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Personhood for Robots Will Destroy the Economy and Jobs or Will It?

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Robots won’t be tax-paying, and they will eliminate jobs and create a great need for re-training out-of-work humans. Who will train the humans? Automation is no longer just a problem for those working in manufacturing....
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The Pandemic Won’t Be Over Anytime Soon, Here’s a Financial Checklist

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It’s been eight months since countries all around the world started to impose lockdown to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. So many things have happened since then. After what seems the worst 90...
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Special benefits are the decider for workers’ happiness

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Organizations struggle to provide the right benefits for their workers. Many leaders and managers don’t understand the basic wants and needs of rank-and-file employees, which is likely different from that of the top echelon. Coming...
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Artificial intelligence brings us back to the human touch

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With work teams scattered at homes and elsewhere, staying connected has taken on greater importance.  “The pandemic forced us to digitally transform the world overnight," said Guibert Englebienne, chief technology officer and co-founder of Globant,...
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The Retail Apocalypse Is Only Just Beginning

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We are on the verge of entering a new and better world. A few days ago, I was driving around tending to minor errands that have been accumulating over the last week or so. It...
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An essential GTM change strategies in the Post pandemic economy

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Companies are re-writing their Go-to-market strategies heading towards the new economic era The COVID-19 has opened up for conducting the business in a new unimaginable ways. This pandemic has even forced the higher management to...
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Freelancers ride to the rescue of struggling companies

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Working from home might be new for displaced office workers, but it’s typically the locale of choice for freelancers. With the worldwide economy at a reckoning, more and more gig veterans are riding to...
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Welcome new hires as they make themselves at home

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In-person interactions have given way to remote work in many corporations around the world. Managers are picking and choosing the best of Zoom, Webex or other applications to see them through the “new normal.” This...
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Does the Present Pandemic stimulate Industry 4.0?

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Yes, says the global leaders…a silver lining in this global struggle. The present global pandemic has wreaked havoc on all spheres of mankind and at the same time giving an opportunity to the global business...
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The Great Exodus: Searching for the Better Place

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2020 will be a year to remember. Many people’s lives have changed trajectories in the last several months. Among my friends living in a metropolis before the pandemic, half is not there any longer,...
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Generation Z on Future Tech, Work, Food, Fashion and More

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As a professor in Future Forecasting & Innovation with positions in China (Shanghai), Spain (Barcelona) and the Netherlands (several universities) during the last decade, my consistent ambition is to make my students more creative,...
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Great hiring is as basic as the fundamentals

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Hiring used to be so simple. Then the world changed, and remote work was no longer a luxury. Taking on new people switched into the digital sphere. There has been a lot to keep...
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Virtual reality reaches out to save relationships

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From the Grass is Not Always Greener file, it turns out that working from home is not idillic. Indeed, toiling apart from the team might unintentionally undermine working relationships. “Remote working has brought with it...
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Is your startup Covid proof?

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After a long confinement period, the world is starting to re-open its economy. it’s unclear if it’s going to last, but one thing is certain, this world is not the old one. Our certainties are...
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5 Reasons Why Financial Advisors Should Embrace the Virtual Practice Model Today

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As the demand for long-term leases for office space completely crumbles under the COVID-19 pandemic, so too has the need for in-person meetings, at least for now. According to VOX, the demand for coworking spaces...
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Voice is Creating the New Normal

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How big will voice-based interfaces become in 2020, and how will we use voice differently? This question is on the minds of behavioralists, technologists, and businesses everywhere as we all adapt to / create...
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Opportunity awaits the innovators

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Willingly or kicking and screaming, companies have turned to innovation to succeed in the face of massive global changes. If Tom Hammond has any say in the matter, human resources will take advantage of the...
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Corporate survival hinges on their culture

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Wrenching change and gut checks rule the day as companies lurch from one unforeseen challenge to another. Besides the massive human toll, corporate cultures are shaken at their foundations. With businesses stressed and their workforces...
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The ultimate way to keep your distance

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Leaders and managers face challenges to engage and support their remote teams. What was once commonplace for international corporations now weighs on businesses of all sizes.  Those who pioneered work from afar have gotten a...