Monthly Archives: August 2018

Populism, Trump, and the future of democracy

By Michael J. Sandel in Global Geopolitics These are dangerous times for democracy. Russia, Turkey, Hungary, Poland, and other places that once offered democratic hope are now, in varying degrees, falling into authoritarianism. Democracy is also in trouble in sturdier … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Democracy, Donald Trump, Russia, Turkey, United States

What Does the New Caspian Sea Agreement Mean For the Energy Market?

By Stratfor Worldview Leaders from Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan have spent over 20 years trying to negotiate a deal over how to manage the ownership of the Caspian Sea and its surrounding areas. On Aug. 12, in the … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Energy, Russia

U.S. is denying passports to Americans along the border, throwing their citizenship into question

By Kevin Sieff of the Washington Post His official American birth certificate shows he was delivered by a midwife in Brownsville, at the southern tip of Texas. He spent his life wearing American uniforms: three years as a private in … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Donald Trump, Thought-Provoking Analysis

The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the factories of the future

By Helena Leurent, Head of Future of Production, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum, Enno De Boer, Partner, McKinsey & Company and Diego Hernandez Diaz, Engagement manager, McKinsey & Company After a decade of flat productivity, the arrival … Continue reading

Posted in Business, innovation, Learning, Science, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Is this the answer to what’s wrong with leadership training? Leadership hacks that transform the way you work

By Scott Stein in CEO World Tired of attending training sessions that regurgitate leadership theory from the 1990’s? A recent Forbes article titled ‘Why leadership training doesn’t work’ identified how many leadership training programs offer limited success because they focus … Continue reading

Posted in Business, leadership, Learning