The island of Bahrain lies just off the coast of Saudi Arabia, and is among the world's smallest countries, only about 760 square kilometers (290 square miles). Bahrain's location in the Persian Gulf long has made it a trading stop and a naval defensive position. The island is home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet and a recently built British naval base. … [Read more...] about Iran condemns Bahrain’s plan to normalise ties with Israel
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Our assignment At the end of our coaching sessions with Bill, he would give us an assignment for the next session, something to think about and work on. With this article, we give you our interpretation of how Bill would coach us today. But everyone’s situation is different, so your assignment from us is to think about Bill’s principles and decide how to best apply them for your situation. How are you going to take care of your people and teams, and lead them? What are you going to do differently? Now that you know what Bill would do, what will you do? … [Read more...] about What would Bill Campbell do?
There are systemic biases of many kinds built into American culture, and it is not unexpected that those biases are reflected in how American businesses operate. (That it takes a crisis, and a death, to prompt some operations to address neo-Nazi hate speech is itself illuminating.) What matters going forward is how those biases manifest themselves. Gender dynamics are a critical front line in these efforts, particularly as they’ve emerged in the tech community (which likes to view itself as enlightened). The pattern of misogyny has been unmistakable, from Uber to 500 StartUps to the much-discussed Google memo. No one can credibly claim to be unaware of the structural gender inequality that exists today–from equal pay to board representation to funding opportunities. What is actually being done about all this remains, still, a work in progress. … [Read more...] about Bias In Business Can’t Be Ignored, From Google To Charlottesville
Trump’s remarks arrived during a Fox & Friends interview, which perhaps explains why his guard was down low enough that he gave away the entire game. If voting were easier for everyone of legal voting age and citizenship status, one of the two U.S. political parties—as it currently stands—would have a tougher time winning elections. The GOP’s most vocal critics could hardly have put it more succinctly themselves. … [Read more...] about ‘All In: The Fight for Democracy’ is the only documentary you need to see before this election
In a blog post, the president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Suzanne Clark, suggested that the spokes can also represent two sets of job sectors. Industries like tech and software—which have survived due to telemedicine, communication and distance learning—may continue to grow, while travel, entertainment, and food services, which rely on in-person activities, may trend in a downward direction. “There is no end in sight to the economic malaise” for those industries, she writes. Even though many of those businesses are innovating and adapting: “there is only so long you can survive on razor thin margins with persistently diminished revenue.” … [Read more...] about Forget U or V or W: We may be headed toward a K-shaped recovery