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Courtesy and other ‘small’ gestures

Perhaps I was tired.  Or busy.  Maybe it was the ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’.  I really don’t know.  I just remember the...

Oil-rich kingdom could run out of cash

WATCHING your bank account dwindle by $930 billion in five years is a scary prospect. But that’s the reality facing one of the world’s...

Are Emoji’s the new (smiley) face of Marketing?

When Facebook augmented their ‘Like’ feature with 5 new emoji reactions it seemingly became a catalyst for major advertisers to jump on the bandwagon....
Adidas and Kanye West expand their partnership with planned sports gear and Yeezy retail stores

adidas and Kanye West Make History with Transformative New Partnership adidas...

The Most Significant Partnership Ever Created Between an Athletic Brand and a Non-Athlete Los Angeles, June 29, 2016 - Today, adidas announced the cementing of its long-term relationship...

Tinder Founder Sean Rad Returns as CEO, Replacing Chris Payne

Sean Rad, the co-founder of Tinder, who was replaced as CEO in March, is returning to the job. As part of the move, Chris Payne...

Business dinners ‘not good for women’

The first female chief of business lobby group the CBI has criticised business dinners as "not very inclusive" for women. Carolyn Fairbairn said she had...

How social media has shaped the U.S Presidential Election

Back in 2008, Barack Obama harnessed the power of social media in its infancy to help him win the Presidency. Voter lists, phone banks...

Y Combinator names partner Qasar Younis as its first COO

Y Combinator has named partner Qasar Younis as its inaugural chief operating officer. In this role, he’ll be responsible for managing the day-to-day affairs...

DREAM WORK GIG: Is this guy the best boss in the...

YOU can work from a beach with a glass of wine in hand, travel when you want, take three-day weekends and relax if you’re...

3 Major Things to Never Forget During Failure

Failure happens to everyone. However, failure doesn't have to rule your life. There are things that you can control and things that you can't...

How You Can Help Nurture Your Kid’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

The old adage is, “go to school, get good grades, and get a job.”  Is that the best we can encourage our children to...

Twitter is looking for content partnerships to help it grow in...

Twitter said on Tuesday it plans to accelerate its push for content partnerships in Asia Pacific and the Middle East. It has appointed a Singapore-based...

Who, What, Why: What is name-blind recruitment?

Leading companies and universities are being asked to remove names from application forms in an effort to stop "unconscious bias" against potential recruits from...

Are you suffering from Facebook Fatigue ?

Irritated by your in-laws posting every inanity of their day? Want to avoid family who add no enrichment to your life? Pictures of your...

Me, my selfie and die

Dying to take a selfie? Think again. It may be more dangerous than you imagine. True fact? More people have been killed taking selfies...

Facebook Mentions and Live for Verified Profiles

Facebook is opening up Mentions and its live broadcasting app to more people starting today, but only if you have a verified profile. This...

“Your idea doesn’t work unless you do” – insights from a...

Sabena Suri commenced her career as a brand strategist with some of the World's leading advertising agencies. Now, that spectacular beginning might be sufficient for...

Global markets face rocky day as France opens for trade

Markets face a turbulent open on Monday after the Paris attacks, as the French stock exchange says it will open for trading as usual. World...
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The Circle and Foundation of Success

Behind every successful person, there are many lessons learned... and for every lesson learned, there is a lot of trying, falling, getting up, and...

China’s Stock Market Collapse Worries The World

Seasoned observers aren't panicking, but broader concerns are growing as Chinese stock markets tumble further into bear territory less than a month after hitting...

McJobs and UberJobs

THE French enjoy nothing more than resisting the forces of Anglo-Saxon capitalism. On June 25th French taxi drivers paralysed Paris in protest against Uber,...

Firms Where Everyone Agrees But Nothing Changes

Do you sometimes stop to think how well your organisation compares with others in terms of getting things done? Whether it's within a small project...
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Seize The Day…Be Inspired!

“You must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at...
YouTube Videos Can Potentially Hijack Smartphones:

Study : YouTube Videos Can Potentially Hijack Smartphones

A muffled voice hidden in a YouTube video can issue commands to a nearby smartphone without you even knowing it, researchers reveal. According to Micah...

How I learn to manage Major Life Changes

In life change is inevitable.  Whether the change is planned or unplanned, every one of us must face one sort of change or the...

How Not To Manage A Business

Now I know this looks like a strange topic but it has a lot of wisdom to it. I'm sure you would have seen...

Seeking to be your own boss, follow some tips that would...

