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Management & Strategy

What is Agile and how to make the most of your project - 04/21/2017

Agile, or flexible product management based on Scrum, differs from traditional approaches in many respects. Let's look at the most important aspects. Typically, processes in a company use a popular waterfall model, when everything happens in stages and sequentially. Simply put, the company’s managers ‘keep their eyes on the prize’. If the ultimate goal, that is, the product requirements, changes...

Exxon paid Tillerson $ 27.4 million for 2016 - 04/14/2017

Last year, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson received a cash compensation of $ 27.4 million, being on the post of executive director of the world's largest public oil trading company, Exxon Mobil, Reuters reports. He and other senior executives got their salaries raised, despite the fact that in 2016 Exxon's net profit fell by more than 50%, as the company, like many of its counterparts, tried...

A corporate culture to boost creativity in your company - 04/13/2017

An overwhelming number of organizations use this "old but gold" scheme: a leader who manages, and subordinates who submit. To continue the tautology, then an employee of such a company, when asked "What do you do at work?", will answer: "I do my job". We became so used to the existing order of things that we do not even think about it. Could it be any different? Yes. Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow...

Jeff Bezos hits second place in Bloomberg Billionaires Index - 03/30/2017

According to Bloomberg Billionaires Index, yesterday Jeff Bezos, founder and Head of the world's largest online retailer Amazon.com, increased his fortune by $ 1.5 billion to $ 75.6 billion. This helped him overtake Berkshire Hathaway's owner Warren Buffett and founder of Inditex Amancio Ortega. This is the first time when Jeff Bezos took the second place after traditional leader Bill Gates....

Twelve trends of the labor market - 03/27/2017

Consulting company BCG named 12 main trends in the labor market. In the analysts’ opinion, among the most important trends are automation, new strategies to attract customers, aging of the population, growth of the income gap and development of more flexible structures. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has prepared a study in which it identified the 12 main trends that are already increasingly...

Four keys to mastery - 03/24/2017

"Mastery is a mysterious process in which what at first seems difficult, then comes more easily and brings more and more satisfaction thanks to constant training," George Leonard writes in his book, saying that this statement is true for anything you do. However, the most important thing is to understand that the path of mastery is by no means fast. Results will not be instant and easy, and...

Seven ways to survive failure - 03/17/2017

Why do the best students make mistakes in simple tests? Why did you fail the interview? Why do we become ebarassed when we need to show everything we can do? Sien Beilock explored the scientific basis of human behavior when everything is at stake, and is ready to share seven tips to help you avoid stressful breakdowns and failures in sports, business and other areas. Distract yourself in...

Affluent women changing wealth management industry - 03/14/2017

Swiss bank UBS calculated that aggregate global wealth of women will grow from $ 13 trillion to $ 18 trillion by 2021. The figure will be increasing 1.6% faster year-on-year than men's total wealth, the Financial Times writes. After two years of research, UBS Wealth Management concluded that female and male clients should be approached differently, so UBS Wealth Management decided to reorient its...

Five practical ideas for visual notes - 02/27/2017

Visual notes have a lot of practical benefits. They can be used for project planning, to prepare for a journey, for sketches of impressions, for writing recipes or learning foreign languages. Now you need Instagram not for selfies but for snapshots of your notes. Creating sketches can be easy and inspiring. Let's try? Sketches and project planning Sketches are well suited for project...

Conscious investment wins increasingly more supporters - 02/24/2017

Investment in projects not related to the military industry, violation of human rights or harmful to environment, keep growing every year. Their total volume has already reached several trillion dollars. Corporations has long been forced to take into account opinions of consumers who might not want to buy their goods produced in violation of the ethical norms. Recently, investment funds also...
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