. The questionnaire …

Venezuela’s Collapse Brings ‘Savage Suffering’

Dying infants, chronic power outages and empty shelves mark the world’s worst-performing economy<p>CARACAS, Venezuela—In a hospital in the far west of this beleaguered country, the economic crisis took a grim toll in the past week: Six infants died because there wasn’t enough medicine or functioning …

Venezuela

How will Iran’s oil industry fare in post-sanctions era?

Iran’s return to the international oil market has provided an immediate boost to its economic outlook and should encourage foreign investors eager to …

The Novice’s Guide to Buying a Luxury Watch

How to sound like you know what you’re talking about? Horological expert Michael Clerizo offers a cheat sheet for the first-time buyer who doesn’t want to seem clueless when shopping for his or her first mechanical watch<p>By<p>Michael Clerizo<p>Michael Clerizo<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@mclerizo<p><b>Q: I</b> …

Watches

Deutsche Bank Debt Buyback: Q&A

We step through what Germany’s largest lender is contemplating and why<p>The news that Deutsche Bank AG is considering buying back a chunk of its own debt has sparked a sharp relief rally in European banking shares, which have taken a beating this year up until now. We step through what Germany’s …

Yellen warns global turbulence could hit growth | Financial Times

Persistent global financial market turbulence could set back US growth and slow the pace of corporate hiring, the Federal Reserve chair told Congress …

Hedge Funds Bet on Risks in U.S. Blue-Chip Debt

Some see evidence of problems that won’t be confined to areas such as energy and junk bonds<p>Hedge funds are betting the next bond sector to crack will be the $4.5 trillion market for the safest U.S. corporate debt.<p>New York’s Perry Capital has placed a $1 billion wager against investment-grade bonds …

Hedge funds short London luxury homes | Financial Times

Hedge fund managers are taking short positions against the biggest listed provider of luxury London homes in a bet that weakening emerging markets …

Antero Resources: The Stock Price Decline Has Redefined Risk/Reward Profile

<i>Important Note: This article is not an investment recommendation and should not to be relied upon when making investment decisions - investors should</i> …

Oil & Gas Industry

U.S. running out of space to store oil

America is pumping so much oil that it's running out of places to keep it all.<p>The U.S. now has nearly 503 million barrels of commercial crude oil stockpiled, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday. It's the highest level of supply for this time of the year in at least 80 years.<p>The …

It's Not the Ideas You Create, It's Which Ones You Choose

In the new book Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, Wharton professor Adam Grant spins rich tales of people who took a left turn at the path of conventional wisdom.<p>In his new book, <i>Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World</i>, Adam Grant tells the story of a young entrepreneur named …

Schism Atop Bridgewater, the World’s Largest Hedge Fund

Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio and presumed heir apparent Greg Jensen called for votes on each other’s conduct; using the ‘Pain Button’<p>By<p>Rob Copeland and<p>Rob Copeland<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@realrobcopeland<p>rob.copeland@wsj.com<p>Bradley Hope<p>Bradley Hope<p>The Wall Street …

Hedge Funds