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"We know where most of the creativity, the innovation, the stuff that drives productivity lies--in the minds of those closest to the work. It's been there in front of our noses all along while we've been running around chasing robots and reading books on how to become Japanese--or at least manage like them."

—John F. Welch

 

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Zayn Malik says 'I've let fans down'  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:55:27 GMT
The former One Direction star Zayn Malik reveals in his first interview since quitting the boyband that "I've let the fans down". 
Apple boss criticises 'anti-gay' law  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:06:53 GMT
Tim Cook criticises a 'religious freedom law' in the US state of Indiana, which it is argued could allow companies to discriminate against gay and lesbian customers. 
Japan economy at brink of deflation  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:10:14 GMT
Annual core consumer inflation in Japan, the world's third-largest economy, stopped rising for the first time in nearly two years in February. 
Safari users win right to sue  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:25:12 GMT
Google loses Court of Appeal bid to stop consumers having right to sue in UK over alleged misuse of privacy settings. 
Children on screens six hours a day  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:13:07 GMT
A market research firm which has been collating the media habits of children for 20 years has published a comprehensive report on children's media habits. 
Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer dies  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:27:01 GMT
Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer, who was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature, dies at the age of 83. 
Dermot O'Leary leaves The X Factor  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:43:08 GMT
Presenter and broadcaster Dermot O'Leary will no longer host ITV's The X Factor after eight years on the programme. 
Greens ‘want 1% of GDP for science’  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:32:19 GMT
A pledge by the Greens to double science funding contrasts with the statements offered by five other party leaders, answering a call to set out their policies on science. 
Polar ice shelf thinning speeds up  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:52:35 GMT
Eighteen years of satellite data reveal an acceleration in the thinning of many of Antarctica's floating ice shelves. 
Office workers 'too sedentary'  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:54:21 GMT
Office workers need to get up and move around more, according to a new campaign. 
Fitness linked to lower cancer risk  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:44:31 GMT
Very fit men in their late 40s are less likely to get lung cancer and colorectal cancer than unfit men, a study in JAMA Oncology suggests. 
Hamilton left 'heavily compromised'  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:50:00 GMT
Lewis Hamilton's preparations for Sunday's Malaysian GP have been "heavily compromised" by reliability problems. 
Pietersen could 'tear apart' England  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:42:02 GMT
Bringing back Kevin Pietersen could "tear apart the fabric" of the England team, says former Australia coach John Buchanan. 
The beast of the Danube  Mon, 23 Mar 2015 01:46:19 GMT
The Danube salmon's last hunting grounds in Europe can be found in the Balkans - but a rash of dam-building poses a risk to its habitat. 
The men who uncovered Assyria  Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:41:43 GMT
Islamic State is destroying ancient cities excavated by three remarkable men in the middle of the 19th Century - among them the first Iraqi archaeologist.