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6 CEO Productivity Tips to Steal for Yourself

Everyone knows that leading a company is one of the toughest gigs around. Whether running a small business or a multi-national corporation, CEOs have …

8 Ways Not to Manage Your Email (and 5 and a Half Tactics that Work)

In 1635, England’s Charles I expanded the island’s mail delivery service to the public — with postage paid by the recipient and based on the weight of the letter. If Great Aunt Henrietta wrote you a 10-page letter asking why you weren’t married yet, throughout most of the country you paid for the …

Come with me if you want to trade

2014-04-04T16:27:26.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>The fallout (or wholesome debate, depending on which side you’re on) from Michael Lewis’ new book “Flash …

President Putin’s economic Achilles heel

The Ukraine crisis has been widely described as the most dangerous confrontation between Russia and the west since the end of the Cold War. Today’s …

Energy, Time, Priority, Work/Life: 4 New Ways To Organize Your To-Do List

Traditionally, to-do lists embody the Theodore Roosevelt quotation “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Most of us write down our …

Time Management

Top 10 Ways to Upgrade Your Morning Routine

Never feel like there's enough time in the morning? Find yourself struggling to get up or into work mode? We know the feeling. Try out these tips on …

Why Is Ukraine’s Economy Such a Mess?

When Ukraine became an independent nation in 1991, it was on more or less the same economic footing as its neighbors. Look what’s happened since:<p>I did leave off Moldova, which shares a border with Ukraine and is even poorer. But Moldova is a landlocked little country of 3.5 million. Ukraine has 45 …

The Crisis In Ukraine Shows Why Strategy Is No Longer A Game Of Chess

As the crisis in Ukraine spreads through Crimea—and possibly to Eastern Ukraine as well—it is not conventional measures of power we should be paying attention to. Commentators have expended a lot of ink and pixels on scale — the size of various armies and economies — but are still underplaying the …

Assess Your CEO’s Strategic Fit Over Time

Roger Federer can arguably be considered the greatest tennis player of all time, having won 16 Grand Slam titles—and yet he lost every French Open Championship he played against Rafael Nadal. Few would suggest that Nadal was a better overall tennis player. But on the clay courts of Paris’ Roland …

Surviving a Start-Up’s Transition from Projects to Processes

“Why change my leadership style? It got us to this point, where we’ve established a real beachhead in our market.”<p>These are the famous last words of many an entrepreneur. Failing to realize that critical transition points in the growth of an enterprise require leaders to shift emphasis, they …

7 Pro Tips to Make Travel More Efficient

The ability to waltz elegantly through chaotic airports like an individual actually on vacation isn't something you're born with; it is earned. …

Can You See the Opportunity Right in Front of You?

Do you find your household thermostat to be endlessly fascinating? How about that smoke alarm installed in your basement — spend much time gazing at it with wonder? Tony Fadell did. The founder of Nest has had a lifelong penchant for looking at mundane everyday household devices and wondering <i>Why</i> …

A guide to Google Plus notifications

Google Plus notifications explained and explored!<p>Your settings on Google+ are central to your experience, and your notification settings can …

The Crisis Communications Playbook: What GM’s Mary Barra (and Every Leader) Needs to Know

Imagine that you were just named to a CEO position at a top corporation. This has to be one of the most thrilling adventures of your life. But after only a few weeks on the job, you learn that the company has been hiding information for over a decade about a product defect that cost the lives of 13 …

How to Have a Eureka Moment

In the ancient world, the Greeks believed that all great insights came from one of nine muses, divine sisters who brought inspiration to mere mortals. In the modern world, few people still believe in the muses, but we all still love to hear stories of sudden inspiration. Like Newton and the apple, …

To Reach Your Goals, Make a Mental Movie

Warren Bennis, one of the most respected authorities on leadership in the world, said: “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” On the surface, this sounds perfunctory. But when we examine this more deeply, several important implications arise. If leadership is the ability to …

Should we leave Crimea to the Russians?

As diplomatic discussions with Russia get underway, the fate of Crimea looms large. An obvious question is whether the west could or should accept …

Ukraine in crisis: all clear or eye of the storm?

Print this page<p>The Ukraine crisis has entered its “wait and see” phase. Does this mark the beginning of a peaceful resolution or is it the calm …

WhatsApp founders’ secret weapon: five-year-old phones

It was just a regular Tuesday afternoon in Mountain View’s Red Rock coffee shop: rows of young entrepreneurs sitting behind their MacBook screens, …

If Tim Cook does not care about the "bloody ROI", does he care about the "bloody stock price"?

Tim Cook has got a lot of favorable press for confronting an investor group at the last Apple stockholder meeting and telling them that he does not …

Founding a Company Doesn’t Have to be a Big Career Risk

“I’m so glad we read that case — I’m NEVER going to start a company.”<p>That was the general consensus after one of my favorite HBS classes: an entrepreneurship case on a company called Tickle. After five years, in 2004, Tickle was profitable with more than $20 million in revenue; it received an …

Dr. Debra Rouse Tricep Exercises

Fitness

Tim Cook to Climate Skeptic Group: Get Out of Apple Stock

Apple CEO Tim Cook has not been known for taking a strong stand on, well, just about anything. Caution has been the watchword of Cook's three-year …

Is It Possible to Shield My Baby From Technology?

When I think back to my first pregnancy nearly a decade ago, I marvel at how different things were back then. Those precious nine months were …

Meet our 5 Favorite Startups from Wayra's Spanish Demo Day

The second panel was moderated by investor Jeffrey Char from J-Seed Ventures, who asked founder of Culture Japan (and Jimmy Choo’s son) Danny Choo and Viki’s CEO Razmig Hovaghimian to tell their stories. Both entrepreneurs insisted on the fact that raising venture capital wasn’t necessarily the way …

The Aspesi Field Jacket - Ape to Gentleman

Aspesi was founded in 1969 by designer Alberto Aspesi, who was born in Varese, Italy. The company initially produced high quality men’s shirts but …

Jackets

Vintage & Elegant London — Gentleman's Gazette

In our continuing coverage of elegant travel, today we bring you an article about enjoying classic London in the cold months of the year. With …

England

Ukraine struggling to hold the hryvnia

Ukraine’s central bank is doing what it can to protect the hryvnia.<p>The currency was trading at 9.10 to the US dollar on Friday morning, back from a …

Guest post: some questions about Ukraine

<i>By Ulrich Schmid of the University of St Gallen</i><p><b>Is Ukraine breaking apart?</b> There is a clichéd view of a Europe-oriented west Ukraine and a pro-Russian …