[LI] A shorter job-day; reconceptualizing types of work

Two items concerning how we think about "work" posted to LinkedIn in May 2018. The first is another in what is becoming a mini-genre of articles about the potential for the standard job/work-day being less than the familiar 8 hours. The second is an older academic article discussing how we categorize different types of work, … Continue reading [LI] A shorter job-day; reconceptualizing types of work

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[LI] One emergent AI property; 7 expected AI advances

One item posted to LinkedIn in April 2018 about an(other) unexpected result from research on AI, and another item posted in May on seven expected areas for AI advances in 2018. The potential of AI seems to be measured in the unexpected, while its value is calculated in the expected. "AI Learns to Read Sentiment … Continue reading [LI] One emergent AI property; 7 expected AI advances

[LI] A 4-sphere Venn?; mythical retention data graphic

Two items posted to LinkedIn in late April 2018, on how concepts and data may be presented. The first takes another look at a problem and solutions of a 4-circle Venn diagram as used in the popular ikigai illustration. The issue is displaying all possible overlaps, which┬áis accomplished either by a special arrangement of four … Continue reading [LI] A 4-sphere Venn?; mythical retention data graphic

[LI] “TurboResume”?; the salary history question

Two items posted to LinkedIn in April 2018, which relate to different aspects of the job search. The first pivots off of a list of perceived flaws in a resume that may get an application rejected, and the second spotlights another opinion on how to respond to questions about past salaries. "6 reasons recruiters say … Continue reading [LI] “TurboResume”?; the salary history question

[LI] A gentle critique & constructive misuse of the “ikigai” meme

The Venn diagram popularized as a representation of how to apply the Japanese concept of "ikigai" in life and career┬╣ has issues and possibilities. This is a quick look at both, with the idea that such a schematization can be more than just a meme, in that it is useful not only to individuals as … Continue reading [LI] A gentle critique & constructive misuse of the “ikigai” meme

Symposium on multilingualism in international organizations & cooperation, 10-11 May 2018

Taking the opportunity again this year to publicize the latest in a series of annual symposia in New York on language issues in international contexts. The last two dealt with language(s) and the Sustainable Development Goals. This year's edition, to be held on 10-11 May 2018, has as its title, "Multilingualism in International Organizations and … Continue reading Symposium on multilingualism in international organizations & cooperation, 10-11 May 2018

[LI] Farmers “prisoners” to tech; “democratize” AI

Two items on who controls technological development and tools, posted to LinkedIn in March and April 2018. I also see an important issue of path dependency - where we are today, and the choices we have, are a function of decisions & actions yesterday. So, what should we be alert to in choices being made … Continue reading [LI] Farmers “prisoners” to tech; “democratize” AI