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Hong Kong stock exchange makes $36.6 billion offer for London stock exchange

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) said Wednesday it has made a proposal to the board of London Stock Exchange Group Plc (LSE) to “combine the two companies,” in a deal which values the LSE at about £29.6 billion ($36.6 billion). The HKEX said the deal would be funded by a combination of existing cash and a new credit facility. HKEX has proposed £20.45 a share in cash, as well as 2.495 newly issued HKEX shares. LSE shares rallied shortly after 10:00 a.m. London time, rising by 8.5%


Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) said Wednesday it has made a proposal to the board of London Stock Exchange Group Plc (LSE) to “combine the two companies,” in a deal which values the LSE at about £29.6 billion ($36.6 billion). The HKEX said the deal would be funded by a combination of existing cash and a new credit facility. HKEX has proposed £20.45 a share in cash, as well as 2.495 newly issued HKEX shares. LSE shares rallied shortly after 10:00 a.m. London time, rising by 8.5%
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Hong Kong stock exchange makes $36.6 billion offer for London stock exchange

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) said Wednesday it has made a proposal to the board of London Stock Exchange Group Plc (LSE) to “combine the two companies,” in a deal which values the LSE at about £29.6 billion ($36.6 billion).

The HKEX said the deal would be funded by a combination of existing cash and a new credit facility. It cautioned, however, that its statement to the market should be considered as an announcement to make a possible offer and is not confirmation of a firm intention to bid.

The statement from HKEX said a further announcement will be made “as and when appropriate.”

HKEX has proposed £20.45 a share in cash, as well as 2.495 newly issued HKEX shares. LSE shares rallied shortly after 10:00 a.m. London time, rising by 8.5% before giving up some of the initial gains.

HKEX said it expected key LSE management to keep their jobs and work for the new owners.


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Salesforce launches new ads that explain what the $130 billion company actually does

Salesforce has become a $130 billion behemoth by pioneering the move to cloud software. But when you get into the ‘what we do,’ we have further work to do there,” Buscemi said in an interview. Last month, Salesforce closed the $15.3 billion acquisition of Tableau, its biggest deal ever, to push into data visualization tools. The $6.5 billion purchase of MuleSoft last year put Salesforce into the business of data integration, more of a back-end technology. Through radio, print, TV, digital, metro


Salesforce has become a $130 billion behemoth by pioneering the move to cloud software. But when you get into the ‘what we do,’ we have further work to do there,” Buscemi said in an interview. Last month, Salesforce closed the $15.3 billion acquisition of Tableau, its biggest deal ever, to push into data visualization tools. The $6.5 billion purchase of MuleSoft last year put Salesforce into the business of data integration, more of a back-end technology. Through radio, print, TV, digital, metro
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Salesforce launches new ads that explain what the $130 billion company actually does

Marc Benioff, chairman and chief executive officer of Salesforce.com Inc., speaks during the grand opening ceremonies for the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

Salesforce has become a $130 billion behemoth by pioneering the move to cloud software. Marc Benioff, the co-founder and co-CEO, is a towering and outspoken figure in the technology industry.

But two decades after the company was launched out of a small apartment in San Francisco and almost two years after opening the city’s tallest building, you would be forgiven for not knowing what Salesforce does. That’s true even after reading the “About Us” section on its website, which starts “Salesforce is a customer relationship management solution that brings companies and customers together.”

Salesforce — whose stock ticker, CRM, stands for customer relationship management — is now making an aggressive effort to promote its brand in a way that more people can understand. Stephanie Buscemi, Salesforce’s chief marketing officer and executive VP, said the company is rolling out a new global advertising campaign this week designed to help executives from businesses of all sizes and across a wide swath of industries get a clear sense of how Salesforce might work for them.

“There’s high recognition of Salesforce. But when you get into the ‘what we do,’ we have further work to do there,” Buscemi said in an interview. “The goal of the campaign is to really focus on talking about what our products do for our customers.”

In recent years, Salesforce has evolved from a technology vendor focused on providing cloud-based tools that help salespeople and marketing teams connect with customers to a sprawling software giant that’s one of the top acquirers in the industry. Last month, Salesforce closed the $15.3 billion acquisition of Tableau, its biggest deal ever, to push into data visualization tools. The $6.5 billion purchase of MuleSoft last year put Salesforce into the business of data integration, more of a back-end technology.

