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What to read to understand 2017

As 2016 draws to an end in a blaze of fury, 2017 promises to be the start of an unpredictable and new era. In order to understand 2017 you will need …

The Ultimate Choi Soon-sil-gate Explainer (Part 2)

[See Part 1 of the Ultimate Choi Soon-sil-gate Explainer here]<p>As promised, here is Part 2 of the Ultimate Choi Soon-sil-gate Explainer.<p><b>I. …

The Days Ahead

Protest in Seoul for Park Geun-hye's resignation, Nov. 5, 2016. Estimated 100,000 participated in the protest.<br>(source)<p>I have been very wrong on so …

The Irrational Downfall of Park Geun-hye

President Park Geun-hye issues a public apology on October 25, 2016.<br>(source)<p>President Park Geun-hye is in deep trouble. The stories have been out for …

The Ultimate Choi Soon-sil-gate Explainer (Part 1)

It has been a few weeks since the incredible scandal involving Korea's president Park Geun-hye and her shaman-daughter confidant Choi Soon-sil has …

Inside Alphabet’s Jigsaw, the powerful tech incubator that could reshape geopolitics

Google has never wanted to be an ordinary company. From its original motto, “Don’t be evil,” to last year’s updated mantra “Do the right thing,” it’s always styled itself as an organization with goals that are both more ambitious and more altruistic than the usual profit-focused corporate …

Human Rights

How Netflix Reinvented HR

Artwork: Freegums, Good Vibrations, 2011, acrylic on wood, 8′ x 15′<p>Sheryl Sandberg has called it one of the most important documents ever to come out of Silicon Valley. It’s been viewed more than 5 million times on the web. But when Reed Hastings and I (along with some colleagues) wrote a …

Something weird happens to companies when they hit 150 people

The dynamics of companies change fundamentally when they exceed roughly 150 people, in ways that startup founders can struggle to address.<p>“It’s one of the magic numbers in group sizes,” contends Facebook chief product officer Chris Cox, who joined in 2005 when the internet company had fewer than …

Employment

America has elected its own Berlusconi. Now it’s about to repeat Italy’s biggest mistake

Just like Italy in 1994, the US has elected a brash, attention-seeking, entrepreneur-turned-savior of the nation as head of its government. The uncanny similarities between Donald Trump and Silvio Berlusconi have prompted multiple parallelisms during the campaign—and now that the election is over, …

Donald Trump

What happens when you elect a sexist to run your country? Ask Italian women

Some of Donald Trump’s supporters, confronted with evidence of his misogyny and abusive behavior towards women, have tried to argue that these types of “private” comments wouldn’t affect his decision-making once elected.<p>Unfortunately, I know that the personal sexism of men like Trump all too often …

Feminism

What So Many People Don’t Get About the U.S. Working Class

My father-in-law grew up eating blood soup. He hated it, whether because of the taste or the humiliation, I never knew. His alcoholic father regularly drank up the family wage, and the family was often short on food money. They were evicted from apartment after apartment.<p>He dropped out of school in …

Income Inequality

A milestone moment as the Paris Agreement on climate change enters into force

Today, the Paris Agreement on climate change formally enters into force. That it is happening less than a year after the conclusion of the agreement, …

Climate

Singapore pledges new 2030 greenhouse gas targets to limit climate change

SINGAPORE - Singapore has outlined two new environmental targets for the country for the year 2030, in line with global plans to limit climate change …

Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect

Zach Hambrick has always been fascinated by exceptional performance, or what he calls “the extremes of human capabilities.” Growing up, he’d devour <i>Guinness World Records</i>, noting the feats it described and picturing himself proudly posing in its pages. By the time he reached college, though, he’d …

Computer Science

The Competitive Landscape for Machine Intelligence

Three years ago, our venture capital firm began studying startups in artificial intelligence. AI felt misunderstood, burdened by expectations from science fiction, and so for the last two years we’ve tried to capture the most-important startups in the space in a one-page landscape. (We prefer the …

Artificial Intelligence

A collision of Chinese manufacturing, globalization, and consumer ignorance could ruin the internet for everyone

On Oct. 23, one of the largest coordinated cyber attacks in history took down several major internet sites in the United States and Europe.<p>In the aftermath of the attack, one company in particular has been implicated: Hangzhou Xiongmai Technologies. According to security researchers, the Chinese …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

China's perception of Singapore: 4 areas of misunderstanding

Relations between Singapore and China are unique. There is no other country in the world with a population in which the majority are ethnic Chinese. …

China
National Australia Bank
Sustainability

NATO, Stop Expanding Eastward

<b>On July 20</b>, Donald Trump shocked the Western politico-military establishment when he told <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> that the United States would protect …

Russia

Why Turtles Evolved Shells: It Wasn't for Protection

The hard structures started forming before the long reign of the dinosaurs, and they did so for a specific purpose.<p>Travel back in time to 260 million years ago, just before the dawn of the dinosaur era. Journey to what is now South Africa, and make your way to a river bank. Then, wait. If you’re …

Paleontology

These are the top 10 emerging technologies of 2016

A diverse range of breakthrough technologies, including batteries capable of providing power to whole villages, “socially aware” artificial …

Emerging Technology

The Shadow Doctors

The underground race to spread medical knowledge as the Syrian regime erases it.<p>On a recent Tuesday evening in London, the surgeon David Nott attended a dinner at Bluebird, an upscale Chelsea restaurant. The room was packed with doctors, renowned specialists who had come for the annual consultants’ …

Middle East

The US commercial drone industry is finally governed by real rules

“License and registration please. Do you know how fast you were going back there?”<p>In the near future, this may well apply to commercial drone operators just as much as car drivers. After years of deliberating, forming committees, and imposing stopgap measures, the US Federal Aviation Administration …

Unmanned Aircraft

One chip to rule them all? The Internet of Things and the next great era of hardware

Narbeh Derhacobian Contributor<p>Narbeh Derhacobian is the co-founder and CEO of Adesto Technologies, which provides application-specific, ultra-low-power non-volatile memory products.<p>It’s been almost 10 years since Apple unveiled the iPhone. Since that day, the smartphone has been the overwhelming …

Internet of Things

Man Versus Machine -- The Self-Service Customer Service Revolution

One of the hottest topics in the world of customer service and the customer experience is self-service. Some might think companies are taking the easy way out by creating self-service solutions that allow them to reduce their overhead by employing fewer support center employees. That couldn’t be …

Customer Service

New Research Uncovers A Possible Cause Of Alzheimer's Disease That Is Both Surprising And Promising

A team of researchers from Harvard has presented evidence that suggests a mechanism for fighting infections in the brain may be a contributing factor to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The research, reported in Science Translational Medicine, opens up a new and surprising window into the …

Dementia