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Be Yourself, but Carefully

<i>To evaluate when—and when not—to share, take this interactive assessment.</i><p>“Authenticity” is the new buzzword among leaders today. We’re told to bring our full selves to the office, to engage in frank conversations, and to tell personal stories as a way of gaining our colleagues’ trust and improving …

Six college courses that help grads land jobs

The question "What's your major?" has gone from being a cheesy pickup line to something much more imperative these days as employers require broader …

“Alternatives” Isn’t a Dirty Economic Word

<i>There Is No Alternative.</i> Margaret Thatcher and her allies in the “dry” wing of the British Conservative Party popularized the phrase three decades ago. TINA, for short. The name never caught on in the U.S. as in the UK and parts of Continental Europe, but the idea did. The most compelling statement …

Beware Africa’s “Middle Class”

If you have considered investing in Africa, you have no doubt been influenced by frequent recent reports on the continent’s apparently large, burgeoning middle class. These rising Africans are said to be increasingly armed with the hard currency, and the taste, to pay for your goods and …

A Truer Form of Capitalism

<i>“Four men sat at a table. Raised sixty floors above the city, they did not speak loudly as one speaks from a height in the freedom of air and space;</i> …