World Economic Forum

Africa Strategic Infrastructure Initiative - Reports - World Economic Forum

<b>In collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group</b><p>Preparing infrastructure programmes to attract private investment can be a complex and demanding …

World Economy

Commentary: Stuck in a pointless job, many employees are tuning out

SINGAPORE: It’s 9am and you’ve just entered the office. You hear a sigh behind you, alerting you to the arrival of your colleague, Raymond.<p>“Why so …

Employee Engagement

Steve Bannon is setting up a foundation to spread far-right propaganda across Europe

Donald Trump's former adviser Steve Bannon, is setting up a foundation to boost the spread of far-right political groups across Europe.<p>The strategist hopes the non-profit organisation called "The Movement" will rival the liberal Open Society Foundation set up by billionaire George Soros in …

Donald Trump

Data-Driven Development - Reports - World Economic Forum

With a general understanding that addressing the “data deficit” will require new forms of public/private data sharing agreements and that the …

Blockchain

Mark Zuckerberg’s sister responds to his Holocaust comments

Randi Zuckerberg denounced Holocaust deniers, citing “their hateful, disgusting rhetoric” but said banning such people from social media “will not …

Social Media

Mining and Metals in a Sustainable World - Reports - World Economic Forum

Scoping Paper:<br>Mining and Metals in a<br>Sustainable World<p>World Economic Forum Mining & Metals Industry Partnership in collaboration with Accenture<p>Click …

World Economy

Puerto Rico Doesn’t Need Another Costly Legal Battle

As the Atlantic hurricane season heats up, Puerto Rico finds itself caught up in a home-brewed storm: a power struggle between its elected government and the federally appointed control board that Congress created to manage the bankrupt island’s public finances. Unless the government makes peace, …

Caribbean

Chemours CEO Shares STEM Education Holds Key To Jobs Of The Future

Lots of companies these days like to call themselves disruptors innovators. But U.S. companies on the whole are not innovating rapidly enough to confront the economic future taking shape.<p>So why are American companies falling so dramatically short of this need? I sat down with Mark Vergnano, the …

HBCUs

Readiness for Future of Production Report 2018 - Reports - World Economic Forum

Context<p>The Fourth Industrial Revolution1 and emerging technologies—such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, robotics and additive …

Innovation

Rahul, a non-performing Congress president, BJP takes a dig

<b>New Delhi, July 23:</b> The BJP took a dig at the Congress, saying the CWC meet presided by Rahul Gandhi was rather a "Congress non-working committee" …

India

Rethinking Personal Data - Reports - World Economic Forum

Strengthening trust requires innovation along multiple fronts and over a longer time horizon. Despite the long-term nature of the evolution, …

Personal Data

Future of Financial Services 2015 - Reports - World Economic Forum

How will disaggregating forces across the value chain change the insurance landscape in the future?<p>Connected cars, homes and lifestyles may still be …

Data Mining

An ecosystem for women entrepreneurship

Today’s women have broken the glass ceiling and scaled new frontiers in business and industry, bringing fresh ideas into the commercial and tech …

Business (India)

Letters to the Editor: Perils of plastic

Regarding “The straws of tomorrow, sans plastic” (Business, July 15): I was glad to read that plastic straws are being replaced by glass, metal and …

San Francisco Bay Area

Africa Competitiveness Report 2015 - Reports - World Economic Forum

The Africa Competitiveness Report was first published in 1998 and has, since 2007, been a biennial project highlighting areas that require policy …

World Economy

The New Emotions of the New Machine Age

At the World Economic Forum in Davos this year, Alibaba co-founder and chairman Jack Ma made the case for investing in our emotional capacities and …

Emotional Intelligence

Social Innovation - Reports - World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Social Innovation, an advisory body comprised of leading practitioners, thought leaders and …

Innovation

Exercise your way to better grades

However, they found no link between muscular strength and the volume of grey matter in any part of the brain.<p>The paper’s main author, Irene …

India News

Sign of the times: Big Tech comes together to create interoperability tool so users can move between services

Once upon a time, online services differentiated themselves from competitors by promising not to lock their users in (memorably, Flickr offered an …

Online Life

The Future Of Work Continues To Be Rewritten

<i>This post references my recent presentation at Startupfest, Montreal. I’ve been studying the future of work for a number of years and it’s now come full circle in an environment and among business leaders who are more accepting of what’s in store in the coming decades and what they need to do to</i> …

Innovation

After plastic straws, this entrepreneur wants plastic toothbrushes to disappear

People are turning against plastic straws. Christina Ramirez wants them to think about another piece of plastic they use every day -- the toothbrush.<p>The movement to ban plastic straws is being backed by big businesses like Starbucks (SBUX) and McDonald's (MCD).<p>"I've been waiting for this moment for …

Pollution

In Japan, the rise of the house husband redraws established gender norms | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

Shuichi was 30 years old and working as a systems engineer at a technology company in the Japanese capital of Tokyo when he was diagnosed with …

Paternity Leave

This VR Founder Wants to Gamify Empathy to Reduce Racial Bias

Clorama Dorvilias wants to remove shame and guilt from diversity and inclusion training.<p>The tech industry, and companies like Starbucks, have spent millions of dollars to address implicit racial bias through diversity initiatives and racial sensitivity trainings. When Starbucks closed 8,000 of its …

Virtual Reality

Are Smart People Richer? - Dual Income No Kids

0 comments<p>Not everyone is born the same. Some people are born taller or with better eyesight than others. Environmental factors like socioeconomic …

IQ

Singapore healthcare provider breached, personal records of 1.5m people - including the Prime Minister 0 stolen

Singhealth, a Singaporean public health service, suffered the worst breach in Singaporean history, losing control of 1.5 million peoples' data; …

Cybersecurity

Beyonce, Katy Perry and 7 other celebs join Oprah in food industry investments

Investing in liquor companies has been lucrative for a long list of celebs, but Oprah Winfrey's recent decision to back the rising True Food Kitchen restaurant chain reflects a slightly different A-list trend: Chomping into the food and dining businesses.<p>The media mogul said in a statement that she …

Business

Who is Jayadev Galla, the Andhra politician with an American accent?

<b>Galla, who initiated the no-confidence motion against Modi govt, is a battery baron and Telegu actor Mahesh Babu’s brother-in-law.</b><p><b>New Delhi:</b> TDP …

India

Industrial Internet of Things - Reports - World Economic Forum

Despite the great promise and new opportunities of the Industrial Internet, many factors could hinder future growth. Figure 3 shows our survey …

World Economy

Hard-Earned Lessons Learned From A Former Founder

A few months ago I moved out of the CEO role at Appirio to take on the role of global culture officer at Wipro. Wipro acquired Appirio, a company I co-founded nearly 12 years ago, so I still get to stay in the family, but I’m more of an in-law now. It’s been a big transition and the separation has …

Customers

Judges announced for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize

The judges for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize are announced today as submissions for the 2019 prize open.<p>Chaired by <b>Bettany Hughes</b>, …

Books