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‘The pain is just beginning’: After 38,000 layoffs, Wall Street wakes up to ‘peak car’

June 21st, 2019 at 12:44 pm » Comments Off

  What goes up must come down, even in car-loving America. Global demand for cars will decline 3% in 2019, analysts predict. There have been at least 38,000 job losses among automakers in the past six months. One stark example: Commercial vehicle exports from the UK collapsed by 89% in April. The decline in car […]



The future of business is purpose: Here are its leaders

May 29th, 2019 at 11:43 am » Comments Off

The 2018 Best For The World honorees include (clockwise from top left): Sunrise Banks, Animal Experience International, Mascoma Bank, and CORE Kitchen. 21st century business leaders see assets everywhere and in everyone. They create value and competitive advantage by competing not just to be best in the world, but best for the world. As consumers, […]



Very risky business: the pros and cons of insurance companies embracing artificial intelligence

May 6th, 2019 at 11:24 am » Comments Off

The enabling technology for insurers to use AI is the ‘ecosystem’ of sensors known as the internet of things. It’s a new day not very far in the future. You wake up; your wristwatch has recorded how long you’ve slept, and monitored your heartbeat and breathing. You drive to work; car sensors track your speed […]



How Incubators are Shaping the Indian landscape

April 30th, 2019 at 11:18 am » Comments Off

According to the NASSCOM India Startup Ecosystem report, India has retained its position as the third largest Startup Ecosystem in the world. More than 1,200 startups came up in 2018, including eight unicorns, taking the total number to 7,200 startups, NASSCOM reported. Considering the scale of the Indian market, even average startups can find a […]



The importance of foresight : Why intuition and imagination will be critical in the future of work

April 16th, 2019 at 11:19 am » Comments Off

In his book Thinking Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman refers to the parts of our brain, where he suggests there are two competing intelligence at play. He specifies one area affiliated to “system 1” which is known to be an area relying on speed in decision making and on emotion in information perceiving. System 1 […]



Are certificates more valuable than college degrees?