Geert Hofstede, renowned social psychologist, measured the differences in individualism vs. collectivism across nations. The “hugger” approach is a prime example of American individualistic culture. It is expected that each individual act for him or herself, make their own choices, and that individual needs take precedence over the group’s. In South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and China, where the collectivist orientation is prevalent, preferences are given to the rights of the community, team, or organization and standing out is not encouraged; therefore decisions are made that take into account the best interests of the group. Employers (and institutions) take responsibility for their employees and recognition is given to groups and teams as a whole. In times of crisis where we need to move quickly to contain a pandemic, the collectivist orientation perspective has its benefits. … [Read more...] about American innovation challenge: Embracing other cultures’ values to fight Covid-19
While there’s no knowing when we might be able to return to the Alamo Drafthouse, at least there’s no shortage of movies and shows ideal for watching at home to pass the time. You won’t be seeing Fast & Furious 9 anytime soon, but some impending releases—such as the Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae team-up, The Lovebirds—have migrated to Netflix for April, with lots of company destined to follow. Which is nice! Every little thing to look forward to means something extra now. … [Read more...] about Beastie Boys and Issa Rae headline 88 pop-culture musts to get you through April’s quarantine
This program, founded in 2014 by Greg Caplan and Sam Pessin, provides the opportunity for freelancers (such as myself), and for those with gigs that allow remote work, to take their jobs on the road. For a year, I moved between 12 different international cities across three continents, calling each of them home for 30 days. In the past six years, there have been dozens of communities like mine, ranging in size from 20 to 65, who figured out how to meet deadlines, take calls, and complete their job functions, from wherever they happened to be in the world. … [Read more...] about We’re in the midst of a massive work-from-home experiment. What if it works?
Despite advances on the business front, Goop continues to trigger intense skepticism, particularly on social media. While many Goop diehards Instagram meals prepared from Paltrow’s cookbooks or tweet articles when the weekly newsletter arrives in their inboxes, sniping often erupts simultaneously–about price points or the more unique aspects of certain recommendations, like a dessert recipe for “sex bark.” The phrase conscious uncoupling still triggers eye rolls from people who see it as a pretentious substitute for divorce, as if Paltrow even thinks she knows how to break up better than everyone else (the term is actually meant to describe a process, created by therapist Katherine Woodward Thomas, for peacefully ending a marriage). A tiny Goop item about an unusual treatment offered at an L.A. spa led to thousands of negative news articles and blog posts about Paltrow’s “vaginal steaming” advice. Paltrow once drew ire for … [Read more...] about Gwyneth Paltrow Goes To Market
Stocks of the group's listed entities plunged over the past month, due to fears over the outbreak's economic impact. Future Enterprises, Future Lifestyle Fashions, Future Retail, and Future Supply Chain Solutions have lost around half of their value since the start of 2020. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus impact | Future Group’s Kishore Biyani in a difficult situation as lenders invoke shares: Report