Alex Stein

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Followers Don’t See Their Leaders as Real People

Great leaders, especially in large organizations, aren’t really people. They’re mental images.<p>They may be flesh and blood to the senior team and the assistants in the C-suite, but to people in outer orbits, from operational departments to business units, they are imaginary constructs. Employees …

19 Facebook Marketing Predictions for 2017 From the Pros

Are you wondering what 2017 might look like for Facebook marketing? If the Facebook changes in 2016 are an indicator, 2017 will be an interesting …

The Essential Guide to Writing a Business Plan

President Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” If you’re starting a business, you should have a business plan regardless of whether you’re bootstrapping it or looking for outside funding.<p>The best sorts …

Small Business

Putin’s New Axis of Resistance: Russia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Hezbollah

The Russian leader just told the UN that state sponsors of terrorism are the West’s only partners for fighting terrorism.<p>One year ago, on September …

20 amazing cliffside beaches around the world | CNN Travel

World's Richest Terror Army, BBC Two, review: 'chilling'

Peter Tayor's investigation into the finances of Islamic State was journalism at its best, says Tom Rowley<p>The latest programme in the This World series passed the dinner party test. If you had studiously avoided reading about the <b>Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant</b>ever since the first horrific …

The Biggest Business Comebacks Of The Past 20 Years

Our verdict is in: Apple staged the most impressive recovery of the last 20 years. Here are 19 others that overcame hard times.<p>Apple: The Most Impressive Business Comeback Of The Past 20 Years<p>In our fast-changing, startup-crazed economy, it can seem like only the newest companies have the agility …

Elements Gear Guide By Steve Casimiro

Spring is a time of renewal, regeneration, and rebuilding. And while that traditionally means getting to work on shedding the layers of fat you might have acquired for your long winter of hibernation, it also extends to the spirit, too: Sometimes a new daypack or pair of sunnies is just what it …

The CIA, the drug dealers, and the tragedy of Gary Webb

In 1996, journalist Gary Webb began looking into links between Nicaragua's drug-running Contra rebels and the CIA. As a recent film shows, what he found killed him<p>Gary Webb knew his story would cause a stir. The newspaper report he'd written suggested that a US-backed rebel army in Latin America …

Top 10 Things to Do in Utah Parks

The Clash of Civilizations That Isn’t

Last week, the New York <i>Times</i> columnist Roger Cohen published a piece under the headline “Islam and the West at War.” Something seemed amiss here. Surely a more-or-less liberal columnist at the <i>Times</i> wasn’t going to say what even George W. Bush was unwilling to say: that we are at war with Islam …

Al-Qaeda

Three Lessons from Perry Marshall -- Marketing Pro Extraordinaire

Perry Marshall is a rare breed among entrepreneurs -- a top-shelf creative marketing pro with an engineer's experience and perspective. Marshall's skill at integrating left brain and right brain thinking has catapulted him to huge success, and helped him provide a roadmap for fellow business owners …

Denis Leary Loves Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll

Leary on his new FX comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll and what made him decide to explore the world of has-been rockers.<p>After helping the network break new …

How Saudi Wahhabism Is the Fountainhead of Islamist Terrorism

<i>Dr. Yousaf Butt is a senior advisor to the British American Security Information Council and director at the Cultural Intelligence Institute. The views expressed here are his own.</i><p>LONDON -- The horrific terrorist attacks on the <i>Charlie Hebdo</i> weekly in Paris have led to speculation as to whether the …

What If Nazi Germany Won World War II? Fictional & Historical Scenarios

<i>How close Nazi Germany came to dominating Europe. Map by Morgan Hauser via Wikimedia</i><p>What if Hitler and the Nazis had won World War II? This is …

World History

Allied war crimes during World War II

Allied war crimes include both alleged and legally proven violations of the laws of war by the Allies of World War II against either civilians or …

When Normal Is Deadly: How Boko Haram Made Us Ok With Slaughter

How we live in a world where a terror attack in Paris seems “unthinkable” yet a massacre in Nigeria seems somehow normal.<p>In the first few days after …

Roberto Saviano: My life under armed guard

As a young writer growing up in Caserta, a suburb of Naples, I felt myself getting more and more angry. There was a war going on between two mafia clans for control of the territory, and violence between them spilled into the streets. I wanted to tell the world what this war zone was like: the …

The NY Police vs. the Mayor

The killing of two New York City police officers on December 20, 2014, while they sat in their patrol car near a public housing project in …

The Tragedy of the American Military

The American public and its political leadership will do anything for the military except take it seriously. The result is a chickenhawk nation in which careless spending and strategic folly combine to lure America into endless wars it can’t win.<p>In mid-September, while President Obama was fending …

Our Ally Saudi Arabia Beheaded 10 People This Month

American diplomats pay lip service to human rights while tens of billions of dollars in arms are shipped to the Kingdom of Hate, where you can be …

L’Hermione, The Ship That Saved America, Is Now Saving A Historic French Town

A replica of the ship that brought the Marquis de Lafayette to America in support of the Revolution, which will soon sail on a grand tour of the …

When All Fundamentalists Were Christian

Pope Francis has called out Islamic fundamentalists, but he didn’t go far enough—Christian fundamentalist exhibit the same smallminded traits.<p>Pope …

Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: Jan 18

As President Obama aims for raising taxes on the rich, Mitt Romney’s tax issues come up. Is it 2012 again?<p><i>By Jon Greenberg, Lauren Carroll and Katie</i> …

Rand Paul and Hemp Blazers: My Weekend in Vegas

The Kentucky senator is desperate to woo Ron Paul’s rabid fans in Sin City while distancing himself from his less restrained father.<p>Rand Paul is at …

Nighttime Photos of NYC Captured Out of the Open Door of a Helicopter at 7,500 Feet

Photographer Vincent Laforet captured some stunning nighttime photographs of New York City while leaning out of an open helicopter door 7,500 feet in …

Europe's Muslims feel heat of backlash after Paris terror

PARIS (AP) — Firebombs and pig heads thrown into mosques. Veiled women subjected to insults in the street. The Internet awash with threats against …

Charlie Hebdo

2015 Detroit Auto Show, Day 2: Everything You Need to See

In years past, the second day of the Detroit auto show has been low-key for those of us who focus on brand-new vehicles, with press conferences usually limited to suppliers and ancillary organizations. But this year’s event had a flood of attention-grabbing debuts and concepts that splashed over …

Stop What You're Doing And Watch Matthew McConaughey's "Dazed And Confused" Audition

Also, learn the true origin of "all right, all right, all right."<p>Yes, the catchphrase the actor used throughout the 2014 awards season, during which he was nominated for <i>Dallas Buyers' Club</i>, actually originated in this two-decades-old movie!<p>IN A HEADBANGERS BALL T-SHIRT, NO LESS!

New ISIS video appears to show child executioner killing alleged Russian spies

A horrifying new video released online on Tuesday appears to show ISIS using a young boy to execute a pair of captives the terror group claims are Russian spies.<p>The slickly-produced video shows two men being interrogated in Russian about their alleged attempt to infiltrate ISIS. One captive, and …