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How To Stop Three Billion New Ikea Customers From Wrecking The Planet

Healing Mother Earth is the last thing you think of when you ponder a cavernous, bustling Ikea store filled with shoppers hauling out flat-packed Faktums by the SUV load. Steve Howard is out to change that perception. He’s been Ikea’s chief sustainability officer for two years and gave a talk …

Why dads pass on paid paternity leave

Since Yahoo announced last week that it would begin offering new dads eight weeks of paid paternity leave, and twice as much maternity leave for new …

Facebook profits rise despite drop in US visitors to its website

The Facebook website has lost 10 million visitors in the US and seen no growth in monthly visitors in the UK over the past year, according to data …

Enigma Makes It Easy For Anyone To Discover and Analyze Public Data

The problem with public data is that while it’s accessible to anyone, finding it in the first place and figuring out how to use it is borderline impossible. Browser-based portals are confusing or outdated, or the information is stored on static or physical media.<p>Enigma is launching today to solve …

JEREMY GRANTHAM: We Are In A Race To Prevent The Collapse Of Civilization

"Our global economy, reckless in its use of all resources and natural systems, shows many of the indicators of potential failure that brought down so many civilizations before ours," writes Grantham in his new quarterly letter titled "The Race Of Our Lives."<p>In 10 pages, he compiles some key points …

Is Caution Killing Your Career? 5 Risks You Can't Afford Not To Take

The fear barometer on our collective psyche has dialled up in recent weeks. Unless you’ve been off the grid and away from the headlines, you will have found it hard not to have been impacted by tragic and terrifying events in Boston, to the shocking images out of Waco, the continued carnage in the …

One Sugar-Sweetened Soda A Day Boosts Diabetes Risk

All it takes is one can of soda to increase risk of type 2 diabetes by 22%, according to a new study.<p>In the study published in <i>Diabetologia</i>, …

Personal Branding 101

In my last blog I discussed how to conduct a personal S.W.O.T. analysis, an exercise businesses use to assess themselves and competitors to formulate strategies. This week’s topic is about another process companies use that you can apply to yourself and your career…branding.<p>Developing a <i>personal</i> …

Good Employees Make Mistakes. Great Leaders Allow Them To.

As a business leader, I found that one of the scariest things to do was to give your people the freedom to make mistakes. While mistakes allow individuals to learn and grow, they can also be very costly to any company. Scared as I was, I knew that truly great leaders found ways to allow their …

Job Hoppers: Don't Forget Saving

As 20-something workers move around, focusing on the long term can be tough<p>Sometimes it's graduate school. Sometimes it's restlessness. Sometimes it's simply layoffs.<p>Whatever the reason, millennials tend to hopscotch between jobs early in their careers. And that can pose a challenge to retirement …

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6 Ways To Conquer Leadership Pressure

How a leader deals with pressure will tell you much about who they are as a person. Their reaction to pressure will reveal the strength of their character and conviction, what and whom they value, and whether or not they can be trusted. The reality is most people buckle under pressure. Only a few …

Five Incredibly Important Lessons to Live By

Five incredibly important lessons to live by in your career, and in your business:<p>First – Only do business dealings with people of character and integrity. No matter what, never let yourself break that rule. It will never be worth it. Not ever.<p>Second – All the contract language in the world is …