Sir Alister McIntyre passes, PM pays tribute

Sir Alister McIntyre passes, PM pays tribute

The region has lost one of its foremost academics and statesmen. Vice chancellor emeritus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Sir Alister McIntyre, 87, passed away today in Jamaica. He…

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Sir Alister McIntyre passes, PM pays tribute

The region has lost one of its foremost academics and statesmen. Vice chancellor emeritus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Sir Alister McIntyre, 87, passed away today in Jamaica. He…

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Rain delays CARIFTA Games

Rain delays CARIFTA Games

Rain has delayed the start of the second session of the 2019 CARIFTA Games at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex, Cayman Islands. The Opening Ceremony was scheduled to get underway at 5 p.m. Barbados…

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Rain delays CARIFTA Games

Rain has delayed the start of the second session of the 2019 CARIFTA Games at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex, Cayman Islands. The Opening Ceremony was scheduled to get underway at 5 p.m. Barbados…

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Lean opening session for Bajans at CARIFTA Games

Lean opening session for Bajans at CARIFTA Games

 BARBADOS endured a lean morning session when the 48th CARIFTA Games began at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex here today with perennial champions Jamaica already stamping their authority on proceedings….

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Lean opening session for Bajans at CARIFTA Games

 BARBADOS endured a lean morning session when the 48th CARIFTA Games began at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex here today with perennial champions Jamaica already stamping their authority on proceedings….

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Leaning opening session for Bajans at CARIFTA Games

Leaning opening session for Bajans at CARIFTA Games

BARBADOS endured a lean morning session when the 48th CARIFTA Games began at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex here yesterday with perennial champions Jamaica already stamping their authority on proceedings….

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Leaning opening session for Bajans at CARIFTA Games

BARBADOS endured a lean morning session when the 48th CARIFTA Games began at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex here yesterday with perennial champions Jamaica already stamping their authority on proceedings….

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No one knows how to hire, plus brand design and African tech

Editor’s Note: No one knows how to hire

Hiring is the lifeblood of the world. Few people do truly singular work; instead, nearly every facet of our civilization is built by groups of humans (and increasingly machines) working in tandem.

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That presents quite the puzzle though: if teamwork is so critical to the functioning of, well, everything, why are we so god awfully bad at building teams?

Minus a couple of high functioning teams of course, the evidence for team rot is all around us. Startups go bust when teams of two (i.e. founders) can’t make simple decisions about the future of their business. Large companies exsanguinate cash while their teams spend eons debating the minutia of a pixel in the checkout flow. At even larger scale, massive infrastructure projects like California’s HSR fail because the right people weren’t planning and building it (plus ten other issues of course).

How do we get this so wrong, so consistently?

The first reason, and the one most challenging to overcome, is that human endeavors are fundamentally built upon aspirations. A startup is a dream, no different than improving Excel’s formula editor or adding traffic signals to an intersection. Action cannot happen without aspiration, and so we tend to be far more optimistic with all facets of a plan before execution.

United Methodists Edge Toward Breakup Over LGBT Policies

There’s at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist and liberal leaders in the United Methodist Church: America’s largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-Union Pacific operational overhaul gains traction, shares rise

U.S. railroad operator Union Pacific
Corp on Thursday reported a better-than-expected
quarterly profit as price increases and cost controls offset the
impact of severe winter weather and record flooding that damaged
rails in the Midwest.

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Novartis investigating death

Novartis investigating death

Novartis AG, which this week announced positive interim trial results for its experimental gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy, on Friday said investigation is underway into whether a second trial…

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Novartis investigating death

Novartis AG, which this week announced positive interim trial results for its experimental gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy, on Friday said investigation is underway into whether a second trial…

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