John Serna

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Lo que debe saber a la hora de pagar la prima al servicio doméstico

<b>Los empleadores que contraten a personas para realizar trabajos en el hogar deberán pagarles una prima de servicios.</b> Así lo ordena la Ley 1788 del …

Tecnoglass, la colombiana que le sacó partido al alza del dólar

Es el típico barranquillero desparpajado, sin pelos en la lengua para decir lo que piensa. Es un hombre de familia, que a sus 52 años aún va a diario …

We Like Leaders Who Underrate Themselves

The Stanford Graduate School of Business asked the members of its Advisory Council which skills were most important for their MBA students to learn. The most frequent answer was self-awareness — possessing an accurate view of your skills, abilities, and shortcomings, as well as understanding how …

Case Study: When Tragedy Strikes Your Supply Chain

Sébastien Thibault<p>Laura Cronenberg, the CEO of Tots & Teens, sipped her black tea in the lounge of Shahjalal International Airport and took some time to collect herself before her flight departed. The past few days had been a whirlwind, and she was still trying to make sense of how her work life …

5 Strategy Questions Every Leader Should Make Time For

Have you ever noticed that when you ask someone in your company, “How are you?” they are more likely to answer “Busy!” than “Very well, thank you”? That is because the norm in most companies is that you are supposed to be very busy – or otherwise at least pretend to be – because otherwise you can’t …

Muji Unveils A Trio Of Tiny Prefab Houses (Cue Envy)

For Tokyo Design Week, Japanese mega retailer Muji invited celebrated designers Konstantin Grcic, Jasper Morrison, and Naoto Fukasawa to envision cozy escapes from the city hustle.<p>Holding true to Muji’s philosophy of “just enough” design, the three huts are modest, outfitted with the basics, and …

Why can’t we do it peacefully?

AFRICA embraces more than a thousand ethnic groups and languages lumped crudely together by colonial mapmakers. So it is surprising that bids for …

KAL's cartoon

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What Are 5 Books That Can Change Your Life?

Little, Brown<p>Bloomsbury Publishing<p>Alfred A. Knopf<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Harper & Brothers<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Jonathan Cape<p>Viking Press, Dell …

Books

10 Reasons Why You Should Drop Everything and Head to Colombia

<i>Colombia is a lovely and vibrant country. Go there and see for yourself (Photo: Thinkstock)</i><p>The air is still and the sky a brilliant blue. There’s a …

Describen la biodiversidad microbiana generada por la actividad minera

La revista ISME J, del grupo Nature acaba de publicar un estudio que analiza los microorganismos encontrados en una antigua explotación de mercurio …

How baby boomers screwed their kids — and created millennial impatience

<b>Lena Dunham and Laurie Simmons in "Tiny Furniture" (Submarine Entertainment)</b><p>Ambitious but easily distracted, Gen Y wants to be good but can’t stick to anything. It’s their parents’ fault<p>Simon Sinek<p>January 4, 2014 2:45pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others …

Rowan Williams: commercialisation of weddings is threat to marriage

Former archbishop of Canterbury says young couples are encouraged to spend too much and focus on short term<p>The former archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has spoken out against the "marketisation" of wedding days as one of the greatest threats to marriage.<p>The now-retired head of the Church …

Big Cannabis: will legal weed grow to be America's next corporate titan?

The people who made a hippie dream come true do not look the part.<p>Instead of tie-dye T-shirts, the campaigners who masterminded the legalisation of recreational marijuana in Colorado wore dark suits and ties to celebrate the world's first legal retail pot sales. Instead of talking about the …

Kenya launches anti-corruption website

Kenya's presidency has launched a website allowing users to report corruption directly to the head of state, in a bid to improve the country's reputation.<p>State house spokesperson said on Thursday the move demonstrated President Uhuru Kenyatta's commitment to tackle rampant graft in the country.<p>"The …

Why Bad Environmentalism Is Such an Easy Sell

(Photo: NASA Goddard Photo and Video)<p>Sure, we already know it’s not easy being green. But how about <i>selling</i> green? Yep, pretty easy. That’s according …

Pennies from heaven

SOME unlikely things combined to change Gabriel Otieno Anoche’s life. A satellite passing over east Africa took pictures of his roof. Some keen-eyed …

Africa

The Economist on Twitter: "This week's KAL's cartoon http://t.co/80PMGpTtww http://t.co/GlrKnolxWB"

New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>TheEconomist</b><p>RT @<b>TheEconomist</b>: This week's KAL's cartoon http://econ.st/HfL2AS pic.twitter.com/Rewb13jyIx<p>1 reply 4 …

Unlikely results

Why most published scientific research is probably false<p>Latest stories<p>Donald Trump cancels his meeting with Kim Jong Un<p>Democracy in America3 hours ago<p>…

Is the Dubai desert about to go green?

Dubai, the Arab emirate often compared to a teenager because of its youth, breakneck growth and profligate use of resources, is to dramatically change its ways in an attempt to show the world that it can develop into an environmentally mature nation in just a few years.<p>The indoor ski-resort, the …

Five great mountain walks

Kokoda Track, Papua New Guinea<p>This 60-mile trail through the Owen Stanley mountain range was a battleground between Australian and Japanese forces in the second world war. It is now a rough track through tropical jungle and remote villages, from Owers Corner to Kokoda (or vice versa). The highest …

OMG, I Want This House: Venezuela

In the Jungle<p>Need a vacation off the grid? Spend some time at this stunning Venezuelan compound accessible only by helicopter.<p>08.31.13 4:45 AM …

Librote, una nueva red social de Lectura, en español

Hace ya tres años os mostramos una serie de sitios web creados para los amantes de la lectura, redes sociales que ayudan a registrar libros y obtener …

Amazing Photos of Places You Need To Visit

You've thought of Paris, the Great Wall of China and the Amazon rainforest. We've thought of the not-so-typical yet completely remarkable places to …

Rocky Mountains

Una firma española lidera la creación de videojuegos de rehabilitación basados en Kinect

Virtualware, una pequeña empresa con sede en Bilbao, ha desarrollado nueve videojuegos de rehabilitación neurológica basados en Kinect, el sensor de …

The Economist on Twitter: "The world has an astonishing chance to take a billion people out of extreme poverty by 2030 http://t.co/IM6f7bCeNV http://t.co/nKNHg6ca6p"

Suffer the little children

<b>Childhood mortality rates differ for boys and girls</b><p>IT MIGHT be thought that in poor countries, girls would live harder lives than boys. It is true …

Turn that light off!

FOR some people there are two important numbers when it comes to buying a car: the price and the miles it does per gallon (for others, looks, style, …