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Keep Hong Kong Free592

Visiting Hong Kong is a true pleasure. With its modern architecture towering around the busy harbor, that great and exciting city must rank among the world’s most enjoyable urban destinations. But Hong Kong is now under stress, as it finds itself at the center of a number of issues and challenges – including how best to balance economic and political freedom and how to engage with an increasingly assertive and ambitious China – that will define its prospects in the century ahead

 

The Hard Truth About Good Leadership1043

If you think back to your childhood and the unique dynamic of playground politics, you’ll probably remember everyone jockeying to be “the leader”

 

Inside the Mind of the Mass Shooter856

Stephen Paddock opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, from an overlooking hotel, killing at least 59 people and injuring more than 500 others. Paddock, a 64-year-old former accountant with no criminal record, was ultimately found in his hotel room, dead, with some 23 guns, including more than ten assault weapons. Police later found an additional 19 firearms, explosives, and several thousands of rounds of ammunition in Paddock’s home. What the authorities have not yet found, however, is a motive

 

Google Is Finally Getting Serious About Hardware. Here's Why1027

The brief history of Google’s forays into mobile hardware goes something like this

 

The Courage to Normalize Monetary Policy1082

Three cheers for central banks! That may sound strange coming from someone who has long been critical of the world’s monetary authorities. But I applaud the US Federal Reserve’s long-overdue commitment to the normalization of its policy rate and balance sheet. I say the same for the Bank of England, and for the European Central Bank’s grudging nod in the same direction. The risk, however, is that these moves may be too little too late

 

What Is Agile? The Four Essential Elements1187

Last week, I found myself in a lively conversation with some colleagues about the true meaning of Agile management and how to communicate it

 

Flights of Unmanned Fancy994

Few pieces of modern hardware have inspired as much excitement as the drone

 

Full List: The World's Highest-Paid Athletes 20171055

The biggest sports stars on the planet had another banner year with the 100 top-earning athletes banking $3.11 billion combined over the past 12 months

 

PROMESA’s Dangerous Premises943

Puerto Rico’s economy is in deep trouble. More than a decade of recession has made the public debt unsustainable and is fueling migration outflows to the United States mainland, affecting the lives of thousands of families and imposing a higher burden on those who stay. Reversing this destabilizing dynamic will require a debt restructuring that provides the relief needed to implement pro-growth policies. Unfortunately, what is being offered isn’t nearly enough

 

Five Ways To Market Your Startup With Little Or Zero Budget949

So you’ve finally launched your startup. It’s a dream come true, and you are undoubtedly excited. You may even have a customer or two already

 

Counting What Counts in Development952

To most people, “development” is best measured by the quantity of change – like gains in average income, life expectancy, or years spent in school. The Human Development Index (HDI), a composite measure of national progress that my office at the United Nations Development Programme oversees, combines all three statistics to rank countries relative to one another

 

Operating Costs Killing Jumbo Jets As Airlines Profit From Smaller Planes853

Pilot skill helped a packed Air France A380 survive an engine explosion and emergency landing last week

 

Trump’s 3% Growth for the 1%911

US President Donald Trump has boasted that his policies will produce sustained 3-4% growth for many years to come. His prediction flies in the face of the judgment of many professional forecasters, including on Wall Street and at the Federal Reserve, who expect that the US will be lucky to achieve even 2% growth

 

How To Make Your Startup Global Without Breaking The Bank969

We all want our startup to be global, but unfortunately, few of us have a global budget. Most startups tend to put off global expansion until they see their next round of seed funding, or have a strong revenue flow

 

Nobel Prize Laureate: Winning the War on Child Abuse994

With every new crisis that the world faces, humanity’s differences appear increasingly intractable. Religion, ethnicity, history, politics, and economics have all become tools to denigrate and demean. People seem to be drifting apart, and no country is immune from divisive discourse

 

Is Bitcoin In A Bubble? Check The NVT Ratio973

February of this year, I tweeted a chart that presented the idea of a PE ratio for Bitcoin, something I temporarily called MTV Ratio before my buddy Chris Burniske suggested the less confusing term of NVT Ratio (Network Value to Transactions Ratio). Later in May, Chris was the first to present NVT Ratio at Token Summit 2017

 

Asian Cities’ Endless Summer739

It’s monsoon season in Asia – marking an end to months of scorching temperatures

 

Box Office: $1 Billion For 4 'Avatar' Sequels Is A Bargain871

Unless it’s all a mirage and James Cameron is playing a giant con, it would appear that filming has indeed begun on the four planned Avatar sequels

 

Pardons Are a Loaded Gun728

Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, who was convicted of contempt of court for defying a federal judge’s order to stop racially profiling and arbitrarily detaining Latinos in the name of catching illegal immigrants, is no stranger to controversy

 

19 Easy Ways To Save Money In Your 20s1015

From a cash diet to cutting the Netflix cord, fall 2017 is all about saving that moolah for millennials

