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Elon Musk and the Unnerving Influence of Twitter’s Power Users
by / on 06/06/2018 at 11:00 / in WIRED

Elon Musk and the Unnerving Influence of Twitter’s Power Users

Elon Musk is tweeting up a storm, and he’s loving every minute of it. With 21 million followers, Musk has emerged as one of the defining Twitter voices of 2018, someone who will happily and democratically engage with anybody who @s him. Like other gazillionaires before him—Rupert Murdoch, Marc Andreessen—he’s found in Twitter a fun and unfiltered platform for self-expression. […]

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The Next Era of Factor Investing
by / on 15/05/2018 at 10:00 / in The Review

The Next Era of Factor Investing

For decades, investors have used certain stock attributes known as “factors” — such as size, value or momentum — to predict investment returns over long periods. Today, factor-based investing is getting a boost from big data and technology. Nicholas Chan, of the Quantitative Investment Strategies team in Goldman Sachs Asset Management, explains the evolution of factor-based investing. Nicholas, can you explain factor-based […]

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Mindfulness as a Management Technique Goes Back to at Least the 1970s
by / on 03/05/2018 at 11:00 / in Harvard Business Review

Mindfulness as a Management Technique Goes Back to at Least the 1970s

Mindfulness is now seen as a crucial skill in business. Meditation practices have the capacity to calm the mind, relax the body, boost resilience, and even increase situational awareness. The study of mindfulness — often defined as paying attention, nonjudgmentally and on purpose — is a regular part of the creativity and wellness culture at firms around the world. But although mindfulness may seem to be […]

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Qu’est-ce que le blurring ?
by / on 30/04/2018 at 13:00 / in Management

Qu’est-ce que le blurring ?

Non, le “blurring” n’est pas une nouvelle technique de maquillage mais a plutôt à voir avec la frontière entre vie personnelle et vie professionnelle. Porté par la digitalisation des outils professionnels, le “blurring” est le terme utilisé fréquemment pour décrire le flou qui s’est installé autour des frontières entre vie privée et vie professionnelle. Si ce phénomène n’est pas nouveau, l’expression est […]

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Tips from the Top: First Jobs
by / on 26/04/2018 at 09:00 / in The Review

Tips from the Top: First Jobs

OneWire (www.onewire.com/videos) interviews business and finance executives about their first jobs and how they got started. From a nuclear weapons transshipment pilot to a golf caddy, even the top CEOs on Wall Street started somewhere.

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The Best Leaders See Things That Others Don’t. Art Can Help.
by / on 23/04/2018 at 09:00 / in Harvard Business Review

The Best Leaders See Things That Others Don’t. Art Can Help.

I don’t often start essays about leadership with insights from French novelists, but in this case it seems appropriate. “The real act of discovery,” Marcel Proust wrote, “consists not in finding new lands but in seeing with new eyes.” Today the most successful companies don’t just outcompete their rivals. They redefine the terms of competition by embracing one-of-a-kind ideas in […]

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These 4 Tips Will Take Your Interview Prowess to the Next Level
by / on 16/04/2018 at 15:05 / in The Review

These 4 Tips Will Take Your Interview Prowess to the Next Level

Sponsored by Dr Pepper: The One You Crave When it comes to job interviews, you already know all of the standard advice. You should do plenty of research beforehand, prepare answers for the most commonly asked questions, and show up dressed and ready (please, iron that shirt of yours) to put your very best foot forward. Yes, when it comes to nailing […]

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Les pratiques obscures des plateformes d’échanges de crypto-monnaies
by / on 04/04/2018 at 11:00 / in Économie

Les pratiques obscures des plateformes d’échanges de crypto-monnaies

Coinbase, Binance, Poloniex & co sont pointées du doigt pour leur manque de transparence vis-à-vis des consommateurs et des pouvoirs publics. Le bitcoin ne dépend d’aucun organe central mais les plateformes d’échanges de bitcoin répondent quant à elles aux réglementations en vigueur. Pourtant, certains acteurs étrangers ne respectent pas toutes les dispositions à la lettre. En France, les deux seules plateformes, Paymium […]

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Pumping Up Pensions: US Defined Benefit Plans at Inflection Point
by / on 03/04/2018 at 09:00 / in The Review

Pumping Up Pensions: US Defined Benefit Plans at Inflection Point

Higher contributions and market returns pumped up US pension plans in 2017. Today, corporate pension plans are at an important inflection point. As shown above, the estimated funded status for pension plans was about four percentage points higher in 2017 from 2016 — the first annual year-over-year increase since 2013, according to Michael Moran, senior pension strategist, who analyzed the […]

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The Paradox of Universal Basic Income
by / on 29/03/2018 at 16:00 / in WIRED

The Paradox of Universal Basic Income

Liberals and conservatives alike love—and fear—the idea of giving free money to everyone. But we have to try it anyway. ON DECEMBER 15, 2017, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, issued adamning report on his visit to the United States. He cited data from the Stanford Center on Inequality and Poverty, whichreports that […]

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