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THE NEW HEADQUARTERS Apple is building in Cupertino has the absolute best door handles. The greatest! They are, as my colleague Steven Levy writes, precision-milled aluminum rails that attach to glass doors—sliding and swinging alike—with no visible bolts. Everything in this building is the best. The toroid glass of the roof curves scientifically to shed […]

Manifesto for a racism-free post-Brexit Britain

A new coalition of 20 race equality campaign groups has launched a manifesto for a racism-free post-Brexit Britain which includes a set of demands they want the next government to adopt. The ‘Manifesto for Race Equality in Britain’ includes policy proposals to tackle racial inequalities in the jobs market, housing, and criminal justice. Proposals include: […]

Diversity UK honours Paul Stephenson OBE

Diversity UK yesterday honoured race equality campaigner Paul Stephenson OBE with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on diversity and inclusion. Mr Stephenson was presented with his award by Helen Grant MP, Dilip Joshi MBE, Chair of Diversity UK and Anil Bhanot OBE, Chair of the Ethnic Minority Foundation, on Wednesday 23rd November 2016. […]

Surging UK tech is poised to take on the world

While data fuels much of modern life, raw numbers can only ever tell you part of the story. For a fuller picture, there’s no substitute for old-fashioned shoe-leather and getting out on the road. Last month, the Tech City UK team did just that to share the findings of our Tech Nation report 2017 and […]

Hungary holds first corporate Diversity Week

Following a recent tradition of the European Union, Hungary is holding a corporate Diversity Week for the first time, under the aegis of the EU Diversity Charter in Hungary and the Hungarian Business Leaders Forum (HBLF), according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal. Across the EU, hundreds of business ventures participate […]

The six types of successful acquisitions

There is no magic formula to make acquisitions successful. Like any other business process, they are not inherently good or bad, just as marketing and R&D aren’t. Each deal must have its own strategic logic. In our experience, acquirers in the most successful deals have specific, well-articulated value creation ideas going in. For less successful […]

Technology, jobs, and the future of work

Automation, digital platforms, and other innovations are changing the fundamental nature of work. Understanding these shifts can help policy makers, business leaders, and workers move forward. The world of work is in a state of flux, which is causing considerable anxiety—and with good reason. There is growing polarization of labor-market opportunities between high- and low-skill […]

World Bank helps Trump on US infrastructure plans

The World Bank has begun advising the Trump administration on its infrastructure plans, the latest product of a budding relationship between first daughter Ivanka Trump and bank president Jim Yong Kim that is raising eyebrows among bank veterans and governance experts.  The unusual move grew out of an April 3 White House meeting between Mr […]
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