Neurocoaching and sport, technology and solitude and other must-read stories of the week

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Adrian Monck, Head of Public Engagement and Foundations, Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum Geneva

The most important skills of tomorrow, according to five global leaders.

The secrets of successful startups from Google’s venture capital arm.

The Kenyan app challenging Uber. Safaricom hopes that Little will do for African ride-sharing what M-pesa has done for mobile money.

The strengths and weaknesses of the US as it enters the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Five trillion pieces of plastic litter the Pacific Ocean. This audacious project aims to remove them within five years.

Technology is set to change sport. Neurocoaching, blockchain, and machine medicine are coming to your favorite teams.

A smarter way to fight poverty. A “graduation approach” + constant innovation = success.

The race for quantum supremacy. Computing is heading for massive disruption.

No big bang? A new theory suggests the universe has no beginning,

The politics of EU migration. The management of external borders, asylum claims and refugee allocation all need a radical overhaul, according to a new analysis.

When robots rule the earth. The radical economist imagining what happens to us if our social systems fail to prevent lamentable outcomes.

Has technology ended our capacity for solitude? Or can we be mindful around our devices?

Ukraine is looking for brave investors. The Global Competitiveness Index shows some of the challenges. (Financial Times)

The Fourth Industrial Revolution will change how we live. Forum Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab shares his vision. (Shanghai Daily)

The world’s most dangerous countries. Coverage of the Global Competitiveness Report continues. (The Independent)

India’s gender gap threatens its economic growth. Cites Global Gender Gap Report. (Chicago Tribune)

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