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Volvo is the latest automaker to try and disrupt Tesla's stranglehold on electric cars

Swedish automaker Volvo Cars officially launched its new high-performance Polestar brand on Tuesday -- and its announcement made clear that the new brand is aimed directly at Tesla.<p>Yes, the first Polestar product will require gasoline (it's a high-performance luxury hybrid). But all future …

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HBR's 10 Must Reads for New Managers (with bonus article "How Managers Become Leaders" by Michael D. Watkins)

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>February 28, 2017</b><p>Develop the mindset and presence to successfully manage others for the first time. If you read nothing else on becoming a new manager, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most …

10 books that famous CEOs loved reading

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14 skills that everyone should learn in their 20s

Just because you're no longer in school doesn't mean you've got it all figured out.<p>You've still got plenty of important skills left to learn — but …

How to drastically simplify your workflow and get more done

Good advice … and timely.<p>In fact, Retired Navy SEAL officer and "Extreme Ownership" co-author Jocko Willink recently identified simplicity as the key to not just to effective leadership, but success itself.<p>The trouble is that we're terrible at simplicity.<p>Nowhere is this more true than in the world …

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Spotlight: Ethical Style Advocate Nerida Lennon

<b>My name is</b> Nerida Lennon and I’m a former international fashion model turned ethical style advocate. I also work as a digital marketer with ethical lifestyle businesses to grow their communities online by creating and distributing authentic brand stories.<p><b>My love of</b> mindfulness, humanity and the …

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14 apps that will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

Thankfully, there are apps to help you keep on track.<p>We combed through Apple and Google's list of the best apps of the year, along with Business Insider's own reviews and Tech Insider's App 100, to pull together a list of 14 apps that will help you reach your goals a little faster.

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Do corporate mega mergers inhibit social responsibility?

A Monsanto-Syngenta deal proposal is on the cards, but mega mergers can often stand in opposition to sustainable corporate culture<p>Monsanto is at it again. The agricultural behemoth recently put forward another multi-billion-dollar takeover proposal of close rival Syngenta. US-based Monsanto has …

Don’t be fooled by a know-all

‘These days, the last refuge of the overconfident bullshitter is on country walks’<p>I’m not the first to point out that the rise of smartphones has killed one rather pleasurable form of conversation – the kind that involves confidently chuntering on about subjects you dimly recall, or know nothing …

What Is a Business Model?

In <i>The New, New Thing</i>, Michael Lewis refers to the phrase <i>business model</i> as “a term of art.” And like art itself, it’s one of those things many people feel they can recognize when they see it (especially a particularly clever or terrible one) but can’t quite define.<p>That’s less surprising than it …

Zimbabwe offers new exchange rate: $1 for 35,000,000,000,000,000 old dollars

Central bank discards local currency after years of hyperinflation which at one point reached 500,000,000,000%<p>Zimbabweans will start exchanging “quadrillions” of local dollars for a few US dollars next week as President Robert Mugabe’s government discards its virtually worthless national …

The State of Philanthropy in China

<i>Philanthropy in China doesn’t exactly have a good track record. What are the chances that the country will turn it around?</i><p>On 28th April 2014 the</i> …

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Taking the Pulse of Investment in Social Enterprise (SSIR)

Social investment markets are growing around the globe and—as efforts like the G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce indicate—they are increasingly …

Cómo evitar que se repitan los contactos en la agenda del móvil

Cada vez que renueva el móvil o lo sincroniza con una red social, lo mismo: docenas de redundancias que arruinan<p>Vivimos en una era en la que, cada …

Patagonia’s Anti-Growth Strategy

Earlier this month, a peculiar vehicle appeared on the streets of Manhattan and Brooklyn: a biodiesel-fuelled, reclaimed-wood camper that could have been a food truck selling vegan “ish” and chips. But instead of a meal, the truck was made to sell a message on behalf of Patagonia, the …

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Good Business Needs Bad Lobbyists

It’s pretty popular these days to dump on Milton Friedman’s famous claim that the social responsibility of business is to increase profits. So far, …

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