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Should a Global Three-Day Workweek Become the Norm?

vacayWealthy business tycoon, Carlos Slim of Mexico, recently proposed having a three-day workweek while he attended a business conference in Paraguay, as per a piece in The Washington Post. Mentioning this new concept could underscore modern realities.

Consider this: Retirement isn’t exactly going to be 50 or even 60 and it’s not unheard of to be working until 70 or more. As we live longer, we’re working harder but is harder necessarily better? Per the piece, a few charts have indicated productivity plummets when you exceed working a certain number of hires. As companies tighten their headcounts and consequently their budgets, they’re squeezing more and more out of workers and in some cases, getting less and less. Read more

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El Newsweek: Carlos Slim Said To Have Visited Struggling Mag’s Offices

newsweek-cover.jpgMexican telecom billionaire Carlos Slim visited Newsweek‘s offices Wednesday, reports Keith Kelly.

“Slim’s apparent interest in Newsweek would represent a reversal of fortune for a magazine that some watchers predicted would be difficult to sell,” Kelly wrote.

Interestingly, Newsweek editor Jon Meacham said earlier this week that he received phone calls from two billionaires interested in buying the magazine; sources told Kelly that Slim was not one of those two.

Whatever happens, it’s not a fun time to be a news weekly.