Sweden has a history of financial firsts. In 1661, it was the first country to introduce banknotes. And in 2023, coming full circle, it may be the first country to do away with them (and coins, too). Today, less than 1 percent of the total value of transactions in...
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...
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...
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...
With a focus on transparency, Halstatt has been transformed by a matriarchal line of CEOs. No one was picking up the phone at the big investment banks. It was the summer of 2009, just as the full depth of the Great Recession was revealing...
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...
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...