With the company becoming more complex, it’s looking to simplify the message. The new ad campaign is called “We Bring Companies and Customers Together.” Through radio, print, TV, digital, metro ads and more as well as some local events, Buscemi said Salesforce is showing specifically how its technology is used in different businesses.


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See Jack Ma go back to the apartment where he started Alibaba in 1999

Ma and his 17 fellow co-founders started Alibaba out of the small, six-room apartment where he lived with his wife in Hangzhou, China in 1999. Tuesday, Jack Ma, co-founder of Alibaba, both celebrates his 55th birthday and steps down from his position as executive chairman of the Chinese e-commerce juggernaut. His first internet search was for “beer,” Ma told Charlie Rose in 2015. It’s easy to spell,” Ma told Rose.) “At that time, we were ranking like 1 [million] or 2 million,” Ma said in the Ali


Ma and his 17 fellow co-founders started Alibaba out of the small, six-room apartment where he lived with his wife in Hangzhou, China in 1999. Tuesday, Jack Ma, co-founder of Alibaba, both celebrates his 55th birthday and steps down from his position as executive chairman of the Chinese e-commerce juggernaut. His first internet search was for “beer,” Ma told Charlie Rose in 2015. It’s easy to spell,” Ma told Rose.) “At that time, we were ranking like 1 [million] or 2 million,” Ma said in the Ali
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See Jack Ma go back to the apartment where he started Alibaba in 1999

“We’re going to eat here. We’re going to sleep here. We’re going to work day and night here. We will probably achieve something, or probably, we’ll have to go out looking for jobs together.”

“I remember exactly the first day we came back, we take all the luggage here, and I told everybody: This is the place we’re going to work for a year probably,” Ma said in the video.

Ma still has the apartment and he recently returned to reminisce. Monday, Alibaba Group tweeted a video of how it all went down.

Ma and his 17 fellow co-founders started Alibaba out of the small, six-room apartment where he lived with his wife in Hangzhou, China in 1999.

Tuesday, Jack Ma, co-founder of Alibaba, both celebrates his 55th birthday and steps down from his position as executive chairman of the Chinese e-commerce juggernaut.

Ma had the idea to start a tech company after his first trip to the United States in 1995. During the trip, a friend showed him the internet, which he had not encountered before in China.

His first internet search was for “beer,” Ma told Charlie Rose in 2015. (“I don’t know. It’s easy to spell,” Ma told Rose.) Ma then searched the word “China,” but he said there was “no data about China.”

“So I talked to my friend: Why not I make something about China? So we made a small very ugly looking page called ‘China.'”

It planted the seed for Alibaba, which started out as an “e-marketplace for information,” according to Ma.

By the time they began working on the company out of the Hangzhou apartment in 1999, Ma and his team had the goal of becoming one of the top 10 websites in the world, he said.

“At that time, we were ranking like 1 [million] or 2 million,” Ma said in the Alibaba Group video from the apartment.

Ma had no business or technical experience, and growing the business wasn’t always easy. But says Ma in the video, without those “tough days, we can never be [here] today.”

Today, Alibaba has a market capitalization of about $456 billion.

Now, as a market leader, Ma says “the thing that I want this company [to] never forget is the dream, because we are at today’s size. A lot of companies, I learned why they fail, because they want [the] next quarter. They want revenue. They want profit. They always forget about dreams,” he says in the video.

“It’s the dreams that keep us working hard. It’s the dreams that keep us never afraid of the mistakes, the setbacks we have. I hope 60 years later, 80 years later, people still remember this apartment. We should never lose the dream we had from the … the apartment.”

Many great companies, including Amazon, Apple and Google, also began in garages. And Ma hopes Alibaba never loses sight of its garage culture, regardless of how large it gets. In fact, CNBC reported in 2014 that Ma sends his most-talented employees there to work with the hope that the experience inspires them to create more great products.

“No matter how big Alibaba is, no matter where Alibaba will be, no matter what industry we are in, we always remember this ‘Hupan’ culture, this garage culture,” Ma says in the video.

