Matthew Dickinson

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The First White President

The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.<p><b>It is insufficient</b> <b>to state</b> the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office …

Gartner says AI systems might start replacing lawyers in just five years

Artificial intelligence-powered robots are coming along so fast that they could start replacing doctors, lawyers and information technology workers …

Everything we thought we knew about free trade is wrong

“I’m a free trader,” said Donald Trump, in his speech announcing his candidacy. That was in June 2015. Since then, he’s been singing a very different tune. Sounding more like a flannel-wearing protester than the ruthless tycoon of <i>The Apprentice,</i> Trump now says the US needs “fair trade, not free …

Economics

Trump - ripples effects in Europe

<i>Bogdan Marcu, Los Angeles. This article is written together with Cristian Rosu, a Romanian media expert who works for Kirchhoff Consult Romania, a corporation for Public Relations and Communications. Cristian has a BA in Philosophy from the University of Bucharest. More articles and social media</i> …

Trump gave his supporters faith in politics again. That is a good thing | Ahmad Sadri

Now, they won’t need their conspiracy theories to explain the world. After all, their straight-shooting candidate will soon be in the White House<p>The day of reckoning for all liberals arrived with Donald Trump’s victory. We had to start figuring out what went wrong. But as I went to class on that …

LinkedIn’s CEO says more than five million jobs will be lost to new tech by 2020

Jeff Weiner quoted a stat from the World Economic Forum.<p>The world we’re living in is changing and so is the way we work — or not work.<p>At the <b>Code Enterprise</b> conference Tuesday, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner shared a startling fact from the World Economic Forum: That by 2020, more than five million jobs …

Emerging Technology

How Hitler went from fringe politician to dictator — and why it's a mistake to think it couldn't happen in the US

Trump supporters argue that Trump's dictatorial rhetoric is a sales pitch and that Trump is more reasonable and less megalomaniacal than he sounds. They also point out that the United States has checks and balances that restrict the power of the president and make it difficult for a would-be …

I read the 87-year-old book recommended by Elon Musk, and my favorite chapter reveals the dark side of innovation and adventure

The book spotlights a dirty dozen of historical characters who rebelled against convention in some form (with occasionally disastrous results). Bolitho's renderings of this rogue's gallery of figures is historically problematic in parts, but it still makes for an interesting read — one that reveals …

President Trump? There’s only one way to stop it happening | Jonathan Freedland

As the first TV debate looms the race is on a knife edge. Unless voters on the left want to repeat bitter history, they have to swallow their doubts and back Hillary<p>I hate to be an alarmist, but Donald Trump could be on course to be elected president of the United States – and the decisive moment …

The way Theranos reportedly reacted to the suicide of its chief scientist is unbelievably cold

That's according to a story by Vanity Fair's Nick Bilton, who details the rise and fall of the blood-testing company.<p>In the piece, Bilton describes what happened to Ian Gibbons, one of Holmes' first hires at Theranos.<p>Gibbons, who was named chief scientist by Holmes in 2005, had grown increasingly …

Can the EU persuade the UK to change its mind on Brexit?

The Brexit vote is no more irreversible than any other election or referendum, provided the EU is willing to adopt some modest reforms<p>How should the European Union respond to the narrow decision by voters in the UK to leave? European leaders are now focusing, rightly, on how to prevent other …

10 London startups are trying to move to Berlin in the wake of Brexit

The start-ups employ between 10-18 people each and are interested in issues such as the price per square meter of commercial property, the labor market situation and the availability of accommodation, Berlin Partner Director Stefan Franzke said.<p>"The most concrete enquiries are coming from London …

How Tony Blair came to be so unpopular

<b>No British prime minister in modern times has experienced a plunge in fortune like Tony Blair's.</b><p>Cheered to the echo as he left the Commons chamber for the last time as prime minister in 2007, after 10 years of largely untroubled dominance, the tragedy of Iraq quickly ensnared him so completely that …

The Age of Snapchat: What Multi-Billion Acquisition Offers Don't Show You

The vast majority of entrepreneurs work harder and for longer with only modest financial returns.<p>By now we all know the familiar storyline: A couple youngsters come up with a clever idea. They code a new website or app.<p>Over a year or two, millions of people begin using it. Then a gigantic tech …