 

The Hazards Behind the Headlines859

Not too long ago, the only journalists working in conflict areas who might be afforded protection were those working for wealthy, predominantly Western news organizations. These journalists would attend expensive courses run by former special forces personnel, who trained them to navigate hostile environments. They would be furnished with flak jackets and helmets, and given first aid kits

 

Land of Opportunity1150

Not many companies headquartered in Tokyo can boast about their diversity. Twenty years ago, when I founded Rakuten as an ambitious Internet and e-commerce startup, we were just like most Japanese firms – small, and dominated by mostly male Japanese talent. But today, with over 10,000 employees – 40% of whom are women – from 70 countries, we are among the largest online retailers in the world. It is our diversity that has made us so successful

 

Repaving the ancient Silk Routes1283

China’s Belt and Road (B&R) initiative – a concept that was announced by China’s President Xi Jinping in 2013 to rebuild the ancient Silk Route that connects China to Europe via Central Asia – which has since gained significant economic momentum

 

Four Bad Moves That Are Hurting Your Business985

Business owners’ optimism is at its highest since February, with more than a quarter of owners saying now is a good time to expand, according to the latest survey from the National Federation of Independent Businesses

 

Learning from Harvey933

Hurricane Harvey has left in its wake upended lives and enormous property damage, estimated by some at $150-180 billion. But the storm that pummeled the Texas coast for the better part of a week also raises deep questions about the United States’ economic system and politics

 

Eugene Kaspersky Says Company Unfairly Caught In Geopolitical Fight1249

For nearly five years, Kaspersky Lab has been in the line of fire from a handful of sources, which falsely report that we have covert and unethical ties to government organizations, possibly pose a threat to U.S. national security and/or our U.S. business is failing

 

Planning for Korean Reunification1065

The long-simmering North Korean nuclear crisis has reached a near boiling point. Last month, the Hermit Kingdom launched two intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of hitting major US cities

 

Time Management Is a Waste of Time - Manage Your Energy Instead1143

The basic premise of time management is sound - arrange your schedule so you can effectively and efficiently reach your goals (which can be personal, professional or both)

 

Apple, Not Google Or Facebook, Will Define The Future Of Augmented Reality1267

At Apple's last annual developer conference in June, one new tool captured the attention of developers perhaps more than any other product or tool introduced that day. Called ARKit, the tool for iOS 11 enables developers to create augmented reality applications that place digital objects in the real world

 

Media Capture in the Digital Age1794

The last couple of years have not been good for freedom of expression

 

Hurricanes Don't Kill Cities ― People Do1406

Cities that believe in themselves are hard to kill. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey many pundits have urged Houston to abandon many of the traits that have made it a dynamic, growing metropolis, including key elements of its light-handed, pro-business regulatory regime

 

A Greener Grid for East Asia1124

Not long ago, the future of nuclear power was in Asia. In 2015, nine of the ten reactors that opened globally were on the continent. But recent declarations by South Korea and Taiwan that they will “go green” have called into question nuclear power’s long-term viability, at least in East Asia. Indeed, 2017 may mark the end of the region’s nuclear love affair – and the start of a new one with renewables

 

5 Ways To Tell If You Are Ready To Grow Your Business1282

Even thinking about growing your business is exciting. Expansion means more products or services, customers, sales, and income for you. And, for businesses with physical locations, expansion might mean opening a bigger or second location

 

A former chief economist of the World Bank: Experts and Inequality862

Ten years ago this month, the world glimpsed the first clear signals of an economic crisis that, a year later, would be in full swing, creating economic hardship of a kind not seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s

 

Where Does Bitcoin Fit In Your Portfolio?928

The two subjects that Registered Investment Advisors and high net worth investors ask me about are: VIX or volatility in general & Bitcoin or cryptocurrencies in general

 

Brexit Down on the Farm992

The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union no doubt carries many risks. But, if British politicians and business leaders are right, it also creates an important opportunity: the possibility of building a safer, greener, more efficient, and more innovative farming sector. If the UK manages to seize this opportunity, the EU, the United States, and other economies with highly protected agricultural sectors might follow suit

 

Here's How To Actually Cook Food Over Lava771

Hello dear reader. Quick question: have you ever thought about cooking food over a fresh lava flow? I know I have, and because you’ve just clicked on this article, then I’m going to presume you have too. That’s why it strikes me as odd that no such instructions exist online explaining how to do so. So – I’m here to fix that

 

The New Nuclear Danger982

As someone who was born in 1948, the risk of a nuclear World War III was a very real part of my childhood. That threat – or at least the threat of East and West Germany both being completely destroyed – persisted until the end of Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union

 

10 Breakthrough New-Car Features Coming For 2018920

If you’ve finally decided to trade in your current ride after five or more years of faithful use, you’ll find a brave new world of advanced technology that either didn’t exist or was available only in limited higher-end models the last time you set foot in a new-car dealer’s showroom

 

What Makes a Human?911

Last month, moviegoers flocked to theaters to see War for the Planet of the Apes, in which an army of retrovirus-modified primates wage war against humanity. Chimpanzees on horseback, machine-gun-wielding gorillas, and scholarly orangutans undoubtedly make for good theater. But could anything like this ever happen in real life?

