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Would You Rather Be Rich In A Poor Country, Or Poor In A Rich Country?

Which is the better lot in life: To be poor in a rich country, or rich in a poor country? Take a guess now, before you read further. You may find the answer surprising.*<p>Since the financial crisis, “the decline of the West and the rise of the rest” has become a fixture in the thinking of not just …

Why Smart CEOs -- Whatever Their Industry -- Compete With Uber and Amazon

The concern about staying relevant is running high among U.S. CEOs, as noted in the recent report from Forbes Insights and KPMG, “Setting the Course for Growth: CEO Perspectives.” The majority (72%) worry about the relevance of their products three years from now, are concerned about current …

How To Relaunch Your Career After Time Away

Finding a job is a challenge under the best of circumstances. But it’s especially difficult after you’ve taken time out from the workplace for personal reasons and then try to return. The longer you’ve been away, the tougher it is — although even a year off can spell trouble. Re-entry job …

Managing Workplace Politics During Change: 10 Tips To Stay Ahead and Get Ahead

We know that nothing stays the same for very long and in the current business environment you need to be prepared for the many changes that take place every day. Companies reorganize to stay profitable and marketable. Mergers and acquisitions are ever present. All these changes directly affect your …

The World's Most Innovative Companies

How To Turn Corporations Into Innovation Machines

The corporate graveyard fills up quickly these days. Blackberry, <i>Newsweek</i>, Kodak, Blockbuster, Dell…once storied brands now routinely sell for a fraction of their heyday value. Steve Blank, four-time entrepreneur and author of <i>The Four Steps To The Epiphany</i>, argues that companies should get used to …