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How artificial intelligence could kill capitalism

July 17th, 2018 at 9:39 am » Comments Off

If you believe the hype, then Artificial Intelligence (AI) is set to change the world in dramatic ways soon. Nay-sayers claim it will lead to, at best, rising unemployment and civil unrest, and at worst, the eradication of humanity. Advocates, on the other hand, are telling us to look forward to a future of leisure […]



A new way to think about solving the world’s biggest problems

July 12th, 2018 at 8:47 am » Comments Off

How to build global cooperation. It’s SIMPOL! A while back I received a book in the mail titled “The SIMPOL Solution: A New Way to Think About Solving the World’s Biggest Problems” by John Bunzl and Nick Duffell, who were unknown to me. I get sent a lot of books with grandiose titles and don’t […]



Why the Crypto market will be trillions

July 9th, 2018 at 9:46 am » Comments Off

Public embarrassment is a horrible feeling. We’ve all experienced in one form or another. Predicting the future of technology is daunting enough but mix that with the future of money and markets – forget about it. The effort was to convey a whole worldview in less than ten minutes. Needless to say, it required a […]



A record number of folks age 85 and older are working. Here’s what they’re doing

July 7th, 2018 at 11:34 pm » Comments Off

Bob Blocksom, 87, is interested in becoming a truck driver to help pay for medical expenses for his wife. Seventy may be the new 60, and 80 may be the new 70, but 85 is still pretty old to work. Yet in some ways, this is the era of the very old worker in America. […]



Ryan Van Wagenen discusses how cryptocurrency will play into digital currency going forward

May 29th, 2018 at 9:36 am » Comments Off

Ryan Van Wagenen has been with Global Private Equity for nearly a decade and is no stranger to the cryptocurrency movement. Since being promoted to Director within GPE in 2011, Van Wagenen has been covering the firm’s technology coverage and has seen a lot of growth in the sector. The question one must ask about […]



This is America’s hottest job

May 19th, 2018 at 11:26 am » Comments Off

Uber, Airbnb managers say ‘I’m hiring’ on LinkedIn profiles. Job postings up 75 percent in past three years on Indeed.com. Murray Webb had been a lackluster student more interested in sports than schoolwork while attending a small Virginia college. Then he transferred to Kennesaw State University in suburban Atlanta to pursue a master’s degree in […]



The rise of the rural creative class

May 15th, 2018 at 7:06 am » Comments Off

Richard Florida:  One of the most persistent myths in America today is that urban areas are innovative and rural areas are not. While it is overwhelmingly clear that innovation and creativity tend to cluster in a small number of cities and metropolitan areas, it’s a big mistake to think that they somehow skip over rural […]



Bitcoin sees Wall Street warm to trading virtual currency

May 13th, 2018 at 9:25 am » Comments Off

SAN FRANCISCO — Some of the biggest names on Wall Street are warming up to Bitcoin, a virtual currency that for nearly a decade has been consigned to the unregulated fringes of the financial world. The parent company of the New York Stock Exchange has been working on an online trading platform that would allow […]



America’s disappearing IPOs

May 9th, 2018 at 9:32 am » Comments Off

What happened to all the IPOs? It wasn’t so long ago that the market for initial public offerings — in which a promising and often young private company first allows public investors to buy its stock, often as a way to raise money and invest in the future — was booming. In the two decades […]



The economics of artificial intelligence

May 6th, 2018 at 9:59 am » Comments Off

Rotman School of Management professor Ajay Agrawal explains how AI changes the cost of prediction and what this means for business. With so many perspectives on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) flooding the business press, it’s becoming increasingly rare to find one that’s truly original. So when strategy professor Ajay Agrawal shared his brilliantly […]



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