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How Donald Trump is Testing Democracy154

World leaders seem to be at a loss about how to approach relations with US President Donald Trump, given his worrying positions and often-bizarre behavior toward politicians and the media, allies and enemies alike

 

How This Millennial CEO Of 3 Companies Handles Work Life Balance688

As the majority of millennials move into their late twenties and early thirties, the amount of responsibilities continue to pile on. Ryan Alovis is no different

 

From Pizza To Fried Rice: A Billion-Dollar Fortune From Fast Food829

For a rarified group of food entrepreneurs, hitting the big time means selling millions of $5 foot-long sandwiches, $3 Japanese beef bowls or classic pepperoni pizzas for $5.99. Sell enough of those – or enough franchises that sell this popular fast food – and you may end up on Forbes list of the World’s Billionaires

 

India Poised To Be Third Largest Consumer Economy1222

In less than a decade, the world's widget makers, entertainers, and beauty products will be focused on three core economies: the United States and China, of course, and in third place and gaining fast: India. They're young. They're the poorest of the big emerging markets, so have lots of momentum on their side. And they're tech savvy smart. India is the new China. If you have something to sell, India is now an on-radar must

 

The 10 Coolest Places to Go in 20171571

The world keeps getting bigger. Every serious traveler I know has a wish list that grows longer, not shorter, every time they dip into a new region or hear about where someone else has been

 

How This Millennial Started A Million-Dollar Business In 15 Months With No Experience1198

Just a few years ago, Caitlin Pyle was your average desk zombie working a 9-5 inside of a dreary office cubicle. Now, she’s a multi-millionaire teaching thousands how to create a prosperous income working from home

 

7 Powerful Leadership Lessons From A Hypnotist1038

Everyone wants to be successful. And while most of us can achieve a certain level of success on our own, multiplying our prosperity and worth requires that we become leaders. And not everyone has the innate ability to become an effective leader

 

Will Patek Philippe Caliber 89 Smash The $24 Million Record?1104

The Caliber 89, one of the world’s most complicated watches, will be up for auction in May

 

The Best Ideas Of Over $1 Trillion In America's Best Investment Advice1190

When financial markets erupt in turmoil, is a panicked trade you make that feels good for the ten minutes after you sell still going to feel good ten years from now?

 

Liberal Democracy in Retreat?1234

We are only in the third month of Donald Trump’s presidency, but many Americans have already tired of the drama, and are wondering what the next 46 months have in store

 

Meet Japan's First Self-Made Woman Billionaire1759

Four decades ago, Yoshiko Shinohara – armed with a high school degree and secretarial experience in two different continents – started a temp-staffing company in her one-bedroom Tokyo apartment. Now, at age 82, she’s become Japan’s first self-made woman billionaire

 

Leave Your Wallet At Home. Just Bring Your Finger1282

The mobile phone has become more than a cool tool to stay connected with your friends or a way to get a daily chuckle over the next Presidential tweet. We talk, we record, we snap pictures, and yes, we shop via those devices

 

25 High-Paying Jobs In America In 20171992

It’s good to be in healthcare. It’s really good to work in the tech sector. Both career areas fared well in a recently released report on some of the best paying jobs in 2017

 

Wanda's $1 Billion Acquisition Falls Through1851

China's richest man has been thwarted in his ambitions to buy his way into the U.S. television market

 

The «Uber Of Homework», A New Business Infuriating Many In France938

Many in France are wishing failure on Bonnenote.fr a recent start-up offering a tailor-made service of "homework help" in all subjects and to all French-language students from high school to university post-graduate. The service has triggered major controversy nationwide—as happens with everything modeled on Uber

 

Food As Fuel: How Leaders Power Their Days1038

Leaders have learned that what they eat impacts their performance. We all know how great a healthy diet is for your body, but did you know that some foods can boost your productivity by nourishing your brain?

 

The Happiest Place on Earth: Bhutan Belongs on Your Travel List Now920

It's been decades since the fourth king of Bhutan came up with the notion of gross national happiness. But that’s still what comes to mind when most of us think of the country. Even though it’s sort of silly, it proved to be successful marketing, on top of the inherent mystique and allure of this Himalayan nation that was isolated from the wider world for much of the 20th century

 

How This Founder Created A Tinder-Style App For Making Mommy Friends871

If you see a lot of married moms swiping on their phones while their kids are playing on the swing set, it's likely that they are looking to match with another mom. Michelle Kennedy founded the Tinder-style app, Peanut after struggling to meet like-minded moms

 

The Most Powerful Leadership Tool You Have: Your Own Example1215

Leadership is tricky. It’s more than the title you hold within your company or how many people you manage, but how far does its definition reach? What is leadership? What makes a leader, and how do you improve your own ability to lead?

