The 50 companies chosen for this year's Change the World list hail from 22 countries. Use our interactive map to see how the corporations doing good by way of big business are spread out across the globe.
A new report from BMI Research has identified the ´10 emerging markets of the future´ ” the countries that are set to become new drivers of economic growth over the next 10 years. BMI estimates that these countries will cumulatively add $4.3 trillion to global GDP by 2025 ” roughly the equivalent of Japan´s current economy. In general, manufacturing and construction are the sectors that will drive the economies. BMI reports that new manufacturing hubs are set to emerge in Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Pakistan, and that these countries will see particularly strong growth in exporting manufacturing industries. And construction growth is going to be widespread throughout all the countries ” partly to facilitate increases in urban populations and partly to help develop the manufacturing sector.
He picked up a little philosophy in the two days before he dropped out of Stanford University from the world’s first great scientist, Aristotle of Lysippus. It’s called “first principles thinking,” which Musk learned from his very short time as an applied physics Ph.D hopeful, and it deals with solving problems from their foundation rather than by analogy, which most of us fall for. In an interview with Kevin Rose, Musk explained, “I think it’s important to reason from first principles rather than by analogy.” “The normal way we conduct our lives is we reason by analogy … [With analogy] we are doing this because it’s like something else that was done, or it is like what other people are doing. [With first principles] you boil things down to the most fundamental truths … and then reason up from there.” Regarded as the father of science, Aristotle laid the groundwork for measurement and observation, where first principle thinking would start by observing anything from its most basic foundation. Musk reveals that going back to the root of anything “takes a lot more mental energy,” but that’s how all the most groundbreaking discoveries happen — and it’s saved Musk a lot of money in building his companies.
La medición de la desviación de las existencias nos permite saber que tan confiables son los datos del inventario y el nivel de la calidad del trabajo del personal que realiza el manejo del almacén. La fórmula: porcentaje de desviación= (Existencia asentada -cantidad) *100 / cantidad. Los datos se obtienen de las operaciones registradas en el ajuste de inventario o conteo cíclico. La existencia asentada es el resultado de los ingresos - los retiros de productos. Ejemplo: Para una existencia asentada de 10 unidades. Registrar 20 unidades arrojaría una desviación de -50%. Registrar 5 unidades arrojaría una desviación de 100% (No, no significa que es 100% preciso) Registrar 11 unidades arrojaría una desviación de -9%. Registrar 9 unidades arrojaría una desviación de 10% Resultados negativos indican que se registró más existencia de lo que estaba registrado. Resultados positivos indican que se registró menos existencia de los que estaba registrado. Resultado cero indica que la existencia está precisa.
In an astonishing admission, the report said its own investigators were unable to obtain key records or penetrate the activities of secretive "ad-hoc task forces". Mrs Lagarde herself is not accused of obstruction. "Many documents were prepared outside the regular established channels; written documentation on some sensitive matters could not be located. The IEO in some instances has not been able to determine who made certain decisions or what information was available, nor has it been able to assess the relative roles of management and staff," it said. The report said the whole approach to the eurozone was characterised by "groupthink" and intellectual capture. They had no fall-back plans on how to tackle a systemic crisis in the eurozone “ or how to deal with the politics of a multinational currency union“ because they had ruled out any possibility that it could happen. "Before the launch of the euro, the IMF´s public statements tended to emphasise the advantages of the common currency," it said. Some staff members warned that the design of the euro was fundamentally flawed but they were overruled
For years now, China's been lavishly courting friends across the developing world. Commodity-dependent countries get cheap financing for development; China gains diplomatic clout and a bargain on those commodities. Both sides win â€“ that is, until they don't. The perils of this strategy are quickly becoming apparent. In recent years, changes of government in countries such as Myanmar and Sri Lanka have led to questions about deals signed with China under previous administrations. Now, Venezuela's slow-motion meltdown is exposing just how terrible these deals can be for both borrowers and for China.
Even if bitcoin fades into obscurity, finance experts believe that the technology behind it will live on and even change how financial services work. According to a study conducted by Swiss non-profit World Economic Forum, the blockchain, which is the public ledger that makes bitcoin transactions possible without a central infrastructure overseeing them, has the potential to "reshape financial services." The forum is known for holding an annual conference that brings business and finance experts together. Weforum's report says large central banks have already begun looking at how the blockchain can transform the way they move money, especially between countries. It will allow them to do more secure and faster transactions that also cost less than they do today.
Oil investors are buying contracts that will only pay out if crude oil rises well above US$100 a barrel over the next four years “ a clear sign some believe today´s bust is sowing the seeds of the next boom. The options deals, which brokers said bear the hallmarks of trades made by hedge funds, appear to be based on the belief that current low prices will generate a supply crunch as oil companies cut billions of dollars in spending on developing fields.
We all cooperate, but not in the same ways. And now, neuroscience shows that at least some of those differences may be based on sex. A study published today (June 7) in Scientific Reports from researchers at Stanford University showed that different parts of men and women´s brains activated when working together on a simple task, suggesting that the two groups cooperate differently.