Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin InterNations—the world’s largest expat community—has just released its Expat City Ranking 2022, a list of the best and worst places to live. The list of 50 cities reflected how happy (and unhappy) expats have been living and working abroad in the last year. In the new list, Valencia, Spain came in number one—making it the world’s best city to live. Valencia is a 2,000-year-old city that lies on Spain’s southeastern coast at the confluence of the Turia River and the Mediterranean Sea. It’s known for its pretty beaches, buzzing food scene and rich culture. Dubai came in second on the list, while Mexico City came in third. Rounding out the list of the top 10 cities for expats to live: Lisbon, Madrid, Bangkok, Basel, Melbourne, Abu Dhabi and Singapore. Looking at the list of the world’s top 20 places to live, two U.S. cities made the cut, and the winners might surprise you. Miami ranked number 12, followed closely by New York … [Read more...] about Ranked: The World’s 20 Best Cities To Live (You Won’t Believe What Won In The US)
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Michael McFall is the co-Founder and co-CEO of BIGGBY COFFEE as well as author of the Inc. Original book GRIND. This summer, “quiet quitting” took the internet by storm. The phrase, which was popularized as a TikTok trend , quickly reached the broader internet. Everyone seemed to have an opinion about the efficacy of people opting to perform their professional responsibilities without the often-unstated extras, such as staying late to impress the boss, monitoring email 24/7 or performing additional tasks to “be a team player.” But some say that quiet quitting isn’t new. As Derek Thompson succinctly explained in the Atlantic , “What people are now calling ‘quiet quitting’ was, in previous decades, simply known as ‘having a job.’” However, the discussion’s popularity revealed a fault line in today’s workplace and requires leaders to reassess the ways they support and empower their teams, as well as … [Read more...] about Quiet Quitting: Three Ways Leaders Can Better Support Their Teams
Passengers walk in Gwanghwamun Station in central Seoul on Tuesday ahead of a planned strike. [YONHAP] Seoul Metro workers planned to strike Wednesday morning to show their solidarity with striking truckers, but a final decision was not reached by Tuesday night. On Nov. 8, the unions of Seoul Metro, which are affiliated with Korea’s two umbrella groups — the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) and the Federation of Korean Trade Unions (FKTU) — declared they would strike starting Wednesday morning. Seoul Metro operates metro lines 1 through 8 and some parts of line 9 (from Shinnonhyeon Station to VHS Medical Center Station). At 2 p.m. Tuesday, the company and its unions resumed a fifth round of negotiations but they were adjourned in ten minutes. Then the unions went into in an internal meeting for nearly four hours, with the time of a new negotiation not set as of Tuesday evening. The union will go on strike from Wednesday as scheduled if the negotiations fail. The … [Read more...] about Strike still threatened for Seoul Metro
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Some companies have a good bit of cash these days. Holding cash in an inflationary environment doesn’t sound smart, but having cash headed into a recession does sound smart. Let’s catalog the choices the typical business has along with the advantages and disadvantages of each. And for this purpose, “cash” refers to banks accounts, money market funds, treasury bills and other short-term liquid assets. The context of the discussion is late in 2022, when many economists— including me —are forecasting recession. Despite some layoff announcements, most companies cannot find as many workers as they would like to have. Supply chain challenges have eased but are still above normal in many industries. And interest rates are rising, improving the return from cash significantly compared to last year. The choices, in broad categories, are to hold on to the cash, pay down debt, buy inventory, purchase assets or pay dividends to … [Read more...] about What Should A Business Do With Extra Cash?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Rankings are akin to Christmas and Thanksgiving, they come back every year. Schools, health practitioners, hospitals… Virtually every profession , brand , city can be found ranked online. One can even find rankings of the poshest villages in the UK or Kellis’ best songs . And even if they took a hit recently, with Harvard and Yale pulling out of the US News rankings of law schools , universities and colleges rankings remain as popular as ever and carry a big weight into students’ decisions of where to study. Companies and brands like rankings because they help grab the attention of customers. And marketers use them to demonstrate the expertise of their brands and products, establish authority. Why Consumers Love Rankings Consumers love rankings for three main reasons. First, they offer a way to make the decision-making process seem objective and rational. It gives the illusion that products … [Read more...] about Beloved By Customers, Yet Mostly Flawed: Three Things Rankings Get Wrong
