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Survey: 68% of CEOs Admit They Weren’t Fully Prepared for the Job

CEOs are known for their confidence. It is, after all, one of the reasons they’ve made it to the top. And yet, that confidence sometimes flags, as we at leadership advisory firm Egon Zehnder learned from a survey of 402 CEOs from 11 countries—executives who together run companies with $2.6 trillion …

Leadership

Farming 101 Teaches the Importance of Land Ownership to Leverage Returns

THE WEEKEND ESSAY: By Wandile Sihlobo and Professor Johann Kirsten<p>Since the passing of the parliamentary motion to review section 25 of the …

The 24 Rules for Success Left Behind by a Legendary Wall Street Banker

14. "Have some fun—but not all the time!"<p>Richard Jenrette, who co-founded the investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 1959, spent four …

Bold and bright fashion on display at the royal wedding

<b>(CNN) —</b> American actor George Clooney, his wife Amal and David and Victoria Beckham were among the guests in attendance at Windsor Castle for the royal wedding . Global media mogul Oprah Winfrey , British actor Idris Elba and singer Elton John were also spotted inside the castle grounds.<p>The guest …

Amazon has a top-secret plan to build home robots

Ten years ago, Amazon introduced the Kindle and established the appeal of reading. Now Amazon is working on another big bet: robots for the home.

Travel (South Africa)

Zuckerberg grilling shows generational divide

Silicon Valley

This robot has passed a medical licensing exam with flying colours

<b>A robot medical professional</b><p>Experts generally agree that, before we might consider artificial intelligence (AI) to be truly intelligent —that is, on …

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is about empowering people, not the rise of the machines

The world is changing. There’s no way around this fact.<p>The Fourth Industrial Revolution is now. And, whether you know it or not, it will affect …

Artificial Intelligence

Are You Trusting God for Financial Freedom?

Do you know that most wealthy people have 7 sources of income?<p><b>“Most millionaires have seven sources of income,” says Richard Crisco of Empowering</b> …

The Fastest Path to the CEO Job, According to a 10-Year Study

Some people’s careers take off, while others’ take longer — or even stall out.<p>Common wisdom says that the former attend elite MBA programs, land high-powered jobs right out of school at prestigious firms, and climb the ladder straight to the top, carefully avoiding risky moves. But our data shows a …

Leadership

These are the world's most innovative cities, and here's why

Innovation is seen as a key ingredient for successful cities in the 21st century economy, as new technologies constantly emerge to disrupt the status …

US nuclear chief would resist 'illegal' presidential strike order

<b>The top nuclear commander in the US says he would resist any "illegal" presidential order to launch a strike.</b><p>Air Force Gen John Hyten, said as head of the US Strategic Command he provided advice to a president and expected that a legal alternative would be found.<p>His comments come just days after US …

The military and North Korea: What you hear and what it means

<b>(CNN) —</b> Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have led to a lot of military terms being thrown about by politicians and the media.<p>To help you cut through the verbiage and hyperbole, here's a list of common terms and what they really mean.<p>All active US Navy aircraft carriers are powered by nuclear …

Why SA banks are truly world class

Cape Town - South African banks are very different from banks in many other countries, Lafferty group CEO Michael Lafferty told Fin24.<p>One of the key …

Banking

The Dutch are direct, Canadians are diplomats. How leadership styles vary around the world

We know that different cultures prefer different leadership styles. Now new research shows how different countries favour certain character traits at …

Research: How Incentive Pay Affects Employee Engagement, Satisfaction, and Trust

Most managers would agree that motivated, productive employees are crucial for organizational success, regardless of company size, industry, or corporate strategy. The question is how to motivate them. Offering employees performance-based incentive pay is one common approach, and it usually takes …

The 9 Types of Intelligence

Intelligence

Mining directors face R10m fine, jail time for pollution

Johannesburg - The Green Scorpions have hauled three directors of Blyvooruitzicht and Village Main Reef gold mining companies to court for alleged …

Tariffs won't save poultry industry

Johannesburg - Imposing increased tariffs on imported poultry products is not the only solution to protecting the South African poultry industry, an …

The $74 trillion global economy in one chart

The latest GDP numbers from the World Bank were released earlier this month, and today's visualization from HowMuch.net breaks them down to show the relative share of the global economy for each country.<p>The full circle, known as a Voronoi Diagram, represents the entirety of the $74 trillion global …

Economy

Why Sweden beats other countries at just about everything

If you’re Swedish, you should be feeling pretty proud of yourself right now. Here's a few reasons why.<p><b>It’s easy to do business there</b><p>It’s really easy …

The world today looks a bit like it did before World War I - but what does that mean?

A backlash to globalization appears to be gaining strength around the world. U.S. politicians on both the right and left have called for curbing free …

Which countries are best at converting economic growth into well-being?

<i>Economic growth is a key topic at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting 2017. Watch the session on 'A Positive Narrative for the Global</i> …

Economic Development

Think you know how the poor would spend the money you give them?

It is increasingly common for governments to give poor people money. Rather than grant services or particular goods to those in poverty, such as food …

A Brief Timeline of the Ancient History of Africa to the "Scramble for Africa"

Map of Africa, c. 1812.<p><b>A BRIEF TIMELINE</b><p><b>OF THE ANCIENT HISTORY OF AFRICA</b><p><b>TO THE “SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA”</b><p>c. 3150 B.C.<p>Ancient tradition states that the …

These are the world’s most innovative economies

Switzerland has held onto its title as the world’s most innovative economy in the latest Global Innovation Index.<p>The 2016 index, produced by the …

Economic Development

We might be at the end of an economic era

The current economic era is coming to an end, and over the next 30 or so years, the global economy is going to change massively, according to …

Economics

Trump starting to sound like Obama on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is starting to sound an awful lot like President Barack Obama on immigration.<p>In his first postelection …

Want to understand how Trump happened? Study quantum physics

The past decade will be remembered as the period when the global underclass revolt snowballed into a movement with political bite. From Occupy Wall Street to Brexit to Donald Trump’s election, these post-financial crisis years have featured many unsynchronized awakenings that are forcing a …

Globalization