The most fundamental skill: Intentional learning and the career advantage
Learning itself is a skill, and developing it is a critical driver of long-term career success. Formal learning opportunities account for only a small percentage of the learning a professional needs over the course of a career. Everyday experiences and interactions offer tremendous learning opportunities, but only if you intentionally treat every moment as a…Read More
Where are the world’s most expensive cities?
IN THE 1980s Hiroaki Ota, a Japanese psychiatrist working in Paris, identified a rare condition suffered by some Japanese visitors who were disappointed by the French capital. “Paris syndrome” has been eradicated this year, owing to the near-total shutdown of international travel. According to the latest findings of the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey from…Read More
An e-commerce explosion may create delivery nightmares this holiday season. Smart sellers can find ways to navigate it.
Retailers are bracing for an onslaught of online orders this holiday season, but there are ways they can make it less awful for themselves, writes Sarah Halzack. One is to push curbside pickup, a service customers increasingly favor. Click here to read the full article.Read More
5 charts showing the jobs of a post-pandemic future – and the skills you need to get them
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…Read More
1,002 people have been shot and killed by police in the past year
In 2015, The Washington Post began to log every fatal shooting by an on-duty police officer in the United States. In that time there have been more than 5,000 such shootings recorded by The Post. Despite the unpredictable events that lead to fatal shootings, police nationwide have shot and killed almost the same number of…Read More
These are the world’s most innovative economies
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…Read More
The reinvention of retail
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.Read More