 

Can Apple Do Us A Favor And Kill iTunes?989

iTunes launched before the iPad, iPhone and iPod. The Microsoft Zune wasn't even a gleam in Steve Ballmer's eye. It was January 9th, 2001 and the music industry was under siege by Napster

 

The Middle East’s Next War1003

With the retaking of Mosul in northern Iraq, the Islamic State (ISIS) could soon be a thing of the past. But the defeat of ISIS and the demise of its self-proclaimed Iraqi-Syrian caliphate won’t bring peace to the Middle East, or even an end to the Syrian tragedy. Rather, it is likely to open a new chapter in the region’s bloody and chaotic history – one no less dangerous than the previous chapters since the fall of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War I

 

How Tone It Up's Founders Created A Fitness Empire1023

If you've turned to Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or YouTube for fitness and wellness inspiration, it's very likely that you've been introduced to Tone It Up. In 2009, after meeting at a Manhattan Beach gym, Katrina Scott and Karena Dawn invested $3,000 of their own money and founded Tone It Up, a fitness lifestyle brand that has turned into a multi-million dollar business that inspires millions of women a year

 

6 Ways To Track Your Spending1213

One of the issues I’ve always had with budgeting is that most budget reviews happen in hindsight after it’s too late to do anything about it. The challenge is finding a way to measure how you’re tracking against your budget without making it your new hobby. Here are six ways that I know of. (Hopefully, there’s at least one that you haven’t thought of before.)

 

The Political Benefits Of Big Science923

Whenever I give a presentation to the general public, there's one type of question I always get. Why should we spend money on this stuff? What good does it do? What about people who are starving in this country? What's in it for me?

 

The World's Highest-Paid Actresses 2017: Emma Stone Leads With $26 Million3123

La La Land - the city and its celluloid namesake - has been very kind to Emma Stone. At just 28 years old, the Hollywood star is this year's highest-paid actress, banking $26 million pretax in our 12 month scoring period

 

For Disney And Facebook, New Streaming Video Forays Are About The Data952

There were two big stories in the TV industry last week and they both revolved around data

 

Serena Williams Heads The Highest-Paid Female Athletes 2017939

Serena Williams has dominated her sport for 15 years, in a way that few other athletes have. She was the top-ranked player in the world in 2002 at age 20 and as recently as May at 35 (the oldest ever to hold the No. 1 spot). She’s won 86% of her matches, with an Open era-record 23 Grand Slam singles titles. Her career prize money of $84 million is more than twice as much as any other female athlete's

 

LinkedIn Co-Founder Allen Blue Shares His Best Career Advice1254

Allen Blue is many things. A product innovator, designer and strategist. A theater connoisseur. He also helped build the world's largest professional network

 

Protectionism Will Not Protect Jobs Anywhere1014

As US and European political leaders fret about the future of quality jobs, they would do well to look at the far bigger problems faced by developing Asia – problems that threaten to place massive downward pressure on global wages. In India, where per capita income is roughly a tenth that of the United States, more than ten million people per year are leaving the countryside and pouring into urban areas, and they often cannot find work even as chaiwalas, much less as computer programmers. The same angst that Americans and Europeans have about the future of jobs is an order of magnitude higher in Asia

 

4 Powerful Leadership Lessons From Bruce Lee1460

When we think of Bruce Lee, we probably think of his monumental skills as a martial artist and an entertainer, and possibly about his untimely death at the young age of 32. What we don't always realize is that the man was an active and impassioned leader—someone who not only trained others, but inspired them in ways both deep and powerful. Here are 4 Leadership Lessons we can take from Mr. Lee

 

6 Ways Leaders Use Silence To Increase Their Power 1439

Sometimes, words are not all they are cracked up to be. Silence can yield more power than words. Inventor and artist Leonardo da Vinci said, “Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.”

 

How 'Despacito' Became The Most Popular YouTube Video Of All Time2203

“Despacito” means “slowly” in Spanish—yet its rise has been anything but. The song, performed by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee, reached the milestones of 2 billion and 2.5 billion views faster than any video in YouTube’s history. And last weekend, just 203 days after its launch, the video surpassed 3 billion views, making it the most viewed ever

 

George Clooney Could Get Up To $233 Million From Casamigos Tequila Sale1699

It's a great month to be George Clooney. Two weeks ago, he became a father to twins. On Wednesday, British liquor giant Diageo announced it would purchase Casamigos, the tequila company he cofounded, for up to $1 billion

 

How To Negotiate With Vendors, Partners And Employees1454

Not every entrepreneur or business owner is comfortable negotiating. Many dread the adversarial nature of negotiation

 

Goodbye to the West1579

Now that Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States, the end of what was heretofore termed the “West” has become all but certain. That term described a transatlantic world that emerged from the twentieth century’s two world wars, redefined the international order during the four-decade Cold War, and dominated the globe – until now

 

Amazon Says Pet Translators Are Coming Soon1471

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?

