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5 charts showing the jobs of a post-pandemic future – and the skills you need to get them

Source: World Economic Forum

By 2025, 97 million new roles may emerge that are more adapted to the new division of labor between humans, machines and algorithms. Roles already growing in demand include data analysts and scientists, AI and machine learning specialists and robotics engineers. The ‘jobs of tomorrow’ also show the continuing importance of human interaction through roles…

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These are the world’s most innovative economies

Source: World Economic Forum

The World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) latest Global Innovation Index ranks 131 economies on their innovation performance.Top of the pile? Switzerland, which also took top spot last year. Indeed, it’s the 10th consecutive year it’s come first.Sweden takes second, with the United States in third. The index is based on two sub-indices – the Innovation…

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The reinvention of retail

Source: Mckinsey

Everybody needs to rethink both digital and in-store sales. By some estimates, we have vaulted ten years ahead in consumer and business digital penetration in less than three months. Consumer appetite for digital and contactless ways of shopping has radically increased during the shutdowns. In response, retailers have quickly sought to change their priorities and operations.  Click here to read the full article.

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How a Massive Bomb Came Together in Beirut’s Port

Source: New York Times

An investigation by a team of New York Times reporters who conducted dozens of interviews with port, customs and security officials, shipping agents and other maritime trade professionals revealed how a corrupt and dysfunctional system failed to respond to the threat while enriching the country’s political leaders through bribery and smuggling. Previously undisclosed documents lay…

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This is what decades of research tells us about the difference between men’s and women’s brains

Source: World Economic Forum

Researchers have been looking for differences in the brains of men and women for over 100 years.However, neuroscientists are still unable to identify any major or consistent differences.The current largest and most consistent difference in brains for men and women is the hypothalamus, a small structure that regulates reproductive physiology and behavior. So it’s not…

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