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Quote of the Day

Sunday, October 28th, 2012 Leave a comment

“The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.”

– Confucius

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2012 Election Issues in the Workplace

Sunday, October 28th, 2012 Leave a comment

Here is a great infographic on election issues in the workplace, courtesy of HR.BLR.com:

Source: HR.BLR.com

Homer Simpson at the Polls

Sunday, October 28th, 2012 Leave a comment

 

Hat Tip: Mashable

Sunday Political Cartoon

Sunday, October 28th, 2012 Leave a comment

Credit: Jeff Parker — Florida Today

Source: Time

Tax Revenue by Government Sector

Saturday, October 27th, 2012 Leave a comment

Source: The Economist

The Global Impact of China’s Slowdown

Saturday, October 27th, 2012 Leave a comment

Here is an excerpt from The Financial Times:

But in response to slowing demand from China, prices of commodities such as iron ore, copper and coal have fallen dramatically this year. This is already having an impact on the economies of Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, parts of Africa and other exporters.

 

Chart: Economic Contribution of Women

Friday, October 26th, 2012 Leave a comment

It will be wise for companies to realize the impact that women will have on the global economy moving forward. The Economist notes the following:

In the next decade nearly 1 billion women are likely to enter the global labour force. But their economic potential is largely unrealised. According to a report by Booz & Company, a consultancy, if female employment rates matched those of men, GDP would increase by 5% in America and 9% in Japan by 2020.

Source: The Economist

Differences Between Candidates Deemed “Critical” by Small Business Owners

Friday, October 26th, 2012 Leave a comment

Small business owners may not favor a clear candidate in this election. Below are some of the key issues that small business owners are considering in their decision:

 

Source: WSJ

Quote of the Day

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 Leave a comment

“Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.”

— John Wooden

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Top Finishers of Tour de France Tainted by Doping (Graph: 1998 – 2012)

Monday, October 15th, 2012 Leave a comment

From Floating Path:

The New York Times provides a graphical look at just what an impact doping has had on the sport of cycling. The riders pictured below are the original (before being stripped of their spot for doping) top 10 finishers of the Tour de France since 1998. All cyclists pictured have either tested positive, admitted to doping or been sanctioned by an official cycling or antidoping agency. Those whose sanctions were later overturned are not pictured.

Source: NYT