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11/17/2017

"Salvator Mundi," Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of Christ from about 1500, sold for $450.3 million at a Christie's auction, more than four times the expected price. The restored work was the only da Vinci still privately owned.

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11/17/2017

The power of leadership can go to your head, but as a leader, you must put your team before yourself, writes Bill Treasurer. Being of service to your employees and fulfilling your company's mission should always be your priority.

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11/17/2017

Historical lessons, personal and business, can help with decision-making when they're used to advance rather than dwell on the past, writes Jon Mertz. "Leaders with a sense of history think, lead, and aspire forward," Mertz argues.

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Jon Mertz
11/17/2017

The federal bankruptcy court in Richmond, Va., is favored by many companies because bankruptcy filings can be expedited and legal precedents are favorable. Lawyers also like the venue because fees are unusually high -- up to $1,745 per hour for a law firm representing Toys R Us.

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11/17/2017

In smaller companies, leaders with grand visions of the future may not be taken as seriously as they would be at a larger organization, writes Lila MacLellan. This is because the closer leaders are to their employees, the more practical and detailed their messages are expected to be.

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Quartz
11/17/2017

People who are worried about insomnia are more likely to show symptoms and identify with the condition. "The condition becomes a focus of attention and the sufferer may begin to arrange his/her life around this issue," says Michael Sateia, an emeritus professor of psychiatry.

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New York magazine
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11/17/2017

Curiosity about the world and a need for constant improvement are what drive CC's Coffee House CEO Celton Hayden Jr. "The pace of American business just doesn't hold favor to the type of people who just stay the way they are," he says.

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11/17/2017

A pending Supreme Court decision on "right to work" laws, which prohibit unions from collecting mandatory dues, could deal a serious blow to public sector unions nationwide, union organizer Mindy Isser writes. With membership at historic lows, it's time for union leaders to work harder at engaging members and to redirect resources to organizing rather than supporting one political party, she writes.

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The Nation
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11/16/2017

Scientists are the studying the habits of people living on the Italian island of Sardinia, where reaching age 90 is common. A relatively small gene pool and healthy diets are two possible factors.

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USA Today
11/16/2017

Rupert Murdoch and his sons are reportedly listening to Disney's interest in certain 21st Century Fox properties, including movie and TV studios, amid concerns that Fox isn't big enough, especially globally, to compete against consolidating rivals. Another uncertainty is whether Murdoch's sons Lachlan and James, both Fox executives, wish to pursue the same course of action as their father.

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