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Zaha Hadid's Iraq: 'Math was like sketching' updated 1 days ago

Opinion piece from architect Zaha Hadid on growing up in a very different Iraq.

Tinder for business? How big data matchmaking is transforming recruitment updated 1 days ago

Tinder for business? How big data matchmaking is transforming recruitment

Want a successful business? Get gaming updated 1 days ago

Business is a game, as Bill Gates observed, and in the modern workplace any distinction is fast dissolving. Firms are increasingly adopting the principles of successful gaming and applying them to the office to build teams of problem solvers.

Meet the former egg seller who made millions by shining shoes updated 3 days ago

This South African entrepreneur didn't let a string of failures get him down. Today his business employs 45 people and makes over 2.5 million rand a year.

Rock climb your way to the top updated 4 days ago

In rock climbing, it's all about making it to the top - and in business, it's no different. At Brooklyn Boulders Somerville, the two worlds collide.

ISIS: Can coalition cut off funding of world's wealthiest terror group? updated 4 days ago

ISIS has been defined as the wealthiest terrorist group on record, using a combination of black market oil sales, extortion and sophisticated social media to raise money to fund its expansion into Iraq and Syria, according to the U.S. Treasury.

Turn up the bass: Music to make you feel more powerful at work updated 4 days ago

Want to feel like a boss? Put on your headset and crank up the bass, says a management expert.

Literary artists in the house! Homes given to writers for free in Detroit updated 7 days ago

A Detroit non profit is purchasing and renovating foreclosed homes before giving them away to aspiring literary talents.

Don't ease up now in emerging markets... battle for consumers is only gearing up updated 8 days ago

Companies that interpret slower GDP growth to mean that business opportunities in emerging markets will begin to fade are making a big mistake.

Snowplow driver, 4 others held in plane crash that killed Total boss in Moscow updated 8 days ago

A snowplow driver has been detained over a Moscow plane crash that killed the chief executive of French oil firm Total, his lawyer said.

Countering the counterfeiters: The art of making money updated 9 days ago

Bank notes are increasingly incorporating high-tech features to make them harder to fake.

Strike a pose: How the way you stand can make you more successful updated 9 days ago

How the right body language could make all the difference in your personal life and career

The new KISS principle: Unleash your inner rock god, find the right partners and be a better boss updated 9 days ago

On February 21, 1974, the first KISS album was released. That's forty years from this writing! What a crazy trip it's been.

Beyond 2014: Creating a new Cape Town through design updated 9 days ago

Abandoned factories and empty warehouses in Cape Town are getting a new lease of life as creative spaces.

Is this the end of the 9-5 working day? updated 11 days ago

Business Talent Group, founded by Jody Miller, seeks to help workers who are after an alternative to the 9-5

Smell of success: Jo Malone's 'million dollar nose' updated 11 days ago

Meet Jo Malone, a British entrepreneur who has created a multi-million dollar fragrance company.

Like this phone? Are you prepared to pay $250,000 for it? updated 15 days ago

Smartphones just got smarter - or at least more expensive.

Opinion: Brace yourselves for another financial crash updated 16 days ago

The stock market's recent jitters have made many investors wonder whether there's a new financial crisis just around the corner. Well, of course there isn't -- because we've never really left the last one.

This rocket-powered toy plane will soon jet off to stratosphere updated 16 days ago

The first 3D-printed toy plane will soon jet off to the stratosphere.

Made in Ethiopia: The leather gloves keeping the world warm and stylish updated 16 days ago

Ethiopia's leather is famous around the world, and global businesses are growing in the country to take advantage of the resource.

Secret recipe turns culinary trash to treasure updated 18 days ago

Co-founder of Rubies in the Rubble, Jenny Dawson, has created a business by turning surplus food into preserved goods.

Russia looks to China for business courtship updated 18 days ago

As its relationship with the West worsen, Russia is pivoting east in an attempt to secure business with China. Chinese premier Li Keqiang is in Moscow for a meeting with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev.

Moneyball: How businesses are using data to outsmart their rivals updated 18 days ago

Big data is the 'new oil' according to experts, and the businesses who ignore the data revolution may fall behind.

Can disappearing desks improve how we work? updated 18 days ago

A Dutch company has found an imaginative way to encourage its employees to have a healthy work-life balance -- at 6 p.m. all the desks simply disappear.

