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Are You a Toxic Boss? Google's Management Study Will Tell You

Could you be a toxic boss and not even realize it?<p>Google recently conducted one of the most thorough studies of management behavior ever completed by a large corporation. Started in 2009, a team in Google's People Innovation Lab spent one year data mining performance appraisals, employee surveys, …

Don't Ask for a Raise If You Fall Into 1 of These 3 Categories

As with everything else in life, when you're requesting a raise, timing is everything.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether I'm with friends, family or co-workers, the topics of fair compensation and raises come up at least a week. Understanding <i>when</i> it’s an …

Employment

4 Questions You Should Always Ask That Will Tell You Who Your Best Employees Are

Top performers usually check off all these boxes.<p><i>As a CEO, how do you know that your employee is an A, B, or C player? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Greg Skloot, founder of</b> …

The Global System: New Developmental Model Needed? – Analysis

The ever-shifting “tectonic plates” of economics, business, technology, politics, and security around the world has created an era of uncertainty, …

Tesla actually built the world’s biggest battery. Here’s how it works.

Get amped to learn about lithium-ion energy storage!<p><i>Note: This story was updated on December 1.</i><p>Elon Musk and Tesla have made good on an ambitious commitment, and the state of South Australia is now home to the world’s biggest battery. The battery installation is connected to a wind farm (that's …

Didn't Get a Raise? This 1 Personality Trait Could Be Why

One communication style gets short-changed more than others. Here's why...<p>While we'd like to believe that people with the best experience and track record get the raises and promotions they want and deserve, anyone who has worked knows this isn't always the case. Some call it office politics. …

21 Questions Amazon Asks Its Job Candidates

If you want to work for Jeff Bezos, you're going to have to answer some tough questions first.<p><b>Amazon goes to great lengths to ensure that they are hiring the right people.</b><p><b>We sifted through hundreds of Glassdoor reviews to find some of the company's toughest interview questions.</b><p><b>Questions about</b> …

Economic Calendar - Top 5 Things to Watch This Week

© Reuters. Top 5 things to watch this week in financial markets<p>Investing.com - Global financial markets will focus on this week's European Central …

Economy

Doctors say they've figured out how often you need to work out to offset the effects of sitting all day

Middle age is not too late to start exercising. In fact, new evidence suggests that doing so can reverse some of the dangerous and deadly effects of a life spent sitting in a chair or on a couch.<p>In a new study released in the journal Circulation on Monday, doctors found that as a little as two …

The world is swimming in a record $233 trillion of debt

Global debt soared to a record $233 trillion in the third quarter of 2017, according to a report from the Institute of International Finance.<p>That marked a $16.5 trillion — or 8% — increase from the end of 2016. It also reflected record highs for private nonfinancial sector debt in Canada, France, …

18 Exponential Changes We Can Expect in the Year Ahead

Where will the trajectory of the tech world, from cryptocurrencies to Silicon Valley culture, take us in 2018?<p><i>Azeem Azhar is a strategist, product</i> …

'The difficulty is the point': teaching spoon-fed students how to really read

When the logic of capitalism means universities are run as businesses, much is lost. Reclaiming literature is crucial to understanding the times we live in<p>I’ve recently finished marking 40-odd exams, mostly written by people between the ages of 18 and 21. In them our students had to answer …

Teaching

Yanis Varoufakis: 'Bitcoin is the perfect bubble, but blockchain is a remarkable solution'

When I first met Yanis Varoufakis in the summer of 2014, he was a highly respected but relatively obscure economist. Back then, the price of one …

This 100-year-old poem tells you everything you need to know about why so many people struggle to learn English

Tricky pronunciation can make English one of the hardest languages in the world for foreign speakers to learn.<p>Why does "done" rhyme with "fun," for example, and why doesn't "done" rhyme with "gone"?<p>No poem illustrates the counterintuitive nature of the English language better than "The Chaos." …

How Are You Perceived at Work? Here’s an Exercise to Find Out

It’s not easy to understand how other people perceive us. We are often uncertain, confused, or even completely unaware of what we project. And this lack of self-awareness can be career-limiting.<p>Consider a former client of mine who was angling for the C-suite but had received feedback that his …

