First, when a company has market power in an industry, it can set prices on its own terms, higher than it would otherwise be able to in a more competitive environment. This transfers wealth from customers who pay the higher prices to the dominant company. Because the managers and the owners of these powerful businesses tend to be wealthier than their consumers, this wealth transfer is regressive and therefore promotes economic inequality. … [Read more...] about The T-Mobile/Sprint merger will increase inequality in the U.S.
“The idea of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is to eradicate this disease by controlling the spread of it, and treating the patient early on,” Manjunath said. “Today, if we want to develop new drugs (to treat river blindness), and see if it works, we have to scrape off the skin. How do you give medicine and see if it is working?”Manjunath said that thermal imaging could be used for treatment monitoring to check effectiveness of medication being administered and can be used to develop new drugs. … [Read more...] about How Niramai is using artificial intelligence to change the face of breast cancer detection
So, I followed consumers, over 3,000 of them, through their healthcare journeys and interactions with their health plans and providers. I began asking “And then what?” and “What if?” and “How can we make this better?” This ultimately led to the evolution of my company, which is based on proprietary use of real-time data, along with a team of expert care coordinators™ who are trained on how to use empathy to interact with consumers early in their healthcare journeys to positively influence their experience and outcomes. … [Read more...] about How I built a thriving company around empathy
The Graphic: The Top 20 Growing Jobs The Up and Comers: Jobs Best Poised for Future Growth While so-called “green” jobs haven’t made the BLS report to date, some career experts believe that they will proliferate in 2008, shaking up the list of the “fastest growing” jobs. “More and more companies are adding dedicated staff to focus their environmental efforts,” says Alison Doyle, About.com’s Guide to Job Searching. Citing the increase in the number of green-centric job listings websites, Doyle advocates her belief that green jobs are arriving in two breeds: some green jobs, she predicts, will be positions at specialized firms whose business is reducing human environmental impact; others will simply be “jobs at environmentally friendly companies” looking to improve their eco-friendliness or image. … [Read more...] about Top Jobs of 2008
Qualifications: Strong academic qualifications, essential language abilities and relevant internships or professional experience are expected from all graduates applying to Nestle. The company’s aim is to recruit individuals with the attitudes and skills that will enable them to stay on as long-term employees. It expects employees to be dynamic, pragmatic, team players, high achievers and to possess integrity. … [Read more...] about Where in the World to Find a Job