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    1. HBR Presents: Exponential View

      HBR Presents: Exponential View

      On the Exponential View podcast, host Azeem Azhar looks at the biggest technology issues facing society today — and in the future. In this episode he speaks to an expert who argues that we need stronger ethical and professional standards for the people creating AI.

      Exponential View is part of HBR Presents, a new network of business podcasts curated by HBR editors. Subscribe to this show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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    2. Not Enough Companies Are Ready for Brexit, No Matter What Happens Next

      Not Enough Companies Are Ready for Brexit, No Matter What Happens Next

      Regardless of where the current Brexit talks lead, these issues plaguing the UK are likely to remain for years. Multinationals are raising concerns around political volatility, consistent market uncertainty, an unpredictable and fluctuating currency, and supply chain issues – often the top concerns they have when it comes to investing in emerging economies.

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    3. Use Your Money to Buy Happier Time

      Use Your Money to Buy Happier Time

      Ashley Whillans, professor at Harvard Business School, researches time-money trade-offs. She argues more people would be happier if they spent more of their hard-earned money to buy themselves out of negative experiences. Her research shows that paying to outsource housework or to enjoy a shorter commute can have an outsized impact on happiness and relationships. Whillans is the author of the HBR article “Time for Happiness.”

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    4. What to Do When a Work Friendship Becomes Emotionally Draining

      What to Do When a Work Friendship Becomes Emotionally Draining

      Having a close friend at work can make you happier, more productive, and less likely to quit. But office friendships can have downsides, too. When you’re neglecting your responsibilities to tend to a work friend, it’s a sign that something needs to change. But, in most cases, there’s no need to abruptly end the relationship. Instead, gradually shift how you interact so that you’re spending less time communicating with the person.

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    5. 5 Strategies for Getting More Work Done in Less Time

      5 Strategies for Getting More Work Done in Less Time

      You’ve got more to do than could possibly get done with your current work style. You’ve prioritized. You’ve planned. You’ve delegated. You’ve tried to focus. The next frontier is increasing your efficiency so that you can spend less time and still do a good job. Here are five strategies to help. Start by clarifying what’s actually needed and to what level. Then, ask yourself if there’s any work that you could reuse, and — where you can — copy, paste, and edit.

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    6. When a Country is Facing Political and Human Rights Issues, Should Businesses Leave or Stay?

      When a Country is Facing Political and Human Rights Issues, Should Businesses Leave or Stay?

      Questions involving issues like politics, human rights, or equality present themselves sooner or later for any business operating in global markets. After the murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, many business executives urgently needed to answer just these sort of questions. The first thing to note is that a decision based on short-term financial or legal motives alone is destined to end in problems. Companies should take a long-term view.

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    7. Impact Investing Could Accelerate the Fight Against Cancer

      Impact Investing Could Accelerate the Fight Against Cancer

      A new generation of philanthropists, whose wealth was created via entrepreneurship in technology-driven fields, has the unique opportunity to make a real difference in speeding the pace of progress in the fight against cancer. Not content with having hospital pavilions named for them or with giving large, open-ended gifts for academic research, they want to use their wealth to have a direct and visible impact on patients’ health.

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    8. Working with a Colleague Who Feels That the World Is Against Them

      Working with a Colleague Who Feels That the World Is Against Them

      Some people always feel like the world is against them. Nothing is ever their fault and everyone else is always trying to undermine them. Having a coworker like this is exhausting, so you need to think about ways to protect yourself from absorbing the toxic behavior. For starters, you need to set limits on how much time and effort you’re willing to spend on this colleague. Be gracious and respectful, but also firm in your boundaries.

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    9. Research Shows Immigrants Help Businesses Grow. Here’s Why.

      Research Shows Immigrants Help Businesses Grow. Here’s Why.

      Immigrants contribute disproportionately to entrepreneurship. And immigrants aren’t just creating more businesses, they’re creating successful ones. Many of the qualities that would seem to make immigrants more likely to succeed in building their own businesses are reasons you should consider hiring them to help build yours. Immigrants can bring a growth mindset, adaptation skills, and global readiness to companies that are seeking to grow.

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    10. Research: How Cloud Computing Changed Venture Capital

      Research: How Cloud Computing Changed Venture Capital

      How has technology changed which deals venture capitalists (VCs) fund and how they fund them? In recent research, we examine a particular innovation that had a broad impact on some types of startups but little to no effect on others. The introduction of cloud computing services in the mid 2000s allowed Internet and web-based startups to avoid large initial capital expenditures and instead “rent” hardware space and other services in small increments, scaling up as demand grew.

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    11. Big Data and Machine Learning Won’t Save Us from Another Financial Crisis

      Big Data and Machine Learning Won’t Save Us from Another Financial Crisis

      Ten years on from the financial crisis, stock markets are regularly reaching new highs and volatility levels new lows. The financial industry has enthusiastically and profitably embraced big data and computational algorithms, emboldened by the many triumphs of machine learning. However, it is imperative we question the confidence placed in the new generation of quantitative models. Two areas are of particular concern.

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    12. How a Cyber Attack Could Cause the Next Financial Crisis

      How a Cyber Attack Could Cause the Next Financial Crisis

      Ever since the forced bankruptcy of the investment bank Lehman Brothers triggered the financial crisis 10 years ago, regulators, risk managers, and central bankers around the globe have focused on shoring up banks’ ability to withstand financial shocks. But the next crisis might not come from a financial shock at all. The more likely culprit: a cyber attack that causes disruptions to financial services capabilities, especially payments systems, around the world.

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    13. How to Minimize Stress Before, During, and After Your Vacation

      How to Minimize Stress Before, During, and After Your Vacation

      You plan a vacation to relax, rejuvenate, and forget all about the stresses of work. But being out of the office often means doing a mountain of extra work before and after, which means taking a vacation often doesn’t reduce our stress. You can avoid this problem by ruthlessly prioritizing, over-communicating, and handing off key projects. Tell people you will be completely off the grid while you’re away. When you’re on vacation, truly unplug, and set an intention for your time away.

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    14. The Science Behind Sleep and High Performance

      The Science Behind Sleep and High Performance

      Marc Effron, president of the Talent Strategy Group, looked at the scientific literature behind high performance at work and identified eight steps we can all take to get an edge. Among those steps is taking care of your body — sleep, exercise, and nutrition. But the most important is sleep. He offers some practical advice on getting more and better rest, and making time to exercise.

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    15. How to Talk to a Grieving Customer

      How to Talk to a Grieving Customer

      When the author’s partner died suddenly, it fell to her to close his accounts. She found that most customer service reps didn’t veer from their script, noting that they needed to speak to the deceased account holder. One rep, however, spoke to her with compassion and, while he wasn’t able to solve her problem, she came away from the experience feeling like she was a valued customer who was treated with dignity.

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    16. Can You Afford to Change Your Career?

      Can You Afford to Change Your Career?

      When it comes to considering a major career change, what prevents us from taking the leap is often whether we can afford to make such a change. How can you get a realistic picture of what your life would look like, from an income perspective, in a new career? From testing out your estimated salary to assessing the risk tolerance of your household, there are steps you can take that will reduce your financial concerns and make a radical move feel more achievable.

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