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"We know where most of the creativity, the innovation, the stuff that drives productivity lies--in the minds of those closest to the work. It's been there in front of our noses all along while we've been running around chasing robots and reading books on how to become Japanese--or at least manage like them."

—John F. Welch

 

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VIDEO: One-minute World News  Sun, 26 Oct 2014 02:42:03 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: Using Facebook to get a pay rise  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:13:53 GMT
BBC News speaks to the creators of Smarpshare, who want employees to become brand ambassadors for their firms. 
VIDEO: Brazil's 'tightest' presidential vote  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:21:16 GMT
Sunday's presidential run-off vote in Brazil is too close to call and the election battle has centred on the pivotal home state of both candidates, Minas Gerais. 
VIDEO: Paris's Picasso museum reopens  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:13:33 GMT
Paris's world-renowned Picasso museum is reopening after being closed for five years. 
VIDEO: Could amputees re-grow lost limbs?  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:49:14 GMT
Amputees could one day re-grow their missing limbs, according to researchers at Imperial College London. 
Russian clocks go back for last time  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:36:16 GMT
After experimenting with permanent summer hours, Russia is adopting permanent winter hours due to fewer hours of daylight in the north. 
Baffling ballet  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:20:13 GMT
Can scientists unlock the secrets of starling murmurations using computer models and citizen science? 
Mass protest over Italy job reforms  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:04:08 GMT
A mass protest is held in the Italian capital, Rome, against Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's plans for labour market reform. 
Vietnam tycoon arrested for 'fraud'  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:42:46 GMT
One of Vietnam's richest men, Ha Van Tham, is arrested by police on suspicion of lending fraud, authorities say. 
Hailo says Uber blocked investors  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:41:35 GMT
After pulling out of the US, taxi app Hailo complains that rival Uber is blocking potential investors from offering funding. 
The Queen sends her first tweet  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:51:47 GMT
The Queen sends her first tweet to launch the London Science Museum's ambitious new Information Age gallery. 
Cliff Richard police raid 'inept'  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:10:39 GMT
The handling of a police raid at the home of veteran pop star Sir Cliff Richard is described as inept by the Commons Home Affairs Committee. 
Alvin Stardust album gets early release  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:13:07 GMT
The release of Alvin Stardust's final album, his first in 30 years, is brought forward following his death. 
Science chief warns on acid oceans  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:18:50 GMT
The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions. 
EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:59:54 GMT
The EU agrees what it calls "the world's most ambitious" deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030, overcoming deep divisions.