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140 Outstanding Leadership Quotes From the Global Leadership Summit

These quotes from powerful founders and corporate leaders, best-selling authors, and world-class speakers sum up what true leadership is all about.<p>Last week I had the honor of attending this year's Global Leadership Summit. No small technological feat, the summit is broadcast in 725 locations …

Leadership

Google parent company invests $375 million in Oscar Health

Alphabet is pouring $375 million into Oscar Health, a small insurer that thinks it can use big data to revolutionize its industry.<p>The investment by Google's parent company, announced Tuesday, follows its participation in a $165 million infusion earlier this year. That round included investments …

Health Care

Saranac Lake 'Cure Cottages'

Dozens of houses in the Adirondack Mountains are reminders of a literal "cottage industry" to cure people of a deadly disease.<p>You’ll see them all …

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Lula: There Is a Right-Wing Coup Underway in Brazil

CURITIBA, Brazil — Sixteen years ago, Brazil was in crisis; its future uncertain. Our dreams of developing into one of the world’s most prosperous and democratic countries seemed imperiled. The idea that one day our citizens might enjoy the comfortable living standards of our peers in Europe or …

Brazil

Our doctors are too educated

<i>Akhilesh Pathipati is an ophthalmology resident at Harvard University's Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.</i><p>I had just finished an eye examination for one of my patients and swiveled around to the computer. It was clear that he needed cataract surgery; he was nearly blind despite his Coke-bottle …

Medicine

Trump accidentally tells the truth about why he liked Omarosa

With Omarosa Manigault Newman going on the offensive against Donald Trump, it was only a matter of time before the president returned fire. This …

Donald Trump

The Cognitive Biases Tricking Your Brain

Science suggests we’re hardwired to delude ourselves. Can we do anything about it?<p>I am staring at a photograph of myself that shows me 20 years older than I am now. I have not stepped into the twilight zone. Rather, I am trying to rid myself of some measure of my present bias, which is the tendency …

Psychology

Trump Administration Sinks Teeth Into Paring Down Drug Prices, On 5 Key Points

Three months after President Donald Trump announced his blueprint to bring down drug prices, administration officials have begun putting some teeth …

Health Care

Prescribing Deep Learning in Healthcare

Subtle Medical Inc. and Cambridge Bio-Augmentation Systems (CBAS) faced off and shared their pitches with the live audience at NVIDIA’S GPU Technology Conference (GTC) to showcase different approaches for healthcare using deep learning, machine learning and AI.<p>From Palo Alto, Calif., Subtle Medical …

Machine Learning

Personalized Medicine: A Culmination Of Everything The Digital Economy Has To Offer

When thought leaders lay out a vision of revolutionizing health care in the coming years, it’s usually a fusion of medicine and ground-breaking technology that calls to mind sophisticated AI robots performing noninvasive surgery with lasers to cure cancer in a matter of minutes.<p>Chances are that, …

Digital Health

IBM Bet Big on Using Watson to Improve Cancer Care. It Has Fallen Short.

Can Watson cure cancer?<p>That’s what International Business Machines Corp. asked soon after its artificial-intelligence system beat humans at the quiz show “Jeopardy!” in 2011. Watson could read documents quickly and find patterns in data. Could it match patient information with the latest in medical …

Health Care

How Blockchain Will Disrupt The Healthcare Industry

It is not strange to find some folks explaining blockchain technology as a simple method of payment. Until this very moment, many people still do not …

Blockchain

Trump Will Fold if Mueller Calls His Bluff. Giuliani Is the Tell.

The president’s lawyer puts more preconditions on an interview that the special counsel will never agree to meet. It’s meant to make the eventual …

Donald Trump

Trump's Tax Wisdom

Imagine how high the U.S. economy can soar if President Trump resolves the arguments he started with America’s trading partners. Already the conventional wisdom on the tax law he signed in December is moving in his direction. Whereas prior to the law critics suggested it would provide a modest …

Economics

Organizational Values Are Important. What About Personal Values?

