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Nigeria To Arrest Black-Market Naira Traders to Stem Decline

Nigeria’s intelligence service has been asked to clamp down on money-changers and black-market currency dealers in a bid to defend the naira.<p>Dealers …

Stock Markets

Saarc was not on Rajnath Singh itinerary, went just to stare down Hafiz Saeed and Pakistan

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh was not going to Pakistan for the SAARC meeting of home ministers. The meeting was scaled down because Afghanistan …

How a R4,000 South African minimum wage compares to the rest of the world

<i>[Update: A pervious version of this story had the incorrect calculations, and has been updated with the accurate values]</i><p>With countries such as the …

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Pharmacist at center of Valeant scandal accuses drugmaker of 'massive fraud'

Before the group of East Coast investors arrived late last year, Camarillo pharmacist Russell Reitz had been promoting his modest prescription-filling business as "your local pharmacy."<p>That abruptly changed when he agreed to sell his pharmacy, in a quiet suburban office park, to the group for …

Scholar Audrey Truschke in an interview: Aurangzeb is a severely misunderstood figure

Culture of Encounters: Sanskrit at the Mughal Court<p><b>The present Bharatiya Janata Party government believes Mughals are not part of India’s history.</b> …

Hinduism

Let Your Customers Segment Themselves by What They’re Willing to Pay

The late Sir Colin Marshall, when he was CEO and chairman at British Airways (BA), knew that success in his business came down to superior value capture. In a 1995 interview with <i>HBR</i>, he summed up the opportunity brilliantly: “You’re always going to be faced with the fact that the great majority of …

Stop Distinguishing Between Execution and Strategy

It’s impossible to have a good strategy poorly executed. That’s because execution actually <i>is</i> strategy – trying to separate the two only leads to confusion.<p>Consider the recent article, “Why Strategy Execution Unravels — and What to Do About It“ by Donald Sull, Rebecca Homkes, and Charles Sull, in …

There’s No Such Thing as Anonymous Data

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>About a decade ago, a hacker said to me, flatly, “Assume every card in your wallet is compromised, and proceed accordingly.” He was right. Consumers have adapted to a steady thrum of data breach notifications, random credit card charges, and out-of-the-blue card replacements. …

How Twitter changed its mind on India

Image: Vikas Khot<p>Rishi Jaitly, market director, India & Southeast Asia, Twitter<p>The morning of September 24, 2014, was historic. India had woken up to …

How to Get Interviewed by Popular Blogs (Even If You're Not a Big Shot)

Stings, doesn’t it?<p>Whenever a popular blog quotes an expert in your niche, you feel a little pang of envy.<p>And you can’t help thinking…<p><i>Why not me?</i><p>And …

How to Build an Influencer Marketing Strategy

Today, consumers are bombarded with messages from marketers about how those marketers' products or services are better than those of others, and how …

Sched: Event Schedule Mobile App

Organize Better Events<p>Manage your event website and mobile app in one place.<p>Try it instantly with a free, unlimited trial. Create My Event<p>Trusted by …

Festivals

You Are Leaving Money On The Table: The Secrets Of Pricing

Oscar Wilde said that a cynic is a “a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.” A startup CEO should know both.<p>One of the most powerful levers a CEO has to impact profitability is pricing. Typically, a 1% price increase has more than twice the impact on profit of a 1% volume …

When Fighting with Your Boss, Protect Yourself First

Have you ever felt like your boss is out to get you? Maybe you’re paranoid. But then again, maybe not. There are a lot of bad bosses out there, leaders who aren’t stupid but lack emotional intelligence. Their self-awareness is strikingly low, they’re clueless when it comes to reading people, they …

How Bad Bosses Can Make You Sick

We've all heard the story of the egotistical boss or the one that terrorizes and intimidates employees. Are the days of selecting that kind of person …

The Best Age for Sex: Have You Peaked?

Your sexiest years don't have to be behind you<p>If you’re past your 30th birthday, the following might be some bad news: Men have the most sex between the ages of 25 and 29, says a new study in the <i>Journal of Sexual Medicine</i>.<p>Even worse: The frequency of sex drops off sharply at age 50, to an average …

Sexual Health

Fresh hires vs old hands: Why companies let the latter leave

Recently I ran into a mentee of mine from Guwahati. I had mentored her seven years ago to build a chillie processing and export business. Over the …

Some Banks Are Heading To The Cloud - More Are Planning To - Content Loop

A recent survey of 29 senior technology executives at financial institutions found that cloud computing holds the potential to redefine the …

Amazon Web Services

Sunnis and Shia: Islam's ancient schism

<b>The divide between Sunnis and Shia is the largest and oldest in the history of Islam.</b><p>Members of the two sects have co-existed for centuries and share many fundamental beliefs and practices. But they differ in doctrine, ritual, law, theology and religious organisation.<p>Their leaders also often seem …

How to Repair a Damaged Professional Relationship

If you’ve spent enough time in the workforce, you almost certainly have a trail of damaged professional relationships behind you. That doesn’t mean you’re a bad manager or employee; it’s simply a fact that some people don’t get along, and when we have to rely on each other (to finish the report, to …

To Negotiate Effectively, First Shake Hands

Negotiations − especially when they involve high stakes, complex issues, and multiple parties — require much thinking and preparation on each side of the bargaining table. Consider the recent negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. Even before the contentious talks actually started, U.S. …

How to Negotiate with Someone More Powerful than You

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Going into a negotiation with someone who holds more power than you do can be a daunting prospect. Whether you are asking your boss for a new assignment or attempting to land a major business deal with a client, your approach to the negotiation can dramatically affect your chances of …

Shrturl.co: You'll Never Trust a Shortened URL Again

We always like it when our people work on their own projects and hobbies. Hacking cool stuff together is in our DNA and how most of the companies that make up The Next Web got started. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that our talented designer Alexander Griffioen built a cool little tool on his …

Win More Sales with an Indirect Strategy

For the past two decades, business-to-business selling has been conducted in basically the same way. Salespeople directly approach customers armed with facts, features, and the benefits of their products to convince customers to buy. However, customer decision making has changed and today’s buyers …

5 Techniques for your Mobile Web

There are lots of different ways to build mobile web sites. What I have pulled together is a collection of techniques that our teams use to allow …

Seven leading theories on disappearance of Flight 370

<b>New York:</b> Countless theories have surfaced about the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 nearly two weeks ago.<p>Some are plausible, some are …

Airplanes