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Marie Kondo’s dad gave her one powerful piece of career advice we can all use to get ahead

“Marie Kondo, tidying guru, author, and centerpiece of the Netflix hit Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, is also executive of her own lifestyle brand and consultancy, KonMari.Inc. asked several entrepreneurial luminaries to share a piece of career (or life) advice that changed everything” writes Christine Lagorio-chafkin for businessinsider.com. I think it was powerful advice, and it was especially meaningful coming from my father — someone I’d always respected.I had built a career around expressing gratitude for the items that supported me — but had overlooked some of the people. Source: businessinsider.com

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Entrepreneur vanishes after accusing China’s most powerful judge of corruption…

“Zhou Qiang, the top judge Zhao accused of corruption, has attended the legislative meeting in Beijing, apparently unshaken by the accusations” writes Chris Buckley for independent.co.uk. He accused officials of stealing his rights to coal-rich land, and ignited a furore by accusing China’s most powerful judge of corruption.He also revealed that a disgruntled judge on the court, Wang Linqing, claimed that China’s top judge, Zhou Qiang, tried to ensure that judges did not rule in Zhao’s favour. Source: independent.co.uk

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Emma Watson and 75 prominent women pen powerful letter about equality for International Women’s Day

“That’s the powerful message in a letter signed by 76 prominent women in business, politics, and arts for International Women’s Day, published in The Guardian” writes Laura Byager for mashable.com. “On International Women’s Day 2019, it’s an astonishing fact that in no country in the world do women enjoy the same rights or opportunities as men.The 76 co-signers of the letter call for world leaders to do more to combat systemic misogyny and make it safer for women who speak up. Source: mashable.com

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The Testimony That Rocked the Canadian Government

“Her demeanour, her meticulous attention to detail and her powerful compilation of facts as she built the case of unwarranted political interference by the PMO and others, was compelling” writes Penny Collenette for thestar.com. The argument that pressure for a remediation agreement to protect jobs and pensions is a powerful rationale for some people.The nub of the controversy is whether the prime minister and his staff fully appreciated and respected the attorney general’s independence. Source: thestar.com

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How microchips have become a powerful weapon in the US-China trade war

“It was a drastic move which offered a lesson on the risks of using trade as a diplomatic weapon” writes Hasan Chowdhury for telegraph.co.uk. At the heart of the ban was a highly-charged political row over semiconductors, the vital silicon chips which are critical to the functioning of the modern world and lie at the heart of next generation technologies – from artificial intelligence… Source: telegraph.co.uk

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Age of Scale: How Can Blockchain Systems Become Powerful Enough for a Global Audience?

“What if there was an inter-blockchain protocol to deliver in a trustless way transactions and state from any blockchain to any other blockchain?” writes Guest Author for cointelegraph.com. With industry experience and theorycrafting accumulated so far, there are several possible approaches to attempt building scalable blockchain systems.In the history of blockchain to be written in textbooks, 2018 will probably be known as the year of failing at scaling. Source: cointelegraph.com

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The unique harm we cause when we dissect a powerful woman’s love life

“Does it also help to play golf with someone powerful, or smoke cigars with someone powerful, or belong to Skull and Bones?” writes Style Reporter for washingtonpost.com. Politics for men and women who knew Willie Brown — whose career was dogged by accusations of patronage?. But the application is more general, and the pattern is often the same: a talented woman dates a powerful man.But she’d already worked for her success via dues-paying jobs at network affiliates — a common career path for news anchors. Source: washingtonpost.com

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