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Tripti Lahiri

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How to Win the Hearts and Minds of Colleagues In Distant Time Zones

October 2, 2017 Today, over 125 years ago, US president Chester A. Arthur called a major global conference to discuss the little matter of time. The US had just ironed out the differences in its railway times—until 1883, American railways had to adhere to dozens of times calculated locally, with some cities just...

Free In-Flight Wi-Fi Means We’re Quickly Losing an Unexpected Haven for Deep Productivity

October 1, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Flights, with their stagnant air, cramped seats, turbulence, annoying seat partners and crying children, may not seem like havens of deep productivity—and yet for many people they are. Even if everyone isn’t at the level of PR guy Peter Shankman, who claimed last year to have written nearly 30,000 words...

Twitter Says It’s Holding Trump to the Same Standards as Everyone Else, But Also Not, Because He’s POTUS

September 26, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow On Saturday (Sept. 23), North Korea’s foreign minister addressed the United Nations. That prompted US president Donald Trump to put out a tweet which North Korea said was a declaration of war. Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man,...

Twitter Says It’s Holding Trump to the Same Standards as Everyone Else, But Also Not, Because He’s President

September 26, 2017 On Saturday (Sept. 23), North Korea’s foreign minister addressed the United Nations (video). That prompted US president Donald Trump to put out a tweet which North Korea said was a declaration of war. Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket...

Trump's Tech Crackdown on China Has Begun

September 14, 2017 It may not have been a surprise, but US president Donald Trump’s veto of Lattice Semiconductor’s sale of itself to US-based and China-funded private-equity firm Canyon Bridge Capital Partners likely still comes as a shock to China’s ambitions for tech acquisitions in the US. On Sept. 13, the White House...