As China privatises, foreigners likely to be kept out

Updated: Friday March 7, 2014 MYT 12:28:54 PM

As China privatises, foreigners likely to be kept out

SHANGHAI: As China embarks on a new wave of opening up state-dominated industries to private capital, foreign firms will largely be kept out and authorities are likely to look to institutions like domestic pension funds and insurers. Read more of this post

Indian shares hit record highs on hopes of new government

Indian shares hit record highs on hopes of new government

POSTED: 07 Mar 2014 23:08
India’s shares hit fresh a lifetime peak on Friday, boosted by easing strain on public finances and hopes a pro-business government would soon be elected to bring economic growth back on track. Read more of this post

New perspectives on Strategy: “Intellect Inside: How to do more than simply sell your products?” by Philippe Very, Professor at EDHEC Business School

New perspectives on Strategy: “Intellect Inside: How to do more than simply sell your products?” by Philippe Very, Professor at EDHEC Business School

Philippe Very, Professor of Strategy at EDHEC Business School, and Eric Hanoune in charge of Marketing Virbac’s Services Offer, have combined their expertise once again in a new position paper entitled “Intellect Inside – or how to do more than simply sell your products”. Read more of this post

Don’t Let Workplace Feedback Crush You

Don’t Let Workplace Feedback Crush You

By Drake Bennett March 06, 2014

“How’m I doin’?” Ed Koch, the late mayor of New York, would famously shout to his constituents. Cynics say the tic was rhetorical, that hizzoner wasn’t really interested in anything but praise. And judging from American bookstores, Koch was before his time. The nation is obsessed with feedback—how to give and receive it without descending into awkwardness or crushing self-esteem. “One in four employees dreads their performance review more than anything else in their working lives,” write Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen in their book, Thanks for the Feedback, out on March 4. That’s why some companies now refer to it in more euphemistic terms: the “performance appraisal” process or, worse, a “midyear check-in.” Read more of this post

Cancer-Spotting Goggles Help Surgeons Remove Diseased Cells

Cancer-Spotting Goggles Help Surgeons Remove Diseased Cells

By Caroline Winter  March 06, 2014

Innovator: Samuel Achilefu
Age: 51
Professor of radiology and biomedical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis.

Form and function: When surgeons remove a tumor, diseased tissues can be difficult to distinguish from healthy ones. A fluorescent marker and special goggles make cancer cells appear to glow under infrared light, so surgeons have an easier time excising them. Read more of this post

Silicon Valley Hears Echoes of 1999

Silicon Valley Hears Echoes of 1999

By Leslie Picker March 06, 2014

Not many executives have seen their companies double in value in one day. Peter Bardwick has seen it twice. Bardwick was chief financial officer of financial news site MarketWatch when it started initial trading on Jan. 15, 1999, at $17 a share. By day’s end it hit $97.50, for a market value exceeding $1 billion. Fourteen years later, on Sept. 20, 2013, Bardwick, now CFO of digital advertising firm Rocket Fuel (FUEL), watched its stock almost double in value on its first day of trading. Read more of this post

Ask a Billionaire: James Dyson on Dealing With Failure

Ask a Billionaire: James Dyson on Dealing With Failure

March 06, 2014

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James Dyson
Founder and chief engineer, Dyson
Net worth: $4.4 billion

What’s your strategy for dealing with failure? Read more of this post

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