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When Denial Meets Globalization
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When Denial Meets Globalization
by +Walter H Groth / THE FLOAD Inc. - Medium.com
#globalization #employment #hiring

When I look today at Germany’s ‘Election Super Sunday’ of last weekend I see results pretty much as I expected them to turn out. The big wins of the new right wing party AfD came to no surprise. Blaming that solely on the refugee policy of German Chancellor Angela Merkel is way too short sighted.

Did it play a role? Absolutely. Yet, in my opinion, this was just the symptom of an underlying diffuse fear. The pain people, including the middle class, feel due to the transformation they are going through. Whether blue collar, white collar, or manager, they are all impacted. A transformation of their way of life, the economy, the job markets, or basically everything. A transformation caused by the ongoing globalization. The refugees are the mere trigger that made them react. The drop that spilled the cup.

It’s not just a small change. It’s an upheaval of the world as we knew it. And it’s accelerated by the rise of technology. Software is eating the world at an ever faster pace, And that puts tremendous stress on the system.

Read on:  https://goo.gl/ZODS8u
When I look today at Germany’s ‘Election Super Sunday’ of last weekend I see results pretty much as I expected them to t…
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The 1 Book Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2016
by Geoffrey James - Inc.com
#politics

Once in a blue moon, I run across a book that forces me to think, that challenges me to re-examine my core beliefs about business and politics. The book in this case is Thomas Frank's Listen, Liberal: or What Ever Happened to the Party of the People. It's an eye-opener and a must-read for entrepreneurs who want to understand what's happening this year in politics and business..

The author of the book, Thomas Frank, is best known for his bestseller What's the Matter with Kansas? where he pondered why working and middle class people in his home state continue vote Republican even though the Republican party pursues strategies that have thrown them out of work and ruined small-town America.

In "Listen, Liberal," Frank answers his own question question by pointing out that, despite giving lip service to the concerns of the working and middle class, the Democratic party in general, and the Clinton wing in particular, has supported and implemented those exact same strategies.


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If the rise of Trump blindsided you, it's because you didn't read this book.
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Scientific Studies (HBO)
#criticalthinking   #science  

Way too much bullshit is published navigating under the flag of science ... but it's not. In magazines and especially in social networks. John Oliver brilliantly dissects how scientific studies are abused.
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Fourth of Fireworks Web Exclusive
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Why the Syrian refugee crisis is just the tip of the iceberg
by Julia Guillard - World Economic Florum
#refugeecrisis  

If the only refugee crisis that the world faced today were in Syria, it would be challenging and heartbreaking enough. But the tragic truth is that the Syrian crisis is the tip of an enormous – and expanding – iceberg. Many other refugee crises around the world never make it into the international headlines. Indeed, a staggering 86% of the world’s refugees live in developing countries, most of which draw very little media attention.

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The former Australian prime minister argues that breaking cycles of violence and poverty requires quality schooling.
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The price of failure: Yahoo's Marissa Mayer could leave with $137m
#leadershipfail  

Quite a warning: if you fail as a leader you might have to leave with just 137 M. That hurts!

https://goo.gl/lAA2ob
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In a word, Starboard is afraid shareholders may end up having to pay someone to haul Yahoo away.
That about says it all. 
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With Tesla 3, German automakers are now seeing Tesla as a threat
by Erik Kirschbaum - LA Times
#teslamotors  

No more laughing then. They simply don't understand the big change triggered by technology. Ignoring it is not particularly helpful.


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It wasn't long ago when the German car industry was still laughing out loud about Elon Musk and his Tesla Motors electric car company.
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Duh! Too late
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Primaries and Caucuses

John Oliver brilliantly shows how ducked up the system is. Yet nobody seems to care.
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How Multitasking Depletes Your Brain's Resources — And How to Restore Concentration
by Daniel Levitin - Big Thnik
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Multitasking is a myth, says McGill University Psychology Professor Daniel Levitin. Switching concentration across tasks comes at a neurological cost, depleting chemicals we need to concentrate.



