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3 Myths That Kill Strategic Planning

In its simplest form, strategic thinking is about deciding on which opportunities to focus your time, people, and money, and which opportunities to starve. One of history’s greatest strategic thinkers, Napoleon Bonaparte summed it up this way: “In order to concentrate superior strength in one …

Four-metre shark circles fishing boat off Dawesville Cut, south of Perth

A West Australian fisherman has had a close encounter with a four-metre shark after it circled his small boat in waters south of Perth.<p>Dan Zovko, 42, …

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – a non-gamer's guide

Announced this week to a frenzy of games media coverage, the latest title in the Call of Duty series is hitting stores in November. But if you don't play games – and have children who do – what should you make of this 100m-selling franchise? What's it about and is it completely, horribly …

Children 'see harmful TV material', says National Association of Head Teachers

<b>Children are still being exposed to "harmful material" on television despite strict rules on what can be shown before 9pm, say head teachers.</b><p>The National Association of Head Teachers - which has drawn up a charter to protect children's innocence - says the media must ensure pre-watershed content is …

Everyone is under surveillance now, says whistleblower Edward Snowden

The US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden has warned that entire populations, rather than just individuals, now live under constant surveillance.<p>“It's no longer based on the traditional practice of targeted taps based on some individual suspicion of wrongdoing,” he said. “It covers phone …

Johns Hopkins University To Review Why It Kept Quiet About Gang Rape Report

Johns Hopkins University said Friday it will commission an independent review of the school's response to an alleged fraternity house gang rape, which students have charged in a federal complaint violated a campus security law.<p>Johns Hopkins administrators knew Baltimore police were investigating …

Death toll in India's Assam up after violence

Authorities in India’s remote northeast have found nine more bodies after attacks by tribal separatists in Assam state, taking the death toll to 32 following two days of violence.<p>The nine bodies, including those of women and children, were recovered on Saturday from Narayanguri village in Baksa …

Max Clifford faces new allegations as more accusers come forward

As 71-year-old spends his first night in prison, Scotland Yard says it has received more information<p>Detectives are looking into fresh allegations against disgraced public relations guru Max Clifford, Scotland Yard has said.<p>The 71-year-old has spent his first night in prison after being jailed …