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Rethinking the Work of Leadership

In 1973, Peter Drucker stated in his book Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices, “Management is not culture-free, that is, part of the world of nature. It is a social function. It is, therefore, both socially accountable and culturally embedded.”<p>Some thirteen years later, Tom Peters …

Why So Many Leadership Programs Ultimately Fail

The topic in the Executive Committee meeting turned to Europe. The technology company, Alentix*, was doing well and growing annually at the rate of about 15%. But its European division was struggling. It had been five years since the region turned a profit.<p>Yet no one had addressed that issue. Jean, …

Keep Austin Tipsy

It's never too early to plan a spring break trip, and right now, Austin is calling—just in time for SXSW. Head to Texas's capital city for 10 days of …

The 10 Best Apps for Keeping Business Travel Productive

You're a stranger in a strange land, and you're here to get work done. These 10 apps take the sting out of business travel and help you keep up with business as usual.<p>Today's innovators have learned how to apply principles of efficiency well beyond manufacturing. One of the areas experiencing an …

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These Are the Best and Worst Passports to Travel With

If you’re planning on traveling internationally, one nation’s passport will open more doors for you than any other.<p>Residence and citizenship planning …

Oracle Gains Momentum in the HR Software Market - A Story of Patience and Focus

For more than 35 years Oracle has been a player in the software market. Founded in 1977 as a database and technology company, Oracle is now one of the largest players in all areas of business software.<p>I recently spent a day with Oracle’s HR software product team and this article details Oracle’s …

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HR And IT Are The Two 'Sexiest' Job Functions In Today's Organizations

I’ve been spending a lot of time interviewing and speaking with HR and IT leaders over the past few months and I am thoroughly convinced that these two job functions are emerging as the “sexiest” roles in corporate America today. These two departments are typically seen as being the most …

12 Reasons Why Vancouver Is the Place to Be

<i>Why is Vancouver considered as one of the best cities in the world despite being one of the most expensive?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook,</i> …

CleanMyMac 3 Frees Up Valuable Space On Your Mac

There are plenty of apps out there that claim to clean your computer and get rid of the junk, but the latest release of CleanMyMac does that in a quick, attractive looking package.<p>The new version, released today, sports an attractive user interface and has been optimized for OS X …

For a More Creative Brain, Travel

How international experiences can open the mind to new ways of thinking<p>There are plenty of things to be gained from going abroad: new friends, new experiences, new stories.<p>But living in another country may come with a less noticeable benefit, too: Some scientists say it can also make you more …

The best (and cheapest) places in the world for coworking

They’re impeccably hip, located in buzzing, central locations a stone’s throw from a (fair trade) coffeeshop. And they attract interesting, often high-profile people: Etsy founder Chris Maguire, Brainpicker’s Maria Popova, and Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes have been spotted at one in New …

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Why Google doesn’t care about college degrees, in 5 quotes

Google isn’t big on college degrees, although the search giant is inundated with applicants touting perfect GPAs from Ivy League schools.<p>Google’s chairman and head of hiring, Laszlo Bock, has given a few insights in the <i>New York Times</i> on how he sorts through a multitude of bright applicants.<p>The …

Forget Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy, the humble flip phone is back

Celebrities are leading the way in eschewing smartphones for flip phones, but what’s the draw with clamshell models?<p>It’s 2014, but flipping hell, clamshell phones appear to be making a comeback. Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue, was spotted with a flip phone during this summer’s US …

Finalists Of The 2014 Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Competition

No wonder these pictures made the cut to the final level of the most incredible competition held on the field of wildlife photography. Every picture …

Go Right on Red: Find Your Perfect Red Lip

Red lips are a tried-and-true classic and universally flattering, yet finding your perfect fit often seems like a science. Now you can put a stop to …

Night & Day

Project info<p>"Night & Day" is an ongoing series which captures the transition from day to night in various locations around the world. The photos are composed of numerous exposures shot at the same location over the course of the day, or sometimes over several days. The multiple day, dusk, and night …

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6 Ways to Be a More Sustainable Traveler

Reduce your impact on the planet, support local economies, and protect wildlife.<p>The United Nations designated 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development—an opportunity to raise global awareness about how responsible tourism can act as a vehicle for positive change.<p>The three …

Top 10 Beach Drinks

Top 10 Beach Drinks from National Geographic.<p><b>Piña Colada, Puerto Rico</b> <br>The pineapple, coconut, and rum slurry known as piña colada had been popular in the Caribbean for at least a hundred years before Ramon "Monchito" Marrero, a bartender at the Caribe Hilton’s Beachcomber Bar (now called Oasis Bar) …

Your Perfect Cali Road Trip: San Francisco to Monterey

San Fran, Muir Woods, Point Lobos. We did it all and more. Photos by Tess Falotico.<p><i>By Tess Falotico for Fathom</i> | <i>See the redwoods. Shop local designers and thrift shops. Eat everything, spend nothing. Drive 232 miles in a week. We did it all and more. Without going insane. Fathom's Tess Falotico</i> …

70 Cities You Can Visit on the Cheap If You Know When to Go

© Bastos - Fotolia.com<p>You can save $193 a night on your next vacation to Miami Beach by simply traveling in September instead of March. It's that easy!<p>Hotel search trivago.com analyzed the average price per night for hotels in 70 of the world's most popular cities over the past year and found that …

The Hottest 2014 World Cup Soccer Players—Out of Their Uniforms!

The 2014 FIFA World Cup fever has officially began, and we have the hots for these players both on and off the field.<p>These hunks are living up to the …

Messi, Seferovic, Benzema Rule: In Pictures

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

Urbes Mutantes: Latin American Photography 1944–2013

<i>Urbes Mutantes: Latin American Photography 1944––2013</i> is a major survey of photographic movements in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, …

How To Get The Best Seat On An Airplane, According To Flight Attendants And Experts

These tips will have you flying in style.<p>There’s a perfect day to book your ticket and a perfect time (more or less) to get to the airport. So where’s the perfect place to sit?<p>A study from budget airline easyJet claims to pinpoint the perfect airplane seat: 7F. Their reasoning? It sells the best. …

Greece tops Lonely Planet's 2014 Best in Europe list | CNN Travel

The 21 Most Spectacular Lakes on Earth

Summertime's almost here and that mean's we'll be strapping on the swim trunks in no time. This year, why not ditch the beach for head for one of these breathtaking lakes instead. We've gone through the tips and photos from the minube travel community to find these 21 drops of pure, unadulterated …

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