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
Nov 08, 2019

US Media Look to Billionaires for Moral Wisdom

Can Humanity Withstand the Assault of Deepfakes?
Nov 05, 2019

Can Humanity Withstand the Assault of Deepfakes?

Emmanuel Macron Promotes “le Startupisme”
Oct 31, 2019

Emmanuel Macron Promotes “le Startupisme”

Facebook’s Flawed Business Model for Free Expression

Facebook’s Flawed Business Model for Free Expression

Oct 23, 2019

Though under increasing pressure from critics in Washington and direct threats from some presidential candidates intent on breaking up his monopoly, Mark Zuckerberg has the support of at least two prominent politicians. According to Bloomberg, the CEO and chairman of Facebook is “quietly”...

The Rising Expectations of Women Entrepreneurship

The Rising Expectations of Women Entrepreneurship

Oct 17, 2019

Over the years, I have met many Moroccan professionals committed to becoming the next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs and role models in their country, even if that means going abroad to take advantage of opportunities that have not yet matured in Morocco. I recently met with Najwa...

Superhero Culture and Cambridge Analytica

Superhero Culture and Cambridge Analytica

Oct 17, 2019

With the publication of his book exposing the Cambridge Analytica scandal and lambasting Facebook’s complicity, whistleblower Christopher Wylie has suddenly become an ephemeral star of hip media — as well as being the subject of yesterday’s Daily Devil’s Dictionary column on Fair...

A Whistleblower Decries Facebook’s Assault on Democracy

A Whistleblower Decries Facebook’s Assault on Democracy

Oct 16, 2019

Christopher Wylie rose to fame when he blew the whistle on Facebook’s involvement in the Cambridge Analytica affair, which ended up costing Facebook $5 billion in fines. He has just published a book called, “Mindf*ck: Cambridge Analytica and the Plot to Break America” in which he denounces...

Fashion Fail: Where Did Forever 21 Go Wrong?

Fashion Fail: Where Did Forever 21 Go Wrong?

Oct 13, 2019

From its reign as king of the mall just a few years ago to its tumble into bankruptcy court last month, Forever 21 is a spectacular success story that seems destined for an unhappy ending. South Korean immigrants Jin Sook and Do Wan Chang started the chain in 1984 with $11,000 that they saved...

Elon Musk’s Symbiotic Marketing Intelligence

Elon Musk’s Symbiotic Marketing Intelligence

Oct 08, 2019

Business Insider is as fascinated by the adventures of Elon Musk as The Daily Devil’s Dictionary is by his hyperreal illusion machine that clearly beats anything the illusionist David Copperfield has been able to devise. An article informs us of the latest carefully engineered and publicized...

What’s Next for the Digital Living Room?

What’s Next for the Digital Living Room?

Oct 05, 2019

Fifteen years ago, Microsoft, Sony, Dell and HP were some of the leading companies jostling for supremacy in the digital living room — where computers, TVs and content came together to deliver home entertainment. Microsoft’s new Xbox 360 console not only played video games, but also DVDs...

What Can the Fourth Industrial Revolution Do for Sustainable Development?

What Can the Fourth Industrial Revolution Do for Sustainable Development?

Oct 01, 2019

With the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), the potential to integrate technology into the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is reaching new heights. According to Klaus Schwab, Founder of the World Economic Forum, 4IR is “blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and...

Mark Zuckerberg Learns the Game

Mark Zuckerberg Learns the Game

Sep 24, 2019

Like US President Donald Trump, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has an empire to defend. In contrast with Trump, who has been given the keys to the empire for a mere four years by its largely anonymous owners, Zuckerberg is serving a limitless term because he both owns and controls his empire. Modern...

How Revolutionary Is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

How Revolutionary Is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

Sep 12, 2019

Around 20 years into the new millennium, everything about our lives and surroundings is changing at an incredible pace. The ways we work, play, study, communicate, spend and earn are rapidly evolving to bear little resemblance to how we’ve lived through most of modern times, let alone history....

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