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How To Say “This Is Crap” In Different Cultures

I had been holed up for six hours in a dark conference room with 12 managers. It was a group-coaching day and each executive had 30 minutes to describe in detail a cross-cultural challenge she was experiencing at work and to get feedback and suggestions from the others at the table.<p>It was Willem’s …

Banks’ New Competitors: Starbucks, Google, and Alibaba

It took computer company Apple only five years to become America’s largest music retailer, and just seven to become the world’s largest. In 18 short months, search engine Google erased 85 percent of the market cap of the top GPS companies after launching its mobile maps app. Alibaba, China’s …

How To Turn A Job You Hate Into A Job You Love

<i>This is a guest post by Nisa Chitakasem, co-author of the book,</i> <i>How to Get the Job You Want. She blogs at</i> <i>Career Blog</i>. Her other articles for FORBES include, “How To Work A Room Like You Own The Place.”<p>Even people who are relatively happy at work go through periods when they hate their jobs—for days, …

Congrats WhatsApp! Here Is How the Other 99% of Startups Get It Done

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"Hooray, another multi-billion dollar acquisition!"<p>I’m sure most entrepreneurs didn’t wake up exclaiming that when they found out WhatsApp was purchased by Facebook. While the news is great, and we’re bound to see a few more Lamborghinis …

Small Business

Tesla confirms huge battery factory plan, will ship 35K Model S cars this year

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Electric car maker Tesla Motors ended a year of dramatic growth in 2013 by announcing in its fourth quarter and full year …

Three Mistakes to Avoid When Networking

We all know networking has the potential to dramatically enhance our careers; making new connections can introduce us to valuable new information, job opportunities, and more. But despite that fact, many of us are doing it wrong — and I don’t just mean the banal error of trading business cards at a …

South Korea

5 Tricks To Hack Your Way To Better Life Habits

There’s an oft-quoted rule of thumb that says it takes 21 days to change a habit.<p>Meanwhile, it’s day 23, and you still can’t forgo your morning croissant in lieu of packing the cheaper (and healthier) granola bar from home. Seems easy enough to do—and yet, your autopilot has you entering the bakery …

Microsoft Shows How Not To Organize CEO Succession

Microsoft has just done something it has only ever done once before in its 39-year history – and, boy, how it shows. The confirmation that the software giant’s new chief executive is to be Satya Nadella completes one of the most botched successions in recent corporate history.<p>The Seattle-based …

Bitcoin will not be regulated in Indonesia, but it’s still illegal

Indonesia’s central bank has stated today it will not regulate Bitcoin, according to DailySocial.<p>Still, Bank Indonesia’s initial stance made public …

Bonds are suddenly the hot investment

As the investing world headed into January, it was almost universally accepted that 2014 would be a bad year to own bonds and bond funds.<p>As the …

Investing

Twitter Is Hiring Commerce Specialists

Twitter has not responded to reports, from others and from us, that it is building a marketplace-style platform where users can buy things, but the social network appears to be quietly building it out anyway. The latest development is that Twitter has posted job ads for people to work on a commerce …

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FORTUNE — Bill Gates was the star attraction at a private event that included some of Silicon Valley’s young luminaries in San Francisco last October, but his planned topic, philanthropy, wasn’t the most prominent topic on their minds. Seven weeks earlier, Microsoft (MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer had …

Investors eye Twitter’s growth in active users

Can the world's most popular microblog turn its popularity into profitability? This week, investors will get their best chance yet to find out.<p>For the first time as a public company, Twitter Inc. will unveil its fiscal fourth-quarter results on Wednesday. Analysts expect the company to post a loss …

Lenovo challenging Samsung, Apple in smartphones

Pandu, a 25-year-old mobile phone salesman at Oke Shop in a mall in central Jakarta, has noticed a change in his customers' tastes. Indonesian consumers who used to prefer BlackBerry or Samsung Electronics devices have started asking for products made by Lenovo.<p>The world's No. 1 PC maker is …

Lenovo

Apple reportedly testing wireless charging, curved display for iWatch - Pocket-lint

Apple doesn't want you to just plug in the iWatch through a Lightning cable - that's so 2013. The Cupertino-based technology company is looking into …

Fly Or Die: LG G Flex

The LG G Flex is one of the most hyped phones of the year.<p>Granted, it’s only January and granted, LG isn’t the most exciting Android manufacturer around, but <i>it has a curved display</i>! Curved, I say! And LG even says it can heal itself if you scratch it.<p>For these reasons, we couldn’t resist getting …

IBM says it’s king of cloud. Amazon, I’m guessing, would beg to differ

Advertisement<p>18 Comments<p>Credit: Flicker: Andyz<p>Cloud reporters got a pitch from IBM(s ibm) the morning after Amazon’s fourth quarter earnings …