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The Untapped Value of Overseas Experience

November 11th, 2014  |  Source: Strategy + Business

How skilled return migrants can be your company’s agents of change.


Fighting Poverty: A Team Sport

November 10th, 2014  |  Source: HuffPo


Baghdad Mansions Sell for $1 Million With Islamic State at Gates

November 3rd, 2014  |  Source: Bloomberg

Islamic State militants may be at the approaches to Baghdad yet members of Iraq’s Shiite Muslim elite are offering cash for $1 million homes in the capital’s sought-after Zayouna neighborhood.

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This airline is making flights to Europe as cheap as $99

October 30th, 2014  |  Source: Washington Post

Wow Air, the roughly three-year old discount air carrier, is going where few other ultra low cost airlines have gone: across the Atlantic. And if all goes according to plan, it's going to do it much cheaper than anyone else.


Fracking Won't Stop Even With Oil Staying at Multi-Year Lows

October 29th, 2014  |  Source: The Street.com

With oil prices near multi-year lows, there's growing debate surrounding the question of whether expensive hydraulic fracturing can continue to propel the U.S. oil boom in the wake of low oil prices. 

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XPRIZE Adds Stretch Goal to Continue Momentum and Boost Target Funds

October 24th, 2014  |  Source: Roddenberry Foundation

 

Today, The Roddenberry Foundation announced a $100,000 contribution to the Global Learning XPRIZE crowdfunding campaign to support the development of technology that will bring literacy to hundreds of millions of children.

 


Refugee camps are surprising hot spots of innovation

October 22nd, 2014  |  Source: PRI

Think of a refugee camp and you're probably thinking of messy temporary lodging and throngs of displaced people. But Ken Banks, founder of Kiwanja.net and FrontlineSMS, says that refugee camps are surprising hotbeds of innovation.


Geopolitics cast shadow over New Silk Road

October 17th, 2014  |  Source: FT

When, with three bangs on a gong, Xi Jinping welcomed a freight train to the Rhine river port of Duisburg in March, he issued a call for Germany to join China in developing a “New Silk Road” between their two economies.


Joel Kurtzman’s Case for Economic Optimism

October 16th, 2014  |  Source: Strategy + Business

As markets appear to be plunging, the founding editor of strategy+business argues that the United States is about to launch an epic new wave of growth.

by Art Kleiner [Erstwhile editor of strategy+business]




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