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In the hybrid world of work, it’s all about agile networking among your employees – no matter where they are. This doesn’t require more digital tools but more clear rules.

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Curating, upskilling, knowing contexts: the latest handbooks and guidebooks for organizational learning leaders.

The Road to the Future Is Paved with 5G
The Road to the Future Is Paved with 5G
The Road to the Future Is Paved with 5G

The technology that drives the Internet of Things powers the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Neurophilosophy and a Thought Model of AI-Inspired Leadership
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.

How to Transform (Chaotic) Hiring into a Strategic System
How to Transform (Chaotic) Hiring into a Strategic System

Because better recruitment practices yield a solid return on investment.

Great Expeditions
Great Expeditions

Managing organization-wide change is daunting but the journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.

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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!
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”
“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
I Wrote This but Don’t Actually Understand What I Said

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

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Brad Stone

Amazon Unbound

Journalist Brad Stone traces how Amazon followed Jeff Bezos’s “think big” ethos to become a trillion-dollar company.

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The Work of the Future

What do AI and the rise of robots mean for workers?

MIT Task Force
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Simon Parkin

Teaching Robots Right from Wrong

When robots make independent decisions, scientists must teach them morals.

1843 magazine
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Richard Mulholland

5 Tips for Delivering Zoom Presentations Like a Pro

Prepare yourself for online presentations the same way you would for a live gig.

Rich Mulholland
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Ralf Seifert and Richard Markoff

The Digital Supply Chain Challenge

The shift to digital supply chains puts entirely new expectations on supply chain executives.

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Matt Alder and Josh Bersin

The Future Of Talent Acquisition

Get ready for a competitive talent market with the right recruitment tools.

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THE NEAR(EST) FUTURE

The Technologies Changing Life and Work Right Now

MEGATREND

What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

A convergence of technologies is swiftly transforming the world. Are you ready for its perils and opportunities?

IMPACT

Yes, But What Has AI Done for You Lately?
Yes, But What Has AI Done for You Lately?
Yes, But What Has AI Done for You Lately?

You’ve heard the hype about artificial intelligence (AI) being the future. Well, the future has arrived. Many businesses currently use AI for a variety of applications and now’s the time to consider what AI can…

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The Case for Analog Skills in a Digital Age
The Case for Analog Skills in a Digital Age
The Case for Analog Skills in a Digital Age

Growing up digital is not exactly conducive to developing the very skills that technology cannot replace.

FEATURES

Biohacking for Beginners
Biohacking for Beginners
Biohacking for Beginners

Tweaks to sharpen your thinking and increase your energy 

FEATURES

This Is Your Brain on Social Media
This Is Your Brain on Social Media
This Is Your Brain on Social Media

Do your mind a favor and limit your scrolling time.

SUMMARIES

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Kevin Krajick and David J. Craig

How to Prepare for a “Megadisaster”

Natural and human megadisasters can change societies, so be prepared.

Columbia University Press
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Margaretta Colangelo

AI Will Give Rise to FinTech 2.0 and Longevity Banks

AI and fintech could help people better manage their finances in their golden years.

Forbes
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Chidike Samuelson

How the Evolution of Video Content Will Influence Brand Visibility in 2021

Want to know what kind of content your brand will have to produce to win 2021?

Entrepreneur
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World Economic Forum

Digital Assets, Distributed Ledger Technology and the Future of Capital Markets

Distributed ledger technology could transform capital markets.

World Economic Forum
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Mark Weiner

PR Technology, Data and Insights

Learn how data-driven decisions fuel successful PR campaigns.

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

COMPLEXITY

How to Reduce Complexity
How to Reduce Complexity
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.

LEARNING

Make Virtual Training Effective
Make Virtual Training Effective
Make Virtual Training Effective

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

DIVERSITY

Women in Tech Make Their Own Luck
Women in Tech Make Their Own Luck
Women in Tech Make Their Own Luck

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

LEARNING

Education: Now Also a Company’s Business
Education: Now Also a Company’s Business
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.

CLIMATE CRISIS

Too Much Water, and Not Enough
Too Much Water, and Not Enough
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?

FOCUS: QUANTUM COMPUTING
To Understand One of the Most Important Paradigm Shifts Ever, We Need a Radical Change of Mind-Set
To Understand One of the Most Important Paradigm Shifts Ever, We Need a Radical Change of Mind-Set
To Understand One of the Most Important Paradigm Shifts Ever, We Need a Radical Change of Mind-Set

In contrast to classical physics, quantum theory – applied in physics, mechanics and biology – describes phenomena that are often counterintuitive to human thought. But the technology based on it will fundamentally change our world.

Quantum Computing Gets Real
Quantum Computing Gets Real
Quantum Computing Gets Real

Quantum mechanics is turbocharging computing. What does it mean for your business?

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Digital Manners

Master online communication: You can avoid sending inadvertent digital signals – or misinterpreting the messages your receive – if you know the code.

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