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2016

What's Changing? - Cybersecurity

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Please see below selected recent external intelligence about cybersecurity. This is a synthesis of major recent developments at corporates, business schools, thinktanks, media, commentators, and other key influencers.

     

    2018

    March

    • GZERO Media warned that there’s no Geneva Convention for cyberspace at the moment. Without global agreement on the distinction between online behavior that is merely bad and what’s truly unacceptable, it’s difficult to determine proportionality in the cyber realm. Does large scale IP theft, for example, demand the same response as hacks or disruptions of critical infrastructure?  

     

    What's Changing? - Society

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    What would it take to build a more just society? In contemporary debates about justice, identity is frequently front and centre, but the 20th-century American philosopher John Rawls thought that looking past identity was the key to more equality. In his book A Theory of Justice (1971), Rawls argued that if we could build a society from behind a ‘veil of ignorance’ that kept us from knowing anything about our identity, we would make choices resulting in a fairer society than we now have – one in which all would benefit from greater freedom and ‘fair equality of opportunity’.

     

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    July 2017

    Battling modern slavery - Raconteur
    Buying time promotes happiness - PNAS
    Future Workplace Special Report Published in The Times
    How will you drive talent strategy in the digital age?
    How work changed to make us all passionate quitters | Aeon Essays
    Independent work: Choice, necessity, and the gig economy | McKinsey & Company
    India is a migration superpower. Here's why | World Economic Forum
    Jinfo Blog: Jinfo for knowledge management
    Policymaking must become more empathetic rather than continuing its current overreliance on economic measures - LSE
    Preparing for a new era of work | McKinsey & Company
    Superfluid Labor Markets — Tapping Into Skilled Talent Anywhere and Everywhere - EYQ
    The cost of universal basic income might be lower than you think | World Economic Forum
    The Era of Ownership Is Ending - Futurism
    The World's Broken Workplace | Gallup
    These are the most peaceful countries in the world | World Economic Forum
    This is how a universal basic income can end financial exclusion | World Economic Forum
    Universal basic income could work in Southeast Asia — but only if it goes to women | Responsible Business
    You might not believe it, but the world just got a bit more peaceful | World Economic Forum
    Navigating through new forms of work | Deloitte University Press
    Navigating the future of work | Deloitte University Press
    The changing nature of careers in the 21st century | Deloitte University Press
    Tom Friedman interview: Jobs, learning, and the future of work | Deloitte University Press
    Workforce of the future - The competing forces shaping 2030:PwC

     

    August 2017

     

    Inadequate sleep costs employers $7 billion a year: How to look after your employees' wellbeing - Deloitte
    The cost of universal basic income might be lower than you think | World Economic Forum
    The future of jobs: is decent work for all a pipe dream? | Tim Jackson | Global Development Professionals Network | The Guardian
    The rise of philanthropic investing - Raconteur

     

    September 2017

     

    'Inspirational' robots to begin replacing teachers within 10 years
    British Social Attitudes: Record number of Brits with no religion
    The 'internet of things' is sending us back to the Middle Ages
    Why economic growth doesn't mean social progress | World Economic Forum

     

    October 2017

     

    Globalisation: what people think - Raconteur

     

    November 2017

     

    Companies That Lead on Societal Impact Reap Financial Benefits - BCG
    IGP's Social Prosperity Network publishes the UK's first report on Universal Basic Services | UCL Institute for Global Prosperity - UCL - London's Global University
    Refugees are not the creators of the crisis. They are the victims | World Economic Forum
    Robots will drive us to rethink how work is distributed - FT
    The 2017 Best for the World Honorees 846 Companies Leading the Way to a Shared and Durable Prosperity for All - BCorp
    The progressive case for immigration - Free exchange
    The rise of inequality: Can it be reversed? | LinkedIn
    To fix income inequality, we need more than UBI—we need Universal Basic Assets — Quartz
    What the future of work will mean for jobs, skills, and wages | McKinsey & Company
    Women in the Workplace 2017 | McKinsey & Company

     

    December 2017

     

    10 Trends Shaping Migration - European Commission
    AI isn't just taking away our privacy—it's take away free choice, too — Quartz
    Inequality is a threat to our democracies - FT
    What does your country think about globalization? | World Economic Forum
    What the future of work will mean for jobs, skills, and wages: Jobs lost, jobs gained | McKinsey & Company
     

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    On Leonard Cohen

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    "So come, my friends, be not afraid.
    We are so lightly here.
    It is in love that we are made;
    In love we disappear."

    Happy posthumous birthday, Lenny.

    You tried, in your way, to be free. Thank you. Now go join that great gig in the sky. So I wrote a year ago, when Lenny left us. However, the legend lives on - listen for example to How the Light Gets In.

    'We Love Leonard Cohen' celebrated his 81st Birthday, and then, for his 82nd and final birthday, Leonard gave us a present. "You Want It Darker" is the title track to last album, his 14th studio album in his 49-year recording career. (See also Leonard Cohen Makes it Darker.)

    "Leonard Cohen offers the possibility of living with grace, dignity, and integrity, without submitting to illusions, without succumbing to indifference, and without indulging in denial of our own failures and flaws, in a world that is too often corrupt and malevolent" - Allan Showalter

    What's Happening? - Ethical Development Goals

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    In spite of spectacular strides in science and technology, and still unlimited ones to come, something basic is missing. There is a sort of poverty of the spirit which stands in glaring contrast to our scientific and technological abundance. The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers - Martin Luther King

    This evolving paper will examine the overall Ethical Development Goals (EDGs) that Halcyon is developing to complement the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

     

    INTRODUCTION