Negotiation 101: How to get what you want at work, according to a hostage expert

If you’ve ever had to negotiate better work conditions or hold your own in the boardroom, you’ll know just how heated negotiations can get — and if this is new to you, allow me to set the scene. Alice and Bob are holed up in a meeting room, participating in a relentless dance of back and forth, driven by the tone of individual wishes and desires. They both have a goal in mind and they’re motivated to reach it. The problem is that neither are willing to back down, nor do they know when to walk away. You might think… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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How tech firms can drive growth — without making inequality worse

For many cities, tech hubs have been a key to jump starting economic growth in the wake of the global financial crisis. In an era of uncertainty, tech-sector growth is proving to be a driving force for nations attempting to reach into the “next economy”. In the UK, for instance, the sector is – optimistically – predicted to grow four times faster than GDP, while tech job growth is expected to outperform all other occupation categories by 2020. By traditional measures of a successful economy – jobs and wages – this is a welcome development. But there is a growing… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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The science behind why everyone is angry on Twitter on Mondays

The link between hot weather and aggressive crime is well established. But can the same be said for online aggression, such as angry tweets? And is online anger a predictor of assaults? Our study just published suggests the answer is a clear “no.” We found angry tweet counts actually increased in cooler weather. And as daily maximum temperatures rose, angry tweet counts decreased. We also found the incidence of angry tweets is highest on Mondays, and perhaps unsurprisingly, angry Twitter posts are most prevalent after big news events such as a leadership spill. This is the first study to compare… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Uber will acquire food delivery startup Postmates in $2.6 billion all-stock deal, reports say. Sources told Bloomberg and The New York Times that the all-stock deal could be announced as soon as Monday. A group of European digital advertising groups on Friday criticized Apple’s plans to require apps to seek additional permission from users before tracking them across other apps and websites. Apple last week disclosed features in its forthcoming operating system for iPhones and iPads that will require apps to show a pop-up screen before they enable a form of tracking commonly needed to show personalized… Read More

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6 tips on how to overcome the unique challenges of managing a fintech team

The fintech industry has grown immensely in the last few years, making up nearly half of all the venture capital invested in 2018. As a result of that investment and growth, regulations have been increasing, consumers are becoming dependent on fintech technologies and the fintech market, and fintech companies are maturing. But during this uncertain time, fintech companies must focus not only on establishing their name and securing funding, but also on sustaining their profitably and growth as much as possible. One key factor that determines company success above everything else is your team. I’ve found managing a fintech company… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Here’s an exclusive look at the pitch deck robot startup BotsAndUs used to raise $2.5 million

UK-based robot startup BotsAndUs has raised £2 million ($2.5 million) from VC investors Kindred Capital and Capnamic Ventures. The company secured its first institutional funding round during coronavirus amid an increase in demand and enquiries for its services. “COVID-19 has pushed autonomous tech into spotlight and it’s ready to be deployed in these dynamic areas and we can benefit from it,” BotsAndUs CEO and cofounder Andrei Danescu told Business Insider in an interview. “People have snapped out of their uncertainty with covid and realised the potential of robots which has accelerated everything.” Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Robotic automation startup BotsAndUs is hoping that the reopening of public… Read More

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