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Economics Trend Watching

Economy in Germany: introducing ‘opportunity card’ to bolster workforce

Faced with a critical shortage of skilled labor, Germany is planning to introduce an “opportunity card”(its version of a green card). It aims to make it easier for non-EU nationals to come to find work.

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Economics Trend Watching

Economy in Germany: employees cope with workplace stress better than most

A recent poll has revealed that German employees are coping with stress somewhat better than people from other industrialised nations.

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Information Technology Trend Watching

Watch “How AI can save our humanity”

In a visionary talk, computer scientist Kai-Fu Lee explains how AI can save our humanity, details how the US and China are driving a deep learning revolution, and shares a blueprint for how humans can thrive in the age of AI by harnessing compassion and creativity.

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Design Inspiration Readings

Norman Teague on rewriting Design History

In this short film, designer Norman Teague talks about his work, why representation matters, and the need of rewriting design history.

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Design Readings

Watch Marc Rettig and Hannah DuPlessis “Design as Participation”

In their Talk “Design as Participation”, Marc and Hanna bring their point of view to the theme of “design in context,” expanding it to consider three contexts: the operational context (where we focus most of our attention), the “great context” of systemic and societal shifts, and the inner context on which the quality of our participation depends

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Software

SAP Enters List of “World’s Best Workplaces”

SAP qualified as a result of its success in appearing in “Best Workplaces” lists in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Greater China, India, Ireland, Peru, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, and the United States […]

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Design Inspiration Readings

Watch Dan Szuc’s “From Sleepwalking to Sparkle”

Dan Szuc talks to us about ‘sleepwalking’ in project work today. And how we can fix this by injecting ‘sparkle’ into everything we do […]

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Consumer Behavior Information Technology Trend Watching

Mobile Devices in Brazil: customers are more willing to switch mobile provider

Nokia survey mapped consumption behaviors in 11 countries. ‘Habits of Brazilian customers are becoming similar to the European and American customers’, says executive […]

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Consumer Behavior Information Technology Trend Watching

Internet in Brazil: E-commerce grows 28% in 2013

According to Nielsen data Ibope, the set of classified sites and auction, which includes services such OLX, Bom Negócio and — the most popular of them in Brazil — Mercado Livre, reached an audience of 19 million unique users in February 2014. This represents 59% of the total audience of the category of e-commerce in Brazil […]

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Inspiration

Watch Simon Sinek’s “If You Don’t Understand People, You Don’t Understand Business” talk

In this wide-ranging talk, ethnographer and leadership expert Simon Sinek discusses the importance of trust, authenticity, and meaning. Sinek argues that as individuals and companies, everything that we say and do is a symbol of who we are. And it is only when we communicate our beliefs authentically that we can attract others to our cause, and form the bonds that will empower us to achieve truly great things […]