Vijay Govindarajan: “What you need to forget will help you in the future are the very things that are helping you today. What you need to forget requires having a vision of the future.”

A successful strategy for the long-term growth and prosperity of a business involves envisaging the future while forgetting the past and, at the same (...)

Tommy O’Malley, a Wexford-born novelist and associate professor of English at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.

Irish-American immigrant Tommy O’Malley has condemned plans by Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz to hunt down and deport his hypothetical nam(...)

Republican presidential candidate John Kasich  in the spin room after the Republican candidates’ debate in New Hampshire. Photograph: Reuters/Rick Wilking

Some New Hampshirites have stopped answering their phones. The calls come several times a day from pollsters asking how they will vote in Tuesday’s “f(...)

Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio during a campaign stop at the Plymouth Senior Center in Plymouth, New Hampshire, in advance of the primary on February 9th. Photograph: CJ Gunther/EPA

About 100 people braved freezing temperatures to hear Republican senator Marco Rubio of Florida, the youngest candidate running for the presidency, at(...)

US senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is surrounded by students following a town hall meeting at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Photograph: CJ Gunther/EPA

The queue of people snakes its way around Dartmouth College’s Hopkins Center for the Arts. Hundreds of people, mostly university students and younge(...)

Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank: “Every single country we look at, we ask ourselves the question: is this particular choice of investments that we are making - is it going to reduce inequality and lift people out of poverty or is it going to make inequality worse?.” Photograph: Frank Rumpenhorst/EPA

“The Koreans have a saying that you bury your spouse in the ground but you bury your children in your heart,” said Dr Jim Yong Kim. The Korean-born h(...)

World Bank president Jim Yong Kim, National Bank of Poland president Marek Belka and IMF managing director Christine Lagarde hold a final news conference following the annual IMF-World Bank meetings in Washington yesterday. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The World Bank’s 188 member countries endorsed a strategy that president Jim Yong Kim says should enable the lender to better respond to clients’ need(...)

In Dublin this week for the Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval conference, Lorenzo Torresani set out to see whether there might be a way that the contents of an image could also be understood by search engines, improving search results for both documents and images.

Anyone who has ever gone looking for an image on a search engine such as Bing or Google knows how hit-and-miss such an endeavour can be. Type in a sea(...)