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SUBSCRIBE Hi, SIGN IN Getting to Si, Ja, Oui, Hai, and Da International business Erin Meyer How to negotiate across cultures From the December 2015 Issue Succeed in New Situations Keith Rollag You can’t get very far in your career without taking new jobs, joining new organizations, transferring to new locations, and meeting and building relationships… … Continue reading SUBSCRIBE

Celtic phoenix

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In the pink WHILE the euro zone limps along, growing in the third quarter by a disappointing 0.3% (an annualised rate of 1.2%), one small member of the 19-strong currency club is racing ahead. Less than two years since Ireland exited its humiliating bail-out, its economy is resurgent. Following growth of 5.2% in 2014, GDP … Continue reading Celtic phoenix

Machine learning

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THE best manufacturers used to be the firms that made the best widgets. No longer. As the “internet of things” spreads to the factory floor, products are being packed with ever more sensors and connected to the internet. That is transforming manufacturing—and the mindset that firms need to succeed. The first shift is from products … Continue reading Machine learning

Why Every Professional Needs A Website And The Easy Way To Get One

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There was a time when having a personal website was overkill. Today, it is becoming a more common expectation. And while websites are still somewhat of a differentiator, in the future, everyone will have one. It’s time to showcase your brand and position yourself as an innovative leader. Here’s the easy way to build your … Continue reading Why Every Professional Needs A Website And The Easy Way To Get One

The internet of things will bring makers closer to customers

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IN “CAPITAL”, Karl Marx presented some striking thoughts about the nature of everyday products, which he called commodities. A commodity ought to be “a very trivial thing”, he argued, and “easily understood”. But in fact it is the opposite: “a very queer thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties.” In primitive societies people fetishise … Continue reading The internet of things will bring makers closer to customers

A new era

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FOR once the headline of the Global New Light of Myanmar, the rag that churns out the paranoid delusions of Myanmar’s ruling generals, told the real story: “Dawn of a New Era”. Even before a final result is declared, it is plain that the National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Aung San Suu Kyi, … Continue reading A new era