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The Top Toys from the Year You Were Born

Leading Blog

Jacob Osborn and Peter Richman put together a list of the top holiday toys in the U.S. through the years over on Stacker. Toy shopping has transformed over the past 100 years due to advancements in the products or the marketplace.

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5 Steps To Develop A Learning Culture At Work

The Horizons Tracker

Creating such a culture of learning is something Shelley Osborne, Vice President of Learning at Udemy suggests needs five steps to be undertaken in her latest book The Upskilling Imperative. It’s only in such cultures that the kind of candid feedback that is such a crucial part of learning can be achieved.

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How And When Automation May Affect Long-Haul Trucking

The Horizons Tracker

In Oxford’s Michael Osborne and Carl Benedikt Frey’s hugely influential 2013 paper looking at the likelihood of automation for various professions, truck driving was one of the professions that were projected to be automated in double-quick time. At risk (kind of).

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Invaluable perspectives on the brainstorming process

First Friday Book Synopsis

Alex Osborn (1888-1966) was founding partner of one of the most highly regarded advertising agencies, BBDO, and is credited with introducing the brainstorming process in his book, Applied Imagination: Principles and Procedures of Creative Problem-Solving, published in 1957. He recommended four “rules”: o Generate […].

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What Impact Might Automation Have On The Diversity In Public Service?

The Horizons Tracker

The researchers leaned heavily on the work done by Oxford’s Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael Osborne that estimated the risk of various jobs to automation. These are both areas that Frey and Osborne suggest are at high risk of automation. Deciding to automate.

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Why The Robots Might Not Be Taking Our Jobs After All

The Horizons Tracker

The paper takes particular aim at the famous Frey & Osborne paper that has spawned so many of the dire predictions, both in terms of the methodology used when making the predictions, and the evidence to date in the six years since the research was published. Exaggerated expectations.

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How Tax Policy Encourages Firms To Invest In New Technology

The Horizons Tracker

While the flurry of stories on the topic seems to have accelerated in recent years, especially since Frey and Osborne’s notorious 2013 study of the topic, the evidence to date is that robots generally haven’t been “taking our jobs” at all.