For the most part, the oldest companies in colonized lands are banks, railways, and post offices that were first established by colonial administrations to create an infrastructure that would better serve the colonizers’ economic needs. It was much easier for colonizers to export precious resources such as sugar, oil, or cotton back to Europe when they had functioning postal networks, transportation systems, and financial institutions. Later, when colonized countries gained independence, these companies were taken over by the newly independent governments in each country. … [Read more...] about This map shows which companies have lasted hundreds (and even thousands) of years
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Maslow didn’t invent the idea of self-actualized work, and nor did the 20th-century management consultants who implemented these ideas. We can go back to the German sociologist Max Weber to find similar invocations of work as a spiritual, more than economic, vocation—an ethic of work that Weber in 1905 argued was central to Western capitalism. Indeed, the work ethic is an ideology at once remarkably tenacious and eminently flexible: While its constitutive claim—devotion to work as the center of life—remains consistent, the rewards promised by the ethic vary in historically specific ways, from the promise of social mobility to the promise of self-actualization. … [Read more...] about Is the search for meaningful work a trap?
These dues arose after the Supreme Court, in October last year, had upheld the government's position on including revenue from non-core businesses in calculating the annual Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) of telecom companies, a share of which is paid as licence and spectrum fee to the exchequer. … [Read more...] about Bharti Airtel pays Rs 10,000cr to govt towards statutory dues
Natural Light is in the third year of a 10-year, $10 million commitment to fight student debt, and this year part of its plan is to pay grads $100 to rent their diploma for an as-of-yet unrevealed reason. It’s also continuing to award the beer brand’s biggest fans who post a video showing how they would celebrate if all their loans were paid off—so long as the video is tagged #NattyStories, #Contest, and #2020 on social media and the Natty Light logo is visible. … [Read more...] about Natty Light wants to rent your diploma, but doesn’t really want to solve student debt crisis
GE and Vedanta on Monday jointly announced that they have entered into a pact to install the US-based firm's digital smelter solution at the latter's aluminium plant at Jharsuguda in Odisha for improving productivity. "GE and Vedanta Ltd's aluminium & power business signed an agreement to implement GE's digital smelter solutions at its largest smelter in India at Jharsuguda in Odisha to significantly increase its operational efficiency and productivity," according to a joint statement. … [Read more...] about Vedanta to deploy GE’s digital smelter solutions at aluminium plant in Odisha