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What “Facilitation” Really Means And Why It’s Key To The Future Of Work

Being a good facilitator isn’t the same as knowing how to manage people or run a meeting. It all comes down to understanding the tools–and structure–that help people collaborate. What comes to mind when you hear the term “facilitator”?...Show More Summary

From Ex-Googlers’ Job Tips To U.S. Politics: This Week’s Top Leadership Stories

This week’s top stories may help you see America’s political divide in a fresh light, get into recruiters’ heads, and sail through your next job interview. This week we learned what recruiters are really thinking when their hands are...Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren is coming for you, Equifax

Equifax has been in the hot seat for a little over a week, since it was revealed that they were hacked, exposing the private data of approximately 143 million Americans. Now, the company is not only facing at least 23 class-action lawsuits,...Show More Summary

Google Chrome says it will stop the autoplay video madness in January

Google has set a time frame for blocking autoplay videos in the Chrome browser. Starting in January, Chrome will only allow automatic playback if the videos are muted by default, or if they meet Google’s criteria showing that users are actually interested in the content. Show More Summary

Gab just sued Google and of course it’s working a James Damore angle

Gab, the fringe social network known for housing many far-right and white-supremacist members who have been banned from other platforms, is suing Google. The lawsuit alleges that Google is employing anticompetitive practices by banning it from Google Play. Show More Summary

Bill de Blasio, fierce Walmart critic, has been curiously quiet about Amazon’s NYC warehouse

Last week, when Amazon announced plans to build a distribution center in Staten Island–its first in New York City–the press release contained fawning statements from the usual array of local officials. New York’s governor, Staten Island’s...Show More Summary

Classic Netflix Movie Posters, Errol Morris Talks Money: Top 5 Ads Of The Week

Strolling NBA 2K18’s neighborhood, Diesel celebrates fashionable flaws, and the making of one GE engineer. It’s always interesting to hear a very successful person talk about the tough times. The times before the success. Stories that make us all feel that perhaps our own struggles are also a mere precursor to our own better times. Show More Summary

The Debate Over Neighborhood Zoning Could Hold Up Fast 5G Wireless For Years To Come

With 300,000 antennas to install in three years, wireless companies, cities, and the feds are bound to clash over where to put them. Two bureaucrats tangling over the intricacies of wireless networks may not seem like the stuff of headlines but...Show More Summary

Nine Black-Owned Beauty Startups To Watch

If you want to support black entrepreneurs—and diversity—in the beauty space, these startups are a good place to start. More beauty startups are getting funded than ever before (the industry is on track to hit a record-high of more than 145 deals by year-end). Show More Summary

This Is How To Actually Work Smarter, Not Harder

We’ve found eight unexpected (and counterintuitive) ways to squeeze more out of your workday. Possibly no piece of productivity advice is more well-worn than the adage, “Work smarter, not harder.” Of course, the directive points to the fact that it’s not how many hours you put in at your desk that matters—it’s how you spend your time there. Show More Summary

The Father Of Mobile Computing Is Not Impressed

He influenced Jobs and dreamed up a digital future designed for learning and thinking. Fifty years on, Alan Kay is still waiting for his dream to come true. “You want to see some old media?” Read Full Story

These “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Queens Can Teach You How To Slay At Life And Work

From personal branding to staying creative, four popular drag queens share what they’ve learned since sashaying away from the show that launched their careers. Related: RuPaul’s DragCon Sweeps New York–Next Stop: World Domination From...Show More Summary

Why Spotify’s Legal Challenges Just Got Way More Complicated

With a crafty semantic argument, the company is challenging the idea that streaming services are legally responsible for paying mechanical royalties. Spotify’s latest legal issues are snowballing into something that could be more consequential than anyone imagined. Read Full Story

Angry Birds maker Rovio has set the price range of its IPO valuing the company at $1 billion

The Finnish mobile games maker of the popular Angry Birds franchise has set the initial price range of 10.25-11.50 euros ($12.24–$13.73) per share, reports Reuters. That values the company at between 802-896 million euros, or $955–$1.07 billion. Show More Summary

Will Blockchain Revolutionize Global Real Estate Next?

Governments and private companies are looking at the digital ledgers as a way to organize land title records and reduce fraud. Blockchains are best known for keeping track of who owns purely digital currencies like bitcoin, but government...Show More Summary

As Wealthy Millennials Take Control Of Family Fortunes, Impact Investing Is Set For A Big Boost

More than a quarter of ultra-net-worth “family offices” are now putting money into social and environmental areas–and that number is rising. The world’s richest families are increasingly investing their money in good causes, giving a boost to the growing, if still challenged, impact investing space. Show More Summary

This New App Aims To Protect Models From Dangers Posed By The Fashion Industry

Being a model isn’t all glitz and glamour. It can also involve all sorts of abuse–but Agent Inc, now in beta mode, hopes to help models avoid risky situations. In the fashion industry, the talent are often taken advantage of–subjected to late pay, bullying, racism, and unwanted sexual advances or even rape. Show More Summary

Pre-orders have begun for Apple’s new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Of course, this isn’t the pre-order most people are looking for. While the iPhone 8 series has some cool new features like wireless charging, those features pale in comparison to what’s found in the iPhone X, which features an edge-to-edge display. Show More Summary

Watch the live feed of Cassini’s “Grand Finale” here

The spacecraft will plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere today after almost 20 years in space. From  6:30 a.m. EDT you can watch the live feed from the cameras from JPL Mission Control, with mission audio, NASA has announced. You can check...Show More Summary

South Africa’s Violent Uber Wars Are Driven By Deep Economic Anxieties

The rising violence between metered taxi drivers and Uber drivers in South Africa exposes life or death economic tensions under President Jacob Zuma. Defying accusations of cronyism, nepotism, and facilitating state capture, South Africa’s...Show More Summary

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