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Cross-market arbitrage that connects one marketplace to another should be watched more closely than it is.

Warning Tremors Before a Flash Crash

When an earthquake strikes, its relatively mild P-waves travel faster than the subsequent S-waves that cause severe damage. Earthquake early warning systems protect us by tracking the fast P-waves. It is those few seconds between the P-waves and the S-waves that give us precious time to take shelter

Heading in the right direction? Corporate citizenship must be a core activity this decade.

Businesses are thriving, societies are not. Time for urgent change

By: EBR | Friday, January 10, 2020

It’s the end of an era for corporations. For 50 years, companies focused on delivering shareholder value above all else – but a rapidly changing world is undercutting the shareholder primacy paradigm

’’It is a cause for celebration that big, publicly owned companies (and well-funded start-ups) are seeking to address the big societal challenges.’’

Why Social Enterprises Still Matter in an Age of “Win-Win”

By: EBR | Friday, January 10, 2020

Mainstream companies often fail to serve critical societal needs when profits and impact do not align. The answer? Employ business just as a tool, without taking profit maximisation as a constraint

Leading through power can sometimes create a false sense of being apart and disconnect leaders from the people they lead.

Five Qualities for Leading Business in the 21st Century

By: EBR | Friday, December 27, 2019

The 21st century has given us great access to information and a heightened awareness of human impact on the planet

«It’s generally accepted that large organisations, for a host of structural and cultural reasons, are at a disadvantage when it comes to innovation.»

The Kinds of Collaboration That Lead to Successful Innovation

By: EBR | Friday, December 20, 2019

Learning to innovate requires diligence, patience and (most of all) direct access to skilful role models

Historical evidence shows that labor-replacing technological innovation does not lead to long-term changes in employment and unemployment rates in industrial countries.

Should you be concerned about automation in the workplace?

By: EBR | Monday, December 16, 2019

From the Luddite movement in the early nineteenth century to the writings of prominent economists like John Maynard Keynes and Wassily Leontief generations later, the prospect of automation has always raised serious concerns about jobs

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Progressive governments are pushing public agencies to be more tech-savvy and data-thirsty, willing to take risks and learning to adapt faster.

Here’s how tech can help governments fight corruption

By: EBR | Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Technology is changing and challenging governments around the world. With data analytics and artificial intelligence, new technologies present governments with tremendous opportunities to improve public services, get better value-for-money, and curb corruption

Huawei does not receive favorable subsidies from any government. Certainly Huawei is not particularly favored by the Chinese government. And certainly there is no “massive state support”.

’’Huawei is a trusted ally of Europe’’

By: EBR | Monday, December 2, 2019

In response to the opinion piece by US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo published today in Politico Europe Huawei issues the following statement

One of the biggest challenges and opportunities for research and talent-heavy start-ups is to formulate a strategy that will help the company reach the maturity stage.

A Start-up’s Evolution from AI Lab to AI Business

By: EBR | Wednesday, November 27, 2019

For Preferred Networks, building tech for self-driving cars and smart factories is the daily routine. One of its biggest opportunities is to devise a business model that complements its technology

B Corporations, or B Corps, are “businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.”

4 ways to build businesses that work for good, right now

By: EBR | Monday, November 25, 2019

Breaking news from the CEO Roundtable this fall sent a combination of shockwaves, enthusiasm and relief throughout the business world

A recent Environmental Defense Fund study of 600 executives at companies with $500 million or more in earnings shows that the belief in balancing profits with environmental stewardship is strong.

How tech can help businesses balance profit and purpose

By: EBR | Monday, November 11, 2019

With the US administration turning its back on the Paris Climate Agreement, demands for corporate climate leadership are mounting

As an industry, wine couldn’t be more different than the low-quality, high-volume food industry. Wine’s dual function as a high-end food product and investment instrument means wine producers have had a long, ongoing interest in sustainable value based on quality.

