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The World’s Ultra-Wealthy Population Grew 10% in 2017

The world’s ultra-wealthy population expanded over 2017 due to the global economic boom that started taking shape at the beginning of last year, a …

Where The Gender Pay Gap Is Widest [Infographic]

International Women’s Day has gotten underway with a multitude of events taking place across the world such as South Korean protests in support of the #MeToo movement and a feminist strike in Spain. Mayors in Madrid and Barcelona have voiced their support for women walking out today in order to …

Gender

Asia Struggles To Provide Inclusive Development

Photo: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images<p>Malaysia leads the pack among emerging Asian economies when it comes to inclusive development, according to …

Austin tech workers saw the biggest jump in salary last year

Austin tech workers made $202,000 on average, adjusted for cost of living, the highest in the U.S.<p>Tech workers in Austin saw the sharpest salary increases, making 7 percent more on average last year than they did the year before, according to new data released today by Hired, a job search …

San Francisco

Cities Are Killing The Future Of Work (And The American Dream)

In its new-headquarters search, Amazon seems hell-bent on accelerating the rapid urbanization of work. We should be trying to reverse it.<p><i>This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of Fast Company.</i><p>Today Amazon announced that it’s whittled down more than …

Big Tech Dealmaking Accelerates in Signal Smart Cities Are Near

Robot driven taxis and computers eliminating traffic jams may appear sooner than you think after some of the biggest technology companies picked up …

Smart Cities

What Amazon’s HQ2 Wish List Signals About the Future of Cities

Amazon’s big announcement that it will build a second headquarters has caught the attention of local officials, economic development professionals, and pundits across the U.S. and Canada. And for good reason: “HQ2,” as it’s being called, would create upwards of 50,000 high-paying jobs and billions …

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This 1 Thing Will Make You More Focused in Meetings | Inc.com

I'll admit it. My handwriting is atrocious. My hand aches just thinking about having to write something down on paper.<p>No matter how many times we tell our coworkers "I'm just taking notes" on your phone or your computer, they suspect you're really checking your ex's Facebook status or Donald …

Customer Service

A Wikipedia For Data Visualizations Is Here

The Data Viz Project has more than 150 types of visualizations.<p>You have one dataset, and countless ways to visualize it. Bar chart? Tree graph? The dreadful pie chart?<p>Now all your options are in one beautifully designed location: the Data Viz Project, which has more than 150 types of data …

Amazon Is Choosing a Second Home. What Are Its Options?

Amazon.com Inc. is looking for a North American city to build a massive second headquarters. Dubbed “HQ2,” the site will probably cost more than $5 …

Urban Design

12 jobs robots are taking over the fastest

But while we have yet to see any completely automated jobs, there are plenty of jobs that are already on their way there.<p>To find the most automated jobs in America right now, we combed through the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), a US Department of Labor database that compiles detailed …

Is History Repeating Itself In The Oil Markets?

It wasn’t that long ago, 19 years to be precise, when the average oil price was $11.91 per barrel (WTI).<p>Oil exporting countries, and more generally, …

These 197 Tech Companies Are The World's Most Valuable Unicorns

What are the world’s most valuable private technology companies?<p>A new map released by CB Insights identifies the 197 companies globally that are considered “unicorns,” meaning that they have a valuation of at least $1 billion.<p>Collectively, these companies are valued at approximately $679 billion …

Venture Capital

How to start a new career as a ski or snowboard instructor

Whether you’re leaving university and looking to follow your dream of working in the mountains, or yearning for a career change or life challenge, training to become a ski or snowboard instructor is a great chance to improve technique while experiencing life in a ski resort.<p>The qualifications on …

Skiing

24 hours in Bangkok: an alternative tour

17/02/2017<p><i>Header image: cocktails at Namsaah Bottling Trust and the overhead walkway</i><p>If you thought <b>Bangkok</b> was just about floating markets and street …

Asia Travel

New Research on Cutting-Edge Performance Management: What Are We Learning?

Editor's Note: Last summer we posted an <i>announcement from Gerry Ledford (one of our profession's leading scholars) introducing a new academic study</i> …

Human Resources

Big energy hugely underestimates electric cars, renewable power

Mass adoption of electric cars and renewable energy could significantly decrease global consumption of fossil fuels.<p>But does the established energy …

Natural Gas

Laszlo Bock: The Future of HR Lies with Data Science

Laszlo Bock recently left his job as the top HR executive at Google, saying he plans to create a company that will offer a new kind of employment …

What does the future of jobs look like? This is what experts think

The jobs we have today won't will not be the ones that we have tomorrow. Neither will the skills. So what will the future of jobs look like, and what …

The ultimate guide to the perfect Whistler-Blackcomb ski vacation

Whistler-Blackcomb is the world’s most stylish ski resort – although it’s actually two ski resorts, connected by a picturesque pedestrian village …

The least educated people in the world are in denial about how robots will take over their jobs

Emolument surveyed 900 people working across "several industries and countries" and found that those with no university education were least likely to think that technology is a risk to their job. Just 18% of people with no degree answered yes when asked: "Is technology putting your job at risk?"<p>On …

How to Close the Skills Gap: Lessons from Emerging Markets

Automation and globalization are reshaping the world economy. Within the next four years, more than 5 million jobs are expected to be lost to …

Education

People analytics reveals three things HR may be getting wrong

More sophisticated analyses of big data are helping companies identify, recruit, and reward the best personnel. The results can run counter to common …

The Job of Data Scientists and what it takes to become one with IBM

Rising alongside the relatively new technology of big data is this new job prospect -Data Scientists. It's the hot new career every B-school student …

How to Think Visually

How to Think Visually Using Visual Analogies infographic from Anna Vital gives a great variety of examples for anyone to use when you create your own …

Data Visualization

The Best Smart Locks of 2018

Keys are so 20th century. A connected lock offers both security and flexibility, letting you control access to your home with your phone. And …