Ayelet Baron

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How the Modern World Made Cowards of Us All

BACK in the late 1980s, Dana Carvey of “Saturday Night Live” used to do a funny impression of President George H. W. Bush, in which the character would justify his own supposed timidity by muttering “wouldn’t be prudent” to himself about every small risk. The impression neatly captured the …

George H. W. Bush

Five ways to prepare tech employees for the future of work

At the MIT Sloan CIO symposium, assessing the impact of AI, machine learning, and tech platforms.<p>By Brian Eastwood | May 25, 2017<p>A warehouse employee …

Automation Will Lead to Collaboration Between Man and Machine

Digitization and the next wave of automation will change the nature of work, eliminating some traditional jobs and impacting many more. But it will …

Intelligence

The digital future of work: What skills will be needed?

Robots have long carried out routine physical activities, but increasingly machines can also take on more sophisticated tasks. Experts provide advice …

Intelligence

It’s time for each of us to purify our mind, body and spirit

It is time to purify ourselves — mind, body and spirit — in an integrated way. We have to pick the pieces that work for us and regain our common …

Vitamins

When This Entrepreneur’s Thriving Business Lost Its Purpose, He Walked Away

Shereef Bishay, the founder of the influential code school Dev Bootcamp, realized that, in becoming successful, his business had strayed far from his own social mission. It was time to try again.<p>Every entrepreneur is expected to have a purpose these days. We’re told we need it to pitch our …

Leadership

Uber Raises Prices, But Doesn’t Pay Its Drivers Any Extra

An increase to the booking fee on every ride is going straight to the company, meaning an even larger percentage of the ride goes to the app, not the driver.<p>Good news for workers! Uber is raising prices, which means you can feel a little less guilty about using the private taxi service, because its …

Uber

This Superfood Fuels Social Good

Kuli Kuli is trying to introduce moringa as the next kale. And now–as it’s getting funding from Kellogg’s–it’s doing that as a benefit corporation.<p>Lisa Curtis learned about moringa, the tall leafy plant that she’s trying to push as America’s next super food craze, while working as a Peace Corps …

Agriculture

The Future Of Urban Farming Might Actually Be Suburban Farming

After dealing with the high costs and logistical nightmares of developing in urban areas, one farming startup realized that they could streamline their process by moving just a bit outside the city limits.<p>When the urban farming startup BrightFarms first launched, it envisioned building its …

For Every $1 Spent On Reducing Food Waste, Companies Save $14

To help curb the billions of tons of food discarded across the globe each year, here’s the business case.<p>Compare all the wasted food in the world to the world’s nations, and that pile of food would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gasses in the world. It would also be roughly the size of …

Sustainability

This Co-Op Creates A New Economy For Food Entrepreneurs And Local Farmers

In a first-of-its-kind incubator program, four women-led makers will grow their businesses and stock their wares on the co-ops shelves, cooking with produce grown nearby.<p>Mel and Ky Guse are sisters, but they never saw themselves going into business together. They certainly never saw themselves …

The Next Genius Idea Is Creating Global Empathy

The 92nd Street Y’s annual 7 Days of Genius festival wants to dismantle the idea that “genius” comes from hubs like Silicon Valley, and show that it really happens when people work together.<p>At the end of the long hallway that bisects New Lab–a tech and manufacturing coworking space that opened in …

Our Aging Population Can Be An Economic Powerhouse–If We Let It

By 2050, the number of people over 65 will more than double. Cities, communities, companies–and our entire culture–have some adjusting to do. If we can, the benefits will be enormous.<p>Patrick O’Halloran is 82 years old, “but I’m still a work in progress,” he says. After a long career as a Jesuit …

Cities

To Save The American Dream, We Have To Change How We Think About Work

Here’s how we can build a new system of policies and safety nets to bring back opportunity to the American work force. (It has nothing to do with walls, trade deals, or immigration.)<p>Work today isn’t working for lots of people. Wages for most Americans haven’t increased above inflation in 40 years. …

How The CEO Of Big Data Firm Splunk Is Using Data To Boost Social Purpose

CEO Doug Merritt explains how he came to the “Splunk Pledge” to give away $100 million in software licenses–and how it’s helping not only their partner organizations, but also his employees.<p>When Clenergy, the Australian-based renewable energy company, wanted to build the first commercial solar car, …

