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United Airlines Just Announced a Brand New Way To Make Economy Passengers Uncomfortable

Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.  When this menace comes a-calling, there’s nothing you can do. You can take calming drugs, perform extra sessions of meditation and enjoy any number of mindfulness exercises you gleaned from your latest self-help book. In the end, […]

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7 Lessons I Learned When I Started Speaking Internationally

Getting up to speak in front of a live audience can be a nerve-wracking experience. Those nerves are heightened even more when the audience you’re speaking to is a global one. Today there are almost 7.5 billion people in the world, according to the United States Census Bureau, and each of them has their own […]

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Startup CEO Arrested for Child Abuse, Assault, and Attempted Murder

News broke on Friday that Zain Jaffer, ex-CEO of mobile ads startup Vungle, was arrested for child abuse (including a charge of oral copulation of a person under 14), assault, and attempted murder.  The company replaced Jaffer as CEO a day before the allegations were reported in the tech press. The San Mateo County Sheriff’s website […]

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Comparing Cloud Computing Platforms

Comparing Cloud Platforms covers the big three players in cloud computing: Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure. Each company is improving their products and and targeting different technical areas. This course walks through each provider’s support for aspects of modern IT: Platform as a Service, Serverless, container orchestration support, telemetry, application support, […]

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Want to Be Worth Millions? Here's When Shark Tank's Daymond John Says You Should Quit Your Job

They say that if you want to become highly successful–especially if your definition of success involves entrepreneurship–you need to just quit your day job and do it. Either you’re committed or you’re not, they say. Either you’re a true leader and visionary–or else you’re a truly pitiable wage slave. The truth about that kind of […]

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Takeway.com to increase commission rates from Jan 1

(Reuters) – Dutch meal delivery firm Takeaway.com said it would increase its commission rates from Jan. 1 and that it expects this to have a 5 percent positive effect on its revenue growth. Takeaway.com also plans to increase investments in Germany and other markets in the fourth quarter of 2017, it said in its third-quarter […]

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Oi's largest creditors demand meeting to renegotiate debt plan

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – A group of bondholders that are Oi SA’s (OIBR4.SA) largest creditors demanded on Sunday that the company’s top executives meet them as soon as possible to renegotiate a debt plan. In a letter viewed by Reuters that was addressed to top Oi executives and board members, Oi’s two biggest bondholder groups […]

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Weekend Tech Deals To Brighten Your Day (Literally)

It may be Friday the 13th, but don’t let the sheer number of deals clogging the internet frighten you. The bright minds at ZDNet creeped and crawled through the discount web to help us bring you these shining tech sales. These three home tech deals are good through this weekend. Three home tech deals for […]

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It's Easier to Focus in a Coffee Shop Than an Open Plan Office, According to Brain Scans

Yesterday, the Harvard Business Review published an article asking why people feel they can focus better in a coffee shop than in an open plan office, even though both environments are noisy.  The article cites research that people tend to be more creative in the presence of noise than in complete silence and that EKG readings reveal […]

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SoftBank's big checks are stalling tech IPOs

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (Reuters) – Big cash infusions for startups from an ever-expanding group of financiers, led by SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) and Middle East sovereign wealth funds, have extinguished hopes that the technology IPO market would bounce back this year. These deep-pocketed financiers, which have traditionally invested in the public markets but are seeking […]

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Equifax Deserves the Corporate Death Penalty

Equifax is in trouble. The credit reporting company failed to protect the personal financial data of as many as 143 million Americans. Equifax’s failure exposed not just names and addresses, but also Social Security numbers, birth dates, drivers’ license numbers, and credit card numbers. The Federal Trade Commission, Congress, and about 40 state attorneys general […]

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