How Russia became a breeding ground for cryptocurrency innovation

Credit: Eliane Meyer / Pixabay<p>Cryptocurrency has found support all over the world. It is popular as a solution for common business problems in many industries, but also allows people to invest and speculate as they would with stocks.<p>For both reasons, companies and individuals around the globe are …

Nikolai

Betting consumers are tired of bad bank behavior, Aspiration raises $47 million for its alternative

A who’s who of celebrities, investors and celebrity investors have come together to invest $47 million into Aspiration, the company launched by a former speechwriter for President Bill Clinton to challenge the traditional banking industry.<p>For Andrei Cherny, Aspiration’s founder and chief executive, …

China Has a Fresh $7.2 Trillion Problem That Could Spook Markets

Everything is under control, if China's repeated assurances about its debt mountain are to be believed.<p>Over the past two years, the country's …

A simple guide to how money circulates in the Indian economy

When money is released by the RBI (Reserve Bank of India) into the economy, it goes into circulation through transactions. The government may pay the people it employs, buy goods and services, give subsidies, and so on. Part of this money is kept by the recipients and the rest goes back into bank …

Chicago wants to give over $1 billion in taxes from workers at Amazon's new headquarters back to Amazon

In the battle over Amazon's second headquarters, some North American cities are going to extreme lengths to make their bids more attractive to the company.<p>Amazon announced last month that it received 238 proposals for its 50,000-employee, $5 billion HQ2. The tech giant has said that it will select …

Thread count is a lie — here’s how to buy high-quality sheets

It's easy to think that a high thread count means better sheets. That's not really the case, here's why. Following is the transcript of the video:<p>Thread count doesn't matter as much as you think. It refers to the number of threads in one square inch of fabric. You might think a higher thread count …

Exclusive: Nearly 4 Million Bitcoins Lost Forever, New Study Says

Just as gold bars are lost at sea or $100 bills can burn, bitcoins can disappear from the Internet forever. When all 21 million bitcoins are mined by …

Deep learning and big data: Wall Street and the new data paradigm

Professor Anasse Bari of New York University, formerly with the World Bank Group, is a prominent figure in the realm of predictive analytics.<p>Wall …

UK tech has sold political support for a measly pot of cash and visas

When Theresa May became prime minister, the tech sector felt a sudden and unexpected chill. Under David Cameron, entrepreneurs had grown used to a …

Visas

Google is changing how other sites use its flight data

It's all about API access.<p>Google is getting serious about its role as a travel service. Come April 10, 2018 the search giant will shut down access to its QPX Express API that's used by the likes of Kayak and Orbitz for airfare data, as spotted by <i>Hacker News</i>. This could seriously affect those sites' …

Flying

Amazon is no longer a retail company

But comparing Amazon's business to Wal-Mart Stores or other big retailers doesn't do it justice. In fact, it completely misses the mark on what kind of business Amazon is.<p>Understanding Amazon's business is important for investors in order to evaluate its decisions like its Whole Foods purchase or …

JPMORGAN: Here's what could cause the next financial crisis

JPMorgan has already coined a nickname for the next financial meltdown.<p>And while the firm isn't sure exactly when the so-called Great Liquidity Crisis will strike, it figures that tensions will start to ratchet up in 2018, once the Federal Reserve starts to unwind its massive balance sheet.<p>If a …

What it's like to have the best job in America right now

Data scientists have the best job in America, according to Glassdoor.<p>The field may be relatively new and occasionally vaguely defined, but one thing's for sure — it's also growing.<p>That's because, in the digital age, the amount of data available is only going to continue to grow exponentially. And …

Inflation is getting harder to understand, central banker warns

Inflation is becoming harder to understand and more difficult to control, a top central banking official has warned.<p>The fallout from the financial crisis combined with changes in the global economy mean interest rate policies do not necessarily affect inflation as quickly as they once did, Claudio …

Two ex-Googlers are using AI to guarantee interviews for tech job seekers

Two former Googlers are guaranteeing workers in the tech industry that they get interviews with their dreamer employers thanks to artificial intelligence.<p>The past year or so has seen AI deployed to tackle a broad range of issues, and with their startup Leap.ai, ex-Google engineers Richard Liu and …