Iain Montgomery

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How to Make Enemies: Unmask New York's Biggest Commuting Secrets

Why young Wall Street bankers are so miserable

Over a few beers after work one spring evening, two junior Goldman Sachs employees started contemplating the best ways to kill themselves.<p>“If the goal is, like, how do I inflict maximum psychological damage, then I think just going up to your desk and blowing your brains out in the middle of the …

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They’re back! Manhattan landlords are starting to offer concessions again as tenants push back

Manhattan landlords want you back.<p>Landlord concessions, which had been all but nonexistent for the last two years, are making a comeback as tenants …

Images Of New York City in 2017 As An Unequal, Hellish Surveillance State

Artist and programmer Emil Choski says he bases much of his work off of nightmares. So when he pictured what New York City might look like in 2017 for Envision New York, a public art project that asked artists to imagine the future of the metropolis, he saw one in which technology-enabled …

20 Abandoned Places in NYC: Asylums, Hospitals, Power Plants, Islands, Forts

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New York's dangerously old public infrastructures

The explosion that killed at least seven people in the East Harlem neighbourhood of New York this week has been attributed to a gas leak. While investigators have yet to confirm that conclusion, it has brought new focus to New York’s crumbling infrastructure: a gas main in the street outside is 127 …

How Venezuela Exploded

Last month Venezuela exploded, as discontent with the Socialist government that has ruled the country for more than a decade reached a boiling point.<p>You can blame food shortages and inflation; you can blame joblessness and corruption. Ultimately, though, these problems have been compounded by the …

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FORTUNE — Despite excitement from the business world, consumers aren’t keen on the latest innovations in retail advertising. A whole new category of technology has sprung up to serve “omnichannel” retailers, who combine online analytics with brick-and-mortar sales. They do that by connecting to a …

Billy Davies was destined for failure at Nottingham Forest after a year of drama, fallouts and media blackouts

Nottingham Forest must try to rebuild their reputation after dismissing a manager obsessed with conspiracy and hidden agendas<p>The Billy Davies circus has finally been run out of Nottingham with his #unfinishedbusiness at the City Ground never to be completed.<p>After more than a year of drama, …

Same old Arsenal, always collapsing

It should have been a celebration, but Arsenal's dissection by Chelsea in Arsene Wenger's 1,000th game exposed familiar and persistent failings.<p>There has perhaps never been a football club so entirely transformed by one man as Arsenal by Arsene Wenger. Style, culture, tradition, identity, location, …

You’re Not As Busy As You Say You Are

Are you too busy? You should be, and you should let people know in a proud but exasperated tone. Like this, from an old colleague I recently asked …

How to Hire the Perfect Person Every Time

Want to avoid the pain--and high cost--of bringing the wrong person on board? Follow this simple seven-step process.<p>If you've ever hired someone only to realize later that doing so was a huge mistake, you know how expensive, time-consuming, awkward, productivity-killing, and growth-hindering it is. …

How Taking A Detour Can Actually Lead To Greater Innovation

The “father of microsurgery” can teach us a few things about innovation. For one thing, the road to getting there is a journey full of detours, not a straight trajectory.<p>Back from U.S. Navy service in World War II, a college degree in hand, as well as rejection letters from all 23 of the medical …

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How to Get on Russia's Sh*t List

If a stampede of angry drunk Russians is your idea of adventure, get on the Soviet sh*t list and unleash the beast.<p>Photo by: Kyle Taylor<p>If there is one thing in your life that you never want to do, it's piss off a Russian. There's a reason why Russian actors can only get work as burly assassins and …

Myanmar Bans Further Hotel Construction in Bagan to Protect Temples

Authorities in Burma have placed a ban on the construction of more hotels in Bagan, home to a vast plain of hundreds of temples and shrines.<p>The news …

Brazil is the last place in the world that should host the World Cup

I WAS BORN IN BRAZIL and lived there until I was 13 years old. If you have never been to Brazil during World Cup time, it will be hard for you to …

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The Story Behind the World's Smallest Island

The largest island in the world is Greenland. Probably. You have to disqualify all the bigger landmasses, from Australia on up, as continents, and ignore the possibility that Greenland might actually be three smaller islands connected by an ice sheet. But what about the world's smallest island? …

Bored of your normal résumé? Sumry wants to replace it with an interactive timeline

Looking for a job and sending out résumés is a full-time job in itself, and in order to make yourself stand out from the crowd you might be considering adding some flourishes to your existing CV.<p>However, tweaking that existing Microsoft Word template isn’t going to cut it. According to Sumry, a …

How Pebble kickstarted a trend

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Wearables: the third wave of computing

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BeWifi lets you steal your neighbour's bandwidth when they're not using it

What if when you were up at a ridiculous hour Skyping your relatives in Australia, you could borrow unused bandwidth from your sleeping neighbours to …

Bidroom: the holiday booking site that gets hotels to bid for guests

The hard work of searching for a hotel deal online can be enough to put you off going away. Now, a start-up is turning the current system on its head by inviting hotels to bid for customers, in the hope of radically improving the experience.<p>Bidroom, which launched this month, is a free platform …