 

Tesla's Sudden Chinese Billion, Where Are The Cars Behind It?2329

A few days ago, Bloomberg sifted through Tesla Motor’s Form 10-K, AKA the annual report filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

 

Realism About Trumpism1941

Little more than a month after US President Donald Trump’s inauguration, it has become clear that nothing good will come of his presidency. Unfortunately, the pessimists turned out to be realists: things really are as bad as they said they would be. Worst-case scenarios are now baseline scenarios. Any hope that the demands of office, or political and economic realities, would persuade Trump to adhere to domestic and foreign-policy norms must now be cast aside as wishful thinking

 

Ten Signs You're Too Smart For Your Job1924

Sometimes a job is fun and exciting at first, but the excitement soon wears off and the challenges dry up

 

Love Revolution By Androids In Spain2602

Predictions abound of a Westworld-style near future, where sex robots are "normal" and holiday resorts offering sex dolls and x-rated androids operate in every city. The first signs? Barcelona has just become home to Europe's first sex-dolls agency

 

The Secrets Behind One Startup's 300% Increase In Revenue In Under 3 Years1892

Quentin and Guillaume Le Pape launched MOBKOI, a mobile marketing company targeting the luxury sector, in 2014. Since then, the London-based startup has seen a 300 percent increase in revenue and now has offices in Paris and Germany

 

The TRAPPIST Worlds: Should We Invest In A Backup Planet For Earth?1976

Investing in a backup planet might be a good idea, given what’s been happening on Earth lately. The cost would only be a little over $20 trillion, but some nice real estate just came on the market

 

IBM And Apple: The Truth About Buffett's Technology Buys2284

So far this year, the Nasdaq composite has been the best performer out of the three major indices. Investors seem to be warming up to tech, particularly some of the larger players in the technology space, and while it might seem like a disconnect to talk about technology and Warren Buffett, the Oracle of Omaha has broken his longstanding "no tech" rule with major investments in both Apple (AAPL) and IBM (IBM)

 

Marijuana Industry Projected To Create More Jobs Than Manufacturing By 20201920

Jobs. That is what the marijuana industry hopes will keep the Trump administration from cracking down on cannabis companies

 

The Highest-Paid Oscar Nominee3074

This year's Oscar nominees have all earned prestige, but some of them already have plenty of cash, as well

 

The Enlightenment of President Trump?3076

The past three weeks have given the world a stunning role reversal in global governance. The United States, the world’s long-time leader in forging international cooperation, has begun to express a unilateralist creed, striking fear into the hearts of many countries worldwide. And China, long reticent about multilateralism, has committed to upholding – even leading – international cooperation

 

How This Founder Created Three Successful Businesses In Three Years2832

Coffee With Erika Geraerts, Cofounder of Willow & Blake, Frank Body, Little Big Sugar Salt and most recently, FluffHorse

 

Warren Buffett's 10 Biggest Stock Bets1507

Warren Buffett may have bolstered Berkshire Hathaway's investment team in recent years by hiring Todd Combs and Ted Weschler, but the Oracle of Omaha is still the one making the biggest bets. Berkshire had at least $1 billion in each of these stocks at the end of 2015. (Market value, portfolio weights as of 3/15/16).

 

The $100,000 Oscars Gift Bags Tone Down The Extravagance This Year2776

Oscar season is in full swing, which means the ultimate swag bag is back. For the past 16 years, Distinctive Assets has given Oscar nominees a wildly extravagant collection of freebies, ranging from all-inclusive vacations to cosmetic procedures to artisan toilet paper. The "Everyone Wins" Nominee Gift Bags are sent to all 25 nominees in the acting and directing categories in the week leading up to and after the Oscars ceremony, which will take place on Feb. 26 this year

 

Khorgos: The New Silk Road's Central Station Comes To Life4072

To the credit of Khorgos's detractors, the place truly is unbelievable

 

A 27-Year-Old Just Became The First Woman To Visit Every Country On Earth3186

In February 2017, this brave adventurer achieved her goal, making the voyage in 18 months and 26 days. She broke the previous record and also became the first woman to visit every country on earth

 

Trust in Markets and Antitrust in Media3016

This year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos came at a moment of puzzlement for the world’s economic and financial elites. Although the global economy has lately been doing rather well, voters have been rebelling against them

 

