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Political scientists face increasing demands to demonstrate the relevance of their research beyond the academy (the so-called ‘impact agenda’). Matthew Flinders argues that this should be seen less a threat to the discipline’s autonomy than an opportunity to rise to public responsibilities that have always accompanied a political science career The ‘noble science of politics’ has changed […]
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The Turkish government has made a clumsy move to prevent its people seeking refuge against a weak lira (its exchange rate has fallen from €0.45 in 2012 to €0. 10 now), by banning bitcoin, a useless decision criticized by the main opposition party that has caused a temporary fluctuation in the value of bitcoinprompted by the nervousness of those who do not […]
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A lengthy article in The Wall Street Journal, China creates its own digital currency, a first for major economy, outlines the likely impact of Beijing’s initiative and the strategic possibilities it offers in terms of avoiding US blockades of its companies, how this will boost its role in international transactions, while allowing it to monitor its […]
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A few days ago, thanks to my algorithmic recommendations — not from the sources I usually read, but selected on the basis of subject matter of interest to me — I came across an article about a 57-year-old American who after being released following a 37-year jail term, was asked about his impressions of something as commonplace as a smartphone, or the […]
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Access over ownership. After decades of excessive consumerism, this prospect sounded revolutionary. At first. Now that the sharing economy has become mainstream, more critical voices are appearing. So, what will it be? Empowerment or exploitation? A revolution or business as usual? Before getting to the heart of the matter, I’d like to set something straight: […]

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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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A post on Salesforce’s website heralds the end of the nine-to-five era, explaining that it makes no sense to expect people to continue working in this archaic way, and proposes three new approaches: flex, fully remote and office-based, which will define how the company works when things normalize after the pandemic. The company says it expects the flex format to be adopted by the […]

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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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A lengthy article in The Wall Street Journal, China creates its own digital currency, a first for major economy, outlines the likely impact of Beijing’s initiative and the strategic possibilities it offers in terms of avoiding US blockades of its companies, how this will boost its role in international transactions, while allowing it to monitor its […]
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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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A few days ago, thanks to my algorithmic recommendations — not from the sources I usually read, but selected on the basis of subject matter of interest to me — I came across an article about a 57-year-old American who after being released following a 37-year jail term, was asked about his impressions of something as commonplace as a smartphone, or the […]
  1. Editor's Pick
  2. Politics
Access over ownership. After decades of excessive consumerism, this prospect sounded revolutionary. At first. Now that the sharing economy has become mainstream, more critical voices are appearing. So, what will it be? Empowerment or exploitation? A revolution or business as usual? Before getting to the heart of the matter, I’d like to set something straight: […]

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