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Common Sense on Conflict Minerals, by Michael Gibb

LONDON – “That diamond upon your finger, say how came it yours?” asks Shakespeare’s Cymbeline<i>.</i> “Thou’lt torture me,” responds the villainous Iachimo, …

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 …

Business School

The 11-Year-Old Fashion Entrepreneur Behind 'Mo's Bows'

When you look at the short but potential-packed career of Moziah Bridges, one gets the impression that this is a young man in a hurry. The Memphis, Tennessee-based youth is carving himself a place in the fashion world one bow tie at a time.<p>Young Master Bridges – Mo, for short – has been designing …

Want To Quit Your Job And Travel The World? How 2 Professionals Did It (VIDEO)

Most of us have probably fantasized about quitting our jobs and traveling around the world, picking up new experiences and life lessons in each continent, a la <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i>. But a number of professionals are actually trading in their high-powered jobs for a life on the road -- and redefining …

17 Ways Successful People Keep Work From Destroying Their Lives

While balancing work and life might not be easy early in one's career, figuring it out is necessary to lifelong satisfaction.<p>We've rounded up ways CEOs and other leaders find balance, stay sharp, stay happy, and don't burn out.

Leadership Dictionary: How to Talk Like a Leader

Do you know which buzzwords and phrases to use--and which to avoid?<p>One of the most challenging aspects of leadership is communicating with important people in a wide variety of roles. Every day, you have to motivate your employees, capture the attention of potential customers, and inspire …

10 Traits of Great Leaders (and Their Followers)

Without great followers, no leader would achieve greatness. See here if you have what it takes to be both.<p>Much is written and taught about becoming a great leader. Many strive for leadership and many actually become great. As Shakespeare said in <i>Twelfth Night</i>: "Some are born great, some achieve …

10 Interview Questions You Should Be A Pro At Answering

This question usually takes about one to two minutes to answer and will be your elevator pitch. You want to give them a brief rundown of who you are as a person and show how you articulate you are. Don't start rambling on about your personal history. Talk about highlights from job positions or …

Employment

10 Photography Assignments to Stimulate Your Creativity

This article provides you with 10 photography self-assignments that you can use to get your own creative juices flowing. They’re designed to help you …

7 Mistakes of Failed Startups

A great idea ensures startup success, right? Wrong.<p>No one enjoys hearing it, but three out of four startups will fail before they ever get to market. Yes, even the greatest ideas are still susceptible to ending up in the trash. As a startup founder, mentor, Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) member, …

Ten Summer Reads For Entrepreneurs

[quote style=”boxed”]”…pick out your vacation spot, pack a few books from our summer reading list, and head out on your first entrepreneurship …

Entrepreneurship

The 20/80 Rule for Innovation: It's All About the Edges

You can't innovate from the center of the firm. You have to start at the outer edge and work your way in.<p>There's a reason people use terms like "cutting edge" and "leading edge" when describing innovations. If it's not edgy, how innovative can it be?<p>Yet organizations often err by trying to innovate …

Innovation

Paraguay’s eye-popping Q1 GDP: more than meets the eye | Financial Times

Print this page<p>Paraguay’s economy is on fire. Gross domestic product surged by a jaw-dropping 14.8 per cent in the first quarter, compared with the …

Take A Risk: The Odds Are Better Than You Think

As you look back on your career and life to date, where do you wished you’d been a little braver, trusted in yourself more, and been less cautious in the chances you took?<p>Anything come to mind? When speaking to people in their forties and beyond, many tell me that if they could do their career over …

Taiwanese Coffee Machines Print Photos of Customers Onto Lattes

Latte art is something that’s often the subject of photographs, but have you ever seen an latte artwork that <i>is</i> a photograph?<p>A coffee business over in …

How mobile phones are making cash obsolete in Africa

When he rolls into a gas station to fill his tank, Barkhad Dahir doesn't get out of his car. He punches a few buttons on his cellphone and within seconds he has paid for the fuel.<p>With the same quick keystrokes on his phone, he pays for virtually everything he needs: groceries at the supermarket, a …

Interesting Photo of the Day: A Man and his Elephant

Some pets are universal – dogs and cats, for instance, are found in households around the globe. Then there are certain pets that are pretty specific …

Photos

Photographer Gives Greek Sculptures a Hipster Makeover Using Photoshop

The term “hipster” is only decades old (at most) and has only become widely used over the past half decade, but what if the concept had existed in …

3 Questions That Top Candidates Ask In Job Interviews

Kathy Rapp's recent recruiting article on Fistfuloftalent.com embodies this spirit of constructive criticism. She critiques a post on Recruiter.com titled "7 Questions Great Candidates Ask" and then offers an improvement, or"3 Questions Freakin' Awesome Candidates Ask."<p>Her questions are tough ones. …

Gayle King On Success: Grow Up And Figure It Out

With aspirations of becoming a child psychologist, Gayle King, a self-described “nosy kid,” found her true passion thanks to a local TV newsroom job during college. “I was hooked from day one,” she recalls. Since then, King has established herself as a power player in the notoriously fickle world …

Pay Attention To Your Title

Don't be fooled, title matters, says career consultant Emily Bennington, author of <i>Who Says It's A Man's World: The Girls' Guide To Corporate Domination</i>. Right or wrong, your title is how people in and outside your organization judge your value to it, she says. Don't overlook it.

The Four Questions Great Leaders Ask

<i>“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers</i>.”<p>—Voltaire<p>Ever notice how great leaders ask the best questions?<p>A masterful leader will sit Yoda-like in a meeting, listening intently to the dialogue and then, with Zen Master timing, ask a question that will change the tenor, the focus and the …

If You Work On Wall Street, Download These Apps

Days in the office swing between dramatic periods of having to save time and waste time. So in an attempt to help you survive it all, we've picked a bunch of apps for making it and killing it.<p>We've also tried to forego the typical news apps and what-not for apps that suit your every day life.<p>Like …

Apps