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Man attempts to slide down tube escalator, instantly regrets life choices

It may have looked cool in <i>Skyfall</i>, but in real life sliding down a London tube escalator is far, far less glamorous.<p>This was perfectly demonstrated …

Donald Trump Just Pulled Off the Greatest Long Con in History

Winners: Wall Street, corporations, Donald Trump’s kids, and Vladimir Putin. Losers: The rest of us. That about sums it up.<p>Bernie Madoff must be …

Week 26: Donald Jr. and WikiLeaks Talk Dirty

Once again, the younger Trump proves himself eager to peddle the fruits of some Made in Moscow oppo.<p>If we've learned anything from months of scandal reporting, the Russians set their sights on two types of people wandering the halls of Trump Tower. There were the self-promoters like Michael Flynn …

Donald Trump

An Email From Elon Musk Reveals Why Managers Are Always a Bad idea | Inc.com

Survey.com's annual "Wasting Time at Work" report revealed that if you eliminate managers completely, you remove 75 percent of the reasons someone will leave your company. There is a simple reason for that. They're in the way, literally. Elon Musk knows that, and isn't alone.<p>Before Elon Musk, There …

Tesla

Paul Ryan admits Republicans will have to live with Trump's constant attacks

"It's what he does," Ryan told MSNBC's Kasie Hunt in a preview clip of an interview set to air on Sunday. "We've kind of learned to live with it," Ryan said.<p>Trump lately has targeted Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the Republican lawmaker who has criticized Trump for publicly undermining his own …

Samsung Electronics North America announces new CEO

Samsung (OTC:SSNNF, OTC:SSNLF) announces that Tim Baxter will become President and CEO of Samsung Electronics North America, effective …

Samsung

New York killed my dating life — and I couldn’t be happier now

“If you think the San Francisco dating scene is bad, wait till you get to New York,” people warned me<p>“Don’t give up, ” my friend urged me, my shoulder in her hand, a vodka martini in mine. “You’ll find something that feels right eventually.”<p>I realized that it had somehow, unbelievably, been a …

A melhor maneira de desmascarar um mentiroso

Os seguranças contratados pelo psicólogo Thomas Ormerod enfrentavam uma tarefa aparentemente impossível. Em aeroportos de toda a Europa, eles tinham que entrevistar passageiros sobre seus planos de viagens passados e futuros.<p>Mas Ormerod “plantou” alguns atores na multidão com a instrução de que …

How Being a Worrywart Helps at Work

Pessimism and Anxiety Can Improve Performance<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p>Most people seek to project an upbeat, confident attitude on the job. But sometimes it is better to be a worrywart.<p>While ample research has documented the …

Computer Science

Study: 1 in 2 Brits will get cancer in their lifetimes

People born in the UK since 1960 have more than a 50% chance of developing cancer, according to new research published in the British Journal of Cancer [via Science Daily]. This likelihood is an increase from the approximately one-in-three lifetime chance faced by people born in 1930.<p>The increase …

Cancer

Stand Out in Your Interview

You’ve just landed a job interview for a position you really want. Congratulations. Now, you know you only get one chance to impress, but how exactly do you do that? Given all of the conflicting advice out there and the changing rules of getting a job, it’s no wonder that job seekers are confused …

A first among the big four consulting firms: Deloitte appoints a female CEO

One of the biggest consulting and accounting firms in the world, Deloitte, announced Monday that its next CEO would be Cathy Engelbert, the first woman to run the company, and the first female CEO at any of the “big four” global consultancies.<p>Engelbert, 50, is currently the chairman and CEO of …

CEOs

To Stay Focused, Manage Your Emotions

A leader’s most precious resource is not their time. It’s their <i>focused attention</i>. Time merely passes, while focused attention makes things happen. When we’re able to gather and direct our attention toward a particular task or interaction, we can have a significant impact in a minimal amount of …

One month with the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge: 5 ways to use the edge and 10 reasons to love the phone

After using the Note Edge for more than a month, Matthew is close to pulling the trigger on the T-Mobile model. He finds the edge display compelling …

Here’s the simple formula for falling in love with anyone

The best way to find love may be the simplest: make the choice to do it.<p>Social psychologist Arthur Aron about two decades ago demonstrated that you could lead two strangers to fall in love through a scripted interaction centered around asking each other personal questions. Writing in the New York …

