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Building and sustaining organizational excellence requires exceptional people dedicated to the task
Building and sustaining organizational excellence requires exceptional people dedicated to the task

5 sure-fire ways to destroy organizational excellence

By By Rebecca Schalm - Columnist - Troy Media
April 10, 2018 - 2:34pm

A blog from a couple of years back by marketing guru and all-round provocative thinker Seth Godin entitled The fruitless search for extraordinary people willing to take ordinary jobs took me back to a boardroom conversation about executive pay.

It seems as if investors have forgotten how to gauge market uncertainty. Any potential bad news has them panicking
It seems as if investors have forgotten how to gauge market uncertainty. Any potential bad news has them panicking

Lofty valuations, volatile markets leave investors anxious

By By Kenneth Kaczkowski and Isaac Maresky - Troy Media exclusive
April 10, 2018 - 2:22pm

The start of 2018 has seen markets flashing red, with investors questioning the stability of the market. February’s meltdown led to a significant market correction of over 10 per cent.

Despite having a host of advantages, Argentina is something of an economic backwater. But a new beginning seems possible
Despite having a host of advantages, Argentina is something of an economic backwater. But a new beginning seems possible

Argentina: a land of seduction, rejection ... and promise

By By Robert McGarvey - Columnist - Troy Media
April 4, 2018 - 3:27pm

Strolling along the busy café-filled streets of Buenos Aires, it's hard to image a more desirable place. Argentina has it all: a California-like climate, a multicultural population of well-educated people and almost limitless physical resources.

Not only are women more likely to have a mood disorder, but women experience different symptoms than men
Not only are women more likely to have a mood disorder, but women experience different symptoms than men

Women are twice as likely as men to experience mood disorders

By By Dr. Paul Latimer - Columnist - Troy Media
April 4, 2018 - 3:15pm

Almost anyone can attest to the fact that men and women are different in many ways. Scores of books – which have achieved varying degrees of success and acclaim – have been published that attempt to quantify and explain the differences.

Voice-activated assistants like Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Apple’s Siri are prime targets for sabotage, big and small
Voice-activated assistants like Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Apple’s Siri are prime targets for sabotage, big and small

Voice-activated assistants vulnerable to hackers

By By Brennen Schmidt - ALEUS Technology Group & Allan Bonner - Troy Media columnist
April 4, 2018 - 3:10pm

Whether listening to the radio in its digital or analogue form, fans will know the rush associated with contests. A station’s telephone lines can soon become jammed with requests from callers hoping to be “lucky caller number five.”

A week with the free spirits of Hana, replete with bevvies and grind, green eggs, and an elusive hunt for wild boar
A week with the free spirits of Hana, replete with bevvies and grind, green eggs, and an elusive hunt for wild boar

Off the beaten track in Hawaii

By By Gerry Feehan - Travel writer - Troy Media
April 3, 2018 - 12:57pm

The village of Hana is on the quiet ‘windward’ side of Maui. Windward is a euphemism for rainy. Precipitation here averages 300 inches (7,600 ml) a year. No person of sound judgment would live in a place where an inch of rain in an afternoon is considered a light drizzle.

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