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Carney stays with the Bank of England to help through Brexit - 09/11/2018

Chairman of the Bank of England Mark Carney will remain at the lead of the Central Bank for six months longer than the previously set deadline, and will retire at the end of January 2020, according to the Bank’s press release. According to the rules, Carney's term expires at the end of June 2019, but he will remain in office to ensure a smooth exit of the country from the EU. "In this crucial...

Alibaba founder is going to resign - 09/10/2018

Founder and head of the Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, will resign from his position of the executive chairman of the company's board of directors in a year, in September 2019. His duties will then be transferred to the company’s CEO Daniel Zhang, who will continue to hold both posts. Jack Ma made this announcement on Monday, on his 54th birthday. In an open letter to clients, shareholders and employees...

3 things that drain your energy - 09/07/2018

We all know what it's like to feel tired. Usually, it occurs after a sleepless night, too active rest or long hours of work. But there is something wrong if fatigue persists constantly. Chronic lack of energy turns us into passengers swimming along the course of life. How can we recharge? Energy and surroundings Accumulation of things is akin to accumulation of emotional problems. It is a...

Getting it right: How to invest in start-ups - 08/27/2018

Most of modern corporations have realized a simple fact: if your company does not introduce new technologies, its chances of becoming uncompetitive in the very near future are very high. But this problem will become apparent only after the event, when the company finds itself on the verge of a disaster. Until recently, the most common way to support innovation was to create your own R&D...

The secret of recruiting the best - 08/24/2018

Claudio Fernandez Araos, an expert in selection and development of top managers, told about how to recruit outstanding people to work on your project in his book “It's Not the How or the What but the Who”. So, what is the secret? Steve Jobs said once: "If you take a taxi to ride through Manhattan, there can be twice a difference between the worst and the best taxi driver: the best will take you...

How to become, and stay, focused - 08/17/2018

To be attentive means to focus on what you are doing. This skill can be used anywhere and anytime: when driving a car, reading, talking, solving a problem, servicing machines, working alone or in a team. Yet, the most important thing in focusing is that it cannot be achieved by coercion. Tricks of focusing  it is impossible to concentrate when you are desperately trying to do something....

New study: Average UK employee has to work for 160 years to earn their CEO's salary for one year - 08/16/2018

The average income of heads of the largest British companies was 145 times as many as the average salary of employees in 2017. In 2016, the figure was 128, in 2015 – 146, shows a study by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the analytical organization High Pay Center. An average employee will need 160 years to earn the amount that the company's CEO receives for a year....

How to be great instead of big - 08/10/2018

Bo Burlingham, Editor-in-chief of the popular business magazine Inc., talked to founders of small but successful and outstanding companies, and described their experience in his book "Small giants." We chose seven tips that will be useful to both an experienced businessman and a beginning entrepreneur. For an excellent service, you need to demonstrate to your customers that you appreciate them...

New technologies: Timesavers or time thieves? - 08/03/2018

Modern technologies allow us to perform tasks faster and more productively. At least, this may seem at first glance. Rolf Dobelli, an author of “The Art of the Good Life” book, described several examples when attempts to save time turned into a loss of this very time. How? Let’s see. The problem of presentations What did the presentations look like? Previously, it was just a report at a general...

JPMorgan Chase head becomes the highest-paid banker in the US once again - 07/23/2018

The head of the largest in terms of assets the US bank JPMorgan Chase, Jamie Dimon, in aggregate earned $ 28.3 million in 2017 and once again became the highest paid top manager of Wall Street. According to S&P Global Market Intelligence, his compensation grew by 3.9% compared to last year. CEO of Bank of America, Brian Moynihan, earned $ 21.3 million, including salaries and bonuses, in...
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