Dan Stoelb

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What Military Service Could Teach MBAs

In 1980, almost 60% of large, public companies in America were headed up by a male military veteran. By 2006, a mere 6.2% of these businesses had a CEO with military experience.<p>These numbers, from a January National Bureau of Economic Research working paper by Efraim Benmelech and Carola Frydman, …

Apple's iPhone 'Lock-Out' Patent Could End Texting While Driving

A new patent by the technology giant could "change the culture" and help stop driver distraction with an automated system that would disable certain smartphone functions when an iPhone user is driving.<p>One recently published patent describes a "driver handheld computing device lock-out" system that …

Serve in Order to Lead

Management progression should not be based on greater insulation from customers. Emerging leaders must spend time on the ground to build a true …

Business School

Google's New Earbuds Can Instantly Translate 40 Different Languages

This could change how we communicate across the globe.<p>Google announced yesterday that it will make its own earbuds to accompany its Pixel phone, and to directly counter Apple's own Air Pods. Yes, that means Pixel Buds are wireless, with no headphone jack to anchor them to the phone, just like the …

The Best Leaders Are Great Teachers

Cristina Daura<p>Kundapur Vaman Kamath was a teacher. But he didn’t work at a school or stand in front of a class. Instead, he delivered his lessons at the office—to the employees who served under him during his four decades as a senior executive at, and then CEO of, India’s ICICI Bank. Whether he was …

Leadership

Commentary: Why some firms are getting rid of middle managers

SYDNEY: The trend of “flat” organisations is catching on at some of the world’s biggest companies.<p>It’s easy to see the appeal when you think of a …

In Niger, women pool money to build business

Aichatou Bako and her husband were jobless in the village of Tibiri, Niger, and they had to pull their five children out of school because they …

Hyundai U.S. arm poised to get more say on production

DETROIT — Hyundai Motor Group is going through a restructuring that will shift more decision-making power to regional markets such as North America, …

These flying robots can self-assemble in flight

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a series of modular flying robots that can autonomously assemble themselves in midair and fly.<p>In the video above, the robots can be seen hovering near one another and then slowly moving close until magnets attached to each corner of a …

University of Pennsylvania

Pizza Hut says driverless delivery will create more jobs

Earlier this week, Pizza Hut unveiled plans to launch a fleet of driverless delivery vans – a sign that automation has reached the world of greasy …

Dyson launches London High Court case against US vacuum rival Shark

UK vacuum cleaner manufacturer Dyson has launched a High Court case against US rival Shark over which company produces the vacuum cleaner with the …

courtcase

This creepy robot baby is here to show parents just what their children crawl in around the home

Your carpet is a hive of dust, allergens and dirt, and this disturbing robot baby is here to show you just how bad it really is<p>It should come as no …

Robotics

Robots Can Now Read Better Than Humans, Putting Millions of Jobs at Risk

An artificial intelligence algorithm has outperformed humans in a reading comprehension test for the first time, potentially putting millions of …

Western Automakers Can't Afford To Ignore The Threat Of The New "Made In China"

When a two-year-old Chinese startup unveiled the Byton—a high-end, artificially intelligent, fully electric sport utility vehicle that is 40 percent cheaper than a Tesla Model X—at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show, it not only threw down the gauntlet in the race to develop ”intelligent” …

China

Lessons From The Most Digitally Advanced Country In The World

Estonia is, perhaps, the most digitally advanced society in the world. This Baltic region country with less than 1.5 million citizens has been occupied frequently through its history, including by the Soviet Union between 1944 and 1991. In the aftermath of independence, particularly progressive …

Blockchain

Pandemics: They’re Everyone’s Business | Blog | BSR

The cover of the May 16, 2017, issue of TIME magazine featured a picture of one the scariest threats to the world. It was neither a picture of a …

Leadership Lessons from a Young Martin Luther King, Jr.

As the Montgomery Bus Boycott starts in the 1950s, the young Martin Luther King, Jr. faces challenges to his leadership goals, strategic vision, and …

Black History

How Small Businesses Can Integrate Machine Learning Into Their Model

Small-business owners are always on the hunt for opportunities that can give their businesses a leg up. In the past, small business owners have eagerly adopted software-as-a-service products, transitioned to cloud infrastructure and embraced self-service digital advertising. Today, one of the most …

A new sensor gives driverless cars a human-like view of the world

by Brad Jones December 12, 2017 Advanced Transport 6922<p>Eyes on the Road<p>We’re closer to making self-driving cars a reality than ever before, but at …

Autonomous Cars

Security Think Tank: Educate, enforce policy and monitor to ensure messaging security

Follow:<p>In the recent past, the laptop computer and mobile phone were the domain of a company’s road warrior. The advent of residential always on …

Labour shortage at highest level ever recorded in Canada

Ted Mallet, Chief Economist at the CFIB joins BNN to talk about the job vacancy rate in Canada and number of unfilled jobs, which now sits at …

Japan's October machinery orders jump in show of resilience

© Reuters. Heavy machineries are seen next to a subway train at a construction site in Tokyo<p>By Chris Gallagher<p>TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese machinery …

Op-Ed: Hunter-gatherers – the original affluent society

New genomic and archaeological evidence tells us that southern Africa’s first people were by many measures the most successful and enduring society …

Electric car range may soon triple, thanks to new research

Battery Breakthroughs<p>As increasingly more companies and governments move to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, it is becoming apparent that electric …

Digital transformation: Raising supply-chain performance to new levels

Combining digital applications with operational changes helps yield significant performance improvements that stand the test of time.<p><b>For all the</b> …

Digitizing the state: Five tasks for national governments

Public authorities cannot build great digital services on their own. They need national governments to provide the right conditions for them to …

Where stores can still compete--and win

Even as pressures mount on brick-and-mortar stores, retailers can find growth by focusing on the battlegrounds that are still up for grabs.<p><b>For years</b> …

eCommerce

To survive in the age of advanced cyberthreats, use ‘active defense’

Anticipating attacks, responding to them in real time, setting traps to contain them, and protecting assets according to their value can help …

Digital China: Powering the economy to global competitiveness

China, already a global force in digital technologies, is set to experience huge shifts in revenue and profits as businesses digitize, boosting the …

Innovation

Reimagining the bank branch for the digital era

Even in an increasingly digital arena, the branch network can play a critical role in building trust and credibility, providing financial advice, …