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Effect of 'Power Distance' in Indian MNCs

Culture, in general, is supported and experienced by individuals in the society, at school, and in the workplace. Globally, cultures differ from …

Management

Purposeful Leadership

“Everything works, until it doesn’t”. This has become a familiar lament from many of the senior executives we encounter in our leadership development …

Profit

3 Industries Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Right Now

Two of my long-term goals as an investor are to always imagine the world ahead, and to learn something in the process. Large-scale changes and …

Why I love Being Rejected. And You Should Too.

Daily Stretch #26: regain control of your potential<p>To pull my socks up after a defeat isn’t the only thing I’ve learned from my Literature …

Things to know about Entrepreneurship before you Establish a Startup

A startup is not really for a weak hearted person. In any case, if you’re prepared to transform your thought into reality, business is an adventurous …

Every workplace needs it, everyone wants it, and it’s free

There are many ways to create thriving workplaces. There are things we can do to improve relationships with co-workers. But why is being seen, heard …

Finding a Job You'll Like for Years Comes Down to a Factor You May Overlook

Humans are notoriously poor judges of how much they'll change in the future.<p>You might be 100% convinced that you'll love working in management …

Employment

This Cafe Is Staffed Entirely By Deaf People

GRANADA, Nicaragua ― When we walked into the cafe, we were greeted by a waitress who smiled, held out a menu, and pointed to a table. It’s only when we asked for “una mesa para seis,” or a table for six, that we realized something was a bit different: The waitress glanced at our group and held up …

Disability

A Bar Named 'Coup' Is Helping Charities Fight Back In Trump's America

One bar is doing its best to reverse some of the damage that’s already been done by Trump’s administration.<p>Coup, short for “coup d’état,” opens today in Manhattan and plans to donate 100 percent of its profits to charity. It’s the brainchild of restauranteur Ravi DeRossi. He conceptualized the bar …

12 Essential Habits of Exceptional Leaders

One of the most popular <i>Dilbert</i> comic strips in the cartoon’s history begins with Dilbert’s boss relaying senior leadership’s explanation for the company’s low profits. In response to his boss, Dilbert asks incredulously, “So they’re saying that profits went up because of great leadership and down …

Self-awareness

These Plastic Bottles Full Of Water And Bleach Light Up Homes Without Electricity

In an effort to bring light to communities lacking electricity, one pioneering project is utilizing an unexpected tool: old plastic bottles.<p>Liter of Light, a project of the Philippines-based nonprofit MyShelter Foundation, provides light to poor households around the world with limited or no access …

World Economic Forum

Why India's farmers want to conserve indigenous heirloom rice

India was once home to 100,000 rice varieties, but high-yield, less hardy hybrids have taken over encouraging farmers to safeguard more resistant strains<p>India <i>is</i> rice country: the cereal provides daily sustenance for more than 60% of the population. Half a century ago, it was home to more than …

Agriculture
Nuclear Energy

Nuclear is not the way to a clean energy future

We should be worried about the flood-proofing of our nuclear power plants, says Sue Roaf, while David Bridgewater argues for nuclear fusion, rather than fission. Plus letters from Dr Kevin Purdy, Dr John Doherty and John Starbuck<p>In Agneta Rising’s defence of nuclear generation (Letters, 19 …

Energy

California’s big battery experiment: a turning point for energy storage?

The world’s largest lithium-ion battery installed after the Aliso Canyon gas blowout has become a test case for the grid storage industry<p>On a paved expanse next to an electrical substation in Escondido, 30 miles north of downtown San Diego, sits a row of huge silver boxes. The site resembles a …

Clean Energy

The entrepreneurs turning carbon dioxide into fuels

The race is on to prove that CO2 can be taken from the air and recycled into profitable, carbon neutral fuels. But cost and investment obstacles remain<p>In an industrial greenhouse about 30km from Zurich, plump aubergines and juicy cherry tomatoes are ripening to perfection. Growing Mediterranean …

Carbon Dioxide

How to fix the welfare state for the entrepreneurial age

The political origins of the modern welfare state lie in the turmoil of the 1930s. The Great Depression in the US and the rise of fascism in Europe …

Entrepreneurship

We can achieve sustainability -- but not without limiting growth

Can Australians be sustainable and enjoy endless economic growth? It’s not likely.<p>In a recent article on The Conversation, Steve Hatfield-Dodds …

Community Solar Brings Renewable Energy 'To The Masses'

Solar panels aren’t just for Arizonans living in sprawling ranch houses anymore.<p>Homeowners who lack adequate roof space or who enjoy the shade of big trees -- even condo owners and renters such as Joe and Vanessa Goldberg of notoriously rainy Seattle -- are now teaming up with their neighbors to …

Solar Power

What Sustainable Development is Really About

Current conversations and dialogues relating to sustainable development are often congested with variations of words relating to the environment. Phrases such as "green energy", "green technology", "green solutions" or "environmentally-friendly", have permeated global dialogues on sustainability …

Sustainability

New Documents Show Oil Industry Even More Evil Than We Thought

In 1968, a pair of scientists from Stanford Research Institute wrote a report for the American Petroleum Institute, a trade association for America's oil and natural gas industry. They warned that "man is now engaged in a vast geophysical experiment with his environment, the earth" -- one that "may …

Climate

Women are better educated but get screwed over as soon as they enter the workforce

That's according to the latest data from Glassdoor Economic Research, with the help of Llewellyn Consulting, in the report entitled "Which Countries in Europe Have the Best Gender Equality in the Workplace?"<p>Researchers found that while there was a greater proportion of women in tertiary education — …

Education

Starbucks Issues First-Ever U.S. Corporate Sustainability Bond, Aimed at Driving Social Impacts in Supply Chain

Image credit: Starbucks<p>Related:<p><b>Starbucks Corporation</b> announced on Monday that it completed the underwriting of an initial public offering of senior …

Ben And Jerry’s Recipe To Save Democracy

Ben & Jerry’s unveiled a new social justice campaign — and a punny ice cream flavor to go with it — alongside the NAACP at a North Carolina rally on …

Researchers turn carbon dioxide into sustainable concrete

Imagine a world with little or no concrete. Would that even be possible? After all, concrete is everywhere—on our roads, our driveways, in our homes, …

Sharing Data Is a Form of Corporate Philanthropy

Ever since the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters was signed in 1999, satellite companies like DMC International Imaging have had a clear protocol with which to provide valuable imagery to public actors in times of crisis. In a single week this February, DMCii tasked its fleet of …

Opinion: World at tipping point for renewable energy

<i>Adnan Z. Amin is director-general of the International Renewable Energy Agency.</i> <i>Fatih Birol</i> <i>is executive director of the International Energy Agency. The opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the authors.</i><p>The world has reached a tipping point: Energy efficiency and renewable energy …

Renewable Energy

The Intersection of Cognitive Computing and Sustainability

<i>Co Author: Dimitar Vladhov</i><br>On the 11th of May 1997, in New York City, life as he knew it changed for world chess champion Garry Kasparov. For the …

Artificial Intelligence

Turning Around the Energy Crisis

<i>“An exciting, original approach how we can fast track the green economy and green finance by combining opportunity and responsibility in new</i> …

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