Success tip: Think like a dyslexic

Fiona Smith Columnist

Success tip: Think like a dyslexic

Published 26 November 2013 12:10, Updated 27 November 2013 16:39

Jonathan Ive, chief designer for Apple, is dyslexic – just like Apple founder Steve Jobs. The inability to decipher text is a curse for most people with dyslexia. It makes them outsiders in a world where everything is written. But for some, the condition has become a strength. The way their brains compensate has been a defining element of their outrageous success. Read more of this post

How To Be Happier With What You Already Have

How To Be Happier With What You Already Have

ERIC BARKERBARKING UP THE WRONG TREE
NOV. 28, 2013, 3:20 PM 1,823

You probably have far more now than you ever had in the past but you’re probably not much happier. And, instinctively, we think the problem can still be fixed by more. More of whatever. More money. More food. More things. Generically, more. We’re not even sure what we need more of, but whatever we have now sure as hell isn’t doing it so turn it up to 11, Bertha. This isn’t an anti-capitalist rant or your grandfather saying you kids don’t appreciate anything. It’s another example of our instincts gone awry. So what’s the problem here? Two researchers figured it out.

“Am I making the most out of my life?” Read more of this post

Going off the rails: Companies need to keep an eye on their bosses for signs of destructive behaviour

Going off the rails: Companies need to keep an eye on their bosses for signs of destructive behaviour

Nov 30th 2013 | From the print edition

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THOSE of us who still read newspapers over breakfast have had a delicious choice of late: do we start with the story about Bradford’s crystal Methodist or the one about Toronto’s stuporman? Paul Flowers, the former chairman of Britain’s Co-operative Bank and a Methodist minister, allegedly bought cocaine and crystal meth for a “drug-fuelled” orgy. Rob Ford, Toronto’s mayor, has finally admitted, after months of denials, that he smoked crack cocaine—before adding the comforting proviso that he only did it in “one of my drunken stupors”. Read more of this post

Lord Young: “Tell me what you need, entrepreneurs”

Lord Young: “Tell me what you need, entrepreneurs”

Enterprise adviser to the Prime Minister, Lord Young, has teamed up with entrepreneurs’ organisation Prelude to launch Growth Britain, a new platform for business owners to submit policy requests to government.

Lord Young is calling on business owners to suggest ideas to help Britain’s businesses start up and grow. Photo: PA

By Rebecca Burn-Callander, Enterprise Editor

4:59PM GMT 28 Nov 2013

The Growth Britain campaign invites the public to pitch their ideas and offer feasible solutions to what will help drive growth and positively shape the British enterprise landscape. Read more of this post

Tory Burch’s seven secrets for success

Tory Burch’s seven secrets for success

Billionaire fashion designer Tory Burch reveals her business lessons for budding entrepreneurs at an event in London

BY KATE BUSSMANN | 28 NOVEMBER 2013

Burch was speaking at Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design to Imran Amed, founder of Business of Fashion.

Don’t be a snob 
When the Amed mentioned that her typical customer has been described as a “soccer mom”, rather than being insulted, Burch didn’t flinch. “I’m a soccer mom – well, a lacrosse mom,” she said. “The brand always had a diverse customer base – all different kinds of women were wearing it. They make it their own.” Read more of this post

Steve Jobs: “Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think”

Updated: Sunday November 24, 2013 MYT 7:46:44 AM

The new buzz language

BY TUNKU MUNAWIRAH PUTRA

Literacy in Coding is an advantage in this technology-driven economy.

“Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think”

— Steve Jobs

Software and computers are taking over the world. Almost everything we do require some form of programming and almost every student has access to computers, tablets and smart mobile phones. Are we doing enough in our schools to encourage computer science and prepare our students for this future? Read more of this post

Ex-SAC Analyst Horvath Says He Provided Inside Info to Boss Steinberg Because He Feared Firing

Ex-SAC Analyst Horvath Says He Provided Inside Info to Boss Steinberg Because He Feared Firing

Testimony Comes as Steinberg’s Trial for Alleged Insider Trading Continues

JAMES STERNGOLD

Updated Nov. 27, 2013 5:48 p.m. ET

A former analyst at SAC Capital Advisors LP testified in court Wednesday that he believed he would be fired if he didn’t provide inside information to his boss, Michael Steinberg.

The analyst, Jon Horvath, said that Mr. Steinberg, a portfolio manager at the hedge fund and currently on trial for alleged insider trading, confronted him after a losing trade in mid-2007 and told Mr. Horvath he had to deliver “edgy, proprietary information” for Mr. Steinberg to use. Mr. Horvath said he assumed Mr. Steinberg meant inside information and that he would be fired if he failed to produce profitable tips. Read more of this post

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