Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

 

Exploring media sentiment around Africa: Country analysis

By Amadou Sy Three years ago, President Obama hosted the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, a history-making event that brought heads of state from almost every African country to Washington, D.C. Coming out of the forum was not only closer U.S.-Africa relations and promises of heightened security relationships, but $33 billion dollars pledged in joint government-private sector investments in the continent. The outcome certainly was huge.  But not everyone was paying attention. At the same time as the summit, the Ebola crisis was raging in western Africa, drawing worldwide attention there. InRead More


Why an eight-hour bus ride from Los Angeles to San Francisco might beat a flight

THERE is a new way to travel between Los Angeles and San Francisco. At $230 for a round trip, it may not be cheaper than flying, but at least it is slower. Cabin is an interesting experiment; an attempt to compete with airlines by promising a better night’s sleep. Flying between the two cities may take less than an hour and a half. But getting to the airport, shuffling through the security queue, waiting at the gate, picking up your bag upon arrival, and getting from the airport to yourRead More


Capitalism and the absence of creative disruption

NINE straight highs for the Dow Jones Industrial Average might suggest that all is well with capitalism. But on the contrary, they could be a sign that things have been going profoundly wrong with the way the system is working.   The main driver for the surge in share prices this year has been the strength of profits; second quarter profits for S&P 500 companies are around 12.6% higher than a year ago, according to Andrew Lapthorne at Société Générale, a French bank. As the chart shows, relative to GDP,Read More


Two Chinese tourists are arrested for making a Hitler salute in Germany

IGNORANCE of the law is no excuse for breaking it. Over the weekend two Chinese tourists were arrested in Germany for photographing themselves making Hitler salutes outside the Reichstag building in Berlin. The country has strict anti-hate laws, which prohibit pro-Nazi symbols and speech. The Chinese pair were released on €500 ($590) bail; police said they could face as much as three years in prison. However, the men were told they were free to leave the country, and that if a fine was handed down at trial, the bail moneyRead More


A Google employee inflames a debate about sexism and free speech

“DON’T be evil” is Google’s corporate motto. If only it were so simple. The online-search giant is in a tricky spot after an employee published a long, anonymous memo online about why women are under-represented in the technology industry. The main reason may not be sexism, asserted James Damore, the young Harvard-educated software engineer later revealed to be the memo’s author, but biological factors. Women are more interested in people and emotions, he wrote, and tend towards “neuroticism”, meaning they are more anxious than men and worse at handling high-stressRead More


3 Criteria for Selecting the Best Case Studies for Your Talk

Use the power of emotional storytelling to make your target customers feel like heroes and close more deals. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/3nO1kyrOuV0/296759 Powered by WPeMatico


3 Signs That Managers, Not Employees, Are the Problem With Performance Management

When employees leave, morale drops and performance stagnates, you definitely have an “uh-oh” situation on your hands. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/DNboTYw-xL4/297920 Powered by WPeMatico


Scientists Say These Are the 2 Most Important Hours of Your Day. Are You Making the Most of Them?

Save your most important work for when you’re most productive. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/bL2T3JmjtsA/298377 Powered by WPeMatico


How to Foster the New Generation of Entrepreneurs, Through Nonprofit Partnerships

When you provide future leaders with opportunity rather than just charity, chances are you won’t have to tell the world. They’ll do it for you. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/-8KPQEqRvAg/298191 Powered by WPeMatico


Why I Never Meet Someone for Coffee

The conventional offer of “getting coffee” is, in my opinion, one of the most frustrating offers that can be made. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/entrepreneur/latest/~3/dG1RStu4AlE/294849 Powered by WPeMatico