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Trump can spin economic numbers – but he likely can’t manipulate them, experts say

Experts and former top economic officials say that the economic data that underpins major government programs and forms the basis for private financial forecasts is likely safe from presidential interference. But, those with knowledge of the inner workings of the agencies and the White House economic advisory process say that any attempt to do so likely wouldn’t work. The White House did not respond to a request for comment. There are also procedural safeguards against the White House playing wi


Experts and former top economic officials say that the economic data that underpins major government programs and forms the basis for private financial forecasts is likely safe from presidential interference. But, those with knowledge of the inner workings of the agencies and the White House economic advisory process say that any attempt to do so likely wouldn’t work. The White House did not respond to a request for comment. There are also procedural safeguards against the White House playing wi
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Trump can spin economic numbers – but he likely can't manipulate them, experts say

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President Donald Trump can spin the numbers, but he can’t fudge them. Experts and former top economic officials say that the economic data that underpins major government programs and forms the basis for private financial forecasts is likely safe from presidential interference. Questions about the integrity of government data arose following a report in The New York Times on Monday that said Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross threatened to fire senior officials at a federal scientific agency his department oversees after the agency contradicted the president’s claims about Hurricane Dorian. In the wake of that report, some former officials worried that it could suggest a willingness on the part of the Trump administration to intervene in other independent federal agencies, such as those that maintain the nation’s economic data. The Bureau of Economic Analysis, for example, produces quarterly reports on the nation’s gross domestic product, a data point Trump has touted as a metric of his performance as president and a credential for his 2020 reelection bid. But, those with knowledge of the inner workings of the agencies and the White House economic advisory process say that any attempt to do so likely wouldn’t work. In short, the people who work at those agencies likely wouldn’t put up with any kind of data manipulation. “Let me put it this way — if they tried to do anything with the data, I think they would get caught,” said Dean Baker, a senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington. In a statement, a Commerce Department spokesperson said the report in the Times was “false.” The White House did not respond to a request for comment.

Long tradition of independence

The main thing standing in the way of political interference in the work of the government’s statistical agencies is the long tradition of independence at the bureaus, according to Katharine Abraham, a former commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS, which is under the Labor Department, and the BEA and Census Bureau, which are both under the Commerce Department, produce the major government statistics. “There is, at all of these agencies, a culture of extreme independence,” Abraham said. “In all of these places, people talk to reporters.” There are also procedural safeguards against the White House playing with the numbers, she said. No one outside of the BLS — and even most of those inside the agency — sees the most politically fraught figures, such as jobs data, until the commissioner and a relatively small group of career officials have written the accompanying press release. The White House receives the numbers, with the release, the night before the public.

In all of these places, people talk to reporters. Katharine Abraham former BLS commissioner

“There are a lot of things that I worry about under this current administration. There are a lot of terrible things this administration has done. But I have never had any doubt that any of the economic data from BLS or BEA is legitimate,” said Jacob Leibenluft, a former deputy director of the National Economic Council under President Barack Obama, and the head of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 economic policy team during the general election campaign. “I have high confidence that if there was political pressure put on those agencies to juice the stats, that we would hear about it,” Leibenluft said. On top of the procedural barriers, it would require a great deal of coordinated, specialized work to swap in new numbers without people immediately noticing, experts said. Baker, the CEPR economist, pointed out that in some of the surveys, the underlying data behind the top-level numbers are released to the public. “You’ve collected this survey from 60,000 households, and if you didn’t have someone go in and change at least a substantial portion of them, people would catch it,” Baker said. He added that it would take a well-coordinated “large-scale conspiracy” to pull it off. “You would have to have a lot of people in on it,” he said. “And they would have to know what they were doing.” The last president known to attempt to interfere in the work of the Bureau of Labor Statistics was Richard Nixon, who ordered an aide to tally the number of Jews and Democrats who worked at the agency, then had a number of them removed from their posts. Nixon’s efforts were documented in the 1976 book “The Final Days” by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.

