Posts Tagged ‘technology’

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    Who Works the Hardest in the Euro Zone?

    Sep 30, 12 • 284 Views • No Comments

    I just discovered a surprising statistic. In the euro zone, judged by hours per week, the Germans are not nearly the hardest workers. Instead Greece, with an average of 42.1 hours is close to the top of the list. By contrast, for 2011, the average German...  [read more]

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    Learning From the Low End

    May 16, 12 • 258 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes it’s better to be at the bottom than the top. Explaining, Harvard’s Clay Christensen starts his story with the huge integrated steel firms and ends with the mini mill. Relatively cheaply, the mini mills melted scrap in electric furnaces...  [read more]

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    Bank Robbers and Structural Unemployment

    Apr 29, 12 • 218 Views • No Comments

    The number of bank robberies is plunging. Maybe it’s outsourcing…just like manufacturing? During 2011, the number of bank robberies declined to a 9-year trough of close to 5000. The reason, according to one analyst, is technology. As we spend more...  [read more]

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    Living Solo

    Apr 18, 12 • 282 Views • No Comments

    I’ve just started to count the people I know who live alone. School friends, relatives, neighbors. Some are in their twenties and early thirties, unmarried. Others are divorced. Several are widowed. 31 million of us live alone. Almost one-third of all...  [read more]

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    Unconventional Jobs

    Mar 14, 12 • 231 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. Repairing the US employment situation will prove a long battle. As you read yesterday, at current growth rates, it could take eight years for American employment to fully recover. Out of this labor morass, an unusual employment...  [read more]