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Curbs on A.I. Exports? Silicon Valley Fears Losing Its Edge

A common belief among tech industry insiders is that Silicon Valley has dominated the internet because much of the worldwide network was designed and built by Americans. Now a growing number of those insiders are...

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Trying to get people to agree? Skip the French restaurant and go out for Chinese food

Here’s a new negotiating tactic: enjoy a family-style meal with your counterpart before making your opening bid. When people in a business negotiation share not just a meal but a plate, they collaborate better and...

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A world without brick-and-mortar stores? Even avid online shoppers say, ‘no, thanks’

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It has been dubbed the “retail apocalypse” — the widespread shuttering of brick-and-mortar stores across America in the wake of online shopping’s skyrocketing popularity. But how do consumers...

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China Announces Punishments for Intellectual-Property Theft

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China announced an array of punishments that could restrict companies’ access to borrowing and state-funding support over intellectual-property theft, a key sticking point in its trade conflict with the U.S. News of...

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Paying for Popularity Can Be Fraud

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Pay-for-download The internet age has allowed the perfection of this particular fraud: I start a company to sell e-widgets over the internet. I produce e-widgets and sell them for $10. I pay my buddy $10 million to buy...

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Senior Citizens Are Replacing Teenagers as Fast-Food Workers

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The sullen teenager grinding through a restaurant shift after school was once a pop culture cliche—as American as curly fries. Nowadays, Brad Hamilton, the teen played by Judge Reinhold in “Fast Times at Ridgemont...

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Lowe’s shuts 51 stores in U.S. and Canada

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Home improvement chain Lowe’s Companies Inc (LOW.N) announced the closure of another 51 underperforming stores in the United States and Canada on Monday as it strives to compete with rival Home Depot Inc (HD.N) in a...

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Social media data used to predict retail failure

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Researchers have used a combination of social media and transport data to predict the likelihood that a given retail business will succeed or fail. Using information from ten different cities around the world, the...

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Hedge funds burned by short trade as America’s malls refuse to die

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For traders betting on the death of America’s malls, being right and making money are proving to be two very different things. Reminiscent of Michael Burry of “The Big Short” fame, these hedge funds have piled...

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EU COMMITTEE APPROVES NEW RULES THAT COULD ‘DESTROY THE INTERNET AS WE KNOW IT’

An EU committee has approved two new copyright rules that campaigners warn could destroy the internet as we know it. The two controversial new rules – known as Article 11 and Article 13 – introduce wide-ranging new...

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Why Big-Box Retailers Target And Kohl’s Are Going Small

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While many retail companies are closing stores or closing up shop altogether, some big-box retailers are boosting business by opening new, smaller stores in strategic locations. Target in particular is finding new...

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Tears ‘R’ Us: The World’s Biggest Toy Store Didn’t Have to Die

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The early tale of Toys “R” Us brims with ambition, energy, and no small amount of ruthlessness, as creation stories often do. Charles Lazarus had gone from high school straight to the U.S. Army, where he served as a...

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The 10 skills you need to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Five years from now, over one-third of skills (35%) that are considered important in today’s workforce will have changed. By 2020, the Fourth Industrial Revolution will have brought us advanced robotics and...

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Leadership During Exponential Times – Part 2

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Meet Sue Siegel Sue Siegel is the CEO of GE Ventures. She heads GE’s growth and innovation business comprised of GE Ventures, GE Licensing and New Business Creation (NBC). GE Ventures is the venture capital arm of...

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Leadership During Exponential Times – Part 1

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Beth Comstock’s Eight Principles of Exponential Leadership Beth has an extraordinary mindset as a leader at GE. “These days, I think you have to be constantly thinking about what’s next, what’s new and...

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Turn People into Your Secret Weapon for Business Success

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The American economy that once thrived on manufacturing is in transition, and more and more it’s evolving into a digital-services economy. That means companies must adapt – or risk withering away. “Services have...

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9 Key Lessons Derived From 150 Startups

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by Peter Diamandis This week, I had a chance to sit down with my brilliant friend Bill Gross, the CEO and Founder of Idealab. Bill is a startup guru… to say the least. Over the last 25 years, within Idealab, Bill has...

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Key Hiring Lessons From Amazon, Uber, Groupon, Etc.

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By Peter Diamandis If you want to create a successful, hyper-growth company you’ve got to get one thing right – hiring. To kick off my series of blogs on “Hiring, Culture, and Experimentation”, I had...

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Looking for the Perfect Job? You May Have Already Found It

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What’s your passion? Family? Gardening? Rock climbing? Now think about where your job falls in your list of passions. For many, a job is just a means to an end – it provides money for an education, an SUV, a house...

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What’s Missing in the Millennial Skillset?

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One thing is clear: millennials – those born after 1980 – are the world’s future, and they’ve already made significant contributions. Social media alone wouldn’t be what it is today without millennial...

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