Percy Mathebula

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Jay Z defends Tidal in a Sunday afternoon tweetstorm

'We aren't perfect, but we are determined.'<p>Jay Z officially relaunched his streaming service Tidal last month with a bunch of other famous musicians, making it an instant target for both praise and criticism. At first, it seemed capable of giving independent artists more control over their music, …

Long Haul

A Plain-English Explanation Of 'QE' And Why It's The Most Important Thing On The Planet Right Now

In the UK and US, QE programmes have run to nearly $5 trillion in size. They're the biggest single economic plank of the recovery from the financial crisis of 2008. Your job depends on it: Assets flowing from QE onto the Fed's balance sheet are now the equivalent of one-fifth of US GDP. In the UK …

The 5 Best Ways To Start A Presentation

Either way, the clock is ticking. As soon as you step in front of a group of people to start a presentation, you have a very small window of time to persuade them that what you have to say is worth listening to.<p>To help you keep your audience alert and interested, the experts at Big Fish …

Sowing Confusion About Renewable Energy

Readers of <i>The Economist</i> may have been surprised to read in its 26 July 2014 “Free exchange” section on page 63, or in its online version, the “clear” conclu­sion that solar and wind power are “the most expen­sive way of reducing green­house-gas emissions,” while “nuclear plants…are cheaper,” so …

Strong, Fast, and Ripped: The Training Plan

This training program is designed to improve your speed, agility, quickness, and explosiveness. It will make you faster in every direction. And it will help you lose fat and build muscle. So it not only trains you to be a better athlete—but to look like one, too.<p>And yes, it'll also give you one …

What Politicos Are Reading This Summer

32 heavy hitters tell us what they’re taking to the beach.<p>Summer vacation is underway, and many of us are off to sunnier climes. We asked dozens of political types to tell us what kind of brain food they’ll be taking along for the ride—and what they recommend to the rest of us.<p>***<p><b>Condoleezza Rice</b>,</i> …

Act Like a Leader Before You Are One

If you want to become a leader, don’t wait for the fancy title or the corner office. You can begin to act, think, and communicate like a leader long before that promotion. Even if you’re still several levels down and someone else is calling all the shots, there are numerous ways to demonstrate your …

10 Facts About Jeddah Tower, the Soon-To-Be Tallest Building in the World

<i>Updated May 17th, 2017</i><p>Construction has been delayed on the soon-to-be-tallest building in the world, Jeddah Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Originally slated to open next year, it is now projected for completion in 2019, according to Global Construction News.<p>Once complete, the building will stand at …

Skyscrapers

4 Bedrock Habits of Highly Confident Women

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 …

Why Frankie Knuckles Mattered: Read, Watch, and Hear

<i>The passing last week of Frankie Knuckles has led to an outpouring of remembrance for this dance music pioneer, a signal of just how deeply and</i> …

'Professor Rosberg' explains F1 science

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg explains the physics of Formula 1's new turbo engines and compressors to BBC Sport's Lee McKenzie.<p>The German, who won the Australian Grand Prix on the opening weekend of the 2014 season, takes a keen interest in the sport's science and technology in order to gain an …

Motor Racing

Choosing A Business School

How do prospective students <i>actually</i> choose a business school? Thousands of sites on the internet offer advice about how you <i>ought</i> to choose a business school. But what happens in the real world when prospective students actually choose an MBA program? Nearly 20 years of research provides answers.<p>In …

Why Exercise Is The Key To Work-Life Balance

Getting enough exercise doesn’t just make your butt look good; it also can save it in the office or at home.<p>Maybe you should be asking your boss for midday workouts.<p>Interesting research published in the <i>Harvard Business Review</i> shows that exercise isn’t a selfish indulgence (how dare you care about …

Nelson Mandela Quotes: Inspirational Words From The Anti-Apartheid Icon

<i>Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who served 27 years in prison for anti-apartheid activities and led his continent into a new era, has died at age 95.</i><p>In the wake of his death, the world is reminded of the incredible impact Nelson Mandela had, not only on South Africa but in countries …

The Evolution Of Strategy

When we think of great strategists in history, from Sun Tzu to Alexander the Great to Napoleon to Patton, we think of master chess players, leaders who personify timeless principles and can think two or three moves ahead.<p>Strategy is the sexy part of business, where boring Word documents and endless …

The Secret To Great Storytelling

If you want to master great storytelling, you have to learn 3 essential lessons. All of them are contained in a wonderful TED talk by Carmen Agra Deedy about her mother, driving, and a universal insight.<p><b>1. No story from your life is as interesting to others as it is to you.</b> You have to be concise. …

Christian Bale 'could get $50m' to reprise Batman role in Man of Steel 2

Christian Bale could receive $50m to reprise his role as Batman in the upcoming Man of Steel 2, reports the UK Press Association.<p>Bale has made it clear that last year's The Dark Knight Rises was his final turn as the caped crusader, but studio Warner Bros reportedly remain keen on luring him back …

The Top 7 Mindset Secrets for Success | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I must admit, when I first sat down to write this article, I wasn’t inspired and had no idea what to write about! As a matter of fact, I stared at …

Are you teaching your children the 7 traits needed for success?

All parents want their children to become successful.<p>It’s no wonder that many parents send their children for all sorts of enrichment and tuition …