The present economic condition and reality of the time shows that people are gradually finding it difficult to have the job that they have...

2015 global surface temperatures set to be hottest on record-UN

This year is set to be the hottest on record and 2016 could be even hotter due to the current El Nino weather pattern,...
Berlusconi : AC Milan 'sold' to Chinese consortium

Berlusconi : AC Milan ‘sold’ to Chinese consortium

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says he has sold football club AC Milan to a Chinese consortium. Berlusconi, who owns the Serie A team,...
Mark Zuckerberg just made a big investment that pays young people in Africa to learn code Andela

Mark Zuckerberg just made a big investment that pays young people...

Andela, a two-year-old startup, trains software developers in Africa and gives them full-time roles at international companies. It already employs nearly 200 engineers in its...

Oprah just made $17m in one hour from a single tweet.

The media mogul and the largest individual stakeholder in Weight Watchers International Inc. tweeted a video at 12:09 p.m. Eastern time professing that she...

‘Meternity Leave’ vs ‘Maternity Leave’ – a massive mistake?

Ex-magazine editor, Meghann Foye, was so jealous of her co-workers being able to claim maternity leave that she decided that she needed a break. One...

The power of saying ‘NO’ in business

In the movie 'Yes Man' Jim Carrey's perpetually negative character attends a positivity seminar and becomes brainwashed into pursuing an exclusively affirmative life which leads him to...

Do you need a Digital Detox?

The internet is ruining everything. Really? Well according to the sensationalist CNBC headline last week it is. And it's all down to the latest...

(A) Politically Speaking

Let me start by saying that I am one of the most apolitical (notice the "a", it's important) person on the planet, but as...

Fleksy’s mobile keyboard app goes free as the company bets on...

Mobile keyboard company Fleksy has followed in the footsteps of SwiftKey by making its Android and iOS app completely free. With seven million downloads to...
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President Obama interviews Alibaba billionaire Jack Ma as ecommerce giant pushes...

U.S. President Barack Obama took time off at an Asia-Pacific summit on Wednesday for an unusual task - putting questions to Chinese internet billionaire...

Five career-killing email blunders

LIKE most desk jockeys, Kim spends a big chunk of her time on e-mail. Once, an intern asked her if it was OK to leave...

Going To Study Abroad? Learn How To Save On Your Stay

If you decline your brilliant study-abroad opportunities only because of high costs, it`s a bad idea. After all, there is a large variety of...
Land swap between Google & LinkedIn will allow both companies to build desired headquarters

Land swap between Google & LinkedIn will allow both companies to...

In March, Google shared its ambitious plan for a futuristic expansion of its Mountain View headquarters. Those plans were derailed in May after LinkedIn...
Your parents are using Snapchat

There’s no escape: Your parents are using Snapchat

The social media platform is all the rage with young people, but there's a new crowd flocking to Snapchat and they're not all there...

Book Review: 7 Classic Personal Finance Books Every One Should Read

There are a lot of personal finance books in the market today. If you are looking for a great personal finance book to read,...
Tesla made a $2.8 billion offer to buy SolarCity

Tesla made a $2.8 billion offer to buy SolarCity

Tesla made a $2.8 billion offer to buy SolarCity. Both are Elon Musk’s companies (he owns 21% of Tesla and 22% of SolarCity). US electric...

Apple Has Acquired Faceshift, Maker Of Motion Capture Tech Used In...

Techcrunch said today that Apple had confirmed the acquisition in a statement. MacRumors had previously uncovered strong evidence that Apple bought Faceshift back in August. As...

Mobile users spent more time on Pokemon Go than Facebook

Pokemon Go has surpassed the next milestone in taking over every aspect of your life, with users spending more time on average playing the...

Forget IQ… a high EQ will make you succeed in business

What makes you successful at work? Being smarter? Being more assertive? Being better looking? Well according to a recent CNN report it's proven that...
OnePlus warns its customers that the effects of Brexit could impact its business in the UK

OnePlus warns its customers that the effects of Brexit could impact...

That the UK-EU referendum’s result has come as a shocker is not news anymore, but while the how and when of Britain leaving the EU may...

MTN seeks to cut $5.2bn Nigerian fine

Africa's biggest mobile operator MTN, has restarted after earlier being suspended following a huge fine imposed by Nigerian authorities. Trading in MTN Group was halted...

Release Your Inner Quixote!

The Dancing Guy video taught us a lot about the importance of leadership and specifically the first follower. I also sense it taught us...

Top 10 African countries to invest in 2016

As the world continues to witness a paradigm shift from business to politics, 2016 ushers a wave of opportunities never imagined. A look into business...

