Matt Crowther

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At crisis-hit Samsung, nerves jangle as annual review looms

SEOUL (Reuters) - The next few weeks are traditionally a tense time at Samsung Electronics Co (005930.KS) as executives wait to see if their work over the year is rewarded with promotion at the South Korean firm’s annual performance review.<p>This year, that tension has been ramped up several notches …

Half of Russians Do Not Trust National Media: Poll

Mistrust of the media is rising in Russia with half of all Russians believing that news reports do not objectively reflect the state of the country, …

Leaders to meet in Berlin for Ukraine peace talks

Angela Merkel to discuss implementation of 2015 Minsk peace deal with Putin, Poroshenko and Hollande<p>The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, will host a meeting in Berlin with the Russian, Ukrainian and French presidents on Wednesday to discuss efforts towards peace in eastern Ukraine in their first …

Melania Trump: Donald Trump was 'egged on' into 'boy talk'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Melania Trump defended Donald Trump in her first interview since the Republican nominee faced allegations of sexual misconduct, calling those accusations "lies" and saying Trump was "egged on" into "boy talk" during a 2005 tape in which he made lewd comments about women.<p>"I believe my …

Donald Trump

Your brilliant Kickstarter idea could be on sale in China before you’ve even finished funding it

Shenzhen, China<p>Yekutiel Sherman couldn’t believe his eyes.<p>The Israeli entrepreneur had spent one year designing the product that would make him rich—a smartphone case that unfolds into a selfie stick. He had drawn up prototypes, secured some minimal funds from his family, and launched a …

Intellectual Property

16 daily habits that are easy to practice and can significantly improve your life

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person.<p>The best part is, each one takes only about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our favorites:<p>1. …

Mental Disorders

What Happens When Millennials Grow Up?

We spoke to a bunch of experts about what life might look like for us when we're all middle-aged.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>We share apartments with people we don't know or with our parents, live hand-to-mouth, and subscribe to a culture of anxiety. We struggle with self esteem and …

Highlights from the Ironman World Championship: Pictures

Gripped by grief, Thais mourn death of beloved monarch

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand began its first day in 70 years without a king on Friday in a profound state of mourning, with people across the shaken …

France

10 Habits you need to give up to increase your productivity

Share40<p>Tweet<p>Share275<p>+18<p>Shares 323<p>Would you like to be successful? But what are you willing to do in order to reach your goal? Success is not …

Motivation

Mark Cuban says 'Shark Tank' showed him there are 3 types of entrepreneurs

After seeing hundreds of entrepreneurs pitch their businesses over six full seasons of "Shark Tank," Mark Cuban said there are only three primary categories they can fall into: honest entrepreneurs, arrogant ones, or scam artists.<p>At a "Shark Tank" a roundtable discussion hosted by Sony Pictures …

Entrepreneurship

Tyson Foods Settles a $1.6 Million Discrimination Lawsuit

<i>This story has been updated to reflect a response from Tyson Foods.</i><p>Tyson Foods (tsn) has been accused of using discriminatory hiring practices, and …

Hurricane Matthew: preparations and aftermath – in pictures

Residents are returning to their homes after Matthew slammed into Haiti and eastern Cuba this week. Mass evacuation are under way in Florida, where the hurricane is expected to hit later on Thursday

US jobs report is expected to show solid gain for September

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers are thought to have added a solid number of jobs in September and the unemployment rate is forecast to stay low — a …

Want to Be More Productive? Stop Getting Organized And Do This Instead

Is getting more organized the key to increasing your productivity? The answer will surprise you.<p>While we have more time-saving devices than any other generation, we've become obsessed with productivity: doing more things, and doing them better, in less time.<p>We turn to technology. Millions of people …

22 Must-have apps to be more productive at work

Share25<p>Tweet<p>Share28<p>+16<p>Shares 59<p>A lot has been written about technology. Some call it a time –consuming distraction from life’s important tasks. But …

Apps

11 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Spend a little time watching these talks now and you'll save a lot of time in the long run.<p>You know the old saying, "It takes money to make money." Well, the same can be said of time.<p>Sure, you'll spend somewhere between five and 20 minutes not working while you watch the TED talks below, but each …

8 Powerful Signs That You're Successful (Even If You Don't Think So)

Self-doubt happens to the best of us - here are some signs you're a lot more successful than you think.<p>At one time or another, most of us have fallen prey to imposter syndrome. No matter how qualified we may be or how hard we work, there's that nagging voice in our heads that suggests that maybe …

18 Underrated National Parks

Time to add these wonders to your bucket list.<p>Everyone is familiar with Yellowstone and Yosemite. And for good reason: they're gorgeous. But we're going to go on record to say these less well-known destinations are just as picturesque — and probably way less crowded, too.

OLBlog

The main serial killer of startups and SMEs is a bad execution. A business without a plan is like a ship without navigation systems. Eventually, it …

Only 7 Percent of Office Workers Are Productive (but Most Are Miserable)

The proof is in the data -- remote work leads to more productive companies.<p>Do you want your team to be happier and more productive? Then stop making everyone work in an office.<p>A growing body of research suggests that remote work helps people be more productive -- upending the idea that teams must …

U.S. utility solar enjoys building boom in second quarter but residential slows

(Reuters) - U.S. solar installations rose 43 percent in the second quarter, according to a new report, as sharp gains in large projects for utilities offset slowing growth in residential systems in top solar market California.<p>Solar panels are shown on top of a Multifamily Affordable Solar …

These 5 to-do apps will make sure you get your sh*t done

There are too many to-do apps. It’s an understandable problem: Organizing one’s day in the modern world is complicated, and there’s profit to be made …

A Single Hour After Work May Just Change Your Life

Who needs Tony Robbins when you can motivate yourself? Overcoming the emotional hurdle to get stuff done when you’d rather sit on the couch isn’t …

How to Avoid the 3 Most Dangerous Roles in Leadership (and Life)

In life and leadership, you likely have played 3 dangerous roles. Here is how to shift your mindset and behavior to never play them again.<p>There is a dangerous triangle of roles that even the best leaders may unknowingly adapt at one time or another in an effort to quickly solve problems.<p>Although …

Driverless cars will launch in cities sooner than expected — but there's one glaring problem

Ford, for example, announced last month that it wants to put a fleet of fully self-driving vehicles on the road by 2021. Uber did it one better by rolling out semi-self-driving Volvo SUVs in Pittsburgh. And General Motors has been talking about self-driving cars in connection with its Lyft …

General Motors

Shia LaBeouf reveals how David Ayer influenced his apology spree

At this point, Shia LaBeouf‘s apology tour — the one he went on after plagiarizing a Daniel Clowes comic for a short film that premiered at Cannes — …

5 Must Read Sales Books for Any Entrepreneur

If there was a one-size-fits-all model for salespeople then it would probably be a pretty easy gig. However, we all have various methods of learning, …

Selling

7 Surprising Benefits of Exercise

You probably have a vague sense that exercise is good for you—and you’ve probably heard that it’s “healthy for the heart.” But if you’re like most …