 

A Scientific Outlook for a Post-Factual World1323

We have entered a disturbing new era. The sheer volume of false utterances and outright lies spewed during the United States’ presidential election campaign implies a growing disdain for factual knowledge, as does the proliferation of fake news disseminated without journalistic filters on social-media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter

 

One Of These 3 Black Swans Will Likely Trigger A Global Recession By End Of 20182545

Exactly ten years ago, we were months way from a world-shaking financial crisis

 

The Promise of Ethical Machines1314

The prospect of artificial intelligence (AI) has long been a source of knotty ethical questions

 

Musk's Hyperloop Plan Is Fantasy, We Should Make It Reality Anyway1386

Once we built a railroad, made it run

 

How Parasites Pull the Strings2556

Science fiction has long explored the terrifying possibility that we are devoid of free will, and that some unpleasant creature could control our minds or turn us into plodding zombies. But mind control is not just a literary trope. It is also a common method by which parasites gain access to environments where they can grow, reproduce, and complete their life cycles

 

Why It's Really Easy For Anyone To Censor WhatsApp1299

China started censoring certain parts of WhatsApp earlier this week, according to reports

 

Brexit to Nowhere?1791

Politics brings out strong emotions in everyone. Even the British, despite their reputation for pursuing their interests in a cool and calm fashion, apparently are not immune. Perhaps that reputation is merely a holdover from the long-gone British Empire. It surely does not apply to the United Kingdom of 2017

 

Who Earns $192,602 At McDonald's?1387

McDonald’s pays very little money to its low-skill floor employees, slightly above the minimum wage

 

Mothers of the Disappeared1684

“We were seeking justice. We wanted to prevent disappearance, for it to end. Unfortunately, I still see girls disappearing. I don’t want to be negative, but I don’t know when this will stop,” said Paula Flores of Juárez, Mexico, on July 3, 2016, 18 years after the disappearance and murder of her daughter, María Sagrario González Flores

 

Trumping the Renminbi1402

At the concluded World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Chinese President Xi Jinping mounted a robust defense of globalization, reaffirming his country’s “open door” policy and pledging never to seek to start a trade war or to benefit from devaluation of its currency

 

Hacking The Brain: The Future Computer Chips In Your Head1273

Over the past twenty years, neuroscientists have been quietly building a revolutionary technology called BrainGate that wirelessly connects the human mind to computers and it just hit the world stage

 

Why the EU Must Be Generous to Britain1528

British Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed it. The United Kingdom will, without a doubt, leave the European Union and negotiate new trade agreements. The question is what kind of agreement the EU will accept

 

Antarctica Sheds Giant Iceberg, But Scientists Aren't Blaming Climate Change2696

A trillion-ton iceberg the size of Delaware has calved off of Antarctica, permanently reshaping the Antarctic Peninsula

 

American Banker’s Conference on “Blockchains + Digital Currencies”1343

A long delay of my last connecting flight Moscow Sheremetevo airport gave me that most needed peaceful hour to reflect on and finalize my thoughts on the conference which I at-tended on June 13th in New York, following a kind invitation from my fellow “American Banker” - the organizer (then I would proceed to Boston, Moscow, Astana/Kazakhstan, St. Petersburg, and now back to Moscow, from where I write these lines, flying finally back home)

 

The Rebirth of the TPP1342

When Donald Trump, in one of his first acts as president, announced that the United States would not participate in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), many assumed that the mega-regional trade deal was dead. But such assumptions may have been premature

 

Be A Patient Investor Like Buffett With These Stocks1381

It's not often that you hear "Warren Buffett" and "lottery winner" in the same sentence, but bear with me

 

Trading in Trump’s Lies1293

In a recent Vox essay outlining my thinking about US President Donald Trump’s emerging trade policy, I pointed out that a “bad” trade deal such as the North American Free Trade Agreement is responsible for only a vanishingly small fraction of lost US manufacturing jobs over the past 30 years

 

Making Sense of Mindfulness3684

At a recent reception, we encountered a “mindfulness guru.” Yes, that is actually the job title on his business card – one bearing the logo of a huge multinational software company. His job is to teach the company’s stressed-out employees the “art of mindfulness,” which has been described as “awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally” and “knowing what is on your mind.”

