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9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Self-improvement

Inside GE’s Transformation

A CEO has different tasks in different cycles. Some CEOs are founders and builders. Others have the luxury of managing momentum through a stable economy or a period when business models aren’t being disrupted. My task was different: remaking a historic and iconic company during an extremely …

Innovation

The landlord

He buys cheap, thinks long term and doesn't have time for glitzy condo developers. How Morguard CEO Rai Sahi became Canada's $2-billion real estate king<p>Strolling through a nine-room, 6,000-square-foot penthouse apartment in midtown Toronto on a summer afternoon, Morguard Corp. chairman and CEO Rai …

Real Estate

10 ridiculously smart questions you should ask in a job interview

In a crowded job market, the last thing you want in a job interview to be is forgettable.<p>Yet people do it every day with this one mistake: not asking …

The First 5 Series Changed It All for BMW

The E12 is a desirable classic 45 years later, and it's the car that made BMW a true alternative to Mercedes-Benz.<p>I was about to forget how much it would rock to own a nice E12, but then BMW decided to publish a short video about that very car. So, here's a rundown of what made the first 5 Series …

BMW

Twin Palms: British photographer creates feminist satire of 1960s California

In Twin Palms, California, a feminist revolution is about to erupt.<p>The year is 1967 and the town's young female inhabitants have been gripped by a …

Read These Books Instead of Getting an MBA

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.</i><p>I don’t blame people for wanting to get an MBA. It’s not their fault they’ve been duped into believing …

Fundraising