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Amazon this week announced it is taking on 75,000 new workers in the United States and 10,000 in the United Kingdom, precisely at a time when much of the world is beginning to emerge from the pandemic and when many companies have announced cutbacks or even closures, making it one of the main drivers for economic recovery. The […]
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Authoritarian states deliberately use a number of tools to manage their image internationally, writes Alexander Dukalskis. Creating positive news, distracting and silencing critique, and shaping elite opinion help make the world safer for dictatorships In 2012 news broke about a public relations contract between a firm called Racepoint Global and the Rwandan government. The contract involved a plan […]
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A BloombergNEF report commissioned by Transport & Environment forecasts 2027 as the year when electric vehicles will start to become cheaper to manufacture than their internal combustion equivalents across all segments, mainly due to a sharp drop in battery prices and the appearance of new models by more manufacturers. Batteries, which have fallen in price by 88% over the past […]
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To figure out the effects of national events on a society and to understand how a society’s behaviour patterns are shaped throughout the history, one should understand that society’s or nation’s psychology. In order to understand a nation’s psychology, one should look at the social psychology discipline. Barons, Byrne & Suls (1989) characterize social psychology […]
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Wikipedia defines the Precautionary Principle as “a broad epistemological, philosophical and legal approach to [ideas] with potential for causing harm when extensive scientific knowledge on the matter is lacking. It emphasizes caution, pausing and review before leaping into new [behaviors] that may prove disastrous. Critics argue that it is vague, self-cancelling, unscientific and an obstacle to progress.” Its […]
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On April 17, when NASA revealed the result of its competition to develop a spacecraft to take astronauts back to the moon, it was clear that Elon Musk’s strategy of leveraging economies of scale had passed yet another milestone. The competition pitted three proposals: Dynetics, a regular supplier to the Department of Defense; Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ aerospace […]

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Amazon this week announced it is taking on 75,000 new workers in the United States and 10,000 in the United Kingdom, precisely at a time when much of the world is beginning to emerge from the pandemic and when many companies have announced cutbacks or even closures, making it one of the main drivers for economic recovery. The […]
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On April 17, when NASA revealed the result of its competition to develop a spacecraft to take astronauts back to the moon, it was clear that Elon Musk’s strategy of leveraging economies of scale had passed yet another milestone. The competition pitted three proposals: Dynetics, a regular supplier to the Department of Defense; Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ aerospace […]
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Niccolò Machiavelli was a 16th Century Italian philosopher and political commentator, best known for his 1513 work, The Prince. In this infamous work, he outlined guidance on suitable behaviour for royals and aristocrats, which essentially extended to the premise “the ends justify the means”. In other words, rulers’ immoral, cruel and criminal actions are justified if […]
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Although managing a business, or even a small part thereof, is a complex task, the solutions for solving problems often seem deceivingly simple. Managers resolve even the most complex issues with a two-by-two matrix or simple lists of steps. Most management books simplify the complicated world of business by providing attractive solutions with a high level of […]
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When you think of the essentials for growing a small business, you typically think of innovation and financing. But new research provides the first evidence that marketing deserves its own pocket in the entrepreneur’s tool bag. When entrepreneurs in Kampala, Uganda, were paired with marketers for virtual coaching, they enjoyed dramatic growth, unlike those who […]
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Why is Nietzsche’s philosophy so cool? Well, first of all, it is quite controversial. Nietzsche applied himself to such topics as morality, ethics, religion, psychology, and social criticism. While covering all those topics he created some polemical ideas. His concept of Master-Slave Morality is one big criticism of society. In this concept, he argues that there […]
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When a large corporation puts money into a small startup, huge innovations can result — like the rapid-fire development of a COVID-19 vaccine. The first two vaccines to win U.S. regulatory approval both came from biotech startups that had received equity investments from pharmaceutical giants: · In January 2015, Merck took a $50 million stake in […]

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This article was originally published here: Renee Conklin – Founder of RC HR Consulting Renee Conklin’s commitment to delivering on her promises has enhanced her reputation and widened ner client base. What’s your story? I’m an independent Coach and HR Consultant with more than 15 years’ experience. I coach individuals through successful career transformations, and […]
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This article was originally published here: Siri Pekasut – Founder of Pixel Interactive Company Comfortable outside her comfort zone and refusing to be constrained by limits, Siri Pekasut has grown her small web design agency into multiple businesses What’s your story? After living in Sydney, Australia and working for an IT company for years, I […]
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This article was originally published here: James Trevelyan – Founder & CEO of Close Comfort Having come up with an air conditioner which is both energy efficient and effective, James Trevelyan is now following another passion and searching for clean water solutions. What’s your story? I invented an extremely energy-efficient personal air conditioner that provides […]
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This article was originally published here: Adam Charlton – Creative Director at BrandCraft Big isn’t necessarily better, but attention to detail is all have motivated brander Adam Charlton. What’s your story? After uni in London studying design theory, I began my career at a well-known branding agency in Hong Kong.  I have spent the last […]

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Pranav Arora (born Aug 2, 1995) is an Businessman, Entrepreneur[2], Philanthropist[3], Investor, and Venture Capitalist.[4] Arora currently serves as the Chairman and a Board of Director of multiple, multinational companies. He is currently serving as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for JMTD Holdings[2] and Vice President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of a non-profit organization called “The Just Funky Foundation“. Pranav is involved in a vast number of […]
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Today, The Asian Entrepreneur speaks to two bold and driven Malaysian entrepreneurs who are currently on a mission to improve Malaysia’s startup scene by introducing Malaysia to Drinkentrepreneurs, a global startup movement that is driven to make local startup ecosystems more connected via monthly events. Lingesh Thayala is the Founder and Managing Partner of Drinkentrepreneurs Malaysia overseeing […]
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In countries all around the world, people are staying at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Some countries are under strict lockdown, with residents unable to leave the house except for essential reasons. In other countries and regions, the cafes, pubs, and entertainment venues have closed down, and people […]

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