Trust Digest 113 (October 5, 2015) 


Americans' trust in media at all-time low  

A new Gallup Poll shows that 40% of Americans have a great deal or fair amount of trust and confidence in the media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly    
Key Words: US, Media, Decline in Trust, Gallup Poll, News  
Trust Issues
: Security, Alignment of Interests, Capability, Predictability, Communication   
 
Merkel: VW scandal won't damage Germany's reputation   

The Volkswagen emissions scandal was a dramatic event but would not inflict lasting damage on Germany's reputation, Angela Merkel has said.  
Key Words: Angela Merkel, Germany, VW scandal, Decline in Trust, Trust Repair  
Trust Issues
: Psychological Adjustment, Relative Power, Security, Similarity, Alignment of Interests, Benevolent Concern 
   
Volkswagen scandal may cost up to $87 billion  

Volkswagen's emissions scandal could be far more painful for investors than BP's disastrous 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  
Key Words
US,  Germany, VW, Decline in Trust, Scandal, Cost
Trust Issues: Risk Tolerance, Relative Power, Similarities, Security, Alignment of Interests
 

 
China's ambitious rail projects crash into harsh realities in Latin America 

The ambitions are dizzying, some of the grandest in Latin America since thousands of laborers perished building railways through the forbidding jungles of Brazil more than a century ago.    
Key WordsChina, Railway Project, Latin America, Laborers, Brazil   
Trust IssueCapability, Risk Tolerance, Benevolent concern, Conflict of Interest, Adjustment


Gary Smith of Ciena: Build a culture on trust and respect  

"It really is all about people, and if you get that right, the other stuff will get addressed," said Gary Smith 
Key Words: Gary Smith, Ciena, Interview, Trust, Respect, Building, Trust  
Trust Issue: Psychological Adjustment, Similarity, Capability, Alignment of Interests, Situational Adjustment, Predictability

  

Growth in the 'Gig Economy' fuels workforce anxieties

Sara Horowitz, executive director of the Freelancers Union, says it's no longer clear who has relevant skills in the workplace

Key Words: Freelancers, Trust Issue, Uber, Gallup Poll

Trust Issue: Security, Similarities, Capability, Predictability and Integrity, Communication


Everybody is suddenly copying Microsoft

In 2012, when Microsoft first introduced the Surface Pro, it became an industry punch line. 

Key Words: Microsoft, Apple, Surface Pro, Pixel C, iPad Pro

Trust Issues: Conflict of Interest, Psychological Adjustment, Alignment of Interests


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