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How banks and financial institutions are implementing blockchain technology

How Blockchain Technology Spawned Virtual Currencies<p>Blockchain technology, less commonly known as distributed ledger technology (DLT), is the underlying foundation that can create shared digital databases of entries that are unchangeable.<p>Initially, the tech's developers conceived it as a way to …

The 10 most influential sci-fi movies of all time

Author Brian Clegg uses his new book, "Ten Billion Tomorrows," to show how a host of fictional topics has led to new discoveries in science and technology.<p>Here Clegg tells us about 10 movies in history that have influenced people to think about science beyond the classrooms and laboratories.

'The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies' Review: This Is The End

<i>Spoilers for Peter Jackson’s rendition of ‘The Hobbit’ follow.</i><p>Well we’ve come at last to the mountain, to the titular battle of the five armies, and to the end of the road both for Bilbo and his motley band of dwarves, and for the Peter Jackson era of the Middle-earth saga.<p>We have gone there and …

'Dragon Age: Inquisition' And The Problem With Roleplaying Games

I quite like <i>Dragon Age: Inquisition</i>.<p>Like <i>Origins</i> before it, the game is one you can just sink into for many long hours, following your quest and embarking on various adventures. The combat isn’t as inspiring as a truly turn-based game like <i>Divinity: Original Sin</i> or a true action game like <i>Dark Souls</i>, …

Make Your Emotions Work for You in Negotiations

Your emotions matter in negotiations. They fuel your behaviors, energize you, and allow you to strengthen—or distance and damage—relationships with the people you’re negotiating with. But too often, people refuse to acknowledge their full range of feelings because they’re afraid of losing the …

How GE Trains More Experienced Employees

Trainee programs for new recipients of bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD degrees have been around for years. Each year, organizations race toward campuses and grab hold of the recruits they consider best for their talent pool. Once in the program, the newly minted graduates are rotated through various …

The Differences Between Successful People and Unsuccessful People

A few weeks ago I received a postcard in the mail from the CEO of Petra Coach, the creator of Align Software and a fellow member of Entrepreneurs …

Review: Bravely Default - A Better Final Fantasy Than Final Fantasy

(Credit to NeoGAF’s <i>Bravely Default</i> thread for the great title.)<p>There are plenty of people that believe the turn-based JRPG to be an “ancient relic” …

Top 10 Hiring Mistakes, #10: Letting it Fester

Like it or not, you’re eventually going to make a bad hire. Even if you do everything right in the hiring process, you'll find that it still doesn't …

The 3 Questions People Always Forget to Ask in an Interview

Getting an interview for that dream job is a perfect chance to sell yourself and you need to make sure that you get everything right.<p>Preparation is …

Employment

Overdrive: How America's Amazing Car Recovery Explains the U.S. Economy

What does it mean that one of the country's most iconic and fast-growing industries doesn't need American workers to work?<p>REUTERS<p>There was a time, not so long ago, when cars supposedly personified the American character. Our aggression, our style, our rugged independence. In the last 30 years, the …

Business Success in Asia: The Eight Lessons I've Learned

When I first arrived in Hong Kong more than 35 years ago, I was immediately captivated by the city’s energy and its vibrancy.<p>In those days, flying to …

5 Ways to Talk about Risk with Customers | SBI

Many companies build these “fences” with discounts, product features, service offerings, etc. While these are good approaches to account management, …

Engaging for success

Engagement unplugged<p>As many of you know, I have been something of a skeptic of the so-called “engagement movement”. Lets face it, the idea of being …

The Best Interview Question of All Time to Assess Team Skills

I learned long ago that I could never overcome a flawed emotional decision by a hiring manager without lots of facts. Here’s the short version of the …

Why Being Social Makes You a Better Leader | Inc.com

I've been working with leaders and studying leadership for more than 20 years and I can confidently say this is a new era of leadership. The world is certainly much more global today. The speed of work is exponentially faster. And, technologically--well, there's no comparison.<p>But amazingly, more …

Leadership