Prashant Naik

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How to Respond When You’re Put on the Spot in a Meeting

“Katherine, have a go at it?”<p>I love this scene from the 2017 movie, <i>Hidden Figures.</i> Katherine, played by Taraji P. Henson, is put on the spot by her boss, played by Kevin Costner, in a room filled with top brass NASA officials — all male. She is asked to go to the chalkboard and lay out the math to …

Participation

Colombia’s two anti-coca strategies are at war with each other

JUST one road connects Tumaco, the second-busiest port on Colombia’s Pacific coast, to the rest of the country. Beyond its verges are fields of coca …

Difficult People

How should you handle a co-worker who treats you like dirt? In this episode of HBR’s advice podcast Dear HBR:, co-hosts Alison Beard and Dan McGinn answer your questions with the help of Stanford management professor Bob Sutton, an expert in dealing with difficult people. They talk through what to …

Leadership

10 Extraordinary People and Their Lessons for Success

From presidents to hip-hop producers to poets, the last page of every issue of Harvard Business Review is always an interview with someone who has succeeded outside the traditional corporate world. Here, some of our favorite lessons from the class of 2013:<p><b>Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on having</b> …

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Thousands gather to say goodbye as Nelson Mandela's body taken to Qunu for funeral

Thousands of Eastern Cape villagers wait for hours to glimpse Nelson Mandela's cortege, amid controversy over original guest list, which omits the name of Desmond Tutu<p>They waited for hours by the roadside for a fleeting glimpse of their Tata – their father.<p>The people of the Eastern Cape turned out …

Nelson Mandela

<i>Editor's note: Nelson Mandela died just after we went to press last Thursday. Shortly afterwards, we published a leader and an obituary online, and</i> …

South Africa

The Good Struggle: Responsible Leadership in an Unforgiving World

Publication Date: <b>October 08, 2013</b><p>Leadership is struggle. The question of how to lead successfully and responsibly is crucially important in our uncertain, high-pressure, turbulent world. In this book, Harvard Business School Professor Joseph Badaracco answers this question in practical and, at …

Leadership

Leaders, Drop Your Masks

How can leaders spark and sustain change in themselves and their organizations?<p>I devoted my doctoral research to this question and came up with an unconventional answer: metaphors. My co-author Richard Badham and I wrote about four of them in this HBR article: fire (representing ambition), snowball …

57 Simple Ways to Make Someone's Day

"Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and start with the person nearest you." -Mother Teresa<p>Recently, I ran across something that got me thinking again about the beauty of a simple kindness. And about the astonishing power and positive impact even the smallest kind word or deed can …

Top 10

How Today's Computers Weaken Our Brain

At 10 <i>P.M.</i> on September 22, 1912, Franz Kafka, then a twenty-nine-year-old lawyer, sat down at his typewriter in Prague and began to write. He wrote and wrote, and eight hours later he had finished “Das Urteil” (“The Judgment”).<p>Kafka wrote in his diary, “I was hardly able to pull my legs out from …

How to Juggle Multiple Roles

<b>To juggle—to fit in, manage, organize, and cope with.</b> Sometimes I almost feel like I can’t breathe given the number of roles that I have: author, public speaker, leader, consultant, board member, boss, subordinate, peer, mom, wife, daughter, sister, friend, and my own person.<p>These days, we all take …

10 Gorgeous Kitchen Designs That'll Inspire You To Take Up Cooking (PHOTOS)

There's no denying that a good kitchen design can really make a home. But while most of us are happy with a nice table, decent appliances and enough space to open the oven door, some people want a show stopper they can cook, eat and even entertain in.<p>We've rounded up 10 such spaces that have huge …

31 Redneck DIYs That Are Borderline Genius

You can go ahead and keep your bourgeois "life hacks."

Money can buy happiness

<b>A new study examines the relationship between income and well-being</b><p>THE Easterlin paradox, named for economist Richard Easterlin, reckons that higher …

Helios shines light on Africa investments

In the emerging world of African private equity, Tope Lawani and his partner Babatunde Soyoye are flavour of the month.<p>In 2011, the Nigerian-born …

Venture Capital

Africa must get real about Chinese ties

It is time for Africans to wake up to the realities of their romance with China.<p>Nigeria, a country with a large domestic market of more than 160m …

South Africa

EU eases some sanctions on Zimbabwe

The EU has suspended sanctions against scores of Zimbabweans after the southern African country this month approved a new constitution that could …

Sanctions

Haven sent

IN AN industry survey last year Cyprus was tipped to grow in importance as an offshore financial centre (OFC) by 2017, catching up with Bermuda and …

Taxes

Ding dong Dell

LAST month Michael Dell offered to take private the computer firm he founded. It could cost him his job. On March 25th a subcommittee of Dell’s board …

Private Equity

Samsung and Mozilla working on new web browser engine for Android

Samsung and Mozilla announced today that they’re partnering up to build a “next generation” and an “advanced technology” web browser engine, which …

Red Hat CEO Runs His Billion-Dollar Company From This Uber-Modest Office

We've told you that Red Hat is one of the world's biggest "meritocracies," where employees can, and do, call the CEO an idiot to his face, if they don't like his ideas.<p>CEO Jim Whitehurst is proud of that.<p>He might be the boss, but in a meritocracy, people have power based on the respect they earn …

Red Hat

Don’t Wait for Change

You probably can think of something in your company that should change. We all can — but often look the other way. There are plenty of good reasons for inaction: It’s not my responsibility, I have lots of other things to do, someone might get angry at me for stepping on their turf. While we value …