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South Korean lawmaker charged with plot to overthrow government

South Korean prosecutors have charged a leftwing lawmaker with plotting a pro-North Korea rebellion to overthrow the government.<p>Senior prosecutor Kim Soo-nam told a news conference on Thursday that Lee Seok-ki had been charged with discussing launching strikes on national infrastructure in South …

Kim Jong-un orders spruce up of world's biggest stadium as 'millions starve'

Kim Jong-un has ordered a thorough make-over for the May Day Stadium, the largest-capacity sporting arena in the world, as the latest effort to spruce up North Korea and give it "the appearance of a highly civilised nation."<p>Kim toured the 150,000-seat stadium on Tuesday, according to state-run …

The Truth About Customer Experience

Companies have long emphasized touchpoints—the many critical moments when customers interact with the organization and its offerings on their way to purchase and after. But the narrow focus on maximizing satisfaction at those moments can create a distorted picture, suggesting that customers are …

What’s a Working Dad to Do?

I was on a radio show last Father’s Day to discuss the struggles men face in trying to balance work and family demands.<p>During the interview, the co-host, John Aberman, told a quick anecdote about a run-in he had when he was a rising corporate lawyer at a prestigious NYC firm. He was divorced and …

Yes, Managing IT Is Your Job

In order to see the future more clearly, it’s almost always helpful to look back — and this certainly goes for IT and its ever-increasing impact on operations, and ultimately on competitive advantage.<p>“Information Technology Changes the Way You Compete” was a trailblazing HBR article by Warren …

Just How Valuable Is Google’s “20% Time”?

Reports of the death or deliquescence of Google’s “20% time,” which allows employees to devote one day a week to side projects, may well be exaggerated. They certainly inspire less controversy than Yahoo’s targeted euthanizing of telecommuting. But both emphasize the importance of Silicon Valley’s …

Women Rising: The Unseen Barriers

Photography: Courtesy of Janus van den Eijnden.<p>Artwork: Janet Echelman, 1.26 Sculpture Project at the Amsterdam Light Festival, December 7, 2012–January 20, 2013, Spectra Fiber, high-tenacity polyester fiber, and lighting, 230′ x 63′ x 30′, Amstel River, Amsterdam, Netherlands<p>Many CEOs who make …

Help Your Intern Get a Full-Time Job

Alex, a summer intern in public relations, found herself facing the end of a successful summer internship without the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Alex was smart, talented and well regarded by her colleagues. Her agency, however, simply didn’t have a full time job to offer her …

How To Build a High-Performing Digital Team

Digital skills are in high demand and short supply. But first things first — how do you define a digital team when nearly everything is digital?<p>Digital teams are responsible for developing, testing, and implementing a strategy to reach and engage target audiences through digital channels like web, …

Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?

There are three popular explanations for the clear under-representation of women in management, namely: (1) they are not capable; (2) they are not interested; (3) they are both interested and capable but unable to break the glass-ceiling: an invisible career barrier, based on prejudiced …

Record high onion prices add to Indian government’s cup of woes

India’s Congress-party-led government, battling a falling currency and record current-account deficit, has a new headache: Soaring onion prices. Heavy monsoon rains destroyed crops, sending retail prices doubling in two weeks, and wholesale rates soaring 40% in three days to never-before-seen …

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Olympic Sponsors Stand By Sochi Games As Criticism Of Anti-Gay Law Mounts

Coca-Cola and McDonalds condemned Russia's new law banning public LGBT advocacy Tuesday. But they aren't calling on Vladimir Putin's government to repeal it before February's games.<p>The intensifying reaction against Russia's treatment of the LGBT community is beginning to bear on the International …

Photographer Cabbie Captures the Magic of New York City from His Taxi

David Brandford became a cab driver in 1990, and immediately picked up a camera when he realized he now had a front-row seat to life in New York …