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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 …

Employee Engagement Does More than Boost Productivity

Improving employee engagement is not simply about improving productivity — although organizations with a high level of engagement do report 22% higher productivity, according to a new meta-analysis of 1.4 million employees conducted by the Gallup Organization.<p>In addition, strong employee engagement …

Exit an Unprofitable Line of Business

In Performance Appraisals, Make Context Count

Every organization evaluates the performance of its employees in some way, whether that process is formal or informal, or on a regular cycle or an ad-hoc basis. At a small start-up, feedback is likely to be informal and spontaneous, while larger organizations are likely to have structured systems …

Don’t Just Create Value; Capture It

In my recent HBR article, <i>The New Dynamics of Competition</i>, I present a new analytical tool called Value Network Maps, which I explain below.<p>These Maps are an outgrowth of exciting new work by strategy scholars developing a mathematical model of firm strategy that I refer to as the Value Capture …

Apple's Streaming Music Service Set for Launch, Says Report

Apple seems to be getting closer to giving the streaming music services like Spotify, Rdio and Pandora, a run for their money.<p>According to The New …

30 Must-Have iPhone Apps For Frequent Flyers

Your iPhone could be your most valuable travel companion. It can help you get the best seats on and off the plane, get you to the gate on time, find convenient airport lounges, avoid weather cancellations and even help you find the bathroom in a pitch dark hotel room. All these apps are available …

Getting Things Done When You Have Too Much To Do - Small Business Trends

Productivity consultant David Allen – of “Getting Things Done” fame – says to be more productive and creative, you need to clear out your head.<p>Allen, …

10 Small Ways to Combat Big Employee Conflicts

It doesn’t matter how robust the company wellness program is or how relaxing the nap room feels – when two or more employees are stuck in a negative …

Mari Smith on How Small Businesses Can Use the 80/20 Rule in Facebook

Did you know that your Facebook updates are never going to be seen by 100% of your fans in your newsfeed? Instead, only 2% to 48% will see them. Yet, …

Stop Work Overload By Setting These Boundaries

Why is it that when your friends, your significant other, and especially your mom tell you, <i>You need to stop working so much!</i> — you hesitate? On the one hand, you know they have a point. It’s unsustainable to pull 12- to 14-hour days on a consistent basis, and you feel burnt-out and cranky. But when …

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Coffee Around the World

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Kenneth Davids is a coffee expert, an author, and a co-founder of Coffee Review, a site that serves as a coffee buyer’s guide. Davids conducts blind, expert cuppings of coffees and reports the finding in 100-point reviews, much like those that exist in the wine industry.<p><b>Some</b> …

Plane Etiquette 101

TravelTraveler Magazine<p>Flying can feel like torture.<p>The bone-dry cabin air is recycled. Spaces are ridiculously cramped. Passengers don’t always have ready access to food, water, and restrooms. It’s a fight waiting to happen—and happen it does.<p>Flash points include seat territory disputes, scuffles …

How to Survive a Long Flight

TravelTraveler Magazine<p>There’s no question about it: traveling opens our eyes and minds to new cultures, landscapes, and people. That being said, getting there isn’t always fun.<p>Most people don’t exactly look forward to long flights, but they don’t have to inspire dread, either.<p><i>If you’re like me and</i> …

My Travel Essentials

TravelTraveler Magazine<p>I’ve spent the night in four different countries this week.<p>I went diving on Mexico’s coral reef, was interviewed on French-Canadian television, did laundry in Washington, D.C., and then flew to Buenos Aires for last night’s marvelous dinner at La Cabrera.<p>Though the life of a …

Meet the Editor: Manage Your Magazines on the Web

Inside Flipboard / May 9, 2013<p>The “Flip It” button gets a major new expansion today: the Flipboard Editor, which gives all Flipboard curators …

How one Irish woman made $22bn for Apple in a year

Cathy Kearney, an accountant in the Irish city of Cork, appears to live a fairly modest home life. A graduate of the local university, her home for …

Apple Launches New 16 GB iPod Touch With No Rear Camera for $229

Apple today made a quiet update to its iPod touch lineup, launching a new 16 GB fifth-generation model without a rear camera for $229. The new iPod touch, which is only available with a black front and silver back, replaces the fourth-generation iPod touch that Apple had continued to offer since …

Why Men Work So Many Hours

How many employed American mothers work more than 50 hours a week? Go on, guess. I’ve been asking lots of people that question lately. Most guess around 50 percent.<p>The truth is 9 percent.<p>Nine percent of working moms clock more than 50 hours a week during the key years of career advancement: ages 25 …

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 …

The Best Facebook Privacy Settings for Kids

Opening a Facebook account is now a rite of passage for kids, but as a parent you want to make sure they stay safe online. We'll help you navigate the maze of Facebook privacy settings.<p><b>There's no set of exactly right</b> privacy settings for Facebook, and you may decide your child needs a more private …

Talent Management: Boards Give Their Companies an “F”

What is top of mind for corporate boards worldwide? In one of the most comprehensive global surveys of corporate directors to date, we found that they were very worried about developing and enacting strategic plans that will enable their organizations to succeed. And what did they say was their …

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Brain cells give insight into Down's syndrome

<b>Brain cells have been grown from skin cells of adults with Down's syndrome in research that could shed new light on the condition.</b><p>US scientists found a reduction in connections among the brain cells and possible faults in genes that protect the body from ageing.<p>The research in the Proceedings of …

Establish Credibility in a New Job

Talent Strategies for the Post-Loyalty World

An interview with <b>Ben Casnocha</b> and <b>Chris Yeh</b>, coauthors of the article Tours of Duty: The New Employer-Employee Compact.<p>JUSTIN FOX: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m Justin Fox, and I’m talking today with Ben Casnocha, an entrepreneur and co-author of the recent book, The …