Beautiful banks of the future: Say hello to luxury lounges and touch-screen tellers updated 18 days ago

Will the Internet kill bank branches? Not if these beauties have anything to do with it.

War: What is it good for? updated 21 days ago

The West is bombing terror group ISIS in Syria and Iraq, while Russia is engaged in a brittle stand-off in Eastern Ukraine. Bloodshed has dominated headlines through summer but, amid the misery, there is a winner: The defense industry.

The rise, and rise, of the tiny UAE energy power updated 21 days ago

Fujairah, one of seven emirates which make up the UAE, is putting new meaning into the saying "build it and they will come."

The value of a brand: Apple and Google top $100 billion updated 21 days ago

For the second year in row, Apple has topped Google as the world's most valuable brand.

Sharing is daring: mapping the disruption economy updated 22 days ago

Peer-to-peer business is thriving and disrupting global industries. Leading entrepreneurs in the field explain why we need it.

5 ways to stop your ideas being stolen updated 22 days ago

Ideas are money - just ask Uber, Zynga, and dozens of other start-up hits. But from Shakespeare to Facebook, no idea is too great to be stolen.

Money in Mogadishu: Somali capital gets first cash machine updated 22 days ago

People in Mogadishu can now take out U.S. dollars thanks to a new ATM machine, which is the city's first.

Likefunding: How to raise cash through Facebook likes updated 22 days ago

You've heard of crowdfunding -- well, get ready for 'like" funding.

'World's fastest growing port' is sparking a local business boom updated 22 days ago

The Port of Ngqura is shaking up the local economy, and business is booming.

World Bank: Cost of Ebola could top $32 billion updated 22 days ago

Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea -- the three countries facing the biggest health crisis -- are also facing huge bills to try and contain the virus.

The ten things the best leaders never say updated 23 days ago

"The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter -- 'tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning," wrote Mark Twain.

What do you think the office of the future will look like? updated 23 days ago

Does your office consist of identikit cubicles, gray walls and strip lighting? Do you 'hot desk' in sterile bland spaces? Do you feel like you are living in Office Space? Take heart, because the office of the future may look and be very different.

London's red phone boxes go green updated 24 days ago

Next time you're on the go and your phone is running out of juice, try a phone box. No, not for calling. To charge your phone.

The key to your next promotion? Paper and crayons. updated 24 days ago

Draw your career goals. Don't write them down. It unlocks your brain's powerful unconscious processing power.

Y-Combinator: the business boot camp for budding startups updated 24 days ago

Creating the next Uber or Facebook may be the dream of many tech entrepreneurs, Y-Combinator tries to make it happen.

A brave new era for Saudi Arabia's women workers? updated 25 days ago

Saudi Arabian women entering workforce as part of new economic push.

Emma Thompson: Please stop destroying our planet updated 25 days ago

Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson went to the Arctic to campaign against drilling in the area.

Bananas? Not just for eating...Plant gives new lease of life to landmine victims updated 28 days ago

In Uganda, a group of landmine victims are using banana fiber to create rope, profit and community.

Why your business won't grow without a virtual assistant updated 28 days ago

Apple, Google, Microsoft are all betting big on Virtual Assistants. What can they do for you?

Can supercars and hybrid motors save the car industry? updated 29 days ago

The last Paris Motor Show was marked by tear gas and workers' violent protests against job cuts. Now, the mood is different and industry bosses are back doing what they prefer: Showing off the latest luxury models, supercars and hybrid motors.

7 insider tips from the new startup cities updated 29 days ago

Take a look at the cities around the globe changing the face of everything we do

Don't hide your dark side: Why emotional agility is key to being a better boss updated 29 days ago

Isn't it annoying to interact with smiling automatons at the checkout register?

Could this 'chemist' be the next boss of Walmart? updated 29 days ago

Meet Rosalind Brewer, the billion dollar CEO of retail giant, Sam's Club.

New York's hospital of immigrants: Where hope and pain collide updated 29 days ago

The first thing you notice about New York's Ellis Island hospital is its sheer scale. Twenty-two buildings are perched proudly on the island's south side, their original vocations ranging from maternity ward, to psychiatric unit, to the contagious disease wing.

