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India

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi is stepping down

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, one of the most prominent women to lead a Fortune 500 company, will step down on October 3.<p>She will remain as chairwoman of the board of directors until early 2019. Nooyi, 62, will be replaced by Pepsi's (PEP) global operations chief Ramon Laguarta, 54.<p>Nooyi, who was born …

Indra Nooyi

How 20-Year-Old Kylie Jenner Built A $900 Million Fortune In Less Than 3 Years

K<p>ylie Jenner sits at a dark-wood dining table at her mother’s home in Calabasas, California, flicking through display options for a forthcoming pop-up shop. The youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner industrial complex needs to decide how to showcase products by her Kylie Cosmetics makeup …

Kylie Cosmetics

How many people do you need to change the world?

How many social activists does it take to change the world? No, this isn’t the setup for some lame joke. It’s a question no one really knew the …

Champion crowned at Scripps National Spelling Bee from record-breaking field

By Amy B Wang<p>, Reporter<p>Karthik Nemmani of McKinney, Tex., was declared champion of the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday night, winning on the word “koinonia” and surviving what was arguably the most intense competition in the bee’s 93-year history.<p>In doing so, the 14-year-old emerged …

Spelling Bees

15 proven ways to get people to take you seriously

Just because you’re smart, thoughtful, and competent doesn’t necessarily mean people perceive you that way.<p>If you want coworkers and friends to take …

Q&A with Luc Dudler, Co-Founder and CEO of Job Pal

Tim Pröhm is the Senior Director of the RPO Center of Excellence at KellyOCG®. He and his team are currently researching the potential of new …

North Korea Threatens to Call Off Summit Meeting With Trump

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea threw President Trump’s planned summit meeting with its leader, Kim Jong-un, into doubt on Wednesday, threatening to call off the landmark encounter if the United States insisted on “unilateral nuclear abandonment.”<p>The warning, made by the North’s disarmament …

This Woman's Photo Series Nails What We Lose When We Become Moms, and We Can't Get Enough of It

Desiree Fortin, a mom of triplets, uses her Instagram account, The Fortin Trio, to hopefully bring a smile to other tired mamas' faces. And one of her funniest photo projects, which she dubbed the "R.I.P." series, playfully shows each and every single thing women lose as soon as they enter the wild …

4 Smart Habits That Will Win You That Big Promotion

Whether you're outgoing or more shy, extroverted or introverted, you can still succeed at this.<p><i>What makes a person more likely to get promoted over another employee who has similar qualifications? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from</i> …

Nissan Leaf is the mainstream electric car we've been waiting for

The Nissan Leaf is is the best-selling electric car in the world. If you're talking about mainstream electric vehicles, the Leaf has been it for years.<p>Now there's an all-new version of the Leaf with more sophisticated styling and more range than before. And its $30,000 price tag still undercuts the …

Electric Vehicles

3 Unique Advantages of Introverted Leaders (Backed Up by Science)

Being the best talker doesn't always mean having the best ideas.<p>Some reports say that up to 40 percent of executives self-describe as introverts. This list includes Marissa Mayer, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and Andrea Jung (former CEO of Avon), just to name a few.<p>Yet introverts often get a bad rap …

Leadership

Avicii: chart-topping EDM star dies at 28

Swedish DJ Avicii has died in Muscat, Oman, at the age of 28.<p>His representative said in a statement: “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii. He was found dead in Muscat, Oman, this Friday afternoon local time, 20 April.<p>“The family is devastated …

How to Ask Great Questions

Much of an executive’s workday is spent asking others for information—requesting status updates from a team leader, for example, or questioning a counterpart in a tense negotiation. Yet unlike professionals such as litigators, journalists, and doctors, who are taught how to ask questions as an …

Psychology

Costco employees share the 24 things they wish shoppers would stop doing

<b>• Costco jobs can be rough sometimes — especially when employees find themselves dealing with difficult members and annoying habits.</b><p><b>• Some customers are egregiously rude, while others have habits that are just quietly aggravating.</b><p><b>• Blocking the front entrance, leaving out perishables around the</b> …

Employment

Will technology be able to solve the engagement challenge?

The Gallup State of the Global Workplace Report 2017 suggests that <b>85 percent</b> of employees worldwide are <b>not engaged</b> or are actively disengaged in …

Employee Engagement

The Main Reason Why Your Top Employees Quit

Superstars dropping like flies? It might not be the role, the compensation, or the commute that's driving them away--it could be something YOU are doing<p>All of us want to be loved.<p>The president wants to be loved.<p><i>You</i> want to be loved.<p>So when a member of your team quits, it feels like rejection. Wait, …

Slammed by Trump, Amazon's Jeff Bezos Chooses Silence

For years, Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Jeff Bezos has meticulously crafted his public image, largely shunning the spotlight while carefully making donations that only hint at his political agenda.<p>But over the past week, the billionaire has been cast into the limelight thanks to a string of …

What will happen when Earth's north and south poles flip

Earth's magnetic field is what protects our planet from harmful space radiation. But our protective shield might soon go into a transformation that could threaten the lives on Earth. This video shows what will happen when Earth's magnetic poles flip. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Did you …

Earth Science

Why China Is Confident It Can Beat Trump in a Trade War

BEIJING — China’s leaders sound supremely confident that they can win a trade war with President Trump.<p>The state news media has depicted him as a reckless bully intent on undermining the global trading system, while presenting the Chinese government as a fair-minded champion of free trade. And …

These 8 industries have been threatened by Amazon's domination

President Donald Trump seems determined to take down Amazon as the e-commerce juggernaut expands its reach.<p>"Unlike others, they pay little or no taxes to state & local governments, use our Postal System as their Delivery Boy (causing tremendous loss to the U.S.), and are putting many thousands of …

eCommerce

Photography and Photos of the Day

Follow Nat Geo Photography<p>Community<p>Join Your Shot, our photography community. Submit to assignments and get feedback from our photo editors.<p>From the Archives<p>Look through a curated collection of historical photos from our archives on National Geographic's Found Tumblr.<p>Picture Stories<p>Check out the …

Coffee may soon come with a cancer warning in California

In 1966, the U.S. became the first nation to require cigarette companies to publish warning labels on their products. In 2018, coffee companies may …

Surma girl Photo by Erberto Zani — National Geographic Your Shot

Pictures of the Week 3.29.18

Republican Party

The Dilemma of a Mid-Level Employee

The confusion between a role that you enjoy and the skill behind that role becomes more obvious as you progress into mid management levels<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Every year, I …

Self-confidence

The No. 1 behavior that transforms ordinary people into successful CEOs, according to a study of 2,600 leaders

Contrary to popular belief, it doesn't take a feat of superhuman strength or extensive education to become a CEO. In fact, people have worked their …

Tesla is losing money while everyone else is making it — and the future looks ominous

There's a famous passage from Ernest Hemingway's novel "The Sun Also Rises," in which two characters discuss financial ruin.<p>"How did you go bankrupt?" one asks.<p>"Two ways," the other replies. "Gradually, then suddenly."<p>To a certain extent, this is what's happening now with Tesla. No, I don't think …

Tesla

I challenged myself to read 50 books a year, and it changed my life in surprising ways

It's been eight weeks since I began my "50 books in 2018" challenge with my friend Tom Kuegler.<p>I was pretty terrified to take on this goal of reading at least one book a week, considering I barely kept up with reading one book a month last year.<p>My excuse was always that I didn't have enough time. …

Commuting

Toys 'R' Us Founder Charles Lazarus Dies at 94

Charles Lazarus, who combined supermarket-style service with touches of whimsy in creating Toys “R” Us Inc., a longtime retail success that fought …