 

Key Aspects of Construction Consortia1098

Over the past 10 – 15 years, so-called “construction consortia” have established a foothold in the Kazakh market. On the one hand, this is due to new large, unique and complex construction projects. And, on other hand, this complexity requires construction companies to work together due to the different requirements of such projects

 

The Real Side of Fake News1298

Today’s digital devices and social networks deliver so much information that even the savviest consumer cannot evaluate all of it. We seem to be living in a version of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, where truth is drowned in a sea of irrelevance. But the future need not be the dystopia that the present seems to suggest

 

Recalling My Day One Review Of Apple's First iPhone1167

Ten years ago June 29th, Apple gave me an early present the day before my birthday

 

The Right to Education for Refugees1162

From Fawaz’s home in a makeshift refugee camp just across the border from Syria, where he lives with his now-displaced family, one danger has been traded for another. “There are no schools. There is no education. My children have no toys. They play only with mud,” he says. “Our life was better in Syria.”

 

How LinkedIn Impacts The Attention Economy1278

A tiny red badge can make you feel great. It can mean something wonderful has happened. It can also mean something horrible has happened. The one rule when it comes to notifications is something has to have happened

 

A Brexit Strategy for a Weak UK Government1177

As Prime Minister Theresa May seeks to form a new government, following an election in which her Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority, she knows that, within days, she will also need to get down to the nitty-gritty of negotiating Britain’s exit from the European Union

 

How Millennials Will Reshape the Luxury Market1645

The luxury market is expected to grow again in 2017, according to a recent study by Bain & Co. Luxury goods sales dropped modestly in 2016—from €251 billion (about $280 billion) in 2015 to €249 billion last year—but the first quarter of 2017 is already promising

 

Theresa May’s Other Citizens of Nowhere1152

British Prime Minister Theresa May has, of her own volition, stripped her Conservative Party of its governing parliamentary majority by calling an early election

 

George Clooney Could Get Up To $233 Million From Casamigos Tequila Sale2968

It's a great month to be George Clooney. Two weeks ago, he became a father to twins. On Wednesday, British liquor giant Diageo announced it would purchase Casamigos, the tequila company he cofounded, for up to $1 billion

 

With Kalanick Gone, Uber's Great Reset Can Begin1028

Travis Kalanick is out at Uber despite de facto control of the Board of Directors and an objectively remarkable resume in building the company from a lark of an idea to a multi-billion-dollar juggernaut

 

Can Macron Redraw the Political Map?949

Many commentators have described Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential election as a triumph for the center right, because he received votes that otherwise would have gone to the scandal-plagued mainstream conservative candidate, François Fillon

 

Researcher from Kazakhstan among World's 100 Most Promising Young Scientists 3531

Yelena Novikova is an early-career researcher from Kazakhstan, who took part in the Think 20 Summit that was mandated by this Year’s German Presidency in the Group of 20

 

Can special VAT accounts raise the country’s ranking?1175

Kazakhstan aims to be among the 30 most developed countries in the world. In his 2017 annual address to the Kazakhstan people, the President emphasized that the Government should develop plans for improvement of the conditions for doing business based on the World Bank ranking

 

Angela Merkel’s Challenge to Europe1723

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has never been regarded as an especially inspiring orator. In fact, she has a reputation for gently talking her audiences to sleep. But that all changed a few days ago. While campaigning in the Munich suburb of Trudering, Merkel, speaking from a beer tent, delivered a powerful speech that dominated headlines on both sides of the Atlantic

 

Private Equity: Focus On Sustainable Development1244

Today, 15th of June 2017, in the course of the anniversary X Astana Economic Forum (the AEF), the panel session “Private Equity: Focus on sustainable development” arranged by Kazyna Capital Management JSC (KCM is a subsidiary of Baiterek National Management Holding JSC) took place

 

What You Need To Know About Qatar's Crisis1972

Amid political and economic turmoil, Qatar has closed its two helium production plants, Reuters reports

 

A Scientific Method for the SDGs1637

In just the latest example of popular support for science, tens of thousands of people around the world recently marched to advocate for a worldview based on facts, not fiction. They understand that science could actually save the world, because it can help us solve our greatest health and development problems

 

Even Moderate Drinking May Be Bad For The Brain4167

In the ongoing alcohol-and-health debate, the evidence hasn’t been easy to parse

 

Arbitration Law In Kazakhstan. International Aspects2609

Law on Arbitration of 8th April, 2016 (Arbitration law), passed in Kazakhstan together with the new Civil Procedure Code (CPC) of the same date and enacted 19th April, 2016 constitute the new environment for foreign and domestic arbitrations in the country

 

Is It Possible To Unite Europe?1714

Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential election sent a wave of relief and euphoria across Europe. But now a reality check is in order, because we do not yet know how the new president intends to restore the French economy. The country suffers from an unemployment rate of nearly 10%, and its manufacturing sector is still operating 12% below its level before the 2008 global financial crisis

 