Entrepreneurship

EU referendum: Campaigns resume with new warning

<b>Leaving the EU would be a "one-way door to a much more uncertain world", Chancellor George Osborne has said.</b><p>He said he thought the hit to the economy if Britain votes to leave on Thursday might be worse than forecast.<p>As campaigning resumes after a break following the killing of MP Jo Cox, Mr …

We must vote Leave to create a Britain fit for the future 

Thursday’s referendum marks a pivotal moment in this country’s history – a moment of choosing between Brexit and continued membership of the European Union. The final days of the campaign have inevitably been subdued by the tragic murder of Jo Cox, the Labour MP for Batley and Spen; and there have …

If you think the UK will be in control after Brexit, dream on | Andrew Graham

It’s a fantasy that the EU will trade with us on our terms. Only by remaining will we have any clout<p>Almost everyone agrees that the EU is not working well. It is also true that on almost any scenario, whether we are in or out, this region will remain our biggest and closest market. Whether it …

Brompton hopes electric bicycles can power international growth

The folding bike maker is using new technology to try to broaden its appeal among commuters around the world<p>When Bob Dylan went electric, he was infamously met with cries of “Judas” from wounded fans.<p>Folding bicycle maker Brompton will be hoping to avoid the same accusation from its legions of …

Commuting

Israeli politics bears comparison with end of Weimar Germany and rise of fascism

Racist bills in the Knesset strongly resemble laws adopted by the Reichstag in the early days of the Nazi regime<p>Wed, May 25, 2016, 00:32<p>‘Please don’t …

Israel

The sales secrets of high-growth companies

The authors of <i>Sales Growth</i> reveal five actions that distinguish sales organizations at fast-growing companies.<p><b>What distinguishes</b> sales organizations …

Telegraph logo

It is a paradox, given the unmatched scale of the horrors inflicted on Europe by Nazi Germany, that one of the most enduring weapons in the fight against fascism and the far-Right has been to never take them too seriously.<p>Think of Herr Flick, Himmler’s fictional godson in the sitcom <i>‘Allo ‘Allo!</i> or …

5 Tips To Double The ROI On Your Marketing Efforts

There’s no way around it: Marketing is a time-consuming and costly business.<p>It makes good business sense for you to look for ways to reduce marketing spending or to increase the amount you are getting back from those expenditures. However, cutting marketing efforts too much could have a devastating …

No lawyer? This online tool uses AI to review your contracts

Business documents written in foreign languages are no longer the problem they once were thanks to technologies like Google Translate, but what about contracts written in legalese? That's where LawGeex hopes to help with an AI-based online tool.<p>LawGeex offers what it calls the world's first …

How Artificial Intelligence Helps Lawyers Compete in today’s Data-driven World - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

Later in May the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics will host the “CodeX FutureLaw Conference 2016,” a fourth annual conference focusing on how …

Pull Quote

A face-off with a computer program to write a news story<p>One day last week at 9:29 a.m. I hunched nervously over my keyboard and prepared to do battle with an entity called Emma. We were each primed to write about the official U.K. employment data at 9:30 a.m. and file our stories to my editor. I …

Artificial Intelligence

What Eating Chocolate Can Teach You About Customer Service And Building A Great Customer Experience

Researchers at Yale, using chocolate as their study material (I bet a bit of <i>that</i> disappeared from storeroom shelves from time to time), recently concluded that chocolate tastes best when two or more people are eating it together. When the study’s participants (an easy position to fill, I’m …

Customer Experience

I'll Be Back: The Return of Artificial Intelligence

The artificial-intelligence industry, a field that conjures up images of humanoid robots and self-aware computer systems, is making a comeback at …

SaaS PR: Salesforce.com founder @benioff shares 14 take-no-prisoner tactics

Salesforce is the original gangster of software as a service (SaaS). By proving that a streamlined product and cloud-based subscription model could …

Public Relations

Why LinkedIn Must Be a Huge Part of Your Marketing Strategy

Marketing your business on social media? It's time to start making LinkedIn a bigger part of the mix.<p>LinkedIn has over 400 million users and is growing. Who would have thought that this business social networking site would keep growing at the rate it has, plus have such a positive effect on …

Marketing

3 Predictions For Online Marketing In 2016

Happy holidays, readers! If you’re here visiting from a global fortune 500 company you may already know some of these predictions because, until now, …