In this section we will highlight news that is of interest to us, our technologies, client industries and the world in general. We’ll tell you what we think and would welcome your feedback.

Articles of interest

If they can do this for donuts!

September 20, 2019

While transformations are never easy, if we focus on “why not” versus “why”, it is exciting to think of what we could do for our companies, products, careers and lives.

Perhaps a breakthrough on the PTSD curse

September 10, 2019

Medical researchers have discovered a blood test which may provide an early indicator of PTSD in combat troops. Just over two dozen biomarkers have been identified out of a field of one million which may hold the key to predicting who is most at risk for the disorder. A successful test could also hopefully reduce the stigma associated with mental health problems in the military.

Who stays and who goes!

September 10, 2019

In a unique application of machine learning researchers have developed a “Quitting Risk” model. The developers claim their model successfully predicted 63% of people who were “most likely” to leave their jobs. This has lots … Read more...

The cost of privacy

August 27, 2019

Despite all of the concerns about online privacy, it appears that consumers will trade their information for a good deal.

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French police fatigue

October 8, 2019

The “yellow vest” riots, low morale, pension issues and unpaid overtime are taking a heavy toll on French police officers.

800,000 suicides and counting!

September 13, 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates there are 800K suicides annually on a global basis which translates into one every 40 seconds. Perhaps more frightening is that for every suicide death, there are 20 attempted … Read more...

New survey, same sad news

September 8, 2019

A new survey by the Fairfax County, VA police confirms the stress, stigma and resistance to asking for help that officers deal with on a daily basis. As the Fairfax Chief put it, “We generally … Read more...