And that’s where the opportunity comes in: New platforms with missions and models that don’t require endless controversy and conflict may have an opening. There’s a window where venture capitalists may be more likely to invest. There’s a window to focus on individual, niche areas of social engagement without having to worry as much that Facebook or Snap is just going to hire 10 engineers to do the exact same thing. There’s now time to develop a product, attract customers, grow and evolve. Whatever happens next, the uncertainty around Section 230 creates a climate for innovation in social networking that hasn’t existed in years. … [Read more...] about Trump vs. Twitter: Is there a silver lining in the Section 230 fight?
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Telehealth versus traditional therapy Private insurance companies like Cigna and Aetna, have come around; they now provide coverage for what they see as a “legitimate” service. And surveys show consumers are receptive to telehealth counseling: no driving to an appointment, no searching for a parking space, no worries about childcare while they’re away, no need to switch providers if they move, and no problem if the specialist happens to be far away. … [Read more...] about I’m a psychologist. Online therapy can be just as effective as in-person sessions
Other platforms may be less proactive. After the 2016 election and a bruising Congressional inquiry into Facebook’s ability to control its social network, the site amassed a team of fact-checkers to flag false information (though not to take it down). Political ads, however, have an exemption when it comes to fact-checking. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sees policing political information as fundamentally different from health content. In a conversation with journalists in March, he explained his perspective on this issue: “There are broadly trusted authorities . . . [that] can arbitrate which claims are conspiracy theories or hoaxes and what’s trustworthy and what’s not, which makes this a very different dynamic than trying to be referee of political speech.” He reiterated that sentiment this week when he told Fox News that he didn’t think tech platforms should be “arbiters of truth,” an apparent dig at Twitter’s decision to flag … [Read more...] about As health misinformation and politics collide, social networks face a choice
In Wipro, after CEO Vivek Paul's exit in 2005, Azim Premji assumed the role for three years till 2008. Between 2008 and 2011, the company was led by Girish Paranjpe and Suresh Vaswani, both of them old-timers, who quit in 2011 on grounds of personal reasons. By then, Wipro's growth began to slump. … [Read more...] about Wipro’s new CEO: Can foreign executives succeed in Indian IT firms?
The argument isn’t for anarchy. Every work environment needs structure and a strong direction for employees to be aligned. But once that’s established, there should be room for employees to take ownership over their individual contributions and create in a style that is intuitive and plays up their strengths. This looks different in each work environment. In our business, for instance, which spans both tech and cryptocurrency, some areas, such as marketing and content have more room for creativity than others, such as software development or finance. What I’ve found is for areas with less rope, the simple act of asking for input on the vision and end goal can go a long way in increasing overall engagement. For people who crave more structure, there can still be clear guidelines and boundaries, but allowing them to partake in important conversations gives them a greater sense of ownership over their work. … [Read more...] about The case for autonomous leadership in the remote workplace