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Last-minute Brexit deal

There’s no uniform “European way of life” either. The remarks of the incoming European Commission president might be wishful thinking. Survey data shows a range of views across the continent—covering everything from welfare, immigrants, LGBT rights, and even democracy.

Even Europeans don’t agree on what the “European way of life” is

Collecting data for this piece led to some real surprises for me, including when I learned that 45% of Lithuanians disagreed or strongly disagreed with the statement "Gay men and lesbians should be free to live their own life as they wish." That seems to contradict the belief of the incoming EU Commission

Collecting data for this piece led to some real surprises for me, including when I learned that 45% of Lithuanians disagreed or strongly disagreed with the statement "Gay men and lesbians should be free to live their own life as they wish." That seems to contradict the belief of the incoming EU Commission that there is a "shared European way of life" to protect. If so, what is it?

What comes after the iPhone?

Can Apple do it again? The iPhone turned Apple from a successful computer company into the world’s most profitable consumer electronics operation. But as this Quartz member exclusive shows, its success could also spell Apple’s undoing.

Can Apple do it again?

Apple is at crossroads. It revolutionized the way we communicate with the iPhone nearly 13 years ago, but its longtime cash cow has started to waver. Apple has a host of new bets in the works, some that could also change the world as the iPhone did. But will any of them actually be able to do it?

Apple is currently a perfect example of a business case where a company which itself creates a high bar that it become de facto standard and is now at crossroads as it hasn't been able to repeat its same success.

Consumers are looking for beyond mobile phone for sure. Hence very interesting to watch

Apple is currently a perfect example of a business case where a company which itself creates a high bar that it become de facto standard and is now at crossroads as it hasn't been able to repeat its same success.

Consumers are looking for beyond mobile phone for sure. Hence very interesting to watch as to how they would turn it around by either building a full ecosystem of products/services or new revolutionary ideas.

I don't think apple will be able to come up with a product as influential as the Iphone was to its quarterly revenue. The focus should really be on the apple ecosystem (apple pay, music, tv...etc). This would mean selling the iphone at an even cheaper price to allow users to embrace apple services. This

I don't think apple will be able to come up with a product as influential as the Iphone was to its quarterly revenue. The focus should really be on the apple ecosystem (apple pay, music, tv...etc). This would mean selling the iphone at an even cheaper price to allow users to embrace apple services. This is the most sensible strategy in the near term while they work on the next big thing which may not be big after all.

I see hope that Apple will soon re-imagine the mobile device again. Consumers are craving a new way, simpler method of connecting and communicating. Stagnant iPhone growth shows that we’ve hit a wall of all the doo dads and new wrappers that simply boost the current experience. But I see a glimmer of

I see hope that Apple will soon re-imagine the mobile device again. Consumers are craving a new way, simpler method of connecting and communicating. Stagnant iPhone growth shows that we’ve hit a wall of all the doo dads and new wrappers that simply boost the current experience. But I see a glimmer of change with Apple’s introduction of screen time, grayscale, health monitoring, which potentially forecasts the company’s testing of a new experience that combats the addictive tech dependencies and negative impacts of its tentpole product. Holding out hope for a re-imagining as Apple approaches an anniversary year :)

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Google spells out its future

Google wants to be more sustainable, but... The tech giant debuted several new devices at its hardware event today, few of which seem very recyclable.

Google wants to be more sustainable—nevermind all the new products it announced

The main thrust of Google's new product event today was to raise awareness to the way it and other manufacturers produce devices for mass consumption. It's making products from recycled plastic, and wants to offset emission costs from its partners. At the same time, it introduced a whole bunch of new

The main thrust of Google's new product event today was to raise awareness to the way it and other manufacturers produce devices for mass consumption. It's making products from recycled plastic, and wants to offset emission costs from its partners. At the same time, it introduced a whole bunch of new devices, many of which don't seem particularly repairable or that different than what's come before. How do you square that circle?

The best tech news I've heard today: "Much like Amazon's newest Echo products, users can ask Google Assistant on the hub to turn off wifi access to specific devices connected to the network, meaning parents can wield a new level of tyranny over unruly kids and their connected devices."

Including recycled materials in device design is all well and good, but real sustainability will mean creating repairable, upgradable gadgets. Project Ara's modular smartphone always seemed like a bit of a pipe dream, and its death in 2016 wasn't a huge surprise. But long-term, could Google resurrect a similar concept?

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Quartz at work

There are many paths to a dream career. Like studying salamanders in isolation, for example. The solitude of science helped podcast host Arielle Duhaime-Ross come to an important professional realization.

To find your dream career, try studying salamanders in isolation

This story resonates for me. Started my career as a Natural Resource scientist and manager. Mid-career pivot to leadership development coach. Turns out there are a lot of social skills one develops when promoting policy and management with multiple stakeholders.

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Pro-impeachment billionaire Tom Steyer makes late entry into Democratic race

Pro-impeachment billionaire Tom Steyer makes late entry into Democratic race

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From Our Members

  • With this much attention paid to the race and an inexhaustible number of outlets on earned and social media, money is not going to be that much of a differentiating factor. Sure, you need enough of it to fund your campaign and be legit but Sanders or Warren or Biden or Harris are not going to have trouble

    With this much attention paid to the race and an inexhaustible number of outlets on earned and social media, money is not going to be that much of a differentiating factor. Sure, you need enough of it to fund your campaign and be legit but Sanders or Warren or Biden or Harris are not going to have trouble reaching voters no matter what Steyer spends. And without money as the key factor, hard to see how this adds up for Steyer.

  • An outsider businessman who's just interested in draining the swamp? What could possibly go wrong!

  • So, he’s spent a fortune trying to impeach Trump, which has been a stunning success. Now he is perusing plan B: Spending a fortune to beat Trump in a general election. Which will also surely be a similar stunning success. If that’s not total consistency in method, it is consistency in purpose.

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    So, he’s spent a fortune trying to impeach Trump, which has been a stunning success. Now he is perusing plan B: Spending a fortune to beat Trump in a general election. Which will also surely be a similar stunning success. If that’s not total consistency in method, it is consistency in purpose.

    Hedge fund managers and Democratic Socialists in the same primary race? Sure, why not? It’s not exactly a product of the golden age of entertainment, but should be interesting - at least in theory.

    However, for those who have already drawn the analogy between Steyer and Trump, there is one big difference between Steyer now and candidate Trump four years ago: Trump already had an enormous public profile before he seriously ran, and near three decades of it at that. Steyer, personal fortune aside, does not embark with nearly such a unique advantage.

  • “Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer”

    Key words are “environmental activist”... I hope he stirs the pot and puts the environment on the forefront of every topic, from the economy, international relations, science, energy, infrastructure, education, conservation and healthcare.

    Perhaps it

    “Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer”

    Key words are “environmental activist”... I hope he stirs the pot and puts the environment on the forefront of every topic, from the economy, international relations, science, energy, infrastructure, education, conservation and healthcare.

    Perhaps it will wake up the rest of the Democratic front runners that this issue affects us all.

  • Go for it everyone else is.

  • Ego is an amazing motivator.

  • Give the $100M to charity, a far more worth cause....

  • True it’s an outside businessman wanting to make changes, but he stands for climate change. If we don’t get that solved, as early as the 2032 election won’t even matter. There won’t be anyone left to vote...

  • Every four years wanna come out of the woodwork to run for president, before and after never hear from those one-hit wonders ever again. Example is Ross Perot.

  • That video is top notch.