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Here Are All the Songs on Obama's Presidential Playlists

Feeling the good vibrations with POTUS.<p>President Obama has great taste: in FLOTUSES, meme-able vice-presidents, and dogs. Over the course of his presidency, he's also demonstrated A+ taste in music. From rhapsodizing about Stevie Wonder and Jay Z in an interview with<i>Rolling Stone</i> to singing a few …

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Tech ‘unicorns’: life in the goldfish bowl

Hey there, unicorns. Stop prancing about and hear this. If you are a privately owned technology company with a valuation in excess of $1bn and were …

Brazil's Massive State-Owned Oil Company Has Become A National Nightmare

The country's stock market has become a whipsaw, and its currency, the real, has hit a nine-year low.<p>All of this is due to a far-reaching corruption scandal at one massive company, Petrobras.<p>In the last month the company's stock has fallen by 35%.<p>Petrobras is a $58.9 billion oil and gas company, of …

Top 10 technology websites in Africa

<b>Here’s our pick of the 10 best African technology websites, in no particular order, to stay in touch with the latest news, reviews, opinion pieces</b> …

RIP Flash: Why HTML5 Will Finally Take Over Video and Web in 2014

<i>Erika Trautman is the CEO of Rapt Media.</i><p>Cassette tapes, 8-tracks, and … Flash. All three of these mediums need a player to work, and all three mediums are either dead or dying. Just as CDs replaced tapes as a more efficient means of playing music, and digital files replaced CDs to do the same, …

Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …

Electric Cars Hit Milestone With First Grand Prix Race Ahead

Leonardo DiCaprio's new FIA Formula E team adds glitz to a competition designed to showcase EV performance.<p><b>Electric cars have rounded a corner in their drive to enter the mainstream. Soon, you're going to be able to watch them race at high speeds.</b><p><b>The world's first fully electric Grand Prix racing</b> …

Why We Love Narcissists

Have you ever wondered why selfish, arrogant, and entitled individuals are so charming? These narcissistic people have parasitic effects on society. When in charge of companies they commit fraud, demoralize employees, and devalue stock. When in charge of countries they increase poverty, violence, …

Cultural Coaching: Knowing When to Shut Up

Anyone who’s spent time in another culture will be aware that the norms and assumptions around conducting meetings are a minefield. But while you can easily accept that in theory, you may have to blow yourself up to really get the point.<p>My big lesson in how not to conduct a multicultural meeting …

Gaming in West Africa | Photo Essay

A look at how games can fit in anywhere.<p>People play video games all over the world. Games are becoming, in many ways, a form of universal language. Although the manner and places in which people play vary wildly, especially in the resource-poor nations of West Africa.<p>Nick Hagen is a U.S.-based …

Yahoo’s Geek Goddess

As one of Google’s highest-ranking women, Marissa Mayer became a Silicon Valley superstar, but inside the search giant her dazzle sometimes wore thin, with colleagues rebelling against her imperious style. In the wake of Mayer’s jump to run the struggling Yahoo, Bethany McLean asks whether she will …

George Clooney's Rules for Living

No one does the fame thing like Clooney. He floats above it even as he uses it to embellish his influence. He understands his place in the pantheon even as he remains hidden from the inquisitive lens. He's the master.<p><b>You must love him.</b><p>For one thing, he's lovable, professionally so. For another, he …

Mysterious moons and alien life: the 42 best space movies ever made

These Photos Of Threadbare Stuffed Animals Will Break Your Heart

Photographer Mark Nixon’s Much Loved series poignantly examines the beloved toys of our childhoods.<p>In Margery Williams’s classic children’s book <i>The Velveteen Rabbit</i>, a stuffed bunny is transformed by the Nursery Fairy into a real rabbit for having earned the love of a child. In his new book <i>Much</i> …

Crater Burning for Over 40 Years is a "Door to Hell"

<i>Door to Hell</i> is an aptly named natural gas field in the Karakum Desert of Darweze, Turkmenistan that has been burning for over forty years. The flaming crater was originally a level surface identified by Soviet scientists in 1971 as an area rich in gas resources. Unfortunately, the ground collapsed …

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'Invisible' Bike Helmets Are A Real Thing Now

If so, then two Swedish industrial design students have solved your problem and have created an "invisible helmet" for cyclists.<p>Bike helmets are a very important safety feature, especially for those who cycle around a busy city where both drivers and pedestrians can be a problem. But there is no …

10 questions prospective MBA students should ask

An MBA represents a big financial commitment, with tuition as high as $90,000 for domestic students and almost $100,000 for those from abroad. In addition to calculating forgone salary, tuition and fees against future earnings, here are 10 questions to ask before making the MBA decision:<p>1. Why do …

What is an MBA worth to you?

“What is an MBA worth to you?” Is it a piece of paper, another qualification? An extra line on a resume? Or is it the experience and the learning …

What’s Different About Enterprise IT in Africa

Anyone following developments in the African IT space from afar can be forgiven for thinking that it’s all about the consumer, and that applications and services for business lag far behind. That’s understandable — the growth of the consumer mobile market in Africa <i>has</i> been spectacular.<p>I have held …

You Can’t Be a Wimp—Make the Tough Calls

Photography: Jared Leeds<p>As one of the world’s preeminent advisers to CEOs and boards, Ram Charan has spent the past 35 years on the road, watching hundreds of executives deal with their toughest challenges. He regularly shares the insights from his experiences in speeches and the classroom and is …

An Ode to Envy | Parul Sehgal | TED Talks

Bunkr Unveils New Major Version Of Its PowerPoint Killer

French startup Bunkr just released a new major version of its presentation web app in partnership with Etamin Studio. It still is a fully responsive HTML5 web app that works seamlessly on your computer, phone or tablet. Yet, it was redesigned from the ground up and the new user experience should …

The Year 2023: A Day-Old Startup Sells for $1bn

When my parents were my age they primarily dealt with huge and old companies. The mail, newspapers, banks and insurance companies were all giants and usually 100-year-old companies.<p>The companies that are important in my life are also giants, but they are much younger. Google just celebrated its …

Understanding the Game Being Played in Washington

Some portray it as a Manichean struggle between good and evil. Warren Buffett says it’s “extreme idiocy.” I’d like to recommend another way of looking at the government shutdown and the looming battle over the debt ceiling in Washington. It’s a <i>game</i>, played by flawed-but-not-crazy human beings under …

You Can Win Without Differentiation

For decades, strategy gurus have been telling firms to differentiate. From Michael Porter to Costas Markides and through the Blue Oceans of Kim and Mauborgne, strategy scholars have been urging executives to distinguish their firm’s offerings and carve out a unique market position. Because if you …

As a Leader, Create a Culture of Sponsorship

Sexual tension will always exist in the workplace. Affairs happen, and where there’s even the possibility of sex, there’s gossip.<p>Sex — or the specter of it — haunts sponsorship, prompting men and women to avoid the professional partnerships necessary to achieve their career goals for fear of being …

Latin America Tech News Roundup: September

After three years away from social media, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff recently made her comeback on Twitter and announced the upcoming launch of her official Instagram and Facebook profiles.<p>A couple of her latest tweets referred to the widening rift between Brazil and the US regarding …