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CoolFarm South Korea is taking off!

CoolFarm in/store was chosen from over 1.500 innovative products worldwide to participate in K-STARTUP GRAND CHALLENGE 2017, in Seoul, and to do business development with South Korean government support. The entities that directly assist on the program are: i) NIPA (National IT Industry Promotion Agency); ii) the Ministry of SME´s and Startups; and iii) CNTTech Accelerator (a global foodTech platform Service provider with over 100 Korean B2B Food Franchise customers and over 96% market sha...

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Why the Best Job May Not Be the Right Job

"I just want to find the best job I can." Have you ever said that? If so, you're not alone. Most people want to land a good job, if they don't already have one. But what is the best job for you? That question can be surprisingly difficult to answer.   The Importance of Personality   In general, society regards just a handful of professions as the "best" jobs a person can have. Doctors and lawyers are held in high regard because they tend to make...

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Five of the Most Dangerous Blue-Collar Jobs Today

There were 4,836 casualties of work-related deaths reported in the U.S. in 2015, which averages more than 13 deaths every single day. The largest percentage of these are from what are considered blue collar jobs, and 21.4% of those were in construction alone. Not including highway collisions, the principal causes were falls, being struck by an object, electrocution, and caught-in/between accidents. OSHA calls these the “Fatal Four”. Let’s look at five of the most dangerous jobs...

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What equality in tech looks like in 2017

The tech industry is often associated with startup offices packed with young men in their twenties or thirties working long hours on the next Facebook or Google.  Unfortunately, this perception is not necessarily misleading.  A PWC research reveals that only 3% of the female students would consider a career in tech as their first choice. Why? A quarter of the participants stated that the industry is too male dominated. Assuming that the chances of getting a high paying job in a male do...

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Skills Development in Africa: How Wide is the Skills Gap?

70% of Africa’s population is under the age of 25 shaping one of the largest untapped talent pools in the world.  At the same time, 75% of all university graduates in Kenya and Nigeria are likely to be unemployed for up to 5 years after graduation. What are the drivers behind these figures and why Africa is so polarized when it comes to skills development and unemployment rates?   A closer look at the African countries with the lowest and highest unemployment rates reveals...