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HYPER-TRANSPARENCY

Hello Kitty fans vote liberal. Neurotics are conservative. Findings from psychometric profiles of up to 50 million Facebook users are not rocket science.
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Fears for an emerging oligarchy of internet giants are widespread.
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Investors face green dilemma as Shell resists activist shareholders while CEO urges US to stay in Paris climate deal
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Pre-paid mobile tariffs are a force for democratisation.
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ANTIFRAGILE

A century since the first flight simulators, Jeremy Bailenson takes a stand on the practical and policy choices for applied Virtual Reality.
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Purpose-branding is a symptom of anxiety, but Ben & Jerry's ice cream is not the model. In an era of digital transformation, Purpose-driven brands do better in volatility.
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A check list of public interest criteria for smart cities and public IoT, from Amsterdam's first CTO.
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The world's second-biggest oil major will adopt climate targets on the recommendations of the advisory group led by Michael Bloomberg.
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As the US pulls out of the Paris Climate deal, a tough time for climate politics heralds big opportunity for green investors
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SOCIAL CONTRACTS

Amsterdam’s first CTO says it is in cities that the big governance issues will emerge, as seen in controversies over Uber and AirBnB.
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Resistance to technology is rarely irrational.
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PRIME MOVERS

Autonomous super-intelligent machines are not inevitable: “We have agency. We are still in a negotiation,” Mustafa Suleyman told Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.
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A Masterclass in conducting offers a behavioural model for efficient leadership: Articulation. Coolness. Economy of style and technique. Transparency, not guile.
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BlackRock's annual letter to companies in its $5.7 billion portfolio includes a warning on proxy battles and shareholder activism. Shell CEO Ben van Beurden was among the recipients.
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Rules-of-Thumb for Efficient Negotiation, building on insights (in separate fields) from Harvard professors Howard Raiffa and Michael Porter.
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Goodbaby founder and former school teacher Zhenghuan Song is exporting Chinese “Cost Innovation” to Europe.
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