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Running to Get Rid of the Crazy: How Working Out Increases Your Productivity

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There is no better way to start the workday than with a workout. I try to do so at least four days a week, before seeing to my duties as Managing Principal at Soho...
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Engage Profitably on a Nonprofit Basis

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Nonprofit groups have a challenging business model that ebbs and flows. Holiday seasons are more profitable times when their communities are in a giving mood. Organizations that lay the groundwork throughout the year will succeed...
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Blockchain Voting and The American Elections

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In less than 70 days, the world's oldest democracy will be facing its biggest showdown in an unprecedented way and at extraordinary times. Organizing an event as massive as the federal elections during these...
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Is America on the Brink of Collapse?

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The Coronavirus outbreak could be the straw that broke the camels back Lockdown has led to pockets of protests across America. Armed protestors went as far as gathering in Michigan’s state capital demanding an end to...
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A Global Workforce Has Far-Reaching Effects

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Global mobility and relocation are game-changers for modern teams. Moving from one job to another -- perhaps thousands of miles away-- entails personal and professional upheavals with the hope for greater opportunity. Steve Black anticipated long-distance...
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AI’s Role and Reputation in Post-Corona Society

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All things pass, including corona. But not before shaping our future and accelerating trends that were already under way. Corona has forced us to undertake unprecedented social experiments - from super surveillance over new...
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The American Power Grid is Vulnerable

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And That’s Dangerous for National Security The US bulk power system, which provides electricity and supports national defense, vital emergency services, and critical infrastructure, could be damaged by enemies of the state. President Trump recently...
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4 Investing Routes to Profit from FinTech

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Technologies constantly disrupt, modernize and in some cases, replace, a whole range of industries around the world. We thought of our jobs taken away, our overly tech-dependent lifestyles, as well as Skynet! With all these...
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Humanize Yourself and Connect to Your Audience

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From an unabashed fan: “Vlogging has changed my life for the better. Video content creation is extremely powerful.” Julia Jornsay-Silverberg knows why she video blogs, or vlogs. “When I started vlogging, I wasn’t sure how...
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Rogue genome editing twists DNA ethics

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Genome editing is on the cutting edge of science. It’s also morally questionable and possibly illegal in many jurisdictions. Despite that, a Chinese scientist announced that he edited the genomes of two human embryos to...
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Digital Identity for Noobs

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How SMART people are creating identity value in an augmented reality. I recently turned 40 years old.  As a biologically born female, significant changes occur hormonally, but besides that milestone, my psychological and spiritual growth...
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China’s Daredevil: The suggestive art of algorithms.

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Do you have a highly suggestive personality? Inception, what a marvellous cinematic experience, many of us who watched it were left confused, intrigued, wondering if it was all a dream. One of the main takeaways that...
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Digital Currency for Social Good? (Psst, it Works for “Invented” Currency in the Real...

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The question as to the relevance and timeliness of implementing our radically-new decentralised technology depends on whether we as a society are prepared to choose freedom over fiat.  It is a critical choice to make...
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AI forecast: ‘Disruption, then productivity’

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There is growing concern about all the white-collar jobs that will disappear with the spread of machine learning and AI. It gets me thinking about slide rules. The connection is that innovation causes disruptions, then...
Ethical Blockchain

Who Really Uses Ethical Blockchain?

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“Ethics or moral philosophy involves systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong behavior. Ethics seeks to resolve questions of human morality by defining concepts such as good and evil, right and wrong,...
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Responsible Investing and Alphabet Soup in the EU

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Look past the acronyms and you’ll see increasingly valuable work that will affect both how we invest, and how we address climate change The Paris Agreement on climate change took place in December 2015 with...
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Technological Disruption and the Future of Jobs

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As the technological disruption & automation gathers pace with every passing day so does the debate on the issue of jobs being taken away from humans to machines. Although there is some merit to...
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Sink or Swim: Governments Must Embrace Blockchain Technology

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The reaction of different governments to blockchain as technology and cryptocurrency, in particular, vary significantly. While some embrace the technology and have given the industry a boost through supportive policies and frameworks, others, such...
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Decentralization, Diversification, and Antifragility

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When asked in 1997 to single out some of the biggest challenges facing modern businesses, Tom Peters and Robert Waterman, authors of “In Search of Excellence”, both placed ‘decentralization’ as one of the toughest...
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Handle complaints socially … and considerately

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As long as there have been doctors, there have been patients who complain about doctors. Long wait times, no magic cures and bedside manners fuel the grumbling. “Patients have complained about the quality — or...