Lego is replacing its CEO and looking to simplify operations after seeing its first revenue decline in 13 years. David Robertson, professor at The Wharton School, believes slower growth is to be expected in a more digital world and that the company can benefit from more competitive pricing.
Cliches, culturally suspect phrasing and filler words such as "uh" and "like" are easy to fall back on but don't do you any favors when speaking, writes Joel Garfinkle. Instead, speak plainly, be precise and try listening rather than filling dead air with your voice.
Bridgewater founder Ray Dalio discusses differences between open-minded and close-minded people in his book, "Principles." Some traits of close-minded people are being concerned with being right, not asking questions and not trying to understand those they disagree with.
Experimentation and failure are essential parts of innovation, although few companies like to truly experiment with the unknown, says Amazon executive Paul Misener. "If you're worried about the outcome being exactly what you hope it is, then you're not experimenting," he says.
Magda Marcu co-founded Sailo, a boat-rental business, and describes the long hours and hard work required to build out a business. "Make sure you are surrounded by people you can learn from, who support and encourage you," she said.
Paleontologists have discovered a fossilized nest in China that shows a feathered dinosaur called the oviraptor laid blue-green eggs. The research bucks the assumption that all dinosaur eggs were white, with colored eggs only evolving into species after the dinosaurs went extinct.
A protective order bans the Department of Justice from sharing with a German law firm millions of pages of Volkswagen documents linked to the company's diesel emissions scandal, a federal magistrate judge says. The world's largest auto manufacturer has been sued for roughly $10.3 billion in 1,600 securities suits in Germany.
Minneapolis-based employers must offer sick leave to employees, a Minnesota appeals court ruled Monday. The ruling was part of a wider case in which the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce is arguing that state law pre-empts a city ordinance that requires one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to 48 hours a year.
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