The Global Population Pyramid

How global demography has changed and what we can expect for the 21st century.

In 1950, there were 2.5 billion people on the planet. Now in 2019, there are 7.7 billion. By the end of the century the UN expects a global population of 11.2 billion. The visualization of the population pyramid below makes it possible to understand this enormous global transformation. Population pyramids visualize the demographic structure of […]

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Is ‘Deep Medicine’ the Cure for Our Healthcare Challenges?

Top doctor Eric Topol captures the opportunities and dilemmas — practical and ethical — surrounding AI in healthcare.

To many doctors, Eric Topol is a machine. He’s a prolific researcher who publishes in high-impact journals like Nature and Science, leads the Scripps Research Institute and is a well-respected cardiologist based in La Jolla, California. So, it’s particularly impressive (and quite ironic) that, through it all, Topol managed to write the definitive tome, Deep Medicine (Basic Books, 2019), on […]

To Advance Gender Equality, We Need to Tackle Climate Change

Empowering women to lead on climate solutions can unlock multiple business benefits.

Tackling climate change requires tackling gender inequality. On International Women’s Day last month, an article in Business Green quoted L’Oréal’s Chief Sustainability Officer Alexandra Palt as saying, “I do not think we will see any advances in gender equality if we do not succeed in mitigating the consequences of climate change on women’s lives.” As the effects of climate change continue to exacerbate poverty, inequality […]

How the Power of Persuasion Goes Way Beyond Advertising

At the heart of almost any problem lies a communication issue.

There was a time when persuasion was easy to recognize. It was the stuff on billboards and flyers or between the articles in newspapers and magazines. It interrupted TV and radio programs, and it was obviously trying to sell us something. We called it “advertising.” Today’s consumers are no longer simply on the receiving end […]

5 Ways to Make Your Team More Open to Change

Change can be daunting at times, but with these 5 tips your team will lead the pack to success and innovation.

More than 90 percent of CEOs believe their companies will change more in the next five years than they did in the last five. Having a workforce that’s ready and able to harness that change will make the difference between success and failure. Leaders at every level need to embrace and model how to engage in and […]