Because we communicate through multiple apps and systems, stress and miscommunication are proliferating. Let's curb them. Thomas Smale Published 10:30 am CST, Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Photo: 10'000 Hours | Getty Images Photo: 10'000 Hours | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: 10'000 Hours | Getty Images Want a Sales Boost in 2019? Streamline Your Communications. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery According to a survey by Bluesource, roughly 25 percent of employees polled said they regarded email as a major productivity killer. And that certainly sounds familiar, because we all know the time we waste by hopping among our different email accounts, … [Read more...] about Want a Sales Boost in 2019? Streamline Your Communications.
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The reaction was predictable. Last week’s Climate Strike by schoolchildren was met with an inane debate about whether or not the pupils were right to “play truant”. This dialogue of the deaf was a missed opportunity. Politicians should take seriously the protesters’ demand that they “recognise that young people have the biggest stake in our future”. How we weigh policies which differentially impact today’s adults and future generations has been a recurring undercurrent of the last decade of British politics – including on deficit reduction and Brexit. It’s time we asked whether we get the balance right. Government policies shape the use of vast economic resources. Underpinning all decisions are judgements about the relative importance of the present against the future. State action to curb carbon emissions, for example, requires avoiding cheaper fuels today for investment in technologies with future payoffs. End-of-life healthcare, … [Read more...] about Want a more future-focused government? Climate action is just the start
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Business | In Amazon Fight, Progressives Showed What They Want: A New Economic Agenda Supported by ByPatricia Cohen Feb. 16, 2019 The political opposition that prompted Amazon to walk away from building a corporate headquarters in New York City featured a touchstone of the progressives’ economic agenda: ending tax policies that unfairly reward and pamper the wealthy. But it also exposed a political vulnerability, leaving unclear what alternative strategy they are offering to encourage growth and create the thousands of jobs that Amazon promised to bring to the city. The clash has consequences far beyond New York, going to the heart of a national debate that is likely to dominate the 2020 presidential race: What is the best way to spread prosperity? As Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo fumed that some of his fellow … [Read more...] about In Amazon Fight, Progressives Showed What They Want: A New Economic Agenda
Politicians arriving for work in Parliament these days are confronted with a less than perfect view of the Palace of Westminster. The iconic Elizabeth Tower, home of Big Ben, is sheathed in scaffolding as renovation work is carried out. Workers scurry up and down ladders, being careful not to get themselves trapped in positions from which there is no obvious escape. Some of those working inside the building face a similar challenge and are looking for ladders of their own to climb down on Brexit. When 118 Conservative MPs voted against Theresa May’s deal in January, the hope of many was that the EU would see the size of the defeat and agree to reopen talks. As things stand, Brussels is holding firm on its line that the negotiations are over and there can therefore be no changes to the hated backstop plan concerning the Irish border. That leaves those Conservatives who rebelled on 25 January with the choice of whether to vote against the plan again when it eventually comes back to … [Read more...] about ‘We want a ladder to climb down’; MPs who voted down May’s deal are getting nervous
UN Senator Ron Wyden has written to Apple and Google demanding they remove a controversial Saudi government app from their app stores. Wyden told Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Sundar Pichai that the app enables “abhorrent surveillance and control of women.” INSIDER reported extensively how Absher, an online service, lets men control where women travel, and offers alerts when they use their passports to leave the country. The app version has been downloaded more than one million times, and has been condemned by human rights activists. Neither Apple nor Google has responded to INSIDER’s requests for comment. Scroll down to read Wyden’s letter in full. A US Senator has written to Apple and Google’s CEOs to demand that they “immediately remove” a Saudi government app from their app stores which allows men to monitor and control the movements of women. On Monday, Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon wrote to Tim Cook and Sundar Pichai, and said … [Read more...] about A US Senator has demanded that Apple and Google remove a Saudi Arabian government app that allows men ‘abhorrent’ control over women’s lives