Posts Tagged ‘human capital’

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    Labor Productivity: Designing Offices

    Mar 14, 13 • 714 Views • No Comments

    How can my boss affect my productivity? At Pixar, the restrooms are where Steve Jobs wanted them to be. Because they were located near a huge central atrium, they helped to generate a collaborative community. Seemingly haphazard, restroom traffic flow was an...  [read more]

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    Human Capital: The Year You Were Born

    Feb 26, 13 • 267 Views • No Comments

    Your human capital might be affected by your birth date. In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell suggests that children born during the Great Depression had an advantage. Economic contraction meant couples had fewer babies. A cohort with fewer children, 1930s babies...  [read more]

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    Personality and Leadership

    Feb 1, 13 • 189 Views • No Comments

    Thinking of human capital, leading politicians, successful pizza makers and top software sellers might be surprisingly similar. We can start with Franklin Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. Associated with strong leadership, FDR’s style was assertive, bold,...  [read more]

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    A Safety Net: Will India Copy Brazil?

    Jan 8, 13 • 482 Views • No Comments

    If anyone asks you about India’s anti-poverty initiative, just say UID and CCT. India’s current welfare-in-kind social support system is woefully inefficient. Sort of like a leaky pipeline, a part of the food, fuel, and fertilizer that the Indian...  [read more]

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    Gender Issues: Home Work

    Dec 31, 12 • 452 Views • No Comments

    A few thoughts about the washing machine… To do a wash, the typical late 19th century woman had to boil the water, use her scrub board, wring out the water, hang up the clothes, and carry out the dirty water. For 4 children, she would have washed 40,000...  [read more]