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In the news … November 2, 2018

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Bosses’ public blunders

BUSINESS IS ABOUT dealing with uncertainty but for many bosses the most unpredictable thing is what happens when they open their mouths. Elon Musk, the boss of Tesla, had to apologise after calling Wall Street analysts “boneheads” on a conference call in May. In July Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg was forced to clarify a remark, made on a podcast, that some listeners—improbably—argued showed sympathy with Holocaust deniers. On September 12th Jamie Dimon, of JPMorgan Chase, said sorry after comparing himself with President Donald Trump. “I think I could beat Trump…I’m as tough as he is, I’m smarter than he is…He could punch me all he wants,” boasted Mr Dimon. In his apology he said the episode, “proves I wouldn’t make a good politician”.

THE ECONOMIST

Government using ancestry websites to deport immigrants: lawyer, court documents

The Canadian Border Services Agency is collecting the DNA of immigrants and using ancestry websites to find long-lost family members in order to establish nationalities.

GLOBAL

Can a Leader Over Communicate?

A few weeks back the local newspaper in Minneapolis published a story on the best companies to work for in Minnesota. There were big companies, medium size and very small companies listed.

They were from a variety of industries with many of the companies having a very diverse workforce, even the smaller ones. Some had leaders who had been at the helm a long time while others had newer leadership. There were many differences in the various organizations.

LEAD TODAY

Simple Steps for Reaching Your Workplace’s Digital Potential

The other day, a colleague mentioned that her twin sons had recently left on a school-sponsored bike tour. It’s an off-the-grid team-building exercise, so for most of the day they aren’t allowed any of their usual electronics. Not surprisingly, the boys aren’t pleased about having their gadgets taken from them, and the whole episode got her thinking about the impact of technology on her families’ lives. Not only does the digital connection bring fun and enjoyment to her sons, but it also lets her share their joy when they are able to send messages and images from their trips. The experience can be so immersive that it’s almost as if she’s with the kids when they’re out and about. Digital technologies also enable her to engage fully at home because she doesn’t have to worry about missing an important email, or looking out for the mail to deliver a contract needing a signature.

ADOBE

Global Women’s Health Diagnostics (Cancer, Infectious Disease, Osteoporosis, Pregnancy, Prenatal) Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report, 2018-2025 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

The global women’s health diagnostics market size is expected to reach USD 76.2 billion by 2025

Rising adoption of point-of-care diagnostics and growing incidence of various chronic and lifestyle diseases are among the key factors stimulating the growth of the market. Besides this, introducing various awareness programs is also anticipated to work in favor the market during the forecast period.

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