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Visiting Chicago? Where to Drink Near Chicago Landmarks and Tourist Attractions

Just because you're in a strange city doesn't mean you should be forced to wile away the evenings in your hotel bar. Even if you didn't spend weeks doing research on obscure cocktail joints before your travels, you still deserve a good drink. And while Chicago has plenty of great bars in …

Gift Guide: Great Food and Drinks Gifts in Chicago

Whether you need a gift for a friend, a homesick Chicagoan, or just yourself, there is no shortage of edible options available around town. Here are some of our favorite options for the holiday season.<p>New Chicago Cookbooks<p>Each new year brings a new crop of Chicago-centric cookbooks, and 2013 was no …

Where to Eat Near McCormick Place in Chicago

Believe it or not, but last year Chicago was the second most popular city in the country for conventions. (For the record, that's after Orlando and before Las Vegas.) Where are all these people congregating and presenting and synergizing in our fair city? That's easy. Perched at the southern edge …

The Most Effective Strategies for Success

For years, I’ve been trying to convince people that success is not about who you <i>are</i>, but about what you <i>do</i>.<p>Roughly two years ago, I wrote about the “Nine Things Successful People Do Differently,” which became HBR’s most-read piece of content over that time span. It was a list of strategies, based on …

The Six Deadly Sins of Leadership

<b>By Jack and Suzy Welch</b><p>Being a leader is perhaps the hardest challenge any of us will ever face. No matter how long we work at it, practicing the …

China: A new colonial power? | Latin America

It was 599 years ago that Admiral Zheng - in a show of Chinese power - sailed down the east coast of Africa. The year was 1414, and he took home with him - a giraffe.<p>Today, China is more interested in oil and gas off the cost of Mozambique and Tanzania, and it has been welcomed with open arms as it …

Is Your Body Language Costing You A Promotion?

“Half or more of all communication is nonverbal,” says Todd Dewett, a management professor at Ohio-based Wright State University. “Professionals are stressed. They are multitasking. They face many competing demands. Consequently, while they might sometimes be focused on using words correctly, they …