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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?


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.