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Financial Times (June 13)

2018/ 06/ 15 by jd in Global News

“We live in an age judged to be one of exciting technological change, but our national accounts tell us that productivity is almost stagnant. Is the slowdown or the innovation an illusion?” The truth is we don’t yet know and it might be something else. There might be a measurement error or a lag before big gains from AI and other revolutionary technologies kick in.

 

Institutional Investor (October 5)

2017/ 10/ 08 by jd in Global News

In a recent survey “of 101 investors managing more than $1 trillion combined, 87 percent said they would support the activist campaign of a well-regarded investor if they believed change was necessary at the company in question…. Many of the investors view themselves as change makers, with roughly half saying their firms can meaningfully influence a company’s corporate governance.”

 

Wall Street Journal (June 23)

2017/ 06/ 25 by jd in Global News

“Saudi Arabia has resisted modernity since its founding in 1932. But the political sands are shifting, and the change will accelerate with Wednesday’s appointment of Mohammed bin Salman as Crown Prince.” Remarkably, he is a reformist and less than half the age of the typical heir. This is “squarely in the U.S. national interest. Washington should support and encourage the young prince as he pursues change.”

 

Financial Times (June 7)

2017/ 06/ 10 by jd in Global News

“Change seems inevitable. Japan’s traditional reliance on seniority-based management is crumbling fast, and there is a clear sense of alarm as Toyota, Panasonic and Sony all talk about hiring international talent with both the broader skills and mindset to survive the next wave of technological innovation.”

 

The Guardian (May 7)

2017/ 05/ 08 by jd in Global News

“Like someone who has narrowly escaped a heart attack, Europe can raise a glass and give thanks for the victory of Emmanuel Macron. But the glass is less than half full, and if Europe doesn’t change its ways it will only have postponed the fateful day.”

 

Time (December 7)

2016/ 12/ 09 by jd in Global News

“To his believers, he delivers change—broad, deep, historic change, not modest measures doled out in Dixie cups; to his detractors, he inspires fear both for what he may do and what may be done in his name.” Time magazine named Donald Trump their Person of the Year because he “had the greatest influence, for better or worse, on the events of the year.”

 

Chicago Tribune (November 26)

2015/ 11/ 28 by jd in Global News

“Chicago will not begin to heal until there is accountability and transparency. If there is to be a silver lining in the death of Laquan McDonald, let it be shown through the power of the people who seek change and justice for all.” The release of a one-year old video showing a Chicago police officer shooting a black man 16 times, despite a non-threatening situation, triggered wide spread protests.

 

Financial Times (October 11)

2015/ 10/ 13 by jd in Global News

If Uber “wants to continue to grow in London and around the world, Uber needs to be able to persuade politicians that it is worth facing down the established taxi operators who are resisting change. If vested interests prevent its innovations in service from reaching their full potential, it would count as an enormous missed opportunity.”

 

Washington Post (July 27)

2015/ 07/ 28 by jd in Global News

After great devastation, the Ebola crisis appears to be winding down in Africa. “Now it is time to confront another hard problem: addressing the weaknesses in global response that allowed the virus to spread so rapidly. Without the urgency of another outbreak, national governments and the World Health Organization will be disinclined to change the way they do business. But change they must, or there will be another wave of disease, panic and unnecessary death.”

 

Wall Street Journal (May 14)

2015/ 05/ 16 by jd in Global News

“Even a regime as murderous as North Korea’s can’t execute every discontented officer and minister. Applying maximum international pressure could exploit the fissures and possibly turn the discontent into regime change.”

 

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