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Sama Group Is Redefining What It Means To Be A Not-For-Profit Business

Sama Group Is Redefining What It Means To Be A Not-For-Profit Business“I am so sick of fundraising.” Leila Janah, the founder and CEO of Sama Group, has just left an hour-long staff meeting about grant proposals, and she is venting as we dig into an artisanal brick-oven pizza at Farina, a restaurant in San Francisco. Janah, 33, founded Sama in […]

 

A Maker’s Guide to the Metaverse

A Maker’s Guide to the MetaverseThe virtual reality renaissance that is now underway is creating much excitement surrounding the potential arrival of the “metaverse.” As I write, four great technology titans are competing to bring affordable head-mounted displays to market and usher VR into the mainstream [1]. While the term “metaverse” was […]

 

Stop Worrying About Whether Machines Are “Intelligent”

Stop Worrying About Whether Machines Are “Intelligent”Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk have sounded warnings that AI, especially robotic weapons, might escape our control and take over. Ray Kurzweil has claimed the “singularity” (his term for the moment of takeover) is at hand, surfacing some of our primitive terrors. Given the trend to a […]

 

Smart Plastic Roads

Smart Plastic RoadsDutch construction company VolkerWessels has designed a road made from recycled plastics that could transform the way we travel. VolkerWessels says the PlasticRoad concept could pave the way for innovations such as power-generating roads, heated surfaces to prevent snow build-up, and quieter traffic noise. The road is virtually maintenance-free, […]

 

Berg: Using artificial intelligence for drug discovery

Berg: Using artificial intelligence for drug discoveryBerg , a fast-growing Boston biotech, lies at the nexus of artificial intelligence, precision medicine and big data. Its AI-based drug discovery platform roots through reams of patient data to find and validate disease-causing biomarkers and efficiently craft therapies based on the newly found data. It has […]

 

10 C-Suite Jobs Of The Future

10 C-Suite Jobs Of The FutureWith questions about the future of middle management, many believe that corporations will soon beef up their core leadership teams, allowing them to keep foundational business knowledge close to the top while delegating the increasingly complex attributes of the modern organization to in-house, executive-level experts. These changes are expected […]

 

A World Without Work

A World Without WorkThe share of prime-age Americans (25 to 54 years old) who are working has been trending down since 2000. Among men, the decline began even earlier: the share of prime-age men who are neither working nor looking for work has doubled since the late […]

 

Future of employment: why there’s no need to worry

Future of employment: why there’s no need to worryMike Hayward: “It takes optimism to change reality.” We are heading full speed towards a world where you will want for nothing. If you read some of the top technology predictions by leading tech luminaries — think Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google — you’ll quickly see that […]

 

Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your BrainThe business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness) changes the brain , and it does so in ways that anyone working in today’s complex business […]

 

How Will We Meet the Energy Demands of the Coming Megacities?

How Will We Meet the Energy Demands of the Coming Megacities?Odds are you live in a city. In fact, more than half the world today lives in cities and by 2050, it’s expected that two-thirds of the world will be residing in cities. While smaller cities struggle to modernize to support the influx of people, who are […]

 
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