For the last 70 years the world has done remarkably well. According to the World Bank, the number of people living in extreme poverty today is less than it was in 1820, even though the world population is seven times as large. This is a truly remarkable achievement, and...
More than 80% of survey participants said they felt it was "important or extremely important" for companies to design environmentally conscious products. Given nine industries to select from, 1 in 4 respondents said they felt the chemical industry is the least concerned about the environment. 77% of respondents...
James Vlahos’s new book, Talk to Me, is a good starting point for exploring how voice computing could disrupt your business. Talk to Me: How Voice Computing Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Think by James Vlahos, Houghton...
At a recent gathering in Chicago organized by Finimize, a financial website targeting millennials, I asked the participants what kind of careers they wanted. Out of about a dozen early twentysomethings keen to work in finance, only two raised their hands indicating they hoped to work in traditional...
Note: This is part one in a three-part series addressing how leaders at every level can become better equipped to navigate the new world of work. For decades, progressive business thinkers have heralded the arrival of the disruptive future of work. And now, it seems to have finally arrived. Generational...
The rise of fake news stories across the Internet is a troubling trend. As of 2017, two-thirds of Americans got their news from social media, and the disconcerting influence of fake news — intentionally false but realistic-looking articles promulgated by clickbait and tabloid websites, as well as extremist political groups — is...
If you’ve thought about taking your expertise out on the road, here are some things to know before setting off. Everyone involved in business today knows that the gig economy is flourishing. Perhaps you’ve even thought about joining it — not as an...