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The 10 Biggest Oil And Gas Discoveries Of 2013

2013 was a decidedly lackluster year for oil exploration. Worldwide, there were no discoveries as big as 1 billion barrels. And some gifted explorers had dreadful drilling results, with Tullow Energy suffering some 20 dry holes.<p>Indeed, there were expensive disappointments all around the globe. …

The Story Behind Chrysler And Fiat, And Why The Stock Is So Cheap

<i>The following is a guest post by George Schultze, founder of Schultze Asset Management LLC, an alternative investments firm founded in 1998 that manages approximately $260 million in assets and specializes in event-driven and distressed securities investing. Mr. Schultze is author of The Art of</i> …

The Eight Archetypes of Leadership

Although the ghost of the Great Man still haunts leadership studies, most of us have recognized by now that successful organizations are the product of distributive, collective, and complementary leadership. The first step in putting together such a team is to identify each member of the team’s …

Eleven trends shaping flexible packaging | Packaging World

Trends often come and go before you notice them. Flexible packaging trends seem to have a longer life span than most, signaling that the format is …

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Harvard Biz Review on Twitter: "Ever wonder what @ideo's culture is like? http://t.co/5c6eCVX53K http://t.co/YFlvOrz1h3"

Replying to @<b>HarvardBiz</b><p>0 replies 3 retweets 2 likes<p>Replying to @<b>HarvardBiz</b><p>“@<b>HarvardBiz</b>: Ever wonder what @<b>ideo</b>'s culture is like? …

One Hotel, 88 Different Ways

When the Spanish-born artist Victor Enrich first moved to Munich, he intentionally didn’t find a permanent home, preferring to couch-surf for two months to meet new friends. He stored most of his luggage at the city’s central train station, where he had to change lockers every three days. As a …

5 Medical Technologies Revolutionizing Healthcare

Robin Farmanfarmaian did not have an easy childhood. Misdiagnosed as a teenager with an autoimmune condition, she entered into what might best be described as medical nightmare: 41 hospitalizations and 6 major surgeries.<p>But it was just a few years after that medicine began to change …

The Fine Art of Tough Love

What does it take to achieve excellence? I’ve spent much of my career chronicling top executives as a business journalist. But I’ve spent much of the last year on a very different pursuit, coauthoring a book about education, focusing on a tough but ultimately revered public-school music teacher.<p>And …

How Bianchi became an iconic bike brand

For the romantic, there's simply nothing that can match a Bianchi bike painted in the company's recognisable celeste, writes Robert Dineen<p><b>In short.</b> Probably the world's most recognisable bike brand.<p><b>How did it begin?</b> When Edoardo Bianchi started building bikes in his Milanese factory in 1886, aged …

Pneumatic Tube System Delivers Burgers At 87MPH

PS <3 PTs<p>A restaurant in Christchurch, New Zealand, plans to install a pneumatic tube system for delivering sliders and a “wee packet of chips—um, fries,” as chef Richie Ward explained in a video.<p>The food, which will come enclosed in stainless steel capsules, will go barreling through the tubes at …

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3 Things You Should Basically Never, Ever Say

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources, and insights to</i> <i>entrepreneurs and business owners</i>. The article below was …

Words To Live By: 5 Steps To Choosing Your Team's Core Values

If you’re familiar with Zappos, you’ve probably heard of the company’s core values. They’re plastered on the walls and committed to employees’ memories—and ultimately, they set the expectations for every Zappos worker. And so far, it seems to be working.<p>Defining a set of values can help unify your …

10 Charts from 2013 That Changed the Way We Think

1. Asian countries are overtaking European countries when it comes to prosperity:<p>2. The most common area of weakness for ineffective senior leaders is their ability to develop others, followed by their ability to collaborate (but research shows it’s entirely possible to reverse these bad habits):<p>3. …

Stats and Curiosities

Publication Date: <b>October 15, 2013</b><p>Fascinating stats... useful tips... entertaining topics. Did you know that to make a task seem easier, all you have to do is lean back a little? Or that retail salespeople who mimic the way their customers speak and behave end up selling more? If you like stats like …

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

The Simple Water Pump That’s Changing Lives Across the World | WIRED

Nick Moon and Martin Fisher spent years working on development projects in Africa, only to see them fizzle. Giving stuff away wasn’t effective: …

Nelson Mandela: Maybe Not a Saint, But He Kept on Trying and Gave Us All He Had

"My head is bloody, but unbowed. I thank whatever gods may be for my unconquerable soul."<p>These are a few lines from the poem "Invictus" by William …

Nelson Mandela quotes: 'Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people'

Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, has died. Here are his thoughts on freedom, equality and how he would like to be remembered<p>Nelson Mandela, who led South Africa from apartheid to democracy, was a humble, eloquent and inspirational figure who advocated peace, democracy and human …

Mandela's miraculous capacity for forgiveness a carefully calibrated strategy

When Nelson Mandela arrived on Robben Island at dawn on a frigid, rainy morning in July, 1964, it fast became clear to the Afrikaner prison officials that he commanded great respect among the inmates, that he was a natural leader of the men. As a consequence, they singled him out for punishment and …

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Harper, Obama and other leaders react to Mandela's death

CP<p>Prime Minister Stephen Harper<p>"The world has lost one of its great moral leaders and statesmen. He demonstrated that the only path forward for the nation was to reject the appeal of bitterness."<p>Reuters<p>United States President Barack Obama<p>“Today he’s gone home, and we’ve lost one of the most …

Nelson Mandela was a hero who conquered bitterness and hate

It is hard to imagine that anyone alive today would be more widely mourned than Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday at the age of 95. He was a universal hero.<p>As Winston Churchill was to steadfastness in the face of a tyrannical foe, as Mahatma Gandhi was to non-violent resistance, Mr. Mandela was …

Nelson Mandela in Pictures

Obama Expected To Travel To South Africa For Nelson Mandela Funeral

President Barack Obama will likely travel to South Africa to mourn the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela, a White House official told ABC News on Thursday.<p><i>More from the Associated Press:</i><p>Counting himself among the millions influenced by Nelson Mandela, President Barack Obama …

Nelson Mandela, 1918–2013: Remembering an Icon of Freedom

Nelson Mandela was always uncomfortable talking about his own death. But not because he was afraid or in doubt. He was uncomfortable because he …