4 books to make you smarter about your career in 2018

4 books to make you smarter about your career in 2018

Tired of feeling stuck at work? Here are some suggestions for books that could help you break through. While it’s tempting to stream your favorite show in your down time, reading a helpful book instead can give you the tools you need to actually achieve your goals. Billionaires such as Warren Buffett , Bill Gates and Elon Musk credit much of their success to reading and learning. As Tesla and SpaceX founder Musk recently told Rolling Stone, “I was raised by books. Books, and then my parents.” Here are four reads that will help you make 2018 a year…

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Starting your career? How to become a crorepati before you turn 40 and hang up your boots

Starting your career? How to become a crorepati before you turn 40 and hang up your boots

Albert Einstein once remarked, “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world.” (Image: PTI) Just starting out in your career and wondering how to save and create a corpus of Rs 1 crore in a short span of time? All you need is a strict financial discipline and a bit of patience. As the great Albert Einstein once pointed out, “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it, he who doesn’t, pays it.” Here’s how you can become a crorepati before you…

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17 Great Business Ideas as a Second Career

17 Great Business Ideas as a Second Career

As the Baby Boomer generation reaches retirement age, some may be interested in starting a second career as business owners. There are plenty of entrepreneurial opportunities out there for people looking to start a business as a second career. Below are some ideas for businesses you can start after retirement. Second Career Business Ideas Open a Restaurant Franchise Since baby boomers tend to have a bit more money than younger entrepreneurs, franchise ownership can be an attractive option. While there is some up front cost involved to buy into a popular…

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How to Ensure Career Opportunities for Employees

How to Ensure Career Opportunities for Employees

If HR professionals aren’t focusing on company wide career development programs in 2015, a new study show they’ll regret it in 2016. Recent research (PDF) conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) revealed that career advancement opportunities were highly important to nearly half of everyone who was surveyed. The study, referred to as the Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement report, clearly shows that as the economy improves, your enterprise might lose talent if you are not investing as much in workforce development as your competition. Based on the findings found…

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Call me Mohamed: Mo Farah to change brand for road racing career

Call me Mohamed: Mo Farah to change brand for road racing career

Sir Mo Farah wants to be known as “Mohamed” when he starts the next chapter of his career. The 34-year-old claimed a silver medal in his last track championship race in London, finishing behind Ethiopia’s Muktar Edris in the 5,000 metres on Saturday night. Farah is now switching his focus to road racing and wants it to be a fresh start, with the four-time world champion ditching “Mo” to become known as “Mohamed”. He said: “My road name is Mohamed. I just feel like Mo is done. I need to forget about what…

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Morkel may put Test cricket first as career winds down

Morkel may put Test cricket first as career winds down

Morne Morkel could consider playing only one format of international cricket, and it may well be Tests, as he reaches the twilight of his career. At 32, Morkel considers his career “nearly finished” and will meet with CSA at the end of the ongoing tour to England to discuss his future. Unlike some of his senior team-mates such as AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis, Morkel does not appear to be eyeing the 2019 World Cup as a swansong, despite recent reappearances in the one-day team. Asked how long he…

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Ten years of career lessons

Ten years of career lessons

Bethesda, Maryland—Todd Pihl has changed jobs so many times that when he was speaking at a National Institutes of Health (NIH) career symposium earlier this month he couldn’t recall exactly how many companies he’s worked at. Four or five, he told the grad student and postdoc attendees, though his LinkedIn profile places him at six. When he spoke at the first such NIH career symposium 10 years ago, he was at a startup that worked with universities to set up career development resources for Ph.D. holders. Later, he founded a…

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Trump fires Comey: A timeline of his career

Trump fires Comey: A timeline of his career

President Trump on Tuesday fired FBI Director James Comey, the White House announced. Here is a timeline of his career: 1993: Comey served as the lead prosecutor in United States v. John Gambino et al., a six-month mafia racketeering and murder trial in the Southern District of New York. 1996 to 2001: Comey served as Managing Assistant U.S. Attorney in charge of the Richmond Division of the United States Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of Virginia. While in this role, Comey handled the Khobar Towers terrorist bombing case, in…

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Hong Kong surgeon saves Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s career after knee surgery on Manchester United star

Hong Kong surgeon saves Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s career after knee surgery on Manchester United star

Hong Kong-raised orthopaedic expert Dr Freddie Fu has saved the career of Manchester United superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the player’s agent said on Tuesday. The Swede, who ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament while playing for United on April 21, underwent successful surgery under Fu and another doctor in Philadelphia, said Mino Raiola, and will be back in action as soon as possible. With Ibrahimovic 35 years old, there were fears that the injury could end his storied career. “Zlatan Ibrahimovic has undergone successful knee surgery. He will make a full recovery…

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Zafar Ansari retires to pursue career outside of cricket

Zafar Ansari retires to pursue career outside of cricket

Zafar Ansari has retired from cricket in order to pursue a career in the legal profession, just four months after playing his third and final test for England. Ansari’s retirement comes as a surprise even though he never hid the fact that cricket was always only “just one part of my life”. His academic achievements – he has a double first in politics, philosophy and sociology from Cambridge University and a Master’s degree in history from Royal Holloway – offer him plenty of opportunities outside of bowling left-arm spin. He endured a tough…

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