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Collaborating Well in Large Global Teams

Professional service firms seeking to help companies navigate the demands of globalization face a tough challenge because advisers with the specialized expertise needed to address sophisticated issues are most often distributed throughout the firm and around the globe. This makes collaboration …

Management

Stephen King hits out at 'closed minds' who oppose US gun control laws

Novelist repeats his call for reform of gun ownership with Twitter posts in the wake of Charleston church shootings<p>American novelist Stephen King has hit out at the “proudly closed minds” on gun control in America following the murder of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina this …

Guns

Microsoft Launches Another Free Android Lock Screen App

Things are busy at Microsoft Garage, where the company’s employees share experimental projects they’ve been working on. The most recent release is Picturesque Lock Screen, a free Android app that adds useful functions, handy shortcuts and beautiful images to your lock screen.<p>Picturesque Lock Screen …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation

Research supports theory that drought and climate conditions reduced Mayans from a regional power to survivors abandoning cities to virtual extinction<p>A massive underwater sinkhole surrounded by reefs, caves and sharks has provided archaeologists with clues in the mystery of the fall of the Mayan …

Belize

Gwyneth Paltrow Reveals Conscious Uncoupling Just Boring Old Depressing Divorce

She and Chris Martin have “worked really f---ing hard” during separation.<p>As she makes the press rounds for her new film, <i>Mortdecai</i>, <b>Gwyneth Paltrow</b> has been opening up about her “conscious uncoupling” from Coldplay frontman <b>Chris Martin</b>. Turns out that despite the contemplative name of their …

World Clock by 11+

South Korean design house 11+ is quickly gaining a reputation for its elegant yet approachable modern take on home accessories. The World Clock is an interactive desk clock that stylishly masks its complexity in a simple, minimalist design. A cylindrical body allows the clock to show times for all …

Hyperloop Sees 600 MPH LA-To-San Francisco Run By 2025

Elon Musk's envisioned Hyperloop service will supposedly change everything about how we get from point A to point B. Musk has said this new fifth …

Air passengers stay calm amid reclining seats and nut cases | Financial Times

The airline business celebrated its centenary this year — in 1914, the world’s first commercial flight crossed Tampa Bay, Florida. However, it seems …

Aviation

Hockey the ‘worst’ federal treasurer in 40 years: poll

The polls showed voters didn’t like his budget – and now they have shown they don’t like him either.<p>In a week where Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey …

#illridewithyou: support for Muslim Australians takes off following Sydney siege

The #illridewithyou hashtag is continuing to trend on Twitter as a show of support for Muslim Australians after the siege at the Lindt cafe in Sydney.<p>…

Gartner: 301M Smartphones Sold In Q3 As Xiaomi Muscles Into The Top 5 At Samsung’s Expense

Smartphones now account for 66% of all mobile phones worldwide and are on track to see 2014 sales of 1.2 billion units in 2014. But while Android appears to have “won” the so-called platform war, the two-horse race between the leading smartphone vendors — Samsung and Apple — looks like it may …

Christmas Without the Kitchen

A roasted, free-range Christmas goose worthy of Dickens, preceded by caviar and salmon on toast points and accompanied by artichoke parmesan stuffing and a brand of smoked sausages named on Oprah's Favorite Things and endorsed by Martha Stewart as well as Mrs. Claus can be on your festive Christmas …

How Surface tablets are changing the way NFL coaches work

Each NFL stadium is equipped with two cameras that help teams make play calls: one that provides a close up shot of the line of scrimmage, and another that offers a wide field of view so coaches and players can see the full play. Those cameras aren't new — they used to feed images to banks of …

Earth faces sixth ‘great extinction’ with 41% of amphibians set to go the way of the dodo

A stark depiction of the threat hanging over the world’s mammals, reptiles, amphibians and other life forms has been published by the prestigious …

What does Microsoft's cloud momentum mean for NZ CIOs?

There was a time when Microsoft hid away from innovation, an ageing dinosaur in the new world of technology.<p>Marooned in darkness as Apple and Google …

How Unexpected New Revenue Can Emerge From Big Data

It’s nothing new to say that businesses of all sizes should always be on the lookout for fortunate surprises that open up unexpected new paths to value. Some use the term serendipity, and the Wikipedia entry for serendipity even features sections on the role it plays in business, science and …

Steve Wozniak says Apple's garage creation story is a myth

On Thursday, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak refuted Apple's inspiring creation myth: that he and Steve Jobs founded the world's most valuable company …

N.Y. Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke bluntly on race, policing in ways harder for Obama

“This is now a national moment of grief, a national moment of pain, and searching for a solution . . . We’re not just dealing with a problem in 2014, we’re not dealing with years of racism leading up to it, or decades of racism — we are dealing with centuries of racism that have brought us to this …

Now Boarding 'Mint': JetBlue's take on the first class experience

When JetBlue took flight in 2000, the company aimed to "bring humanity back to air travel." The team started by ordering a bunch of new Airbus A320 aircraft, filling them with comfy leather seats (and enough legroom), serving unlimited free snacks and, best of all, offering a TV at every seat with …