Sarvajit Singh Thapa

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Art & Painting

When It’s in Your Interest Not to Be Self-Interested

“I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good,” Adam Smith wrote in <i>The Wealth of Nations</i>. “It is an affectation, indeed, not very common among merchants, and very few words need be employed in dissuading them from it.”<p>What truly promoted the public good, …

We Need a New Approach to Solve the Innovation Talent Gap

My brother-in-law, Joel Murphy, and his brother Erik run a family business called Murphy & Associates in Seattle. It’s an IT and business consulting staffing business that: (a) recruits top programmers and program managers; (b) identifies key projects at large tech companies; and (c) makes a match. …

When Big Companies Support Start-ups, Both Make More Money

In the technology world, we’ve seen the tremendous impact that eBay has made in helping small e-commerce businesses get off the ground. Many of them started off selling merchandise from their apartments or homes, and some evolved to become <i>power sellers</i>. Today there are hundreds of thousands of …

Be Yourself, but Carefully

<i>To evaluate when—and when not—to share, take this interactive assessment.</i><p>“Authenticity” is the new buzzword among leaders today. We’re told to bring our full selves to the office, to engage in frank conversations, and to tell personal stories as a way of gaining our colleagues’ trust and improving …

How to Make a Job Sharing Situation Work

Job sharing — splitting a full-time position into two part-time jobs — is an increasingly popular flexible work arrangement. But is it really possible to share a job with another person? How can you make what looks good on paper work in reality?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>“There are a wide variety of …

The Downside of Health Care Job Growth

While the growth of health care costs has slowed over the past few years, lowering costs over the long term will depend on improving health care labor productivity. Over half of the $2.6 trillion spent on health care in the United States in 2010 was wages for health care workers, and labor …

China reportedly just bought 5% of Ukraine (but the Ukrainian partner denies it)

<b>Update (9:21 a.m. ET):</b> Ukraine’s KSG Agro released a statement today, Sept. 24, denying reports that it had reached an agreement to sell 3 million hectares to a Chinese firm. Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post had reported a deal between KSG Agro and China’s Xinjiang Production and Construction …

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India

Wonder bread returns to store shelves

The iconic soft, squishy bread long a lunchbox favorite is back.<p>Flowers Foods Inc., which bought Wonder from the now-defunct Hostess Brands, says the bread started returning to supermarket shelves Monday nearly a year after it vanished.<p>The company, which also makes Tastykake and Nature's Own bread, …

Butternut

Can a billionaire build a new Hollywood in China?

Wang Jianlin, the richest man in China, has begun building what he hopes will become his home country's own version of Hollywood. According to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, Wang's Dalian Wanda Group broke ground on the Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis on Sunday with executives from Paramount, Sony, …

Gold iPhone 5S sells for $10K on eBay, worth just $649

The phone, a 16GB unlocked model, was valued at $649, but brought in more than 15 times that price at auction.<p>You can buy a lot of things with $10,100 -- unless we're talking hard-to-find iPhones on eBay.<p>That's how much one eBay buyer paid for a 16GB unlocked iPhone 5S in gold, a device that's …

Mobile Technology

Microsoft joins with China's BesTV to develop 'games and related services'

Microsoft has signed a deal with a Chinese IPTV firm BesTV to develop "games and related services," according to <i>Xinhuanet.</i> What that means is anyone's guess though, because there aren't many concrete details other than the fact that the duo are working together on <i>something</i>. When we asked for …

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