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China's Dominance in Manufacturing—in One Chart

Despite rising labor costs, the country still makes a lot of what we buy -- and that isn't going to change anytime soon.<p>It doesn't take expertise in economics to know that China manufactures a lot of stuff -- just look at the label on your computer, floor lamp, and shoes. But it's remarkable just …

Amazing Supply Chain Management of Mumbai Dabbawalas

<b>Amazing Supply Chain Management of Mumbai Dabbawalas</b><p>A Dabbawala, most commonly found in the city of Mumbai, is employed by office workers, to pick up fresh hot meals packed in lunch boxes from their homes and deliver the same to their places of work. After lunch they reverse the process by picking up the empty tiffins and taking them back to the workers’ homes. Mumbai’s 5,000-odd dabbawalas have been <b>in action for over 125 years now, without any work stoppages. They deliver nearly 2,00,000</b> …

A Manufacturing Lesson From Tesla Motors

The rise of Tesla Motors is as much about tech innovation as it is about manufacturing excellence, something that Tesla is trying to improve and serves as a good case study for other green tech businesses.<p>Tesla is seeing more demand than it could handle partly because its suppliers haven’t been …

SAP Invades Silicon Valley via Acquisitions

German software giant SAP, the 41-year-old maker of financial and supply-chain software, has been slow to shift to cloud computing and has struggled …

Regent's Canal, London

A quiet and atmospheric waterway, Regent's Canal passes by parks, a zoo, Camden Market, Victorian warehouses and celebrity hangouts. It was …

Take Afternoon Tea At The Houses Of Parliament

A tour of the Houses of Parliament is something everyone should try and do once. It's spectacular, historic and relevant to our lives. Londonist folk …

25 Companies Where The Interview Process Is Brutal

Glassdoor's ranking placed McKinsey at a 3.9 difficulty rating out of 5.0, beating out tech giants like Google and Facebook, which were also in the top 25.<p>The average interview difficulty rating on Glassdoor is 2.8.<p>Newcomers to this year's list include BlackRock, Microsoft Citrix, HubSpot, and …

Employment

Why McDonald's Doesn't Serve Breakfast All Day

After years of public outcry, the brand has started offering some items after midnight. CEO Don Thompson also said that the fast food giant was flirting with the idea of all-day breakfast.<p>We reached out to an expert, Scott Hume at BurgerBusiness.com, to find out why McDonald's hasn't fully …

Breakfast

A Discount Grocery Chain Is Being Touted As 'Wal-Mart's Worst Nightmare'

WinCo, a Western grocery chain with about 100 stores, has a business model that allows for cheaper prices than Wal-Mart, writes Brad Tuttle at Time.<p>WinCo keeps costs low by buying directly from suppliers and eliminating middlemen, according to Tuttle. It also doesn't accept credit cards and has …

Walmart

9 Sources Of Inspiration For Highly Successful People

LinkedIn recently published a series featuring a wide range of things that can provide inspiration.<p>In the series titled "What Inspires Me," LinkedIn Influencers shared what keeps them working, from a harsh rejection they received at the beginning of their career to the hard-working people they see …

Motivation

15 Business Etiquette Rules Every Professional Needs To Know

The rules are slightly different from standard social settings, yet business schools rarely discuss professional etiquette topics.<p>In her new book "The Essentials Of Business Etiquette," Barbara Pachter writes about the specific skills professionals need to understand when presenting themselves in a …

Employment

Wall Street Profits Hit Record Levels, So Why Are Banks Still Killing Jobs?

Try and make sense of this: The banking industry earned a record $40 billion in the first three months of 2012, meanwhile banks are cutting th0usands of jobs.<p>JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Bank of America each announced job cuts this week. BofA said it was slashing 209 jobs, Wells is cutting 126 …

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Which country is best seen by rail?

Aeroplanes are faster and cars are more convenient, but in many parts of the world trains still reach unexpected and beautiful places that would be inaccessible any other way.<p>Once the only way to easily cross long distances, today train travel has been mostly replaced by the speed of aeroplanes and …