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The announcement last week by El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele that his country would be adopting bitcoin as legal tender, made during a live broadcast at the Bitcoin 2021 conference held in Miami, and subsequently approved four days later by the Central American country’s Parliament, sent the cryptocurrency’s share price up by 5%. In recent weeks, Bitcoin’s value had been hit by increasingly stringent controls over its use in […]
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I highly recommend reading the McKinsey Global Institute’s new report, “Reskilling China: Transforming The World’s Largest Workforce Into Lifelong Learners”, which focuses on the country’s biggest employment challenge, re-training its workforce and the adoption of practices such as lifelong learning to address the growing digital transformation of its productive fabric. How to transform the country […]
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The following excerpt is taken from Apple’s “Think Different” Campaign: “HERE’S TO THE CRAZY ONES — THE MISFITS, THE REBELS, THE TROUBLEMAKERS, THE ROUND PEGS IN THE SQUARE HOLES. THE ONES WHO SEE THINGS DIFFERENTLY — THEY’RE NOT FOND OF RULES. YOU CAN QUOTE THEM, DISAGREE WITH THEM, GLORIFY OR VILIFY THEM, BUT THE ONLY […]
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For decades, the dominant view of strategy was based on Michael Porter’s ideas about competitive advantage. In essence, he argued that the key to long-term success was to dominate the value chain by maximizing bargaining power among suppliers, customers, new market entrants and substitute goods. Yet digital technology blew apart old assumptions. As technology cycles began to outpace […]
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I believe that the pandemic will change the way we approach healthcare in the future. Firstly, because this is a dynamic sector that is attracting growing investment around the world as a lot of talented entrepreneurs try to find valid value propositions. Secondly, because it makes perfect sense to try to find patterns that could […]
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“Hold on for Mr. Gates,” said his private secretary. Good old Bill spent 45 minutes trying to convince Luis Von Ahn, a 20-something Guatemalan math professor, to come work for Microsoft. Yep — this stuck-in-puberty face told the world’s richest man to hold off. Politely. The Matrix is Luis’s all-time favorite movie, which I respect. […]

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Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson and his team successfully flew to the “edge of space” on the Unity 22 mission aboard a Virgin Galactic plane on July 12. The event was hailed as the start of space tourism, narrowly beating the planned launch on 20 July by fellow billionaire business magnate Jeff Bezos and his firm Blue Origin.  But does the 85km (53 miles), the altitude […]

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A simple answer could be that the Greeks believed nudity was powerful, ideal, and beautiful. But like so many things from ancient life, there is no easy answer. Greek art—including sculpture, vase paintings, drinking cups, frescoes, and mosaics—is known for depicting nudity, especially male nudes. According to Shelby Brown, senior education specialist at the Getty […]
Instagram users have taken to issuing “weekiversary posts,” where they diligently mark the duration of their romances. An article in The New York Times explained how weekiversary posts have the unintended – or very much intended – consequence of shaming people who are not in love.  The article also noted that this phenomenon makes some doubt the intensity […]

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I highly recommend reading the McKinsey Global Institute’s new report, “Reskilling China: Transforming The World’s Largest Workforce Into Lifelong Learners”, which focuses on the country’s biggest employment challenge, re-training its workforce and the adoption of practices such as lifelong learning to address the growing digital transformation of its productive fabric. How to transform the country […]

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