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Mark Neal, founder and owner of Neal Family Vineyards , credits his Greek grandmother for influencing his organic farming philosophy. Growing up on the island of Crete, her family didn’t just grow grapes, but also farmed vegetables, fruit, olives, and raised animals, as part of a naturally biodiverse farming system. These same practices were adopted by his parents when they moved to Napa Valley in 1968 to purchase land and start an organic farm. “They farmed tomatoes, grapes, prunes, walnuts and raised cattle,” stated Neal, in an online interview. “Everyone in Napa Valley farmed diverse crops back then. It was a way to hedge our bets as farmers, because you never knew what Mother Nature would bring.” Now that same focus on biodiversity is back in style, prompted not only by changing climate conditions, but by consumers who are becoming more concerned with sustainable and organically farmed products. And because of all … [Read more...] about How Neal Family Vineyards Achieved 1st Regenerative Organic Certification In Napa Valley
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin It wasn’t all that long ago when the Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger and Brewers’ Christian Yelich duked it out for the NL MVP award. Yelich had the trophy in 2018 and was having an even better year in 2019 when his fractured kneecap gave the young Dodger the opening he needed to prevent a repeat. Those award-winning campaigns were massive - Yelich went .326-.402-.598 (164 Baseball Reference OPS+) in 2018, and Bellinger .305-.406-.629 (167) the following season. Plus, both were quite young (Yelich was 27, Bellinger 23 in their MVP campaigns) and appeared poised to be at the top of the charts for the foreseeable future. It hasn’t quite worked out that way, and now Bellinger is on the free agent market searching for a new employer while Yelich has gone from a bargain Brewer to a borderline albatross contract situation. Let’s peel a couple of layers back on both players and attempt to determine whether they can recover their peak … [Read more...] about Can Cody Bellinger And Christian Yelich Get Their Respective Grooves Back?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Founder of Tines , the platform that allows anyone to automate repetitive security workflows without writing a single line of code. Do you have a strategy that can guide the future of your security team? A strategy is not just having a plan for achieving your goals. It also details how you can gain a competitive edge in your market, make your team run more efficiently and be more impactful with your efforts. In my 15 years of overseeing security teams at eBay, PayPal and DocuSign, I valued the importance of creating a clear security strategy. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have had alignment on our priorities or a roadmap for the future. Considering the current trends in security and what I’ve learned from the SecOps teams we work with at Tines, here are five strategies security teams should consider implementing today to help navigate along the road to success tomorrow. 1. Reconsider the role of the SOC. It’s … [Read more...] about Security Leaders: Have You Adopted These 5 Strategies To Evolve Your Team?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Major League Baseball will conduct their Rule 5 Draft December 7, 2022, at the Winter Meetings in San Diego. A player that was signed by a Major League Baseball organization at the age of 18 or younger on the June 5 preceding his signing must be placed on the club’s 40-man roster by the player’s 5th year of service at the time of the Rule 5 draft. If he is not protected on the 40-man roster, he is subject to exposure to the Rule 5 Draft. A player that was signed by a Major League Baseball organization at the age of 19 or older on the June 5 preceding his signing must be placed on the club’s 40-man roster by the player’s 4th year of service at the time of the Rule 5 draft, or he is subject to exposure to the Rule 5 Draft. Any club with fewer than 40 players on their organizational roster may select from among the unprotected pool of eligible players. Team selections are based on a club’s previous season’s won-loss … [Read more...] about Los Angeles Dodgers Expose Solid Outfield Prospect To The MLB Rule 5 Draft
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The holidays are all about gathering with family, friends, and communities to celebrate and give thanks, but most importantly, give back; with inflation causing the cost of food, gas, housing, and other necessities to climb, poverty and homelessness are at an all-time high, and many families are finding it hard to make ends meet. According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2021, the national poverty rate in America was 12.8%, with the child poverty rate at 16.9% for people under age 18, 4.2% higher than the national rate. We can all find ways to give back this holiday season , big or small, and for leaders, it is imperative to show how an organization can give back, Giving back to the community should be especially important for companies, businesses and corporate leaders, as the impact that an organization with a strong corporate social responsibility program can have on communities and society, in general, can be … [Read more...] about Companies, Organizations & Leaders Giving Back This Holiday Season And Beyond