The Emergence of a Post-Fact World2720

One of the more striking developments of 2016 and its highly unusual politics was the emergence of a “post-fact” world, in which virtually all authoritative information sources were called into question and challenged by contrary facts of dubious quality and provenance

 

America’s richest families4279

To value the fortunes we added up family members’ assets, including stakes in public and private companies, real estate, art and cash, and took into account estimates of debt

 

How One Woman Makes Millions Reselling Designer Clothes On eBay5553

What’s the best way to get the most money for that Chanel bag in “like new” condition sitting in your closet, or that cashmere Burberry coat hanging in the back? Women near Chicago know that relying on EDropOff is one of the simplest, most convenient ways to recycle luxury items they’ve grown tired of

 

Dreamy Suites: 10 Best Hotels of 20163338

Ranging from a postmodern Miami fantasia to an elegant maharaja’s palace to a re-creation of an Italian medieval village to a surf resort where no one wears shoes, they share a sense of singularity—they’re the kind of places that couldn’t exist anyplace else. (“Nowhere else” is in fact a tagline for one of them.)

 

Harnessing the Hope of Social Science2779

In his opening address at the 2016 Nobel Prize Award Ceremony, Nobel Foundation Chairman Carl-Henrik Heldin drew parallels between our current milieu and the late nineteenth-century world in which Alfred Nobel lived and worked

 

3 Red Flags That You Can't Ignore When Working With Investors4638

Raising capital is one of the hardest parts of being an entrepreneur. It is often a delicate dance where both parties must determine if they can be the closest of partners over the life of the business

 

Forbes Launches First-Ever SportsMoney Index4192

The definitive ranking of the most influential athletes, agencies, brands and teams in sports

 

The Economic Promise of Climate-Smart Infrastructure4804

Over the last few decades, globalization ushered in an unparalleled period of economic growth that helped reduce global inequality and create new opportunities for economic development. Nearly 1.1 billion people have been lifted out of extreme poverty since 1990, reducing their share of the global population from 35% to under 10%, according to recent estimates

 

The 6 Financial Habits Of Strong People That You Can Adopt Now6412

With the calendar moving to March comes the opportunity to reflect on progression toward our goals for 2017. But how many people looked back in December and actually kept their 2016 New Year’s resolutions? Very few

 

Europe in the Age of Trump3771

Donald Trump is now the 45th President of the United States, and in his inaugural address he made it clear to the assembled US establishment that his administration does not intend to pursue business as usual. His motto, “America first,” signals the renunciation, and possible destruction, of the US-led world order that Democratic and Republican presidents, starting with Franklin D. Roosevelt, have built up and maintained – albeit with varying degrees of success – for more than seven decades

 

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Millennials Are Making With Their Money4018

People in their 20’s and 30’s are typically mocked by those slightly older than them for being the “snowflake” generation. Having grown up in an era where the focus was often on protecting individuals’ self-esteem, they were often told that they were unique and special and there was no one else like them. I could wax philosophical in defense of this notion or snarkily jump on board with the haters because both sides have a point

 

A Billionaire's Life's Work: Bernard Charles Ecclestone And Formula 11954

It will be difficult for historians of commerce and sport to find a finer and more vertiginous roller-coaster ride of a business biography on either side of the Atlantic than that of Bernard Charles “Bernie” Ecclestone, the hard-nosed son of a presumably no-nonsense Suffolk commercial fisherman, who clawed his way to become the boss of Formula 1 racing for the last forty years, and not least, sits now astride a family fortune estimated at $2.9 billion

 

With Russia And U.S. Talking, Kazakhstan's Back On Washington's Radar6412

Cold, vast and mountainous, the relatively unknown but rich and pivotal Eurasian nation of Kazakhstan may become a headline this year if Donald Trump Secretary of State, former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson, gets the nod by Congress. Tillerson's senate confirmation hearing is set for 5:30 p.m. Monday

 

The Five Most Expensive Cities In The World5282

Think New York City isn't affordable? Think again

 

Should Investors Trust The Trump Rally?3860

Maybe you love the new U.S. president, Donald J. Trump. Maybe you hate him. But regardless, you ought to be wondering what to make of the stock market rally that has taken place since his surprise election last November. Time to hang on or bail out?

