South Africa: Why they booed him; A watchdog says an improperly lavish sum was spent on the president’s home

South Africa: Why they booed him; A watchdog says an improperly lavish sum was spent on the president’s home
Mar 22nd 2014 | JOHANNESBURG | From the print edition

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MANY a homebuyer is tempted by a down-at-heel residence that might be profitably resold after redecorating. Often they misjudge the scale of the work needed and end up out of pocket. The president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, made a different sort of error. His is proving costly not because he overpaid for rebuilding but because the taxpayer did. Read more of this post

Germany’s Kion Group aims to become world leader of industrial trucks

Germany’s Kion Group aims to become world leader of industrial trucks
FRANKFURT, March 20 (Xinhua) — Kion Group, one of the world leading truck firms, on Thursday released financial results for the year 2013 and announced it aimed to become world leader of industrial trucks.
The Kion Group based in the city of Wiesbaden in Germany, reported consolidated revenue of 4.495 billion euros (6.193 billion U.S. dollars), slightly down from 4.56 billion euros in 2012. Read more of this post

German precedent gives Korea jitter; South Koreans came to consider unification as a kind of monster that would destroy the national economy, not a key to future prosperity

German precedent gives Korea jitter
Mar 22,2014

President Park Chung Hee, the father of incumbent President Park Geun-hye, visited the Berlin Wall on Dec. 11, 1964. Looking at the barbed-wire fence, he commented, “I saw North Korea through the Berlin Wall.” Provided by the Blue House
Early this year, President Park Geun-hye put the issue of unification on her agenda. She pledged to “build up the groundwork for an era of unification on the Korean Peninsula in order to reduce social friction and cost due to division.” Read more of this post

“When you are not practicing, remember, someone somewhere is practicing, and when you meet him he will win.”

Why you should hustle every day (and how Jerry Seinfeld did it)
HERBERT LUI
5 days ago
Herbert Lui does marketing for clients such as Pivotal Labs, Busy Building Things, and Renegades. This post originally appeared on the Busy Building Things blog and was edited by Robleh Jama. Read more of this post

5 Things Super Lucky People Do

5 Things Super Lucky People Do
BY KEVIN DAUM
Do you feel lucky? Here’s a clear-cut approach for improving your luck today.
“The Luck of the Irish” is an American phrase that comes from the days of the gold rush in the 1800s. Intolerant Americans figured the Irish people weren’t smart enough to find gold, and blamed their success on being lucky rather than skilled. In reality, America’s early immigrants have time and again proven themselves to be hardworking and smart enoughto generate their own good fortune consistently. Read more of this post

Doing Business on WeChat isn’t so Easy

Doing Business on WeChat isn’t so Easy
by Tracey Xiang – Mar 18, 2014
Zaocanjia — nice breakfast in Chinese, is a deliver to home breakfast service and only available through WeChat. Zaocanjia team make and deliver breakfast every morning to subscribers to its WeChat subscription account. A third-party company developed a system with WeChat API to collect and manage orders. Read more of this post

Dancing Giants: How a rusting giant can act more like a startup

Dancing Giants: How a rusting giant can act more like a startup
BY ADAM L. PENENBERG
ON MARCH 21, 2014
Lean Startup Machine), has a bleak– but simple — prescription for big companies: Act more like a startup or enjoy a long slide into irrelevance and creative destruction. Read more of this post

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