THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON THE INDEPENDENT | JAN. 29, 2021

Making America great again should not be about trade wars, blind nationalism, or creating short-term jobs in outdated industries

The symptom may be anger, but the disease is lack of opportunity

The Gamestop debacle this week has reminded us of Biden’s most important mission: to fix capitalism, and make it work for Main Street as well as Wall Street.

By doing this, he can connect with two opposing camps and become a president for all Americans: on one side he has the ‘social justice’ wing of the Democrats…


THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON ABC | MARCH 4, 21

We must not allow ethical concerns about Artificial Intelligence (AI) to distract us from the moral obligation we have to use AI to improve the lives of humanity. Rather, ethical arguments should inform the type of AI we want to see more of and the path our collective evolution should take.

AI is already saving lives — from flood prediction and cancer detection to the development of new vaccines, it is a humanitarian lifeline. …


… Enhancing Broader US Competitiveness and Re-Calibrating Role of Social Media.

THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON THE GLOBE AND MAIL | JAN. 3, 2021

Attempts by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to break up Facebook and other tech giants are misguided. Rather than treating big tech firms as an enemy to be crushed, governments should see them as allies to be worked with, leveraging the public goods they create for everyone’s benefit.

Mandates by state bodies can (while respecting private enterprise) ensure firms deliver long-term value to society — and not just short-term profits to shareholders.

In this light, a breakup of Facebook would deprive us of an indispensable tool…


THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON FOREIGN POLICY | FEBRUARY 16, 2021, 12:33 PM

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, health care services around the world were due for a digital transformation; with resources relatively scarce and diagnostics increasingly complicated, the sector needed new technology to allow doctors to provide the best possible care. The pandemic has kicked that transformation into gear. Since it began, artificial intelligence-driven diagnostics, viral spread analysis, and telemedicine have become routine. Yet the transition will need to go much further if it is to alleviate the increasing strain on health care workers and infrastructure.

The pandemic…


OPINION:THIS ARTICLE WAS FIRST PUBLISHED ON NEWSWEEK — 1/28/21 AT 5:39 PM EST > Opinion | GameStop Shows Biden Must Fix Capitalism Before It’s Too Late

The GameStop debacle this week reminded us of President Joe Biden’s most important mission: to fix capitalism and make it work for Main Street as well as Wall Street.

By doing this he can connect with two opposing camps and become a president for all Americans. On one side he has the “social justice” wing of the Democrats, and on the other the Rust Belt Donald Trump supporters. …


THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON USA TODAY ON JANUARY 29TH 2021

After the GameStop debacle this week, it’s important for Joe Biden to let capitalism and entrepreneurs thrive in America.

The Gamestop debacle this week has reminded us of Biden’s most important mission: to fix capitalism, and make it work for Main Street as well as Wall Street.

By doing this he can connect with two opposing camps and become a President for all Americans: on one side he has the “social justice” wing of the Democrats, and on the other the Rust Belt Trump supporters. Both groups — in the Black Lives Matter protests and the storming of the Capitol respectively — have shown their willingness to engage in civil disobedience, or worse.

But both groups…


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THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON TIME ON JAN. 28, 2021

There is a trust gap between Big Tech, the government and the population. Lawmakers in the U.S. and Europe are considering ways to rein in social media platforms where disinformation thrives. And ever since the Cambridge Analytica scandal, people have been waking up to how their data is used. …


A modified version of this article was published on Express on January 12th 2021

The NHS and other health services around the world have been pushed to breaking point. We need to prepare them for the twin challenges of an aging population and more pandemics and novel viruses becoming a regular occurrence.

The solution isn’t necessarily more money…

The first step is for us to admit that healthcare in some of the world’s richest countries is stuck in the 20th century and not fit to protect us from the challenges of the 21st. The next step is to commit to rolling out the digital technologies — in particular, Artificial Intelligence — that can ease the burden placed on healthcare workers, reduce costs, and most importantly, save lives.

Israel has implemented a world-leading vaccination program. It was able to…


This is a modified version of the article originally released on the London School of Economics (LSE) Public Policy School publication.

Young people are paying a high price for the efforts to control COVID-19. But, argues Sid Mohasseb (University of Southern California), their experience of the pandemic puts them in a strong position to thrive in its aftermath — if older generations enable them to do so.

There is no denying that the pandemic has hit the youngest, or ‘Generation COVID’, hard, with disruption to their education, social lives and career planning. Generation C-ers (rather than previous generations who were defined by the year of their birth) will be known by their experiences, behavior and outlook, after coming of age during the pandemic.

But when the dust settles, there is evidence that the conditions of the pandemic — like world wars, recessions and depressions in the…


Ask for the moon

A version of this article first appeared on Forbes.com

Entrepreneurship is a team sport that requires active participants at every level. People with their ever-changing desires, expectations, needs and emotions are at the center of life and commerce. Unless you produce your product by yourself, market it to yourself, and buy it to solve a problem that only you have, you need others’ participation.

Business is the byproduct of the exchange between people and companies. Every business needs customers who receive value and pay for it, investors who help finance the growth and employees who innovate and execute. …

Sid MOHASSEB

Sid Mohasseb is an Author, Venture Investor, Innovation Leader, Serial Entrepreneur, University Professor, Adviser, Board Member & Business Thought Provoker.

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