Michael Yang

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Can a Video Game Teach Just as Well as a Professor?

The chance to learn about leadership and management from top corporate strategists is part of the business school guarantee. But what if your …

Machines That Can See Depression on a Person's Face

Facial-recognition technologies can discern muscle-by-muscle differences in how men and women emote when they're depressed.<p>It might not be until something seems off that you realize you’re paying attention to the tiniest twitches and scrunches of another person’s face.<p>Humans are hardwired to …

Psychology

Why Self-Driving Cars Must Be Programmed to Kill - MIT Technology Review

When it comes to automotive technology, self-driving cars are all the rage. Standard features on many ordinary cars include intelligent cruise …

'Uberisation' of economies pinching state tax revenues

The so-called "Uberisation" of commerce is both rising in volume and spreading across an ever-larger number of sectors -- ranging from apartment, car and power tool sharing to money lending and food services.<p>Increasingly popular trade directly between individuals is challenging the paradigm of …

Power Tools

Here’s How Managers Can Be Replaced by Software

Fortune 500 executives spend a fair amount of time thinking about how automation and the Internet are changing the nature of employment, but they rarely wonder how technology will have an impact much closer to home: on their own jobs.<p>For the last several years, we have been studying the forces now …

The top 7 innovations at risk from overzealous regulation

In an essay for the current issue of the journal <i>Democracy</i>, I argue that the sped-up introduction of disruptive innovations is at serious risk. Why? As the information revolution spreads the better and cheaper model of Big Bang Disruption into industries that have until now been spared …

3 Ways Managers Start Off On the Wrong Foot

When you take your first leadership role, or find yourself at the helm of a new team, first impressions are essential to get right. (Sorry to have to add even more pressure to what is already a challenging situation, but the reality is that thanks to the way human brains are wired, impressions are …