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Harvard Business Review
 

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Practical insights, tools and resources from leading business thought leaders.

What Separates Goals We Achieve from Goals We Don’t

Posted: April 26, 2017, 4:00 pm

We achieve the ones that are fun to work toward.

How Banks Can Compete Against an Army of Fintech Startups

Posted: April 26, 2017, 3:00 pm

Four approaches.

The C-Suite and IT Need to Get on the Same Page on Cybersecurity

Posted: April 26, 2017, 2:00 pm

There’s one thing they can both agree on.

An Early Warning System for Your Team’s Stress Level

Posted: April 26, 2017, 1:00 pm

Based on the Apgar evaluation for newborn babies.


 
Wall Street Journal
 

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Craving More Growth, Walgreens Dismissed Its Theranos Doubts

Posted: January 5, 2017, 4:25 pm
The drugstore chain made a blood-testing deal without fully validating the startup’s technology, worrying that Elizabeth Holmes might balk if Walgreens pushed too hard.

The Biggest Mistakes CEOs Make With Their Personal Facebook Accounts

Posted: June 28, 2016, 6:33 am
No. 1: Having a passive presence, or none at all.

The Price 'Assertive' Women Pay At Work---and How to Minimize It

Posted: June 28, 2016, 6:33 am
Research shows women on average are penalized for direct, explicit forms of assertiveness but not for assertiveness expressed through nonverbal means.

What Keeps Companies From Thinking Digitally?

Posted: June 28, 2016, 6:31 am
Clara Shih, CEO and author, says the problem is often simply a lack of leadership.

 
Economist
 
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Le Pen ambushes Macron at factory gate

Posted: April 26, 2017, 7:09 pm
Frontrunner talks to union bosses, while FN hopeful turns up to see workers
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Trump unveils cuts in corporate and individual taxes

Posted: April 26, 2017, 6:46 pm
Treasury secretary claims GOP support — but package deviates from Congressional plan
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Amazon adds eyes to AI ears with smart home camera

Posted: April 26, 2017, 6:11 pm
New capabilities for Alexa voice assistant may raise privacy concerns
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Republican bill overhauls Obama financial reforms

Posted: April 26, 2017, 5:03 pm
Democrats criticise Hensarling plan as return to predatory Wall Street practices

 
Wall Street Journal Europe
 

WSJ.com: What's News Europe

What's News Europe

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Inside Turkey's Irregular Referendum

Posted: April 26, 2017, 5:39 pm
On election day, monitors across the country reported problems in voting that expanded the powers of the president. Ballots lacked verification stamps and observers were kept from polling places.
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Pope Francis to Visit Egypt in Wake of Attacks

Posted: April 26, 2017, 5:17 pm
Pope Francis will pursue efforts to reach out to Muslims during a visit to Egypt this week that comes as rampant Islamist terrorism is posing the greatest test to dialogue between the faiths since the Vatican made it a priority half a century ago.
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Stars Align for Emmanuel Macron---and France

Posted: April 26, 2017, 4:51 pm
French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron is positioned to succeed in his goal of overhauling the French economy, despite legitimate concerns about his record and platform and the political obstacles ahead.
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Turkey Arrests Over 1,000 Suspected Gulen Supporters

Posted: April 26, 2017, 3:54 pm
Turkish police detained more than 1,000 people suspected of links to a network which Turkey blames for a failed coup attempt last July.

 
Wall Street Journal Asia
 

WSJ.com: What's News Asia

What's News Asia

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China Markets Stress Reaches Bonds

Posted: April 26, 2017, 4:26 am
China’s government-bond yields hit their highest levels in 20 months, the latest sign of stress in the country’s markets as officials crank up their rhetoric about containing credit growth and financial risks.
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Trump Plans to Seek Tax Rate of 15% on Owner-Operated Firms

Posted: April 26, 2017, 3:39 am
President Donald Trump is planning to unveil a proposal to cut corporate taxes on U.S. companies’ foreign profits and to slash the top tax rate on so-called pass-through businesses, including many owner-operated companies, to 15% from 39.6%, said White House officials.
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Trump's North Korea Obstacle: Sanctions Are Unevenly Enforced

