Loneliness kills, it is now a scientific fact, read my newsletter on this, but also watch the the story.
This is not the usual thing about the withering of HR but about why to morph HR into operations to help HR become more integrated and helpful.
A historical gap in Brazilian b-schools
"Most subsidiaries of multinational organizations in developing countries
are managed like modern-day saladeros, beef-jerking companies where,
in the process of salting beef, workers salted themselves out of life.
In Gaucho Dialogues on Leadership and Management Alfredo Behrens illustrates the
Latin American organizational how-to through a dialogue attributed to two iconic
literary characters, Martín Fierro and Don Segundo Sombra. Fierro—passionate,
nonpragmatic, xenophobic—and Sombra—with a more nuanced affection toward old
ways—comment on the militia-led insurrections from Argentina and Uruguay through
Brazil, Venezuela, Central America and Mexico, and draw lessons about leadership,
strategy and people management in Latin America. While the book’s argument
covers the ethos prevailing in the Americas, Behrens believes it may be relevant
elsewhere among similar societies where people prefer to act as members of clans
than as autonomous individuals. If so, the book’s argument may be relevant for the
vast majority of humankind at work."
Artificial Intelligence may soon make market research more effective
AI Swarm technology is making inroads. It might will soon revolutionalize the polling industry, bringing better market analysis with it. Stay tuned, a revolution in on the way.
Pollsters missed to forecast results in the American 2016 elections. They have come out with many excuses, like the one below.
But it turns out they have been almost consistently wrong over time, like is shown below.
AI might still be in its infancy, but it has already provided us with many surprises. The next one might just be it might predict election winners better than pollsters have.
So far Swarm technology has predicted horserace winners, beating a 540 odds to 1. It might already be better than much polling results and it is likely to become much better. Stay tuned.
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