There is a lingering notion in the world of business and beyond that organizations are things with four walls, that employees are people who report to work inside them every day for years on end, that work is a matter of executing on defined “KPIs,” and that success is a product of climbing ladders and exerting an ever-greater span of control. But the fact is, we’re in the midst of a great reshuffling of the talent deck.
Today, some 35% of workers in the United States alone are “contingent”—freelance, temporary, part-time, contractors—and that number is expected to rise to 40% or 50%, depending upon which report you read. The members of the next generation of workers are expected to change careers at least ten times before the age of 40, while solo businesses are already popping up at the rate of about half a million a year. Meanwhile, more than 70% of workers in the U.S.—and 87% of workers worldwide—report that they are not engaged at work.
In other words, while workers are becoming more and more mobile, entrepreneurial, creative, and free, traditional organizations are becoming less and less appealing...
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Understanding the molecular basis of the effects of food on cognition will help us to determine how best to manipulate diet in order to increase the resistance of neurons to insults and promote mental fitness.
Lots of nationally grown, healthy foods in Spanish cuisine (e.g. Legumes, nuts, fruit, Spinach, Swiss Chard, etc. etc.)
Qual è il segreto dell’Inghilterra?
«Il mio romanzo preferito è “Il Gattopardo” di Tomasi di Lampedusa, specie laddove dice “tutto cambia affinché nulla cambi”. Per molti versi Londra negli anni è diventata la capitale d’Europa perchè è una città molto cosmopolita e multietnica: e lo ha dimostrato durante i giochi olimpici».
Maryam Mirzakhani is the first woman to ever win the Fields Medal – known as the "Nobel Prize of mathematics" – in recognition of her contributions to the understanding of the symmetry of curved surfaces.
Maryam Mirzakhani, a professor of mathematics at Stanford, has been awarded the 2014 Fields Medal, the most prestigious honor in mathematics. Mirzakhani is the first woman to win the prize, widely regarded as the "Nobel Prize of mathematics," since it was established in 1936.
said Ralph Cohen, a professor of mathematics and the senior associate dean for the natural sciences in Stanford's School of Humanities and Sciences. "Maryam's work really is an outstanding example of curiosity-driven research."
Young, promising and unemployed. It might be International Youth Day on 12 August, but for the more than 5.3 million Europeans under 25 without a job, there will be little to celebrate. All the more reason for the EU to make tackling unemployment a priority. Read on to discover what is being done to help young people.
Erasmus: one of the most popular EU programmes
The Erasmus programme offers young people the opportunity to improve their CV by training or studying aborad. More than three million people have taken part in the popular programme since it was launched in 1987. Last academic year alone, 270,000 students received an EU grant to study or train abroad. A new and improved Erasmus+ programme kicks off in September.
EYE2014: fresh ideas for the future of Europe
Last May, the European Parliament welcomed thousands of young people in Strasbourg at the European Youth Event (EYE) to share and discuss their ideas for the future of Europe. The final report containing all their conclusions and recommendations has been handed over to MEPs.
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$650M gift to @broadinstitute should be a lesson for all universities in what can happen when people are allowed to break traditional molds— Lawrence H. Summers (@LHSummers) July 23, 2014
On Tuesday, July 22, at 10:00 am ET the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard made a groundbreaking announcement: philanthropist Ted Stanley has made a commitment of $650 million to galvanize scientific research on psychiatric disorders and bring new treatments based on molecular understanding to hundreds of millions of people around the world.
The Stanley commitment – the largest ever in psychiatric research and among the largest for scientific research in general – will support research by a collaborative network of researchers within the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute, a biomedical research institution that brings together faculty from MIT, Harvard University, the Harvard-affiliated hospitals, and collaborators worldwide...
The writer is Charles W Eliot university professor at Harvard and a former US Treasury secretary
... ... Would American government function better if presidents were limited to one term, perhaps six years long? It is an issue worth debating. The historical record makes the case for change.
The reason against such a change is suggested by the term...