 

Can Trump Manage North Korea?5912

US President Donald Trump’s administration, like many before it, has had a rocky start; but the most pressing challenges are yet to come. Among them will be North Korea, whose leader, Kim Jong-un, used his New Year’s Day address to announce that his country has built – and is prepared to test – an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads

 

How This Couple Travels Full-Time While Making A Living And Raising 4 Kids3717

In May 2014, Bryanna and Craig Royal traded in their 3,000-square-foot suburban home in Kenosha, Wisconsin for a 400-square-foot RV and set out to travel around the country. With their four young children and two dogs in tow, they embarked on a journey to simplify their life. They wanted to focus less on things and more on their family and the experiences they would have together, Bryanna Royal explains

 

Forbes Travel Guide's 12 Top Destinations Of 20172671

Berlin can tell you exactly what having a moment feels like. The German capital city is still in the midst of one that has lasted a solid three years. While locals will say their hometown has been cool all along, a perfectly timed confluence of hotel openings, new restaurants and cultural happenings made Berlin an impossible-to-ignore destination for global travelers

 

Google Pixel XL Vs. iPhone 7 Plus: Long-Term Review3156

The Pixel XL is impressive for the first Google branded phone but is it good enough to give the iPhone 7 Plus problems? Read on.

 

CEO confidence rises despite new risks and uncertainty5692

While CEOs around the world feel they have plenty to worry about in the year ahead, their confidence in their own growth prospects and their outlook for the global economy are back on the rise

 

Joschka Fischer: Europe’s New “Indispensable Nations”2301

After the shock of the United Kingdom’s Brexit referendum and Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States in 2016, this will be a decisive year for Europe. Upcoming parliamentary elections in France, Germany, the Netherlands, and possibly Italy will decide whether the European Union will hold together, or whether it will disintegrate under the neo-nationalist wave sweeping the West

 

The World's Most Sustainable Companies 20178469

With 2016 being the second-warmest year on record, and with issues like high executive pay and diversity gaining more awareness, you may be curious to know what companies care most about sustainability

 

Bet on Clarity: Booking Health is shaping the Future of Medical Tourism6372

A successful online service by Elena Sergeeva and her partners helps freely to find and book abroad treatment within minutes

 

Role of law enforcement agencies in investment attractiveness of RK3891

Review of figures in the 2017 World Bank Doing Business in Kazakhstan report and other data that relate to the ease of doing business show that law enforcement plays an important role in the ranking. We would like to highlight the importance of law enforcement agencies in the process of improving the investment attractiveness of Kazakhstan

 

DECENT opening Blockchain R&D hub in Armenia4630

The race for championship in putting the best blockchain solutions to service masses intensifies, with industry leaders broadening geography of engagement by investing and bringing in new talents in research and technology development from around the globe

 

How can Kazakhstan businessmen take advantage of drones4053

PwC values global market for commercial applications of drone technology at over $127 bn

 

How to profit from your customer’s emotions2391

“Customer experience” is a complex of customers’ emotions elicited during interaction with a company

 

SAP and Microsoft: cloud partnership3437

SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) announced joint plans to deliver broad support for the SAP HANA® platform deployed on Microsoft Azure, simplify work through new integrations between Microsoft Office 365 and cloud solutions from SAP, and provide enhanced management and security for custom SAP Fiori® apps

 

Establishing an emotional bond with customers3478

The concept of Customer Experience is becoming an increasingly popular talking point among Kazakhstani entrepreneurs

 

Robust outlook for global cereal supplies in 20163286

FAO Food Price Index up slightly in March as sugar prices jump, Food and Agriculture Organization reported

 

Mission complete6056

Nurali Aliyev: about what he was able to do for the development of Astana and why he has decided to get back to business

 

The National Bank has decided to keep the base rate unchanged at 17%3230

The National Bank of Kazakhstan has published this information on March 14, 2016

 

Why is local business not ready for dialogue with their external stakeholders4225

It’s time to shape stakeholder engagement system instead of voicing concerns only as actual conflicts emerge

 

National brand of Kazakhstan can be represented by electric car4694

3rd forum of car manufacturers of Kazakhstan was held in Astana on 1-2 October. Chairman of the Board of Directors and Shareholder of JSC “Allur Group of Companies”, Andrey Lavrentiev, shared his thoughts on Kazakhstan’s automotive industry prospects

 

How KZ automotive is going through the crisis 4284

To this and other questions responses Farrukh Makhmudov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of “Autodom” Group of Companies

 

New Labour Code: What is going to be changed? 4673

The Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development has prepared a draft new Labour Code (the “Draft”). Significant changes are presented below. Certain provisions may be reconsidered during discussions between labour unions and representatives of employers, as well as in the Parliament

 

Forum K5: Adaptation to the “new normal”3104

PwC Kazakhstan is pleased to announce that this year the company became a General Sponsor of the fifth Kazakhstan Growth Forum that will take place in the Ritz-Carlton, Almaty on 18 September 2015