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AT&T-Time Warner Deal, an Early Trump Target, Reaches Advanced Stage

The government review of AT&T’s $85 billion takeover of Time Warner has reached an advanced stage, a significant milestone in a deal that was closely watched for signs of how the Trump administration would view large mergers. All images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed.

Once Shot For Advocating For Girls’ Education, Malala Is Going To Oxford

Malala Yousafzai is congratulated after collecting her A-level exam results at Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham, England.

The young Pakistani-born woman shot by the Taliban because she advocated for girls’ education is now headed to Oxford. Malala Yousafzai is also the youngest-ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

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AT&T-Time Warner Deal Reaches Advanced Stage

The government review of AT&T’s $85 billion takeover of Time Warner has reached an advanced stage, a sign that Donald Trump’s campaign-trail complaints about media concentration and his disdain for CNN haven’t gummed up the vetting process. All images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed.

Cisco’s Feud With Former Star Executive Turns Personal—And Costly

Arista Networks is grabbing Cisco’s giant networking business, winning over its customers and rankling its top brass. The battle has divided CEO Jayshree Ullal and Cisco’s John Chambers, who were once close colleagues. All images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed.

Not Actively Looking launches new, free software saving time and money for search firms and handing back online profile control to the senior executive

The future of candidate databases and profile management for the executive search industry has arrived…

Not Actively Looking Not Actively Looking, the platform for executives to self-manage their profiles with executive search firms, has significantly enhanced its product suite and has launched its free Client and Assignment Manager modules for retained executive search firms. The module includes the option for search firms of adding Executive Private Profiles alongside the Self-Managed Profiles, benefiting both search firms and senior executives.

“Executive search firms have become accustomed to paying for candidate and search assignment management software,” says Not Actively Looking CEO Joseph Blass.

“This launch therefore represents a paradigm shift in the industry. As well as reducing the administrative burden on search firms, Not Actively Looking is doing what Gmail did for email messaging in 2004 – offering superior usability as a free service.”

Not Actively Looking used in-depth knowledge of the executive search industry when building its platform. It allows search firms to manage their clients and assignments confidentially and easily import and store private profiles and self-managed profiles of the individual records they hold on their database.

The platform is working towards full compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), regulatory protection, due to come into effect in May 2018, that will govern the handling of job candidate profiles in the UK and elsewhere in Europe, offering search firms and the senior executives peace of mind.

Executives play a key role

Not Actively Looking enables executives to play a key role in managing (and deleting, if they wish), their personal data held by search firms. They can view, amend and share their online career profile in a way that suits them, “maintaining confidentiality in an era of over-exposure through social media,” says Blass. “This means they no longer need worry about who might see their sensitive personal information.”

He adds, “The Not Actively Looking platform is a win-win for both senior executives and search firms.”

LAB, a leading executive search firm with offices in Germany and Austria, has been using Not Actively Looking from its initial launch in 2015. Tania Katzauer, Principal and Head of Project “new database technology” for LAB said, “We are happy to be part of Not Actively Looking’s rapid product development. The company has provided us with multiple services including self-managed executive profiles, and a greatly enhanced experience for the executives signing up to LAB via Not Actively Looking.

“Recent developments – both external ones such as GDPR and internal ones like the further development of Not Actively Looking’s Client and Assignment Manager – are turning Not Actively Looking into a unique platform for managing all our software needs.”

“The fact that these services are being offered on a very low cost basis is just the ‘cherry on the cake.’“ Frank Beyer, President of LAB-Group, said. “We are very pleased by the high professionalism that Not Actively Looking’s senior management have showed in elaborating our needs and developing a state-of-the-art solution exceeding our expectations.”

Steve Lavelle, a veteran of the executive search industry and founder of Lavelle Executive Search said, “I was familiar with Not Actively Looking from previous companies that I managed, so when starting Lavelle Executive Search, choosing NAL was the obvious decision. It is great having a platform that is solely dedicated to retained executive search. The platform is functional and aesthetic but, probably most importantly, it helps us easily comply with data protection requirements (GDPR) while enabling executives to update their own profile,” Steve added. “As our firm is focused on the technology sector, it makes sense that we adopt the latest and best technology ourselves.”

About Not Actively Looking

Not Actively Looking is a discreet platform servicing executive search firms and senior executives including non executive directors – and interim executives, alike. The platform enables the executives to share confidential information about career aspirations and requirements with executive search firms of their choice. The sophisticated search tool enables search firms to access up-to-date relevant information about executives. Not Actively Looking offers the search firms to confidentially manage assignments and clients from within the platform. The platform was launched in April 2015 and is already working with 170 retained executive search firms from around the world – and tens of thousands of executives.


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Galway Fitness Expert Hits Six Weeks as Amazon Best Selling Author

Former fitness model and health expert Brian Keane, from Galway, Ireland, has become an Amazon best-selling author. His new book ‘The Fitness Mindset’ reached number one in the Fitness Training chart within the first week of sale and number fifty on the Amazon Best Sellers Global Book Chart within 24 hours. It has remained as a best-seller for six weeks and is currently number one in the nutrition category.

The book is based on Brian’s seventeen years of fitness and nutrition experience and helps understand the mindset behind successful body development. Brian is originally from Maam Valley in Connemara, Ireland.

Brian Keane said, “It’s been overwhelming to see the amount of support from people and seeing my book climb the charts. I love being able to help people reach their body goals and now I’m able to reach an even greater audience. The book shares some of the best techniques I have found to help people improve their health.