Why It's Worth Making Time for This Lengthy Morning Ritual (journaling can be a powerful leadership tool) http://t.co/eOljtgDBQV— Craig Wortmann (@craigwortmann) 8 Août 2014
SalesEngine is a tools and services firm founded on the principle that every business owners should treat sales as the engine of their business. Their blog shares advices on increasing your productivity as sales person and addresses most of the challenges you would face as a sales guy. Their CEO Craig Wortmann is a very dynamic guy with 20+ years’ experience in sales. Check out this blog for increasing your overall skills as a sales person and growing your business.
Which of the world’s languages are due to disappear?: David Clingingsmith has a 2013 paper on this topic (pdf)... http://t.co/PEdsxC4w9F— Marginal Revolution (@MargRev) 9 Août 2014
My interview with El Pais (in Spanish), http://t.co/O8ZU16zirk— tylercowen (@tylercowen) 10 Août 2014
..."En la educación veo muchos avances en el sector privado online", dice. "Pero la dificultad aquí es que podrías resolver el problema de la educación y en esencia se necesitarían veinte años para obtener resultados"...
Reporter covering the Federal Reserve and economics at The Wall Street Journal. Previously at Reuters. Raking in the muck, so you don't have to.
'Risk management' is a wonderful banking euphemism for pretending anyone has a clue about the future.— Pedro da Costa (@pdacosta) 7 Août 2014
The S&P 500 has spent 431 trading days above its 200-day average, its longest stretch in nearly 16 years: http://t.co/vOoFP8ehI5— WSJ Markets (@WSJmarkets) 7 Août 2014
I am Professor of Finance at the School of Business, Trinity College Dublin. You are welcome to this site, wherein you can find some more details of my research and teaching. Please feel free to contact me by email on email@example.com or on +353 1 8961552. A full CV is available
In addition to my academic work I also write a fortnightly column on matters economic and financial in the Irish Examiner
Research quality assessment tools: Lessons from Italy | vox http://t.co/mdqKihmom7 Bibliometrics are as good as peer evaluation— brian lucey (@brianmlucey) 29 Juillet 2014
Property market resurgence a case of deja vu all over again – but can it be stopped? http://t.co/FNtc4yv6Aq— David McWilliams (@davidmcw) 26 Juillet 2014
A politician’s fate is controlled by the economy, rather than the other way around. If they chose an economic vision and were prepared to do something about it, then things would be different, but they don’t have such a vision.
Author 'The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths' (book on Amazon)...Debunking the myth of a laggard State at odds with a dynamic private sector, Mazzucato reveals in case study after case study that in fact the opposite situation is true, with the private sector only finding the courage to invest after the entrepreneurial State has made the high-risk investments...(2013 Books of the Year list of the Financial Times, Forbes and the Huffington Post)
Previous link broken. Here is English version of my letter to Renzi, longer than published today in La Repubblica http://t.co/560Xde48gs— Mariana Mazzucato (@MazzucatoM) 9 Août 2014
Raghuram Govinda Rajan (Tamil: ரகுராம் கோவிந்த ராஜன்; born 3 February 1963) is the current and the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, having taken charge of India's central banking institution on 4 September 2013...He is on leave of absence as a professor of finance at the graduate business school at the University of Chicago.
Aug 10, 2013 ... Raghuram Rajan, Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, is incoming Governor of the Reserve Bank of ...
Aug 8, 2013 ... "Why India Slowed" - Professor Raghuram Rajan, among the most read on Project Syndicate | Main | Naveen Jain - 10 Secrets of Becoming a ...
Feb 15, 2009 ... Raghuram G. Rajan served as Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund between 2003 and 2006. His major research focus is on ...
Jan 27, 2012 ... Wikipedia Raghuram Rajan 27 January 2012 YouTube: Project Syndicate contributor and former IMF chief economist discusses risks to the ...
Aug 4, 2011 ... Raghuram Rajan, a former chief economist of the IMF, is Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business and ...
