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Global problems threaten human kind: climate change, increasing inequality and erosion of social cohesion are uprooting societies. A boost of global cooperation is needed, but UN Secretary-General António Guterres rightly criticises the chaos of the world order and the notion of nationalism. In this crisis situation, technological change and digitalisation are accelerating, but nobody is paying real attention […]
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In2016, Microsoft introduced to Twitter an artificially intelligent chatbot named Tay. By interacting with users, Tay learned new vocabulary. Unfortunately, the bot was quickly targeted by trolls, who taught it to spout racist and sexist commentary. After 16 hours, Microsoft withdrew the chabot. Tay was not an isolated incident, says Raji Srinivasan, professor of marketing at Texas McCombs. […]
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A lengthy article in The Wall Street Journal, China creates its own digital currency, a first for major economy, outlines the likely impact of Beijing’s initiative and the strategic possibilities it offers in terms of avoiding US blockades of its companies, how this will boost its role in international transactions, while allowing it to monitor its […]
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Access over ownership. After decades of excessive consumerism, this prospect sounded revolutionary. At first. Now that the sharing economy has become mainstream, more critical voices are appearing. So, what will it be? Empowerment or exploitation? A revolution or business as usual? Before getting to the heart of the matter, I’d like to set something straight: […]
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In March 2020, the last of the European football leagues decided to stop operations indefinitely after a series of players tested positive for COVID-19. The last top-flight match played in front of a full crowd was the UEFA Champions League tie between Atlético Madrid and Liverpool, played at Anfield, Liverpool, on the 11 March 2020. […]
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The Wall Street Journal reports that Microsoft is talking to Discord about acquiring the social audio company created in 2015, that has more than 250 million users and has so far focused primarily on creating communities of video game fans. The trigger for these talks has been the surprise success of Clubhouse, which is even smaller than Discord, but […]

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Although managing a business, or even a small part thereof, is a complex task, the solutions for solving problems often seem deceivingly simple. Managers resolve even the most complex issues with a two-by-two matrix or simple lists of steps. Most management books simplify the complicated world of business by providing attractive solutions with a high level of […]
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When you think of the essentials for growing a small business, you typically think of innovation and financing. But new research provides the first evidence that marketing deserves its own pocket in the entrepreneur’s tool bag. When entrepreneurs in Kampala, Uganda, were paired with marketers for virtual coaching, they enjoyed dramatic growth, unlike those who […]
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Why is Nietzsche’s philosophy so cool? Well, first of all, it is quite controversial. Nietzsche applied himself to such topics as morality, ethics, religion, psychology, and social criticism. While covering all those topics he created some polemical ideas. His concept of Master-Slave Morality is one big criticism of society. In this concept, he argues that there […]
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When a large corporation puts money into a small startup, huge innovations can result — like the rapid-fire development of a COVID-19 vaccine. The first two vaccines to win U.S. regulatory approval both came from biotech startups that had received equity investments from pharmaceutical giants: · In January 2015, Merck took a $50 million stake in […]
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A post on Salesforce’s website heralds the end of the nine-to-five era, explaining that it makes no sense to expect people to continue working in this archaic way, and proposes three new approaches: flex, fully remote and office-based, which will define how the company works when things normalize after the pandemic. The company says it expects the flex format to be adopted by the […]
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Clubhouse’s rapid growth has taken it to more that six million registered users (active users or those who have downloaded the app to reserve their name) as of February 1, putting it at the center of cultural phenomenon that takes social audio to heights of popularity that many years of podcasting apps and platforms have never […]

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After several delays to the release of the live-action adaptation of Mulan due to the pandemic, Disney has finally made a decision: it will release the film on its Disney+ streaming platform worldwide, except in China and markets where the platform is not available, where it will be released in movie theaters wherever possible. The company says this is an isolated decision, taken […]

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This article was originally published here: Renee Conklin – Founder of RC HR Consulting Renee Conklin’s commitment to delivering on her promises has enhanced her reputation and widened ner client base. What’s your story? I’m an independent Coach and HR Consultant with more than 15 years’ experience. I coach individuals through successful career transformations, and […]
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This article was originally published here: Siri Pekasut – Founder of Pixel Interactive Company Comfortable outside her comfort zone and refusing to be constrained by limits, Siri Pekasut has grown her small web design agency into multiple businesses What’s your story? After living in Sydney, Australia and working for an IT company for years, I […]
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This article was originally published here: James Trevelyan – Founder & CEO of Close Comfort Having come up with an air conditioner which is both energy efficient and effective, James Trevelyan is now following another passion and searching for clean water solutions. What’s your story? I invented an extremely energy-efficient personal air conditioner that provides […]
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This article was originally published here: Adam Charlton – Creative Director at BrandCraft Big isn’t necessarily better, but attention to detail is all have motivated brander Adam Charlton. What’s your story? After uni in London studying design theory, I began my career at a well-known branding agency in Hong Kong.  I have spent the last […]

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A few days ago, thanks to my algorithmic recommendations — not from the sources I usually read, but selected on the basis of subject matter of interest to me — I came across an article about a 57-year-old American who after being released following a 37-year jail term, was asked about his impressions of something as commonplace as a smartphone, or the […]
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Access over ownership. After decades of excessive consumerism, this prospect sounded revolutionary. At first. Now that the sharing economy has become mainstream, more critical voices are appearing. So, what will it be? Empowerment or exploitation? A revolution or business as usual? Before getting to the heart of the matter, I’d like to set something straight: […]
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Although managing a business, or even a small part thereof, is a complex task, the solutions for solving problems often seem deceivingly simple. Managers resolve even the most complex issues with a two-by-two matrix or simple lists of steps. Most management books simplify the complicated world of business by providing attractive solutions with a high level of […]
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The Wall Street Journal reports that Microsoft is talking to Discord about acquiring the social audio company created in 2015, that has more than 250 million users and has so far focused primarily on creating communities of video game fans. The trigger for these talks has been the surprise success of Clubhouse, which is even smaller than Discord, but […]

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