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Five-star Leo Grand Batumi Hotel Opens in Adjara

Five-star Leo Grand Batumi Hotel Opens in Adjara

The $40 million USD Leo Grand Batumi hotel opened its doors today. Batumi, a vibrant city in Georgia’s Black Sea coast, is welcoming the summer tourist season with another five-star hotel. The hotel has 180 rooms, conference halls, restaurant, club, spa-centre, and world class service. The complex will employee 700 locals. …

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Fixing Healthcare Will Require More than a New Payment System

Fixing Health Care Will Require More than a New Payment System

Many have argued that healthcare systems need to move away from the fee-for-service model. What these arguments often overlook is the challenge of actually managing that change. Even if a new payment system is put in place, there is no guarantee that healthcare providers will change their behavior with patients. …

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Working Long Hours Makes Us Drink More

Working Long Hours Makes Us Drink More

After a busy day at work, perhaps you head down to the pub to have a pint with your flatmates. Or maybe it’s an evening of sake and karaoke with the boss. Or pitchers of margaritas at your office park’s fast-casual restaurant. Work and alcohol: wherever we are, they seem to go together …

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Should Your Voice Determine Whether You Get Hired?

Should Your Voice Determine Whether You Get Hired?

Technology is changing every facet of work, including how companies profile and select their employees. The development of different apps, software, and algorithms has produced many novel methodologies for screening job candidates and evaluating their potential fit for a role or organization. The latest of such methods is voice profiling, …

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The Most Common Mistake People Make In Calculating ROI

The Most Common Mistake People Make In Calculating ROI

Your company is ready to make a big purchase — a fleet of cars, a piece of manufacturing equipment, a new computer system. But before anyone writes a check, you need to calculate the return on investment (ROI) by comparing the expected benefits with the costs. Analyzing ROI isn’t always …

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How Philosophy Makes You a Better Leader

How Philosophy Makes You a Better Leader

The goal of most executive coaching and leadership development is behavior change—help the individual identify and change the behaviors that are getting in the way of, and reinforce the behaviors associated with, effective leadership.  But what about the beliefs and values that drive behavior? The benefits of introspection and reflection …

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The Set-Up-To-Fail Syndrome

The Set-Up-To-Fail Syndrome

When an employee fails—or even just performs poorly—managers typically do not blame themselves. The employee doesn’t understand the work, a manager might contend. Or the employee isn’t driven to succeed, can’t set priorities, or won’t take direction. Whatever the reason, the problem is assumed to be the employee’s fault—and the …

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10 Steps to Finding the Right Co-founder

10 Steps to Finding the Right Co-founder

A common challenge faced by every entrepreneur is that they don’t have the bandwidth, interest or skills to do everything that is required to build their startup. Of course, they can outsource part of the work or hire employees, but that approach means more time and money to manage the work, which …

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Artist Paints Food to Look Exactly Like Other Food

Artist Paints Food to Look Exactly Like Other Food

In the world of Japanese artist Hikaro Cho, not all foods are as they seem. You can peel a cucumber with your bare hands…because it’s actually a banana. You can bite right into that orange, rind and all…because it’s actually a tomato. Be careful handling that eggplant…it’s actually an egg. …

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It’s the Weekend! Why Are You Working?

It’s the Weekend! Why Are You Working?

If you are like us, you often find yourself working on weekends and are criticized by somebody (your spouse, a friend, a colleague) who thinks there is something inherently wrong in spending some time over the weekend on work-related activities. Do they have a point? We thought there might be …

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