“Being location independent is a really big advantage, especially for Indonesians,” she says. In Jakarta, which has the 12th worst traffic in the world, more than a million people commute to work every day, costing them in quality of life and the country $5 billion in lost productivity every year. Transitioning to remote work could help address both problems and would support Indonesia’s growing reputation as a startup hub. The Indonesian Creative Economy Agency projected a 20% to 30% growth in the number of startups in the country in 2019, supported by Indonesia’s large middle-income population, which is projected to reach 140 million in 2020. Other growing startup economies in the region include those of Ho Chi Minh City, Penang, Bangkok, and Singapore. … [Read more...] about The remote working revolution is coming to Southeast Asia
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District 15 is a new short film produced by Patagonia that outlines the fight undertaken by the Communities for a Better Environment group as it lobbies city council and Mayor Eric Garcetti to establish a 2,500-foot distance between oil drilling operations and Wilmington’s schools, hospitals, and churches. … [Read more...] about Patagonia’s new film celebrates activists fighting urban oil drilling in L.A.
Bill was among the first five patients to receive the drug. He took his first pill before he went to bed one night in February 2012—and at about 2 a.m., he woke up with a sensation he hadn’t felt in 15 years. He could breathe through both nostrils. Not only that, he could actually smell. The drug was working, and Bill realized that his future had changed overnight. … [Read more...] about Why patients have begun to lead the way in the fight against rare diseases
Alan Karchmer: The Architects’ Photographer traces the photographer’s illustrious career, featuring portraits of notable architects like Santiago Calatrava and the Gensler firm, along with the buildings they’ve designed over the years. Karchmer’s gift is in translating complex buildings into accessible narratives that citizens outside of the architecture world can appreciate and understand. Known for his longstanding personal relationships with the architects he photographs, along with a keen sense of their design concepts, Karchmer is able to synthesize his subject’s visions for 3D structures into a vivid, two-dimensional format. “My objectives overall are to communicate form and space . . .” he says. “Architects use my photos to communicate design among themselves and also to the public at large. One of my roles is to bridge the difference between how architects tend to see and present their work and show it in a way that reads clearly … [Read more...] about Meet the photographer who’s bringing architecture to the masses
To stop the demographic dividend from becoming a national burden, there is a need to invest heavily in skilling of the youth. Here, specialized recruitment and training companies offer graduates three and six months courses in banking and they will be later on deployed at banks as entry level employees and contribute to the wider adoption of financial services in India. A strong focus in Tier 3 to Tier 6 towns will result in increased number of graduates opting for such courses, thus enabling greater financial inclusivity. … [Read more...] about Reskilling the banking landscape