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16 Tips for Running More Effective Meetings | Inc.com

Chances are, you've noticed that many meetings are a tremendous waste of time. A few years ago, Microsoft did some research into this problem and found that people spend on average 5.6 hours each week in meetings, and that 71 percent of American employees reported that these meetings "aren't very …

Profit

South Korea's gender problem could lead to an existential crisis

South Korea has such a low birth rate that it could become the world's oldest country by 2045, with an average age of 50. If things continue at this rate, the country could even go extinct by 2750. All that aging is putting the country into some dire economic straits.<p>Solving this demographic crisis …

Demographics

Why Culture Is More Important Than You Think!

Your company culture is the unique collection of values that defines for your organization, what is and is not tolerated, accepted, and lauded. If corporate transformation sounds difficult, that's because it is. According to research done by The Boston Consulting Group, PwC, and my own research, …

Team Building

More Than 100 Teens Have Been Sentenced To Die In Iran

At least 160 young Iranians are currently awaiting execution and 73 others have been put to death between 2005 and 2015, a chilling new report from Amnesty International says.<p>As the world's leading executioner of offenders under 18 and one of the world's largest users of the death penalty overall, …

Middle East
Middle East

Covering up nude statues: Iranians say thanks but no thanks to Italy

"Nude Statues have been covered up to respect Hassan Rouhani", reads the tweet in Persian.<p><b>Iranians have responded with online sarcasm after Italy covered up statues to avoid their private bits being on display.</b><p>President Hassan Rouhani was on an official visit to Rome this week. It's been 10 years …

Hassan Rouhani

Sanctions Gone, Iran Goes on a Huge European Shopping Spree

Iranian President Rouhani is leading a massive commercial mission to Rome and Paris this week.<p>ROME — There are a few things that Italians do better …

Record hot years near impossible without manmade climate change – study

New calculations shows there is just a 0.01% chance that recent run of global heat records could have happened due to natural climate variations<p>The world’s run of record-breaking hottest years is extremely unlikely to have happened without the global warming caused by human activities, according to …

Climate Change

Why are we looking on helplessly as markets crash all over the world?

The imminent collapse of the Chinese Ponzi-scheme economy shows that we need to bring control to the international economy<p>There has always been a tension at the heart of capitalism. Although it is the best wealth-creating mechanism we’ve made, it can’t be left to its own devices. Its …

Economics

This Body Language Makes You Look Like a Leader

It’s important to balance the appearance of power and warmth.<p>Via The Silent Language of Leaders: How Body Language Can Help–or Hurt–How You Lead:<p><b>When</b> …

Harvard Business School

Half of world's wealth now in hands of 1% of population – report

Inequality growing globally and in the UK, which has third most ‘ultra-high net worth individuals’, household wealth study finds<p>Global inequality is growing, with half the world’s wealth now in the hands of just 1% of the population, according to a new report.<p>The middle classes have been squeezed …

Demographics

War With Iran: The Same Old Story

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a joint news conference with the Netherlands' Foreign Affairs Minister Bert Koenders at …

Why Did The U.S. Choose Hiroshima?

The name Hiroshima is so tied to the atomic bomb that it's hard to imagine there were other possible targets.<p>But in early 1945, the U.S. was still months away from building its first bomb and certainly didn't know what to hit.<p>"Should it be a city? Should it be a military installation? Should you be …

Hiroshima

The Real Reason America Used Nuclear Weapons Against Japan. It Was Not To End the War Or Save Lives.

Atomic Weapons Were Not Needed to End the War or Save Lives<p>By Washington’s Blog / globalresearch.ca<p>Like all Americans, I was taught that the U.S. …

12 Signs That The United States And China Are Moving Toward War

<b>If the United States and China are supposed to be such “great friends”, why are both sides acting as if war is in our future?</b> Thanks to events in the …

China

Robert Reich: Americans have had it with free trade

The former secretary of labor reflects on the Trans Pacific Partnership’s near-death experience in Congress<p>How can it be that the largest pending trade deal in history – a deal backed both by a Democratic president and Republican leaders in Congress – is nearly dead?<p>The Trans Pacific Partnership …

Middle-class

The obscure legal system that lets corporations sue countries

Fifty years ago, an international legal system was created to protect the rights of foreign investors. Today, as companies win billions in damages, insiders say it has got dangerously out of control<p>Luis Parada’s office is just four blocks from the White House, in the heart of K Street, Washington’s …

Free Trade

6 Ways to Unlock Your Inner Leadership Skills

Simon Sinek started out like most entrepreneurs with a dream. He created a business because he thought he had a better mousetrap and watched it grow and prosper with a small staff and an amazing client roster. At first it was exciting and fun. The novelty of being the boss and running the show was …

Leadership

Russian bear will roar once more, says World Bank

Russia economy forecast to grow by 0.7pc next year, reversing negative growth forecast<p>The World Bank is seeing some improvement in Russia's battered economy, predicting it would shrink by 2.7pc this year and return to growth of 0.7pc in 2016.<p>The Russian economy has been savaged by a fall in oil …

Secret Pentagon Report Reveals US "Created" ISIS As A "Tool" To Overthrow Syria's President Assad

The revelations contradict the official line of Western government on their policies in Syria, and raise disturbing questions about secret Western …

Middle East

Jeb Bush says his brother was misled into war by faulty intelligence. That’s not what happened.

Jeb Bush

Who’s down with TPP?: Big business wins and democracy loses as both parties lie about free trade

Both parties line up to back a job-killing trade deal without even reading it. The hypocrisy is staggering<p>If you need further proof of your democracy’s ill health, the Senate provided plenty of it this week as it began debating whether to fast track President Obama’s much-beloved Trans Pacific …

Globalization

America's Achilles' Heel

Last Saturday, a massive Victory Parade was held in Moscow commemorating the 70-year anniversary of the surrender of Nazi Germany to the Red Army and …

War

Why people with agreeable personalities are less likely to become top managers

When it comes to the likelihood that you’ll get promoted into a top leadership position at your company, there are a few obvious factors to consider. …

Leadership

10 Ways to Be a Leader—Even When You Aren’t in Charge

5 Days to a new you - free guide<p>You can show up like a leader, too. And when you do, the rest of your career will take care of itself. Here are 10 …

9 Books Every Aspiring Leader Needs to Read

There are more than a million business books in print, and thousands more published every year. But what if, for some reason, you were only allowed …