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[VIDEO] Are you a giver or a taker?

In every workplace, there are three basic kinds of people: givers, takers and matchers. Organizational psychologist Adam Grant breaks down these personalities and offers simple strategies to promote a culture of generosity and keep self-serving employees from taking...

How to cope with ongoing uncertainty

“There is nothing certain but the uncertain.” Over the past year there have been plenty of painful reminders that we have no control over what happens in the world. And there doesn’t seem to be any clarity waiting in the wings. So does this mean we have to get used to...

[Video] Got a meeting? Take a walk

Nilofer Merchant suggests a small idea that just might have a big impact on your life and health: Next time you have a one-on-one meeting, make it into a "walking meeting" -- and let ideas flow while you walk and talk.     SPEAKER: NILOFER MERCHANT This...

See the investment opportunity in SA through the noise

Both politically and economically, South Africa is facing challenging times. Many investors are treating local assets with a great deal of caution. The political risk in the country was most clearly demonstrated by the dismissal of finance minister Nhlanhla Nene in...

Understanding junk status and forced sales

Who the ratings agencies are, how they work and what their ratings mean. The offices of S&P in the Canary Wharf business district in London. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg There are three rating agencies: Standard and Poor’s (S&P): it is the only agency...

[Video] 3 ways to plan for the (very) long term

We increasingly make decisions based on short-term goals and gains — an approach that makes the future more uncertain and less safe. How can we learn to think about and plan for a better future in the long term ... like, grandchildren-scale long term? Ari Wallach...

The gold and bitcoin tussle

SWELLENDAM – The parody I scripted about a year ago, pitching Darth Vader representing cryptocurrencies against Blackbeard the Pirate representing gold, with both jostling for position as a viable option to fiat currencies, may have become less sardonic. The price of...

[Video] Embrace the near win

At her first museum job, art historian Sarah Lewis noticed something important about an artist she was studying: Not every artwork was a total masterpiece. She asks us to consider the role of the almost-failure, the near win, in our own lives. In our pursuit of...

Beware The Siren Song of Growth

Growth has an almost irresistible allure for investors. Whether it’s a rapidly growing economy, a start-up with a hot new product, or a new industry that promises to transform our lives, investors are naturally drawn to opportunities that seem to offer the greatest...