Babes at Work: author of Looptail: How One Company Changed the World by Reinventing Business, introduces a passage from Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love on how to build an employee-centric corporate culture

Published: January 17, 2014

Babes at Work

Bruce Poon Tip, author of Looptail: How One Company Changed the World by Reinventing Business, introduces a passage from Richard Sheridan’s Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love on how to build an employee-centric corporate culture. Read more of this post

After 500 Years, Why Does Machiavelli Still Hold Such Sway? Relative morality is usually considered a bad thing-except if it gets results

Posted: January 27, 2014

James O’Toole is a senior fellow in business ethics at Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and the author of 17 books, including The Executive’s Compass and Leading Change.

After 500 Years, Why Does Machiavelli Still Hold Such Sway?

The past few months have seen a flurry of celebrations for the 500th anniversary of Niccolò Machiavelli’s classic leadership “how to” text, The Prince. It may be five centuries old, but The Prince remains one of the most quoted leadership tomes of all times. The reason for its persistent popularity is clear: “Big Mac” was an unabashed realist. His leadership theory is based on the premise that most people are bad. Thus, his advice to leaders seeking to gain and maintain power: “Learn how not to be good, and to use this knowledge and not use it, according to the necessity of the case.” Read more of this post

New Year’s Resolution: Become a Thought Leader

The easiest way to fight procrastination

The easiest way to fight procrastination

By Sidin Vadukut 3 hours ago

Sidin Vadukut is a London-based writer. He is the author of three novels and is currently working on a non-fiction book on Indian patriotism.

A day doesn’t day go by when the “Productivity” folder in my RSS feed doesn’t recommend some shiny new task manager/to-do-list-app/project management tool.

I confess I often download them with high hopes….

…only to delete the app a few hours later and revert back to the way I’ve always gotten things done. Read more of this post

Thailand’s red shirts leader says ‘It’s time to get rid of the elite’

Thailand’s red shirts leader says ‘It’s time to get rid of the elite’

As election day approaches in Thailand, supporters of prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra vow to take to the barricades in her defence

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Ko Tee: “This is already a war, but so far it is an unarmed war” Photo: ANDREW CHANT

By David Eimer, Khon Kaen

10:42AM GMT 30 Jan 2014

Clad in a red beret, combat jacket and sunglasses, Ko Tee looks like a cliché of a 1970’s revolutionary as he gathers with the angry activists under his command. Read more of this post

As China’s Economy Slows, the Pain Hits Home

As China’s Economy Slows, the Pain Hits Home

By KEITH BRADSHERJAN. 29, 2014

HONG KONG — Piles of unsold coal line rural roads in north-central China. Some iron ore mines near Beijing are operating at a fraction of capacity. Chinese farm products are even increasingly scorned by the Chinese consumer. Read more of this post

You can earn this entire bachelor’s degree on a mobile device

You can earn this entire bachelor’s degree on a mobile device

BY CARMEL DEAMICIS 
ON JANUARY 29, 2014

In March of last year, the US Department of Education decided that students undergoing competency-based college degrees could be eligible for financial aid. A competency-based degree is one focused on a person’s mastery of a skill instead of just the “credit hours” they’ve logged taking a class. In other words, if you’re majoring in business, but you’re already a whiz at statistics, marketing, and branding, you might be able to speed through those required courses by answering test questions correctly. Read more of this post

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