Top MBA programs beef up cyrptocurrency courses to keep up with demand

CNBC – Top MBA programs beef up cyrptocurrency courses to keep up with demand

  • MBA programs at Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, and Georgetown are adding more blockchain and crypto classes in 2018 to keep up with demand from students.
  • The move is also being spurred by recruiters, especially in venture capital, which saw an 88 percent increase in blockchain investments in 2017, according to data from Pitchbook.
  • “Any world class program is going to have to equip students in this field to compete,” says John Jacobs, executive director of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Some of the top MBA programs in the world are adjusting their curriculum after last year’s mania around bitcoin. Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, and Georgetown University are expanding classes in digital currency and blockchain to keep up with demand from students and their future employers.

The Stanford Graduate School of Business, ranked no. 1 in the world by the Financial Times this year, is adding a new full-time course in May. The class, called “cryptocurrency”, was a grass-roots effort by students, according to one MBA candidate.

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2 idols missing for 40 years brought back from US

2 idols missing for 40 years brought back from US

THE KATHMANDU POST

Apr 4, 2018-Two idols that had gone missing for the past 40 years have been brought back to Nepal from the United States of America, informed Department of Archaeology.

An idol of Uma Maheshwor that had gone missing from Tangahiti in Patan since 1980 and another 12th-13th century idol of Gautam Buddha that had gone missing from Etkha, Kathmandu since 1986, were brought back to Nepal from New York-based Metropolitan Museum.

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The 5 Spots In Asia That Are Booming With Tourists In 2018

The 5 Spots In Asia That Are Booming With Tourists In 2018

FORBES ASIA

Last year was a busy one for the travel industry worldwide; outbound trips increased by 6% according to the World Travel Monitor. And, it’s expected to increase a further 5% this year.

At the Internationale Tourismus-Börse (ITB) Berlin, the world’s biggest travel trade show, tourism reps from countries around the world compete for the attentions and bookings of tourists from all over the world, as well as the businesses that will bring them in. For Asia in particular, where interest from Europe has always been high, there’s been a marked uptick in certain countries with more tourism expected than in previous years. What are the hottest spots in Asia this year, and why?

The 5 hottest destinations in Asia this year:

1) The Philippines
2) Japan
3) Malaysia
4) Indonesia
5) South Korea

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She built a $2 million company while raising 14 kids

She built a $2 million company while raising 14 kids

CNN MONEY

With a thriving business and 14 children to tend to, Shea Terra Organics founder Tammie Umbel is constantly on the go.
Days begin on her farm in Leesburg, Virginia, where she spends mornings answering work emails and getting her eight younger children ready for the day. Later, she spends about four hours teaching them everything from language arts to math in their at-home classroom.

Once the lessons end, Umbel dashes off to work in her factory, a 30-minute drive away. She stays late into the night and then heads back home to catch five or six hours of sleep.

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The World’s Highest Paid Expats Live in This Place

The World’s Highest Paid Expats Live in This Place

  • Mumbai tops expat salary rankings according to HSBC survey
  • Asia dominates with four of top ten cities for expat salaries

BLOOMBERG PURSUITS

Go East, expatriates looking to make the big bucks.

Mumbai, India’s financial, commercial and entertainment capital, tops global rankings for expat salaries, according to a survey conducted by HSBC Bank International Ltd.

Foreigners moving to the subcontinent’s most populous city reported average annual earnings of $217,165. That’s more than double the global expat average of $99,903, the HSBC Expat survey shows.

“Mumbai has the highest percentage of expats sent by their employer — these expats often benefit from relocation packages which goes some way in explaining the higher salaries expats enjoy in the city,” said Dean Blackburn, who heads HSBC Expat. He also cited high employment and experience levels among expats and a substantial stake of engineers relocating from German and other infrastructure companies as reasons for Mumbai’s top slot.

