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President Trump: Replace The Dollar With Gold As The Global Currency To Make America Great Again

Inside President Trump’s otherwise “standard Trump stump speech” at CPAC was nestled what might be a most intriguing observation:<p>Global cooperation, dealing with other countries, getting along with other countries is good, it’s very important. But there is no such thing as a global anthem, a global …

Economics

What Only the CEO Can Do

I became Procter & Gamble’s CEO in June 2000, in the midst of a crisis. On March 7 of that year the company had announced that it would not meet its projected third-quarter earnings, and the stock price plummeted from $86 to $60 in one day, leading the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a 374-point …

Comment on Why the Cost of Living Is Poised to Plummet in the Next 20 Years by phil.collins

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Emerging Technology

The rise of robots: forget evil AI – the real risk is far more insidious

It’s far more likely that robots would inadvertently harm or frustrate humans while carrying out our orders than they would rise up against us<p>When we look at the rise of artificial intelligence, it’s easy to get carried away with dystopian visions of sentient machines that rebel against their human …

Artificial Intelligence

The Morning Routine That Will Save You 20 Hours a Week

The first 3 hours of your day are your most precious for maximized productivity.<p>The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor it made sense, but not in the knowledge-working world we now live in.<p>Although this may seem obvious …

These Tools Will Help You Become A More Persuasive Writer

Everybody writes. No matter what you are doing in life, you need to communicate with other people. Whether it’s a personal email to your friend or a formal proposal for your business, you want to persuade people to take action.<p>Throughout the years I developed a writing routine and found useful …

Google Docs

The Reluctant Memoirist

It was in Miami, last December, while sitting on a panel at an international book fair, that I tried to piece together the chain of events that had …

Journalism

Top Video of 2016 #9: 3 Tips to Succeed at Business Negotiations from an FBI Hostage Negotiator

<b>Chris Voss:</b> How you use your voice is really important and it's really driven by context more than anything else, and your tone of voice will …

Did the Markets Overreact to Brexit?

<i>Welcome to the Week in Business, a look at some of the biggest stories in business and economics.</i><p>How the British withdrawal from the European Union will actually unfold in the coming years is unclear. But financial markets rendered a quick verdict Thursday night and on into Friday—Brexit will be …

FanDuel

Don’t worry, self-driving cars are likely to be better at ethics than we are

Every few months, there's another story about the vexing issue of ethics in self-driving cars. Wired had a great one back in 2016.<p>The stories all pose the same basic questions: What sort of ethical choices will autonomous vehicles make, when forced to make them? More importantly, <i>who decides</i>? Is it …

The Best Literature Is Always A Take

The best literature is always a take [in the musical sense]; there is an implicit risk in its execution, a margin of danger that is the pleasure of …

Writing

Why You Should Stop Using To-Do Lists (and What to Do Instead)

Would you describe yourself as over-worked and under-productive?<p>Many entrepreneurs and B2B owners would lump themselves under that category with the excuse: "It's just the nature of what we do," but it doesn't have to be that way.<p>"Work smarter, not harder," is the sage advice NY Times best-selling …

This Is What the Future of American Politics Looks Like

This year, we’re seeing the end of a partisan realignment, and the beginning of a policy one — and U.S. politics is about to change big-time.<p><b>For political observers, 2016 feels like an earthquake</b> — a once-in-a-generation event that will remake American politics. The Republican party is fracturing …

Political Science

The Reluctant CEO: Succeeding Without Losing Your Soul

The financial crisis leaves Jack Fleming unemployed with no prospects. Then he receives a phone call that changes his life. He learns that he is the …

American Capitalism’s Great Crisis

A couple of weeks ago, a poll conducted by the Harvard Institute of Politics found something startling: only 19% of Americans ages 18 to 29 …

Inclusive cities are productive cities

Urbanization has the potential to drive global productivity, but it requires viewing immigration and population growth as positive—and acting …

Ethics and Artificial Intelligence: The Moral Compass of a Machine

The question of robotic ethics is making everyone tense.<p>The question of robotic ethics is making everyone tense. We worry about the machine’s lack of empathy, how calculating machines are going to know how to do the right thing, and even how we are going to judge and punish beings of steel and …

CEO Challenges: Embracing the Millennial Mentality

Generation gaps can prove to be frustrating when it comes to running an efficient business these days. Leaders who have built long careers often find …

Leadership

The Truth About 'Crisis' In American Education

My favorite part about parenting is messing with my kids. That’s what makes it worth putting up with all the whining and irritation and thankless responsibility that goes with being a dad: I get these little miniature people that I can just mess with all day long. I especially enjoy asking them …

High School

You Will Pay Netflix $9.99 a Month Next Month -- and Like It

One of the more generous windows of grandfathering old rates -- <b>Netflix</b>'sdecision to keep existing streaming accounts at $7.99 a month for two years -- ends next month. Netflix announced an increase on May 9, 2014, pushing rates of its most popular plan that allows folks to stream in high-def on two …

Televisions

From grass landing strip to Tim McGraw's airport of choice

How a small band of pilots paved the way for music stars and CEOs to land at Canandaigua’s D38.<p>The morning after singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley …

201 Years Ago, This Volcano Caused a Climate Catastrophe

Indonesia’s Tambora eruption brought on a deadly spate of cooling—presaging the costs that come with sudden changes to climate.<p>On April 10, 1815, Indonesia’s island of Sumbawa became ground zero for the worst volcanic eruption in modern times—and a chilling example of a widespread climate …

Who's Losing in the Election? Big Business

Almost lost in the tragicomic presidential election is the deep and growing antipathy toward Big Business. It comes through in the candidates' …

Middle-class

Someday We May All Be on Anti-Aging Drugs

Ampakines are a class of drugs that have been shown to reverse the adverse effects of cognitive disorders in rats. A new study indicates that they …

Don’t Believe These Business Ethics Myths

New <b>entrepreneurs</b> tend to focus only on getting the product right and assume that the right culture and ethics will come later simply by hiring good …

Ethics Across the Generations

In the latest edition of <i>Business Compliance</i>, guest author Guendalina Donde (Researcher at the Institute of Business Ethics) writes about “Business …

How I Used 'Millennialist Capitalism' to Help My Employees

When we think of “rigging the system,” we connote something deleterious – and rightfully so. My goal has been to change that perspective. I wanted to …

Femminiello Pride - Roads & Kingdoms

Irpinia contradicts everything you expect about Southern Italy. The rainy climate and green mountains have more in common with the Pacific Northwest …