Rob Gallagher

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The Most Common Type of Incompetent Leader

A young friend recently remarked that the worst boss he ever had would provide him with feedback that always consisted of “You’re doing a great job.” But they both knew it wasn’t true — the organization was in disarray, turnover was excessive, and customers were not happy. My friend was giving it …

Leadership

When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

When you join an organization, you have a short window of time to adapt to its culture. It’s the old 90-day rule. And we know too many talented individuals who have stumbled in their new company because they failed to read the cultural tea leaves. This happens because most organizations don’t …

Management

Google Wanted to Know What What Makes a Manager Great, so It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. What's a google?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

Employment

A fluke breakthrough could be the missing link for an electric car age

In the 1970s, Dr Donald Highgate found a way to make contact lenses more comfortable. With colleagues at the University of Surrey, he developed a …

Legal Alert: Cryptocurrencies, ICOs, and blockchain technology get multi-pronged attention at SEC Speaks 2018

Cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs) were a recurring area of focus in presentations by multiple divisions of the Securities and …

Low Volatility ETFs In Sell-Off

This article examines the performance of low volatility strategies during the recent equity market sell-off.<p>The unique combination of falling stocks …

Dealing with time zones: Pricing International ETPs in Australia

In light of recent global market turbulence, the BetaShares Distribution Team has received lots of queries about how exchange traded products (ETPs) …

Tasting Buenos Aires: food tours, street art and tango – a local’s guide to the city

With budget airline Norwegian launching direct flights to Buenos Aires this week, local experts show our writer around their city, and also chip in with a few tips of their own<p>Share your tips on the city in the comments below<p>Tasting Buenos Aires<p>I’m not usually one for guided tours, but with …

Argentina

Minds turned to ash

Is burnout simply the result of working too hard? Josh Cohen argues that the root of the problem lies deeper than that<p><b>When Steve first</b> came to my …

Mental Health

32 Small Towns In Ireland That Will Take You By Surprise

It is a grand little country, this Ireland of ours. Roof or no roof on top of it, there are some fantastic sights to be seen and some wonderful …

Ireland

This Is What Actually Happens to Your Body When You Eat Carbs

When we make the decision to <i>finally</i> eat healthy, there are a few common rules we all know to abide by. We cut down on alcohol, we skip sugary snacks, …

Smoothie Kits Are Your Answer to an Easier Breakfast Routine

Smoothies have long been a part of my regular breakfast lineup, no matter what time of year. These cool drinks are a satisfying way to refuel after …

Breakfast

A fitness expert reveals the five exercises every sportsperson should be doing

No gym equipment necessary...<p>The GAA season is upon us and young men and women around the country are preparing for club and county games in the …

The 13 biggest mistakes tourists make when visiting Rome, according to locals

Chances are, if you're traveling to Rome, you're planning to visit popular attractions like the Colosseum, the Vatican, and the Trevi Fountain. While those are great, there are ways to see them without making the same common mistakes many first-timers to Rome make.<p>On a recent Quora thread, Roman …

Italy

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

Toyota wants to change the world with Mirai, its new hydrogen car

The fourth-generation Toyota Prius is manufactured at the company's Tsutsumi plant, a few kilometres south-east of Nagoya, around 100 minutes from …

Electric Vehicles

Heard of Sex Diet? Here is a list of food items to eat and AVOID to maintain your sex drive

Nutritionist Sarah Fowler reveals her top tips on the kind of food one should opt for and stay away from to keep their libido intact and to recover …

Managing Complex Change

Greek philosopher Heraclitus <b></b>is credited with saying, “The only constant is change” around 500 BC. This idea rings true today. I get a close view of …

10 of the best apps for independent travellers

Looking for holiday inspiration for 2018? These free smartphone apps mean you can carry insider travel tips for hundreds of destinations in your pocket<p>Luckytrip<p>Want an adventure and don’t care where? Luckytrip is the smarter version of showing up at the airport and buying the first flight you can …

Apps

The dollar’s days as the world’s most important currency are numbered

For at least 70 years, the US dollar has been the world’s dominant currency. Central banks around the world hold a large portion of their reserves in the US currency, while private companies use it for international transactions. The trade in US Treasury bonds is the world’s deepest, most liquid …

Stock Markets

16 mental models for founders and leaders

Think of mental models as the operating systems (OS) that run in the background of your brain. They’re always running—and you’ve put them together, either consciously or subconsciously, from your experiences and information.<p>Mental models give you a perspective or a frame of mind with which to view …

Product Management

Busted! ETFs’ top five myths

Europe’s first ETF was launched in 2001, their success since has been astronomic. But as many investors have become more comfortable with ETFs, some …

Global regulatory body to launch fresh probe into ETFs

A second probe into the $4tn exchange traded fund industry will be launched in early 2018 by the global umbrella body for securities regulators, as …

It is too convenient to blame ETFs for everything

Claims by doomsayers that exchange traded funds are fuelling the next financial crisis sound good but are wildly exaggerated<p>In the early days of …

Intentional or not, US watchdogs have given bitcoin a major mark of approval

After months of discussions, US regulators have greenlighted two of the biggest exchange operators to create derivatives tied to bitcoin, a digital asset that officials acknowledge is unlike any they have dealt with before. Though many financial heavyweights are skeptical of cryptoassets, the …

Cryptocurrency

All You Need to Know About Bitcoin’s Rise, From $0.01 to $15,000

The initial price of bitcoin, set in 2010, was less than 1 cent. Now it’s crossed $16,000. Once seen as the province of nerds, libertarians and drug …

Bitcoin

Index investing will 'absolutely get bigger': Vanguard's Greg Davis

Vanguard chief investment officer Greg Davis says passive investing will keep getting bigger, as he rebutted criticisms by active stock pickers that …