To save America, break up the presidency: Parag Khanna’s radical design for U.S. democracy

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Geopolitical analyst Parag Khanna has spent his career studying the nature of governance. Now living in Singapore, the expat author hops on the phone with Fast Company to talk politics, power, and how to save the presidency from the president. If the American Century is the past, geopolitical analyst Parag Khanna studies the future. A “new global order has arrived,” he declared in a hotly debated 2008 essay , “Waving Goodbye to Hegemony,” marking the rise of Europe and China as new pillars of a multipolar world. The intervening years have largely proved him correct. Read Full Story

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Toward a new Bauhaus: How a century-old design movement could help save the planet

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The Bauhaus, a wildly influential design movement in 20th-century Europe, has new relevance in the 21st century: as a model for fighting climate change. The European Union has an ambitious new goal of becoming an economy with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Announced by European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen during her State of the European Union speech in mid-September, the goal would be part of a European Green Deal to transform the economy, decoupling economic growth from resource use and turning the immense challenges presented by climate change into opportunities. Read Full Story

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Is Trump likely to get severe COVID-19? This company thinks genes could reveal clues

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A new study could help illuminate “who gets the sniffles and who ends up in the ICU,” says genetic testing company GoodCell’s chief medical officer. There has been ample speculation about the nature of President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis, with conflicting reports creating confusion around the severity of his illness. Is the president on the mend, or is his case of COVID-19 about to get a lot worse? GoodCell, a company that offers genetic testing and biobanking, is launching a study to better understand whether genes can tell us something about who is likely to have a bad reaction to COVID-19. Read Full Story

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This is how remote work could save the economy

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For starters, remote work has already helped prevent layoffs for 66% of companies in one study. Six months into the coronavirus pandemic and the U.S. economy is still gripped by the outbreak. Any semblance of recovery has been painfully slow, and there are some indications it could worsen before it gets better. With so much pressure to survive, businesses are searching for ways to adapt to the new normal. But there’s one key change many companies could make that might just get the economy back on track (and perhaps stronger than ever): having a permanent remote workforce. Read Full Story

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Tech Talk with censhare: Offering Universal Content Management to steer marketing content

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30-second summary: Organizations are working with convoluted content management processes that aren’t scalable. Lack of centralization can take valuable time away from creative teams. In our latest Tech Talk series, Josh Van Dyk, censhare’s Vice President, North American Sales shares some insights into their Universal Content Management platform. Learn how brands like Jaguar Land Rover, McDonald’s, GoPro, Toyota, and Dyson are utilizing the platform to efficiently create and deliver quality, contextualized, and exceptional content. It is vital for organizations to power their brand forward with buyer-centric experiences. This is where censhare delivers excellence. When it comes to content management, imagine not having to hunt for the most up-to-date assets, frantically looking for assets, or worrying about content rights or user permissions. Josh Van Dyk , Vice President, North American Sales at censhare talks about how organizations can significantly speed up their creative workflow. About censhare censhare was founded in 2001 …

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This Pacific island nation plans to raise itself above the ocean to survive sea level rise

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Kiribati is sinking beneath the waves. Instead of abandoning its land, it’s trying to save it. The previous president of Kiribati, a low-lying island nation in the Pacific, predicted that the country’s citizens would eventually become climate refugees, forced to relocate as sea level rise puts the islands underwater. But a new president elected in June now plans to elevate key areas of land above the rising seas instead. Read Full Story

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Key insights: Consumer trust segmented, the power of push notifications, martech stacks lack strategy, and more

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30-second summary: Healthcare and educational institutes win consumer trust while media and government struggle March saw push notifications reach their highest direct open rates and 32% of website visits were through these mobile app push notifications Mobile remains the best way to engage people with push notifications DemandLab’s recent ‘Martech stack optimization survey’ reveals that 53% of marketing leaders have no plan in place for their martech stacks Deals have shown a positive graph, Australia and Germany are opening up their economies due to some relief from the COVID-19 hit Conviva study segments streaming behavior across regions and devices – TV, PC, live streaming, and video on demand Standard ads vs COVID-19 based ads, what performed better? More on what CMOs’ immediate budget actions should be Information is power and mental health is key. In light of current events, we took the onus to save you the effort and have …

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Top 10 marketing-related AI thought leaders to follow

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30-second summary: AI can help marketers deliver better overall customer experiences across all digital channels. The key to success is in using it logically, ethically and in key areas where it can assist, save time and resource and help scale campaigns and performance. To gain a better understanding of the benefits to marketing it is best to build your knowledge from a wide range of perspectives to identify the best use cases. We look at 10 influencers worth following to get a good handle on how AI can and should effect the marketing sector. Adoption of Artificial intelligence (AI) is growing worldwide, with a recent IDC report identifying the ability to deliver a better customer experience, greater employee efficiency and accelerated innovation as the leading drivers for adoption. AI now powers marketing processes across the customer journey, from insights, search optimization and content marketing to personalization conversion optimization, predictive analytics, …

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On Trump’s watch, thousands died due to lost health insurance, study shows

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New research shows that approximately 2.3 million Americans have lost health insurance since President Trump took office, leading to thousands of deaths. And that’s before you factor in the pandemic. A new analysis from Harvard researchers shows that more than two million people lost health insurance during the first three years of Trump’s presidency. They also estimate that coverage losses led to up to 25,000 excess deaths among adults below the age of 65. These figures do not include insurance lost during the pandemic. Read Full Story

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Trump’s nightmare performance may force CEOs off the sidelines

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Business leaders have traditionally avoided the messy arena of presidential politics. This time, Bradley Tusk argues, they may be forced to take sides. Over the past four years, corporate America’s public response to the chaos of the Trump presidency has been uncomfortable silence. Save for a few high-profile incidents, such as the Muslim ban or Charlottesville, big-name CEOs have strived to preserve diplomatic relations with the president, sitting on his White House advisory boards or allowing their companies to be used as backdrops to Trump factory visits and chest-thumping press releases. Read Full Story

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