Goodbye to comfort zone: Leading a business is an honor and a responsibility. So is being a business school professor; Business leaders and professors will feel vulnerable because they cannot rely on old ways of working anymore

Goodbye to comfort zone

Thomas W. Malnight, IMD | Business | Sat, February 22 2014, 4:37 PM

Business schools and top executives must rethink how they work together
How do weary, overstretched senior executives deal with big strategic challenges and get their companies ready for the future? They hire a consultant and get served with ready-made answers that have been fed to other clients. Or perhaps they call a business school and learn new frameworks or case studies that often miss the real issues facing their company. Or maybe they organize an off-site meeting and buzz with ideas that fizzle out once everyone gets back to the office. Read more of this post

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Investors losing patience with big consumer brands; Big consumer companies cut costs, Wall Street wants bolder steps; The sector is worst performer over the past 6 months

Big consumer companies cut costs, Wall Street wants bolder steps

Investors losing patience with big consumer brands

The sector is worst performer over the past 6 months

Sun, Feb 23 2014

By Lisa Baertlein and Martinne Geller

BOCA RATON, Florida (Reuters) – Investors are growing impatient with the makers of global brands like Cadbury chocolate, Campbell Soup and Tide laundry detergent, as these stalwart consumer products companies try to boost profits through cost cuts and brand makeovers while smaller rivals take risks and grab market share. Read more of this post

Snapdeal, the EBay of India, Sees Plenty of Room to Grow

FEBRUARY 21, 2014, 5:27 AM

Snapdeal, the EBay of India, Sees Plenty of Room to Grow

By MARK BERGEN

BANGALORE – Snapdeal and Flipkart, India’s two largest online marketplaces, are frequently recipients of honorific, hopeful nicknames. They are, respectively, called the eBay and Amazon of India. Read more of this post

There is big money in keeping the horse business on track

Updated: Tuesday February 25, 2014 MYT 9:59:42 AM

Horse trading: There is big money in keeping the horse business on track

BY GRACE CHEN

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Dr Mahadevan, the Keeper of the Malaysian Stud Book is still active in horse trade.

To go back to the roots of the horse industry, one should refer to the General Stud Book kept in the Malayan Racing Association. Read more of this post

Oversupply of real estate in Malaysia short-term situation

Updated: Tuesday February 25, 2014 MYT 7:06:24 AM

Oversupply of real estate in Malaysia short-term situation

KUALA LUMPUR: The oversupply of real estate in the country is only a short-term situation, which will clear over time, says Malaysian Institute of Estate Agentspresident Siva Shanker.

As long as the local economy is healthy and not in a tailspin, the property market will withstand the pressures of speculation and the curbs imposed by Budget 2014, he said. Read more of this post

MyEG will be getting 20% of revenue over and above what the Malysian Government is able to collect on its own for implementing the electronic monitoring system (EMS) project.

Updated: Tuesday February 25, 2014 MYT 7:55:13 AM

MyEG getting 20% more revenue than what Govt is able to collect

BY EUGENE MAHALINGAM

PETALING JAYA: MyEG Services Bhd confirms that it will be getting 20% of revenue over and above what the Government is able to collect on its own for implementing the electronic monitoring system (EMS) project. Read more of this post

Boost Your Balance; Avoid Falls; Exercises in 30s and 40s Can Keep You Steadier as You Age

Boost Your Balance; Avoid Falls

Exercises in 30s and 40s Can Keep You Steadier as You Age

ANGELA CHEN

Feb. 24, 2014 6:23 p.m. ET

If you find yourself needing to sit down to take off your shoes, it might be time to start paying attention to your sense of balance. Read more of this post

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