Arbitration Law in Kazakhstan. General Overview2329

Law on Arbitration of 8th April, 2016 (Arbitration law), passed in Kazakhstan together with the new Civil Procedure Code (CPC) of the same date and enacted 19th April, 2016 constitute the new environment for foreign and domestic arbitrations in the country

 

Massive iPhone 8 Leak 'Confirms' 15 New Features2663

The iPhone 8 is perhaps Apple’s most anticipated phone since the original iPhone in 2007. Consequently leaks about this extensive redesign have been unparalleled, but now they have reached a new high…

 

How Culture Shapes Human Evolution2915

Is there an evolutionary explanation for humanity’s greatest successes – technology, science, and the arts – with roots that can be traced back to animal behavior? I first asked this question 30 years ago, and have been working to answer it ever since

 

No Matter That The U.S. Abandoned Climate Change Pact - China Will Step Up2383

Global Collaboration More Crucial Than Ever As U.S. Abandons Climate Change Pact

 

Europe’s New Hope?1157

The prospect that the centrist, pro-European Emmanuel Macron will become the next French president has fueled hope that renewed Franco-German leadership of the European Union may be on the horizon. After Germany’s general election in September, it is hoped, a more stable EU could begin to make much faster progress toward unity and integration

 

Uber's Driverless Truck Unit Is Under Government Investigation1115

California regulators are preparing to conduct a site inspection of the San Francisco headquarters of Uber’s autonomous truck unit, formerly known as Otto, to determine whether the company broke state law when it tested driverless trucks on public highways without permission

 

Where US Manufacturing Jobs Really Went1056

In the two decades from 1979 to 1999, the number of manufacturing jobs in the United States drifted downward, from 19 million to 17 million. But over the next decade, between 1999 and 2009, the number plummeted to 12 million. That more dramatic decline has given rise to the idea that the US economy suddenly stopped working – at least for blue-collar males – at the turn of the century

 

Bitcoin Is Bigger Than Ever, And Here's Why That Matters1473

The money you've been using all your life is backed by a government of some sort, and it exists in a tangible way

 

Trump’s Diplomatic Deficit1100

Connecting the strategic dots between Afghanistan, Syria, and North Korea has become an unavoidable task. Only by doing so can the world begin to discern something resembling a coherent, if misguided, approach to US foreign policy by President Donald Trump’s administration

 

Three Reasons Why Sales People Make The Best CEOs3376

I’ve never thought of myself as much of a salesman, over the past few years I’ve found myself embracing the role more and more

 

Trump’s Strongman Weakness1137

US President Donald Trump has made his affinity for authoritarian leaders abundantly clear

 

NASA's Idea For A Space Station In Lunar Orbit Takes Humanity Nowhere2681

With the end of the space shuttle program and the planned decommissioning of the International Space Station on the horizon, NASA is strongly debating what its next steps for human spaceflight will be

 

When Youth Is Not Your Friend1141

Excelling As An Entrepreneur Despite Ageist Assumptions

 

Two Myths About Strategy - And Two Tools To Make Yours Work1571

We all know that setting a strategy matters. It’s one of the first steps to steer your company to achieve its goals and fulfill its mission. So why do strategies so often fail?

 

The Limits of Economic Optimism1584

As the annual spring meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund commence, the world’s economic future appears brighter than it has in some time. The international financial institutions, not to mention many private-sector actors, are projecting significantly faster growth this year than in 2016. Is their buoyant outlook warranted?

 

Alibaba's Jack Ma Overtakes Wang Jianlin As China's Richest Man1953

Chairman of China’s e-commerce leader Alibaba Group, has surpassed Wanda Group Chairman Wang Jianlin as the country’s richest man, according to estimates by Forbes

 

Why Scientists Are Marching1708

On April 22, scientists from around the world marked Earth Day by participating in an unprecedented “March for Science.” The aim of the march was to “celebrate and defend science at all levels – from local schools to federal agencies.” For the rest of the world, it is important to understand why the usually sedate community of scientists will be leaving their labs and offices to take to the streets in a global demonstration of concern

 

Behind The Mystery Of Russia's Hackers Who Stole Millions From US Business1534

Around Halloween 2014, Ohio-based building materials and paint company Sherwin-Williams got an expensive scare - a cyberattack

 

Calling the Protectionists’ Bluff1773

Most reports about globalization in recent years have focused on its problems, such as declining levels of trade and the abandonment of “mega-regional” trade agreements. Indeed, US President Donald Trump has now terminated the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – a trade deal among a dozen Pacific-rim countries, including the United States and Japan; and negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and the European Union have come to a halt

 

A Grand Strategy for Donald Trump?1909

As with any human interaction, international relations, whether economic or political, is a combination of cooperation and competition. The “cooperation” part benefits all involved, whether by sustaining world peace or boosting growth and prosperity through free trade. The “competition” part creates serious risks, from economic impediments to war and environmental destruction. So why don’t countries cooperate more?

