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Why Male Investors Should 'Get' Women-Led Companies

There's been a smattering of news lately about how women-owned businesses continue to have trouble finding investors. The world of angels and VCs is still a boy's club, and men apparently tend to invest in other men -- something investor Adam Quinton of Lucas Point Ventures (who actually does …

An independent Scotland 'stronger' using the pound without permission

An independent Scotland that carried on using the pound without the permission of the rest of the UK would have a stronger economy than it does now, a free-market thinktank said on Thursday.<p>The Adam Smith Institute said the country would not only survive but thrive outside of a formal currency …

Salmond's chief economic adviser says Scotland could renege on UK debt

Alex Salmond's chief economic adviser has insisted that Scotland has several viable options for its currency, and could renege on its debt after independence, if UK ministers veto a sterling pact after a yes vote.<p>Crawford Beveridge, who chairs the Scottish government's fiscal commission and council …

Starbucks 'Clopening' Practices Deemed Inexcusable

Starbucks workers usually seem pretty happy with their jobs — often downright enthusiastic. With equal parts inspiration, perspiration and caffeine, most workers seem to do well.<p>And yet, when it comes to managing worker hours, Starbucks comes under much of the same scrutiny as other retail chains, …

#CIPD13 - Developing internal entrepreneurs to innovate within your organisation

One-sentence summary: An entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial mindset is messy, risky, disruptive, and mahoosively powerful.<p><b>Tom Fraine (Innocent)</b><p>It is …

How To Write a LinkedIn Recommendation

LinkedIn has a lot of great features, but overall the site suffers from a fairly mechanical feeling. There isn’t a lot of human warmth on LinkedIn, notwithstanding the fact that LinkedIn has over 300 million users. That’s why I draw colorful pictures with markers and colored pencils. The more …

10 Reasons Your Best Employees Are Leaving You

You've hired a great team of employees. They're enthusiastic and motivated — and seem passionate about the work they're doing.<p>But they're dropping like flies.<p>One by one they are giving their two weeks' notice, and you don't know how to stop it.<p>The days of lifetime employment at a single company are …

This online school may replace modern liberal arts colleges

On a Friday morning in April, I strapped on a headset, leaned into a microphone, and experienced what had been described to me as a type of time travel to the future of higher education. I was on the ninth floor of a building in downtown San Francisco, in a neighborhood whose streets are heavily …

Higher Education

LinkedIn Has Already Shaken Up The Way Professionals Are Hired – And It's Just Getting Started

As manager of "talent acquisition", he is busy filling it. Since he joined Kenandy last October, Mr Han has recruited 32 of the nearly 80 staff. At some point when hiring half of them, he used LinkedIn.<p>LinkedIn, based a bit farther south in Mountain View, had its origins in 2002 as a "network of …

U.S. losing its interest in buying China companies

LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — U.S. companies, and really companies all around the world, are losing interest in buying up their Chinese counterparts, …

Los Angeles

Social media monitoring by employers predicted to rise

A third of young people would be happy for their employer to have access to their social media profiles in return for job security, according to a report that claims such personal data monitoring will become more commonplace.<p>The report, written by consultants from PwC using a survey of 10,000 …

What defines a startup, even as it grows and everything changes

Calm your frenetic TL;DR twitchy-Twitter-brain for five minutes, and let some Chinese philosophy wash over you.<p>Thirty spokes join in one hub<br>In its emptiness, there is the function of a vehicleMix clay to create a container<br>In its emptiness, there is the function of a containerCut open doors and …

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Scottish independence: Report claims UK oil forecasts 'too pessimistic'

<b>Future North Sea oil and gas revenues could be six times higher than a UK economic watchdog has forecast, according to a report.</b><p>The claim was made by N-56, which describes itself as an "apolitical business organisation".<p>The UK Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has forecast North Sea revenues …

Sainsbury's removes kosher food from shelves amid fears over protesters

A Sainsbury's branch removed kosher food from its shelves over fears that anti-Israeli protesters would attack it.<p>The branch manager of the store in Holborn, central London ordered the section to be emptied on Saturday afternoon, while protesters outside picketed it calling for a boycott of Israeli …

London Is Now The World's Crowdfunding Capital

London has overtaken New York City and San Francisco to become the world capital of crowdfunding.<p>At an event held by The Crowdfunding Centre in London today, an interactive map showing crowdfunding’s spread and distribution was unveiled.<p>London is the top city, with local businesses and startups …

Is Wal-Mart rethinking its business approach?

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65 Tomato Recipes for the Height of the Season

From pastas to salads to salsas, make these 65 tomato recipes all summer long.<p><b>It's tomato season!</b> Make the most of this ephemeral fruit with these summery recipes.

North Korea: Anonymous Country

North Korea may be a familiar figure in international news headlines, but even in the age of the internet, the little we know stems mostly from rumors, accounts from defectors who risked their lives to escape and bizarre YouTube videos. Though Korea was a whole body with a shared history for more …

North Korea

Google Is Investing in a Superfast Fiber-Optic Cable Across the Pacific

Google will be joining forces with five East Asian companies to build a 9,000-km (6,000 mile) fiber-optic underwater cable that will span the Pacific …

Telecoms

Here's What Apple Teaches Employees In Its Ultra-Secretive Internal Training Program

The second rule of Apple University is you don't talk about Apple University.<p>Unless, of course, you're the New York Times, which recently got a glimpse inside the tech giant's internal training program with the help of unnamed sources. The program is similar to Google's forward-thinking curriculum, …

The US economy just hung up a giant “help wanted” sign

American companies want workers—they just aren’t actually hiring them yet.<p>That’s the conclusion one could draw from fresh readings out today for two gauges of labor demand.<p>One came from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ reading of Job Openings and Labor Turnover, the so-called JOLTs report. It …

Employment