All posts by Carlos Alvarenga

Carlos A. Alvarenga is the Executive Director of World 50 Labs and Adjunct Professor in the Logistics, Business and Public Policy Department at the University of Maryland’s Robert E. Smith School of Business.

Recent Read: “Automation and the future of the African American workforce”

McKinsey takes a sobering look at how the next wave of automation will impact the African American workforce and the outlook is grim without some […]

The Reconn Reader: Nov 18, 2018

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles from the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. -CA How Managers Should Respond […]

Recent Read: “My Favorite Tax”

Joshua Brown has an excellent post on his “Reformed Broker” blog today on why he pays for quality journalism. I could not agree more. Each […]

Recent read: “Digital immortality: How your life’s data means a version of you could live forever”

Nice short take from Courtney Humphries on the emerging business of digital afterlife in WIRED. It’s an issue I have written about before and that will […]

The Reconn Reader: Nov 9, 2018

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles from the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. -CA Finland has just published […]

Recent Read: “How Much Is Your Private Data Worth — and Who Should Own It?”

Don’t miss a good (short) take on ownership of personal information by Dylan Walsh on Stanford GSB Insights. Some highlights:   Data, like ideas, is […]

Is the American Middle Class Dead?

The term “middle class” is one heard and used all of the time, but rarely do we stop to question how that term is defined […]

The Reconn Reader: Nov 2, 2018

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles from the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. -CA Trumpism Comes to Brazil […]

WIRED: “AFTER 10 YEARS, BITCOIN HAS CHANGED EVERYTHING—AND NOTHING”

Don’t miss WIRED’s quick and handy review of Bitcoin’s impact as it turns ten years old. Some highlights:   Today Bitcoin is a global phenomenon. […]

Recent Read: “The Chinese century is well under way”

Don’t miss this interesting (and brief) analysis of China’s undisputed global influence from The Economist. Some highlights:   There is one economic metric on which China […]