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5 Ways Boring B2B Brands Can Kill It With Content

As a writer, I aspire to get as much engagement on my social media content as Nike does.However, the engagement that B2B brands receive on social …

Marketing

Why Young Bankers, Lawyers, and Consultants Need Emotional Intelligence

Early in your career — whether it’s in banking, law, consulting or accounting — you will discover that all of your colleagues are as smart and hard working as you. You’ll learn that the key to being successful must be something else. Over my 40-year banking career, I’ve learned that the critical …

Leadership

What the Companies That Predict the Future Do Differently

If knowledge is power, then predictive analytics promises the ultimate knowledge — that of the future. Such knowledge does not come easily, but the increasing density of digital information, deeper automated connections across companies, and increased storage and computing power create new options …

Connect Your Firm’s Strategy to Its Identity

Leaders know they need to outperform their competitors to succeed — not by hitting the target with just one or two products, but by winning consistently across their businesses, time after time. To accomplish this, one must have clear answers to some basic strategic questions about the enterprise …

Management

Academic Success Factors: Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking > Building Skills for Critical Thinking<p>Building Skills for Critical Thinking<p>Just like any other ability or competence that you wish …

Economics

The lighting secret of the world’s most sustainable building. | Philips Lighting

The Edge is an innovative, multi-tenant office building in Amsterdam. The owners, developers and Deloitte the principal tenant had some bold …

Vancouver to eliminate new greenhouse gas building emissions by 2030

The proposal is part of the city's plan to make Vancouver the greenest city in the world<p>Vancouver city planners have unveiled a new strategy to …

The Difference Between Green Furniture and Sustainable Furniture

Many furniture companies claim their products are "green," a designation usually referring to material sourcing. Maybe their sofa frames are made out of dumpster-sourced scrap metal or their cushions are filled with used ticker tape. Responsible material sourcing is important, but it does not …

Sustainability

How to make our cities healthier

Lots of places say they have green credentials or take a smart approach to the environment, but their claims don’t always stack up. To be truly …

The Singapore property giant that's building a sustainable world

For decades, the building and construction industry has occupied an uneasy position in sustainability discussions, where experts acknowledge its role …

2G scam no one talks about: Telcos got twice the spectrum- Technology News, Firstpost

<b>By Aditi Roy Ghatak and Paranjoy Guha Thakurta</b><p><i>In the first part of our story on the mispricing and misallocation of spectrum since 1994 (read here),</i> …

Telecoms

Environmental Twist As Buildings Now Made From Recycled Goods

As we all strive for a better future for ourselves and our loved ones, we must now focus on maintaining a healthy environment. We could all do a …

Environmental studies: the schools being powered by nature

Children learn better when the outdoors comes into the classroom – and the benefits extend beyond academic achievement<p>Howe Dell Primary in Hatfield could well be the UK’s most eco-friendly school. It has toilets that flush using rainwater, sedum roofs made of plants and vegetation, and classroom …

Residential Schools

These LEGO-like recycled plastic bricks create sturdy homes for just $5,200

Colombian company Conceptos Plásticos saw two pressing issues in the world and decided to tackle both with recycled building materials. One issue is …

Design

How Resilience Works

When I began my career in journalism—I was a reporter at a national magazine in those days—there was a man I’ll call Claus Schmidt. He was in his mid-fifties, and to my impressionable eyes, he was the quintessential newsman: cynical at times, but unrelentingly curious and full of life, and often …

Leadership

Warren Buffett brilliantly explains how bubbles are formed

Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway's CEO, has said cryptocurrencies "definitely will come to a bad ending."<p>He was speaking in January on what's probably the highest profile financial-bubble suspect right now.<p>When he publishes his annual letter to shareholders on Saturday, readers will be checking …

Investing

Manufacturing Companies Need to Sell Outcomes, Not Products

Suppose you owned an airline and ordered an engine from Rolls-Royce or GE. What are you really looking for? A piece of machinery to meet a product need? Or a powerful, safe, and reliable means to deliver air passengers to their destinations?<p>This question has been top of mind lately among …

Profit

How Leaders Can Let Go Without Losing Control

Massive flocks of starlings, known as murmurations, exhibit a rare combination of speed and scale. The birds coordinate themselves with remarkable agility to find food and avoid attacks. Schools of fish do the same.<p>What’s noteworthy in these murmurations is the lack of a leader. Instead, each bird …

Management

The intended (and unintended) consequences of India’s crackdown on black money

2016-05-31T12:05:26.000Z<p>By: David Keohane<p>Before we begin, how about a very, very quick quiz?<p>Question: What percentage of Indians paid income tax in …

Finance

Apps have become a lousy business for many

We hear an awful lot, at least in technology circles, about how smartphone apps are destroying the world wide web. As we abandon the computers on our desk for the miniature ones in our pockets, we are spending less time on websites themselves and more within apps dedicated to shopping, reading, …

Carrots

What Kind of Genius Are You?

Author: Daniel H. Pink. Daniel H. Pink Magazine<p>Date of Publication: 07.01.06.<p>Time of Publication: 12:00 pm. 12:00 pm<p><b>In the fall of 1972,</b> when David …

Physicists Just Found a Link Between Dark Energy And The Arrow of Time

Is dark energy the reason time moves forward?<p>For years, physicists have attempted to explain dark energy - a mysterious influence that pushes space …

Dark Matter

Solar power is contagious. These maps show how it spreads.

Rooftop solar is expanding rapidly in the United States — by some estimates, a new system goes up every four minutes. There are plenty of reasons for that, from falling prices to generous federal subsidies to innovative leasing schemes.<p>But there's another, little-discussed factor here: Residential …

Two Global Firms Join to Revolutionize Cities as We Know Them

Picture this: Urban condos that offer ride-sharing services instead of parking spots. A decommissioned city-center airport reimagined into a …

Urban Design

The Startup Zeitgeist

Reading applications to Y Combinator is like having access to a crystal ball.Twice per year — once in the winter and once in the spring — thousands …

Startups

This Is Water

The following post was not written by me. It was written by David Foster Wallace, one of my favorite writers, and delivered as a commencement speech …

David Foster Wallace

Startups need to do due diligence, too

I hear a lot of horror stories about investors. Many are misunderstandings. Some are just outright false. Then there are those that are true. Sadly, there are a lot of those.<p>There’s the alleged angel in the Baltic region who committed (in an email) to leading a round and then refused to talk to the …

Venture Capital