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Remote work is reaching unprecedented levels of popularity, and that’s a good thing

According to a report on the state of the American workplace, those who worked remotely 80-100% of the time rose from 24% in 2012 to 31% in 2016. This surge in remote work may not come as a surprise, as it appeals to many in fields across the board, even unlikely ones. The benefit of being able to …

The Workplace

Waking up to China’s infiltration of American colleges

China’s massive foreign influence campaign in the United States takes a long view, sowing seeds in American institutions meant to blossom over years or even decades. That’s why the problem of Chinese financial infusions into U.S. higher education is so difficult to grasp and so crucial to combat.<p>At …

China

Why Hong Kong's Mott 32 Is Still An Exceptional Dining Experience

Located in Hong Kong’s central Standard Chartered Bank Building in a former storage facility, lies one of the city finest modern dining restaurants.<p>The striking and mysterious entrance tells it all; with a heavy-chained and mirror-clad spiral staircase leading to the unknown, the experience begins. …

Hong Kong

Want to Emulate Toms Shoes' Charitable Model? Here's How to Get Started.

Follow in Toms Shoes' footsteps (pun intended) and make a philanthropic difference in the world.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you are considering adding charitable value to your business, the one-for-one business model can help you embrace the rise of …

Entrepreneurship

Toilet training at 2 is normal in U.S. but very late in China and other countries

Are 2-year-olds too young to start toilet training?<p>For many children, yes. Especially boys. At least, that's what American pediatricians would probably say. Only about half of the children in the United States are fully toilet-trained by age 3.<p>Chinese grandmothers would be appalled. They would …

Parenting

The International-School Surge

Increased demand for a “western” education around the world has reshaped whom these institutions serve.<p>After losing two jobs in the Denver area due to budget cuts, the school librarian Jennifer Alevy found a new direction for her education career in 2011: an international school in Kathmandu, Nepal.<p>…

Ho Chi Minh City

In New Book, Max Boot Argues One CIA Operative Could Have Changed the Course of the Vietnam War

January 9, 2018—The Vietnam War “might have taken a very different course—one that was less costly and potentially more successful—if the counsel of …

What happened when I tried to teach Harvard undergrads about inequality and poverty

I checked the syllabus for the next topic in the undergraduate economics class I teach at Harvard, and I lit up. I was going to cover inequality and poverty in the US and across the world.<p>After a few dry lectures on market demand and supply and drawing graphs to understand taxes and subsidies, I …

Income Inequality

Tourism Boards Used New Platforms to Woo Connected Travelers in 2017

From Facebook advertising to 360-degrees photos and video to outfitting visitor centers with more interactive exhibits and devices, 2017 was a year …

4 things I learned from building a startup outside Silicon Valley

Building a startup in Silicon Valley has its advantages: close proximity to investors, availability of talent, and an appetite for — and history of — innovation.<p>However, not every successful startup begins in Silicon Valley. It can be expensive to sustain company growth there, or the startup might …

Silicon Valley

Crocodile lizard is one of 115 new species found in Greater Mekong

Three mammals, 11 amphibians, two fish, 11 reptiles and 88 plants were discovered by scientists in 2016, says WWF<p>A snail-eating turtle found in a food market and a bat with a horseshoe-shaped face are among 115 new species discovered in the Greater Mekong region.<p>A report from the conservation …

A formerly homeless man now gives tours of the Tenderloin to tech workers

Over the past several years, the Tenderloin — a San Francisco neighborhood known as an enclave for the city's chronically homeless — has been infiltrated by tech companies. The rent is cheaper than anywhere else downtown, and the city provides tax breaks to companies planting roots in specific …

San Francisco Bay Area

Education as Social Enterprise in Africa

African Leadership Academy is a social enterprise that was founded in 2004 with the belief that ethical leadership is the key to transforming the …

Australian tourist has leg amputated after Phuket motorbike crash

Despite clear assurances from doctors at Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket Town, to the contrary, an Australian woman had to have her leg amputated …

Opinion: Indonesia Needs More Scale-Ups, Not More Startups

Venture capital for tech startups in emerging markets like Indonesia can be a poison. Early-stage investors in this part of the world routinely spray small amounts of money – usually just a couple hundred thousand dollars at a time – into the market and pray that one of their tech investments will …

Venture Capital

The best books for babies’ brains, according to psychological research

Parents often receive books at pediatric checkups via programs like Reach Out and Read and hear from a variety of health professionals and educators that reading to their kids is critical for supporting development.<p>The pro-reading message is getting through to parents, who recognize that it’s an …

