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Entrepreneurship

Year

Size matters

31 March 2016

In his recent 2016 budget announcement, UK Finance Minister George Osborne announced new tax relief for micro-entrepreneurs – including those selling services or renting properties online – as part of what he called a “budget for small business.”

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Philanthropy 2.0

09 December 2015

In the past, entrepreneurs tried to outdo each other with the size of their yachts – now they compete on the extent of their philanthropy. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently made one of the largest-ever philanthropic pledges of $45 billion, aimed at “advancing human potential and promoting equity for all children in the next generation.”

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EMPLOYMENT TERMINATOR?

18 November 2015

The impact of outsourcing and offshoring on worldwide employment may ultimately pale in comparison to the disruption caused by next-generation robots, powered by artificial intelligence.

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Remote Control

17 September 2015

Developed as a weapon of war, drones are now steadily making their way into the civilian world, and increasingly the commercial environment. Indeed, global spending on commercial drones is expected to total $12 billion over the next decade.

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Mind Control Moves Closer

24 June 2015

Students of linguistics have long recognised that language is a relatively crude tool for transmitting ideas, while scientists search for ways to make communication more efficient. Could the direct transmission of information by the brain be the answer?

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