Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The truth is that taking the time to get educated about the opportunities available is a smart business decision—regardless of whether you want or are ready to make a move. Advisors often wonder if there’s a right time to embark upon the due diligence process. And the reality is that it’s important that they always stay aware and educated about the opportunities around them—particularly in an environment that’s evolved rapidly over the last several years. But to do a “deep dive” takes some time and effort on the advisor’s part and is generally left to those experiencing a gap between where they are now and where they want to be. And that gap helps determine the urgency around the next steps you might take. If the gap is big enough and important enough to justify the hassle of a move, then it makes sense to begin due diligence. You may decide that a more passive approach – what we call “armchair exploration” – is … [Read more...] about Financial Advisors: Is Now The ‘Right Time’ To Start Exploring Your Options?
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Unprecedented forest fires in the drought-stricken western United States . Tropical storms and rising seas threatening the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. Sizzling heat across large swaths of the country. As climate change unfolds before our eyes, what can the U.S. do to sharply and rapidly reduce its share of the greenhouse gas emissions that are causing it? advertisement advertisement The Biden administration has committed to reducing those emissions 50% by 2030 to below 2005 levels. That’s a critical first step of a global energy transition that must achieve net-zero emissions by midcentury to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) and thereby avert the worst impacts of climate change. Twenty years ago, I would have regarded the U.S. 2030 pledge as crazy talk. But a new study in the journal Science that I coauthored, compares results from six independent analyses conducted by academic, industry, and nongovernmental … [Read more...] about How we can meet Biden’s 2030 climate goals with today’s technology
Nilekani, in his Chairman’s address, stressed on the company’s One Infosys Approach, saying it helped the company deliver its fastest growth in a decade. Challenges such as slowing growth, supply chain disruptions, soaring inflation, rapidly rising interest rates, and fears of a recession present an opportunity to transition to new ways to gain market share, Infosys Chairman Nandan Nilekani said on June 25. Addressing shareholders at the company’s 41st Annual General Meeting, Nilekani said, corporate leaders are having to deal with challenges in a post-pandemic world, and along with the above challenges, there is potential to help them. The AGM’s agenda — along with approving of financial statements — also included the reappointment of CEO Salil Parekh and the approval of his new compensation. Salil Parekh’s proposed compensation, for his second term till March 2027, is Rs 79.75 crore annually, up 88 percent from FY22. Shareholders approved his salary hike, making him one of … [Read more...] about Challenges present opportunity for Infosys to gain market share: Nandan Nilekani
Representative image Some corporate leaders are grasping at whatever they can to get back to the way things were. But they might find themselves fighting a culture shift beyond their control. As long as work has existed, employers have tried to size up their employees’ commitment to their jobs. Are you on the fast track? The mommy track? The leadership track? Now, if some corporate leaders have their way, there will be a new test for workplace devotion — and anyone who opts for remote work gets a failing grade. But can C.E.O.s really claw their way back to 2019? This past week, Elon Musk issued an ultimatum to Tesla and SpaceX employees requiring them to return to the office for at least 40 hours per week — or lose their jobs. Mr. Musk, who is known for having camped out for weeks at Tesla factories, thinks remote work is an affront to productivity and personal commitment. Last month, he praised Chinese workers for “burning the 3 a.m. oil,” comparing them with … [Read more...] about The Office Monsters Are Trying to Claw Their Way Back to 2019
Apple’s product release events are famous for providing the stage where innovative products and services are introduced to the world for the first time. From Steve Jobs pulling the iPod out of his pocket to the iPhone’s debut, the event’s reputation is well established as a must-see reveal. advertisement advertisement In 2017, Apple’s flagship event was defined not by a groundbreaking new product but by a significant hardware shift. Instead of using a person’s fingerprint or passcode for authentication, the iPhone would use the face as a credential. The tech was called FaceID, and it revolutionized access control for our devices by introducing a secure and passive authentication experience for everyone, becoming second nature, many not realizing what’s going on behind the scenes. The technology was reported to be 20 times more secure than fingerprint readers, and it was one of the projects at Apple that I worked on as an engineer in the new product … [Read more...] about We could be using facial authentication for a whole lot more than unlocking our phones