Month: May 2016

How to Convince a Hiring Manager You’re Qualified for a Job — Fortune

The MPW Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions about careers and leadership. Today's answer to the question: What's your best piece of advice for someone looking to change career paths? is written by Liz Wiseman, president of The Wiseman Group. Changing…

via How to Convince a Hiring Manager You’re Qualified for a Job — Fortune

Tigers Seized From Thailand’s Popular Tiger Temple Following Abuse Allegations — TIME

Thai authorities seized at least three tigers from a Buddhist temple in Thailand Monday amid allegations of wildlife trafficking and animal abuse. Wildlife authorities say they will continue their week-long operation to relocate dozens of tigers from the temple in Kanchanaburi province west of Bangkok, CNN reports. “Tiger Temple,” or Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua…

via Tigers Seized From Thailand’s Popular Tiger Temple Following Abuse Allegations — TIME

China’s President Xi Pledges More State Support for Technology Firms — Fortune

China’s President Xi Jinping has vowed to increase government support for technology companies, state media reported, in an attempt to raise the country’s competitiveness that could also further fuel concerns over protectionism. Beijing has put forward so-called Internet Plus and Made in China 2025 strategies, which aim to make Chinese firms world technology leaders and…

via China’s President Xi Pledges More State Support for Technology Firms — Fortune

Meet the Guy Who Launched Trump’s High-Octane Twitter Account — Fortune

Peter Costanzo is the man who helped turn Donald Trump into@RealDonaldTrump. That, of course, is Trump’s Twitter account — a high-octane portal for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee to pump out insults, political attacks and self-promotion to more than 8 million followers. But the billionaire’s foray into the world of social media began with a…

via Meet the Guy Who Launched Trump’s High-Octane Twitter Account — Fortune

Now’s a Great Time to Find Out If You’re a Hacking Victim — Fortune

Something weird is happening in the world of hacked data—a lot of it is turning up around the same time. The phenomenon has Troy Hunt, the proprietor of data-breach search service Have I Been Pwned?, scratching his head. His site lets people see if they have indeed been “pwned” (victimized, in Internet-speak) in major hacks…

via Now’s a Great Time to Find Out If You’re a Hacking Victim — Fortune

Most people are actually pretty happy at work — Quartz

Everyone knows about the Monday back-to-work blues—it is common knowledge that working is, for most people, miserable. Except that might not be true: employees are alright, according to the Endred-Ipsos 2016 Barometer, a yearly survey of well-being at work. The survey looked at 14,400 people in 15 countries across different regions of the world, and…

via Most people are actually pretty happy at work — Quartz

Nearly a year later, Jack Dorsey’s Twitter shows few signs of a successful turnaround — Quartz

It’s been almost a year since Dick Costolo announced he was stepping down as Twitter’s CEO, putting Jack Dorsey, the social network’s cofounder, in the top spot again—first on an interim basis, and then permanently. Dorsey’s efforts to turn around Twitter apparently haven’t impressed investors. The tech firm’s stock price, bouncing back from yet another…

via Nearly a year later, Jack Dorsey’s Twitter shows few signs of a successful turnaround — Quartz

Humans are the biggest problem with this $150 million virtual-company experiment — Quartz

Of course, the biggest problem behind a revolutionary new investment fund dictated by computer code could well be human nature. According to a research report from cryptocurrency entrepreneur Dino Mark, ethereum researcher Vlad Zamfir, and Cornell University professor Emin Gün Sirer published May 27, the Distributed Autonomous Organization (DAO), a new crowdfunding project that’s raised…

via Humans are the biggest problem with this $150 million virtual-company experiment — Quartz