Now, as students from grade school to university-level move online, we are forced to reckon with our failure to take similar action in our modern context—to the detriment of those Americans who already experience the greatest structural disadvantage along lines of race and income. Internet providers stepping up in the midst of this crisis to maintain affordable service is the right thing to do in this moment—but it’s a short-term fix for a decades-long problem. To truly close the digital divide, cities and states (and Congress if needed) should follow the playbook from the 1930s, and from the many communities—red and blue, urban and rural—who have brought high-speed internet to all residents: … [Read more...] about Our lack of will to expand broadband access has left millions of students disconnected during closures
Technically, the index closed just a shade below 8,800 with gains of nearly 9 percent forming a bullish candle on the daily chart. The initial resistance is seen at 9,000, and in case the index manages to close above this level, then the outlook could change from negative to neutral. … [Read more...] about Taking Stock: Biggest single-day gain, Sensex back above 30K; what should investors do?
As we’re grown used to hearing, modern workers are now less likely than ever to remain at a single company for long periods. But that transience doesn’t mean loyalty itself has lost its value–if anything, it’s become an even more precious resource. Some organizations and leaders still excel at cultivating remarkable loyalty within their teams. Here are seven key habits that help them do that. … [Read more...] about 7 Habits Of Leaders Who Inspire Loyalty
When I talked to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella last week, I’d just finished Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott’s excellent book, Reprogramming the American Dream, about AI’s potential to include rural America in the future growth of the economy. Evenly distributing the goodness of technologies such as AI across geography and class lines might go a long way toward healing some of the resentment in less populous states for “the coastal elite” (including tech workers). I asked Nadella how this might happen, and whether big tech companies like his are obligated to make sure the wealth generated by AI benefits everyone. Along with answering my questions, he questioned whether “aggregator” companies (he didn’t name names, though Facebook leaped to my mind) may feel such an obligation. … [Read more...] about Satya Nadella: ‘Absolutely, tech does owe something back to the society’