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  • About the Author: Robert D. Austin

    Robert D. Austin, who holds the chair in Management of Creativity and Innovation at Copenhagen Business School, is a coauthor of Harder Than I Thought: Adventures of a Twenty-First Century Leader…

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20 Dec. 2017 | Comments (0)
Why the Australian Defence Organization Is Recruiting Cyber Analysts on the Autism Spectrum
It seems like every week brings news of yet another major cybersecurity breach. Evidence suggests that the bad guys are getting smarter and more professional. Nowhere is the problem tougher than in national defense, where sophisticated actors, including nation states, engage in cyberwarfare. A big part of the problem: There simply aren’t enough great cyberdefense analysts to go around.

28 Feb. 2014 | Comments (0)
The Case for Hiring “Outlier” Employees
A few months ago, software giant SAP announced plans to hire 650 new employees with autism. Yes, autism—even though people on what’s known as the “autism spectrum” are often seen as unemployable. They typically have trouble interacting with others and tend to engage in repetitive behaviors.