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5 Ways To Train A Remote Workforce

Hiring remote is on the rise. The World Economic Forum declared remote work one of the biggest drivers of transformation in the workplace today, and 37 percent of respondents to a Gallup poll in 2015 had remote work experience. Employers are increasingly casting their net for potential employees wider and wider, giving more consideration to...

The faulty thinking behind "decoupling"

World Economic Forum: "But we would argue that what people are observing (and labelling) as decoupling is only partly due to genuine efficiency gains. The rest is a combination of three illusory effects: substitution, financialisation and cost-shifting....Many other factors that are not captured by GDP affect well-being. Show More Summary

Can Silicon Valley Be the Heartbeat Of Technology For Good?

We’re used to new openings and startups in Silicon Valley, but the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s addition is the one we should all pay attention to. As the first major international organization to open up shop here, the Forum’s new Center...Show More Summary

World Economic Forum opens Bay Area annex

The Swiss-based leaders summit will focus its new office on tech's impact on society.        

How Solid are Canada’s Big Banks?

How Solid are Canada’s Big Banks? - Peter Diekmeyer CONTRIBUTED BY SPROTT MONEY NEWS (for original click here) The World Economic Forum consistently ranks Canada’s banks among the world’s safest [1]. Competent regulators have overseen stress tests, tightened lending standards and delinquency rates are low. Show More Summary

Dalio Elitism Exposed In New Report Slamming Populism: "Arises From Common Man, Typically Not Well-Educated"

Back in mid-January Bridgewater's Ray Dalio, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, offered up his first thoughts on the populist wave sweeping across the globe (we covered it here). And, once you've recovered from the laughing...Show More Summary

Gender Diversity: Are We Asking The Right Questions?

By: Priya Jain The World Economic Forum’s 2016 Global Gender Gap report predicts that it will take approximately 158 years to achieve gender equity in America. In other words, a fair system won’t be in place for roughly four more generations of women. It’s not that society hasn’t been trying. Show More Summary

In The Uncertain World Of Trump, China Seeks To Steady The Ship

BEIJING ? No earth-shattering bold initiatives, no drastic policy U-turns and no fundamental changes emanated from the recent annual gathering of China’s National People’s Congress, the national forum to unveil major economic and social...Show More Summary

Microsoft partnering with National Geographic to celebrate women in STEM through offline and online events

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, women currently hold less than 25 percent of STEM jobs. And, globally, only 16 percent of female students graduate from STEM subjects, according to the World Economic Forum. Microsoft is trying to improve these numbers through various initiatives across the company. Today, they announced that they are partnering […]

Robert Shiller on what a rate hike will do to asset prices and who Trump shouldn't put in charge of the fed

We sat down with Nobel prize-winning economist Robert Shiller at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. We asked him what a rate hike would do asset prices. He also gave us his thoughts on the more important question of who President Trump will choose as Fed chair. Show More Summary

Robots aren't destroying middle-class jobs yet — just doing all our boring paperwork

LONDON — If you believe the World Economic Forum (WEF), then the world is on the cusp of a "Fourth Industrial Revolution" that will radically change the global jobs market. Robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and automation will do away with 5 million net jobs by 2020, according to WEF. Show More Summary

3 technologies that could solve some of the world's biggest systemic risks

In response to the World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report released earlier this January, the Nordic think tank Sustainia has released its Global Opportunities Report. The paper takes a sunnier approach to solving many of the problems...Show More Summary

Medium’s Leaderboard for ‘Leadership’ writers. I’m 21, right...

Medium’s Leaderboard for ‘Leadership’ writers. I’m 21, right after the World Economic Forum, John Battelle, and Glassdoor. Pretty cool.

7 amazing technologies we'll see by 2030

Hollywood's depictions of the future are usually pretty far-fetched — like the flying cars of "Blade Runner" and the hoverboards in "Back to the Future II." The World Economic forum surveyed over 800 experts and executives to find out what the future will actually look like. Show More Summary

5 freaky humanoids in London Science Museum’s new Robots exhibition

FEATURE: Robots could be responsible for the loss of millions of jobs by the year 2020 as part of the “fourth industrial revolution,” according to a World Economic Forum report from January, with customer service, health care, packing, and shipping just some of the industries likely to be affected. Whether or not your next CEO is a […]

The 12 cities with the most trees around the world

There's a global movement to encourage cities to grow more trees and plan more parks. But which ones have the most green space today? To get a clearer picture, MIT's Senseable Lab partnered with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to create...Show More Summary

Bank of America summed up the huge change taking places in markets in one simple graphic

For seven years after the financial crisis, it was all about Davos Man. The Davos Man was at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the annual global meeting of minds with the mission of improving the state of the world through...Show More Summary

Algorithm can create a bridge between Clinton and Trump supporters

A growing number of people have expressed their concern about high levels of polarization in the society. For instance, the World Economic Forum's report on global risks lists the increasing societal polarization as a threat – and others have suggested that social media might be contributing to this phenomenon. Show More Summary

The problem with inequality

This year at the World Economic Forum (WEF) inequality topped the bill as the most discussed issue. Inequality comes in many forms wealth, income, gender, country, age religion, etc. It's such a priority that it's Goal Number 10 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals- 'to reduce inequality in and between countries'. Show More Summary

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