Be A Corporate Nomad, Not a Corporate Hodad!

A hodad is someone who pretends to be something he is not.  A term born in surfing, hodads were guys who hung out at...
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Nike have designed a shoe specifically for disabled people

JUST do it. It seems like such a simple concept to follow, but for many people, that’s just not possible. “It” can’t be done...

US and China agree cybercrime truce

US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping have said they will take new steps to address cybercrime. Speaking at a joint news conference...

Airbnb partners with China Broadband, Sequoia to expand in China

Online home-rental marketplace Airbnb Inc said on Tuesday it was partnering with investment firms China Broadband Capital and Sequoia China to expand into the...

BLACK LIFE MATTERS: But Do People care about you marching anymore?

You don’t get Black Power by marching and chanting! You get power by doing what other groups have done. The Jews didn’t march and...

Why It’s So Important To Tell “Your Story”

Since before writing was invented, humans shared stories orally.  Ancient Chinese, Egyptians, Indians and others told their stories and created myths and legends through...

7 Great Habits of Remarkably Successful People

Good habits can make a world of difference in our lives. When we think wisely, we choose good habits. When we think foolishly, we...

4 Reasons to Become a Better Learner to the Near Future

What the future could surely demand from us? How can we know if we are prepared for it? Are you? This article will discern reasons and thoughts...
Facebook Signs Deals With Media Companies, Celebrities for Facebook Live

Facebook Signs Deals With Media Companies, Celebrities for Facebook Live

Facebook Inc (FB.O) has signed deals worth more than $50 million with media companies and celebrities to create videos for its live-streaming service, the...

Ways of Un-rushing

You know how it goes. Rush rush rush rush. And then rush some more. Especially during the month of December. End of year reports. Gift...

12 Business Experts – Teaching Business Success

WOW! What an amazing 3 weeks during the FREE Business Success Online Summit. 12 internationally recognised business experts/speakers sharing their knowledge, skills and expertise....
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Is Sandile Shezi SA’s youngest multi-millionaire?

As a young boy, Sandile Shezi took all the money given to him for tuition in a particular year and used it to trade...

Are Soft Skills Learned or Inborn?

 This is the third in a series of posts exploring Soft Skills and why they are so important to your success in any endeavour. Soft...

Microsoft rolls out Wunderlist beta for Windows 10

Today announced the availability of a beta version of its app for Windows 10. “That’s right, we’re so excited about our newest app to join...

How Smart Leaders Deliver Outstanding Value

While companies and consultancies learn what it takes to surf the digital wave, one fundamental prerequisite for business success is still leadership at the...

How to Use Social to Get a Job

Starting a job search? The time to have begun networking was months or even years ago. Networking is a long-range strategy. It doesn’t necessarily...

China Markets Fall Sharply Despite Fresh Help From Beijing

Chinese markets fell sharply Wednesday, even as officials scrambled to arrest a three-week stock selloff. The widespread selling has spilled into global markets and...

Matt Damon shows us how to give a sh*t and still...

Several months ago I wrote a lighthearted piece about how social media could have been a contributory factor in the Kim Kardashian jewellery heist...

Social media scams – don’t get suckered

Want to win First Class seats on British Airways? Fancy a free iPhone due to surplus stock? Get a share of the billions that...
Twitter Partners Bloomberg to Live Stream Financial News

Twitter Partners Bloomberg to Live Stream Financial News

The micro-blogging website Twitter and Bloomberg Media have signed a deal to live stream several media company's TV news shows on Twitter platform. The partnership...

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Top 12 Contributors on Business Gists

Business Gists is an online community for inspiration, educative, discovering powered by contributor worldwide where everybody are welcome. Our mission is to provide the...
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9 Accomplished Ways to Optimize Your Website for Increased Conversions

  For every business, its primary goal is revenue. Therefore, we can say that the goal of every available website is increased conversion that leads...
10 Reasons Why Your Blog Is Underperforming

10 Reasons Why Your Blog Is Underperforming

It’s true that 47% of consumers read between 3-5 pieces of blog content before making a purchasing decision. Are you making sure your content is...

How to Move Up the Ladder When You Don’t Have Leadership...

The phrase “moving up the corporate ladder” should more accurately be rephrased “moving up the corporate pyramid.” Let’s face it – there are fewer...

Why cycling is the new golf

Is the business community really trading their Ping for Pinarello? Swapping their green jackets for a yellow jersey? Well according to a recent Business Insider...
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