Ahead of the curve: The future of performance management | McKinsey & Company
New HR practices. Crowdsource feedback, coach and decouple pay and performance.
HR  business  managment 
The End of Globalization? The International Security Implications
De-globalisation. Interesting idea that there is a cycle in globalisation too.
economics  employment 
Where machines could replace humans--and where they can’t (yet) | McKinsey & Company
McK on which industries can be automated. I wonder if they are still caught in the past themselves: teaching should be largely automatable with some human management interaction.
automation  business 
The Twilight of Shenzhen’s Great Urban Village | Foreign Policy
The urban villages and how they disappear.

Shenzhen was 300k people in 1979 with US$100 per capita.
Now 18m at 25k.
China  Shenzhen 
5 days ago
I Only Fly First Class
First world flight problems. No miles, though.
5 days ago
When your boss is an algorithm — FT.com
Gig economy and algorithms. 7-eleven scheduling is new.
business  economy  gig  algorithms 
7 days ago
The great question of the 21st century: Whose black box do you trust? - O'Reilly Media
Business algorithm: is it sensible to only reward and focus on shareholders?
business  algorithms 
7 days ago
Threat Modeling for Applications - Adam Caudill
Useful summary of how to represent the threat model for an application.
application  threat  model 
17 days ago
The Impact of Tone of Voice on Users' Brand Perception (Nielsen Norman Group UX research)
Tone of voice in websites

Axes are:
Funny vs. serious
Formal vs. casual
Respectful vs. irreverent
Enthusiastic vs. matter-of-fact
content  tone  of  voice 
26 days ago
The Terrorism Tax hits Europe - Global Guerrillas
Reduction in GDP and possibly permanent transition to a lower value state.
26 days ago
MsgViewer download | SourceForge.net
View MSG files saved from Outlook on Mac.
email  msg 
4 weeks ago
How nimble resource allocation can double your company’s value | McKinsey
One of my favorite and relatively simple return-on-investment (ROI) metrics is calculating cumulative expected economic profit and dividing it by the cumulative (financial) resources it will require to produce (for instance, invested capital, additional R
roi  business 
4 weeks ago
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How to plan for catastrophe.
jade  development  real  time  failure  systems 
4 weeks ago
5G Leaps Forward, What You Need to Know About 5G Standards, Spectrum and Ecosystems – Medium
3GPP’s Accelerated Plan calls for their standard to be complete by 4Q2017 with trials and early deployments by 1Q2018.
jade  standards 
4 weeks ago
The Origin of Populist Surges Everywhere — Medium
Lots going on here, but cities and rural are important, it's the suburban that is overlooked and critical.
6 weeks ago
Why We’re Post-Fact | Peter Pomerantsev | Granta Magazine

This is a (dark) joy. All the madness you feel, you can now let it out and it’s okay. The very point of Trump is to validate the pleasure of spouting shit, the joy of pure emotion, often anger, without any sense. And an audience which has already spent a decade living without facts can now indulge in a full, anarchic liberation from coherence.
6 weeks ago
How Google Analytics ruined marketing | TechCrunch
Lots of interesting stuff in here on why web analytics are tricky.
analytics  marketing  google 
7 weeks ago
Probabilistic Models of Cognition
Very interesting approach to thinking and how to model sickness.
probability  thinking  cognition 
7 weeks ago
AI’s Language Problem
Good current overview of where we are on AI.
7 weeks ago
New studies explore why ordinary people turn terrorist | Science News
young people adrift in a globalized world find their own way to ISIS, looking  to don a social identity that gives their lives significance. Groups of dissatisfied young adult friends around the world — often with little knowledge of Islam but yearning for lives of profound meaning and glory — typically choose to become volunteers in the Islamic State army in Syria and Iraq, Atran contends. Many of these individuals connect via the internet and social media to form a global community of alienated youth seeking heroic sacrifice, he proposes.
terrorism  daesh 
7 weeks ago
How It Works | About Elevated Careers
Matching based on CVs. Known not to work.
7 weeks ago
Nordic ID Sampo
Possible reader, but expensive.
7 weeks ago
Design Thinking 101
Good summary of how to work through design
design  ux 
7 weeks ago
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