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10/25/2017 - Midnight Reads – How Most Leadership Training Programs Fail Women

How Most Leadership Training Programs Fail Women

– The Washington Post 

The list of reasons more women don’t hold top jobs in corporate America is long and complex: Long-ingrained gender stereotypes. Work cultures that value face time over results. A lack of women in the boardroom. A leaky pipeline that does little to retain women in the jobs necessary to get the top roles. But, a new report in the Harvard Business Review points to another culprit: leadership training and development programs.

 

Can We Teach Robots Ethics?

– BBC

We are not used to the idea of machines making ethical decisions, but the day when they will routinely do this — by themselves — is fast approaching. So how, asks the BBC’s David Edmonds, will we teach them to do the right thing?

 

Why Surge Prices Make Us So Mad: What Springsteen, Home Depot and a Nobel Winner Know

– The New York Times 

Technology is making “variable” or “dynamic” pricing — the same strategies that ensure a seat on an airplane, a hotel room or an Uber car are almost always available if you’re willing to pay the price — more plausible in areas with huge social consequences. The New York Times explores here.

 

In A Bet Against College, Wework Acquires A Coding Bootcamp

– Axios 

WeWork, the office leasing giant, has acquired the New York-based Flatiron School, a private coding academy, in a gamble on 15-week, $15,000 vocational education as opposed to far more expensive four-year college degrees. At a time many experts and politicians are questioning the assumption that college is for everyone, the deal bets on a fashionable form of vocational education — coding — as a route to well-paying software jobs.