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Models of Sustainability: Sweden Runs Out of Garbage

<b>When Sweden runs out of its own garbage, it offers a service to the rest of garbage-bloated Europe: importing excess waste from other …

How To Impress A Venture Capitalist: 12 Prominent VCs Share What Gets Their Attention

Entrepreneurs seeking funding are often unsure of what they must do to get a venture capitalist’s attention. So we asked 12 of them exactly what they hope to see when an entrepreneur walks through their door.<p><b>1. Know Your Competition</b><p>“I am impressed when someone really understands what their …

Venture Capital

Africa's Richest Man Aliko Dangote Enters Joint Venture With Italian Giant Saipem

Dangote Group, the West African industrial conglomerate owned by Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote, has announced a multi-million dollar Joint Venture agreement with Italian engineering and construction giant Saipem.<p>According to a statement by Devakumar Edwin, group executive director of the …

Africa

Finland’s new plan to change school means combining subjects

<b>Correction:</b> <i>A headline on an earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that Finland is ending teaching by subject. Finnish teachers are now required to teach some subjects together for at least one unit a year, but education officials don't intend to eliminate subjects altogether. This post</i> …

Education

Richard Branson's top 10 tips for success

<b>Richard Branson left school at the age of 16 and set up Student Magazine with one of his friends. He went on to start Virgin Records in the 1970s and is the founder of the Virgin Group. In the 1980s he formed Virgin Atlantic airline and the 1990s saw the arrival of Virgin Mobile and Virgin …

Virgin Trains

Study: Smarter People Are More Trusting

Those who ranked higher in "generalized trust" scored more highly on vocabulary and question comprehension.<p><b>Problem:</b> Being too trusting is often associated with a sort of naïveté or foolishness—if you really understood the way the world works, you’d be looking out for number one. You don’t want to …

Why You're Bad at Giving Gifts

Ironically, we're awful gift-givers precisely because we spend too much time trying to be considerate.<p>The field of economics is not particularly known for its generosity, so an academic paper might not be the first place you turn to when choosing a gift for a friend or loved one.<p>Well, your loss. …

Protect Your Kids From Failure

The case for self-esteem, success, and even an occasional participation trophy<p>It isn't usually spelled out quite so bluntly, but an awful lot of parenting practices are based on the belief that the best way to get kids ready for the painful things that may happen to them later is to make sure they …