Maria Espinoza

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Where Are All the Self-Employed Workers?

Along with a bunch of other, more headline-grabbing numbers, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning that 14.4 million Americans were self-employed in January. Of those, 9.2 million were unincorporated self-employed workers and another 5.2 million were incorporated.<p>That’s interesting, …

How to Move Beyond Traditional Employee Feedback

Initiatives that allow employees to engage with executives on a meaningful level make them feel more valued and improve your company's productivity.<p>Last year, after announcing a new business strategy at a company meeting, I went back to my desk and logged on to our online employee community to …

Employee Engagement

5 Things Managers Should Know About The Big Data Economy

At the beginning of the 20th century, most people lived as if it were the middle ages. Almost half of the US population was employed in agriculture. …

Why More Women Will Become CEOs

A Dartmouth B-School professor makes the case, based on performance.<p>It's an understatement to say that Mary Barra, the CEO of General Motors, has been in the news lately.<p>In December, she became the first female CEO of a major automaker. A few weeks later, she was spotlighted during the State of the …

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Some of my favorite designers—Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen, Alvar Aalto and Mies van der Rohe, among others—all subscribed to the idea that design is …

Google to buy artificial intelligence company DeepMind

(Reuters) - Google Inc said on Sunday it had agreed to acquire privately held artificial intelligence company DeepMind Technologies Ltd.<p>A Google logo is seen at the entrance to the company's offices in Toronto September 5, 2013. REUTERS/Chris Helgren<p>Technology news website Re/code, which reported …

Microsoft Joins Facebook-Founded Open Compute Project

The fifth summit of the Open Compute Project is happening on Tuesday, and Microsoft has revealed that it is the latest member to join the group, a Facebook-founded initiative that sees the company and its partners commit to developing and sharing designs for data center infrastructure.<p>Bill Laing, …

Twitter Co-founder Biz Stone: My Latest Startup Was An 'Accident'

But the app was an accident, Stone told Bloomberg's Emily Chang:<p>"First of all, I did it by accident. I didn't mean to do this. My friend Ben Finkel and I were going on a walk and we accidentally asked ourselves the question, what would build if we had to build something that can answer any question …