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Nine Factors Keeping the Dollar Down

The greenback will likely continue to depreciate this year despite relatively favorable interest rates in the US. Although the euro’s exchange value …

5 things everyone gets wrong about artificial intelligence and what it means for our future

Recode founder Kara Swisher told NPR's "Here and Now" that Ma is "a hundred percent right," adding that "any job that's repetitive, that doesn't include creativity, is finished because it can be digitized" and "it's not crazy to imagine a society where there's very little job availability."<p>She even …

When blockchain meets big data, the payoff will be huge

If there is a “sweet spot” for blockchain, it will likely be the ability to turn insights and questions into assets. Blockchains will give you greater confidence in the integrity of the data you see. Immutable entries, consensus-driven timestamping, audit trails, and certainty about the origin of …

Blockchain

Globalisation: the rise and fall of an idea that swept the world

It’s not just a populist backlash – many economists who once swore by free trade have changed their minds, too. How had they got it so wrong? By Nikil Saval<p>The annual January gathering of the World Economic Forum in Davos is usually a placid affair: a place for well-heeled participants to exchange …

Economics

37 Books With Plot Twists That Will Blow Your Mind

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Books

The future of finance: Banking as a platform

Technology has lent itself well to changing and revolutionizing the world around us. Over time, technology has changed the way we communicate with each other, travel from place to place, conduct business, and how we maintain and organize our lives.<p>As more technology has developed over the years and …

51 Of The Most Powerful Pieces Of Advice From Books

"And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good." —John Steinbeck<p>2. "Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs."<p>—<i>Jane Eyre</i>, Charlotte Brontë"<p>Suggested by khlaw1993<p>3. "Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your …

Literature

Slightly More Than 100 Exceptional Works of Journalism

This fantastic nonfiction from 2015 is still worth discovering and pondering today.<p>Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction that I encounter as I publish The Best of Journalism, an email newsletter that I curate weekly for its subscribers. This is my annual attempt to bring some …

Journalism

How To: Develop 5 Positive Traits for Happiness

Your happiness is, above all other things, your most important asset. Truly happy people are more successful in their career pursuits, have better …

Happiness

Here comes 5G — but first, a reality check

With last week’s 5G-related announcements, the U.S. is again poised to be a leader in the development and deployment of next-generation wireless technology.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech</i> …

Cellular Networks

Obstacles to Creative Disruption

This is the second post in my Creative Disruption trilogy. The first one provided strategies to protect your company from disruption. In this one, I would like to focus on the obstacles that companies need to overcome if their product or business is likely to disrupt the marketplace. Companies such …

Innovation

How Nordic Boards Create Exceptional Value

Year after year, Nordic companies outperform the global average in The Boston Consulting Group’s annual study of value creation. This impressive feat …

Management

MoneyLion brings traditional banking ever closer to obsolescence

The lingo of personal finance is rapidly changing. Mint has replaced our nagging parents and significant others who think our spending is out of control. Wealthfront and Betterment took away our personal wealth managers. Heck, we don’t even have to go to a bank anymore to get a loan with SoFi or …

Loans

Technology will change where we live

Dan Laufer Contributor<p>Dan Laufer is a co-founder of RentLingo.com.<p>Governor Jerry Brown recently proposed legislation that would streamline the path for large-scale development across California. It could have a huge impact on growing housing supply in San Francisco, specifically, which suffers from …

Alert: Fintech revolution hits roadblocks

Financial technology, or "fintech" for short, is threatening to turn traditional financial fields like banking, lending, asset management and insurance upside down.<p><i>New</i> firms are using <i>new</i> mobile, social and digital technology to find <i>new</i> customers and offer them <i>new</i> financial products that meet their …

Financial Services

Here's why Nordic governments are so far ahead of the US

Another way to describe the difference is that the United States is stuck in the past and the Nordic countries are already living in the future.<p>This is how John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge of <i>The Economist</i> frame the conversation. They begin the final section of their book with a chapter …

Economics

Believe the Hype: Blockchain Is the Next Frontier for Banking

When bitcoin was released in 2009, it fundamentally changed the way that people think about money and financial transactions. And while bitcoin never became as universal as it hoped to be, the system behind bitcoin is now poised to disrupt the way financial organizations operate. That system is the …

Blockchain

How Quantum Mechanics Could Be Even Weirder

And what it could mean for the future of computing<p>Why doesn’t the world make sense? At the fundamental level of atoms and subatomic particles, the familiar “classical” physics that accounts for how objects move around gives way to quantum physics, with new rules that defy intuition. Traditionally …

Quantum Physics

Blockchain technology: Redefining trust for a global, digital economy

<i>This post is co-authored with Mariana Dahan,* The</i> <i>World Bank</i><p>It seems everyone is talking about blockchain and distributed ledger technology. Google …

Busting The Confidence Myth: 5 Ways To Get Yours Back

Courtesy of Jules and Finny<p>I was recently asked, "<i>how do I gain more confidence?</i>" Without thinking twice about it, I said "<i>You don't. Desiring confidence is a trap.</i>"<p>Bear me with for a moment as I totally get that that is likely not the response you were hoping for. I have had dozens of clients come …

28 things I learned about Europe after visiting all 28 EU countries

<b>Jonathan Thompson has spent the last four weeks driving around every single EU country. Here are the nuggets of wisdom he picked up along the way</b><p><b>1. Zagreb is home to Europe’s strangest museum.</b> Dedicated to the study of heartbreak, the Museum of Broken Relationships will make you laugh and cry in …

Bose has made the only noise-cancelling headphones you should buy

The Massachusetts-based company has put years of money and research into its QuietComfort line of noise-cancelling headphones, and it owns several important patents related to noise cancelling tech.<p>As a result, it's one of the few major audio brands selling headphones on the back of their …

Consumer Tech

No robots required: AI will eliminate these jobs first

Meet your newest employee, Amelia. She's intelligent, well groomed, and responsive to your moods. If she seems a little robotic, well, that's because …

Luke's subversive story of Jesus' birth

Luke's account of the birth of Jesus probably conjures sentimental feelings for most people. It might even call to mind the soulful recitation given by Linus in "A Charlie Brown Christmas." Now, I have nothing against sentimentality, but if that's all we get out of the story of the birth of Jesus, …

Theology

The Christmas Revolution

BECAUSE the Christmas story has been told so often for so long, it’s easy even for Christians to forget how revolutionary Jesus’ birth was. The idea that God would become human and dwell among us, in circumstances both humble and humiliating, shattered previous assumptions. It was through this …

Faith

If We Don't Change The Way Money Is Created & Distributed, We Change Nothing

<i>The only real solution in my view is to create and distribute money at the base of the pyramid rather than to those in the top of the pyramid.</i><p><b>Many</b> …

The Art Of Letting Go

By Rania Naim,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1GzFnU3<p>Letting go is really hard, especially when you have to let go of something you really want, …

The New Story Of Computing: Invisible And Smarter Than We Are

By Mark Rolston, co-founder and chief creative officer, argodesign<p><i>Today we’re glued to our devices and overwhelmed by digital information, but in the</i> …

How to grocery shop for one person

<i>Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly noted the source for how much Americans spend on uneaten food. The version below has been corrected.</i><p>A few months ago, my friend Lev asked me for a basic grocery list he could refer to when he made his weekly or biweekly trip to his …