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Three Reasons Why Sales People Make The Best CEOs638

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 Weakness590

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 Nowhere435

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 Friend640

Excelling As An Entrepreneur Despite Ageist Assumptions

 

Two Myths About Strategy - And Two Tools To Make Yours Work876

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 Optimism953

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 Man925

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 Marching1019

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 Business1054

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

 

Calling the Protectionists’ Bluff1289

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?1511

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?1336

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 Times1611

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 Growth1974

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 Frontier1896

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 Economy2165

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'2262

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 Now2083

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 Deadly1913

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 Freedom2589

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 Eurobonds3154

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

 

Getting Basic Income Right2732

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 Values2023

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 year3333

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

 

Keeping the Balkan Ghosts at Bay2447

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 originality2706

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

 

Trump’s Virtual Wall2628

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 CEO653

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 Updates643

That Won't Take You More Than 5 Minutes

 

3 Steps To Easy Small Talk3171

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 World7506

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 Job3087

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 Era3917

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 Underrated6194

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 Lunch5632

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 Xenophobia4122

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 End918

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 Leader1233

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 20171397

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

 

The Incredible Cobblestone Streets Within And Breathtaking Views Above875

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?2384

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 Surface3397

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 20174278

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 20171347

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 Democracy1529

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 Balance3025

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 Food1963

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 Economy2187

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 20172714

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 Experience5010

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 Hypnotist1530

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?1753

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 Advice4187

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?3239

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 Billionaire5571

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 Finger1974

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 20172916

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 Through3820

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 France1179

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 Days1204

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 Now1108

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 Friends1158

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 Example1447

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?3290

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 Trumpism2102

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 Job2630

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 Spain3237

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 Years2140

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?2169

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 Buys2459

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 20202105

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

 

The Highest-Paid Oscar Nominee3245

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?3246

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 Years3103

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

 

Warren Buffett's 10 Biggest Stock Bets1733

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 Year3639

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 Life5659

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 Earth3473

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 Media3180

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 World2862

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 families6087

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 eBay7156

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 20163964

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 Science2923

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 Investors5528

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 Index4481

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

 

The Economic Promise of Climate-Smart Infrastructure5664

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 Now7409

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 Trump3913

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 Money4712

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 12061

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 Radar7336

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 World6178

Think New York City isn't affordable? Think again

 

Should Investors Trust The Trump Rally?4003

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?6797

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 Kids4380

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 20172914

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 Review3289

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 uncertainty7827

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”2439

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 20179211

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 Tourism8414

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 RK4118

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 Armenia4938

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 drones4289

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

 

How to profit from your customer’s emotions2637

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

 

SAP and Microsoft: cloud partnership3631

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 customers3592

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

 

Robust outlook for global cereal supplies in 20163399

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

 

Mission complete6442

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%3322

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

 

Why is local business not ready for dialogue with their external stakeholders4374

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 car4870

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 4478

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? 4817

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”3211

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