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Only 40% of the global population live in free countries

Among war, terrorism, brutal dictatorships and other drops in democratic standards, the state of freedom worsened in nearly every part of the world …

Tribal leader: Iraqi troops in Anbar could 'collapse within hours' - CNN.com

<b>(CNN) —</b> An Iraqi tribal leader said Saturday that ISIS militants are gaining ground in Anbar province, predicting a "collapse within hours" of Iraqi army forces there if tribal forces withdraw.<p>Sheikh Naim al-Gaoud, a Sunni Muslim leader of the Albu Nimr tribe, called for more U.S. intervention -- …

To Get To The Root Of A Hard Problem, Just Ask “Why” Five Times

In The Lean Startup, Eric Ries argues that returning to the question of why five times cuts to the quick of a problem.<p><i>In his book,</i> The Lean Startup<i>, Eric Ries puts forth a entrepreneur’s playbook inspired by the Japanese lean manufacturing model: Start small with a ‘minimum viable product,’ gauge</i> …

Product Management

Healthy buildings: why workers are demanding sustainable offices

Guardian sustainable business,Built Environment,Health and wellbeing,Business,Corporate social responsibility,Engaging employees<p>Companies that ignore the environmental and social impacts of their buildings could risk miserable workers and low productivity<p>Florence Nightingale advised hospitals to …

CSR

Platforms and crowdsourcing: The office of the 21st century

“Disruption” is one of the most overhyped concepts of the last ten years. A Google Trend search for “disruptive innovation” shows a steeply rising …

How To Create Innovation Culture? Halifax Tries Something Bold

Economic destiny is often shaped by luck. For example, the region of Halifax has benefited from great luck over the centuries. It sits at a fortunate position near the far eastern edge of North America, where it has served as a valuable shipping link between Europe and the Americas. But luck cannot …