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The Trick to Learning When to Cut Your Losses

Original Post : http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20180914-the-trick-to-learning-when-to-cut-your-losses By Madeline Grant 17 September 2018   You’ve popped down the shops to pick up some milk. Halfway there you remember that this particular shop is actually closed on Sunday afternoons. And as far as you know, there are no others open nearby. Still, you’ve already spent 10 minutes walking in that…
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The ‘deadly sins’ of business

Original Post https://www.bbc.com/news/business-43374755 Author: Ben MorrisBusiness reporter, BBC News Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage captionCarillion buckled under the weight of a whopping £1.5bn debt pile Despite ranks of highly paid executives and advisors, big companies can take decisions that seem at best baffling and at worst self-destructive. So how do such big organisations, led by well-paid chief executives and…
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Here’s how AI can make you better at winning arguments

Original Post: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/12/ai-can-make-us-better-at-winning-arguments-heres-how Author: Chris Reed Professor of Computer Science and Philosophy , University of Dundee Image: REUTERS/Mike Blake The ability to argue, to express our reasoning to others, is one of the defining features of what it is to be human. Argument and debate form the cornerstones of civilised society and intellectual life. Processes of argumentation…
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Why are so many firms so bad at handling social media?

original post : http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-44110588 Author By Mark Ward   Why are so many firms so bad at handling social media? These days disgruntled customers can vent their spleen on social media instantly, but many companies are not handling these platforms properly, experts say. So what are the dos and don’ts of social media customer relations? There are…
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The Third Age of credit

Original Post: https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/16/the-third-age-of-credit/?sr_share=twitter Author: Nik Milanovic Society is beginning to wake up to a tremendous shift in one of the most fundamental underpinnings to how we live our lives: the credit system. Even though it’s not commonly known, credit infrastructure has existed about as long as civilization itself. In one way or another, credit systems have always formalized the one essential basis for…
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4 predictions for the future of work

Original Post: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/12/predictions-for-freelance-work-education Author: Stephane KasrielCEO, Upwork   I contemplate the future of work on a daily basis in both my professional and personal life. As a father of four children from four to 14 years old, and as a citizen of the world, I care about our future. As CEO of freelancing website Upwork, I am…
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“Speed” is the new “Scale”

Those quickest to act will win. Click below link to read more on “why speed is the new scale” https://www.bcg.com/publications/2018/digital-common-sense-speed-new-scale.aspx

How to handle difficult customers on social media

Original Post: https://considerthisuk.co.uk/news/how-to-handle-difficult-customers-on-social-media Difficult customers can tarnish the reputation of an otherwise reputable business. However, you can learn to turn each situation into a positive one. It’s important to showcase the exceptional level of customer service your business provides. Creating this on social media platforms helps to promote your brand and show the world that…
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Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, And Most People Haven’t Noticed

Original Post https://medium.com/the-global-future-of-work/there-is-something-extraordinary-happening-10492495c715 By Gustavo Tanaka   Most of us haven’t quite realized there is something extraordinary happening. A few months ago, I freed myself from standard-procedure society. I broke the chains of fear that kept me locked up into the system. Since then, I see the world from a different perspective: the one that everything…
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What If Companies Managed People as Carefully as They Manage Money?

Original Post: https://hbr.org/2017/05/what-if-companies-managed-people-as-carefully-as-they-manage-money Author: Eric Garton Today’s executives spend a lot of time managing the balance sheet, despite the fact that it doesn’t represent their company’s scarcest resource. Financial capital is relatively abundant and cheap. According to Bain’s Macro Trends Group, the global supply of capital stands at nearly 10 times global GDP. As a result of capital superabundancy,…
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