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The Reality Metaverse

Virtual and augmented reality technologies increasingly blur the lines between the physical and digital realms.

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The Most Important Topics around Digital Transformation

How to Prepare for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet
This 6 min. read saves you 15 hours
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How to Prepare for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet

What sounds impossible isn’t that difficult.

Where’s My Stuff?
Where’s My Stuff?
This 4 min. read saves you -0 hours
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Where’s My Stuff?

It’s not just about toilet paper anymore. Perhaps you can’t get your prescription filled. Or you may wonder why your garage extension project ended up being so expensive. What’s going on? 

How to Transition to a Hybrid Work Model
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How to Transition to a Hybrid Work Model

Making location-flexible work arrangements a success requires thoughtful planning and organization. 

TOP SUMMARIES

Find Out What Digital Transformation Is – and How to Deal with It

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Yiren Lu

The Race to Fix Virtual Meetings

New virtual meeting software may prevent Zoom fatigue. Better interactions could be only a click away.

New York Times Magazine
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David Mallon

Rewriting the rules for the digital age

Is your organization adapting fast enough to the digital age?

Deloitte
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Jon Mowat

Video Marketing

Old-school advertising won’t sway today’s audiences. Learn to create appealing and cost-effective video campaigns.

Kogan Page Publishers
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Caroline Kende-Robb

6 reasons why Africa's new free trade area is a global game changer

The African Continental Free Trade Area could prove to be a watershed for Africa and the world.

World Economic Forum
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CB Insights

Unbundling UPS: How the Traditional Shipping and Logistics Space Is Being Disrupted

New technologies will disrupt every industry. Shipping is no exception.

CB Insights
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Gary Bolles

The Next Rules of Work

Forget the color of your parachute. Success today is all about mind-set and continual learning.

Kogan Page Publishers
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THE NEAR(EST) FUTURE

The Technologies Changing Life and Work Right Now

MEGATREND

Smart and Smarter Cities
This 14 min. read saves you 20 hours
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Smart and Smarter Cities

What Makes a Place Smart? It’s All About Infrastructure

IMPACT

“We Lead the World in Science, and We Also Lead the World in Opposition to Science”
“We Lead the World in Science, and We Also Lead the World in Opposition to Science”
This 13 min. read saves you 11 hours
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“We Lead the World in Science, and We Also Lead the World in Opposition to Science”

Jared Diamond, world-famous historian of societal crises and collapses, on why “denial” was and is one of America’s society’s biggest problems.

FEATURES

Virtual Meeting Marathons Make You Sick
Virtual Meeting Marathons Make You Sick
Virtual Meeting Marathons Make You Sick

Back-to-back meetings cause a lot of stress. Here's what you and your organization can do to prevent meeting fatigue.

FEATURES

Neurophilosophy and a Thought Model of AI-Inspired Leadership
Neurophilosophy and a Thought Model of AI-Inspired Leadership
This 8 min. read saves you 35 hours
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Neurophilosophy and a Thought Model of AI-Inspired Leadership

How the humanities and natural sciences are working together to ensure that the coming AI revolution won’t be a disaster. And what organizations can learn from research progress today.

FEATURES

How to Reduce Complexity
How to Reduce Complexity
This 4 min. read saves you -0 hours
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How to Reduce Complexity

We often make complex things even more difficult by the way we deal with them. Here's how to change that.

SUMMARIES

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James M. Citrin and Darleen DeRosa

Leading at a Distance

Follow these strategies for organizational success in the world of virtual work.

Wiley
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David Meerman Scott and Michelle Manafy

Standout Virtual Events

Experienced virtual presenters cover the practical steps you should take to create successful online events.

David Meerman Scott
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Andrew S. Winston

The World in 2030

Nine current trends will come to define the world in 2030.

MIT Sloan Management Review
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Saurabh Bakliwal, Joao Hrotkó, Jailendra Kashyap and Ruth Chiah

Infrastructure’s Multiplier Effect on Well-Being

How can governments transform money into tangible benefits for citizens?

The Boston Consulting Group
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Jeb Blount

Virtual Selling

COVID-19 often makes traditional, face-to-face selling impractical. Virtual selling fills the gap.

Wiley
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HOW (NOT) TO COMPETE WITH A ROBOT

Robots and AI Can Do Many Things. But What Will Remain Reserved for Humans?

Robots Need Bias Awareness Training, Too
Robots Need Bias Awareness Training, Too
Robots Need Bias Awareness Training, Too

Despite their veneer of objectivity, algorithms are as biased as the humans creating them.

Robot Soccer Is Boring!
Robot Soccer Is Boring!
This 6 min. read saves you 11 hours
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Robot Soccer Is Boring!

AI-powered automation is revolutionizing many industries but for all robots can do, movement is still quite limited.

“Here’s Looking at You, Kid”
“Here’s Looking at You, Kid”
This 3 min. read saves you 6 hours
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“Here’s Looking at You, Kid”

The latest research shows that if you look a robot in the “eye,” you will display similar reactions as when you look a human in the eye. But trust does not develop in this way.

I Wrote This but Don’t Actually Understand What I Said
I Wrote This but Don’t Actually Understand What I Said
This 4 min. read saves you -0 hours
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I Wrote This but Don’t Actually Understand What I Said

Grasping the complexities and ambiguities of human language is a whole different ballgame.

FEATURES

A Dozen Books, Summarized in a Handful of Abstracts – in One Story: Our Longreads

BIOHACKING

“I Lived All That and I Turned It All Around.”
“I Lived All That and I Turned It All Around.”
This 24 min. read saves you 14 hours
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“I Lived All That and I Turned It All Around.”

The “Father of Biohacking,” best-selling author and entrepreneur Dave Asprey, explores the cutting edge of anti-aging medicine. 

FINTECH

Three Things to Know About Cryptocurrency
Three Things to Know About Cryptocurrency
This 4 min. read saves you 7 hours
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Three Things to Know About Cryptocurrency

And what the heck is a blockchain? 

DIVERSITY

Women in Tech Make Their Own Luck
Women in Tech Make Their Own Luck
This 6 min. read saves you 17 hours
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Women in Tech Make Their Own Luck

Silicon Valley has a gender problem. These women aren’t waiting. 

CLIMATE CRISIS

Too Much Water, and Not Enough
Too Much Water, and Not Enough
This 10 min. read saves you 22 hours
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Too Much Water, and Not Enough

It’s a paradox of climate change that rising global temperatures mean rising seas but also retreating freshwater resources. What technologies can help?

INTERNET OF THINGS

Travel on the Rebound
Travel on the Rebound
This 12 min. read saves you 21 hours
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Travel on the Rebound

After a year of cabin fever for travelers, the post-pandemic floodgates are now open.

FOCUS: VIRTUAL LEARNING
Make Virtual Training Effective
Make Virtual Training Effective
This 2 min. read saves you 16 hours
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Make Virtual Training Effective

Moving learning online can be a win-win – when done correctly. 

“Virtual Learning Is a Great Equalizer.”
“Virtual Learning Is a Great Equalizer.”
This 7 min. read saves you 5 hours
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“Virtual Learning Is a Great Equalizer.”

COVID-19 accelerated digital transformation in all areas, including the L&D space. Blended learning pioneer Jennifer Hofmann shares some of her experiences working with clients over the past year.

Education: Now Also a Company’s Business
Education: Now Also a Company’s Business
This 10 min. read saves you 55 hours
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Education: Now Also a Company’s Business

Employers say universities fail to adequately prepare people for jobs – and find they need to be more proactive as a result.

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