Posted: April 26, 2017, 3:38 am
Multiple countries aren’t fully enforcing United Nations sanctions on North Korea, highlighting a difficulty in orchestrating international pressure on Pyongyang after President Donald Trump called for North Korea to face tougher U.N. penalties.
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Asia Stocks Push Higher

Posted: April 26, 2017, 2:43 am
Equities in Asia extended gains for a third session early Wednesday as sustained political optimism, currency tailwinds and the growing prospect of a U.S. tax overhaul whetted appetite for risk.

 
China South Morning Post
 

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Trump unveils plan to slash corporate tax rates to 15 per cent in ‘biggest tax cut’ in US history

Posted: April 26, 2017, 7:15 pm
US President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday he would press for a sharp cut in corporate taxes, a move that would slash the rate companies in the US pay the federal government to 15 per cent for revenues earned onshore and zero for offshore income. Trump called his plan “the biggest tax cut and the largest tax reform” in the country’s history, although he didn’t provide details on what would offset the lost revenue other than a one-time tax on earnings that US...
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‘China’s Airbnb’ Xiaozhu targets business travellers for short-term home rentals

Posted: April 26, 2017, 4:19 pm
Home-sharing start-up Xiaozhu, often dubbed “China’s Airbnb” due to its similar business model, is looking at business travellers to boost the company’s growth in China’s short-term home-rental market. On Wednesday, Xiaozhu chief executive Kelvin Chen Chi said that the company would be carving out a new segment of homes that are specifically targeted at fulfilling the needs of employees on business trips. “Over 15 per cent of our bookings are for business...
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Standard Chartered almost doubles first-quarter profit as bad loan losses improve

Posted: April 26, 2017, 3:01 pm
Standard Chartered shares in London jumped sharply on Wednesday after the bank announced that its profits had almost doubled in the first quarter of the year, thanks to narrower losses on bad loans. Standard Chartered reported pre-tax profit of US$1 billion for the first three months, up 94 per cent from US$589 million in the same period a year earlier, as it continues to recover from its catastrophic 2015. We made a loss in 2015, last year was an improvement, and this was another step Andy...
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Better late than never? Samsung enters Hong Kong’s mobile payments market

Posted: April 26, 2017, 2:22 pm
Samsung has started rolling out its mobile wallet, Samsung Pay, in Hong Kong, more than nine months after rival Apple launched Apple Pay in the city, as the South Korean giant looks to grab market share in an increasingly competitive mobile payments market. The company on Wednesday announced the launch of its early access programme, allowing cardholders with American Express, Citibank, Dah Sing Bank and Standard Chartered to register for Samsung Pay online and link their credit cards to their...

 
Bloomberg Businessweek
 
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Fortune
 
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CIO.com
 

CIO Doug Thorpe

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IDG Contributor Network: One quick question to get your audience's attention

Posted: September 14, 2015, 12:42 pm

Can I get your attention?

This was one of my father-in'law's favorite sayings. He really didn't say it often, but when he did, you knew it was time to listen. Rather than being annoying, it actually served a great purpose. It also proved to be a great teaching tool for leadership.

You see, as leaders, we need to have people's attention before w...

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IDG Contributor Network: Leaders facing change: How deep and wide is the challenge?

Posted: September 4, 2015, 2:30 pm

Change is all around us. Like the seasons, change is inevitable for leaders. Just looking into the various synonyms for "change" proves to us the wide variety of connotations this often over-used word can represent.

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. - George Bernard Shaw

As a l...

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IDG Contributor Network: Have Zombies Attacked Your Organization?

Posted: February 4, 2015, 1:00 pm

Does it feel like zombies have attacked your organization? Is there a population of walking dead holding you back and causing poor performance?

For quite some time, I have advocated and observed that among most work teams with any size, there will be a distribution of talent that looks something like this:

1. The top 20 percent – the folks you can...