Wednesday, March 29, 2023

The Covid-19 crisis enters a unique window of opportunity to build a new social contract. Is the coronavirus pandemic a staff exercise of the deep state?

One of the premises of stoicism is that it will help you assimilate horrible events with equanimity. Disaster is virtue’s opportunity.

The paradox of 2021: the revolution in machine translation, but so few people take advantage of this opportunity.

Helping Generation Z find jobs, making the process more fair than it was for their parents. Tips and the tools are literally at your fingertips.

Today is a time of incredible risk, and taking the path of least resistance could have existential consequences. But it is also – for the first time in a long time – a moment of real opportunity.

A startup is offering an internal marketplace tool for companies to better identify and cultivate talent among their own workers.

The digital transformation on the supply side will create opportunities of distributed commerce. Generation Z have strengthened the trend of on-demand services.

The pandemic has catalyzed innovations in science and health care delivery, pushed rich nations to learn from poorer ones, forced us to turn back a tide of misinformation. Out of crisis comes opportunity.

I want to continue working remotely, but my job wants me in the office next month. How would you negotiate this with your employer?

The tripartite partnership (government, unions and employers) allowed the swift implementation of measures to cut costs and save jobs.

Exoskeletons are increasingly used by manufacturing workers. To help consumers more easily do everything from DIY, to walking, climbing stairs, and other daily activities.

Each time the virus replicates, there is an opportunity for a mutation to occur. And as we are already seeing around the world, some of the resulting variants risk eroding the effectiveness of vaccines.

The dialogue that is occurring between China and the rest of the world offers a very meaningful opportunity for mutual compassion and empathy.

Yesterday evening I received my Covid-19 vaccine. Then I went to a frozen lake to dance Bhangra on it for joy, hope and positivity.

We all need to build talents we may not already possess. This is a good thing. It keeps us fresh and on our toes. A new day is coming! The future of work begins now and we can embrace it.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, all hotels brands have been hammered. But there’s always opportunity buried in a crisis. Like Sonesta International Hotels. 

Prepare for the worst, hope for the best, and be unsurprised by everything in between. Ease the pressure off yourself, and you may just find that contentment.

We have lived for months at close quarters with ourselves. We will deepen our appreciation of some of the simple things we have missed, and some of the pleasures that have helped us through. We will know ourselves better.

Especially in service industries, old jobs may not be coming back. Training programs are aiming to provide skills for more resilient occupations.

A four-day week would help deal with the economic fallout of the pandemic. But also the opportunity to rethink working patterns and help to reduce energy usage, potentially helping to tackle the climate crisis.

Amid pandemics and environmental disasters, designers and architects have been forced to imagine a world in which the only way to move forward is to look back.

Je kunt niet naar je werk, maar twee of drie collega’s uitnodigen voor een kop koffie of een borrel kan natuurlijk wel.

Empathy is about understanding your users or customers, and being in their shoes. That means you adapt with what the market needs.

After disasters like Hurricane Katrina, the Sept. 11 attacks and Hurricane Sandy, architects quickly responded with evocative ideas, transformative visions and alluring — if sometimes grandiose — solutions.

Learners know there is no going back to the pre-pandemic world. With technology and economic upheaval changing education forever, people are learning to move forward in a vastly changed world.

To handle the aftermath of Covid-19 and tackle the world’s biggest issues, we need to change the way we make decisions and become more knowledgeable about the future.

I will keep investing time to learn new teaching skills and education technology for the rest of my life. It is never too late to learn a new skill.

The fact is that medical science only advances because patients make a sacrifice by consenting to be experimented upon. This is a scary prospect. There has been an outpouring of gratitude toward healthcare providers during this crisis, but we should also be publicly thanking patients who volunteer for clinical trials.

The expansion of our behavioral repertoires during the pandemic creates opportunities for future policy innovations. Consider two domains: democratic participation and education. 

Never in our lifetimes have we seen a global pandemic like this. As incredible as this pandemic is, this is now a golden opportunity for companies and firms and individuals to transform themselves.

Pak die kans nu dan ook. Gun jezelf de tijd om de afgelopen maanden te verwerken. Ga nadenken over hoe je na de zomerperiode verder wil. Ook, juist voor ondernemers, of anderen die zich nu geen vakantie kunnen veroorloven, geldt maar 1 nadrukkelijk advies; neem de tijd om je batterij weer op te laden.

Few suspected that the rivalry and antagonism between China and the west would be framed by a global pandemic, and by the challenges – and opportunities – that it has offered to countries around the world, not least China itself.

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