What’s Going on in the Workforce?
Wanna make sure your kids have jobs in the world of the future? Get them into robot design while they’re young.
Will everything eventually be free? And if so, how will we know who’s winning?
“The idea that everyone needs to work frantically to meet people’s needs is just not true.” Google co-founders agree—there’s not going to be enough work for everyone in the future. They’re promoting part-time work (but at part-time pay?), and maybe we should stop doing “dumb things like destroy(ing) the environment…” VentureBeat looks at the economic recovery and its tendency to force full-time employees into part-time work.
“It’s ‘just’ financial journalism…” Did we learn nothing from the recession?
Greenpeace has some great lessons to share, for folks who are running an industry-wide campaign that targets multiple corporations—in this case, those in fast fashion.
Reputation, reputation, reputation
You probably heard about the revelation that Facebook has been experimenting on whether they can change your mood by showing you positive or negative posts. Here, Zeynep Tufekci examines how that level of data mining and manipulation can be used by political campaigns. Could Facebook swing an election?
Should you buy Twitter followers for yourself or your organization? Maybe.
Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability
How do we make sure that, as we build a new economy, it has a moral compass, and doesn’t just replicate the old way of doing business?
Sit on a park bench and charge your cell phone via the sun? Yes, please.
“Ignoring short-term distraction is what creates speed.”
Brett Scott, The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money