Entries by Ron Carucci

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Robert Bilott, Author of “Exposure,” Reflects on His Fight Against Corporate Arrogance

In October 1998, a Parkersburg, West Virginia, cattle farmer named Earl Tennant noticed that his livestock was dying from a strange illness. Half of his cows and their calves had mysteriously died, and the rest had been born deformed and dead. Strangely, even buzzards wouldn’t eat the carcasses. Using his own camcorder, he carefully documented […]

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Don’t Underestimate the Experience of Doing the Right Thing

Patagonia has long been considered one of the world’s most-admired companies. Apart from their millions of dollars in annual contributions to environmental causes and land conservation, the outdoor apparel company is known for their generous benefits and employee-centric workplace. But there’s an even more important reason to respect them: In the nearly 50 years since they […]

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Let’s Make 2021 a Year for Self-Honesty

2020’s tumultuous story exhausted, terrified, and infuriated us—and broke our hearts. It also summoned us to live lives of greater truth, justice, and purpose. Now, as 2021 has unfolded, an insurrection at the capital, a pandemic that seems to be mutating and intensifying before it wanes, it may be hard to stay motivated to stick […]

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How This CEO Grew His Luxury Brand During a Pandemic

Beleaguered leaders are grasping for ways to keep their organizations focused and motivated. The workforce, feeling whiplashed like accordions—some called back to work, some staying at home—has reached an all-time level of pandemic-fatigue. With promises of a vaccine still in the distance, anxiety levels are surging along with case numbers. Fewer industries have been hit […]

Why Modern Meritocracy Is Broken

If the 2016 election felt like a polarizing set of choices for American voters, the upcoming election makes that one look almost benign. Never has America been more divided as we struggle through a pandemic, trying to put people back to work whose jobs were impacted by it and to maintain civil peace as people […]

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6 Ways to Rationally Deal with Your Rotten Boss

“He literally pitched my idea to the client as if it was his…right in front of me! I’d helped him build the presentation for weeks prior to delivering it to the client. He’s so worried about keeping his own job that he’ll stop at nothing to save his own a**, even if that means running […]

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How to Avoid Fueling Affective Polarization

Another contentious election year is upon us, and the political machines fueling mutual contempt across the aisle are heating up. On top of our political divide, the past weeks have shown us the ugliness of just how racially divided we remain as a nation. The heartbreaking events in Minneapolis last month revealed again how today’s contemptuous […]