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Forget Shopping Amazon's Real Opportunity to Change the World is to Change Work

Jody Miller | Posted 09.01.2016 | Business
Jody Miller

Finally, an innovative technology company figured out that work model innovation is as important as business model innovation. Amazon's new 30-hour workweek option for some of their technical teams is the biggest work news since we got the weekend off almost a century ago.

The Millennials Myth

Donna Morris | Posted 08.30.2016 | Business
Donna Morris

We are all bombarded by content about millennials - how they study, work, buy, socialize and do virtually everything else. Demographers and researchers typically consider this magical generation as having been born between the early 1980s to the mid-1990s or early 2000s. The common premise is that millennials share characteristics that will have unique influence across industries, given the large population they represent.

5 Technologies Helping Big Companies Harness The Upstart Ethos

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 08.23.2016 | Business

Companies spent more on acquisitions in 2015 than ever before, and it seems safe to assume that the working world of the future will be dominated by b...

Taking Care of Business. Business Taking Care.

Frank Islam | Posted 07.18.2016 | Business
Frank Islam

In 1973, the rock group Bachman-Turner Overdrive had a big hit with their song Takin' Care of Business which celebrated the joys of being a rock music...

Future Of Work And Education: An Introduction

Dawn E. Quaker | Posted 07.18.2016 | Technology
Dawn E. Quaker

The advent of new technology has historically moved society forward. Beginning with the onset of the Third Industrial Revolution and Digital Age in t...

Fintech: Offering Bank Customers Better Payed Jobs

David Nordfors | Posted 07.14.2016 | Business
David Nordfors

I was invited some time ago to speak at large banking conference about how machines are going kill bank jobs. I said I couldn't do it. Not because I don't think it can happen, but I prefer talking about the opportunities, which are huge, if we choose to create them. I suggest that the banks hold the keys to a future prospering economy.

Enough of the Emails: Is Resistance Futile?

Gabe Fenigsohn | Posted 07.12.2016 | Business
Gabe Fenigsohn

When questioned one too many times about Hillary Clinton's email transgressions, an exasperated Bernie Sanders exclaimed to his opponent, "The America...

Will Robot Journalists Sabotage Human Bloggers?

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 06.16.2016 | Business
Rachel Wolfson

While it's been proven that driverless cars can indeed function without a person behind the wheel, another question comes to mind: What other human tasks are capable of being replaced by technology?

Learning to code software is changing the lives of Ghana women

SAS | Posted 06.10.2016 | Women

While the educational and career path of Afia Owusu-Forfie has taken her to the United States, her heart has never strayed far from her native Ghana.

Time for a Reboot for the Speaking Industry in the Human to Human Era

Ayelet Baron | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Ayelet Baron

In a world where we manage change in business instead of embracing it, it is not surprising that fear produces predictability and cookie cutter expectations at events. It is part of the current transactional nature of business that needs a reboot to match the 21st century human to human era.

Graduates - THIS is the most valuable career skill

SAS | Posted 05.31.2016 | Education

It's graduation season, and one thing that is on most every college graduate's mind - aside from hitting the beach to celebrate - is "what kind of job am I going to get?" For high school grads, it's most likely, "What should I major in to ensure I get a good job after college?"

Varoufakis: Swiss Basic Income Vote Is An Idea Whose Time Has Come

The WorldPost | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 05.26.2016 | World

Robots are replacing jobs everywhere at an ever faster rate -- and Yanis Varoufakis sees Switzerland as the first country with a practical proposal to...

Into the World of Work

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2016 | College
Robert Reich

What do you need to know -- about the new world of work, but also about yourself -- as you graduate and launch yourself into the world of work?

The Future of Work Requires a New Vocabulary: The Revival of the Side Hustle

Alexandra Douwes | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business
Alexandra Douwes

While freelancing is becoming increasingly accepted as a worthwhile career path, there is still a certain stigma attached to these alternative types of employment. As a result, people juggling multiple jobs may only share part of the truth when asked what they do, out of discomfort or embarrassment, when instead they should be lauded for it.

The Journey to Becoming Whole Again

Ayelet Baron | Posted 05.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ayelet Baron

Each of us is meant to be whole. Fortunately, more and more people are starting to remember our bold voice t and that our voices count as much more than abstract statistics. When we become whole again, we heal the world. What's your story?

Machines Won’t Replace Us, They’ll Force Us To Evolve

Singularity University | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 05.09.2016 | World

Something big is happening in design and engineering. For all of human history, we have created tools that help us do what we want to do — faster, b...

The Argument for Coders As Artists

Rishon Blumberg | Posted 05.17.2016 | Technology
Rishon Blumberg

Art is subjective, one person's masterpiece is another person's garbage. This article in turn can be viewed the same way, but as you'll see above, there is a strong argument to be made that exceptional technical talent is talent much the same way an artist or actor is talent.

The Changing Landscape of Work and the Worker

Rose Stanley | Posted 04.28.2016 | Business
Rose Stanley

When workplace flexibility first came to be during the 1970s in the United States, it was mostly known as "flex time": adjusting one's start and end times to primarily accommodate working parents dropping children off and picking them up from school or daycare.

Black Women of Vision - Future Creators

Indigo Ocean Dutton | Posted 04.27.2016 | Black Voices
Indigo Ocean Dutton

Often when one thinks of movers and shakers at the forefront of business innovation, the image that comes to mind is of a man, and usually a Caucasian man at that. Yet we also know that innovation is often an outgrowth of diversity.

The Future of Work: The Co-Evolution of Humans and Robots OR I Heart My Robo-Assistant.

Sophie Wade | Posted 04.25.2016 | Technology
Sophie Wade

"I'm sitting at the kitchen table sipping my coffee and reading the paper in my apartment. It's a lazy Saturday. My 'bot, Bob, took the dogs for an ea...

Predictions for the Future: Fragmented Jobs and Me Driving My Son Everywhere, Forever

Rose Stanley | Posted 04.21.2016 | Business
Rose Stanley

In a little less than a month, my son is turning 16. Interestingly, getting his driver's license doesn't seem to have the same appeal for him that it did for me when I was his age (we don't need to talk about how long ago that was).

6 Tips for Managing Contract Tech Talent

Michael S Solomon | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business
Michael S Solomon

Working with contractors can make a lot of sense for companies of all sizes. Sometimes the full-time hiring process takes too long.

The Unsettling of America: The Next Phase of Progress In/At Work

Sophie Wade | Posted 04.13.2016 | Business
Sophie Wade

Doing nothing is also a choice, but it cannot be a step forward for you or your business. Progress is the lifeblood of the American people and has been the cornerstone of this country's success. It is not a question of 'if' or 'why', but 'when' and 'how' you and your company adapts.

'Immense Harm Is Caused By The Belief That Work Is Virtuous'

Emma Birchall | Posted 04.12.2016 | Business
Emma Birchall

For the first time in history, the most skilled, highest earners in society are working the longest hours. But why is it that those who can afford the most leisure are now taking the least?

The Myth of the Tech Talent Shortage

Michael S Solomon | Posted 04.08.2016 | Technology
Michael S Solomon

If companies were making offers to technologists that were commensurate with what they pay their attorneys, I think we would find the supposed "tech shortage" would rapidly disappear for those companies.