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New car sales figures released in May reveal that the European automotive industry had its worst sales results since 1993. The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association said demand for new cars in the European Union was down 5.9% on the

New car sales figures released in May reveal that the European automotive industry had its worst sales results since 1993.<p>The European Automobile …

12 Of The Shrewdest Business Maneuvers Of All Time

A recent thread on Quora asked users to name the "the shrewdest, smartest maneuver you've ever seen in business."<p>We've broken out some of the best answers, including critical decisions by Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Henry Ford.

Bill Gates

The New Rules For Thinking In A Digital World

This fall we'll have a rejoinder of sorts from writer Clive Thompson, with his book Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds For The Better.<p>My own take: technology can make us smarter or stupider, and we need to develop a set of principles to guide our everyday behavior, making …

Great Depression

How 5 Women Broke Into And Succeeded In Male-Dominated Fields

We're all too familiar with the stats showcasing the uneven gender divide in the business world.<p>For instance, only 20 of the Fortune 500 CEOs are women. Women hold only 14% of executive positions, and just 16% of board seats. Women earn $0.77 for every dollar earned by men.<p>But with all the …

University of Michigan

6 Common Mistakes That New Managers Make

Managers, especially new ones, are often unprepared for the job they are so used to being an individual contributor and not responsible for other people. The hardest skills in business (and life) are working with other people because everyone has different motivators and a different view of how …

Employment

How To Be Successful In Emerging Markets

History is, to a great extent, a tale of great powers: Athens vs. Sparta, Rome vs. Carthage, the Axis vs. the Allies and NATO vs. the Warsaw Pact. Great nations drive great events.<p>That is, until fairly recently. While North America and Europe struggle to return to prosperity, BBVA research predicts …

Emerging Markets

Higher IT Confidence linked to greater business outcomes

Business founders’ attitudes about IT have a significant impact on their business, according to the 2013 Global SMB IT Confidence Index, which found …

The age of the "olderpreneur" is here

More over 65-year-olds are now in work in Britain than ever before – more than a million – according to the latest official statistics.<p>Yes, it’s true …

Create Your Own Charisma–And Supercharge Your Personal Brand

What Darth Vader (okay, James Earl Jones), Steve Jobs, and others teach us about gaining confidence and telling great stories.<p>The boy never thought he’d be able to communicate with others.<p>He developed a stutter that was so severe, he chose not to speak at all. As a matter of fact, he remained …

Public Speaking

Mayweather Jr 'too smart' for Alvarez

Floyd Mayweather Jr defeated Robert Guerrero in his last outing © Getty Images<p>Enlarge<p>Unbeaten welterweight star Floyd Mayweather Jr will prove too …

Wimbledon's decision to seed Rafael Nadal fifth mocks form and class

If there is a bookmaker in the land who agrees that David Ferrer is considered more likely to win Wimbledon than Rafael Nadal, I will personally …