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Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation

Research supports theory that drought and climate conditions reduced Mayans from a regional power to survivors abandoning cities to virtual extinction<p>What are sinkholes and what causes them?<p>A massive underwater sinkhole surrounded by reefs, caves and sharks has provided archaeologists with clues in …

Archaeology

What Leaders Really Do

The article reprinted here stands on its own, of course, but it can also be seen as a crucial contribution to a debate that began in 1977, when Harvard Business School professor Abraham Zaleznik published an HBR article with the deceptively mild title “Managers and Leaders: Are They Different?” The …

Management

“It’s symbolic annihilation of history, and it’s done for a purpose. It really enforces white supremacy”: Edward Baptist on the lies we tell about slavery

Edward Baptist on horrifying truth that we memorialize Confederate soldiers and not Americans who died enslaved<p>It's impolite to talk about money. Perhaps that's why, when we discuss the history of slavery in this country, we tend to talk about racism, and paternalism, and the way that awful social …

Uber's Valuation Record: Really Worth $17 Billion?

A Truly Astonishing Graph of the Growth of Health-Care Jobs in America

Since 2003, the U.S. health care sector has grown more than ten-times faster than the rest of the economy<p>Well, <i>this</i> caught my attention:<p>Here's what that graph (via Brookings) says. In the last ten years, job growth in America's non-health-care economy has been dreadful. Just 2.1 percent total -- or …

Do Your Employees Trust You?

They might like you. They may even love you. But can they be sure you’ll get the job done when the chips are down?<p>Why are some companies successful in implementing change while others struggle? Why can some leaders inspire people to work together effectively, while others cannot?<p>These questions …

Leadership

Thatcher’s Greatest Strength Was Her Greatest Weakness

At her funeral ceremony tomorrow, we will remember Margaret Thatcher as much for her leadership style as for her polarizing politics — in fact, the two are almost identical. The essence of Thatcher’s leadership was her steadfast, tenacious, and determined style which is more often associated with …

8 Ways To Undermine Yourself As A Leader

As entrepreneurs, we spend a lot of time honing our leadership style and working tirelessly to ensure our teams are motivated to work with us. There are countless resources to improve on various attributes you utilize both in and out of the office, but there’s less information readily available on …

The Most Profitable Businesses to Start

(An updated list of the most profitable industries is available here, and a more recent list of new-business ideas is here.)<p>One of the first questions to ask before starting a business is, “Can I make money in this industry?”<p>While that may seem obvious, some people confuse sales growth with …

Novartis CEO: Here Are 3 Things Big Pharma Must Do To Survive

Novartis CEO Joseph Jimenez has consistently argued that the industry needs to make big changes in order to survive in the long run, like redefining blockbusters and getting paid for positive outcomes instead of just transactions.<p>His own company just came face to face with one of the industry's big …

Blockbusters