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  • Study: Nearly All Workers Want Job Flexibility, Fewer Than Half Have It

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 5, 2018
    A recent study has found  that while pretty much everyone wants more flexibility on the job, fewer than half of people actually have it. 
  • Tempering Expectations that Blockchain Can Fix Everything

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 4, 2018
    A hammer is a wonderful, versatile tool that can be used for many different things. However, virtually all these applications involve hitting something with it. Need to pound down a nail? Flatten a chicken breast? Knock a knight off his horse? A hammer is your best bet. But turning a screw? Falling in love? Balancing monetary policy to prevent runaway inflation? These are situations where a hammer really will hurt more than help. Now, similarly, blockchain holds a great deal of promise to be a wonderful and versatile tool of its own. Not only does it enable cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, serious players are looking to use it for securities transactions, real estate records and contract negotiations. 

    See where we're going with all this? 
  • Survey: Male UK Board Members Don't Think Discrimination Explains Low Numbers of Women on Boards

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 1, 2018
    While a lack of female representation on corporate boards is a truism throughout nearly every western economy, a recent survey of male board members in the United Kingdom shows that they don't believe discrimination to be the cause. 
  • Corporate Debt Now Exceeds Pre-Crisis Levels

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    May 31, 2018
    Companies across the world have taken on increasing amounts of debt as their CFOs take advantage of historically low interest rates and strong investor demand, raising corporate debt levels even higher than they were before the financial crisis.
  • Remote Work a Growing Worldwide Phenomena

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    May 30, 2018
    As the global economy becomes increasingly intertwined with the Internet, the number of people performing their jobs remotely around the world has grown, with over 70 percent telecommuting at least one day a week. 
  • Study: BS Occurs Most When Speaker Is Under Pressure to Form Opinion Before Easy Audience

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    May 29, 2018
    While it's generally uncontroversial to think that the world is awash in B.S., a recent study looked into what sorts of conditions encourage its growth and found that it's when people feel obligated to give an opinion before an audience they don't think will scrutinize them too deeply. 
  • Survey: The Office Is Too Cold/Too Hot

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    May 24, 2018
    A recent survey has found that 46 percent of 1,000 people say their office is either too hot or too cold, which many of the respondents said hurts their productivity. 
  • An AI Explains Bitcoin to You

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    May 23, 2018
    Bitcoin is the digital currency that many people are saying will change the world. But just what is bitcoin, and how does it work? Since bitcoin is a computerized currency, perhaps a computer is the best one to explain it. 
  • Born in the '80s? The Financial Crisis Hit You the Worst

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    May 21, 2018
    A recent study from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis says that people born in the 1980s took the worst damage from the 2008 financial crisis, and warned that those in this cohort might form a "lost generation" who will always struggle economically. 
  • Oh No: You Forgot Someone's Name!

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    May 18, 2018
    Don't panic. Pretty much everyone, at some point or another, has forgotten a name that they really ought to have known.