Picture an emotion newsfeed that could aggregate, moment-by-moment, the audience’s responses to a presentation, and visualize that energy; for example, imagine a graph that shoots up when people are engaged or enthusiastic, or displays the crying-laughing emoji when people are laughing. This kind of virtual emotional engagement could also be useful for large team meetings. As a CEO, one of my biggest concerns right now is making sure my team is still doing okay—that they’re engaged, motivated, and feeling connected. While a lot of that effort must be done in one-to-one interactions, large organizations could benefit from a boost in understanding the emotional health of an organization during large virtual team meetings. … [Read more...] about Emotionally aware technology could help us beat Zoom fatigue
The end of the MBA? As prospective students weigh their options, this year’s virtual graduations provide a preview of the world to come. On May 19, the Wharton School of Business swapped its usual, hours-long commencement at The Palestra for a video presentation on YouTube. Like many other schools, they opted to make the event a short one, knowing that it could not be a replacement for the real thing. They did, however, decide to have some fun with the medium, closing out the ceremony with hundreds of pictures and videos submitted by the Class of 2020: montages of sporting events, parties in small apartments, a dance number performed atop Machu Picchu. … [Read more...] about ‘It’s a huge loss’: Can elite business schools survive coronavirus?
The contract raised eyebrows because it was agreed to shortly after SCL enlisted Trump’s then soon-to-be national security adviser Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn as a consultant. SCL has said the advisory role—only disclosed by Flynn nine months later in an amended disclosure form—lasted from days before the election until December 2016 but involved no payment and no actual work. Two months later, Flynn would be forced to resign from the White House over his contacts with foreign officials and retroactively register as a foreign agent. … [Read more...] about Before Trump, Cambridge Analytica quietly built “psyops” for militaries
In the past, SSG has raised a half-million dollars for a variety of charity partners. We recently launched our own foundation, which will provide free sports programming for vulnerable and underserved youth in our community, funded by a portion of our revenues. With COVID-19 benching both our adult and youth sports initiatives for now, we have switched our donation efforts with a portion of all our online e-sports events going to food banks. But giving back doesn’t need to cost a penny. … [Read more...] about Even without team sports, this recreational league company finds a way to boost spirits
I respect every trans person’s right to live any way that feels authentic and comfortable to them. I’d march with you if you were discriminated against on the basis of being trans. At the same time, my life has been shaped by being female. I do not believe it’s hateful to say so. … [Read more...] about Daniel Radcliffe rebukes J.K. Rowling’s latest tweets about trans women