Prof. Juergen Maier

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Germany’s great survivor rides out of trouble again

The Merkel paradox looks like this. Since her decision to allow a million refugees into Germany in the wake of conflicts in the Middle East and North …

Europe

May’s problem: Brexit and Trumpism have become monstrous twins | Rafael Behr

So quickly has the unthinkable become unremarkable. US presidents never used to conspire to undermine European security. Nowadays it is normal. We learned last week that, when Emmanuel Macron was a guest in the White House in April, Donald Trump suggested France leave the European Union. And it …

Europe

Brexit Has Already Cost the U.K. More than Its EU Budget Payments, Study Shows

<i>Follow</i> <i>@Brexit on Twitter, join our Facebook group and sign up to our daily Brexit Bulletin.</i><p>The damage to the U.K. economy caused by the vote to leave …

Great Britain

This week has suddenly shortened the lifespan of Theresa May’s premiership – she will be deposed soon

Two weeks ago, I argued that Theresa May lacked the qualities of a good leader. Her liking for secrecy meant that she wasn’t always able to elicit …

Blockchain Is Changing Our World: Here Are The Best Practical Examples Of How It Is Used In 2018

The potential of blockchain technology to disrupt nearly every industry in some way cannot be dismissed even though there are still several hurdles to overcome before we see its full transformative impact.<p>Leaders of major financial institutions where security is paramount and change is often …

Blockchain

Only political courage can save Britain’s health service | Financial Times

There is nothing new about winter pressures in the National Health Service. What has changed is that those pressures have become relentless, …

Great Britain

Long List of Leave Lies

List-Worthy

Boris Johnson mocked ‘tank-topped bumboys’ and compared gay weddings to marrying a dog

Deeply homophobic comments from old columns by the UK’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson have come to light.<p>Mr Johnson, the former editor of the …

Brexit to swallow £70m meant for developing cancer drugs, says GSK

GlaxoSmithKline executive issues warning as Liberal Democrats say cost of medicine imports has already jumped by £5m<p>Up to £70m will have to be diverted from developing new cancer drugs in order to prepare for the impact of Brexit, Britain’s biggest maker pharmaceuticals of has warned.<p>In a stark …

The State of Artificial Intelligence

Andrew Ng, one of the most prominent Data Scientists in the world who has previously led teams at Google Brain and Baidu, is a Co-Founder of Coursera …

Logan Paul has behaved despicably. But he’s part of a wider trend | Emily Reynolds

The YouTube star claimed he was trying to ‘raise awareness’ of mental health issues by filming a dead body. It’s time to stop using this meaningless phrase<p>The words “outcry as YouTube star posts video of dead body in Japan” are so ludicrous, almost nonsensical, that they may as well have come from …

Brexit: All that's left for May to get through is the unyielding wall of reality

Brexit is not a policy - It's a Tory fantasy and national nightmare

How Do You Know Someone Has the Leadership Skills of the Future? Look for These 5 Signs

At the end of the year, success comes down to what you've done for your team members.<p>As you think ahead to improving your leadership skills in 2018 and beyond, the best traits I have found which will profoundly impact individuals and teams may not be futuristic at all. But -- and you can take this …

Leadership

‘We want to give people more confidence in how their data is used’

Many businesses in our thriving digital economy rely on the collection and exchange of data, which is often personal and sensitive in nature. But …

5 Excellent Apps to Make This New Year Your Strongest Yet

You don't necessarily need a virtual assistant to offload all your work. Instead, try these five apps to boost your productivity and focus in the new year.<p>In researching the productivity-focused <i>The Ultimate Bite-Sized Entrepreneur</i>, I discovered one strong truth: The difference between success and …

Productivity

Comment: Will AI be more than a marketing tool?

The government thinks there’s more to AI, like improving public services and boosting productivity, writes Richard Wilson. Artificial intelligence …

Robots will 'take 600,000 builders jobs in next the 20 years in Britain alone'

Robots could take up to 600,000 British builders' jobs in the next 20 years, startling research has predicted.<p>There are currently around 2.2 million …

Construction Industry

Is this the night of the living dead? No, it’s Britain’s Brexit team | Frankie Boyle

The EU couldn’t have picked a better PM and her crack troops to lead Britain out of Europe<p>The Tories are at pains to make sure that Brexit is being done by the book; sadly, that book is <i>Lord of the Flies</i>. If the EU had created Brexit as a deliberate <i>The Producers</i>-style disaster to demonstrate how …

Danny Glover and Bernie Sanders seek France's help after Nissan union vote

After United Auto Workers’ defeat in effort to unionize Mississippi plant, actor and senator turn to government with stake in Nissan-allied Renault<p>The actor Danny Glover and Senator Bernie Sanders are preparing to lobby the French government for help in the heated attempt to unionize a Nissan car …

Middle-class

Why Do Leaders Fail at Their Jobs, Exactly? Here's the Entire Reason, Summed Up in 1 Sentence

Leaders who don't heed this advice from a world-renowned leadership expert may find serious challenges ahead.<p>Recently, I summed up in one sentence exactly why people quit their jobs. Well, actually, Gallup CEO Jim Clifton did, stating that the <i>real</i> reason is due to bad managers. That's based on …

Leadership

The UK just elected a record number of LGBTQ people to Parliament

The UK has elected a record number of LGBTQ people to Parliament, election guru Professor Andrew Reynolds reports.<p>45 out LGBTQ MPs were elected on …

Election latest: Business leaders urge politicians to ‘get their house in order’ as crucial Brexit talks loom

Business groups have urged politicians to act quickly to provide economic stability in the wake of the shock election result, as Britain heads …

Tim Cook says ‘tech should serve humanity, not the other way around’ as machine learning advances

Following this week’s major WWDC 2017 keynote, Apple CEO Tim Cook has traveled to The Massachusetts Institute of Technology to deliver the commencement address for the class of 2017 today. During his visit, Cook offered a brief interview with the <i>MIT Technology Review</i>.<p>The piece describes Cook’s …

UK economy falls to bottom of EU growth league

First quarter figures of 0.2% GDP growth beaten by every other nation in 28-country bloc as weaker pound after the Brexit vote fuels price inflation<p>The UK economy was the worst performer in the European Union in the opening months of 2017 as the Brexit vote took its toll, according to official …

Economics

Win or lose, this will be Theresa May’s last election | Jonathan Freedland

From dementia tax U-turns to ducking interviews, if the Tory leader triumphs on Thursday, it will be despite the campaign she’s fought – not because of it<p>After the experience of the last couple of years, surely only a mug would offer a rash prediction about the outcome of the general election – as …

Elections

The chart that shows UK workers have had the worst wage performance in the OECD except Greece

The UK has suffered the biggest drop in average real wages of any OECD country except depression-wracked Greece, according to a pre-general election …

Self-driving cars could create a massive new $7 trillion economy

The race to create self-driving cars is on—but what happens when they’re everywhere and nobody has to drive?<p>That could lead to a “passenger economy” …

Car Tech

Anthony Hilton: Which party is even remotely ready for the tech revolution?

The Labour election manifesto contains a proposal to re-nationalise the railways, the Royal Mail and the water companies. The Conservative manifesto, …