– 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.
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?
– 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.
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.