Ayelet Baron

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As U.S. Confronts Internet’s Disruptions, China Feels Vindicated

HULUNBUIR, China — In the United States, some of the world’s most powerful technology companies face rising pressure to do more to fight false information and stop foreign infiltration.<p>China, however, has watchdogs like Zhao Jinxu.<p>From his small town on the windswept grasslands of the Inner …

China

Tesla fires hundreds of employees, citing poor performance reviews

It must be nice to be a big business! In today’s tight job market, most employers I know – especially small employers – are doing all they can to hold on to their employees. Tesla, the famous electric carmaker headed by Elon Musk, is doing the opposite.<p>On Friday, the company announced that it was …

Automotive Industry

This Is How I Manage Freelance Workers and Why It Works

Building long-term but flexible relationships assures you the talent you need, when you need it, at price you can afford.<p>Call it freelance work, contract employees or the gig economy -- whatever the term, it’s consistently growing. In fact, researchers predict that half of the U.S. workforce will …

Freelancing

How to Reach Out to Someone Who Is Struggling

There is a story told and retold in the Middle East about how to help someone who’s drowning.<p>The story goes that a man had fallen into a river. He …

Mental Health

The digital future of work: Policy implications of automation

The adoption of new technology and new work practices poses particular challenges to both business and policy makers. What are the key priorities …

Intelligence

The Future of Work

IT Spending Forecast, 3Q16 Update: Impacts of Brexit Not Limited to the U.K.<p>EDT: 11:00 a.m. | PDT: 8:00 a.m. | GMT: 15:00 "May you live in …

Gartner Inc.

Shaping the future of work in Europe’s 9 digital front-runner countries

Our research shows significant value in embracing AI and automation for the Northern European countries, but sees a requirement for new skill sets …

Intelligence

Generation Z enters the workforce

Article<p>Generation Z enters the workforce Generational and technological challenges in entry-level jobs<p>September 19, 2017<p>With Generation Z entering …

Gen Z

The New Currency That Your Business Needs (Hint: It’s Not Bitcoin)

16-October-2017 | Future of Work<p>The New Currency That Your Business Needs (Hint: It's Not Bitcoin)<p>What if I told you that one of the secrets to …

Collaboration

In Norway, the Journey Is the Destination

I was driving up a remote road in central Norway. To be more accurate, it was actually more like I was playing an advanced level video game. Eleven switchbacks were cut into the sheer mountainside, and my little white rental car shuddered up the narrow passes.<p>Once part of the trade route that …

List-Worthy

Meet the new class traitors who are coming out as rich

For many, talking about money, especially their own, is a social taboo. But now wealthy progressives are opening up about a system that is skewed in their favor<p>• Outclassed: The Secret Life of Inequality is our new column about class. Read all articles here<p>They are a minority in this country. Their …

Social Justice

Smart cities are boring. Give us responsive cities.

As an urban technologist, I’m often asked to give an example of a compelling smart city application that real people are using. But to be honest, there really isn’t too much to point to – yet. Cities may be getting smarter, but they haven’t noticeably changed from a user perspective.<p>It seems like …

Cities

Xi Jinping has more clout than Donald Trump. The world should be wary

AMERICAN presidents have a habit of describing their Chinese counterparts in terms of awe. A fawning Richard Nixon said to Mao Zedong that the …

China

The internationalisation of China’s currency has stalled

ON OCTOBER 18TH, President Xi Jinping will preside in Beijing over the most important political event in five years. At the Communist Party’s 19th …

China

Are you ready to co-create, and trust yourself like never before?

Much of humanity has been programmed to please and trust everyone else before ourselves. Is it any surprise that global trust is at all time low? …

Leadership

Are you ready to co-create, and trust yourself like never before?

Much of humanity has been programmed to please and trust everyone else before ourselves. Is it any surprise that global trust is at all time low? What does it say about each of us trusting ourselves and our intuition? There are so many people out there trying to tell us how to live our …

Leadership

From Hollywood to here: ‘Rememory’ and the future of memory

In the recent film “Rememory,” an inventor has built a device that can extract memories from the brain. There’s more to the story — a murder, for one, and an amateur sleuth played by Peter Dinklage — but let’s pause here. How close are we in real life to being able to record our memories, …

The Brain

How To Keep Up With China's Rapidly Changing Automotive Industry

On a recent trip to China, I noticed heavy traffic on the elevated expressway from Shanghai to the Pudong Airport — which isn’t surprising: the official number of residents in the city of Shanghai is equal to the number of people living in all of Australia. What is surprising is that even though …

Automotive Industry

Fraud Scandals Sap China’s Dream of Becoming a Science Superpower

BEIJING — Having conquered world markets and challenged American political and military leadership, China has set its sights on becoming a global powerhouse in a different field: scientific research. It now has more laboratory scientists than any other country, outspends the entire European Union …

Research

What to Do When Your Employees Feel Overwhelmed

The growing problem that undermines progress, performance, and results.<p>A senior employee, let's name him Alex, is pacing outside the executive conference room doors. He is waiting for his manager to get out of her meeting. Alex has been trying to get time with his boss, but she is continuously in …

Management

10 things you need to know about the future of work

It’s been quite a hectic week here in the Careers section, and not just because Budget 2018 was announced.This week, we celebrated our first Future …

The Workplace

Physicists find we’re not living in a computer simulation

The sci-fi trope might now be put to rest after scientists find the suggestion that reality is computer generated is in principle impossible, writes …

Quantum Mechanics

Practical guide to doing business in Europe

Did you know there is a wealth of information on doing business in Europe, just a click away?<p>The Europa website is the official website for the …

Europe

4 Reasons Why Doing Business in Europe Could Be Amazing For Your Company

Now is the time for U.S. companies to look to Europe and tap into the opportunities it offers. Here's why.<p>This post comes from the perspective of Dave Darsch.<p>Over the past few years, U.S. companies have been reluctant to consider Europe when it's time to internationalize. It just seems too risky. …

Eastern Europe

The Future Of Work: Flexible Work Arrangements

Imagine a conference room with shiny chrome surfaces, blue couches and tall windows showing the tops of skyscrapers and the Hudson River in the distance. It is 8:30 a.m. in this consulting firm and the air is filled with the smell of coffee and the sounds of voices: “This is the way of the future. …

The Workplace

China May Consider These Countries For Its Next Overseas Military Base

China and the small African nation of Djibouti reached an agreement in July to let the People’s Liberation Army establish up its first overseas military base there. The base on Africa’s east coast will help China ferry aid and peacekeeping personnel to other parts of the continent, per this China …

China

How China's Shopping Malls Survive And Thrive In The E-Commerce Age

I had a debate with myself over what Chinese shopping complex in particular I should open this article with a description of — should I have chosen SM City Xiamen? K11, Xintiandi, or iAPM mall in Shanghai? New Century Global Center or Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li in Chengdu? Or maybe just any of the 185 …

eCommerce

What is your path to self-knowledge and inner wisdom?

When you realize the difference between having to prove yourself and accepting yourself for how you evolve and learn, you will be able to get unstuck from situations or people who consume your energy. Inner wisdom is practicing our immense capacity for compassion, forgiveness and joy, first for …

Albert Einstein