Six Essential Practices to Grow Your Leadership

T HE Harvard Business Review has enlisted the expertise of Ron Ashkenas and Brook Manville to create the Leader’s Handbook. The context of leadership has changed, but the fundamentals of leadership have not. It is still working with people. And that has never changed. It is in this spirit that the authors state, “the best way for any aspiring leader to succeed and to navigate turbulent times is to tune out the noise and refocus on these fundamentals” of leadership. They define leadership as “A...
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Will Amazon’s HQ2 sink Seattle’s housing market?

Probably not, at least not in the next couple years: Amazon still plans to add the equivalent of an HQ2-sized office expansion in Seattle, and the new outposts it picked are so pricey that they offer employees here no financial incentive to flee the city.
Tags: Amazon, Business, Real Estate, News, Seattle, Local News

Amazon selects New York, Northern Virginia, for HQ2 expansion, reports say

Amazon's reported selection of the New York City borough of Queens and the Arlington, Va., community of Crystal City, for its expanded headquarters project, would end a 14-month search that focused the attention of the nation on the Seattle retailer's plans.
Tags: Amazon, Business, Real Estate, News, New York City, Nation, Queens, Seattle, Arlington VA, Crystal City, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, New York Northern Virginia

Why Great Products Do Only One Thing

Uber did not allow you to pre-book a taxi. Amazon started out by selling books only. Google was just a search engine. McDonald’s got rid of cutlery. And somehow we still believe that for a product to be successful it must do many things. Back in 2006, McDonald’s saw its growth stall. The fast-food chain decided that the problem was its limited menu, so it tried out many new items and ended up doubling the offerings. But sales hardly budged. Finally, in 2016, it took a new track. It went back to...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Business, Product Management, McDonald, Tiffani Bova, Product Management 101

NZ dollar holds its ground against greenback

The New Zealand dollar held its ground against the greenback despite slumping global equity markets, jitters about Europe and ongoing concerns about US-China trade ructions. The kiwi traded at 67.45 US cents at 5pm in Wellington... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Europe, Business, US, New Zealand, Wellington, Nz, US China

Goldman Sachs 'cheated' Malaysia over 1MDB: PM Mahathir

Goldman Sachs Group Inc "cheated" Malaysia over its dealings with state fund 1MDB which is the subject of corruption and money-laundering investigations, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told CNBC in an interview aired on Tuesday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Malaysia, Goldman Sachs, Cnbc, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Mahathir, Mahathir Mohamad

Amazon picks NYC and Northern Virginia for additional headquarters - WSJ Inc could announce as early as Tuesday that it has selected New York City and Northern Virginia to be the sites for its second and third headquarters, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
Tags: Amazon, Money, New York City, businessNews, Wall Street Journal, Northern Virginia, Amazon com Inc

Japan's economy faces rising risks from U.S.-China trade war: Reuters poll

Japan's economy, which likely shrank in the third quarter, is set to grow more slowly in the coming year than previously thought, according to a Reuters poll of economists who cited the U.S.-China trade war as the biggest threat.
Tags: Japan, Money, China, businessNews, Reuters

Gold prices firm from over 1-month low on bargain-hunting

Gold prices edged higher on Tuesday as investors resorted to bargain-hunting after the precious metal fell to over one-month lows, weighed down by a stronger dollar.
Tags: Money, businessNews

Recruitment of Town Planner by Punjab PSC

Recruitment  of Assistant Town Planner by Punjab PSC The Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) invites application through Online  Application Forms from eligible candidates for recruitment to the following  14 Sarkari Naukri Govt. Job vacancy  posts of  Assistant Town Planners  in the Department of Housing & Urban  Development of Government of... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (SarkariNaukriBlog com)]
Tags: Jobs, Online, Punjab, PSC, Punjab PSC, Punjab Public Service Commission PPSC, HotJob, Town Planner, Department of Housing Urban Development

Softbank’s net income rises 500% on the back of Oyo investment, Flipkart sale

Softbank’s net income grew by 500% in the six months of FY 2018-19 ended September 30, and stands at ¥870 million, up from ¥143 million in the first six months of 2017. Operating income from Softbank Vision Fund was ¥632,434 million compared to ¥186,238 million in the first six months of... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Softbank, Venture Capital, Earnings, Ola, Paytm, Oyo, PolicyBazaar, SoftBank Vision Fund, Earnings Sep-18

Tata Sons begins due diligence to buy Jet Airways: report

Indian conglomerate Tata Sons is conducting due diligence on Jet Airways as it explores the purchase of a controlling stake in the cash-strapped airline, Mint newspaper reported on Tuesday citing two people directly aware of developments.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Jet Airways, Tata Sons

