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'Management Is 10% Work And 90% People'

Or is it? That’s an interesting way to put it.<p>The headline above was on my mind because of a note from a former colleague I received yesterday on LinkedIn. I’d recently written an article examining the role of empathy in management – How Important Is Empathy To Successful Management? – and he sent …

Leadership

Brexit will put 75% of workers at risk of pension shortfall

People will have to save more for pensions to have income they were on course for before Britain voted out, say City experts<p>The Brexit vote is having “terrifying” effects on the pension schemes of millions of British workers, with 75% of people now expected to have a retirement income below the …

Retirement

Don’t Let Outdated Management Structures Kill Your Company

dave wheeler FOR HBR<p>During a consulting engagement at a $50 billion conglomerate, I spoke with a young man who was worried about a potential project overrun. I asked if he had hit a stumbling block. “It really isn’t a big deal — I know we have the in-house expertise to solve this,” he said. “I just …

Management

12 fascinating facts about the Chinese economy

And analysts aren't feeling too optimistic going forward.<p>But just looking at what's going on in the markets doesn't give the full flavor of the Chinese economy.<p>As such, we took a look at the nitty-gritty, and put together some fascinating facts about China's consumption, production, and …

China

6 Little-Known Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs

<i>This piece was originally published on Entrepreneur.</i><p>The world of entrepreneurship is surprising. Once you enter it, you either love it or hate it. …

Entrepreneurship

Learning Excel isn't just for finance professionals, it can boost anyone's productivity at work — here’s how

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Alfonso de Tomas / ShutterStock We've said it before but it bears repeating: Microsoft Excel is likely the most powerful program on …

working knowledge

Etsy entrepreneurs share 7 secrets to their success

It started as a mix of desperation and creativity. Claudia Lucero was up to her ears in student loans, and she needed some extra cash to make her payments. So in 2009 she took her hobby — making homemade cheese — and launched an Etsy business selling cheese-making kits.<p>Her goal was humble: Earn …

iPhone ‘Error 53’: Apple handsets can be completely locked down if they are fixed by anyone but Apple

iPhone owners could be left with completely broken phones by a mysterious error that renders the handsets unusable.<p>Users across the internet are …

Millions could see mobile phone bills frozen under Three-O2 merger plans

Hutchison puts forward proposals to gain approval for £10.25bn merger of O2 and Three<p>Tens of millions of mobile phone customers in Britain could see their bills frozen as part of a plan by Hutchison to gain approval for its £10.25bn merger of Three and O2.<p>The European Commission has raised concerns …

Why Perfectionists Don't Make Successful Entrepreneurs

<i>Ok, before we start, if you know that you're a perfectionist, then be warned that I'm going to be dishing out some straight talking facts here. And it may not be easy to read them but, if you're committed to success, then you'll thank me for it afterwards.</i><p>Because, the fact is that perfectionists …

Self-improvement

'Devastating' Brexit will consign Europe to a second rate world power, warns Deutsche Bank

"The implications of the UK not being in the EU will be truly devastating for Europe" says David Folkerts-Landau<p>Britain's exit from the European Union would have a "devastating" impact on the continent, relegating Europe to the status of a second-rank world power, a leading investment bank has …

Europe

7 Big Ideas That Will Define Business in 2016 | Inc.com

The workplace is changing quickly--and so are the rules that define it. And while much of this change is related to new technology, some of it stems from long-rooted issues that are just now coming to a head. Based on some of the biggest trends <i>Inc.</i> covered in 2015, here are seven of the most …

Computer Science

Alphabet is within arm’s reach of overtaking Apple as the world’s most valuable company

Apple has been considered the world’s most valuable company since 2013 when it surpassed Exxon Mobil in market capitalization, but that status is now threatened by Alphabet, Google’s new parent company.<p>With a market cap of $542.5 billion, Apple still has a $47 billion lead over its rival. But with …

Should Apple ever release a budget iPhone?

Speculation surrounding a “budget” iPhone died out when Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller promised it would never happen. But with iPhone 6s demand allegedly falling and the global smartphone market becoming increasingly saturated, could a more affordable phone give Apple a security net? Could it …

7-Eleven, Volkswagen cases show why we should push back on 'corporate ethics'

There is perhaps no phrase more hackneyed in the corporate world than: “good ethics is good business”. Against the image of the ruthless business …

Corruption

Is “Business Ethics” An Oxymoron?

The research couldn’t be clearer: Many of us see business and ethics as incompatible. Can that ever change?<p>I’m at the local park in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with my two young children, the University of Michigan only a few hundred yards away. Before long, I start chatting with another dad who’s also …

Wall Street
Wall Street

Business Leaders Get an 'F' in Ethics, Yet Again

<i>“The only people less ethical than business executives are telemarketers, lobbyists, and members of Congress.”</i><p>That sounds like something Louis C.K. …

Profit
Film Industry
World Economic Forum

Microsoft now plans to start rolling out Windows 10 Mobile in February

Microsoft has internally delayed its planned rollout of Windows 10 Mobile to current Windows Phone 8 handsets for another month, VentureBeat has learned — after shooting for a January release. News of the rescheduling was shared by email with the company’s partners. Also delayed is the second …

World Economic Forum
Income Tax

Brexit puts U.K. economy at risk

Britain is sleepwalking into a crisis. Most Britons don't much care whether their country remains in the European Union or hits the road. Polls show that, among those who do care, a slim majority supports sticking with the 28-country EU, still the world's largest trading bloc. That means an …

United Kingdom

4 Essentials for Growing an On-Demand Company

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The “On-Demand” industry is exploding: one can hail a citizen driver almost instantly, outsource any number of jobs and tasks online, get almost anything delivered anywhere in minutes, rent out other people’s homes for sleep or work, you …

iPhone 5

Why much cheaper oil isn’t all good news

UK markets have become more dependent on energy and commodity firms, partly thanks to London’s attractiveness to global capital<p>After a week of turmoil, there was relief in the markets and for everyday investors on Friday. The FTSE 100 finished the week higher, giving a desperately needed fillip to …

Economics

Google to pay UK £130m in back taxes

US internet giant has often been accused of failing to pay its fair share of taxes in Europe<p>Google is to pay £130m to the UK in a bid to draw a line under its long-running tax row.<p>The US internet giant, which has been accused of not paying its full share of tax in numerous European countries, …

United Kingdom

What Apple’s latest VR hire means for this growing market

Apple invented the smartphone (even though it didn’t). It also invented the tablet … or maybe not. Now, it looks like it might invent virtual reality.<p>Apple has hired virtual and augmented reality researcher Doug Bowman, according to <i>The Financial Times</i>. Bowman was working as a computer science …