 

Could Amazon's Jeff Bezos Be Humanity's Last Hope?2184

Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, passed Warren Buffett to become the world’s second-richest person, behind only Bill Gates

 

A Practical Agenda for Revolutionary Times1972

As the world’s financial leaders gather for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank spring meetings, many working people around the world are demanding radical change, because they sense that their voices are not being heard. Those who are supposed to represent them should not ignore this anger and frustration any longer

 

From Economic Analysis to Inclusive Growth2404

Most economies are seeking a recipe for inclusive economic growth, whereby high rates of investment, rapid innovation, and strong GDP gains are pursued alongside measures to reduce income inequality

 

The Billionaires Working To Make A Fortune In The Final Frontier2408

It's no secret that a number of the members of the annual Forbes Billionaires list are aiming for the stars. Just Google "billionaire space race" and you will find a wealth of articles touching on the billionaires dreaming big

 

The Risks to America’s Booming Economy2512

After a long and slow recovery from the recession that began a decade ago, the United States economy is now booming. The labor market is at full employment, the inflation rate is rising, and households are optimistic. Manufacturing firms and homebuilders are benefiting from increasing activity. The economy is poised for stronger growth in the year ahead. We no longer hear worries about secular stagnation

 

Larry Page Glosses Over Setbacks, Eyes 'Amazing Opportunities'2733

Business leaders tend to do a lot of explaining when things are messy or they're backed into a corner. When things are going well, they often let results speak for themselves

 

The 50 Best Cities For Millennials To Live Right Now3669

As the largest generation in history begins to get older, one thing has become clear: When it comes to where they want to live, the suburbs won't cut it for millennials. This trailblazing generation is putting down roots and seeking out cities that offer access to thriving business ecosystems, affordable cost of living, a high quality of life, smart technology and more

 

Why You Do Not Want To Own IBM: Growth Stalls Are Deadly2260

When I was young IBM dominated computing. In the tech world, when comparing platforms, everyone said, "Nobody ever got fired for buying IBM." IBM was a standout role model for sales success, product leadership and investor returns

 

The Rebirth of Press Freedom2923

Journalists now have an opportunity to root out the bad habits associated with cozying up to those in power

 

London Stock Exchange welcomes KazMunayGas lists $2.75bn Eurobonds3619

It’s largest corporate bond issuance from CIS region since 2014

 

Getting Basic Income Right3183

Universal basic income (UBI) schemes are getting a lot of attention these days. Of course, the idea – to provide all legal residents of a country a standard sum of cash unconnected to work – is not new

 

How To Build Your Personal Brand Without Betraying Your Values3609

Whether you’re a freelancer, CEO of a Fortune 500 company, entrepreneur, or artist, everyone has a personal brand. In fact, it’s essential. Without a personal brand, you won’t be able to separate yourself from others and build trust among your colleagues, customers, and investors

 

Uber lost $2.8 billion last year3946

Caution ahead: Uber's financials reveal staggering growth but raise many questions

 

Keeping the Balkan Ghosts at Bay2759

European Union leaders have suddenly awoken to new realities in the Balkans. At a recent summit, they emphasized the need for increased EU engagement to maintain stability – and to push back against Russian influence – in the region

 

Jimmy Choo. The name is synonymous with originality3104

Judging Asia's 30 Under 30: Jimmy Choo & Sonny Bill Williams On What It Takes To Make The List

 

Trump’s Virtual Wall3016

In many ways, the Republican Party’s plan to implement a “border adjustment tax” in the United States is the virtual complement of the physical wall President Donald Trump plans to erect on the US-Mexican border. Although the border adjustment tax has not seeped into public consciousness in nearly the same way as Trump’s physical wall has, it could end up affecting the average American a lot more – and not necessarily in a good way

 

Three Signs You're Becoming A Real CEO998

There are two ways to become a CEO. The first and most traditional route is to work your way up through the ranks of an organization until you find yourself in the top leadership position.

 

4 Impactful Resume Updates943

That Won't Take You More Than 5 Minutes

 

3 Steps To Easy Small Talk3721

For most business professionals, success depends on building relationships. Although some people are “solo contributors,” bringing some phenomenal, unique skill or talent to bear for the world, most of us need others to succeed. We need to build a network. Relationships require getting to know people, understanding their needs and wants and desires, and sharing the same about ourselves. But relationships don’t start “deep.” We wade into relationships, starting at the shallow end, with small talk

 

5 Most Beautiful Coworking Spaces In The World8999

The number of coworking spaces in the world has grown significantly in recent years.

