Businesses that had issued statements in the summer committing to increased diversity and anti-racist efforts struggled with how to respond. There is still much fear in business of getting involved in “political issues” and the potential impact it will have on their customer and client retention. “Organizations have to decide what side of history they want to be on,” says Janine Dennis, CEO of Talent Think Innovations. “You can continue to perpetuate our issues by aiding and abetting these vigilantes of freedom … [or] you can help to eradicate some of our issues as a country by taking a strong stance and making it clear that your company in no way condones such acts and behavior.” … [Read more...] about 4 steps companies should take in the aftermath of January 6
Kaizen event process
The point is not that we should adopt an anti-Big Tech posture. These companies are built on a legacy of innovation and products that would have seemed like magic a generation ago. But we are the victims of their success, because the rational decision for a company with the market power of a Big Tech company in 2021 is to secure and leverage that dominance, not to risk further innovation. When that happens, the role of government is to act as a countervailing force to private capital. Like forest fires clearing out the underbrush, antitrust action oxygenates the economy by creating new competitors and opening up space for new entrants. … [Read more...] about Scott Galloway: Why 2021 will be a year of reckoning for Big Tech
That distinction aside, the basic idea is pretty much the same—though with a few noteworthy twists. First, in addition to allowing you to create your own custom email address for direct-to-the-service subscriptions (using the newslettrs.app domain), Newslettrs has a thoughtful Explore section that lets you subscribe to certain newsletters from right within the website, with just a couple quick clicks. The list of options is a little sparse at the moment, but if you find something you like, the experience couldn’t be much easier. … [Read more...] about Don’t clutter your inbox with newsletters. Use these awesome apps instead
The fact that Trump no longer has access to Twitter should also help matters. The former steak salesman and president can no longer instantly seize control of the national conversation by spreading misinformation or reacting to other news in a way that’s designed to rile up his base. As he demonstrated in his chastened final week in office, without his favorite toy, he has yet to figure out how best to get his every message out into the world with the immediacy and control Twitter provided. … [Read more...] about It’s time to start treating Trump like a fringe cult leader
“It’s probably going to be years before we get vaccines into sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia and South America and in other regions,” Weissman says. “What can happen is that since in those areas the virus is growing freely, it’s going to keep mutating. It’s possible that someday a series of mutations might occur that the vaccine doesn’t work well [against]. And then we have to go back and we have to re-immunize the entire world.” … [Read more...] about How easy will it be to update the COVID vaccine if the virus mutates too much?