The Baltic nation is a leader in electronic voting and cybersecurity. Now, it’s poised to become the go-to source for the law and artificial intelligence.
Appalachian coal country is one of the poorest regions in the nation. Rusty Justice, a mining engineer and entrepreneur, has a plan to change that.
Some barons of industry are building factories that give more to the planet than they take away, saving money and creating more productive spaces for workers in the process.
Future of work news worth keeping an eye on.
The number of American workers employed by foreign-owned firms grew 22 percent from 2007 to 2015—six times the overall private employment growth rate, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. U.K. companies employed the largest number of U.S. workers in 2015, while China’s businesses easily led in percentage increase.
Pew Research Center
Boom or bubble
The bitcoin, which debuted Sunday on the CME Group global futures exchange, has grown in value by nearly 900 percent in less than eight months. If the cryptocurrency continues to grow in value at its current pace, it will surpass the total value in all the world’s stock exchanges in 16 months.
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Will cost savings from automation create more human jobs by enabling business expansion?
What work looks like and why we do it, may be among the defining questions of the next few decades — personally, organizationally, and societally.
They’re questions being steered by big shifts. A rapidly growing gig economy. Technology automating jobs at an unprecedented rate. Competition from unexpected places. Businesses under increased pressure to restructure. A growing skills gap. New uncertainties in our global economy.
Never has there been a more complex—and more exciting—time to lead in business.
That’s why we launched CXO Magazine, a digital publication featuring stories, insights, and news about what leaders are doing today to make themselves and their organizations more resilient tomorrow. CXO Magazine thinks expansively about the future of work and casts a wide net for answers. We recognize that ideas and solutions can come from anywhere and anyone.
Our approach is decidedly proactive. Yes, robots may be taking some jobs, but what new jobs are being created along the way? Our mindset is growth-oriented—helping you and your organization adapt, become more resilient, and excel.
CXO Magazine is founded by Northeastern University. It draws on the university’s unique alignment with the world of work and Northeastern’s access to leading researchers in many of the fields shaping work. And it builds on what Northeastern University president Joseph Aoun refers to as the vital intersection of work and learning: how people and organizations identify and develop talent and adapt to change.
It will always look for a new take on the existing conversation by trying to distinguish hype from trends, poking at assumptions, and drawing on new data and fresh expertise. Our team will comb the globe for unique perspectives, striving to point out where ideas and interests intersect.
CXO Magazine will also be multichannel and participatory. In the coming months, we’ll launch an email newsletter and regular podcast. We’ll host events and discussions. We want you to engage with us in ways that work for you.
Because, yes, the changes appear big and constant, but we also see amazing opportunities. More important, so do others.