New e-delivery service sends groceries right to the trunk of your car updated 30 days ago

In the digital age, consumers expect more and more from their cars, and all brands are pushing the technological envelope. Swedish car company, Volvo, is hoping to deliver on the driver's expectations, adding an option that's far beyond anything that's under the hood.

Technology gets a makeover as fashion goes futuristic updated 30 days ago

"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only," Coco Chanel once said. "Fashion is in the sky, in the street...the way we live, what is happening".

Could computers take over the boardroom? updated 30 days ago

It's a common saying that one day all our jobs will be done by robots, but top executives may not have expected their position in the C-suite to be under threat so soon.

WWF: World has lost more than half its wildlife in 40 years updated 30 days ago

The world's animal population has halved in 40 years as humans put unsustainable demands on Earth, a new report warns.

The books that changed the world's best business brains updated 30 days ago

At the foundation of many business empires is a well-stocked library.

Islamic finance seeks new frontiers updated 31 days ago

Islamic finance is being touted as a more ethical alternative to conventional models, with the potential to appeal to customers beyond its Muslim base.

How a coral farm in the desert could help 'grow bones' updated 32 days ago

Man-made coral reef in Negev desert could change medical operations forever.

Is Bambi the female Banksy? updated 32 days ago

You've heard of Banksy, but have you heard of Bambi? Not the Bambi of Disney fame, but the one dubbed street art's new star.

Meet 12 brilliant African entrepreneurs under 22 updated 32 days ago

Africa, where 70% of the population is under the age of 30, is buzzing with business ideas -- but who are the continent's top young entrepreneurs?

How much will it cost Britain to bomb ISIS? updated 32 days ago

Britain joined the U.S. and its allies in the fight against ISIS -- but any mission will come with a huge price tag.

Can BlackBerry's 'most innovative' new smartphone save it? updated 35 days ago

BlackBerry is pitching its new Passport smartphone as one of the "most innovative" devices it has created, as it seeks to woo back business customers.

The 10 hottest startups in Asia right now updated 35 days ago

Experts pick 10 of the best startups to come out of emerging markets this year.

Will U.S. strikes hurt ISIS' oil riches? updated 36 days ago

Luay al-Khatteeb has spoken to CNN previously about the rise of ISIS, and the challenges facing the Iraq's new oil minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi. Now, U.S. airstrikes have hit locations in eastern Syria where ISIS has been using mobile refineries to produce oil. CNN has revisited the conversation to find out the likely impact of the strikes. This is al-Khatteeb's analysis of the situation.

Branding Nigeria: MasterCard-backed I.D. is also a debit card and a passport updated 36 days ago

What does it mean to be Nigerian? That's the question on the lips of many in Africa's most populous country as new national I.D. cards are being rolled out.

How mentors make superstars updated 36 days ago

Zuckerberg, Bezos and Page relied on mentors. Five leading lights share their secrets of how to make star entrepreneurs.

Car makers in the driving seat of South Africa's economy updated 39 days ago

Major vehicle manufacturers have set up shop in South Africa's Eastern Cape -- but challenges are fresh in the minds of the region's auto executives.

Forget Twitter, Instagram is in: Will these brands make you cool? updated 39 days ago

Twitter has lost its position in the top 20 coolest brands for the first time in three years.

How to master Mobile advertising updated 39 days ago

When it comes to advertising on mobile devices, banner ads and pop-ups are the norm. But for Boston-based company SessionM, it's out with the old and in with the new.

The richest man in Saudi Arabia on oil, Isis and Murdoch updated 39 days ago

Meet Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Al Saud, richest man in Middle East.

Apple Fast Facts updated 41 days ago

Here's some background information about Apple, Inc.

Can Alibaba topple the Silicon Valley giants? updated 41 days ago

eCommerce giant Alibaba's wildly successful IPO raises questions about the future of tech startups in China.

Nine finance hubs of the future ... they're not where you think updated 41 days ago

Experts are tipping some unlikely places to become tomorrow's finance capitals.

Eye-popping street art ... and how it broke free of the banks updated 42 days ago

This company creates 3D optical illusions. But when the banks didn't believe in it, it found success with P2P lending.

Goodbye home address, hello 'lazy.trouser.snake'? updated 42 days ago

Startup What3Words aims to replace every address in the world with a simple three word code.

Could this futuristic building house an entire city? updated 43 days ago

Ambitious plans for a "city in the city" skyscraper that could house apartments, offices, shops and parks have been revealed.