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Use ‘outside skills’ from your side hustle to help you at work, experts say — here’s how

A side hustle can help you acquire new skills that can bolster your resume, helping you make the case for a raise or putting you in the running for a new job. That experience can benefit you at your day job, says Sabatier: “It’s a powerful combination: Make extra money doing something you enjoy and building new skills.” Here’s how experts say your side hustle can help you at work. You’d be in a good position to ask for a raise, Sabatier points out, or to pivot within your company if you demonstr


A side hustle can help you acquire new skills that can bolster your resume, helping you make the case for a raise or putting you in the running for a new job. That experience can benefit you at your day job, says Sabatier: “It’s a powerful combination: Make extra money doing something you enjoy and building new skills.” Here’s how experts say your side hustle can help you at work. You’d be in a good position to ask for a raise, Sabatier points out, or to pivot within your company if you demonstr
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Use 'outside skills' from your side hustle to help you at work, experts say — here's how

A side hustle can help you acquire new skills that can bolster your resume, helping you make the case for a raise or putting you in the running for a new job. It’s likely that you had to do some ground work before launching your side hustle, says Grant Sabatier, creator of Millennial Money, an online personal finance community, and that you had to work hard to become successful. Maybe you had to learn to build a website, or get better at copy writing, or figure out a digital and social media marketing strategy. That experience can benefit you at your day job, says Sabatier: “It’s a powerful combination: Make extra money doing something you enjoy and building new skills.” Here’s how experts say your side hustle can help you at work.

How to get a raise or promotion

“Not everything is quantifiable, but if you can bring those outside skills inside the office and demonstrate how you’re adding value, you’d be a good candidate for a bonus, raise, or making a pivot within your company,” says Sabatier. For example, if you learned how to build a website for your side gig and your employer is looking to launch a new website, you can raise your hand and offer expertise “using the skills you developed outside your full-time job,” he adds. Now let’s say you enjoy working on web development more than your current role. You’d be in a good position to ask for a raise, Sabatier points out, or to pivot within your company if you demonstrate success outside your role.

It’s a powerful combination: Make extra money doing something you enjoy and building new skills. Grant Sabatier creator of Millennial Money

How to find a new career

If you’re interested in finding a new job or even pivoting careers, it will take more than a run-of-the-mill resume to stand out to a potential employer, says Claire Bissot, managing director at CBIZ HR Services. Let’s say you’re applying for your dream job, but you only have four of the seven skills listed on the job description. Taking on a side hustle might be a way to develop those missing skills, and in turn strengthen your resume, making yourself a more attractive candidate. Bissot says that prospective employers are looking for examples of resilience, motivation, self awareness, personal development, and other soft skills as well. Because side hustlers, by nature, have an entrepreneurial mindset and have proven their ability to execute their ideas, they tend to possess these kinds of traits. Bissot recommends highlighting projects that have challenged you to grow as an individual, regardless of your material success. In fact, talking about any failures you’ve experienced with your side hustle, and how you’ve recovered and learned from them, can reveal your potential as an employee. “Your strengths are your strengths, and yes, they grow over time, but I want to know your weaknesses and if there is an opportunity there to make [them] into a strength,” she says. “More often than not, we learn from our failures more significantly than we do from our successes.” More from Grow: How 3 indie filmmakers achieved their dreams without going broke

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Apple says that claims it broke Chinese labor laws in iPhone factory are mostly ‘false’

Apple on Monday denied most of what is in a report which alleges that the iPhone-maker and its manufacturing partner Foxconn violated Chinese labor law. Chinese labor law states that temporary hires cannot exceed 10% of the total employed workers. “We looked into the claims by China Labor Watch and most of the allegations are false,” Apple said in a statement. Student employees also work overtime during peak production season even though internship laws prohibit that. Apple said it found during


Apple on Monday denied most of what is in a report which alleges that the iPhone-maker and its manufacturing partner Foxconn violated Chinese labor law. Chinese labor law states that temporary hires cannot exceed 10% of the total employed workers. “We looked into the claims by China Labor Watch and most of the allegations are false,” Apple said in a statement. Student employees also work overtime during peak production season even though internship laws prohibit that. Apple said it found during
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Apple says that claims it broke Chinese labor laws in iPhone factory are mostly 'false'

Apple on Monday denied most of what is in a report which alleges that the iPhone-maker and its manufacturing partner Foxconn violated Chinese labor law.

China Labor Watch (CLW), a New York City-based watchdog, published a report on Sunday that found more than half of the workforce employed in August at the largest iPhone factory in Zhengzhou, China, were temporary hires — or “dispatch” workers, which included student interns.

