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India’s currency reform was botched in execution

INDIA is not the first country to introduce abrupt, drastic reform of its currency. But the precedents—including Burma in 1987, the former Soviet …

Modi’s attempt to crush the black economy is hurting the poor

FOR the Nuxalbari Estate in the lush hills of India’s north-east, relief came in the nick of time. With winter pruning of its tea plantations at …

Donald Trump wins the presidential election

WHEN Barack Obama proffered this election-day olive branch to a divided country on November 8th, it sounded rather trite: “No matter what happens, …

India’s shortage of banknotes spurs protests

WHEN Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, announced the shock recall of high-denomination banknotes on November 8th, economists hailed the move as …

The 14 Phrases Every VC Wants to Hear in Your Pitch

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

This Is How to Look Like the Smartest Person at Every Meeting

<i>This piece originally appeared on Monster.com.</i><p>See if this sounds familiar. You’re sitting around a table in an airless conference room with your …

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7 Signs You’re Not a Startup Anymore

It’s hard to define a startup, though many have tried. Yet, most of us still tend to recognize startups when we come across them. (Or, at the very …

How to Tackle Your Toughest Decisions

Christopher DeLorenzo<p>Every manager makes tough calls—it comes with the job. And the toughest calls come in the gray areas—situations where you and your team have worked hard to gather the facts and done the best analysis you can, but you still don’t know what to do. It’s easy to become paralyzed in …

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …

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How to Really Motivate Salespeople

Before I became a business school professor, I worked as a management consultant. One engagement in particular had a profound influence on my career. The project involved working with the Asia-based sales force of a global consumer products company. This company practiced “route sales,” which meant …

Can I be a good leader if I'm soft spoken and considerate?

<i>Answer by Jason Ewing on Quora</i>.<p>Being soft spoken and considerate <i>are not disadvantages to being a leader!</i><p>There are leaders who shout and cajole, …

Coffee is now a health food: Myth or fact?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Myth or fact? Coffee is good for you.<p>If you chose fact, you're right. New studies this week add to dozens more reporting the health benefits of coffee, including protection from type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease, liver disease, prostate cancer, Alzheimer's, computer back pain and …

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Scientists reveal secret of why Indian food is so delicious

It is a 'lack of overlapping flavours' that apparently makes curry taste so good<p>It was in the 1780s, when curry powder was commercialised, that Indian cuisine first began to make its mark in Britain. Back then, dainty corseted ladies found curry a little on the spicy side - but our palates have now …

The Complete Guide to Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on The Growth List</i><p>Let’s face it.<p>We all want more time in our lives.<p>It could be an evening to spend more time with our family and friends, a 30-hour day to grow our business, or simply time to close our eyes and relax.<p>If you would like to make more effective use of your …

7 Ways to Stay Motivated and Accomplish Anything

Motivation comes--and it goes. Here's how to hold onto it, even when things get tough.<p>Does the start of a New Year renew your energy and motivation to achieve change? For most it does, but let's face it, no matter how driven you are, there will be times when your energy and commitment will ebb. …

The 9 Best Ideas From CES 2015

The Consumer Electronics Show brings tens of thousands of new products to our shelves. Here are the nine you actually need to know about.<p>You won’t find a journalist alive who covers the annual Consumer Electronics Show and doesn’t find it a miserable experience. You’re basically trapped in the …

5 Secrets to a Happy Retirement

Sure, a fat nest egg and good health help. But there are less obvious ways to make sure your post-work life is a happy one.<p>Retirement ought to be a …

6 gadgets for lazy tech-obsessed parents

By<p>Gadgets aren’t just for grown-ups. At CES this year, there were plenty of items that focused their attention on toddlers and young kids.<p>Given how …

8 Must-Read Tips Before Buying Art for Your Living Room

Well-placed artwork has the power to transform a space, but selecting the correct piece can be a complicated and intimidating project. To help demystify this process, we've turned to art consultant Daniel Kinkade to give us some pointers on choosing the right piece of art for a home. He's also …

Living Rooms

Success will never come to entrepreneurs who do these 10 things

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>Entrepreneur.com</i><i>.</i><p>By Jonathan Long, …

You'll never hear successful people say these 15 phrases

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>Entrepreneur.com</i><i>.</i><p>By Sujan Patel, Entrepreneur.com<p>If you …

The Horrible Truth: When You're Cursed by Competence

Our client Greg worked as a Tech Support Manager for ten years in the same company. He loved his job. The CEO was an older guy, a mentor type who took Greg and the rest of the young managers under his wing. When the CEO retired, he recommended his head of Manufacturing, Barry, for the CEO job.<p>The …

The 19 best drone photos of 2014

The sky is the limit when it comes to creative uses of drones for photography — see for example Dronestagram or the <i>National Geographic</i> magazine …

What to Do When Anger Takes Hold

I had just sat down to look over my calendar and plan my day when the phone rang.<p>It was my contractor. Several of his workers were at my apartment ready to finish some work, but the building management company refused to let them in.<p>This news made me furious.<p>We have been renovating our small …

Signs That You’re a Micromanager

Absolutely no one likes to be micromanaged. It’s frustrating, demoralizing, and demotivating. Yet, some managers can’t seem to help themselves. Dealing with a controlling boss who doesn’t trust you is tough, but what if you’re the one doing the micromanaging?<p>If you’re like most micromanagers, you …

To Motivate Employees, Help Them Do Their Jobs Better

Forward-thinking companies pay a great deal of attention to employee engagement. But should they?<p>Over the past decades, scientific research has provided compelling evidence for the idea that engaged employees perform better, are less likely to leave or burn out, and more likely to display …

Forbes Billionaire Mittal Looks To Buy Entire U.K. Mountain

Indian billionaire Lakshmi Mittal, No. 63 on the FORBES world billionaires list, was revealed by the British press to be the man willing to shell out a mere $2.9 million to buy Blencathra Mountain in England. The property, which already is in private hands, is located in Cumbria’s lake district and …

For The First Time, India's 100 Richest Of 2014 Are All Billionaires

After the Bharatiya Janata Party’s landslide victory in May’s federal election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi famously tweeted that “good days are here.” Indeed, they’re back with a bang for India’s 100 Richest. For the first time the top 100 are all billionaires, with combined wealth of $346 …