 

Four Things To Do In Your First 30 Days On The Job3514

The first few weeks of a new job are easy in some ways, difficult in others. In most roles, you won’t know enough in the beginning to take on a heavy workload. But you’ll have uncertainty about what’s expected of you and you’ll be striving to make a good impression, which can be emotionally draining

 

How to Survive the Trump Era4380

US President has managed to spread chaos and uncertainty – and a degree of fear that would make any terrorist proud – at a dizzying pace. Not surprisingly, citizens and leaders in business, civil society, and government are struggling to respond appropriately and effectively

 

7 Reasons Social Media Marketing Is Still Underrated12414

More than half of small businesses are planning to increase their social media marketing budgets in 2017

 

15 Things Never, Ever To Do At A Business Lunch6253

What are the rules for business lunches in 2017? Many people aren't sure what's polite and what's not when you're dining with co-workers or networking contacts. Here's a list of 15 things never, ever to do at a business lunch!

 

The New Xenophobia4479

Democratic governments in the West are increasingly losing their bearings. From the shift toward illiberalism in Poland and Hungary to the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and Donald Trump’s victory in the United States’ presidential election, a particularly lethal strain of populism is infecting societies – and it is spreading

 

The Sino-Korean Trade War Must End1389

South Korea has decided to deploy a US missile-defense system, and China is furious. Chinese leaders worry that the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system will undermine its security and disrupt the regional strategic balance, by monitoring flights and missile launches in Chinese territory. But, as long as North Korea poses such an acute threat on the Korean Peninsula, China’s opposition to it is pointless – and highly destructive

 

Ten Signs Your Boss Is A Manager - But Not A Leader1571

A simple way to answer the question "What's the difference between managing and leading?" is this: Managing people means watching them to make sure they do what they're supposed to do. The concept of traditional supervision is rooted in the fear that working people will misbehave or make mistakes if someone isn't watching them to make sure they don't

 

The Richest Women In The World 20171991

A banner year for billionaires has lifted the fortunes of female moguls around the globe

 

The Incredible Cobblestone Streets Within And Breathtaking Views Above1210

Though not as well-known as Dubrovnik, a little farther south down the Adriatic coast is the incredible walled city of Kotor, in Montenegro

 

“America First” Financial Regulation?2746

As US President Trump struggles to staff his administration with sympathizers who will help transpose tweets into policy, the exodus of Obama appointees from the federal government and other agencies continues. For the financial world, one of the most significant departures was that of Daniel Tarullo, the Federal Reserve governor who has led its work on financial regulation for the last seven years

 

Physicist Wants To Beam Solar Energy Back From Moon's Surface5244

Infalling solar radiation constantly illuminates the Moon’s surface with the equivalent of some 13,000 terawatts of solar power. So, why not take a chunk of that energy and develop it into lunar-based solar power (LSP)? The idea would be to manufacture and deploy lunar solar power collecting stations that would concentrate and convert a portion of that Sunlight into electricity for wireless transmission back to Earth

 

Meet The Billionaires Behind The Top 100 Brands Of 20174701

Together they reap riches of more than $1.1 trillion, thanks to you and your favorite brands

 

These Are The Fastest Growing Economies In East Asia In 20171718

The first thing you saw last year after walking out of Manila’s international airport was an expressway flyover construction project. It wasn’t scenic, and detours due to construction might have set back your taxi ride to the hotel in an already infamously congested city. But the 11.6-km project, the NAIA Expressway, opened at year’s end as a typical case of basic infrastructure work that is pushing the Philippine economy to expand faster than a lot of its peers around Asia

 

How Donald Trump is Testing Democracy1885

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 Balance3480

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 Food2440

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 Economy2542

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 20175610

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 Experience5455

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 Hypnotist2010

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?2100

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 Advice4580

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?3585

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 Billionaire5928

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 Finger2359

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 20173300

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 Through4133

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 France2207

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 Days1560

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 Now1509

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 Friends1753

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 Example1940

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?3711

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 Trumpism2420

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 Job3711

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 Spain5962

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 Years2625

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?3496

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 Buys2794

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 20202526

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

 

The Highest-Paid Oscar Nominee3551

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?3687

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 Years3607

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

 

Warren Buffett's 10 Biggest Stock Bets2112

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 Year3966

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 Life6428

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 Earth4000

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 Media3659

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 World3257

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 families6448

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 eBay7576

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 20164322

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 Science3296

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 Investors5891

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 Index4863

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

 

The Economic Promise of Climate-Smart Infrastructure5997

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 Now8539

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 Trump4288

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 Money5225

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 12361

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 Radar7768

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 World6524

Think New York City isn't affordable? Think again

 

Should Investors Trust The Trump Rally?4357

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?7218

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 Kids4761

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 20173549

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 Review3721

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 uncertainty8273

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”2793

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 20179846

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 Tourism11529

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 RK4707

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 Armenia5715

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 drones4969

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

 

How to profit from your customer’s emotions3228

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

 

SAP and Microsoft: cloud partnership4150

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 customers3966

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

 

Robust outlook for global cereal supplies in 20163698

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

 

Mission complete10861

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%3647

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

 

Why is local business not ready for dialogue with their external stakeholders4821

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 car5376

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 5038

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? 5216

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”3507

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

 
 
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