China’s Economic Woes Are Impacting Small Businesses

Getty Images China, a critical cog in the global supply chain, is in an economic jam–and that’s a problem for business owners who rely on the manufacturing superpower. Rewind to 2020: Labor shortages, production delays, increased demand, and other issues led to global supply chain disruptions, and the continued lockdowns in China worsened those woes. […]

Is China’s Economy a Ticking Time Bomb’?

The past six months has brought a stream of bad news for China’s economy: slow growth, record youth unemployment, low foreign investment, weak exports and currency, and a property sector in crisis. Joe Biden described the world’s second-largest economy as “a ticking time bomb”, predicting growing discontent in the country. China’s leader Xi Jinping hit […]

Why Is Technology Not Making Us More Productive?

Getty We are often told that we are in the midst of a technological revolution. That business and the world of work continue to be transformed and improved by computers, the internet, the increased speed of communication, data processing, robotics, and now – artificial intelligence. There is only one small problem with all this – […]

How The Digital Workplace Broke Our Brains

Alberto Ortega/Europa Press via Getty Images Calvin Newport and Derek Thompson discuss why the ability to perform deep, focused work is becoming rare at exactly the same time it is becoming most valuable in our economy. Calvin Newport is a computer science professor at Georgetown University and the author of, among other books, Deep Work […]

Getting An Internship Is More Competitive Than Ever But The Experience Has ‘Really Eroded’

Getty When University of Maryland rising junior Zohneseh Fopenawoh was applying to internships, she says she sent an “uncountable” number of applications—likely over 100 in four months to various companies, nonprofits and organizations—but got few responses. “Any internship opportunity I saw that I thought I might even be a little bit interested in, I sent […]