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7 Smart Ways To Make Your Business Environmentally-Friendly

Meeting our environmental responsibilities – be it at a domestic or business level – is more pressing than ever. Landfills are full, and oceans are choking. A recent report revealed that Americans are throwing away 230 million tons of waste each year – more than any other nation in the …

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Jeff Bezos Is No Longer ‘World’s Richest Man’ As Amazon Stock Drops

Well, that was quick. Once upon a time, back when Amazon only sold books, Bill Gates was the world’s richest person. To state the obvious, Amazon outgrew the book game. And on Thursday morning, its founder Jeff Bezos briefly eclipsed the Microsoft co-founder as the world’s richest person. That was …

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Bill Gates Chooses Fighting Poverty Over Being The Richest Man In The World

Gates has given away so much of his fortune that Amazon’s Jeff Bezos supplanted him as the wealthiest.Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has become the world’s richest person, surpassing Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. This is hardly a loss for the 61-year-old Gates, who’s been trying to become less rich …

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The CEO Pay Machine: How Can We Stop It?

It is almost impossible to get fired from a board by shareholders.The ratio of the pay of corporate chief executive officers (CEO) to ordinary workers has exploded in the last 40 years. It was a bit over 20 to 1 at the start of the 1970s, now it is well …

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4 Attitudes Young Managers Can Learn From Older Employees

Last week’s column addressed “What Older Employees Can Learn From Young Executives.” Granted, all five characteristics represent generalizations and aren’t universally applicable. But as generalizations, they guide thinking toward positive expectations. The same can be said about what younger managers can learn from older employees. Stereotypical thinking, for sure. Nevertheless, …

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Martin Shkreli Found Guilty On Several Counts Of Fraud

The trial of the so-called “Pharma Bro” centered around his stewardship of two hedge funds.After five days of deliberations, jurors have found Martin Shkreli guilty on three charges of fraud and not guilty on five charges. Shkreli faces jail time, though legal experts say he’ll likely receive far less than …

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12 Essential Habits of Exceptional Leaders

One of the most popular Dilbert comic strips in the cartoon’s history begins with Dilbert’s boss relaying senior leadership’s explanation for the company’s low profits. In response to his boss, Dilbert asks incredulously, “So they’re saying that profits went up because of great leadership and down because of a weak …

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Gender Equality And The Invisible Problem In The Workplace

In a small, unassuming room on a university campus in the mid ’80s, one man sat amongst eleven women. They were meeting to discuss a relatively new movement that was emerging, called feminism. During the meeting the man overheard a side conversation between two of the women. The more vocal …

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For Consumer Problems, Sometimes The Best Advocate Has A Law Degree

In a do-it-yourself world, when shouldn’t you do it yourself? That’s sometimes hard to know with a consumer problem. Most garden-variety disputes are self-advocated either outside the legal system or in court ― the legal term is pro se, which is Latin for “winging it” ― and sometimes successfully. No …

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Accounting Gimmicks And Hard Realities At Etihad Airways

One of the things we’ve learned in recent years from waves of financial scandals is that you can’t fool the accountants. And it’s especially hard to trick forensic accountants, the professionals specifically trained to identify “cooked books.” It was thus not especially surprising that forensic accountants recently showed that the …

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