Future of Work Roundup - Week of November 21
Nov 21, 2022
Welcome to the Future of Work Roundup. Each week, we bring you five top stories—drawing from the latest academic research and industry trends—to give you an easily-digestible snapshot of how work is changing—and why it matters.
The deteriorating “tech god”
The Wall Street Journal reported on the demise of the “tech god”—tech founders and CEOs that seem to “possess extraordinary powers” and high levels of competence. Multiple recent events have fueled the demise, including the collapse of FTX, mass layoffs in tech, and recent events at Twitter.
Elizabeth Holmes sentenced
Elizabeth Holmes, the former CEO of blood-testing company, Theranos, was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison—the culmination of Holmes’ very public fall from grace.
American workers hate their jobs
Fortune reported that nearly half of U.S. workers hate their jobs so much that they say they wouldn’t wish their jobs on their worst enemy.
As reported by Fast Company, research has found that when a presenter stands when speaking, it boosts the audience’s retention of information, along with the amount of attention that the presenter receives from the audience.
The end of crypto?
The Economist asked: “is this the end of crypto?” In the aftermath of FTX’s collapse, are crypto’s long-term prospects and reputation permanently jeopardized? Or is there still hope?
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