Feb 5, 2011 ... RAJHURAM G. Rajan, "Fault Lines, How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy", Princeton University Press, 2010. CHAPTER ...
“Very few important subjects in American history have been the subject of as much disinformation and deliberate distortion as the events surrounding the financial crisis that broke in 2008. Tim Geithner’s candid, clear-headed, and refreshingly self-effacing account of his role in formulating the federal government’s response is a very welcome antidote. Geithner’s book is a triple threat (treat?): it is first-rate economic history, insightful political science, and, most important, a cogent exposition of the importance of adhering to the policies adopted in the aftermath of the crisis if we are to succeed in diminishing the likelihood of any recurrence.”
—Barney Frank (from Amazon) (Wikipedia - The Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act)
Cultivate Clusters as a Tool for an Effective FDI Strategy | Brookings Institution http://t.co/ohh99qAyOP— Michael E. Porter (@MichaelEPorter) 7 Août 2014
Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) is the premier career development institution that equips high potential African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans with the key ingredients—skills, coaching and door-opening relationships—that unlock their potential. By cracking the code on career potential, MLT is developing the next generation of minority leaders, for the corporate, non-profit and entrepreneurial sectors, who will in turn have transformational impact on our communities.
It is going to take more than a bandaid to solve the gender inequality in business schools. How to move past... http://t.co/gGMaHFSDbS— Linda Scott (@ProfLindaScott) August 6, 2014
www.dlacalle.com/no-esperen-que-vuelva-el-credito-financiacion-privada (12 octubre, 2013)
Esta semana tuve el honor de presidir un panel en el foro Spain Startup & Investor Summit (now called The South Summit (Oct 8-10, 2014)). En dicho panel coincidí con cinco inversores internacionales de entidades tan importantes como DFJ Esprit, Genesis Partners, Partner Ventures o Kibo que dieron su opinión sobre el entorno actual y las oportunidades y riesgos que percibíamos. El evento fue un éxito rotundo y atrajo a inversores de todo el mundo
BBC News - Early risers 'less moral at night' http://t.co/uDURdjMuFN— Sunita Sah (@Sunita_Sah) July 22, 2014
Regulators need to change their own behaviour towards banks if they want to change bank behaviour. Why and how: https://t.co/q3nATgYG9H— Robert Jenkins (@RobertJenkinsUK) August 5, 2014
Of carrots and sticks in the bank behaviour debate. http://t.co/NmqHUlGDch— Robert Jenkins (@RobertJenkinsUK) July 31, 2014
Bank bites the hand that feeds it (clients) then bites the hand that bails it out (BoE). Bonuses banked along the way http://t.co/PkLrRXECnh— Robert Jenkins (@RobertJenkinsUK) July 29, 2014
New York Federal Reserve steps up pressure on bank ethics, July 27, 2014, FT.com
NY Fed discovers that ethics and culture are crucial to sound bankng. Duh! Have they heard Lindberg made it? http://t.co/3pBZHlK9m5— Robert Jenkins (@RobertJenkinsUK) July 28, 2014
Another P & G brand shows support for women. How "like a girl" can be used to undermine women's confidence--video: http://t.co/D0EEcehpep— Sharon Cannon (@smccannon) 1 Juillet 2014
UC Berkeley Chancellor Dirks on what the movie "Ivory Tower" gets wrong. http://t.co/lWT3UedFxG— Rich Lyons (@richlyons) 23 Juillet 2014
Haas-founded Kabam comes in with valuation over $1 billion. http://t.co/C40tWRRHNV— Rich Lyons (@richlyons) 1 Août 2014
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Dec 12, 2005 ... Ram CHARAN (-) 25. Fons TROMPENAARS (50) 26. Russ ACKOFF (-) 27. Warren BENNIS (13) 28. Chris ARGYRIS (18) 29. Michael DELL (33)
Feb 6, 2006 ... The roster of speakers at the conference includes an impressive group of deans and acclaimed scholars such as Warren Bennis and Clayton ...
