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Learn to Get Better at Transitions

“Thanks to longer, healthier lives, human beings face more life transitions than ever before” reports hbr.org. Knowing when it is time to end — and ending well — will become an increasingly valuable skill as lives lengthen and transitions become multiple across both personal and professional lives. Source: hbr.org Share This:

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3 Transitions Even the Best Leaders Struggle With

“C-suite executives can move on to lead in other organizations or they may eventually retire and do board work” reports hbr.org. C-suite leaders are at the apex of their careers.Regardless of their future plan, C-suite executives who surround themselves with support and have a clear vision of their future, are more likely continue to succeed. Source: hbr.org Share This:

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Ghanaian Brokerage Precise FX Transitions to MetaTrader 5

“Precise FX, a Ghanaian forex brokerage firm, announced on Wednesday that its clients will now be able to trade on the MetaTrader 5 platform” reports financemagnates.com. The platform was developed by MetaQuotes Software, a Cyprus-based software company that has developed several products for the financial services industry.Alongside its new MetaTrader 5 platform, the company also has an enterprise management system called Teamwox. Source: financemagnates.com Share This:

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15 tech gadgets under $100 that make it easier to do your job

“The 15 accessories in this list will make sure your gadgets stay charged, you stay connected, and help declutter your work space” writes Brandt Ranj for businessinsider.com. Although it’ll take a shift in mindset and habits to truly become more productive, I’ve used several of the accessories on this list, and they have helped make those transitions easier. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Women are more at risk of losing their jobs thanks to tech, WEF says

“Women whose jobs are at risk of being lost have fewer opportunities to transition to more high-skilled occupations, the report highlighted” writes Ryan Browne for cnbc.com. According to research released Monday, 57 percent of the 1.4 million U.S. jobs at risk of being displaced by automation in the next eight years belong to women.The combination of reskilling and moving into new careers would increase the pay of women whose jobs are at risk by 74 percent, WEF said, versus a 53 percent increase for men. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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California considers ‘green banking’ as it transitions to fully legal pot

“Brown is not the only official concerned about the lack of banking for the cannabis industry” writes Patrick Mcgreevy for latimes.com. The green banking proposal: To designate one bank as a central correspondent bank that would hold accounts from other banks that are doing business with marijuana firms.Starting Jan. 1, it will be legal to grow and sell marijuana for recreational and medical uses.The Brown administration has consulted with federal officials on its proposal and has incorporated some suggestions from Washington, Williams said.Marijuana remains illegal under federal law so federally…

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BuzzFeed to lay off 100 employees, President Greg Coleman transitions to advisory role

“BuzzFeed is laying off around 100 employees as it reorganizes the business team that leads its advertising sales efforts, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed” writes Aol Staff for aol.com. As part of the changes, BuzzFeed president Greg Coleman will leave his post and become a senior advisor to the company, a role he previously held before taking on a full-time position with BuzzFeed.BuzzFeed also plans to expand its product business in 2018 and will work with BuzzFeed Media Brands on ways to extend those properties into physical goods. Source: aol.com Share…

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GKN margins squeezed by North America challenges

“GKN PLC (GKN.LN) said Friday that third-quarter margin performance was lower than the comparable period a year earlier, mainly due to program transitions and operational challenges in its Aerospace North America division” writes Dimitrios Kontos for marketwatch.com. The company said that it expects to have to provide for two unexpected claims, which it said were commercially sensitive, and could result in a charge of around 40 million pounds ($52.9 million) in the fourth quarter.The engineering business, which serves the aerospace and automotive markets, said that it expects pretax management profit…

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