Love

2 Unexpected Lessons I've Learned Since Changing Careers | Inc.com

Four years ago, I took a career about-face, leaving my job as a psychotherapist to join the world of startups at a venture capital incubator. I gave up one kind of emotional grind for another. It's one thing to see patients for 50 minutes once a week, it's an entirely separate thing to live and …

Self-improvement

Sleep deprivation is killing your career

The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …

Jeff Bezos

The Only Way To Save Samsung's Dying Mobile Business

• <b>Samsung's smartphone shipments were down 8.2% on a year-over-year basis last quarter, according to IDC.</b> It was the only top-5 smartphone shipment that saw a contraction in smartphone shipments.• <b><br>The decline in phone shipments hit Samsung's bottom line.</b> Its profits were down 60% last quarter. That was …

Why Chief Human Resources Officers Make Great CEOs

For decades the corporate HR department was seen as a back-office function, a cost center focused on mundane administrative tasks such as managing compensation and benefits plans. But over the past 15 years Ellie Filler has noticed a dramatic change. Filler, a senior client partner in the Swiss …

Why middle-aged entrepreneurs will be critical to the next trillion-dollar business

Steve Jobs was 52 when he announced the iPhone. That was in 2007. Years later, the Apple cofounder introduced the MacBook Air, App Store, and iPad. Tim Cook, who was 51 when he took over from Jobs, is building on his legacy. They both shattered a myth that the young rule the technology …

Where did Samsung go wrong? What can they do about it?

Where Samsung went wrong may be harder to pinpoint than I originally thought it would be. A lot of the things that people describe as their “problem” is also one of the factors that made them so successful. For instance, a lot of people criticize Samsung’s “throw spaghetti at the wall and see what …

Mobile

Everything you need to know about introverted leaders

To be a great boss, you don’t have to be an extroverted back-slapper. A growing body of research suggests introverts can be excellent leaders too.<p>After all, billionaires Warren Buffett, Larry Page, and Bill Gates have been described as introverts. And other CEOs including Colgate Palmolive’s Ian …

Personality

Apple first, Google second, Samsung seventh in brand value in 2014

Interbrand published its annual brand value report, and technology companies are once again dominating the top 10.<p>Interbrand is a brand consultancy firm known for its annual listings of the most valuable brands in the world. To determine brand value, the firm looks at three main aspects: the …

Mobile

Samsung’s phone business seems to be falling apart

<b>The numbers:</b> The world’s top seller of smartphones said today that it expects profits in the third quarter to drop 60% to about 4.1 trillion won ($3.8 billion) from a year earlier while sales are expected to plunge roughly 20% over the same period. The falloff marks the South Korean company’s fifth …

Mobile

Samsung 3Q profit lowest since 2011, but market sees bottom in sight

Samsung Electronics Co (SSNLF) said Tuesday the third quarter will be its weakest in three years, after it cut smartphone prices aggressively to …

Samsung has more employees than Google, Apple, and Microsoft combined

And other fun facts about Samsung Electronics' massive headcount.<p>Samsung loves "big." Its phones are big, its advertising budget is big, and as …

In meetings, female executives struggle to hit the mark

Meetings matter. While many of us dismiss them as a waste of time and energy, a team of career coaches report that meetings are vital for presenting yourself to others and establishing your leadership credentials. In particular, meetings matter to women, because women are less proficient than men …

Why Real Innovation Comes From Powerful Pairs | Inc.com

<i>"You know, Larry's kind of obnoxious," Sergey Brin once said of his Google co-founder Larry Page. For the record, Page thought pretty much the same about Brin in the early days. But where would the search giant be without the pair?</i><p><i>That question lies at the heart of Joshua Wolf Shenk's new book out</i> …

Creativity

Samsung Plans To Hire 'Like Crazy’ In Silicon Valley To Find The ‘Next Big Thing’

Last week, Business Insider had a chance to speak with Bob Brennan, senior vice president of Samsung's Memory System Application Lab, and hear more about Samsung's push to expand in Silicon Valley.<p>"Samsung strategically determined the best pool of talent in the U.S would be in the Bay Area," …