Shana Lebowitz, provided by Published 10:00 am PST, Sunday, December 9, 2018 Shayanne Gal/Business Insider Business Insider spoke to more than a dozen people at different stages of their lives and careers, and surveyed 1,000 more, about what a "good job" means to them. We found good jobs in the US today are characterized by things as basic as health insurance and a retirement account — and as complex as personal fulfillment. Sometimes a good job can simply be one that pays enough to afford you the freedom not to think about money in your next job. As people age, they typically realize that prestige is less important — and company culture is more important — than they realized. But almost any job can be a good job if you put in the effort to mold it to your particular wants and needs. Annafi Wahed left her job at a consulting firm in 2016, to work on Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. When she approached her boss to give her two weeks' notice, he … [Read more...] about Pretty much everyone defines a ‘good job’ the same way — but most people don’t have the luxury of choosing one
Shana Lebowitz, provided by Published 9:48 am PST, Sunday, December 9, 2018 Strelka/Flickr The best way to make a decision is either by having someone choose for you or by pretending you're choosing for someone else, says one business school professor. When we make decisions for other people, we tend to be more adventurous and optimistic. That's according to Evan Polman, a professor of marketing who shares this advice in the Harvard Business Review. The idea is to adopt a "fly-on-the-wall perspective," Polman writes. When it comes to making big life decisions, I am, decisively, the worst. Choosing between apartments is torturous: Should I pick the one in the more desirable location or the one with more space? The one with enticing amenities or the one with a slightly-cheaper rent? There's also a bit of meta-decision-making anxiety that goes on: How should I choose? Make a list of pros and cons? Ask a bunch of friends and relatives? Go with my gut? Read more: A Nobel … [Read more...] about There’s a science-backed trick for making smarter, quicker decisions
Military & Defense Team, provided by Published 9:33 am PST, Sunday, December 9, 2018 India is beefing up its navy to counter China's increasingly powerful fleet Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: The wreckage of a World War II-era US warship that the Navy called the worst disaster at sea has been discovered See Also: India is beefing up its navy to counter China's increasingly powerful fleet The 27 most powerful images of the US military in 2018 Trump wants to stop an 'uncontrollable' arms race with China and Russia, barely a month after he scrapped a landmark nuclear treaty SEE ALSO: 'We can do better': The Navy's newest fleet commander says US ships and sailors got 'beat up' during NATO's biggest exercise since the Cold War … [Read more...] about India is beefing up its navy to counter China’s increasingly powerful fleet
By Dan Strumpf The Wall Street Journal Sun., Dec. 9, 2018 American companies have been crucial in helping Huawei Technologies Co. become the world’s dominant telecommunications player. Silicon Valley giants from Intel Corp. to Broadcom Inc. and Qualcomm Inc. are top suppliers of Huawei, which buys their components to make equipment such as base stations and routers and Huawei mobile phones. By one estimate, Huawei will buy up to $10 billion (U.S.) of components from American companies this year—roughly the value of China’s automobile imports from the U.S. Qualcomm and Intel are also working with Huawei on its development of next-generation 5G technologies, a field in which the Chinese company’s aim to be a global leader has alarmed some in Washington. These interdependencies show how any U.S. actions against Huawei for alleged sanctions violations, which could go as far as a ban on it buying from American suppliers, could devastate … [Read more...] about Silicon Valley helped build Huawei. Washington could dismantle it.
By Robert McMillan The Wall Street Journal Sun., Dec. 9, 2018 As investigators work to assess who hacked Marriott International Inc. and the extent of the damage, one place they are hunting is the shadowy digital bazaars where thieves and spies trade stolen personal data. A seemingly endless string of breaches have hit big companies and their users in recent years: 500 million potential victims at Marriott’s Starwood properties; 117 million users in the 2012 hack of LinkedIn; three billion at Yahoo in 2013. Often, these attacks fuel a black market awash in pilfered data bought, sold and repackaged for criminal uses. So much stolen data is available on the dark web, people shouldn’t worry whether their information has been swiped, said Elvis Chan, a supervisory special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation who investigates cyber intrusions. “Every American person should assume all of their data is out there,” he said. The pipeline for … [Read more...] about What happens to your data after a hack