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The 147 Companies That Control Everything

Three systems theorists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have taken a database listing 37 million companies and investors worldwide and analyzed all 43,060 transnational corporations and share ownerships linking them. They built a model of who owns what and what their revenues …

Unconventional Home Layout in 4 Separate Volumes: The Me Too House

Building a home on a land usually implies constructing a single unit and taking it further from there. However, the architects at LADAA came up with …

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Love It Or Hate It, Ripoff Report Is In Expansion Mode

Ed Magedson lives at a secret location in Arizona, convinced that some people not only fantasize about killing him but would actually do so if they got the chance. His home – he has moved repeatedly in recent years — sits fortified behind fences with cameras watching for intruders. He makes special …

How did Udemy get 5,000 courses online so quickly? They have had minimal funding; <$5m. What was the primary method of trainer/instructor/course acquisition?

Among other things, I was in charge of "instructor acquisition" (which basically means getting tons of courses onto the Udemy platform) for the last …

The Difference Between Growth Hacking and Marketing

Like most people who do marketing for startups, I have a love-hate relationship with the term “growth hacker.” On the one hand, it has allowed startup marketers to differentiate themselves from their counterparts in corporate America. On the other, it just sounds like one of those Silicon Valley …

The 20 Best Margarita Recipes Ever!

Happy Memorial Day! We’ve searched far and wide to bring you the <b>best margarita recipes of all time</b>, in case you were up for a few today. Whether you’re craving the traditional recipe, a low-cal margarita for summer, a fruity hibiscus version, a master recipe like <b>Rick Bayless</b>’ mouthwatering …

Grab the recruiter's attention with a Personal Branding Statement

Genetics science tells us that life itself thrives via diversity. Your company does too.<p>Within your company, very different people with amazingly …

The Workplace

How to Explain Your Career Transition

Shifting careers is often hard to explain. Whether you’re moving from one department to another in your own company or starting over in an entirely different field, you’re likely to face a litany of rejoinders: Why would you want to do <i>that</i>? Isn’t that a little risky? Are you really qualified? …

How to Really Understand Someone Else’s Point of View

The most influential people strive for genuine buy in and commitment — they don’t rely on compliance techniques that only secure short-term persuasion. That was our conclusion after interviewing over 100 highly respected influences across many different industries and organizations for our recent …

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Start Planning for Summer Interns Now

Healthy internship programs garner higher quality entry-level candidates, strengthen company mentorship programs, and provide a way for companies to give back to the community. But to make sure that your summer internship program is a success, you need to start planning it now.<p>In order to ensure a …

What to Do When You’ve Made Someone Angry

I was running late. My wife Eleanor and I had agreed to meet at the restaurant at seven o’clock and it was already half past. I had a good excuse in the form of a client meeting that ran over and I wasted no time getting to the dinner as fast as possible.<p>When I arrived at the restaurant, I …