“There is a particular focus on how training is different for everyone and how your goal isn’t always easy to reach. I must have made every training and nutrition mistake you can think of, I nearly quit a hundred times. The entire book is written on the premise that if I had read it when I started, I would have cut my learning curve by years.”

The following are some of Brian’s top training tips featured in ‘The Fitness Mindset’.

Burn fat while you watch TV.

Tension-style training elicits a significant tear in muscle fibres, which can give a substantial boost to your metabolism. These fibres need repairing after every workout, for which they use calories from the food and amino acids from protein. Instead of those calories adding inches to your waistline, training effectively gives them another job to do – repair from the workout.

What’s the best cardio?

Losing body fat and getting into your best possible shape may require at least some aerobic activity. Aerobic activity by its very nature requires fat to be used as a primary fuel source, with carbohydrates and protein being used to a smaller extent. Therefore, if fat loss is your primary goal, some degree of aerobic work will help you a lot.

Form: it’s not about the weight, it’s about how you move the weight.

Creating optimal tension and feeling the muscle you are trying to work is indeed the secret to a better body composition. However, you also need to do it right. When you hear people talking about their ‘form’, it’s actually just the way you do the movement. If you do a barbell bent over row with a curved back, that’s considered ‘bad form’, which basically means that you’re not performing the movement the correct way. You want to pick a weight that enables you to perform the movements within the perfect form and fail at the given rep range.

Try HIIT cardio for faster fat loss.

The two main types of cardio are low-intensity steady
state cardio (LISS) and high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Both are great and both work very well.

Low intensity steady state (LISS) is exactly as it sounds, it’s low in intensity. For example, a fifteen-minute steady pace walk, jog or cycle where you are at or above 70% of your max heart rate. HIIT on the other hand is ‘sprint training’. Its benefits are that it’s quick (five to ten minutes normally), burns through more glycogen (stored carbohydrates) and gives you a great feeling of accomplishment upon finish. Its negatives are that it’s difficult. And when done correctly, very difficult. The key is to go as hard as possible for 30 seconds and then completely rest or recover for the next 30 seconds.

Brian Keane’s new book ‘The Fitness Mindset’, published by Rethink Press, is available to order on Amazon at £11.99 and can be found here. The book reveals the best tips and strategies improve your health, lose weight and maintain the mindset to reach your body goals. In its first 24 hours of sale ‘The Fitness Mindset’ became an Amazon Best Seller. 

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About Brian Keane:

Author of new book ‘The Fitness Mindset’, Brian Keane is a fitness trainer, former professional fitness model and the owner of Brian Keane Fitness. He has an impressive online following with over 62,800 Instagram followers, 66,500 Facebook fans and hosts one of the top fitness and nutrition podcasts on iTunes ( 

Aged 9, Brian became inspired by body-builder and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and began his fitness journey. On his 16th birthday, he received his first gym membership as a gift from his parents and has been training ever since. Brian later went to university and received an honours degree in Business. In 2010, he moved to London and became a primary school teacher while running a personal training business simultaneously. 

In 2014 Brian left teaching to develop his career in fitness. In that year, he won the Fitness Model Pro Card at the Miami Pro event which kicked off his international career as a fitness model. In May 2015 Brian’s daughter Holly was born. Brian divided his time between his daughter and building a business to serve people from all walks of life on a global scale. 

Brian’s online fat loss and muscle building training programs focus on helping people improve their fitness through short high intensity training sessions and nutritional strategies that suit their lifestyle. 

‘The Fitness Mindset’ book, due to be launched this Summer, incorporates 17 years of his training and nutrition experience with nearly 30 years of his life journey. The first section of the book focuses on how to get into shape and achieve body goals. The second section provides advice on dealing with problems such as anxiety, stress and worry. Crucially it shows readers how to maintain fitness by changing their mindset.

Brian Keane now lives in Galway, a beautiful harbour city on Ireland’s Atlantic coast, known as Ireland’s cultural heart. All images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed.

Does your personality fit your network? It could be damaging your success at work


Does your personality fit your network? It could be damaging your success at work

Your personality must fit with your network in order to be trusted and successful, new research from UCL School of Management and Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, reveals. Otherwise, your friendships might clash with your job.

A common situation at work is to have two sets of friends who are not friends with each other. Both sets demand time, attention, and even favouritism from the person in the middle, known as the friendship broker. These expectations put pressure on the broker who must respond with whatever personality resources he or she has available. Some people are able to call upon personality resources that are well adapted to the goal of maintaining trust among their separate and potentially conflicting sets of friends.

Other people find themselves unable to maintain trust as they move between different cliques.

According to professors Martin Kilduff from UCL School of Management and Stefano Tasselli from Erasmus University brokers maintain trust if they exhibit low blirtatiousness, i.e., they are relatively slow to speak what’s on their mind, and high self-monitoring, i.e., they are adept at presenting themselves appropriately to quite different groups of people.

“But this diplomatic personality style – somewhat reserved, but able to present different faces to different people – is not likely to preserve trust if the individual is playing a role in just a single clique rather than dancing between the demands of different cliques,” says Kilduff. “Indeed, the personality style best adapted to the situation of interacting at work within a single group of friends is quite different: a talkative, true-to-one’s-self forthrightness is likely to maintain trust.

“Friendship brokers who flexibly and guardedly manage their individuality facilitate interconnection across cliques; but for those people whose friends are all within a single clique, it is self-revelation and authenticity that is expected.”

The researchers used questionnaires to collect data concerning over 1000 friendship pairs at a critical-care unit of a hospital and at a two-year business school master’s degree program. The paper is accepted and awaiting publication in the Academy of Management Journal.


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