Big Food Is Ripe for a Revolution

By: EBR | Friday, November 1, 2019

The wine industry shows how eco-friendly production can benefit both companies and consumers

Developing critical thinking is becoming more important as policy-makers around the world grapple to equip their citizens with the right education.

This is the most in-demand soft skill that companies want

By: EBR | Friday, November 1, 2019

Three-quarters of American companies say they have difficulty recruiting the right people, with critical thinking among the top requirements, according to the Society for Human Resource Management

By relying too heavily on cool stories to attract investors, ventures may end up compromising on real impact.

Crowdfunding for Impact?

By: EBR | Friday, October 4, 2019

Individuals seem increasingly keen to invest in ventures that create social impact, and crowdfunding platforms are making this easier than ever

The disagreement between the CNIL and Google then led to a €100,000 fine from the French data protection watchdog.

Google wins landmark ‘right to be forgotten’ case in blow for privacy advocates

By: EBR | Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Google has fended off a landmark legal challenge from the French data protection authority after the EU’s top court ruled that the search engine giant does not have to apply ‘right to be forgotten’ rules globally

Under the EU Package Travel Directive of 11 December 2015, tour operators have been required, since 1 July 2018, to ensure their customers are repatriated. The directive also provides travellers who have booked a package holiday with a refund before departure, in case a company files for bankruptcy.

Thomas Cook collapse will put new EU directive to the test

By: EBR | Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The collapse of Thomas Cook, the world’s oldest travel company, will put the new EU Package Travel Directive to the test. Although the directive allows for the repatriation of holidaymakers, refunds for trips already booked are not guaranteed

US-China trade tensions have negatively affected consumers as well as many producers in both countries. The tariffs have reduced trade between the US and China, but the bilateral trade deficit remains broadly unchanged.

Here’s how a trade war between the US and China could reshape the global order

By: EBR | Friday, May 31, 2019

US-China trade tensions have negatively affected consumers as well as many producers in both countries. The tariffs have reduced trade between the US and China, but the bilateral trade deficit remains broadly unchanged

Glen Nager, Huawei’s lead counsel for the case, said Section 889 of the 2019 NDAA violates the Bill of Attainder, Due Process, and Vesting Clauses of the United States Constitution. Thus, the case is purely “a matter of law” as there are no facts at issue, thereby justifying the motion for a summary judgement to speed up the process.

Huawei takes U.S. government to court

By: N. Peter Kramer | Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Huawei takes further action against the U.S. government to halt illegal proceedings against the company by filing a motion for summary judgment as part of the process to challenge the constitutionality of Section 889 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (2019 NDAA)

Fitting in is a fraught concept for women with working lives across multiple cultures. They have learned to understand and benefit from the challenges and opportunities of standing out in a cultural context. INSEAD Organisational Behaviour Emeritus Professor Linda Brimm has done years of research following professionals (of both genders) with hybrid cultural identities, whom she calls “Global Cosmopolitans”.

What Makes for Inclusive Working Cultures?

By: EBR | Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Interventions designed to increase women’s cultural fit can also create a better working environment for everyone

The world of work is going through a period of arguably unprecedented change at the hands of machines; automation and artificial intelligence (AI) are the new kids on the employment block.  Employers need more from their people than ever before if they are to stay relevant and competitive. And similarly, employees expect – even demand – more from the organizations they work for.

These 4 trends are shaping the future of your job

By: EBR | Friday, February 15, 2019

Whether you’re an optimist pointing to predictions of job creation or you’ve been worrying that a robot might be after your job, one thing is for certain

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‘The Times They Are a-changin’

N. Peter KramerBy: N. Peter Kramer

With apologies to Bob Dylan for using his already so often (mis)used words: ‘The Times They Are a- changin’

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Warning Tremors Before a Flash Crash

Warning Tremors Before a Flash Crash

When an earthquake strikes, its relatively mild P-waves travel faster than the subsequent S-waves that cause severe damage. Earthquake early warning systems protect us by tracking the fast P-waves. It is those few seconds between the P-waves and the S-waves that give us precious time to take shelter

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