Yehya Al Mandarawy

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France's Prime Minister Declares War On Radical Islam

"It is a war against terrorism, against jihadism, against radical Islam, against everything that is aimed at breaking fraternity, freedom, solidarity," Mr. Valls declared in a speech.<p>Hundreds of thousands of people have flooded the streets of France to pay tribute to the many who have died during a …

A Leadership Blog: The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity

The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity<p><i>The 5 Choices</i> is a nuts and bolts solution to greater productivity.<p>Ironically, while we live in a time of …

Russia Is In Crisis And Putin Is Fighting To Survive It

But despite differences between the economic and security elite, it seems unlikely that financial instability, at its current level, will be enough to produce a political revolution in Russia similar to the one that undid the Yanukovych government in Ukraine in February 2014. However, the desire to …

Russia

10 Things Grateful People Do Differently

More gratitude = Better life.<p>Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that in order to achieve contentment, one should “cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously.”<p>Turns out Emerson ― who explored the meaning of a good life in much of his work …

How to Assemble Your All-Star Sales Team

Want to build a dominant sales force? Read this.<p>As Alumnify has started to grow, I've had to serve less and less roles in sales that I wasn't passionate about. Another benefit is that since I've been working with my team for a while, we know each other's strengths and weaknesses. The great part …

Team Building

Samsung's Plan To Replace Android Has Hit A Snag, And Now Things Are Looking Bad For Next Year

After watching profits tumble this year due to increased competition from other Android phone makers, Samsung sits at an odd inflection point. It can pump out pricey, generic Android phones and watch cheaper phone manufacturers continue to eat its lunch, or it can start innovating in software and …

Anonymous To 'Lizard Squad': Stop Attacking Tor

Anonymous, which has a long history of hacking and cyber attacking governments, corporations, and religions organizations, says, "We don't give a f--k about corporate bulls--t networks, we do care about 3rd world communications."<p>The Tor Project is one of the most effective sites for encrypted …

There May Be Some Hope For Restoring Lost Memories In The Brain

Alzheimer's Disease is the most common neurodegenerative disorder in the United States -- affecting more than 5 million Americans. Perhaps the most devastating symptom of the disease is its characteristic loss of memory and identity, which can take a heavy psychological and emotional toll on its …

The Authenticity Paradox

Authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership. But a simplistic understanding of what it means can hinder your growth and limit your impact.<p>Consider Cynthia, a general manager in a health care organization. Her promotion into that role increased her direct reports 10-fold and expanded …

Leadership

The Most Overpaid And Underpaid CEOs In Tech

Which tech CEOs are actually the highest paid and lowest paid according to that standard? We turned to Robin Ferracone, a compensation expert who wrote the book on fair pay (author of "Fair Pay, Fair Play: Aligning Executive Performance and Pay") and asked her. Ferracone is CEO of executive …

7 Peak Performance Must-Dos For Business And Life

“What did you do!” I yelled at my accounts manager. He was lying down tanning on the terracotta gravel roof of our building, oiled up with darkened Hawaiian Tropic, blasting ACDC out of a giant silver boombox. I was on the phone with the WWE about a televised national wrestling match. He’d arranged …

U.S. Economy Grew At A 5 Percent Rate; Dow Surpasses 18,000

The U.S. economy grew at a surprisingly fast 5 percent annual rate in the third quarter of 2014, up sharply from the 3.9 percent of the last revision. The figure blew past the consensus estimate of 4.3 percent put forth by economists surveyed by Bloomberg News.<p>It's the fastest the U.S. economy has …

5.0% GDP!

Q3 GDP growth was just revised up to 5.0%, from last month's estimate of 3.9%.<p>This is the fastest pace of growth since Q3 2003. This was also much stronger than the 4.3% expected by economists.<p>"The increase in real GDP in the third quarter primarily reflected positive contributions from PCE, …

Join the fight against extreme poverty

We may not have flying cars or teleportation devices yet, but we do have some incredible technologies that are helping to make the world a better …

9 Movies Are Coming Out Christmas Day — Here Are The Ones You Should See

Christmas is one of the biggest movie days of the year.<p>This year, nine movies will come out on Dec. 25.<p>If you're heading to theaters, and aren't sure what to see, we've compiled which films are worth checking out and which you should wait for on DVD.<p><b>Why to see it:</b> The survival story is Angelina …

Here's A Reminder Of Who Has Internet Access In North Korea

Yesterday, North Korea's four internet networks went offline for nine hours.<p>Reuters explained whom the outage affected:<p><b>"Current and former U.S. law enforcement and security officials said only a tiny number of people in North Korea's leadership have access to the Internet, and that almost all its</b> …

4 Questions That Will Change the Way You Lead

Ready to help yourself (and your team) deliver breakthrough results? Ask these four questions to change your idea of what it will take.<p>Letting go of old habits isn't easy. As my friend Byrd Baggett says, "You have to let go to grow." Comfort certainly has its advantages--your comfy chair in the …

Living Rooms

The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

<b>1.</b> North Korea's Internet was restored on Tuesday after a New Hampshire-based company reported that the network completely collapsed on Monday in a suspected cyberattack.<p><b>2.</b> North Korea's National Defence Commission has addressed the Sony hack in a 1,722-word statement that includes dramatic threats …

15 of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Most Inspiring Motivational Quotes

More by Vi-An<p>Fifty years after his death and 54 years after his historic “I Have a Dream” speech, <b>Martin Luther King Jr.</b>‘s stirring words and writings …

Motivation

Nurse Reveals The Top 5 Regrets People Make on Their Deathbed

(originally written by Bronnie Ware)<p>For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly …

Weak growth in orders puts Nike's shares on their heels

Shares of Nike (NKE) slid over 3% in after-hours trading Thursday after the athletic clothing company reported its latest quarterly earnings.<p>Here’s …

5 Types of Employees Bosses Hate (and How to Fix the Problem)

If your employees cause you more stress than your clients, it's time to fix some employee problems. Here are some suggestions.<p>Do your employees drive you up the proverbial wall? When you go home, do you inundate your spouse with stories of how awful they are? If so, you'll probably recognize these …

Employment

7 Things Great Entrepreneurs Know

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leadership is not in your DNA. There is no genetic code for becoming a chief executive or a business owner. We’re all born with a clean slate, more or less. What happens next – your childhood, your upbringing, your education, …

Entrepreneurship

7 Sins of Newbie Entrepreneurs

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs are familiar with the ridiculously high percentage of small businesses that will fail in the first couple years. The business owners who survived the odds will tell you that they didn’t achieve success on …

Small Business

4 Things All Great Bosses Do

What does it take to be a good leader? Experts weigh in on the things that all great bosses do.

Three Imperatives for Good Project Managers

We all have good ideas. The hard part is making them happen.<p>HR departments love handing out worksheets on how to plan your time. Management gurus have written hundreds of pages of advice on how to better manage your week, your day, and your hour.<p>But what happens when you try and apply that advice …

Senior Managers Won’t Always Get Along

It’s virtually impossible to like everyone you meet. It’s even more unlikely that you will get along with everyone at work. People have different personalities, biases, values, ambitions, and interests, all of which affect the chemistry of their relationships. And if you throw in the pressures of …

The Year Without Pants: 12 Thoughts on Leading Great Teams

I just finished the book <b>The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work</b>. The first thing I’ll say is Scott Berkun is a brilliant thinker …

Stop Being Micromanaged

No one likes a boss who excessively scrutinizes work and constantly checks in. Not only is this micromanaging behavior annoying, it can stunt your professional growth. If you have a controlling boss, you don’t have to suffer. By assuaging a micromanager’s stress, you may be able to secure the …