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10 Easy Tricks That Will Instantly Make You a Better Conversationalist

10 Easy Tricks That Will Instantly Make You a Better Conversationalist
A journalist who has talked to hundreds of people offers dead-simple rules for great conversations.

INC.

Talking to a great conversationalist is like magic–the minutes fly by, your brain lights up, and you feel closely bonded to another human mind. No wonder so many of us want to master the seemingly mysterious ability to get past small talk and really connect.

But unless you’re naturally gifted with charm and wit, even holding up your end of a conversation can feel daunting. Learning not only to be interesting yourself, but also to guide a conversation and bring the best out of others has to be an tough skill that makes years to master, right?

Nope, responds public radio host Celeste Headlee. In the course of her career she’s interviewed thousands of people from all walks of life and learned that sparking a great conversation is really a matter of a few simple habits that anyone can learn. She shared her secrets in a TEDx talk a few years back.

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LAX to launch bathroom technology that lets you know when you can go

LAX to launch bathroom technology that lets you know when you can go

Los Angeles Times

Because the cleanliness of airport bathrooms is important to travelers, Los Angeles International Airport officials are launching a pilot program that uses new technology to manage a restroom in one of its terminals.

LAX officials are teaming up with two technology companies — Infax and Tooshlights — to install lights and digital gadgets that keep track of how often bathrooms are cleaned and let travelers know when a stall is in use or vacant.

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He applied to 20 of the best colleges and got a full ride to all of them

CNN – He applied to 20 of the best colleges and got a full ride to all of them. Micheal Brown stared at the acceptance letter in front of him: It said yes.

So did the next one. And the one after that.

The 17-year-old from Houston applied to 20 of the best universities in the US. He was admitted to every single one with a full ride and $260,000 in additional scholarship offers.
“It’s something I’m proud of because I see my hard work paying off, determination paying off, sacrifices paying off,” the student told CNN.
Of those 20, he listed his top eight choices as: Harvard, Princeton, Northwestern, Yale, University of Pennsylvania, Stanford, Georgetown and Vanderbilt.
Currently a senior at Mirabeau B. Lamar High School, Micheal has been heavily involved in his school’s debate team, mock trial and student government for years. He has also volunteered for political campaigns, citing his interest to “the moment I saw Barack Obama get elected.”
He is set on majoring in political science, but is also considering a second degree in economics.

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Top 10 Colleges of Fortune 500 CEOs

Top 10 Colleges of Fortune 500 CEOs

MONEY

What sort of education does it take to climb to the top of America’s largest companies?

If there’s one thing that can be gleaned from the educational backgrounds of the chief executives of the recently released Fortune 500, it’s that there are many paths to success. Many of them studied business, economics, or engineering, but others majored in art history, geology, psychology, and history. Sure, there are plenty of MBAs—173, to be exact—but there are at least 121 executives who didn’t go to graduate school at all, including major-company CEOs such as Rex W. Tillerson of Exxon Mobil, Stephen J. Hemsley of UnitedHealth Group, and Jeff Bezos of Amazon. Overall, the Fortune 500 crew attended 220 different colleges for their undergraduate degrees.

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Dalai Lama calls on Tibetans to remain united as India drifts toward China

Dalai Lama calls on Tibetans to remain united as India drifts toward China

REUTERS

DHARAMSALA, INDIA (Reuters) – The Dalai Lama called on his people to remain united as the Tibetan community gathered on Saturday in a small hill town to mark 60 years of political asylum in India – although just one federal minister appeared at the event.

The “Thank You India” event had been scheduled for India’s capital, New Delhi, but was shifted to Dharamsala, a small town in the country’s north where Tibetans run a government in exile, as India tries to avoid a confrontation with China, which views the Dalai Lama as a dangerous separatist.

Officially, New Delhi says its policy toward the Dalai Lama remains the same, and the Tibetan government in exile says it moved the event to Dharamsala out of respect for India’s foreign policy needs. India’s culture minister was the only minister present at the event.

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