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Adrian Monck
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How to rise to CEO. A LinkedIn study shows what helps to get to the top.

Winning the fight against inequality. Japan’s surprising economic successes.

India could end poverty -- if it changes policies in two areas.

It already has its first smart village. Microsoft helps with an idea of Gandhi’s.

Cities and states pursue their own foreign policy. Paradiplomacy can break gridlock and project power.

How a country does a digital makeover. Italy’s initiatives prove fruitful.

Mental health, your potential, and new brain technologies. Understand your brain now and in the future.

“Women’s brains don’t work like that”. Neuroscience debunks common myths.

Your brain can be rewired. The Fourth Industrial Revolution offers new opportunities and threats.

Playing is better than studying. How to help your child’s brain to develop.

Wealth may make you selfish and anti-social. Laboratory research explains why.

It’s better to be employed than rich. The key to mental health and happiness.

China’s unique digital media. “Content entrepreneurs” and “WeMedia” take advantage of new mobile platforms.

Inequality has fallen since the financial crisis. World Bank data is myth-breaking.

Democracy doesn’t help economic growth. The form of government has little bearing on prosperity.

How we gain and lose influence. Power contains the seeds of its own destruction.

The Amazon needs the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Technology can save the rainforest. (Financial Times)

Public-private partnerships can build nations’ brands. A Forum leadership expert explains how. (Knowledge@Wharton)

Continuous skills training would close the employment gap. Cites Forum executive chairman Klaus Schwab’s analysis. (Toronto Star)

Cybercrime will cost the world economy $445 billion this year. The data is from the Global Risks Report. (CNBC)

The skills gap is stranding South African businesses. More coverage of the Global Competitiveness Report. (Bloomberg)

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