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Prepare for negative interest rates in the next recession, says top economist

Negative interest rates will be needed in the next major recession or financial crisis, and central banks should do more to prepare the ground for such policies, according to leading economist Kenneth Rogoff.<p>Quantitative easing is not as effective a tonic as cutting rates to below zero, he …

Jet.com to phase out Costco products after Walmart deal

If you are Jet.com customer partial to Kirkland Signature brand products, you'll soon have to look elsewhere for them.<p>Jet.com, which was purchased last year by Walmart, plans to phase out the Costco-owned brands, Bloomberg reported Monday. Some Kirkland products will still be available on the …

eCommerce

Here are 200 Excel shortcuts that'll make your life a lot easier

Each workbook acts as its own separate window on your PC or Mac, while each worksheet acts as a tab within a workbook with separate cells.<p>This section of the Excel Guide offers all shortcuts you need to open, navigate between, and control all of these options.<p><i>Courtesy of GoSkills.</i>

Analytics

10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm

You can preempt much of your stress with these vital practices.<p>The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90 percent of top performers are skilled …

What Are Analytical Skills and How to Improve Them

It’s Monday again.<p>The annoying alarm breaks the piece of silence you are enjoying. You keep pressing snooze and don’t want to leave your bed. As the …

Career Development

Top Six Sigma Consultant Saves Billions for Clients. Then Explains Why Most Process Improvements Fail Utterly.

Subir Chowdhury has saved Fortune 100 companies billions of dollars. Here are his 4 simple principles to create a great culture with a caring mindset.<p>The New York Times has referred to Subir Chowdhury as a "leading Quality Expert". Recently, Chowdhury and his team helped save one of his Fortune 100 …

Self-improvement

12 features you probably didn't know exist on WhatsApp

But there's a lot more to the Facebook-owned messaging service — which surpassed 1 billion users in February 2016— than most of its users possibly know.<p>We take you through some of its most useful but less well-known features, including how to get WhatsApp on your computer, how to switch phone …

Apps

8 Profound Principles of the Zen Samurai That Will Give You Strength During Hard Times

I think we can all agree that sometimes it’s difficult to live a life of virtue. We know that holding ourselves to high moral standards will be …

A Buddhist Master Reveals the 9 Essential Qualities of a 'Zen Mind' and How to Cultivate Each One

Many of us are stressed out these days thanks to a fast pace of life. In a recent survey, conducted in the UK, a whopping 86 percent agreed that …

How To Make The Perfect Grilled Cheese

A grilled cheese is easy to make and even easier to mess up. You need the bread toasted just the right amount and the cheese melted to gooey perfection.<p>Sydney Kramer of The Crepes of Wrath takes us through a simple method to make the perfect grilled cheese with a modern twist on this classic …

An Incredible (Yet Rare) Buddha Story Guaranteed to Inspire You

The concept of Inner Peace is at the very core of Buddhist doctrine. Only when we have achieved inner peace can we hope to achieve world peace. This …

Zanshin: Learning the Art of Attention and Focus From a Legendary Samurai Archer

In the 1920s, a German man named Eugen Herrigel moved to Japan and began training in Kyudo, the Japanese martial art of archery.<p>Herrigel was taught by a legendary Kyudo master named Awa Kenzo. Kenzo was convinced that beginners should master the fundamentals of archery before attempting to shoot at …

First Successful Video Game From Atari And In-Vehicle Computer From Microsoft

<b>November 28, 1660</b><p>The United Kingdom’s national science academy or the Royal Society meets for the first time. Liah Greenfeld in <i>Nationalism: Five Roads to Modernity</i>:<p>The rise of modern science, announced by the foundation of the Royal Society of London… [and] its increasing authority… was another …

When Charismatic Leadership Goes Too Far

In most cases, charisma is a useful quality for CEOs. Many work hard to develop charismatic skills. Especially when an organization is asked to become more innovative and to perform beyond normal levels, having followers with an unusually strong belief in the leader and their vision increases the …

Leadership

How To Plan And Have A Kickass Time On Your First Solo Trip

By Kristine Li,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/2f18QNy<p>Does the sheer thought of solo traveling unsettle your nerves? Do you ask yourself questions …

An Antidote to the Loneliness of the Divided Mind: Alan Watts on Our Integration with the Universe and How We Wrest Meaning from Reality

“If the universe is meaningless, so is the statement that it is so… The meaning and purpose of dancing is the dance.”<p><i>“All things physical are information-theoretic in origin and this is a participatory universe,”</i> the great theoretical physicist John Archibald Wheeler wrote in his influential <i>It for</i> …

What It’s Like To Crush On Someone (From A Man’s Point Of View)

I remain suspended in fluid. All around me are faces I recognize, flickering with the strobe: former schoolmates, acquaintances, and even a few …

Why You Should Align Your Business Transformation To The Adoption Bell Curve

Data sets that describe how well the business is running today—cash flow, inventory turnover, sales vs. accounts receivables—are important. But, they aren’t necessarily good indicators of how your company will perform six months from now. To steer a competitive course for growth, businesses of all …

Scientists create a new way to categorize music

A team of scientists from McGill University, the University of Cambridge, and Stanford Graduate School of Business developed a new method of coding …

Britain's High Speed Train Plans Just Aren't Going To Work

We have yet another report out about HS2, the plan to drive a high speed train line up the spine of England, showing that it’s just not going to work. Here it’s an engineering issue which means that it’s likely to be hugely more expensive than originally planned. But the problem then tips over into …

Britain's stunted start-ups holding back economy, but help is at hand

Several new programmes are attempting to support promising start-ups that are failing to meet their potential<p>The inability of Britain’s businesses to grow beyond start-up stage is holding back national productivity, it has been claimed, prompting the Government to join forces with universities and …

Kierkegaard on the Individual vs. the Crowd, Why We Conform, and the Power of the Minority

<i>“When you adopt the standards and the values of someone else,”</i> Eleanor Roosevelt wrote in her spectacular meditation on happiness and conformity, <i>“you surrender your own integrity [and] become, to the extent of your surrender, less of a human being.”</i> And yet conformity is not only a survival …

Ebook Publishing Gets More Difficult From Here: How Indie Authors Can Survive and Thrive

First the good news.<p>For indie (self-published) authors, there's never been a better time to publish an ebook. Thanks to an ever-growing global market for ebooks, your books are a couple clicks away from over one billion potential readers on smart phones, tablets and e-readers.<p>As a self-published …

How To Be A Great Manager If You're Shy

Recently, Muse career expert Melody Wilding talked about how to manage shy employees—which got me thinking about the flip side: What about when the boss is shy?<p>It seems like a contradiction. Managers are supposed to be authoritative, bold leaders. And shy people tend to hold back, avoid social …

How Global Manufacturing Cost Competitiveness Has Shifted over the Past Decade

Manufacturing cost competitiveness around the world has changed dramatically over the past decade—so dramatically that many old perceptions of …

Manufacturing

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