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Follow the sun

RAED KHADER, a Jordanian driver, has an alarming habit of thumbing his mobile phone while at the wheel—albeit on a straight road cutting across the …

One of the best kept secrets of Indian real estate is out…

Vivek Kaul<p>The Economic Survey for the last financial year states: “Data shows that the first claim upon the savings of households is physical assets …

Real Estate

Three Muslim students shot dead execution-style 'by neighbor who had ranted against religion' in fight over parking at UNC Chapel Hill

• <b>Craig Hicks, 46, has been charged with the murders of three Muslim students near the UNC campus in Chapel Hill on Tuesday</b>• <b><br>Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, his</b> …

Religion

The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship | Inc.com

<i>Editor's Note: This article won an award in the Magazine Personal Service category in the 2014 Annual Awards Contest of the Deadline Club, the New York City chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.</i><p>By all counts and measures, Bradley Smith is an unequivocal business success. He's CEO of …

Entrepreneurship

What a Modi government might mean for freedom of speech

To a lover of democracy, the fervor surrounding the Indian election results is seductive. A record number of voters—the most in history, anywhere—have collectively pushed the frontier of Indian democracy forward but, quietly, another face of that same democracy has simultaneously regressed further …

India

A Dozen Things I’ve Learned About Marketing, Distribution and Sales

<b>1. “Most businesses actually get zero distribution channels to work. Poor distribution—not product—is the number one cause of failure.” (Peter Thiel)</b> …

Book Review: The Curriculum and Roadside MBA | Inc.com

In the <i>Seinfeld</i> episode "Bizarro Jerry," Kramer is mistakenly invited into a meeting after he uses a restroom in an office building. Being Kramer, he assumes the role of employee and insinuates himself into the life of the company. One day, he is called to the boss's office:<p>Kramer: What did you want …

Academic Research

Regarding fascism

The point is not that voters want to compromise with communalism for the sake of growth.<p>Written by |<p>The rise of Narendra Modi has brought the “F” …

Political Science

The Differences Between Successful People and Unsuccessful People

A few weeks ago I received a postcard in the mail from the CEO of Petra Coach, the creator of Align Software and a fellow member of Entrepreneurs …

The Struggle

<i>Editor’s note: Ben Horowitz is co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz. He was a co-founder and CEO of Opsware (formerly Loudcloud), which was acquired by HP, and ran several product divisions at Netscape. He serves on the board of companies such as Capriza, Foursquare, Jawbone,</i> …

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Ben Horowitz’s Honest And Real Take On Entrepreneurship

Imagine your business is down to its last stretch of runway and your investors refuse to put more cash into it. Your friends and your most trusted advisers tell you that it’s probably time to throw in the towel, but as a last-ditch effort to find some capital, you decide to take the company …

The Joy of Six: Kevin Pietersen

JFK innings, maestro moments and swaggering slogs, the batsman who made you think: is something brilliant happening?<p>1) The KP moment<p>There is a delightful scene in the final episode of Nathan Barley, Charlie Brooker's documentary about life at the Guardian. A TV executive has a pint poured over him …

So You Want to Build an Internet of Things Business

Earlier this month, Google made headlines by acquiring Nest Labs, the connected home startup, for $3.2 billion in cash. Although Nest has received significant fanfare for its smart products, some have argued that the price is a very generous premium for a small company that only a year ago was …

Seth's Blog

Everyone who eats at your restaurant expects a good cup of coffee, and it's difficult to wow them, because, of course, your competition is working to …

Harvard Biz Review on Twitter: "How @netflix reinvented HR http://t.co/0RwhgE9F1K http://t.co/aczqeXzFVv"

Replying to @<b>HarvardBiz</b><p>0 replies 0 retweets 0 likes<p>New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>HarvardBiz</b><p>“@<b>HarvardBiz</b>: How @<b>netflix</b> reinvented HR …

The New Rules of Globalization

In the past few years, Pfizer has encountered globalization’s new phase. As part of the Indian government’s efforts to make medicine accessible to as many people as possible, in February 2013 India’s Patent Office revoked Pfizer’s patent for the cancer drug Sutent and granted a domestic …

Paul Scholes passing compilation

You Can’t Be a Wimp—Make the Tough Calls

Photography: Jared Leeds<p>As one of the world’s preeminent advisers to CEOs and boards, Ram Charan has spent the past 35 years on the road, watching hundreds of executives deal with their toughest challenges. He regularly shares the insights from his experiences in speeches and the classroom and is …

Sir Alex Ferguson's PBS Interview Transcription

Sir Alex Ferguson gave an interview to <i>PBS</i>' Charlie Rose earlier this week, where the former Manchester United manager reflected on his glittering …

If He’s So Smart…Steve Jobs, Apple, and the Limits of Innovation

The battle over digital music is just another verse in Apple’s sad song: This astonishingly imaginative company keeps getting muscled out of markets it creates. So what does Apple have to tell us about innovation?<p><b>Everyone knows Parisians are snobs.</b> So it probably shouldn’t have come as a surprise …