Parenting

There Are 600 Million Young People Around The World Neither Working Nor Training

Young people should be a boon to the economy. Instead, many of the young people today can’t find work–and don’t have much hope of doing so.<p>They’re called NEETs: young people “not in education, employment, or training.” And there are a lot of NEETs in the world today. The World Bank estimates that …

Diapers, potties and split pants: Understanding toilet training around the world may help parents relax

Are two-year-olds too young to start toilet training?<p>For many children, yes. Especially boys. At least, that’s what American pediatricians would …

Parenting

'Allah doesn't care if you are transgender': the Indonesian school fighting a backlash

Islamic boarding school for transgender people in Java is providing a safe haven amid a harsh crackdown on LGBT rights<p>When Shinta Ratri prays, like many devout Indonesian women she dons a mukena, a long flowing gown often embroidered with colourful and intricate designs. But she finds it hard to do …

Chinese Nationalism Jostles With Academic Freedom in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia — It was a routine quiz in a university business class in Australia, but the answer to one of the questions was a surprise: Chinese officials are truthful only when careless or drunk.<p>Gao Song, a student from China at Monash University in Melbourne, was so upset that he …

China

200 universities just launched 600 free online courses. Here’s the full list.

If you haven’t heard, universities around the world are offering their courses online for free (or at least partially free). These courses are collectively called MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses.<p>In the past six years or so, close to 800 universities have created more than 8,000 of these MOOCs. …

eLearning

HR Technology For 2018: Ten Disruptions Ahead

I’ve been an analyst following the HR Tech market for almost 20 years now, and this year things are changing faster than ever. In the report we just published, “HR Technology Disruptions for 2018,” I describe the details. In this article I’ll summarize the ten big changes going on.<p><b>1. A Massive</b> …

Human Resources

A Study of 1,100 Employees Found That Remote Workers Feel Shunned and Left Out

When it comes to virtual teams, if you’re out of sight, you’re also out of mind. While more and more people are working remotely, our recent study suggests that unless we take extra measures to build trust and connection with colleagues, we pay dearly for doing so.<p>Long gone are the days when most …

This Leadership Book Is One of the Most Critically Acclaimed Ever. Here's Why You Need to Reread It

The lessons learned from this book do not have an expiration date, and can travel with you along your leadership journey.<p>In my job, I spend a lot of time working with emerging leaders. Sometimes, they are leaders making a jump to a VP level role for the first time. Sometimes, I work with companies …

Leadership

Silicon Valley Startup Raises $41M From Tencent & MindWorks Ventures To Teach Kids Coding In Asia

We’ve been seeing a trend of Silicon Valley startups coming to Asia to seek both funding and customer expansion for several years now. Not only do financial hubs like Hong Kong offer access to investment, but also the perfect strategic entry point for startups looking to expand into both South East …

Hong Kong

Some Indonesians Fear Country's Religious Intolerance Is Growing

People who fear that religious intolerance is growing in Indonesia point to the case of Jakarta's last governor. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known by many as Ahok, was a popular leader until he lost re-election during a campaign that appealed to identity politics. Now he is in prison, charged with …

The 1 Thing Good Bosses Never Do When Giving Negative Feedback

They always separate the person from the action.<p>Dale Carnegie begins chapter two of his masterpiece, <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i>, with an anecdote about steel magnate Charles M. Schwab.<p>Schwab happened to be strolling through his steel mills one lunchtime when he noticed some of his …

Leadership

All Management Is Change Management

Change management is having its moment. There’s no shortage of articles, books, and talks on the subject. But many of these indicate that change management is some occult subspecialty of management, something that’s distinct from “managing” itself. This is curious given that, when you think about …

In the Fight Against Poverty, Work Is Our Most Powerful Weapon

Fourteen years ago, I left suburban Los Angeles to teach English in rural Ghana. I’d expected, like so many young people with bleeding hearts and big dreams, to make a difference by donating my time as a schoolteacher for six months. Upon arrival in the village, I was shocked to discover that my …

This VR Exhibit Lets You Witness The Refugee Crisis Firsthand

“Forced from Home” brings the refugee crisis as close to the American public as possible–and hopes to create more empathy by doing so.<p>Inside the dome at the entrance to “Forced from Home,” an interactive exhibit created by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins San Frontièrs (MSF), an image of the arid …