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Multitasking is a myth, says McGill University Psychology Professor Daniel Levitin. Switching focus across tasks comes at a neurological cost, depleting chemicals we need to concentrate.
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The Infantilization Economy
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The Infantilization Economy
by +Umair Haque / Bad Words - Medium.com
#changetheworld  

That's why we are building THE FLOAD. Because there is more important stuff to do than creating just another senseless app. Is it hard to do? Indeed, it is. That's why we do it.

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You’ve heard me say it a billion times before. The world has historically epic problems. Social scientists call them “wicked problems”, because they are titanic in scale, resistant to simple solution, and systemic in nature. And there’s a very, very long list of them today — far longer than at any point in human history. Climate change, inopportunity, economic stagnation, social fracture, lost generations, and so on.

Are…virtual shopping assistants…concierge apps…VVVIP restaurant bookers…going to help stop crapitalism from melting down the planet, destroying democracy, suffocating the economy, plunging the world into something like a neofeudal dark age ruled by ultra-wealthy dynasties? Are you kidding? Every dollar invested in this stuff is a dollar not invested in stuff that matters.

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Why Making a Gigantic Nanny Machine Isn’t Changing the World
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When you act like you’re important, you only prove you aren’t.
by Jon Westenberg - Medium.com
#style   #class  

I was recently jumping on a flight to do a presentation over on the Sunshine Coast for the team at Spark Bureau. I was waiting in line to pick up a cup of coffee when a couple of “business bros” cut in and leaned over me to order. Young guys with perfect hair, expensive suits and flashy watches.

They’d walked up as if the world belonged exclusively to them and anyone who thought otherwise could go fuck themselves. When I asked them to wait their turn, they looked at my sneakers and my hoodie and told me to“get a fucking job.”

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Marissa Mayer Has No Concept Of Money
by Michael Andrew - Medium.com
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to the CEO postion. 
Marissa Mayer has no concept of money. Actually, Marissa Mayer has no concept of anything leadership related. The only concept she has is Marissa Mayer.

Yet, worse than that is the Board of Directors who got her into the CEO position.  

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With Marissa Mayer at the helm, Yahoo! is sinking into deeper and deeper trouble. While it is undeniable that Mayer did …
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+Walter H Groth ,  the story of what  was essentially a coup d'ete by a group of three rouge investors who had infiltrated the board a year earlier, is a very interesting one. 
They made approximately a billion dollars from the stock price jump when Mayers was hired, after they sold off at the peak. They subsequently quit the two board positions they had, leaving shareholders to deal with a mis-cast CEO and a failing business. 
It should be a crime, but such as it is for the publicly traded company model, where these "activist investors" (Carl Icahn is the most infamous of this ilk) can hijack a company for their own personal gain. 
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Entrepreneur, Coach, Consultant, Founder and Principal at 42 Lead™ and THE FLOAD™
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Consulting and coaching / The Art of Leadership / Strategy / The Art of Communication / Automotive (24 years of professional experience)
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Leaders are born, then made
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Adventurer
, Entrepreneur, Leader, Thinker

Whatever I do I believe that life at large is a beautiful and exciting adventure, worthwhile enjoying every moment of it. I believe in having a dream and making it come true. I believe that each challenge holds within opportunity and you need to be aware of it. I believe that, when you want to reach what is really possible, you have to strive for the impossible and “boldly go where no one else has gone before”. I believe in an optimistic approach to life.

Mountain climber. skydiver, scuba diver

Engaging in activities like mountain climbing, skydiving, and scuba diving, got me to leave my comfort zone and striving to reach the magic of the unknown territory. These often humbling experiences taught me how to handle the ‘black swans’, the unexpected adversities, when reaching for the stars.

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I am always looking for new and challenging experiences and going beyond my perceived boundaries. I love to immerse myself in the fields of science and technology, the art of communication, and also exploring the latest discoveries and looking for new and innovative ways to make sense of all that. I love learning, knowing, and understanding the needs people have in different countries with different cultural backgrounds.

Having lived part of my life in different countries and being exposed to their culture rewarded me with invaluable insights into human interaction. To me, beautiful design is the communicator between technology and human beings; technology meeting people where they are. I just love the space, where technology meets communication, creating a remarkable and lasting experience.


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No need for bragging. Not my style.
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