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Shazam! Apple buys music recognition app
Rivalry against Spotify and augmented reality ambitions are two possible reasons for the takeover.


HSBC prosecution threat in US lifted
The bank's five-year probation in the US that followed allegations of Mexican money laundering is over.


Major Forties oil pipeline to be closed for repairs
The Forties pipeline's owner Ineos says that, despite pressure being reduced, a crack has extended.


HP laptops found to have hidden keylogger
A researcher finds more than 460 models have the hidden software pre-installed.


Bitcoin futures trading begins on CBOE exchange in Chicago
Bitcoin rises 17% to above $18,000 on its futures debut, a move seen as legitimising the currency.



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Taboos of Leadership: The 10 Secrets No One Will Tell You About Leaders and What They Really Think Taboos of Leadership: The 10 Secrets No One Will Tell You About Leaders and What They Really Think
by Anthony F. Smith

Most experts on leadership would have us believe that successful leaders are superhuman beings who are humble servants, have hearts of gold, and are motivated by the needs of their employees and shareholders.



Ignited: Managers! Light Up Your Company and Career for More Power, More Purpose, and More Success Ignited: Managers! Light Up Your Company and Career for More Power, More Purpose, and More Success
by Vince Thompson

Ignited reveals the gathering forces that will offer you unprecedented opportunities to reshape your career and organization. It outlines clear, realistic steps for leveraging your networks and resources to transform your vision into reality, and accomplish powerful goals only you can achieve.



The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy
by Jon Gordon

It's Monday morning and George walks out of the front door to his car and a flat tire. But this is the least of his problems. His home life is in shambles and his team at work is in disarray. With a big new product launch coming in two weeks for the NRG-2000, he has to find a way to get it together or risk losing his marriage and job.



Know-How: The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform From Those Who Don't Know-How: The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform From Those Who Don't
by Ram Charan

Know-How is the missing link of leadership. By showing how the eight know-hows link to, interact with, and reinforce personal and psychological traits, Ram Charan provides a holistic and innovative portrait of successful leaders of the twenty-first century.



The Go Point: When It's Time to Decide -- Knowing What to Do and When to Do It The Go Point: When It's Time to Decide -- Knowing What to Do and When to Do It
by Michael Useem

Michael Useem -- through dramatic storytelling -- shows how to master the art and science of being decisive. He places you smack in the middle of people facing their go point, where actions -- or lack of them -- determined the fates of individuals, companies, and countries.



Profit with Honor: The New Stage of Market Capitalism Profit with Honor: The New Stage of Market Capitalism
by Daniel Yankelovich

This wise and optimistic book examines the scandals that plague American corporations today and shows how companies can reverse the discouraging trend.



Paradigm Found: Leading and Managing for Positive Change Paradigm Found: Leading and Managing for Positive Change
by Anne Firth Murray

In 1987, Anne Firth Murray had the idea that funding should go to grassroots women's organizations around the globe and that the recipients themselves should decide how to use that money.



Revved! An Incredible Way to Rev Up Your Workplace and Achieve Amazing Results Revved! An Incredible Way to Rev Up Your Workplace and Achieve Amazing Results
by Harry Paul and Ross Reck, Ph.D.

Imagine a new kind of business model: one where caring for people is your capital investment and the returns redefine your bottom line.



Creating Competitive Advantage: Give Customers a Reason to Choose You Over Your Competitors Creating Competitive Advantage: Give Customers a Reason to Choose You Over Your Competitors
by Jaynie L. Smith with William G. Flanagan

Why should I do business with you . . . and not your competitor? Whether you are a retailer, manufacturer, distributor, or service provider -- if you cannot answer this question, you are surely losing customers, clients, and market share.



How to Get Anyone to Do Anything How to Get Anyone to Do Anything
by R. Philip Hanes

Divided into four parts -- Networking, Risk-Taking, Fund-Raising, and Problem-Solving -- How to Get Anyone to Do Anything will inspire readers to see challenging opportunities instead of insurmountable odds.



Will Your Next Mistake Be Fatal? Avoiding the Chain of Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Organization Will Your Next Mistake Be Fatal? Avoiding the Chain of Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Organization
by Robert E. Mittelstaedt, Jr.

Catastrophes don't "just happen." From Enron to the Space Shuttle Columbia, to 9/11, virtually every disaster is the result of a series of mistakes -- each one easy to overlook, each one set in motion because people simply refused to believe the evidence staring right at them.



The Enthusiastic Employee: How Companies Profit by Giving Workers What They Want The Enthusiastic Employee: How Companies Profit by Giving Workers What They Want
by David Sirota, Louis A. Mischkind, Irwin Meltzer

Enthusiastic employees outproduce and outperform. They step up to do the impossible. They rally each other in tough times. Most people are enthusiastic when they're hired: hopeful, ready to work hard, eager to contribute. What happens to dampen their enthusiasm? Management, that's what.