Every office has one: a person who inconsequentially objects to any idea or thought presented. The best way to discourage this behavior is to label it "captious," defined as raising petty objections. However, make sure you don't label every objection as captious because you might dismiss a smart idea, writes Neil Bearden, a professor at INSEAD.
China, Thailand, Switzerland, the Cayman Islands, Bahrain and Singapore are the best countries for expatriates to live, according to a study by HSBC Holdings. The study looked at economic opportunities and quality of life, including the suitability of raising children as expats.
Companies stashed cash assets in U.S. government debt in October during the government shutdown, according to Clearwater Analytics. Treasurys represented 26.9% of corporate cash assets, up 1.2 percentage points compared with September, the largest change of all asset categories.