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PM Narendra Modi's Independence Day Speech | August 15, 2016

How to become luckier, according to science

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don't mean …

Here Are the Four Types of Drunks, According to Science

You know when you’re out with your friends at a bar, and you’ve all had the same amount to drink, yet one friend is giggling uncontrollably, another …

Brands Aren’t Dead, But Traditional Branding Tools Are Dying

Back in the days when the internet was young, many believed that as it grew brands would become a thing of the past. Leading information economy thinkers propagated this view, including Carl Shapiro and Hal R. Varian, who published the highly influential book, <i>Information Rules,</i> in 1999 (Varian is …

The Economist on Twitter: "Public trust in the authorities of OECD countries has eroded http://t.co/QtSyceGNow http://t.co/VyNy4Ai8oU"

Where did banana republics get their name?

VIOLENT, poor and politically wobbly, Honduras meets most people’s definition of a banana republic. On Sunday it will hold a closely-fought …

7 Business Model Personalities

Business models are like instruction manuals for your business. These archetypes could help you build a successful company.<p>A well-defined business model should clearly articulate your function in the market, including how you make money, what inputs you depend upon, who your target customers are, …

10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy

Over the weekend, I wound up at Washington, D.C.’s Trapeze School with a group of friends. Before one of them headed up a ladder to attempt a somersault landing from the trapeze bar, she handed me her phone and asked me to take photos. “What’s the password?” I asked. “I don’t use one,” she replied. …

The 147 Companies That Control Everything

Three systems theorists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have taken a database listing 37 million companies and investors worldwide and analyzed all 43,060 transnational corporations and share ownerships linking them. They built a model of who owns what and what their revenues …

Debunking Myths About Highly-Skilled Immigration and the Global Race for Talent

Talk to the founders of Silicon Valley startups and they will tell you that the single greatest obstacle they face after they obtain funding is the dearth of skilled talent. They say this is limiting their ability to innovate. A group of tech CEOs told President Obama in March that five companies …

Can You Really Improve Your Emotional Intelligence?

Who wouldn’t want a higher level of emotional intelligence? Studies have shown that a high emotional quotient (or EQ) boosts career success, entrepreneurial potential, leadership talent, health, relationship satisfaction, humor, and happiness. It is also the best antidote to work stress and it …