Jan 16, 2013 ... January 10, 2013 It was leadership guru Warren Bennis who first noted that all great leaders demonstrate empathy. They intuitively understand ...
Sep 23, 2005 ... ... the debate about how and where this fits into a business school setting, especially in light of the recent HBR article by Bennis and O'Toole.
May 10, 2007 ... ... In an article in the Harvard Business Review in 2004, Warren Bennis and James O'Toole lamented “How Business Schools Lost Their Way”.
Oct 12, 2005 ... ... research, Ghoshal's criticism of the teaching of misguided free-market dogmatism, and Bennis and O'Toole's critique of insufficient impact.
Jul 11, 2006 ... A similar solid line of reasoning can be found in a popular article by Bennis and O'Toole published in Harvard Business Review. I agree with ...
While RBS is a little quieter, three of our great professors - Lauris Liepa, Jānis Bergs and Greg Mathers - participated @TEDxRiga.— Riga Business school (@RBS_LV) 13 Juin 2014
Let's welcome our next speaker Greg Mathers serial entrepreneur with "The source of Success" #TEDxRiga— TEDxRiga (@TEDxRiga) 12 Juin 2014
By Kartik Hosanagar, Professor, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Flipkart just announced a $1 billion financing round a couple days back. And not even a day had gone by before Amazon decided to steal Filpkart's thunder by announcing that it would invest $2 billion into its India business. The big question on everyone's mind is who will win in India - the homebred Flipkart or the global e-commerce giant Amazon? The answer is perhaps obvious. The real winner ..
There was a lot of uncertainty and debate last summer and fall over whether President Obama would appoint Janet Yellen or Larry Summers as Federal Reserve chair. What wasn’t really up in the air was whether the new head of the world’s most powerful central bank would have a doctorate in economics.
Yellen, whose first workday as chair (the Senate confirmed her as “chairman,” but the Fed seems committed to leaving the “man” out) is today, got her PhD at Yale. She also has more than two decades experience teaching economics, mostly at UC Berkeley, although for the past two decades she’s spent most of her time in various White House and Fed posts. Summers got his PhD at Harvard, and has been going back and forth between there and Washington, D.C., pretty much ever since. Obama also mentioned Donald Kohn (PhD, Michigan, and a career at the Fed) as a possibility, and the name of Roger Ferguson (PhD, Harvard, and a private sector career plus a past stint as Fed vice chairman) came up a few times in journalists’ speculations. The lone exception to the PhD rule was former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner (Dartmouth), possessor of a mere MA in international economics, but he took himself out of consideration early on...
So has an economics PhD basically become a prerequisite for running the Fed? “I think the answer is ‘probably yes’ these days,” former Fed vice chairman Alan Blinder — a Princeton economics professor — emailed when I asked him. “Otherwise, the Fed’s staff will run technical rings around you.”
The Hi-Tech Mess of Higher Education, The New York Review of Books, August 14, 2014 Issue
Andrew Rossi’s documentary Ivory Tower prods us to think about the crisis of higher education. But is there a crisis? Expensive gambles, unforeseen losses, and investments whose soundness has yet to be decided have raised the price of a college education so high that today on average it costs eleven times as much as it did in 1978. Underlying the anxiety about the worth of a college degree is a suspicion that old methods and the old knowledge will soon be eclipsed by technology....
“The law is messy, and implementation is even messier,” said Anat Admati, a professor of finance and economics at Stanford.
not only US MT @BoringCorp Reading The Bankers New Clothes by Admati and Hellwig. Phenomenal. US banking system still isnt properly fixed.— Anat Admati (@anatadmati) July 23, 2014
Seeing through "the banker's new clothes": Anat Admati at TEDxStanford http://t.co/o6H699fnBw— Jack Ewing (@JackEwingNYT) July 18, 2014
ICYMI: OBAMA: BANK SYSTEM STILL IN NEED OF REFORMS http://t.co/GFixe16vkj— Anat Admati (@anatadmati) July 23, 2014