Week In Review 1/12/2015

The big new of last week was the terror attacks in France. I’m going to let others provide links for that event. There were some interesting articles that showed up on the interwebs and I wanted to share them with you: Technology: Don’t Fear Artificial Intelligence Kurzweil is the author of five books on artificial […]

Changing Culture Podcast

A Swiftmas Healthcare – Changing Culture Podcast V1 No. 2

I am firing up the Changing Culture podcast again. I’ve determined that I have to be better about blogging, writing, and communicating in the coming year, so I’ve returned to putting together a podcast. In this podcast, I take a look at Taylor Swift’s “Swiftmas” and convert that into a discussion about Random Acts of […]

Week In Review 1/2/2015

Let’s end the first Friday of 2015 with some articles from the last weeks of 2014 that are worth your time. I’ll also make some book suggestions that I think would be worth a read. First, from Inc.com, How to Lead Innovation like Superheroes: Knowing When Your Strength Becomes a Weakness, by Jeff DeGraff, author of Making Stone […]

Make $15/hour at McDonald’s? Just hope you talk to a real person

McDonald’s had a bad Tuesday. They released their quarterly earnings report on Tuesday and through it we discovered that the fast food chain a 30% decline in quarterly profits on a 5% drop in revenues. It wasn’t one region that brought the decline. Sales were weak in China, Europe and the United States. [1] In that report, however, […]

Education Funding Income

Income Inequality and Education Funding

It’s election season and one of the big topics that always comes up is the topic of education funding. Here in Georgia, it’s a big deal in the governor’s race. Doing a series of posts on income inequality expectedly brought me to looking into education. But I’ve had an education about education funding. Here’s what […]

bittorrent

Poor countries download movies. Rich countries download music

Professors at Northwestern University have just published a study that looked at the download habits of internet users, particularly as it relates to peer-to-peer file sharing. “The researchers analyzed 10,000 anonymous BitTorrent users from around the world during a typical month using data reported by users of the BitTorrent plugin Ono. File content types shared by […]

Tim Berners-Lee

Jobs will disappear…

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Income Inequality

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Income InequalityI’ve been talking about income inequality over the last couple of weeks. In a previous post, I noted that many jobs will become automated and no longer needed. At the British paper, The Telegraph, the inventor of the internet – no, not Al Gore, […]

Solving the Income Inequality Problem

This entry is part of 6 in the series Income Inequality

This entry is part of 6 in the series Income InequalityIn the previous post, I noted that one of the major causes of income inequality was the rise of technology. In fact, it may be the primary cause of an increased income inequality here in the US. Today, Computerworld.com published an article with this headline: […]

A bell and a well: the curving jobs economy in the 21st century

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Income Inequality

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Income InequalityWhile doing my doctoral work, my faculty mentor, Leonard Sweet, introduced me to the Well Curve. The Well Curve is the inverse of the Bell Curve, The bell curve defined “normal distribution” – and it became a fundamental law of natural science, an elementary […]

Income Inequality: How does the U.S. stack up globally?

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Income Inequality

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Income InequalityAmerican Inequality in Six Charts, an article in The New Yorker, looked at income inequality in the U.S. and did so using a set of charts put together by the Center for American Progress, the center-left think tank founded by Bill Clinton’s former chief […]