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March 1, 2015

My Chauffeur, the Robot

Why it’s time to take driverless cars seriously

It has been going on for more than five years now in Mountain View, California, hometown of Google Inc.: cars with odd-looking devices like metal buckets on their roofs, painstakingly negotiating city streets. They don’t […] Read More

March 1, 2015

How the World Works

An elder statesman explains the roots of global divisions; an economist debunks fair trade; and an Olympic rowing team shows the power of true teamwork.

World Order  by Henry Kissinger. Penguin Press, 2014. A foreign policy is a handy thing to have. Henry Kissinger would like us to get one. This book, the nonagenarian’s 14th, could easily devolve into name-dropping […] Read More

March 1, 2015

Investing in Your Greatest Asset

Service centers ramp up in-house training programs to improve employee performance and groom leaders. - See more at: http://forward.msci.org/#sthash.q0Zwysgs.dpuf

“When times are tough, so-called soft expenses are the easiest things to cut,” says Paul Osterman, a professor of human resources and management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Indeed, Osterman’s research, […] Read More