Andy Kiersz, provided by Published 3:26 pm PST, Saturday, December 29, 2018 World Economic Forum from Cologny, Switzerland via Wikimedia Commons In a new book, physicist and network scientist Albert-László Barabási gives a simple formula that describes how successful a given endeavor will be. His research suggests that success is a combination of a good idea and the talent and skill needed to bring that idea to fruition. The key to success comes down to a mix of finding what you are good at and sticking with it. Physicist and network scientist Albert-László Barabási recently published a book, "The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success," laying out his and his colleagues' research into the nature of success. In an excerpt from the book at TED, Barabási describes his basic findings in the form of a simple equation. The degree of success for a given product, scientific paper, artwork, or other endeavor, denoted "S," is broken down into … [Read more...] about A physicist developed a simple formula he says explains ‘the key to long-term success’
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The trade truce between the U.S. and China delays their economic battle but creates little hope for lasting resolution of the deep divide between the two nations on the future of the global economy, according to many China analysts. President Donald Trump and China hawks in his administration have frequently criticized prior U.S. presidents for being out-maneuvered and out-smarted by China’s tactic of engaging in endless negotiations and holding out the promise of reform while continuing to carry out its economic predation. The Obama administration spent years in what was known as the Strategic and Economic Dialogue without anything of substance to show for it.To critics of the Buenos Aires truce, the Trump administration appears to be repeating this mistake. “The president has fallen into the same trap as Barack Obama, George W. Bush and even Bill Clinton. He will get more platitudes and promises and very few results,” University of Maryland economist … [Read more...] about Buenos Aires Trade Truce Seen as a ‘Trap’ and a ‘Disaster’ by China Hawks
caption Steve Case is the founding CEO of AOL and the chairman and CEO of the venture capital firm Revolution. source Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Steve Case is the billionaire founding CEO of AOL and the head of Washington, DC-based venture capital firm Revolution. Case led the first wave of internet companies with AOL, fulfilling the vision he had of a “digital age” in college. He is now using Revolution’s “Rise of the Rest” initiative to benefit from the emerge of the new “third wave” of the internet, by investing in startups outside of Silicon Valley, New York City, and Boston. He said that his career has above all taught him the importance of building mutually beneficial relationships. When Steve Case was in college, he read a book that said a digital revolution was coming. It seemed like a ridiculous idea at the time, but it stuck with him. A little over a decade later, he … [Read more...] about Billionaire AOL cofounder Steve Case says we’re at the start of the internet’s third wave, and he’s laying the groundwork to benefit from it
Kathy Zhou never considered herself the type of woman who would enter a beauty pageant. But this May, the Pinterest engineer found herself among a cluster of young professionals in a San Francisco co-working space, ready to be converted to the gospel of pageantry. They had gathered for an Imagine Talks forum, one of the TED-style leadership panels organized by the Miss Asian Global and Miss Asian America pageant—a competition that hopes to remake the rules of pageantry into a culturally rewarding, even feminist, event. By offering workshops on subjects like women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship, MAG, as the pageant is often called, aims to transform the beauty pageant into a useful platform for its participants; by including only Asian women, the organizers say, it’s helping contestants think about their ethnicity as something to be celebrated. This talk, for instance, was themed around the subject “girl boss” and included an all-Asian panel of women: … [Read more...] about Bikinis and TED Talks: Can This All-Asian Competition Truly Disrupt Beauty Pageants?
Video: Who are the players in the battle over 5G and why do we care? In the building of a railway the first thing is to make the surveys and locate the position of the intended road upon the ground, and to make maps and sections of it, so that the land may be bought and the estimates of cost be ascertained. The engineer's first duty is to make a survey by eye without the aid of instruments. This is called the "reconnoissance." By this he lays down the general position of the line, and where he wants it to go if possible. Great skill, the result of long experience, or equally great ignorance may be shown here. - Thomas Curtis Clarke, The Building of a Railway, 1889 Two equally, critically important events in the evolution of wireless communications technology took during the third week of May 2018, at or around the same point on the globe. The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a consortium of the world's principal telecommunications equipment and service … [Read more...] about The biggest switch: 5G and the race to replace the future