What does it take to be a great leader? In a fascinating series of talks, business leaders, researchers, a famed general, and an orchestra conductor tackle that question from their diverse viewpoints.
Recently, the New York Times ran a front-page story about the conditions for white-collar workers at Amazon. It revealed a workplace where abrupt firings are common, grown men and women cry at their desks,
Humans have been making glass in various forms for thousands of years, from glassblowing techniques developed by the Roman empire to the industrial methods of the 1950s, floating molten glass on huge of
Greece’s debt crisis reached new heights last month as the government in Athens and the country's international creditors engaged in contentious negotiations over a third bailout in exchange for new austerity
When you hear someone complaining about their job, it's common you'll find a lot of what they say is connected deeply to an airy concept of it "feeling bad" there. That's culture -- the feeling you get
When we're competing for new business, pitching a new venture, etc., most of us use PowerPoint, and most of us use it the way we want, or the way we are told to use it by our business culture. But great
This story first appeared on Slate. It's certainly possible that, one day, Silicon Valley darlings like Uber that rely on massive numbers of independent contractors who work as they please will revolutionize
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Are performance reviews hurting your company's performance? The annual employee evaluation that many business owners consider a pillar of best practices may in fact be an outdated process in need of an
A leaked memo reveals that the home secretary, Theresa May, planned to introduce powers to screen and censor TV shows under the guise of combatting extremism. This was not well received by other [stupid]members
The Suspicious Activity Report is the newest way Big Brother is secretly keeping tabs on ordinary citizens Matthew Harwood • Hina Shamsi November 9, 2014 5:00pm (UTC) This piece originally appeared on
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At his blog, Apenwarr, Google Fiber engineer Avery Pennarun is largely complimentary of Google and its employees: "I continue to be amazed at the overall smartness of people at this place. Overall, very
Terrorists from ISIS, the Sunni extremist group that's taken over much of Iraq's north and west, attacked the Samarra shrine, one of the holiest in Shi'ism. ISIS lobbed three mortar rounds at the shrine,