Category archives: Business

Modest Indian banker with big ambitions named World Entrepreneur of the Year

MONTE-CARLO, Monaco: The 2014 World Entrepreneur of the Year is a modest banker from India on an audacious mission: to build a people-focused financial-services giant that reaches out to the two-thirds of Indian consumers, or 800 million people, who don’t currently have a bank account. Uday Kotak, the 55-year-old founder and 50% owner of Mumbai-based Kotak Mahindra Bank, is challenging a cozy, state-dominated banking establishment that serves only the most […]

Success Is Not Final, Failure Is Not Fatal: 8 Lessons Only Failing Can Teach You

Regardless of what you are attempting to accomplish, what success you are gunning after, if it’s something worth pursuing, then you’re going to fail – miserably – plenty of times before you strike gold. As markets become more popular, the pools become saturated with talent. With each new year, it gets slightly more difficult to achieve your dreams – assuming that others are pursuing the same passions. Lucky for you, […]

Breast milk makes us stronger: The male athletes drinking an unlikely 'natural alternative' to energy supplements

A number of male athletes are apparently turning to human breast milk as a natural alternative to energy drinks. Anthony, a 30-something athlete from Queens, New York, told NYMag.com that he’s met ‘a lot of guys’ at different gyms who consume ‘the good stuff’. He typically buys the rich and creamy fluid online, from sites including Only the Breast and Human Milk 4 Human Babies, for about $2.50 an ounce. […]

Google data centers get smarter all on their own — no humans required

Google’s uber-geeky research into neural networks — to make computers work more like human brains — looks a lot smarter. While most of us were thinking that research would turn out speech recognition consumer products, it actually turns out that Google has applied its neural networks to the challenge of making its vast data centers run as efficiently as possible, preventing the unnecessary consumption of energy and thus saving money. […]

The secret link between money and happiness

You’ve heard the saying, “money can’t buy happiness,” but what if a certain amount of money actually does make you happier? And don’t people feel unhappy when they learn a colleague is earning more money for doing the same amount of work? At the very least, money, or lack of it, can bring some level of joy or despair. Several LinkedIn Influencers weighed in this week on why salaries shouldn’t […]

Forced sex trade profits highest in Asia, but traffickers earn more per victim in developed nations: UN report

Trafficking, forced labour and modern slavery are generating profits estimated at US$150 billion a year, and two-thirds of that comes from sexual exploitation, the U.N. labour agency said Tuesday. In the wake of a new report by the International Labor Organization, the National Post takes a graphic look at the US$99-billion sex-trafficking industry around the world.   Please follow and like us:

why you should show your group pension plan some love

If your boss offered you a $5,000 raise for the same amount of work, would you say no? That fact is that many Candians are turning this down by not taking advantage of their companies matching of RRSP contributions The obvious reason is that money is tight for many people and the idea of having less in your pocket each paycheque can be painful. But the question must be asked: What […]

Here Are 14 Things You Can Only Buy At A Wal-Mart In China. 12 Put My Jaw On The Floor.

It seems like you can find anything at your local Wal-Mart, and most of the products are of course made in China these days. But that doesn’t mean that you’ll feel at home when you walk into a Wal-Mart in China. It’s quite the contrary based on these pictures. After all, China is known for its exotic, if not eccentric, food tastes. Take a look. 1. Crocodiles in the frozen meat section   […]

5 Inevitable Phases Every Entrepreneur Goes Through

Trying your hand at being an entrepreneur is very admirable, and dare I say, crazy. The rewards are priceless and the falls are devastating. You put so much of yourself into a single idea and you over-extend to make sure the idea succeeds. Because you’ve put on your blinders to focus on “making it,” you may not even take stock of the things that happen to you on your entrepreneurial […]

US economic growth slows sharply to 0.1% in first quarter

Pic :Unusually bad winter weather had contributed to the economic slowdown, the US Commerce Department said US economic growth slowed sharply in the first quarter of the year, growing at an annual rate of 0.1%. The rate is the slowest for a year and a large fall on the 2.6% increase in gross domestic product (GDP) in the final quarter of last year. An unusually cold and disruptive winter, coupled […]