In this week’s edition…making a company memorable…the world’s leadership approval ratings…China leads the mobile payments race…how is history made…it’s hard to say goodbye…and more. Have a great weekend. Business & Economics What macroeconomists actually do But in very crude terms, a DSGE model contains equations representing individuals’ choices to consume and save; companies’ choices
In recent months I’ve had the good fortune to speak with several authors and thinkers working in the Diversity & Inclusion field, and all of them shared with me a genuine sense of frustration at the slow progress minorities and women have made into the C-suite. In thinking about this issue, and reflecting back on
Fascinating short post on Quartz by Dan Kopf on the changing source of jobs. A highlight: “We find that 94% of net job growth in the past decade was in the alternative work category,” said Krueger. “And over 60% was due to the [the rise] of independent contractors, freelancers and contract company workers.” In other
As has been reported widely, the FCC recently changed its so-called “net neutrality” policy, effectively allowing broadband companies such as Verizon and Comcast to adjust their service delivery models to reflect the bandwidth usage of media sites. Net neutrality is a contentious issue, and the New York Times‘ Farhad Manjoo laid out the case for
Don’t miss Eurasia Group’s 2018 political risk outlook out now. From the report’s intro: Let’s be honest: 2018 doesn’t feel good. Yes, markets are soaring and the economy isn’t bad, but citi- zens are divided. Governments aren’t doing much governing. And the global order is unraveling. The scale of the world’s political challenges is daunting.
Happy New Year to everyone who follows me on Reconnomics, LinkedIn or Twitter. I wish everyone a wonderful 2018! -CA
As has often been remarked, the United States is undergoing a demographic transformation, and a large dimension of that evolution is the significant increase in the number of people who identify with Hispanic heritage and/or ethnicity. A new book by Robert Rodriguez and Andrés Tomás Tapia, Auténtico: The Definitive Guide to Latino Career Success, provides a sound analysis
It’s not often that one comes across a passionate and well-argued case against higher education written by a university Professor, but that’s exactly what’s in the new issue of The Atlantic. Bryan Caplan, an economist at George Mason University, presents a scathing critique of the current college educational model, and his essay should be read
In case you missed it, there is a long and excellent analysis of the new CEO activities in the new HBR. Some highlights below: The world is taking notice. CEO activism has gotten lots of media attention lately, and public relations firms are now building entire practices around it. While this phenomenon has largely
Good piece by Brooke Masters on FT about the strategic implications of the sharing economy. Some highlights: Streaming is at the forefront of a trend that threatens to upend a much wider range of industries. Technology-based groups are encouraging consumers to rethink their approach to everything from textbooks and party dresses to housing and transportation.