Chinese labor law states that temporary hires cannot exceed 10% of the total employed workers. In September, many of those student workers returned to school, which led to a decrease in the number of temporary workers, but it was still greater than what Chinese law stipulates, the advocacy group said.

“We looked into the claims by China Labor Watch and most of the allegations are false,” Apple said in a statement. “We have confirmed all workers are being compensated appropriately, including any overtime wages and bonuses, all overtime work was voluntary and there was no evidence of forced labor.”

Apple did not disclose which of the allegations are true.

Foxconn did not immediately respond to CNBC’s emailed request for comment.

Workers earn a base wage of 2,100 yuan ($295), which is “insufficient to sustain the livelihood for a family living in Zhengzhou city,” according to the CLW report.

The report also claims other rights violations at the factory including:

Workers at the factory put in “at least 100 overtime hours a month” during peak production seasons, even though Chinese labor law states they must not work more than 36 overtime hours a month. Resignations are not approved for regular workers during peak season.

Some dispatch workers failed to receive bonuses promised to them from the dispatch company.

Student employees also work overtime during peak production season even though internship laws prohibit that.

The factory does not provide workers with adequate personal protective equipment and workers do not receive any occupational health and safety training.

The factory does not report work injuries.

Apple said it found during its investigation that the percentage of temporary workers exceeded its standards. “We are working closely with Foxconn to resolve this,” the company said.

Apple’s supply chain has faced numerous criticisms over the years due to poor working conditions. For its part, the iPhone maker has pushed suppliers to improve labor practices if they want to continue working with the tech giant.


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Retail discounter Fred’s files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, to close all its stores

Discount retailer Fred’s announced Monday it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and closing all of its stores. The company said liquidation sales at retail locations will be completed over the next 60 days. The bankruptcy is a sign that cost-cutting measures such as the shuttering of hundreds of unprofitable stores and inventory clearance sales didn’t work. Fred’s has been reporting yearly losses since 2015, and it sold its pharmacy files to Walgreens in 2018. The company said it exp


Discount retailer Fred’s announced Monday it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and closing all of its stores. The company said liquidation sales at retail locations will be completed over the next 60 days. The bankruptcy is a sign that cost-cutting measures such as the shuttering of hundreds of unprofitable stores and inventory clearance sales didn’t work. Fred’s has been reporting yearly losses since 2015, and it sold its pharmacy files to Walgreens in 2018. The company said it exp
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Retail discounter Fred's files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, to close all its stores

Discount retailer Fred’s announced Monday it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and closing all of its stores.

The company said liquidation sales at retail locations will be completed over the next 60 days.

The bankruptcy is a sign that cost-cutting measures such as the shuttering of hundreds of unprofitable stores and inventory clearance sales didn’t work. Fred’s has been reporting yearly losses since 2015, and it sold its pharmacy files to Walgreens in 2018. Merger talks with Walgreens and Rite Aid had also fallen through in June 2017 amid federal antitrust concerns, leaving the fate of the company uncertain.

“Despite our team’s best efforts, we were not able to avoid this outcome,” said CEO Joe Anto. “I want to thank all of our employees for their hard work and continued support of the Company as we wind-down our operations.”

The news is another step down in the retail sector’s long fall. Since 2017, once-giants such as Barneys, Sears, Toys R Us and Mattress Firm have also filed for bankruptcy. Some have been unable to emerge from the process, resulting in hundreds of store closures.

As of May 4, the company operated 556 discount merchandise stores in 15 states across the Southeast, according to a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. That included 169 full-service pharmacies.

The company said it expects to continue filling pharmacy prescriptions at most of its pharmacy locations. Fred’s has also filed a motion to enter into a proposed debtor-in-possession financing agreement with the company’s existing lenders, which would provide up to $35 million in new funding.


