Singapore’s Tiger moms are becoming a headache for Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is trying to persuade the population that they don’t need to go to university to have a good career. After a clampdown on immigration and a slowdown in the economy, he needs fewer graduates and more workers to fill the shipyards, factory floors and hotel desks that keep the country going.
Getting started in business may be cheaper than ever, but in the future, entrepreneurship will be anything but easy. Steve Case–the co-founder of AOL and, until recently, chairman of the Startup America Partnership, a White House-led initiative to spur high-growth entrepreneurship–spends a great deal of time thinking about a great many things. What’s heavy on his mind lately is the future of entrepreneurship.
There are events and circumstances that make us feel happy and appreciated. But unfortunately there are also many that kill our motivation. If you want to make sure you’re providing your employees with an environment in which they can thrive, check your workplace for these motivation killers.
Danish women explain why ageing in a country that looks after its citizens is ‘like one long really fun holiday’ Enjoying the good times: retired professor Jette Eiberg, left, and Jane Holm, a former administrator. ‘Can’t talk now – island hopping”, “playing golf, call me back” and, “sorry, she’s somewhere in France …” are just three of the responses proffered when trying to track down that most elusive of creatures: a female retiree in Denmark with time on her hands. For anyone fortunate enough to catch one between evening classes, museum visits, round-the-world trips, bike rides, hikes, wild swimming or 18 holes on the golf course, it’s important to talk fast and glean all you can from them before their next engagement. Because these ladies are busy.