DES MOINES—The man knows how to make an entrance. During his opening swing through Iowa after declaring his candidacy for president, at his very first campaign stop inside a bustling brew pub here south of downtown, John Hickenlooper arrives to find a crowd of more than 100 voters buzzing about the latest applicant to join the strangest job-interviewing process on Earth. Bending his lanky, 6-foot, 1-inch frame to fit through the crowded doorway of the events room, all eyes on the White House hopeful, the celestial nature of his moment shatters with the pint glass meeting the concrete floor just a few feet away.Story Continued Below It spawns something of a Zapruder film debate: Some attendees say they saw Hickenlooper fumble the glass, others insist he bumped into the man who dropped it, while the candidate himself swears he had nothing to with the accident. Whatever the real explanation, it’s less compelling than what happens next. Hickenlooper instinctively kneels and … [Read more...] about John Hickenlooper Is Running for President As Himself. Uh-oh.
Why tech is starting to make me uneasy
By GIDEON LEWIS-KRAUS FEB. 21, 2019 The co-working giant’s real product isn’t office space — it’s a new kind of “corporate culture.“ The FUTURE of WORK The Rise of the WeWorking Class America’s Professional Elite: Wealthy, Successful and Miserable The New Labor Movement Fighting for Domestic Workers’ Rights Why Aren’t Women Advancing More in Corporate America? The FUTURE of WORK The co-working giant’s real product isn’t office space — it’s a new kind of “corporate culture.“ By GIDEON LEWIS-KRAUS Photographs by MATTHEW PILLSBURY Imagine you trained an artificial intelligence on a comprehensive stock-photo set of every boutique-hotel lobby from Palm Springs to Stockholm to Milan, then connected it to a five-story 3-D printer fully furnished with pendant-dome lamps, waxy leaves and old-school hip-hop lyrics. The output would be a WeWork. So much serene, lavish and … [Read more...] about The Rise of the WeWorking Class
In 1836, expertise and trusted knowledge were the stock-in-trade of J.B. Wolters, the founder of a bookstore and publishing house in the Netherlands that eventually bore his name. They still are for Wolters Kluwer, the current incarnation of that same publishing company. It is now a global information and expert solutions provider operating in 40 countries and serving customers in more than 180. It took the vision and determination of Nancy McKinstry, a native of the United States who was appointed CEO and chairman in 2003, to make the critical decisions necessary to turn a primarily print-based organization into a digital powerhouse. And it took time. Fifteen years after McKinstry was named CEO, she believes that her commitment to a long-term strategy of investment in innovation and talent is finally paying off. Both revenues and profits are growing in an industry that has suffered both losses and consolidation. The company, which reported revenues of €4.4 billion (US$5 billion) … [Read more...] about Making Critical Decisions with Confidence
Business | It’s Time for Millennials and Gen X to Join Hands to Save the Young Sections Skip to content Skip to site index work Friend Gen Z just wants to make the boss happy. We must help them. Credit Credit Emily Simms for The New York Times Supported by ByChoire Sicha Jan. 11, 2019 Send questions about the office, money, careers, work-life balance and sex with your co-workers to [email protected] . Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. They Finally Bred the Dream Labor Force I recently landed my first real job out of undergrad. While it’s a job that I find myself succeeding at when assigned to tasks, more often than not I am given no tasks. My team consists of myself and two males, one being my boss, and they are always busy. I have asked if there is anything I can do or learn, time and time again, only to be told: “No, you’re … [Read more...] about It’s Time for Millennials and Gen X to Join Hands to Save the Young
Junta Nakai spent years on Wall Street, mostly recently as head of Asian equity sales at Goldman Sachs. In this op-ed, Nakai gives career advice to sales and trading professionals who are nervous about the rise of programmers and quants at the big banks. “The skill sets required to be a successful trader or salesperson are changing,” he writes. “Make the effort to learn about the advancements that are being made around you.” Technology is a great democratizing force on Wall Street and is forcing management teams to rethink their sales and trading businesses. Automation, electronification and digitization means the traditional advantages exploited by capital markets incumbents like capital and scale are no longer the key differentiators going forward. Consequently, technologists have made the transition from cost center to front office and are now considered the key source of competitive advantage. Automation has started to move into areas of sales & … [Read more...] about I worked on the trading floor of Goldman Sachs for years. Here’s why I became a nerd to survive on Wall Street.