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How NOT to Run a Family Business

Why you should prioritize talent and ethics above everything--and everyone--else. Any business owner thinking of bringing her children into the business must watch the unfolding Murdoch epic with fear and loathing. This week, James Murdoch is being grilled by the Leveson inquiry which was set up to investigate the British media in light of the phone hacking scandal that has rocked British journalism, led to several arrests, and the resignation of James Murdoch from his United Kingdom board and executive roles

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Is This Island Start-up Paradise?

What happens when a flood of highly educated, entrepreneurial young people return from studies abroad to tiny Cyprus?

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Lessons You Can Learn from Apple’s iPad Woes

As iPads are being seized by authorities in China, you may be wondering how to protect your brand globally. Here's what you need to know. I was recently reading an article concerning Apple’s ongoing battle over the sale of its iPad tablet computers in China.

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TripAdvisor scolded in UK for ‘trust’ claims

Phrases such as "reviews you can trust" and "reviews from real travelers" have misled TripAdvisor users in the United Kingdom, according to a judgment issued Wednesday by the Advertising Standards Authority in Britain.

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Authenticity Vs. Perfection: How To Brand Like A Rock Star

Billy Joel’s schmaltzy ballad “Honesty” spoke the truth back in 1979. Yet at the time, the accepted strategy for building a brand was creating perceptions that were often far removed from reality

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Siri, Why Can’t You Understand Me?

Siri still struggles with accents. When, and how, will it get better? There are many indignities involved with having an accent.

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UK airports run smoothly despite strikes

Mass strikes began across the United Kingdom on Wednesday, with up to 2 million workers walking off jobs in schools, hospitals and police stations in protest over proposed pension reforms.

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Facebook’s 880 Pages About You!

The social network is watching your every move, and your friends. And while it isn't as nefarious as Big Brother, do we really want our profiles to become another marketing space?

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Offshore Wind Turbines Keep Growing in Size

Whipped by winds exceeding 90 mph and battered by 15-foot waves, hundreds of wind turbines produce electricity off the coast of the North Sea and send it onshore to power homes and businesses in the United Kingdom, Germany and Denmark.

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The atomic clock with the world’s best long-term accuracy is revealed after evlauation

A caesium fountain clock that keeps the United Kingdom's atomic time is now the most accurate long-term timekeeper in the world, according to a new evaluation of the clock that will be published in the October 2011 issue of the international scientific journal Metrologia by a team of physicists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in the United Kingdom and Penn State University in the United States. An early posting of the paper on the journal's online site will occur on 26 August 2011.

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