Thursday, September 18, 2014
  1. Hope for High-Tech Mothers

    Naomi Wolf

    Hope for High-Tech Mothers

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     praises a new job platform for highly skilled women from around the world.

    Working remotely Citrix Online/Flickr

    Have two highly skilled women – with four babies and toddlers between them – finally found a way to achieve an ideal work-family balance? It looks as if PowerToFly, a new startup launched to place women around the world in tech jobs with flexible hours and the ability to work remotely, has done just that. READ MORE

  2. The Next-Generation Greenhouse

    Esther Dyson

    The Next-Generation Greenhouse

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     extols the promise of vertical "plant production units."

    vertical farming greenhouse Plant Chicago/Flickr

    The challenge of ensuring adequate, nutrient-rich food for an expanding global population is a daunting one, especially given tightening constraints on key resources like water and land. Could vertical farms – stacked greenhouses that use artificial light to grow crops – be the solution the world has been awaiting? READ MORE

  3. The Ratings Revolution

    Carlo Ratti

    The Ratings Revolution

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    &  explore how customer feedback is transforming services.

    Hotel Concierge Adrian Flower/Flickr

    Hospitality businesses are now ranked, analyzed, and compared not by industry professionals, but by the very people for whom the service is intended – the customer. This has forged a new relationship between buyer and seller. As a result, businesses are much more accountable, which creates powerful incentives to improve service. READ MORE

  4. The Internet’s Next Act

    J. Bradford DeLong
  5. Creative Destruction at Work

    Carl Benedikt Frey

    Creative Destruction at Work

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     assesses how technological change is transforming the structure of employment.

    Working in information and communication technology European Parliament

    Despite the diffusion of big-data-driven technologies, research suggests that labor will continue to have a comparative advantage in social intelligence and creativity. Government development strategies should therefore focus on enhancing these skills, so that they complement, rather than compete with, computer technologies. READ MORE

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