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This Bill Gates-funded chemical cloud could help stop global warming

Fires burning across the Amazon rainforest have renewed the debate about solutions to climate change. Bill Gates is backing the first high-altitude experiment of one radical approach called solar geoengineering. “Modeling studies have found that it could reduce the intensity of heat waves, for instance, apparently it could reduce the rate of sea level rise. It could reduce the intensity of tropical storms,” said Andy Parker, project director at the Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiativ


Fires burning across the Amazon rainforest have renewed the debate about solutions to climate change. Bill Gates is backing the first high-altitude experiment of one radical approach called solar geoengineering. “Modeling studies have found that it could reduce the intensity of heat waves, for instance, apparently it could reduce the rate of sea level rise. It could reduce the intensity of tropical storms,” said Andy Parker, project director at the Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiativ
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This Bill Gates-funded chemical cloud could help stop global warming

Fires burning across the Amazon rainforest have renewed the debate about solutions to climate change. Bill Gates is backing the first high-altitude experiment of one radical approach called solar geoengineering. It’s meant to mimic the effects of a giant volcanic eruption. Thousands of planes would fly at high altitudes, spraying millions of tons of particles around the planet to create a massive chemical cloud that would cool the surface.

“Modeling studies have found that it could reduce the intensity of heat waves, for instance, apparently it could reduce the rate of sea level rise. It could reduce the intensity of tropical storms,” said Andy Parker, project director at the Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative.

The technology is not far from being ready and it’s affordable, but it could cause massive changes in regional weather patterns and eradicate blue sky.

“These consequences might be horrific. They might involve things like mass famine, mass flooding, drought of kinds that will affect very large populations,” said Stephen Gardiner, author of “A Perfect Moral Storm: The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change.”

Watch the video to learn how it would work and hear the debate around the ethics and efficacy of solar geoengineering.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-09-07  Authors: katie schoolov
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How to stay committed to your goals: Tell someone more successful than you, says new study

In 2010, entrepreneur Derek Sivers’ TED Talk went viral because of his surprising goal-making advice: Keep your goals to yourself. When the study participants shared their target goal with the so-called doctoral-level student, they were more likely to reach their goal. On the flip side, those who relayed their goals to the individual who they believed was a community college student did not perform better. Similarly, the group who didn’t tell their goal to anyone also didn’t see any improvement.


In 2010, entrepreneur Derek Sivers’ TED Talk went viral because of his surprising goal-making advice: Keep your goals to yourself. When the study participants shared their target goal with the so-called doctoral-level student, they were more likely to reach their goal. On the flip side, those who relayed their goals to the individual who they believed was a community college student did not perform better. Similarly, the group who didn’t tell their goal to anyone also didn’t see any improvement.
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How to stay committed to your goals: Tell someone more successful than you, says new study

In 2010, entrepreneur Derek Sivers’ TED Talk went viral because of his surprising goal-making advice: Keep your goals to yourself. Citing psychology research, Sivers posited that when you share your goals with others, it makes you feel “less motivated to do the actual hard work necessary” to achieve them, he said.

But new research out of The Ohio State University could turn this frequently quoted wisdom on its head, finding that people tend to be more committed to their goals after they share them with someone who they see as “higher status,” or whose opinions they respect.

“If you don’t care about the opinion of whom you tell, it doesn’t affect your desire to persist — which is really what goal commitment is all about,” Howard Klein, lead author and professor of management and human resources at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, said in a press release. “You want to be dedicated and unwilling to give up on your goal, which is more likely when you share that goal with someone you look up to.”

For one part of the study, which is published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, 171 undergrad college students were given a basic computer task that involved moving a slider across a screen as many times as they could over a period of time. From there, they set a goal number of times they would complete the task on the next round. Researchers then sent a “lab assistant” to review their work, who either revealed they were a doctoral-level student, or said they were a student employee at a community college.

When the study participants shared their target goal with the so-called doctoral-level student, they were more likely to reach their goal. On the flip side, those who relayed their goals to the individual who they believed was a community college student did not perform better. Similarly, the group who didn’t tell their goal to anyone also didn’t see any improvement.

In another experiment, 292 college students set ambitious goals for their grades at the beginning of the semester and shared them. Again, those who divulged their goals with someone of higher status tended to be more committed to their grades by the end of the semester.

Researchers say that sharing your goal with a higher-up does more than keep you accountable, it also makes you more motivated, simply because you care what this person thinks of you. For example, telling a mentor or manager about your hopes to get promoted could light a fire under you more than, say, a peer or friend.

Of course, this advice depends on the goal and the person. While “evaluation apprehension,” the term researchers use to describe anxiety caused by being supervised, could make you more driven, it could also have a negative effect on your ability or willingness to crush a goal.

“We didn’t find it in this study, but it is possible that you may create so much anxiety in trying to impress someone that it could interfere with your performance,” Klein said in the release.


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