Brené Brown talked about organizational values in her keynote address at the WorkHuman Conference in April. She articulated three steps for connecting people to an organization’s values:<p>1. Values need to be operationalized<p>2. Values need to be lived – starting at the top<p>3. Values need to be …

Leadership

The Myth of American Inequality

America is the world’s most prosperous large country, but critics often attempt to tarnish that title by claiming income is distributed less equally in the U.S. than in other developed countries. These critics point to data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which ranks …

Top 10

Blockchain in healthcare: a list of what different companies are trying

<b>The benefits of blockchain are long, convoluted and debatable. But behind the hype, there is strong evidence that the technology has the</b> <b>potential</b> <b>to</b> …

Blockchain

Time for Mueller to bring out the big guns

<i>Harry Litman teaches constitutional law at the University of California at San Diego and practices law at the firm Constantine Cannon. He was U.S. attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania from 1998 to 2001.</i><p>Even as special counsel Robert S. Mueller III marches forward with his prosecution …

Donald Trump

'No one is ever really ready': Aid-in-dying patient chooses his last day

In the end, it wasn’t easy for Aaron McQ to decide when to die.<p>The 50-year-old Seattle man — a former world traveler, triathlete and cyclist — learned that he had leukemia five years ago, followed by an even grimmer diagnosis in 2016: a rare form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.<p>An interior and …

Health Care

Use this Harvard Law checklist to prepare for any negotiation

When it comes to workplace conflict, many of us sabotage ourselves. Instead of preparing for difficult conversations—which requires dealing with uncomfortable emotions and complex strategies—we avoid the issue until we’re forced to confront it, face-to-face. Emotions like anger and fear then get …

Management

The truth about income inequality, in six amazing charts

It has become fashionable in recent years to downplay the growth of income and wealth inequality in the developed world, especially in the United States — and also its consequences.<p>It’s not surprising that the naysaying comes mostly from spokespersons for the 1%, who, after all, are the chief …

Income Inequality

In rural America, tightened access to Medicaid means tough choices

In March, Casey Britton fed her two 13-page Medicaid renewal applications into an ancient fax machine in Linden, Tennessee’s career center before the …

How New Technologies Could Transform Africa’s Health Care System

In early June, at the invitation of the European Commission to Brussels (Belgium), I toured some fascinating AI and blockchain-based projects, which the Commission is funding. Across industrial sectors, from healthcare to energy, from construction to retail, engineers are creating new technologies …

Health Care

Only one other president has ever acted this desperate

<i>William D. Ruckelshaus served as acting director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and as deputy attorney general in 1973. He was also administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from 1970 to 1973 and 1983 to 1985.</i><p>President Trump is acting with a desperation I’ve seen only once before …

Donald Trump

A $300 billion asset manager says investors are overlooking a huge threat that's building right in front of their eyes

With so much going on in the market, it's easier than ever to overlook potential threats percolating under the surface.<p>You have President Donald Trump roiling markets on a weekly basis with his latest trade-war actions. That, in turn, spurs retaliation from China, which also throws investor …

Stock Markets

Jamie Dimon cautions the 10-year Treasury yield could hit 5%: 'It's a higher probability than most people think'

J.P. Morgan Chase chief Jamie Dimon says people should prepare for U.S. yields of 5 percent, warning investors that borrowing costs throughout the …

Economics

The best cruises for people who don't like cruise ships

Incredible Mediterranean voyages that will provide a fresh take on cruising.<p>1. Cyclades odyssey<p>The handsome, nimble motor-sailing cruiser Galileo will whisk 49 passengers on a whistle-stop tour of the Cyclades, surely Greece’s most striking island group. Pairing popular stops such as volcanic …

Cruise Ships

Beaumont Health to pay $84.5M over cozy doctor deals

Beaumont Health has agreed to pay $84.5 million to settle U.S. Justice Department allegations concerning improper pay arrangements with eight …

Health Care

Pepsi CEO Nooyi to Step Down; Veteran Set to Take Helm

PepsiCo Inc.’s longtime leader, Indra Nooyi, will step aside as chief executive this year, handing the future of the soda-and-snacks company to one of her lieutenants at a time when shifting consumer tastes are roiling its markets.<p>Ms. Nooyi, 62 years old, steered the maker of Mountain Dew, Gatorade …

Pepsi

Trump says hire American. These businesses say they can't — and foreign labor limits are killing them

For nearly 25 years, Donnie and Michelle Massie have been on the ride of their life, traveling with their family-run carnival, Alpine Amusement, across the Midwest.<p>But now they say it may come to an end. The Massies, like other seasonal American businesses including landscaping and crabbing, have …

Immigration