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Email Do’s and Don’ts for Lawyers

Don’t: Hit “send” when you are emotional. Tip: Ask yourself how you would feel if this message appeared on the front page of, say, the Times. If you’re comfortable with that, hit “send”. Don’t: Blindly hit “respond to all”. The circle of recipients should be as small as possible. No one appreciates receiving emails that… Continue reading Email Do’s and Don’ts for Lawyers

How Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Stimulates the Critical Thinking of Medical Students

We recently had a life-changing event at the medical school of one of our partner universities in Vienna. Dr. Peter Pollack was our guest lecturer. A small, pleasent man who became a doctor at age 59 and has since done missions in Syria, Sudan, Sierra Leone, and other war-torn regions as an emergency room physician,… Continue reading How Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Stimulates the Critical Thinking of Medical Students

Finance Professionals from EU Lack English

Banker-Engpass: “Extrem talentierte Leute mit gebrochenem Englisch” Viele Banken und Versicherungen lassen sich wegen des Brexit in Luxemburg nieder. Die Personalrekrutierer stoßen aber an ihre Grenzen, da viele fähige Kandidaten nur gebrochenes Englisch sprechen.  Repost: https://diepresse.com/home/wirtschaft/boerse/5431708/BankerEngpass_Extrem-talentierte-Leute-mit-gebrochenem-Englisch Luxemburger Bürger können schnell mit ihren Sprachkenntnissen beeindrucken, wenn sie zwischen ihrer Muttersprache, Deutsch, Französisch und Englisch wechseln. Aber Versicherer,… Continue reading Finance Professionals from EU Lack English

Overcoming Over-Testing: Why companies need to re-train staff how to think

Testing has a lot of value. It’s convenient. It’s replicable. It gives clear data on colorful charts. It seems there’s a test for everything these days, and kids – as well as adults – are focused on passing rather than the joy of learning. For many decades now, testing has been the ‘norm’ of our… Continue reading Overcoming Over-Testing: Why companies need to re-train staff how to think

Facebook recalls AI that created own language

Original Article: http://www.pcgamer.com/facebook-kills-ai-that-invented-its-own-language-because-english-was-slow/ Some wonderful things are in development because of advances made in artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies. At the same time, there is perhaps an uncomfortable fear that machines may rise up and turn against humans. Usually the scenario is brought up in a joking matter, but it was no laughing manner to… Continue reading Facebook recalls AI that created own language

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Harvard Business Review – Global Business Speaks English

World-leading experts agree that it’s increasingly important to give employees and yourself opportunities to advance in your foreign language and general communication skills. Here’s an excerpt: Adopting a global language policy is not easy, and companies invariably stumble along the way. It’s radical, and it’s almost certain to meet with staunch resistance from employees. Many… Continue reading Harvard Business Review – Global Business Speaks English

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