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Micro-Franchises Offer Global Entrepreneurs a Proven Business-in-a-Box

Developing-world entrepreneurs are creating their own jobs without having to start their own companies. Instead, they are adopting proven models in education, health care and renewable energy and building badly needed distribution channels as franchisees. Micro-franchising is emerging as a resilient and more reality-based alternative to standalone startups as a way to create jobs and

Digital freelancing sites bring global youth into the gig economy

In Kenya, 40,000 youths have secured work through freelancing sites like Amazon’s MTurk and Kenyan startup KuHustle. The Kenyan government wants to boost that to a million young people by dispatching mentors and providing free wi-fi and online registration. Globally, 75 million youth ages 15 to 24 are without work; 20 million more enter the

Larry Fink tells companies to invest in their workers for the long-term — or else

The chief executive of Blackrock last year called on executives to look past their quarterly earnings toward long-term value creation. In this year’s letter to business executives, he told them how: invest in their employees’ skills and financial well-being in a changing world. In case anybody’s in doubt, that means dialing back buybacks that boost short-term

San Francisco gets its own basic income test

Speaking of Finland, San Francisco announced last week plans to pilot its own $5 million program to compare how kids develop in families that receive direct cash transfers with those that receive traditional social services (or none at all). Finland announced a plan to test such “universal basic income” last year. Cash transfers as a poverty

Pakistani emigrants back entrepreneurs back home

Pakistani emigrants back entrepreneurs back home As one of the “best hidden” frontier markets, Pakistan’s homegrown startups are starved for capital. Sarmayacar, based in London, is tapping Pakistani expatriates in Singapore, New York and other finance capitals as well. The investor network’s seed fund syndicate has raised more than $3 million and made its first deal, a

Biz and tech execs pledge to support refugees and immigrants

With Silicon Valley the epicenter of immigrant-driven wealth creation, tech titans are making up for a slow start to speak out against the president’s crackdown. Google’s Sergey Brin, who was born in Russia, showed up at Saturday’s protest at SFO. Tesla’s Elon Musk, born in South Africa, tried to play messenger to the president. Airbnb’s

Can a Robot do Your Job?

Almost half of the activities for which people are paid almost $16 trillion in wages could be automated with current technology, according to an ongoing study from McKinsey Global Institute. Whether that includes your job depends on the extent to which your tasks are predictable and repeatable and how much human interaction and judgment are