CNBC's innovation program now available online
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to catch the first episode of CNBC's The Business of Innovation TV series when it aired for the first time on Sunday night. However, it looks like the full one-hour episode is available online at CNBC's Business of Innovation site, as part of a four-part Internet video download. I've just started watching the first fifteen minutes or so, and it looks like CNBC is sticking with its tried-and-true formula for reporting business news:
(1) Take a seasoned, extremely photogenic journalist like Maria Bartiromo, who can break down complex concepts for the innovator-wannabes at home;
(2) Mix together some controversial sound bites (e.g. "Hire the worst 10%" "Companies must embrace failure");
(3) Offer direct access to some of the biggest, most recognizable names in business (i.e. the types of people who show up on the covers of respected business magazines like FORTUNE).
There's also an online component to the series - including articles, podcasts and online discussion forums - giving the TV program a bit more life in the online world. In this first episode, Maria "Money Honey" Bartiromo speaks with four "iconoclasts" (pictured above) who "broke all the rules" when it came to business. For anyone who was able to watch the full one-hour show, what did you think?
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- A new report by Oxfam argues that wealth inequality is causing poverty and misery around the world.
- In the last year, the world's billionaires saw their wealth increase by 12%, while the poorest 3.8 billion people on the planet lost 11% of their wealth.
- The report prompted Anand Giridharadas to tweet: "Don't be Pinkered into everything's-getting-better complacency." We explain what Steven Pinker's got to do with it.
Moans, groans, and gripes release stress hormones in the brain.
Could you give up complaining for a whole month? That's the crux of this interesting piece by Jessica Hullinger over at Fast Company. Hullinger explores the reasons why humans are so predisposed to griping and why, despite these predispositions, we should all try to complain less. As for no complaining for a month, that was the goal for people enrolled in the Complaint Restraint project.
Participants sought to go the entirety of February without so much as a moan, groan, or bellyache.
- Facebook and Google began as companies with supposedly noble purposes.
- Creating a more connected world and indexing the world's information: what could be better than that?
- But pressure to return value to shareholders came at the expense of their own users.
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