Ruan Schoeman

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Study Reveals A Conversation Trick That Motivates People To Change Their Behavior

Whether you want your New Year’s resolution to actually stick this year, or you want your team to do something different, behavior change can be hard. Although there are lots of theories about what really motivates people to create long-lasting change, new research shows the secret might be simpler …

Psychology

A Psychologist Shares The Secret To Dealing With Difficult People

We've all been there. These situations don't happen a lot (thank god) but we all feel helpless when they do. And because they're rare we don't ever seem to get better at handling them.<p>Problem is, these moments are often critical because they're usually with people we care about.<p>What's the best way …

Some of the Best Moments of 2015 That Were Captured Using a GoPro Camera

GoPro takes a look back at some of the best moments in 2015 that were captured using a GoPro camera.<p>In addition to this blog, Laughing Squid is also …

How 3,000 Customer Service Standards Create The Ritz-Carlton Customer Experience

To the eyes of your customer, a great customer experience should look like it was a cinch–a piece of cake–to pull off. To the extent that your efforts are even noticed, great customer service should appear to be the result of a group of thoughtful employees spontaneously choosing to do their jobs …

Customer Experience

Cool time lapse of an aircraft carrier being assembled piece by piece

Man, building an aircraft carrier is just like playing with Lego bricks! At a much, much larger scale, of course. Here is footage showing how the …

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

Getting Started<p>Sharing Resources<p>The nonprofit Creative Commons offers free, easy-to-use copyright licenses that allow you to specify which rights to …

Don’t Just Fail Fast, Fail Smart | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs have a saying they love to repeat: "Fail fast."<p>The idea of failing fast goes like this. You're going to fail at some point. You might as well get it over with, and then get on with something that <i>won't</i> fail.<p>Failure is seen as a building block, a step in the right direction.<p>On the …

Entrepreneurship

30 Years Ago Warren Buffett Gave Away The Secret To Good Investing And Correctly Predicted No One Would Listen

In a speech at Columbia Business School, later adapted into an essay, Buffett introduced what he called, "The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville."<p>Buffett writes:<p><b>"The common intellectual theme of the investors from Graham-and-Doddsville is this: they search for discrepancies between the value</b> …

10 Self-Made Billionaires Share The Secret To Their Success

Here are 10 great quotes from successful entrepreneurs to inspire you to come out swinging in 2015, whether that involves growing a current business or starting a new venture.<p><b>1. "I like thinking big. If you're going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big." —Donald Trump</b><p>No successful …

Entrepreneurship

India suspends diesel price hike as country heads to polls - Oil

India's state-owned oil refiners have temporarily suspended their monthly diesel price hike -- that has been in effect since January 2013 -- at the …

Codes of Conduct

Giant Kazakh Oil Field Is Stuck Between 'A Widow Maker' And 'A Rotating Bomb'

MILAN (Reuters) - Western oil majors struggling to restart production at one of the world's biggest offshore oilfields in Kazakhstan have found that whole kilometers of pipeline are defective, two people recently returned from the $50 billion project say.<p>Replacing the damaged section altogether may …

Keystone pipeline decision delayed again, likely until after November elections

The Obama administration is indefinitely extending its review of the Keystone XL pipeline (TRP), probably delaying a decision on the project until …

Tom Steyer

The Bakken Shale Fields Hold How Many Barrels of Oil? | Economic Intelligence | US News

It was last month when the Associated Press reported that the Bakken shale oil fields have produced their billionth barrel of oil. A fabulous …

How Soon Will the World Oil Production Peak?: A Hubbert Linearization Analysis

<b>This is a Guest Post By “Political Economist”</b><p>In this informal paper, I conduct Hubbert Linearization exercises on the world’s 11 topoil producers as …

Oil

Boeing: Randy's Blog

Price of RON 95, RON 97 expected to drop on Dec 31

According to reports, the at-the-pump price of RON 95 and RON 97 petrol as well as diesel is expected to be lowered at the end of the year. Deputy …

Ford On Track To Meet 2025 Gas-Mileage Rules, CEO Says

Meeting U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards was expected to be tough work for carmakers, but so far Ford doesn't seem worried.<p>The …

Automotive Industry

4 oil firms to cut fuel prices

INQUIRER FILE PHOTO<p>MANILA, Philippines—Four oil companies have slashed prices of fuel effective December 21.<p>Petron, Shell, and Eastern Petroleum have …

Oil & Gas Industry

Fuel prices rolled back anew - Auto Industry News

Brent Co / Brent Co | December 20, 2014 20:02<p>Petroleum prices have been rolled back once again<p>It is a Merry Christmas indeed for motorists as fuel …

Oil

Analyst slashes Tesla sales forecast by 40% due to fuel prices

While falling gas prices are cause for celebration among Americans, many of whom are seeing their budget for Christmas presents burgeon on account of the cheap fuel, it's decidedly bad news for Tesla Motors.<p>The electric car manufacturer's fortunes are being seriously impacted by the low cost of …