Oil falls as Trump raps OPEC's supply cut plan, global markets skid

Oil prices fell by around 1 percent on Tuesday, with Brent crude sliding below $70 and WTI below $60 per barrel, after U.S. President Donald Trump put pressure on OPEC not to cut supply to prop up the market.
Tags: Money, Opec, businessNews, Donald Trump, Trump

Port of Tauranga planning for further growth

Port of Tauranga is budgeting on moving more than 1.2 million containers across its wharves in the current financial year.The company, which reported 8 percent cargo growth in the September quarter, handled the equivalent of 1.18... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Tauranga

China state banks seen selling dollars in FX market to arrest yuan losses: traders

Major state-owned Chinese banks were seen selling dollars at around 6.97 per dollar in the onshore spot foreign exchange market in early trade on Tuesday, three traders said, in an apparent attempt to arrest sharp losses in the local currency.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews

Semen Indonesia to buy LafargeHolcim's Indonesian unit for $917 million

Indonesia's biggest cement maker Semen Indonesia is buying the local business of Swiss company LafargeHolcim for roughly $917 million, in a move that will consolidate the struggling Indonesian industry.
Tags: Money, Indonesia, businessNews, LafargeHolcim, Semen Indonesia

Southeast Asian summit puts focus on trade tensions, trends

SINGAPORE (AP) — The potential damage to the global trade brought on by President Donald Trump's tariffs battle with Beijing is looming as leaders of Southeast Asian nations, China, the U.S. and other regional economies meet in Singapore... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, China, Singapore, Ap, Beijing, Donald Trump

Apple's Asia suppliers fall amid fears of weak iPhone sales

Shares in Asian suppliers and assemblers for Apple Inc fell on Tuesday due to profit warnings that point to weakness in iPhone sales.
Tags: Apple, Asia, Money, businessNews, Apple Inc

Global Markets: Asian shares sell-off on Wall Street tech rout, oil slides

Asian shares skidded on Tuesday, pressured by a tech rout on Wall Street and a slump in oil prices, while political risks in Europe buoyed the dollar as investors dumped riskier assets.
Tags: Europe, Money, businessNews, Global Markets

Power outages will increase - and undergrounding not the answer, Vector head says

Departing Vector chairman Michael Stiassny offered a bleak prediction at his company's annual meeting in Auckland."Climate change is here and it is affecting the way storms and weather impacts on our systems," he told shareholders."Unfortunately,... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Vector, Michael Stiassny, Departing Vector, Auckland Climate

Gold prices inch up after hitting 1-month low

Gold prices edged higher on Tuesday, as investors looked for bargains after the metal fell to a more than one-month low on a stronger U.S. dollar.
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Retail inflation rate drops, giving RBI breathing space

India’s retail inflation rate dropped sharply in October, giving the central bank leeway to allow easier lending policies, but plunging farm prices sent a stark warning to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the challenges he faces in rural areas in next year’s general election.
Tags: Money, India, Narendra Modi, businessNews

Ngāti Whakaue Assets Trust achieves 'huge financial milestone' for iwi distributions

Ngāti Whakaue Assets Trust, headquartered in Rotorua, has exceeded its own financial goal and grown its asset base to $20.13 million, allowing it to distribute $500,000 to beneficiaries in the coming financial year. Trust... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Rotorua, Ng ti Whakaue Assets Trust

How the Global Financial Crisis gave one Australian guy a billion-dollar business idea

"Payments sound really boring. No one ever says that they love payments. But they do say that they love Afterpay."When the Global Financial Crisis hit in 2008, Nick Molnar was just 18 years old. Yet the ambitious Sydneysider with... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Nick Molnar, Global Financial Crisis

Troubled forex broker mulls bankruptcy

A Queen St forex broker whose business collapsed leaving clients - mostly used-car importers - owed $13m, is mulling bankruptcy after being served with a $4m claim by liquidators.The latest liquidators report for Forex Brokers,... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Queen St

ASB joins the mortgage war with new low rate

ASB has joined the fray in the latest round of mortgage rate wars - dropping its one year fixed rate to match the record low 3.95 per cent offered by ANZ.ASB's one-year fixed home loan rate (special) has reduced from 4.19 per cent... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, ASB

Internet traffic hijack disrupts Google services

An internet diversion that rerouted data traffic through Russia and China disrupted several Google services on Monday, including search and cloud-hosting services.Service interruptions lasted for nearly two hours and ended about... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Google, Business, China, Russia

Internet traffic hijack dogs Google

Internet traffic hijacking disrupted several Google services Monday, including search and cloud-hosting services.Network-monitoring companies say service interruptions lasted for nearly two hours and ended about 5:30 p.m. EST. The... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Google, Business

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