The Aggregate: the B&F edit of the top stories from around the web 05.07.17

Editor's Choice | Wed 5 Jul | Author – Business & Finance recruiting millenials
Apps and social media are the recruitment tools of the future

B&F’s pick of the top stories from around the web, from the perfect level of charisma, the latest methods of recruitment, and Mark Zuckerberg’s imminent Hollywood takeover.


LIFE HACKS: Tony Robbins on the two things that will get you further than hard work

The croaky-voiced positivity guru Tony Robbins expounds on how to get ahead of competitors when you have less money than them. The key takeaway: it’s about understanding the needs of the consumer.

Watch the video here on Inc.


SELF DEVELOPMENT: How much charisma is too much charisma for leaders?

On Business News Daily, Chad Brooks writes about a study recently published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology  which claims the best leaders have moderate levels of charisma. Too much charm and you’re seen as lacking in operational effectiveness, but too little charisma and you aren’t seen as sufficiently strategic by colleagues.

Discover the perfect level to lead with confidence, here.


HUMAN RESOURCES: The gamification of recruitment

How do you recruit millenials? With pretty pictures, apps and online games. On Quartz, reporter Oliver Staley outlines how, “In the superheated world of technology recruiting, having a presence on Instagram has become essential for companies looking to attract workers,” and reveals “Companies are eager to connect with candidates through the technology those potential employees are most comfortable with, and are using apps and other tools to process applications and assess talent.”

Read more at Quartz.


ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY: Is Mark Zuckerberg going to put Hollywood out of business?

Over on Vanity Fair, Nick Bilton explores Facebook’s next move in content – it wants to be the new Netflix – and the likely revenue model. Spoiler alert: “you’ll pay with your privacy”.

“Rather than fixating on the sheer number of eyeballs signing up for the site, in other words, Facebook would presumably start to measure its success by how long those eyeballs stayed glued to the service,” writes Bilton.

“In recent years, Facebook has learned that the best way to get those eyeballs to stay glued to the screen is to show them videos…the news broke last week that Facebook has finally starting on its next phase in video—creating original content exclusively for Facebook.”

Read the story here.


POLITICS: How Germany managed to avoid populism

As Angela Merkel looks set to be looks set to be re-elected to a fourth term in office this autumn, Krishnadev Calamur looks at how Germany has avoided the wave of populism sweeping the western world, with comments from Peter Wittig, the German ambassador to Washington, and Ed Luce, the chief U.S. commentator at the Financial Times, from a panel discussion at the Aspen Ideas Festival, which was co-hosted by The Aspen Institute and The Atlantic.

Read more on The Atlantic.