The country’s huge banking and financial sector needs a constant supply of smart, numerate people who know which way up to hold a balance sheet and where to place a decimal point.
“We have the Alps, we have tourism, but we have no resources. Financial services are very important and we need people who understand [...]
Why Focusing Too Narrowly in College Could Backfire
Shorter bits of advice – as the url indicates
A yearly “scorecard” that tracks the region’s economic progress shows that greater Charleston continues to outperform South Carolina and the nation in some key areas. The 2013 report released Thursday also pointed out lingering long-term challenges that need to be addressed “to maintain positive momentum,” such as transportation and education. “Charleston’s regional economy is performing [...]
The Mark Zuckerberg interview with James Bennet of The Atlantic is at http://www.theatlantic.com/events/archive/2013/09/watch-mark-zuckerberg-talk-with-i-atlantic-i-editor-in-chief-james-bennet/279787/ - the best part begins about 13 minutes into it and runs for about 3 minutes – spoiler alert: Mark may be setting us up for a third party in America – not Republican, not Democrat, but the Knowledge Economy party
The first full day of the conference is done. The day kicked off with excellent keynotes from H.E. Dr. Tawfig Alrabiah, Saudi Arabian Minister of Commerce and Industry, and from The Hon. Penny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and both speakers noted Saudi Arabia’s drive to become more of a knowledge-based economy.
Secretary Pritzker noted [...]
UAE - The National: While oil wealth may generate significant income for a state, it is essentially its people that can ensure its future and security for generations to come. Investment in human capital has been highlighted as one of the key pillars for the economic visions of many of the Arabian Gulf states. The UAE [...]
The United Nations recently convened a daylong debate among experts to examine how to promote entrepreneurship as a tool for eradicating poverty, generating wealth and improving lives. The General Assembly in New York was streamed live at http://webtv.un.org. Thom Ruhe, vice president for entrepreneurship at the Kauffman Foundation, spoke about the importance of entrepreneurship education. The [...]
Rabat, June 4, 2013 - A new World Bank-CMI-EIB and ISESCO report titled “Transforming Arab Economies: Traveling the Knowledge and Innovation Road” shows how an economy based on innovation and knowledge can help promote greater economic growth and spur competitiveness. The report, launched today in Rabat at an event organized with the Islamic Educational, Scientific and [...]
Daunting challenges lie before the Arab-speaking workforce today. Forty million jobs must be created in the next decade to employ the region, home to the highest rate of youth unemployment – not to mention that many countries are still undergoing a period of political transition. The fundamental question about job creation now is where these [...]
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