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Make it personal:You’ve heard the old adage “keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” Keep your work enemies close. Specifically, this means going out of your way to say hello to him or her every day. Throw them a compliment every once and a while and if you have to make a request of them, do it in person. The more personal you make your interactions with them, the harder it will be for them to back-stab you.nOnly the truly devious won’t care. The other 95% of untrustworthy co-workers will actually start to like you… or at least won’t think you are “all that bad” after all Crazier things have happened ...
Gretel Packer, David Gonski join Sydney's new captains of culture
Digital Tranformation ...
22nd Century and the Shared Economy Down Under:
The world’s highly skilled immigrants are increasingly living in just four nations: the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia, according to new World Bank research highlighting the challenges of brain drain for non-English-speaking and developing countries.
Four Nations Are Winning the Global War for Talent
Experts say blue chip companies have decided it’s cheaper to deal with extortionists than risk damaging attacks ...City banks plan to hoard bitcoins to help them pay cyber ransoms ; *Major Aussie websites impacted following global DDOS attacks
Tech Crunch on DDOs
Last month, a Mirai-powered botnet also briefly took down the website of cybersecurity reporter Brian Krebs, by delivering 665 Gbps of traffic, making it one of the largest recorded DDOS attacks in history.
In Totalitarian Communist Culture we Trust: Chinese firm admits - hacked products were behind Fridays massive DDOs attack
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RSA: has appointed former cyber security advisor, Leonard Kleinman, as its new chief cyber security advisor for Asia Pacific and Japan. The company said Kleinman will work with executives and business stakeholders to “make security a strategic priority that translates into business value.” In his new role, he will be based in Canberra and will focus on government customers. The ATO's secret to keeping its infosec staff engaged
“Tectonic changes are reshaping U.S. workplaces as the economy moves deeper into the knowledge-focused age. These changes are affecting the very nature of jobs by rewarding social, communications and analytical skills. They are prodding many workers to think about lifetime commitments to retraining and upgrading their skills. And they may be prompting a society-wide reckoning about where those constantly evolving skills should be learned – and what the role of colleges should be. A new Pew Research Center survey, conducted in association with the Markle Foundation, finds that these new realities are not lost on the American public: The vast majority of U.S. workers say that new skills and training may hold the key to their future job success.”
Why the Economy Doesn’t Roar Anymore WSJ. Embrace the suck.
Capitalism & loneliness Stumbling & Mumbling
Why Capitalism Creates Pointless Jobs David Graeber, Evonomics
Tracking the gig economy: New numbers Brookings
How Did Walmart Get Cleaner Stores and Higher Sales? It Paid Its People More NYT. Who knew?
The Wells Fargo fake account scandal illustrates why corporate executives conveniently ignore or even engage in fraud. Corporate Mess
Salvation Army slams immigration policy for hurting local workers
The Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Prison The Intercept
Many UC workers struggle to feed themselves and their families, study shows LA TimesIndia the use of biometric smart card to tackle fraud ...
As the economy improves, evictions in St. Louis remain stubbornly high St Louis Post-Dispatch. Whenever you read “the economy,” ask “Whose economy?
Economic growth more likely when wealth distributed to poor instead of rich Guardian
The privilege of being privileged Transformation. On foundations, well worth a read.
The Decade of Adjustment: A Review of Austerity Trends 2010-2020 in 187 Countries
RUINING YOUR TECH COMPANY? The Insta-Wife reviews Jeb Kinnison’s Death By HR
One of the most lavish hotel inauguration packages includes a private chef for your dog WaPo