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The Four Unicorns Of Modern Management

There are a few myths the contemporary management consulting crowd has championed in recent years. Forget the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. We’re talking more like the Four Unicorns of Utopia, galloping along on rainbows.<p>The belief in these happy beasts has grown within our organizations because …

7 Mistakes Most First-Time Managers Make At Least Once

Becoming a manager for the first time is incredibly exciting—but extremely overwhelming.<p>In your hands, you now have the power to effect change, make an impact, and guide the employees on your team to bigger and better things.<p>But you also have to figure out how, exactly, to do that.<p>In the process, …

Leadership And The Art Of Making Tough Decisions

Without a doubt, the toughest decisions I have ever made were in combat as a Navy SEAL. And those who have served know that the impact of those decisions can last a lifetime.<p>Unfortunately, making tough decisions amidst chaos takes practice. In the past, I had a tendency to avoid conflict, put off …

Putin's Pipe Dreams

Russian strongman Vladimir Putin threw in the towel on his $40 billion pet pipeline project on Monday, a sign that European resistance to Moscow is …

Xi Jinping Outlines More Assertive Foreign Policy Goals

On Saturday, November 29, President Xi Jinping followed up on China’s hosting of the APEC meetings and other recent high-profile diplomatic …

Mother-Daughter 'Steelhead Dreams'

Here’s a great mother-daughter story about fly fishing. There are some beautiful shots of scenery and fish. The anglers are fishing for steelhead …

Top Fly-Fishing Rivers in America

Anglers often have their own favorite fishing holes, and many of them are reluctant to share their locations. However, the fly-fishing in some U.S. …

Distant new world may point to undiscovered planets in solar system

We learned today that our solar system is larger than we had previously known. A newly discovered, extremely distant dwarf planet with the tentative name of 2012 VP113 was announced. It appears as nothing more than a dot on images but we know a few things about it.<p>For a start, it is approximately …

More than 4% of death row inmates wrongly convicted, study says

A new study argues that more than 4% of all defendants who have been sentenced to death -- and who remain under threat of execution -- are probably innocent.<p>In a paper published Monday in the journal PNAS, a team of researchers statistically examined the cases of 7,482 death row convictions from …

Death Row

Nigeria girls' abduction: Protest march in Abuja

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1073000/1073107_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532495902_4eb7036113a312aa11fcceb80556885c<p><b>Hundreds of mainly women protesters have marched through the Nigerian capital, Abuja, to press for the release of 230 schoolgirls abducted by</b> …

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US economy grows just 0.1% in last quarter

European markets mixed<p>A host of company results, many beating expectations, gave some support to stock markets but weaker than forecast US GDP took some of the shine off shares. So European markets ended the day in a rather mixed fashion. Here are the closing scores:<p><b>• The FTSE 100 finished up 10.12</b> …

Oklahoma Halts Executions After Botched Lethal Injection

The state of Oklahoma called a temporary halt to executions Tuesday, after a botched lethal injection caused a condemned inmate to clench his teeth …