Why We Need Agile Servant Leaders

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Do world leaders have the big picture and a good understanding of the world we live in? A Q&A with Gilbert Probst from the World Economic Forum on his new book, “Tackling Complexity.”

Startups: Switzerland’s New Graduate Program

Was ein Unternehmer so brauch - typische Startup Schreibtisch Utensilien

Swiss students have dispersed for the summer holidays. Among those graduating and entering the job market, a new trend is emerging. More and more young people are founding startups. Idyllically situated with views of Zurich, the Villa Rigi, a former manor house, has bright rooms and a garden that now serve a new purpose: as a headquarters for Swiss startups. Five startups are based here, among them ElectricFeel, a technology spin-off from the university ETH Zürich, with a focus on urban mobility.

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The Discreet Power of Blogging Is Allowing Women to Express Their Expertise

Model Blogger (adaptation of "Model writing postcards" by Carl Larsson, 1906).

No longer simple online diaries, blogs offer a platform for women to find their voices as experts and opinion-makers. LONDON, U.K—The media environment is mostly male-dominated. News is written by men and about men, and female journalists, experts and sources remain underrepresented. Data show how media organizations—in the U.K. and the Western world generally—perpetrate a systematic marginalization of women, and an increasing number of them have turned to the digital sphere to claim a public space through personal channels, social media and blogs. Blogging has often been praised for validating female voices, allowing them unprecedented freedom to publish original and unfiltered content, regardless of mainstream agendas and focuses.