Cristiano Ronaldo lost a game of ping pong to a former Manchester United teammate — and his reaction shows his extraordinary competitiveness

Getty Images Cristiano Ronaldo is an extraordinary competitor. World Cup analyst Patrice Evra recently told an anecdote on ITV that drove home just how dedicated the Portugal striker is to winning. Ronaldo lost a game of table tennis to former teammate Rio Ferdinand when they both played for Manchester United. Ronaldo then bought a ping […]

31 examples of Tom Brady’s insane competitiveness

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP To be as good as Tom Brady is at age 39 requires a super-natural desire to compete. And during Brady’s 19 years in the NFL, his competitiveness has become legendary. Across the league, there are stories of Brady’s intense desire to win, top-notch preparation off the field, and extreme self-confidence that prove […]

Russia climbs higher in global competitiveness ranking

In just one year, Russia has improved its position on the global competitiveness index (GCI); by five notches to 38th place in a list of 137 countries. The improvement was mostly driven by the macroeconomic environment, in which Russia gained 38 positions to 53rd place globally, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF) report which […]

BUFFETT ON HEALTHCARE: ‘Medical costs are the tapeworm of American economic competitiveness’

Carlos Barria/Reuters Warren Buffett thinks that the US healthcare system is broken. The legendary investor said costs for healthcare have exploded in the US and are holding back business growth. Buffett pointed out corporate tax payments as a percentage of GDP have shrunk from 4% in 1960 to just 2% now. On the other hand, […]

Betterment boosts its competitiveness by going hybrid

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence “Fintech Briefing” subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. With more incumbents launching their own robo-advisor products, independent robo-advisors haven’t seen the success they anticipated, and many are diversifying as a result. The latest robo-advisor to adjust its model is US-based Betterment, which announced […]