Sat.Nov 17, 2018

How Google.org is helping workers prepare for a digital skill shift

McKinsey

Jacquelline Fuller, president of Google.org, shares how her organization is preparing for the future of work through online training that reaches those who need it most. Future of Work

10 Things Effective Leaders Do To Earn Trust Quickly

Tom Spencer

There are some office resources that you can’t just order off Amazon: and trust is perhaps the most precious of these. When you’re assembling a team to achieve great things in a short timeframe, you need to know your crew has got your back.

Gratitude’s Role in Leadership

Peter Stark

Would the people you live and work with describe you as a grateful person? George Burns, who lived to be 100 years old, once said, “The first thing I do each morning is check the obituary section of the paper. If my name is not in it, I know it’s going to be a great day.”.

2008 Financial Crisis – Causes and historical context

Tom Spencer

My friends and I walked out of the Big Short several years ago feeling like a group of global financial crisis experts. We were shocked, how could no one have seen the collapse coming? It all seemed so clear.

“Be yourself, everyone else is taken”

Seth Godin Blog

I don’t agree with Oscar Wilde on this one. In fact, almost no one else is taken. You definitely can’t (and shouldn’t) be someone who already exists, but the number of slots left is infinite. Each of us can work to become the person we seek to be. A better version of the person we are right now. Doing work we’re proud of for people we care about

27

Artificial Intelligence – Utopian Dreams and Existential Risks

Tom Spencer

Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer the stuff of science fiction. Stanford Professor Andrew Ng has stated that “AI is the new electricity”. [1] 1] In other words, it is a technology that has the potential to completely transform every major industry. Similarly, Executive Chairman of Alphabet Eric Schmidt has declared that “we are in the process of inventing the equivalent of oil”. [2]. AI has become a central focus for many leading tech firms.