Key Takeaway China’s decision-making calendar is structured with key moments when it makes plans for its economic and political future. These include two sessions, study sessions of the politburo, and the declaration of President Xi Jinping’s third term as general secretary. The Chinese political calendar features seven plenary sessions to establish a unified vision for […]
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Key Takeaway Cringe is a physical and emotional emotion that can help people better understand themselves and one another. A recent study showed that cringe-filled entertainment can actually help people better understand themselves and one another. The study found that binge-watching a show with cringeworthy moments can be therapeutic, as it reminds us of the […]
Key Takeaway: Insider trading is an illegal act in which someone relies on market-moving, nonpublic information to decide whether to buy or sell a financial asset. Punishment can range from a few months to over a decade. Insider trading is common and profitable, but difficult to prove and prevent. It undermines public confidence in financial […]
Key Takeaway: Rene Descartes suggests that nothing truly exists, suggesting that the mind is real but may be deceived by a higher power. Descartes theory led to an experiment called The Brain in a Vat, which suggests that humans are bodyless with their brains in a vat controlled by supercomputing. Clara Moskowitz suggests that our […]
Key Takeaway: Seventy years ago, Francis Crick and James Watson discovered the structure of DNA, which led to technologies such as DNA fingerprinting, gene sequencing, gene editing and personalised medicines. Franklin, along with her PhD student Raymond Gosling, created one of the most famous images in science, Photo 51. Matthew Cobb and Nathaniel Comfort unearthed […]
Key Takeaway: Standards of beauty have been embedded in different cultures since time immemorial, often based on binary notions of idealised forms of femininity or masculinity. Eleanor Janega’s book explores medieval women’s social roles to consider the ways that women’s roles have and haven’t changed. Religious women in the middle ages used weaponised beauty to […]
Key Takeaway: Authenticity is important for both individuals and society, as it is a social glue that reinforces trust. People need to reexamine and recalibrate how authenticity is judged. Social science offers guidance on what makes something feel authentic. George Newman found three dimensions of authenticity: historical authenticity, categorical authenticity, and values and beliefs. Generative […]
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Key Takeaway: Barbie is one of America’s most trusted brands, with worldwide sales of US$1.5 billion in 2022 and a brand value of US$590 million. Mattel has used a “multiply” strategy to increase brand visibility and storytelling tactics to sustain interest in the brand. Mattel’s strategy of targeting older consumers through nostalgia and designer and […]
Key Takeaway: Amazon with a market capitalization of over $1.5 trillion and net revenue of $386 billion in 2020. Customer Service and Convenience is one of the key factors that has contributed to its success. Amazon’s focus on customer service and convenience has played a major role in its success. Innovative Business Model is another […]
Key Takeaways: Netflix has released hundreds of Originals and plans to spend $8 billion over the next year on content. Each production is a mountain of operational and logistical challenges that consumes and produces tremendous amounts of data. At Netflix’s scale, this is further amplified to levels seldom encountered before in the history of entertainment. […]
As anybody who has been in a leadership position knows, no single style fits every situation. In my book, Management Lessons from Game of Thrones: Organization Theory and Strategy in Westeros, I examine how characters, organisations and situations in that fictional world have surprising parallels to the way business is done in the real world. I […]
Key Takeaways: Rising inflation and looming recessions are squeezing household finances, but businesses also worry about an economic downturn. With the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock market index down 17% in the year to date, and the Nasdaq 100 tech sector index down 33%, market uncertainties can affect a company’s ability or willingness to spend […]
Key Takeaways: Recent rallies in stocks popularised on social media have attracted increasing numbers of investors looking to these so-called “meme stocks” for quick returns. And with recessions looming around the world, the danger is becoming even more acute. Investors should learn a lesson from the GameStop story. Consumers have learned to be more wary […]
Key Takeaways: Wikipedia posits a handful of contenders for Physiology or Medicine, about 20 different possible winners for the Peace Prize and several dozen potential winners of the Literature Prize. Each stock’s price is tied to a different event happening in the future. Despite using different devices to keep up engagement, such as leader boards […]
Facebook’s plans to create a so-called metaverse, which according to the company would include everything from major investments and hiring thousands of people in Europe, to eventually changing the company’s name to reflect its focus in that area. What are some of the problems we might see emerge in a Facebook metaverse. One of the first books to explore the idea of a […]
Many organisations have difficulties with getting remote work to work. The typical strategy is to focus on technical solutions. However, there are better ways to make remote work — work. 1. Remote work is primarily a cultural challenge Many organisations have difficulties with getting remote work to work. A popular way of addressing this issue […]
(Women on Top in Tech is a series about Women Founders, CEOs, and Leaders in technology. It aims to amplify and bring to the fore diversity in leadership in technology.) Susanne Birgersdotter is a Swedish serial entrepreneur, investor, and global speaker. She is the founder of Stockholm App Lab, iGotcha, Birgersdotter innovate and SBDM Invest, as […]
Are You Thinking About Starting A Business? If you’re like many ambitious individuals these days, you may be thinking about starting a business of your own. Many people are starting businesses online as well as opening their own storefront. There are many ways to make a business successful, but not everyone will be successful when […]
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Key Takeaways: George Lucas’s space saga about a fledgling rebellion of Jedi knights fighting the evil Galactic Empire hit cinemas in 1977. But what many miss are the influences of eastern religions and philosophy such as Buddhism and Taoism, an ancient Chinese religion and philosophy focused on acting in harmony with the universe. Some see […]
But let’s begin with life 3.0. As it’s imagined by the physicist Max Tegmark, the third iteration of life is boundless and self-improving, evolving at a rate far faster than the millions of years divorcing the emergence of bacteria and humankind. Bacteria is seen as Life 1.0: elegant yet primitive because these organisms are incapable […]
