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How The Brains Of Happy, Successful People Are Wired

Greater connectivity in the brain may be linked to greater happiness and life satisfaction.<p>It seems that some people may really have all the luck. According to the "general intelligence g factor" theory, if you're adept at one cognitive function (like working memory), you're likely to be adept in …

Giving Feedback When You’re Conflict Averse

“Conflict avoiders are generally people who value harmony in the workplace,” writes Amy Gallo in the <i>HBR Guide to Managing Conflict at Work.</i> ”When they sense a disagreement brewing, they will often try to placate the other person or change the topic. These aren’t passive behaviors, but active things …

Google’s Alphabet Move Is Reorganizing 101

<i>The announcement that Google would be reorganized into a holding company named Alphabet has already been interpreted in multiple, often conflicting, ways. Joseph Bower, a strategy professor at Harvard Business School, offers up the simplest interpretation possible: The company’s leaders are doing</i> …

17 interview questions that are designed to trick you

Savvy hiring managers can glean a ton of information about you by asking just a few, well-chosen questions.<p>But while they may seem simple — that’s …

Everything You Know About the Internet of Things is Wrong

It’s easy to misunderstand the IoT because the term itself — or even discussing the phenomenon in isolation — is horribly misleading<p>The Internet of …

Apple is in talks to launch its own virtual network service in the US and Europe

Sources close to Apple say the company is privately trialling an MVNO service in the US but is also in talks with telecoms companies in Europe about bringing the service there too.<p>An MVNO is a virtual carrier network that sees technology companies lease space from established carriers and sell it …

Mobile

Liberty Global Preps for DOCSIS 3.1

Reiterating its commitment to rolling out DOCSIS 3.1 early, Liberty Global is now testing the next-gen broadband technology in its labs and plans to …

Telecoms

Google is reorganizing and Sundar Pichai will become new CEO

In a blog post today, Google co-founder Larry Page announced a massive restructuring of the company, instituting Sundar Pichai as CEO and shifting himself and co-founder Sergey Brin to a larger holding company called Alphabet. As CEO and President of Alphabet, Page and Brin will oversee Google as …

Grexit Would Be Even More Dangerous than Economists Realize

After months of acrimonious negotiations, and despite a significant rapprochement between their position and their creditors’, the Greek coalition government has unexpectedly stopped negotiation discussions in their tracks, announcing a snap referendum for Sunday, July 5th, over the proposed deal …

The European Union: A Failed Experiment

How long can this go on? According to a recent article in the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, the 17-nation euro zone remains the “weakest link” in our global economy after years of economic stagnation, mired in high unemployment, plagued with stalled or contracting economies, and paralyzed by political …

China weakens renminbi, Google restructures and galactic warfare

China's central bank this morning moved to devalue the tightly controlled renminbi as the economy shows further signs of weakness. The People's Bank …

Reasons for Google to Alphabetise

2015-08-11T08:31:03.000Z<p>By: Dan McCrum<p>Google has discovered the conglomerate, and segment reporting. The search business, and all the other …

The New Space Race: One Man's Mission to Build a Galactic Internet

Greg Wyler is friendly and gregarious and talks about his business plans with a fervor that borders on the religious. He’s also frenetic and hard to …

Paul Kagame

Can Your Boss Make You Get Vaccinated?

Five workers at Disneyland have been diagnosed with measles in an outbreak that California officials trace to visitors at the Anaheim (Calif.) theme …

Public Health

A Nobel Economist's Sensible Solution to Inequality

Soft-spoken economist Robert Shiller was overshadowed today in a televised debate on inequality in Davos that pitted an African woman in traditional …

Economics

The Beginner's Guide to Zen Living: 10 Steps to Transforming Your Life with the Spirit of Zen

10 Uncommon Tips For Addressing The Self-Esteem Paradox

10 off-the-beaten-path tips for beating your path to sustainable calmfidence--calm confidence in your personal worth.

Self-help

Netflix is About to Enter This Major Streaming Market

The content streaming company is expanding worldwide, and it is just weeks away from launching in Japan.

Streaming

How to Give Tough Feedback That Helps People Grow

Over the years, I’ve asked hundreds of executive students what skills they believe are essential for leaders. “The ability to give tough feedback” comes up frequently. But what exactly is “tough feedback”? The phrase connotes bad news, like when you have to tell a team member that they’ve screwed …

Liquid Skills: how the world of learning is changing

Formal learning structures are eroding. Learning apps, how-to guides, and online courses: welcome to the world of learning any way, any time, any age. How does it affect your brand?

Learning

Clinton’s Proposals on Stock Buybacks Don’t Go Far Enough

HBR STAFF<p>The debate over how to reverse ever-increasing income inequality has moved front and center in the Democratic presidential campaign. In speeches on July 13 and July 24, front-runner Hillary Clinton first outlined and then elaborated upon her policy agenda for combating what she calls …

Google's name change sounds crazy but it's been done before

This week, Google announced that it was reorganizing and changing the name of its company from Google (GOOG) to Alphabet. On the surface, this is a …

A startup has an idea to revolutionize how we take showers, and Apple's CEO has already invested in it

Would you spend $400 on a shower head?<p>Probably not. But this isn't any ordinary shower head — this is a Nebia, a shower system that's been backed by …

Eric Schmidt

How do we keep the Internet of Things secure?

A recent exposé by <i>Wired</i> magazine depicts an alarming account in which two security researchers in the US carjacked a Jeep Cherokee from miles away. …

Cybersecurity

Google Employees Weigh In On The Alphabet Restructuring

Vox populi<p>As the dust settles around Google's Alphabet announcement yesterday, the company has been eerily quiet. Google+ pages haven't been updated, there's no movement on official blogs, and a blanket press statement is issued to any email queries. But there are a small handful of Google …

Why did YouTube stay with Google instead of going with Alphabet?

That earth-shattering kaboom you heard on Monday was Google reorganizing itself into a super-sized holding company called Alphabet, with the search …

How close a union is the euro?

The debate surrounding the future of the euro has prompted widespread discussions over the strengths and weaknesses of the single currency system.<p>On …

Economics

DIY Chocolate With a Socially Responsible Center

Photo credit: Voilà Chocolat<p>“It doesn’t take three Ivy League MBAs to open a chocolate store,” says <b>Elaine Boxer WG02</b>.<p>But it may take two Wharton …

Ivy League

The future is ear!

The Google Glass experiment didn’t go well, but it sure paved the way for a lot of innovation in the smart headgear area. The Emotion Headphones for …

How much has global poverty fallen over the past 25 years?

In 2000, with the new millennium just a few months old, world leaders gathered at the United Nations to discuss how to tackle poverty. That broad …

World Economy