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Spotlight: Are Investors Bad for Business?

Artwork: Hubert Blanz, Four Elevators, 117, 2006 black-and-white baryta print on aluminum, 80 x 211 cm<p>The financial sector’s power can have unintended, harmful effects on executive decision making—but there are ways to mitigate the damage.The Capitalist’s Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen and Derek …

NYPD uses GPS-enabled pill bottle to catch alleged drugstore robber

A man robs a drugstore on the Upper East Side in New York. Police quickly track him down because the OxyContin bottle he was given was actually a dummy bottle equipped with GPS.<p>The law cannot decide whether technology works in its favor or not.<p>It seems happier when it can control the technology and …

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5 Ways To Make Sure That People Remember You

Being memorable is essential for every entrepreneur — after all, people won't fund you or buy from you if they don't even remember you exist.<p>Here are five ways to ensure you're making a strong and lasting impression.<p>When I interviewed the eminent psychologist Robert Cialdini for my book …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

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20 Time-Management Lessons Everyone Should Learn in Their 20s | Inc.com

When you're just starting your career, you need all the help you can get managing your time. Even when you're working hard, you could be wasting a tremendous amount of time either by trying to multitask or by focusing too much on minute details.<p>Montreal-based designer Étienne Garbugli has struggled …

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Robots Are Starting to Make Offshoring Less Attractive

The hype around robots taking jobs is reaching a crescendo, in response to an insightful new book <i>The Second Machine Age</i> by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, as well as an Oxford Martin School study: ‘<i>The Future of Employment: How susceptible are jobs to computerization?</i>‘ The former states that …

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Weblogic 12c installation

there are over 200 new features in weblogic 12c, some of this features<br>are:-<p> Simplified Deployment and Management with Virtualization<br> Integrated …

Oracle 11gR2 and 12cR1 on Oracle Linux 7 beta | The ORACLE

I’ve been having a play with Oracle Linux 7 beta over the weekend. Not surprisingly my first thoughts were to install the Oracle database on it.<p>As …

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IBM demonstrates next-gen phase-change memory that's up to 275 times faster than your SSD - ExtremeTech

IBM demonstrates next-gen phase-change memory that’s up to 275 times faster than your SSD<p>By on May 8, 2014 at 9:15 am<p>This site may earn affiliate …

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Emotions Are Data, Too

Hardly a day goes by that I don’t meet it, the struggle with emotions at work.<p>The misunderstood colleague, filled with frustration, attempting not to show it; the executive wondering how to confront her team’s lack of enthusiasm; the student hesitating to confess his affection to a classmate.<p>It has …

Apple close to buying Beats for $3.2 bln -source | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc is close to paying a record $3.2 billion for Beats Electronics, two people with knowledge of the matter said, an expensive foray into music streaming and headphone gear that would mark a departure for the usually cash-conservative iPhone maker.<p>The Apple logo is …

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An Anti-Abuse Ad With A Secret Message Only Children Can See

In order to discreetly reach abused children, one aid organization designed a clever billboard that only displays a hotline number for people shorter than 4’5″. The secret is a precisely serrated surface, a Lenticular lens, that reflects light differently to those looking from above and below a …

How to Pick Your Battles at Work

You hate that people consistently show up to meetings late. You find your company’s maternity policy woefully inadequate. You think the company’s IT system is out of date. It’s normal to be bothered by work issues like these, but when do you move from complaining to taking action? How do you decide …

Why Corporate Social Responsibility Doesn’t Work

Six Big Reasons<p>Why Corporations Fail to Do the Right Thing<p>The Atlantic<p>Christine Bader, whose job at BP was to “assess and mitigate the social and human rights risks to communities living near major BP projects,” was not able to help prevent the Deepwater Horizon disaster or the 2005 BP refinery …

How to Make a Job Sharing Situation Work

Job sharing — splitting a full-time position into two part-time jobs — is an increasingly popular flexible work arrangement. But is it really possible to share a job with another person? How can you make what looks good on paper work in reality?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>“There are a wide variety of …

How to Be More Confident: 13 Simple Tips | Inc.com

Are you as confident as you'd like to be? Few people would answer "yes" to that question. But, according to Becky Blalock, author and former Fortune 500 executive, anyone can learn to be more confident. And it's a skill we can teach ourselves.<p>Begin by forgetting the notion that confidence, …

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Career Curveballs: How Getting Fired for Alcohol Changed My Life

<i>This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers share how they turned setbacks into success. Read all their stories here.</i><p>I was 16 and …

How GE Applies Lean Startup Practices

We are all lean now — or soon will be. As the world becomes more digitized, generating more information surrounding products and services and speeding up processes, large and small companies in every industry, even manufacturing, are starting to compete more like the software industry, with short …