Firing someone is hard. Here’s how to prepare.

Each year thousands of business owners and managers face the unpleasant task of firing an employee. It’s not comfortable, but firings are a part of business life. Knowing how to properly fire an employee can reduce angst and help both parties move on. We asked several human resources and employment law pros about “best practices”…

Rashmika Mandanna dons Coorgi style real zari saree; Here’s everything you want to know about the tradition

Rashmika Mandanna recently took a break from work and attended her childhood friend’s wedding in Bengaluru. Known for her simple, comfy style statement, Rashmika opted for a  georgette real zari green saree by Shanti Banaras. However, what caught our attention was her unique saree draping style called, Coorgi Saree or Kodagu style.  Hails from the…

$6 a Gallon Gasoline? Here’s How It Could Happen.

Illustration by Elias Stein Text size U.S. gasoline prices are at record highs, averaging more than $4.50 per gallon at the pump, and surpassing $4 in all 50 states for the first time. But, says Natasha Kaneva, J.P. Morgan’s head of global commodities research, prices could climb over $6 this summer. Why the rise? Sanctions…

Employees have the upper hand in today’s job market. Here’s how to negotiate your salary

“There are a number of economic factors that are relevant for thinking about salary negotiations right now,” said Linda Babcock, an economics professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Along with rising inflation, the nationwide labor shortage — there are now almost two jobs available for every job seeker — has given workers “a lot more bargaining…

Here’s how impact data science can help solve global crises

Global disruptions are growing more complex, taxing the capacities of social impact organizations and governments on the front lines. Innovative companies use data science to improve every aspect of their operations, but those sophisticated tools aren’t available to many organizations and governments. Companies, funders and global institutions together can help organizations and governments build a…

As Global Trade Gets a Reboot, Here’s How to Profit.

Globalization reshaped the world economy over the past four decades, linking countries through the free flow of capital, people, and goods to bolster growth and—at least in theory—engender geopolitical harmony. Along the way, it built China into an economic powerhouse, pulled more than a billion people out of poverty, and created a burgeoning middle-class hungry…