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.
Like many of you, my company had a Holiday Party, and about two weeks before the happy event my wife was on line shopping for a dress. She soon found one and asked me over to her computer to look it over. I did and thought nothing of the event until twenty-four hours later when,
Don’t miss Mara Hvistendah’s excellent piece on China’s Zhima social credit system on WIRED. Some highlights: If you live in the United States, you are by now accustomed to relinquishing your data to corporations. Credit card companies know when you run up bar tabs or buy sex toys. Facebook knows if you like Tasty
Just read a good short post on strategy as hypothesis on HBR.com by Amy Edmondson and Paul Verdin. Some highlights: An alternative perspective on strategy and execution — one that we argue is more in tune with the nature of value creation in a world marked by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) — conceives of
Last year I wrote a post about a future in which work is dominated more and more by non-human agents. To accompany the article I used a photo from a TV show about robot workers, which is pretty much what most people think about when they contemplate machines replacing workers. However, the reality is that