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Break the Cycle of Stress and Distraction by Using Your Emotional Intelligence

Being able to focus helps us succeed. Whether it’s focusing inward and attuning ourselves to our intuitions and values or outward and navigating the world around us, honing our attention is a valuable asset.<p>All too often though, our focus and attention get hijacked, leaving us feeling frazzled, …

To Sound Like a Leader, Think About What You Say, and How and When You Say It

Nancy started her day feeling prepared to brief her executive team on a high-stakes project she had been working on for the past two months. She had rehearsed her slide deck repeatedly, to the point where she had every level of content practically memorized. She arrived at the meeting early and …

As More People Worry About Monopolies, an Economist Explains What Antitrust Can and Can’t Do

According to a growing chorus of critics, America has a “monopoly problem.” Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has said as much, as has Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren. President Trump has called Amazon a “no-tax monopoly”. In response, pundits, politicians, and think tanks are …

One Year After India Killed Off Cash, Here’s What Other Countries Should Learn from It

Almost a year ago, the Indian government rolled out an unprecedented policy move. Arguably, it was a time when the country was poised for economic success. With $9.49 trillion in purchasing power parity, it was the third-largest (in PPP terms) and the fastest-growing large economy in the world. On …

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Time Management

So That's Why Some People Are Night Owls And Others Are Up At The Crack Of Dawn

Evolution may be working against our solid eight hours per night.<p>Sleep experts say adults should be getting a seven-to-nine hour block of sleep each night. Sleep that lasts that long has been linked to numerous health benefits. Bonus points go to those who tend to be early risers ― there’s some …

Anthropology

States Join Fed's Antitrust Probes of Bayer-Monsanto, Dow-DuPont Mergers

Several U.S. state attorneys general will reportedly join the federal antitrust investigations of the pending multibillion dollar deals between …

Exceptional Leaders Never Do These 20 Things (but Always Do This Instead)

Your business is a reflection of yourself--it's time to take self-development seriously.<p>The best leaders have a unique opportunity to create an environment that reflects their own values while maximizing individual strengths.<p>Unfortunately, many individuals in leadership positions lack the …

Employment

The Coming of Managerial Capitalism, and other HBS courses

While on holiday between exams and graduation, I reflected on the courses I took during the spring semester. If you are considering applying to …

The Unforgettable Lessons 28 Executives Say They Learned From Their Fathers

Donald Trump's son, Jessica Alba's cofounder, a Keds executive and more than two dozen other leaders share the ways their fathers' wisdom helped them in business and life.<p>There's no question fathers are powerful role models and teachers. I've spent my life watching my father show an authentic …

America Has Never Been So Ripe for Tyranny

Democracies end<p>when they are too democratic.<p>And right now, America is a breeding ground for tyranny.<p>Illustration by Zohar Lazar<p>As this dystopian …

Political Science

Six Signs That 2016 Will Be Much Worse Than 2015

<b>A Turbulent Year</b><p>In the course of 2015 we have witnessed several events that had, and will have, negative repercussions on individual freedom. …

22 Mistakes Made By Sellers In Mergers And Acquisitions

Selling a company is often difficult and time consuming. The merger and acquisition (M&A) process is one that requires careful planning, competent professionals assisting the target company, and an understanding of the deal dynamics involved in the negotiations. CEOs and companies that have not …

Timeless Wisdom & the Science of Happiness: To Change Your Life, Change Your Mind (Not Others…)

“<i>The mind is everything; what you think, you become.</i>” ~ BUDDHA<p>Thoughts are not simply airy pieces of information that enter our minds and then …

Five elephants in the economic room that are ignored by all parties

There are five major economic issues that no one is talking about: tax simplification, the euro crisis, robotics, our trade deficit and an ageing workforce<p>Protecting the NHS. Improving education. Fighting climate change. Devolving power to the regions. Controlling immigration. Lots of very familiar …

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with …

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — …

5 New Ways to Feel More Powerful, Backed By Research

• The military makes soldiers stand up straight for a reason; there’s an implicit connection between posture and power that has been demonstrated time …

The World's Biggest Oil And Gas Companies - 2015

Big Oil is in a panic. The global price of crude has fallen further and faster than anyone could have predicted. At $43 a barrel oil is down about 70% from June 2014. Record oil supplies have outstripped demand, and now storage tanks are filling up. By June we might just run out of room to stick …

Oil & Gas Industry

How to Design an Agenda for an Effective Meeting

We’ve all been in meetings where participants are unprepared, people veer off-track, and the topics discussed are a waste of the team’s time. These problems — and others like it — stem from poor agenda design. An effective agenda sets clear expectations for what needs to occur before and during a …

Management

“Too Big to Fails” Have Stopped Being Banks

<b>No Longer Focused On Deposits Or Loans</b><p>Bloomberg reported last month:<p><i>“Banks don’t have a need for deposits, and the demand for loans by households and</i> …

Tumbling towards Grexit? Finance ministers meet 2015-02-12 | Espresso

Feb 11th 2015<p>Continue reading today's edition<p>Download the app here. Five stories, six days a week, straight to your iPhone or Android smartphone.

John Maynard Keynes Is the Economist the World Needs Now

Is there a doctor in the house? The global economy is failing to thrive, and its caretakers are fumbling. Greece took its medicine as instructed and …

Deal or no deal? Varoufakis’s grand tour 2015-02-03 | Espresso

Feb 2nd 2015<p>Continue reading today's edition<p>Download the app here. Five stories, six days a week, straight to your iPhone or Android smartphone.

Now for the hard part: Greece and its creditors 2015-01-28 | Espresso

Jan 27th 2015<p>Continue reading today's edition<p>Download the app here. Five stories, six days a week, straight to your iPhone or Android smartphone.

How to Manage Someone You Don’t Like

Everybody complains about incompetent bosses or dysfunctional co-workers, but what about irritating direct reports? What should you do if the person you manage drives you crazy? If the behavior is a performance issue, there’s a straightforward way to address what’s irking you — but what do you do …

Greek austerity after Syriza

2015-01-26T10:11:35.000Z<p>By: Dan McCrum<p>A brief collection of reaction to Sunday’s election in Greece follows. Before we hear from the professional …

Is Greek government debt really 177% of GDP? | Financial Times

The triumph of the anti-austerity Syriza party in Greece’s general election has put back on the table the vexed question of what to do with Athens’ …