Big Data

Use The Power Of Your Wallet To Drive Change In The Business World

Companies hate having to take a stand, but they will if you force them to by withholding your money.<p>Consumer-led change is primed to become one of the most effective strategies in this moment for one simple reason: In a country where consumer spending accounts for nearly 70% of our nation’s gross …

Managers, Here’s Why You Keep Promoting The Wrong People

These common misconceptions cause even the best managers to make badly timed (or just bad) promotions.<p>If you’re a manager, maybe you can remember a time when you promoted someone to a position that they really didn’t deserve. And if you can, then you already know that undeserved promotions are …

Employment

The Future of Life: Are You 'Life Working' or Trying to Balance?

We spend much of our lives being told about the golden path that we must follow. I learned about it first in a sociology class I took in high school where the teacher talked about the importance of social norms. And what better way to be socialized than to be in school? It is a time where the …

Happiness

Beijing Wants A.I. to Be Made in China by 2030

SHANGHAI — If Beijing has its way, the future of artificial intelligence will be made in China.<p>The country laid out a development plan on Thursday to become the world leader in artificial intelligence by 2030, aiming to surpass its rivals technologically and build a domestic industry worth almost …

Made in China

Benefits Of Telecommuting For The Future Of Work

A decade ago, working from home may have seemed like a distant dream. Today, it’s the future of work. With millennials the driving force behind this shift in the workforce, remote work was dismissed as another “annoying” millennial trait. As more companies adopt telecommuting practices, the …

The Workplace

Latest Concept in Sharing Economy Lets You Adventure Where You Work

Between many people being too busy to actually take a true vacation away from their work, and those who live on semi-permanent vacation as digital …

Sharing Economy

Chinese Communists Lash Out At Yet Another Cartoon, Calling It "Subversive" To The State

<i></i>It’s not often that a theatrically released film comes under political attack in China. The state censorship apparatus is so meticulous in its review of every movie distributors propose for release in the PRC that the odds of a subversive or politically offensive movie slipping through their web …

China

'Don't Let Perfect Get In the Way Of Good' And Other Tips From Transformation Experts

A recent research project shared that Transformative CEOs outperform the S&P 500 by 44%. As leaders focus to drive performance, I thought it would be valuable to share insights from five experts in transformation at a panel I moderated on June 27, 2017 in New York City. They share advice including …

Leadership

China’s state enterprises are not retreating but advancing

THE 40-year process of reforming China’s economy has seen occasional retreats. But the general trajectory has seemed plain enough: towards a greater …

China

Justin Bieber banned from China for 'bad behaviour'

Beijing’s culture bureau says star has caused ‘discontent among the public’ and his exclusion is needed to ‘purify’ arts<p>“I just need one more shot, second chances,” Justin Bieber sings on his latest album.<p>Not least, it seems, with Chinese authorities who have announced the Canadian pop idol will …

China

Lloyds compensates only five victims of HBOS fraud scandal

Some of 67 business owners left penniless by Reading scam threaten legal action as bank fails to meet deadline for offers<p>Lloyds Banking Group has paid compensation to only five of the 67 victims of the HBOS Reading fraud scandal almost a month after its own deadline for making redress offers for …

Fraud

China got a wake-up call on AI when a Western machine beat the best Asian players at Go

China intends to become the world’s artificial intelligence leader in 2030, according to the manifesto it just released describing plans to create an industry of $150 billion and an environment that has AI “everywhere.” According to The New York Times (paywall), these ambitions are propelled in no …

China

Tiny house financing: What you need to know

Options for when buying out a tiny house is just too expensive<p>Tiny houses can be extremely satisfying to look at, but when you’re ready to move from pinning images of them on Pinterest to actually owning one, a number of tricky real world challenges arise. There’s the matter of where you can build …

Mortgages

This chart reveals a huge difference in how millennials and their parents spend money

Millennials are outspending their older peers at restaurants, new credit card spending data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch shows.<p>“All four demographic groups spend about the same amount of their spending basket on food,” analysts at the bank said published July 12. “But Millennials concentrate …

Millennials

A beginner’s guide to the dark web

If you think search engines like Google and Bing let you probe the entire web, you’re totally wrong. You’re barely scratching the surface of the …

Encryption