A family’s status in society can persist for eight centuries or more, according to a new study by two economists using the educational status and surnames in England between 1170 and 2012.
The advantage of a mentor style is that it suits an employee’s desire to be heard. It also sets up the manager in situations where an employee’s results fall short.
The downside to being a mentor is that communication will break down at some point.
“Performance drives results, and when the results aren’t there, individuals often blame the manager for lack of support.”
The ski industry, which expects higher temperatures, less snow and shorter seasons in the coming decades, is seen a bit like the canary in the coal mine of climatology.
For any agreement to work, there needs to be three deals:
One between the West and Iran,
one between Mr. Obama and a skeptical Congress and
one between the Iranian negotiators and Ayatollah Khamenei.
.. ambiguity about what America’s aims are with respect to Syria has deeply alienated many of our longstanding partners in the Arab world.
In highly developed economies like the U.S., the quest for homeownership feeds myriad growth ecosystems and offers the masses ways to leverage their equity for other financial pursuits.
The new entity is designed to have an impact of about 15 times its size, making it the anchor of the EU’s 300 billion-euro investment program.
Loans, lending guarantees and stakes in equity and debt will be part of its toolbox, with the goal to jumpstart private risk-taking so that stalled projects can get off the ground.
Vietnam’s agricultural industry was boosted by the “Doi Moi” reforms of the 1980s, which opened up international trade to farmers.
They responded by planting more pepper, coffee and rice. The Asian nation produced 1.3 million tons of coffee in 2012, an 11-fold gain in two decades and second only to Brazil,
Oil markets are oversupplied by about 2 million barrels a day, and global economic growth is below expectations.
“The U.S., which was a major market for OPEC, is no longer welcoming imports. It’s now striving to become an oil exporter. It’s already exporting condensates.”
Both Stockholm and Nashville are hubs for professional songwriters and producers, and Swift was signed as a writer in Nashville when she was fourteen. In an uncynical way, both Swedish and Nashville pop exploit the pleasures of the process.
via The Swedish Invasion.