Jeff Bezos Plays the Cowboy With the Indians

Jan 17, 2020

Forbes has followed Jeff Bezos on his pilgrimage to India this week. On January 15, the journal reported on Amazon’s declared ambition to help boost the Indian economy. The magazine reports: “Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos said on Wednesday from New Delhi that his e-commerce...

China’s Race for Scientific and Technological Supremacy
Jan 13, 2020

China’s Race for Scientific and Technological Supremacy

Will the West Lose Guyana to the Chinese?
Jan 06, 2020

Will the West Lose Guyana to the Chinese?

With Their Fortune Settled Elsewhere, the Sacklers Seek a Resolution
Dec 19, 2019

With Their Fortune Settled Elsewhere, the Sacklers Seek a Resolution

The Veiled Face of Data Colonialism Exposed

The Veiled Face of Data Colonialism Exposed

Dec 16, 2019

Ulises Ali Mejias, co-author of “The Costs of Connection: How Data is Colonizing Human Life and Appropriating It for Capitalism,” has penned an article in which he draws our attention to a seemingly invisible fact when he claims that “there is a new form of colonialism emerging in the world:...

When Data Science and Neuroscience Collide

When Data Science and Neuroscience Collide

Dec 15, 2019

You know how certain technologies can be dangerous together? Texting and cars. Cigarettes and filling stations. Blood thinners and surgery. It turns out that data science and neuroscience are like that. Those barely-overlapping disciplines each understand complementary things about human...

Is Free Shipping Sustainable for Retailers?

Is Free Shipping Sustainable for Retailers?

Dec 14, 2019

Shoppers who ventured into stores on Black Friday, November 29, may have noticed significantly less frenzy than in previous years, when the traditional start of the holiday retail season made headlines for stampeding crowds racing in for doorbusters and desperate parents fighting over the last...

Can Uber Overcome Its Regulatory Obstacles?

Can Uber Overcome Its Regulatory Obstacles?

Dec 07, 2019

Uber has lost its license to operate in London — one of its biggest markets globally – for the second time in two years. On November 25, Transport for London (TfL), the regulator of taxi and private hire services in the city, stated that it has “identified a pattern of failures by...

Mark Zuckerberg’s Philosophy: I Think, Therefore I Scam

Mark Zuckerberg’s Philosophy: I Think, Therefore I Scam

Dec 03, 2019

In an interview with Gayle King on CBS, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg continued to defend what he sees as his mission to publish false information. He even sees this as a service for the benefit of the public. He thinks it will help people emerge from their state of political blindness and “see...

Why Disney Is Betting Big on Streaming

Why Disney Is Betting Big on Streaming

Nov 23, 2019

When Bob Iger was 23, his first boss at ABC told him he was “unpromotable.” “I wish he were alive just to see that he was wrong,” Iger, now chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, told Wharton management Professor Adam Grant during a recent appearance as part of the Authors@Wharton...

India Is at an Energy Crossroads

India Is at an Energy Crossroads

Nov 23, 2019

Indian media outlets have been obsessed with air pollution in the capital Delhi over the past few weeks. According to Greenpeace, 22 of the world’s 30 most polluted cities are in India. The air pollution — not just in Delhi, but several northern Indian cities — has become a matter of...

The Evolutionary Nature of Crisis Communication

The Evolutionary Nature of Crisis Communication

Nov 21, 2019

In an era when 280 characters can spur the demise or salvation of entire companies, so-called crisis communications has become an increasingly important and technically complex profession. Today’s successful specialists in this craft must be knowledgeable about a variety of topics including...

Workplace Romance: Did McDonald’s Make the Right Call?

Workplace Romance: Did McDonald’s Make the Right Call?

Nov 09, 2019

The recent firing of McDonald’s chief executive Steve Easterbrook over a consensual relationship with an employee highlights the thorny issue of workplace romance in the #MeToo era, which has heralded a number of CEO resignations over inappropriate behavior that previously was condoned or...

US Media Look to Billionaires for Moral Wisdom

US Media Look to Billionaires for Moral Wisdom

Nov 08, 2019

The media in the US are giving major coverage this week to the random political thoughts of a host of billionaires that include JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, investor Paul Tudor Jones, Bill Gates and, most spectacularly, hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman, the founder of the investment advisory...

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