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Elon Musk to join Twitter's board of directors - 04/06/2022

According to documents at the US Securities and Exchange Commission's website, Elon Musk, the American entrepreneur and founder of SpaceX and Tesla, will join the Board of Directors of Twitter for two years, after announcing his ownership of the company the day before (SEC). Musk will be appointed to the board as a Class II director, with a term ending at the company's annual meeting of...

FT: HSBC crosses out the word "war" in its documents - 03/30/2022

The British HSBC Plc, one of the world's largest banks, is revising its experts' research reports to remove the word "war" from the context of Russia's operation in Ukraine, reports the Financial Times (FT) citing two sources familiar with the matter. According to the Financial Times, the bank's committees in charge of previewing all of the bank's public research materials changed the word "war"...

Using collaborative elevation to become better leader - 03/25/2022

Rigid hierarchy often holds us hostage at work. Now, however, it is becoming increasingly clear that formal authority prevents us from achieving the maximum. Leadership without authority and flexible partnerships are coming to the fore. Absolute interdependence is one of the main characteristics of the new world. It is time to scrap attitudes like "It is not my responsibility" or "He is not my...

Pain points and weaknesses. How to resist manipulators - 03/11/2022

Every person has weaknesses and pain points, and pushing on them tends to throw us off-balance. Let’s look at what pain points are most often pressed by those who want to manipulate us. People have many weaknesses, and an astute manipulator knows them all. Let's focus on three general categories: weaknesses, needs, and fears. 1. Weaknesses. What's wrong with you: are you too fat, too thin, or...

Focusing on yourself as a way of coping with problems - 03/03/2022

Managing yourself means controlling your emotions and thinking with your head. It is an indispensable leadership trait. Without it, you are at the mercy of the group and all its stressors, losing your ability to act with common sense. A focus on yourself implies that you don't blame yourself for everything, but rather distinguish between what you can control and what you can't, and give those...

Shell appoints new finance director - 03/02/2022

Anglo-Dutch Shell has announced appointment of Sinead Gorman as chief financial officer (CFO), effective 1 April, when current CFO Jessica Uhl will leave the post, which she held for five years, the company said. "Shell has announced the appointment of Sinead Gorman as chief financial officer with effect from 1 April 2022," the statement said. Gorman is executive vice president of finance for...

Musk sends $5.7B worth of Tesla stock to charity - 02/16/2022

Elon Musk gave $5.7 billion worth of Tesla stock to charity. Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk has donated $5.7 billion worth of Tesla stock to charity, according to documents filed by the billionaire with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). During the period from November 19 to November 29, 2021, the richest man in the world donated 5.044 million shares of Tesla stock, their value...

Elicitation: How to get your clients talking - 02/04/2022

The term "elicitation" means covert drawing out of information. It is an effective set of techniques for influencing people's behavior. Information elicitation is a real art, and this approach is indispensable in the business sphere. Salespeople and entrepreneurs sometimes spend an enormous amount of time building relationships with potential customers. Many hours (and dollars) are invested in...

Credit Suisse chairman resigns over quarantine breach - 01/17/2022

Credit Suisse's chairman resigned after it was discovered that he had twice breached quarantine rules. Swiss Credit Suisse chairman Antonio Horta-Osorio has resigned after an investigation commissioned by the board found that he had twice breached quarantine rules imposed because of COVID-19, the bank said in a statement. "I regret that a number of my personal actions have led to difficulties...

Microsoft affected by Meta's employee poaching - 01/11/2022

Microsoft has followed Apple in the wake of employee leakage to Meta. Competition for employees between the tech giants has intensified because of the development of meta-universes. Microsoft's augmented reality team lost around 100 employees last year, many of them to Meta (formerly Facebook), The Wall Street Journal reported, citing former employees and Linkedin data.  This is because a...
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