To manage our cities, we need a work culture that encourages mobility, balances profits with purpose, and values autonomy. Cities need a workforce that can meet challenges where they are. My latest for HuffPost looks at how a distributed workforce can provide the fuel urban initiatives need to take off running.
McKinsey suggests that the future of work is built on a bedrock of so-called “soft skills.” Developing these skills in real-time office situations is doubly hard for digital nomads. To stay competitive, they’ll need technology that keeps them productive, sociable and likable — a new kind of tech that “saves face.” Is VR the answer?
Last week, Alexis Madrigal dropped a bomb in The Atlantic so big, we’re looking at the social network we’ve given our lives to for a decade and wondering if we can ever trust Facebook again. Madrigal says what Facebook did to American democracy is many threads of a huge story woven together. Now, let’s unravel this quilt of horrors.