Africa's oil and gas potential: Boom or hype? updated 43 days ago

Six of the top 10 global oil and gas discoveries in 2013 were made in Africa -- but can these finds transform the continent?

Would go-alone Scotland be richer outside UK? updated 43 days ago

Business and economy is at the top of the agenda ahead of the Scottish independence referendum.

Play a game, get a date: The social apps taking China by storm updated 45 days ago

What are the startups dominating China's ferociously competitive social networking space?

Is China about to take over global business? updated 45 days ago

Walmart has leapfrogged Royal Dutch Shell as the world's largest company, topping the Fortune magazine Global 500 ranking.

Scottish currency dilemma causes pound-ing headache updated 46 days ago

For all the recent scaremongering about the viability of an independent Scotland, it's easy to understand why the chance to reclaim a country's sovereignty offers its citizens an exciting prospect.

Share and get a free meal: How businesses got social media smart updated 46 days ago

Social media is revamping the way businesses reach their audiences, transforming boring billboards and cold commercials into a land of interactive wonders.

The Berlin hub that powers Europe's coolest start-up scene updated 46 days ago

It's the business buzzword that's helping to change the global economy: Start-up. But in Berlin, the start-up world is still shaping up.

Which Russian companies have been hit by the West? updated 46 days ago

The West is hitting Russia with sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine. The sanctions vary from financial restrictions to a block on access to energy exploration technology.

Golan Heights: Making wine in the shadow of war updated 46 days ago

Step inside the surreal world of wine-making in the Golan Heights.

Making scents of tragedy: the most beautiful product of war zones? updated 49 days ago

An entrepreneur's mission to build a designer fragrance empire and rebuild disaster zones at the same time

7 steps to a healthy, authentic company culture updated 50 days ago

Building a positive, authentic culture in your company is crucial to its success

Apple Pay is here, so why does Europe have to wait? updated 51 days ago

The days of Apple just making your favorite gadgets are over. The company is about to enter the payments services arena taking on PayPal, Google, Facebook, Amazon and others in offering a way to allow you to pay using their system.

The pricey business of going to school updated 52 days ago

Pencils have been sharpened, lunch boxes packed, now the bell is ringing.

Abu Dhabi's new super mall: Build it and they will come? updated 52 days ago

Step inside the Middle East's new multi-millon dollar super mall.

Every time you buy something, this app invests a few pennies on Wall Street updated 52 days ago

A new app aims to take the sting out of investing -- by doing it for you.

Blab 'acts as crystal ball' for social media updated 53 days ago

A start-up says it can predict emerging topics and conversations before they trend on the Internet.

'Africa revamped': Fashion designer shoots for the stars updated 53 days ago

Meet Kemi Kalikawe, the owner of Naledi Lifestyle Store which specializes in fashion and household items in Dar es Salaam.

How politicians are trying to break the Internet updated 56 days ago

A stark warning about governments' ability to abuse technology to muzzle citizens, track movements, and shut down peaceful protests has emerged at this week's Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul.

Take a look inside Tehran's transformer house updated 56 days ago

It's the townhouse that twists like a Rubik's cube, to bask in the summer sun and shield itself when winter bites.

Nu Skin's huge corporate party rolls up in Dubai updated 56 days ago

The United Arab Emirates is playing host to a huge corporate party this week. Hotel lobbies and shopping malls are flooded with Chinese guests and the Dubai-Abu Dhabi highway is dotted with long rows of buses branded "2014 Nu Skin Success Trip" in English and Arabic.

ISIS' struggle to control its oil riches updated 57 days ago

ISIS videos are part of today's new reality. One of the many to hit social media has the viewer hearing a recitation of Quranic verses describing a jihad in the battle for Syria's Al Omar energy facility. Syria's largest oil field is one of a handful now under the firm grip of the terrorist organization.

What's wrong with Europe? updated 57 days ago

The European Central Bank has slashed interest rates to their lowest-ever levels as it attempts to reboot Europe's fragile recovery.

Ugandan t-shirt brand devoted to '100% African-made' updated 58 days ago

Definition Africa is a booming t-shirt retailer that aims to sell 100% African-made clothing.

Driverless vehicles: The end of the road for the trucker? updated 58 days ago

Trucks that drive on autopilot could let goods vehicles drive non-stop -- and spell the end of the truck stop.

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