Five Reasons Why It’s Never Too Late To Start A Business

Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook when he was 19 years old. By 25, his company was valued at over $5 billion. At 28, he took Facebook public. Now, at the age of 35, he is among the top 10 richest people in the world. When we think of entrepreneurs, we tend to think of the Mark Zuckerberg’s of the world – youthful visionaries who disrupt traditional businesses with a new and better ways of doing things. New research, however, challenges the view that youth is advantageous to entrepreneurial success. Perhaps a better…

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Shocking Reasons Why Conformity Can Be Toxic For Your Career And Your Company

Do you go along with the pack and risk derailing your career? Or do you risk sticking your neck out and speak up? PHOTO BY DAVID ROTIMI ON UNSPLASH “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to bloom.”—Anaïs Nin When I was an undergraduate psychology major, I was required to plan and execute a psychological experiment. I replicated the famous Soloman Asch experiment (https://www.simplypsychology.org/asch-conformity.html) on how group pressure induces conformity in decision-making. I used common geometric shapes…

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Why Employers Pay Too Much For Health Care

Did you know that employers are paying hospitals more than twice as much as what Medicare pays? At some hospitals they are paying four times as much. Those are the findings from a new study by the RAND Corporation. It wasn’t always so. In fact, as recently as 2000, private payers were paying only 10% more than Medicare. Since then, the gap has been growing by leaps and bounds. What makes this especially surprising is that it has happened at a time when employers have been getting increasingly aggressive about controlling health care costs.…

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Match made in business: Why self-employed people get more profile clicks on matrimonial sites

Search databases show growing preference for self-employed as suitable matches on the back of the startup boom.  NEW DELHI: The boom in India’s startup sector may be having an unlikely outcome: a lot more people are now searching for entrepreneurs to say “I do”, say matchmaking websites. In India, matrimonial profiles of self-employed people have traditionally been preferred by the business community. But top executives of cyber services like Matrimony.comand Shaadi.com, which run searchable databases of matrimonial material, say entrepreneurs are garnering a lot more clicks across communities following the boom in the…

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Why Business Leaders Are So Pessimistic About Growth In 2019

In PwC’s annual CEO survey, released today, 436 percent more CEOs said they expect global economic growth to ‘decline’ this year more than last. Twenty-nine percent of CEOs of companies around the world expect a decline in the global economy in 2019 versus just five percent last year. Another study, released yesterday, found just over one in 10 FTSE 350 company secretaries believed global economic conditions will improve over the next 12 months. When the Boardroom Bellwether survey – conducted twice a year by ICSA, a U.K. governance body, and the Financial Times – was conducted in August, that figure was…

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Why Colette is queen of the influencers

Open Colette’s Wikipedia entry and – just as with one of her novels – you’re hooked right away. “She was a French author and woman of letters, also known as a mime, actress and journalist, nominated for the Nobel prize in literature in 1948.” She wrote more than 30 novels and was called “the greatest living French writer of fiction” by the New York Times, just before her death in 1954. That’s not to mention her status as the ultimate cat lover. Thanks to Colette, feline fans on Instagram have an almost endless…

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Meghan Markle broke royal protocol with an ‘absolute no-no’ — here’s why

Meghan Markle, aka, the Duchess of Sussex, is something of a trailblazer as a royal. She has bucked royal traditions on everything from her choice of wedding cake to hugging members of the public. And her most recent act of rebellion is subtle, yet significant: She wore a dark mani. On Monday, Markle made a surprise appearance as a presenter at the British Fashion Awards, wearing a one-shoulder, black Givenchy gown (she was presenting an award to Givenchy dessigner Clare Waight Keller). But it was her dark nail polish that…

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Meghan Markle broke royal protocol with an ‘absolute no-no’ — here’s why

Meghan Markle, aka, the Duchess of Sussex, is something of a trailblazer as a royal. She has bucked royal traditions on everything from her choice of wedding cake to hugging members of the public. And her most recent act of rebellion is subtle, yet significant: She wore a dark mani. On Monday, Markle made a surprise appearance as a presenter at the British Fashion Awards, wearing a one-shoulder, black Givenchy gown (she was presenting an award to Givenchy dessigner Clare Waight Keller). But it was her dark nail polish that…

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Tailored Delhi double murder: Why fashion designer was killed by her own staff

All the three accused have been presented in court. (Photo: Kasif The ‘master tailor’ had started stitching his terrifying plot about 10 days ago. He claimed to be upset over not getting payments on time, that too piecemeal, from the high-flying fashion designer for whom he was working. Rahul Anwar, the tailor, and two of his accomplices struck at the Vasant Kunj Enclave home of 53-year-old fashion designer Mala Lakhani around 10 in the night on Wednesday. Later the police would find no sign of forced entry as Lakhani knew…

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Binge drinking affects male and female brains differently, here’s why

While binge drinking affects the health of both males and females, the effect of gene expression in an area of the brain linked to addiction was found to be different, finds a new study. Repeated binge drinking was found to significantly alter molecular pathways in the nucleus accumbens — a region of the brain linked to addiction. But, in females, the genes linked to hormone signalling and immune function are altered, whereas in males genes related to nerve signalling are affected. The study has significant implications for the treatment of alcohol use…

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