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“The last star will slowly cool and fade away. With its passing, the universe will become once more a void, without light or life or meaning.” So warned the physicist Brian Cox in the recent BBC series Universe. The fading of that last star will only be the beginning of an infinitely long, dark epoch. All […]
The series culminated with Rhythm 0, or what can surely be described as one of the world’s most profound and yet horrifying pieces of art. All of the performances in the Rhythm series were meant to test the limits of the human body, beginning with knife-play in the first performance and gradually mounting to the destruction and seduction […]
Bibliophiles who love a good mystery, or conspiracy, should be familiar with the Voynich Manuscript. In the article that follows I’ll take you through a quick overview of this mystery and then provide you with some links for further reading. Enjoy! The mysterious Voynich Manuscript has been hanging around for almost 500 years, most of […]
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Everybody has an opinion about Tesla TSLA. A few months ago, I remember some of my students’ outrage on a senior management course I teach at IE Business School when I told them I believed the company had a great future. The reason? In an earlier class, their strategy professor had been predicting imminent bankruptcy. I suppose that […]
China continues with its plan for the launch of its official cryptocurrency, paying particular attention to one of the least-talked about, but enormously important aspects of previous experiences with virtual money: how to distribute the stuff. This has been the fundamental problem: aside from a comparative minority of well-informed and wealthy individuals, most of us have […]
In Capital in the Twenty-First Century Thomas Piketty among other things traced the history of the distribution of income between those whose income is derived from capital and those whose income is derived from other sources, notably labour, and forecast that in the absence of shocks such as world war or economic depression this distribution […]
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This article was originally published here: Lindsey Pogue – Founder Roar Press LLC. Being dyslexic has not deterred Lindsey Pogue from becoming an author and publisher. What’s your story? I am a dyslexic history nerd and hopeless romantic turned successful indie author and publishing press owner. I wrote my first manuscript in high school, when […]
This article was originally published here: Sir Angel Redoble – Group Chief Information Security Officer at PLDT Group & Smart Communications Sir Angel Redoble’s determination to make cyberspace a safer place is what has driven him to create an organisation dedicated to that goal. What’s your story? Today, I am the Group Chief Information Security […]
This article was originally published here: Terence Clarke – Founder of CastleCourt, DailyCoach and GrowthHub Terence Clarke believes that everyone has the answers to life’s questions and, as a coach, it is for him to help them find them. What’s your story? Born in Ireland, I grew up in England and I’ve lived and studied […]
This article was originally published here: Sharmin Prince – Founder & Executive Director Eagles Empowered to Soar Sharmin Prince is committed to helping others reach their full potential. What’s your story? I am Sharmin Prince, a woman who has persevered through many hardships, yet still has an optimistic view of the future. I am not […]
This article was originally published here: Colin Thompson – Founder of Oligye Enterprises Realising that the effect of motivational speaking was short-lived, Colin Thompson moved into life coaching to enable him to make a greater difference to clients lives. What’s your story? After several years of practice, I developed the ability to visualize my wiser-elder-self. […]
This article was originally published here: Mohamed Abdullah – CEO of Hobbs Holdings & the Owner of the Canadian 2 For 1 Pizza in Singapore Despite having been serving his particular brand of pizza for 17 years, eating them with friends and family is still Mohamed Abdullah’s favourite way to unwind. What’s your story? My […]
This article was originally published here: Bentley Cheng – Founder of FinStyle app and Infinite Digital Solutions Bentley Cheng enjoys being a disrupter and has created a business where he can do that in the financial sector. What’s your story? I am the founder of FinStyle app and Infinite Digital Solutions. Understanding the stigma that […]
This article was originally published here: Chanequa Strickland – Founder & CEO of Strickland’s House Of Herbs Co A love of farming has given Chenequa Strickland the opportunity to create a herbal business. What’s your story? I’ve always been into farming so I dedicated the last 17 years to farming things such as winter wheat, […]
This article was originally published here: Griffin Graham – Co-Founder & President, Community Nest Foundation Griffin Graham’s commitment to enhancing the quality of life of disenfranchised people has led to the formation of a community resource. What’s your story? I grew up in Brooklyn, New York in an impoverished and abusive home environment and in […]
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In the deep space adventure world of Star Trek, high-tech ships are propelled forward with incredible efficiency by utilizing something known as an “impulse drive”. This drive allows them to travel at speeds approaching — but never quite reaching — the speed of light. Intrepid crew members travel between planets in minutes. Sometimes they even […]
Artificial Intelligence has been around for decades but only in recent years has it advanced to a level where it’s getting both exciting and scary. On one hand, artificial intelligence has started to open doors to things like cashless checkouts, voice assistants and more. On the other hand, people like Elon Musk has indicated his fear […]
Airbnb just went public in a debut that’s been widely celebrated. We dug into the company’s prospectus and learned some interesting facts about their business and travel trends. Cash flow is highly seasonal. ABNB makes all it’s money in Q3. As you can see, that’s pretty much the only quarter in which the company is comfortably […]
Seventy-five years ago, in August 1946, George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” was published in the United States. It was a huge success, with over a half-million copies sold in its first year. “Animal Farm” was followed three years later by an even bigger success: Orwell’s dystopian novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four.” In the years since, Orwell’s writing has left […]
I don’t believe, especially as an aspiring scientist, that I can call myself an atheist. At most I can claim to be agnostic for there is no way to prove that God doesn’t exist. Having grown up in the Southeastern United States, I was introduced at a young age to Christianity. It remains the religion […]
In this short guide we aim to highlight some of the common areas in which conflict arises with a particular focus on early stage startups. Clearly, this is a huge topic and the space afforded to us here is by no means enough to discuss it exhaustively. Nevertheless, we hope to highlight some of the […]
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